Bushwick arts venue Goodbye Blue Monday needs your help
Help Goodbye Blue Monday make improvements by donating to its Indiegogo campaign, ending Mar 25.
Wed Feb 20 2013
Photograph: Julia Gartland
Despite—or perhaps because of—Brooklyn's rise to cultural prominence, a number of the borough's long-running arts venues, including Zebulon and Southpaw, shuttered in 2012. We're hoping that quirky Bushwick space Goodbye Blue Monday won't be another casualty: The venue recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to help cover the costs of necessary improvements, including a new air-conditioning and heating system, an additional bathroom and a revamped storefront.
The spot, which opened in 2005, has distinguished itself from many of the city's other performance spaces by allowing pretty much anyone to play on its stage; per a statement by Steve Trimboli, who founded Goodbye Blue Monday, "We book anyone brave enough to ascend the stage, something that doesn't happen in many venues in New York City anymore." So if you want to help support the space—and events like Bushwick Book Club, which has long operated out of GBM—kick a few bucks over to the campaign. It ends March 25, and features cool perks like a Goodbye Blue Monday T-shirt, a copy of Bushwick Book Club's first album and more (h/t to Brokelyn for the heads-up).