Friday Roundup: What’s Summer Without a Waterpod, Cheese Festival, and Beer Week?

If you haven’t yet, pay a visit to the 3,000-square-foot Waterpod—a bit of a hippie sustainable art project—which will be docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park August 14-17. [NYT]

Beer and cheese enthusiasts should set aside August 23 for the 13th annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, where chèvre will be paired with Pilsner-style beer and semi-firm cheddar will partner with India Pale Ale. Take Amtrak to Rutland. [AMNY]

While we’re on the subject, DC Beer Week begins August 16-21 with participants from 12 breweries and 25 restaurants—mark your calendar for Big Hunt’s Sausage, Cheese and Beerliciousness. [Washingtonian]

Manhattan’s beloved music venue Knitting Factory announced this week that it will move the 22-year-old establishment to a smaller space in Williamsburg, where it will reopen on September 9. [NYT]

New organic grocery store Fresh Fanatic is set to open in Fort Greene on August 18, supposedly with better prices than Whole Foods. [ClintonHillBlog]

The fellows behind are throwing their last summer BBQ in Williamsburg on Sunday, August 23 at Huckleberry Bar; expect free food, free Maker’s Mark milkshakes, free prizes—all you have to do is listen to their music. [FIC]

Photo: Courtesy of JglSong and Vermont Butter and Cheese Company