Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Announces
Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival
Saturday, May 5, 2018
12:00 – 2:30 pm
Kickoff Event of 2018 Spring and Summer Programming Season
Featuring Over 500 Free and Low Cost Events in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park
BROOKLYN, NY — The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) is proud to announce the kickoff event of the 2018 Spring and Summer programming season with the inaugural “Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival” on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This FREE family-friendly event on Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park offers all ages the opportunity to watch their kites soar above the Manhattan skyline and enjoy special activities exploring the science of flight. The event will emphasize S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) concepts and outdoor adventures. The Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn will be open for anyone to bring their own kites to fly. New kites will also be sold at the event. Live DJs playing music, stilt walkers, jugglers, and a large-scale bubble show featuring giant bubbles large enough to put kids inside of make for a fun filled afternoon.
“Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival” is the first of over 500 free and low-cost events that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy presents every season to park-goers. The Conservancy offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of free cultural, educational, and recreational events, as well as opportunities to volunteer and support this world-class waterfront park.
“Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival is an opportunity for visitors to experience the park in a completely new way. Between kayaking and fitness classes, our programming regularly covers land and sea; but at this kite festival, we want visitors to look above and take to the sky,” said Nancy Webster, Executive Director for Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. “We are thrilled that this unique experience opens up our 2018 programming season in the park.”