Even though the streets are covered with icy slush right now, soon enough we'll all be sweating again in the giant empty cement pool at McCarren. There's a group that wants to make sure we are able to enjoy the pool events for years to come, and they've started Pool-Aid.

Their website states:

"Poolaid is a place where lovers of McCarren Pool can come together to get information about the pool and take action to keep the pool in the hands of the community.

Poolaid is a group of people who live in Greenpoint and Williamsburg and think that paying $52 for a concert in a public park is ridiculous. So we got together and thought about how to make sure that our pool could be put to uses that would most benefit our community.

We want to see everyone in the neighborhood attending events at the pool, not just hipsters. We want any money that is raised by events at the pool go to a fund that will eventually restore our pool. We want corporate interests out and community interests in. We want you to realize that it is your pool too, and that you deserve to have a voice in what happens."

Well, there are the free Sunday shows at McCarren Park Pool, we're pretty sure those outnumbered the paid shows last summer. The site also a news section with up to date info on the pool, and a video release party for their "We are the Pool" video (seriously) at Union Pool at February 27th (7pm). We just hope they can do something about those beer lines.