Outdoor Dance Party Returns to Gowanus for 'One More Summer'

By Leslie Albrecht on April 24, 2013 8:07am 

GOWANUS — An outdoor dance party whose future is threatened by new development is returning to the banks of the Gowanus Canal on May 12 for "one more summer," organizers announced Tuesday.

The weekly party, called Mister Sunday, features DJs spinning tunes in an empty lot on Carroll Street while guests dance beneath a sparkling disco ball hung from trees. Dancers can sip sangria and chow down on tacos from the award-winning food truck Country Boys. Admission is $10 and the festivities get started at 5 p.m.

Though it's perched on the heavily polluted Gowanus Canal, the al fresco dance event has become a draw for its "club music without the club" vibe. Its days are numbered because of plans to build a 700-unit residential development on the site. The city approved the development in March and construction is expected to begin later this year.

Mister Sunday organizers could not be reached immediately for comment on Tuesday.

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