To Sit Awhile
June 24 @ 7:00 am - June 29 @ 11:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
One Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, find the figure of playwright, journalist and activist Lorraine Hansberry surrounded by five bronze life-size chairs in a variety of styles – an invitation to the public to sit with her and think. By Alison Saar, the creator of Swing Low, The Harriet Tubman Memorial in Harlem.
Join hosts Mahogany Browne and Jive Poetic for a Poetry Slam: Celebrating Hansberry on June 29, after which the sculpture embarks on a national tour.
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 alone (as long…More info
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…More info
Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for 2-hr basketball clinics led by KING Hoops, NYC’s premier youth basketball organization. Learn basketball basics as head coaches lead participants through drills and games.
Recommended for ages 7-17. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Every Tuesday through August 30.
Advanced online registration and waivers required, although…More info
Enjoy the intrigue and drama of William Shakespeare’s 1611 romantic adventure Cymbeline, performed outdoors by seven energetic actors.
The audience moves along with the actors during the performance—once for each scene change. Picnics and/chairs blankets welcome.More info
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.More info