Photo of McCarren by Ryan Muir, photo of East River State Park by mizstacie.

Last year as the the McCarren Park Pool parties were coming to an end forever (not forever), we talked to JellyNYC organizer Sarah Hooper about where they might revive their series this summer. At the time she told us that they were working closely with the Open Space Alliance, Parks Department and Marty Markowitz’s office to find a new space, but no matter what, the show will remain free and they'll always have a Slip n' Slide. Well, it's all happening people.

Yesterday Greenpoint News reported that all parties involved have teamed up with the State to arrange a deal allowing them to use the East River State Park, located on North 8th and 9th Streets and Kent Avenue (map). Today the NY Times is confirming that the 6,000 capacity outdoor space (similar in size to McCarren Pool) will become a venue for the concerts by this summer, and may even house some classical and opera shows. The office of State Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol confirmed, and the OSA stated, “This is the continuation of McCarren Park Pool. It’s different, but it has its own exquisite beauty, with the waterfront and the skyline of Manhattan.”