What to do in Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

June 25, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Park may be getting even more popular this summer — there’s a robust schedule of free events.

Here’s a handy list of all of them via the BBP Conservancy:



Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Parties presented by BRIC

Sponsored by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Thursdays, 7:00 pm, Pier 1

Sweeping views, great lawn, dance lessons, beer gardens, bike valet… and it’s free! Three spring evenings feature some of the coolest dance bands on the planet, the funkiest DJs under the stars, and the greatest view in the world on Pier 1!

Join us as we celebrate 15 Season of our movie series on Thursdays this summer! Shorts curated by BAMcinematek, DJs from Brooklyn Radio kick off the evening, and bike valet is provided by Transportation Alternatives.

July 10 – Duck Soup (G)

July 17 – Sharknado

July 24 – Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)

July 31 – Beetlejuice (PG)

August 7 – Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (PG)

August 14 – Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (R)

August 21 – The Birds (PG)

August 28 – Public Vote!

Books Beneath the Bridge

Mondays, July 8 – August 12, 7:00 pm, Granite Prospect

Second annual outdoor literature series curated by six local, independent bookstores.

July 7 – Freebird

July 14 – Greenlight Bookstore

July 21 – Powerhouse Arena

July 28 – Community Bookstore Park Slope

August 4 – Word Bookstore

August 11 – Bookcourt


Pier 1

A kiosk in a village square. What could be more ordinary? Join France’s Barolosolo Cirkus Company for an anything but ordinary New York premier of íle O, and watch as this intrepid team creates a delightful mash-up of modern physical theater around their kiosk-pool moving from comic to absurd in a universe filled with aquatic poetry and music. Presented in association with SummerStage. Kids presented by Disney.

Met Opera

Wednesday, June 25, 7:00 pm

Pier 1

This summer recital features three rising Met stars: soprano Amber Wagner, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, and tenor Russell Thomas, joined by pianist Dan Saunders.

Hindu Lamp Ceremony

Saturday, August 2, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Main Street

Help Aeilushi Mistry bring peace and harmony to our shoreline as she performs the traditional Hindu Aarti ceremony at the park! Presented with Brooklyn Arts Council.

Jazzmobile: Arturo O’Farrill

Monday, August 18, 7:00 pm

Pier 1

Join us for a performance by Latin Jazz artist, Arturo O’Farrill who brings swinging rhythms to the park!

Battle Of Brooklyn Reenactment

Saturday, August 23, 12:00 pm

Main Street

Join reenactors from Glover’s Marblehead Regiment to learn how sailors saved George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.

Kite Festival

Saturday, September 13, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pier 1

Watch your kite soar above the Manhattan skyline! Kites will be available for purchase or you can bring your own.


September 18 – 21 & 25 – 28
Dumbo Arts Festival

September 21 – 28

Get Active on the Brand New Pier 2 Courts!
5 acres dedicated to active recreation, Enjoy basketball, bocce, shuffleboard and handball courts, a roller/inline skating rink, swings, fitness equipment, picnic tables and half an acre of play turf. Restrooms, skate and equipment rentals, lockers, water fountains and bike racks are also available on site. Take part in fitness classes, leagues, and free play.

Free Skate

Mondays & Fridays, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pier 2

Cruise around the new Pier 2 roller/inline skating rink with Free Skate (kid approved) sessions during select hours each week.


June 7 – August 30

Saturdays, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thursdays, 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Pier 2 Dock

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.

Family Field Days

July 26 and August 23, 10:00 am – 1:00pm

Various locations

Come play games of all shapes and sizes from volleyball, basketball, and soccer clinics to potato sack and relay races with celebrations on each of the park’s active piers.

Pop-Up Pool

Daily, now through Labor Day

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Pier 2 Uplands

Take in the sunshine and cool waters at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30’x50’ pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade. Swim lessons are available.

Pier 5 Fields

Check website for dates

Three turf fields invite soccer, flag football, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, and ultimate frisbee players alike to play games looking out at the skyline. Check the website for open play time.

Conservancy Soccer Leagues: Get in the game. Coed and men’s adult soccer leagues play Wednesdays in spring, summer, and fall. Saturday morning youth leagues in spring and fall. Sign up for leagues at

Pier 6 Volleyball

Check website for dates

Walk-up Play: Bring your own volleyball.

League Play: Join a team for organized play on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and join in weekend tournaments.

Reserved Play: A limited number of courts can be reserved for an hour by individuals online at

Public Clinics: Brush up your game with free instruction for children, teens, and adults.

Bike NY Pedal Stops

Select Sundays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pier 1

Stop by the free rider assistance and information station where you can get a drink of water and healthy snack, then pick up safety instructions, bike maps, and route suggestions.


All Classes Are One Hour.

Senior Fitness with Dodge YMCA

Mondays, May 5 – June 30, 10:00 am

Pier 6

Outdoor Strength wth Brooklyn Strength

Mondays, June 9 – August 25, 7:00 pm

Pier 6

Sunset Pilates with Body In Balance

Wednesdays, June 18 – September 24, 7:00 pm

Pier 5

Pilates with The Fitness Guru

Tuesdays, June 24 – September 9, 7:00 pm

Empire Fulton Ferry

Early Morning Yoga With Dodge YMCA

Mondays, June 30 – August 18, 7:30 am

Pier 6

Zumba with Dodge YMCA

Sundays, July 6 – August 17, 4:00 pm

Pier 2

Hip Hop Aerobics with Dodge YMCA

Fridays, July 11 – August 22, 7:00 pm

Pier 2

Crossfit with Dumbo Crossfit

Sundays, July 13 – August 3, 2:30 pm

Pier 2


Wednesday Night Tours

Wednesdays, May 7 – Oct 8, 6:30pm


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