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Brass Bands Festival

Brass Bands Festival

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park
John Street & Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly


Enjoy both roving and stationary live musical sets by a diverse and energetic range of NYC’s brass band community. Experience the performance in an interactive and self-guided way throughout the afternoon, as New Orleans’ second-line style processionals welcome the public across multiple lawns and plazas.

See our guide to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Family Movie Matinees at Time Out Market

See favorite family films on the fifth floor or Time Out Market New York, with materials for a fun arts and crafts activity (coloring, watercolors) during the screening.

Also get complimentary access to the nearby Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Use the tickets towards the purchase of a meal at any…

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Open Hours at Environmental Education Center

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with monthly educational themes, a 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more. Drop-in hours three afternoons a week offer the opportunity for self-led investigation with guidance by expert educators to…

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DanceAfrica Family Workshop

DanceAfrica featured company Farafina Kan invites caregivers and children to explore the fundamentals of West African dance movement and music in a fun-filled, hands-on workshop.

All ages. Part of DanceAfrica Festival.

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Brooklyn Bidge Park Kayaking

Starts June 1.

Glide along the East River on kayaks from the volunteer-run Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse (Pier 4 Beach). All levels welcome. Advanced registration required.

Kids under 14 must ride in a double kayak with an adult except on Sundays from 12 pm to 2:30 pm when kids age 7 or older can paddle…

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Playgrounds

This expansive park has great attractions and a gorgeous only-in-NYC view. Explore refurbished piers, most of which host playgrounds (our favorites are at Pier 6 including giant Slide Mountain, Sandbox Village, Swing Valley and the splashy Water Lab). Play in the sand and admire tide pools at Pier 4 Beach (no swimming/wading).

Find a variety of yummy concessions throughout the park and restrooms at Piers 2,5 & 6. 

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