Mister Sunday at Gowanus Grove on July 15, 2012 (SLIDE SHOW)

Mister Sunday nears the Mister 100 milestone at Gowanus Grove.

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  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Eddie, 34; attorney; Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
    “I don’t think there are many parties like this around here. It’s mostly small venues like bars and clubs, but none of them are outdoors. The music is good, and the beer is pretty cheap.”

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Camille, 24; student; Prospect Park, Brooklyn; left
    “Mister Sunday seems to be just halfway between a music festival and a private garden party because of the casual arrangement of the space and the fact that there are many different people gathered. Even families and kids!”

    Marshall, 28; video producer; Williamsburg, Brooklyn; right
    “I’ve been coming for years. Eamon and Justin are very sweet gentlemen. This is the only party that I’d come to on a Sunday afternoon; it’s very difficult for me to sacrifice sitting on my couch on a Sunday. The drinks are affordable and the people are nice, plus Justin and Eamon found [all the staff members], so it’s got a very family feel.”

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Nicholas Greene, 31; filmmaker; Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
    I enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and the fact that, if you’re not prancing around on the dance floor, you can chill with a beer and talk to people. It feels like some kind of undiscovered backyard space that if you try to search for in a week or two, you’d never find again, which I kind of like. It feels temporary and it feels a bit spontaneous. Generally, I think if you bring a child to the event, it makes it seem a little less pretentious; it brings everybody down in a good way.”

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Josh Board, 26; teacher-MC Crown Heights, Brooklyn
    “I’m here every week trying to help out and just have a good time. [Harkin and Carter] have been killing it all summer, and I haven’t missed one event. What’s great about Mister Sunday is you can dance, and there’s still space to just chill—it’s not a cramped space; you’re not elbowing other people. Once those lights go on and that disco ball comes down, you’re having a great time.”


  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

Photograph: Filip Wolak


Can’twait for Mister Sunday’s upcoming milestone, Mister 100, happening on Sunday, July 29 at Gowanus Grove? Apparently a lot of other people couldn’t either; July 15’s edition (which, by our calculations, was Mister 98) was another packed affair. And why shouldn’t it have been? After all, partying to fun music in the great outdoors is nevr a bad idea. Creators Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter have fostered a shindig that’s the epitome of chill, with an open barbecue, picnic tables and—perhaps most importantly—a busy bar serving grain and grape. Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys, the day’s guest DJ, spun a great mix of four-to-the-floor material. Best of all, Mister Sunday goes down every weekend all summer long. Can’t find a sitter? Bring the kiddies. Heck, bring the dog—everyone’s welcome.

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