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Top 10 Culturally Captivating Experiences


  1. Books Beneath the Bridge
  2. Book a trip to the park for Books Beneath the Bridge, an annual reading series curated by local indie bookshops and featuring Q&As and signings with authors.
    ©Julienne Schaer

  3. Waterfront History Signage
  4. Take a stroll through history with Brooklyn Waterfront History signage, which highlights the park’s past, as well as fun facts about its ecology and sustainability.
    ©Taylor Miller

  5. Jazzmobile
  6. Count on a smooth ride with Jazzmobile: a free performance by Arturo O’Farrill - musician, educator and founder/Artistic Director of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.
    ©Etienne Frossard

  7. Syfy Movies With a View
  8. Lights, camera, panoramic satisfaction! Enjoy one of your favorite flicks, while basking in the glow of downtown Manhattan’s city lights.
    ©Etienne Frossard

  9. Danh Vo “We the People”
  10. Declare your artistic independence with Danh Vo’s We The People, an installation that reproduces sections of the Statue of Liberty using original materials and techniques.
    ©James Ewing

  11. The Fence
  12. Stroll along the greenway and enjoy the 1,000 foot photographic installation that stretches from Empire Fulton Ferry in Dumbo to Pier 5.
    ©Julienne Schaer

  13. John Street Pasture
  14. Visit this temporary living earthwork that celebrates greenspace, agriculture and the transitional nature of urban land.
    ©Etienne Frossard

  15. Wednesday Night Tours
  16. Go for a walk in the park with our tour guides and discover the rich history, architecture and nature of this public space.
    ©Julienne Schaer

  17. Shakespeare at Sunset
  18. To enjoy outdoor theatre or not to enjoy outdoor theatre? That’s a silly question! Up your culture quotient on the waterfront with free performances of the Bard’s Greatest Hits.
    ©Alexa Hoyer

  19. Photoville
  20. Explore this this one-of-a-kind photo installation which features photos by award-winning professionals, notable photojournalists and amateur photographers. Immersion and interactivity are at the heart of what makes Photoville such a popular event.
    ©Julienne Schaer
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