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COVID-19 Fitness FAQs

  • What safety protocols are being implemented at your events?

      Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is thrilled to be able to offer virtual and in-person programs. Maintaining safety is our number one priority and we are following state, city, and CDC guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.

      For the well-being of our community, we ask that anyone who exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19 or has recently come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 please stay home. To further ensure the well-being of our program participants, staff, partners, and volunteers, program procedures will now include the following requirements:

      1. All participants and staff must wear masks over their nose and mouth.
      2. All participants and staff will maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from one another.
      3. All participants must read and complete our updated waiver.
      4. Combined program participation and staffing will be limited to 50 people (after Labor Day).
      5. Shared materials will be limited as much as possible. Any materials that are shared will be sanitized between each use.
      6. Hand sanitizer will be provided on-site.
      7. Staff are expected to wash hands regularly and self-monitor and report any symptoms. Staff are required to stay home if they have any symptoms or have recently come into contact with someone with symptoms.
  • What is the capacity for fitness classes?

      We are limiting capacity to 50 participants, including on-site staff.

  • Do I have to wear a mask while working out?

      Yes. The safety of our staff, partners, and program participants is our number one priority. The Park is requesting all visitors practice good social distancing and wear a face covering while in the Park. In accordance with current NYC guidelines, during public programs we ask all participants and staff to wear face coverings, and maintain proper social distance.

  • Do I need to register for in-person fitness classes?

      Yes, we require advanced registration. Registration involves two steps — once you complete registration (found on each event page), you will be sent a confirmation email with a link to an online waiver which must be completed before you can participate in our fitness programming. Individuals who have not completed a waiver will not be permitted to join.

  • Do you provide mats?

      Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, we are not providing mats on-site for renting. Please bring your own.

  • Do you take walk ups?

      Yes, walk ups will be accommodated on-site if there are still spaces left or if there are no-shows.

  • How many spots can I reserve?

      Individuals may only register for one spot per class. Those who book multiple spots for one class will have their excess reservations removed.

  • Is there an age limit to participate?

      There is no age limit to participate, but children and teens under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Permit FAQs

  • When do I need a permit?

      Generally, permits are required if you want to: bring a group larger than 20 people into the Park; have a wedding ceremony; film of photograph for professional/commercial purposes; or, have dedicated access to a sports field/court. This list is not exclusive or exhaustive.

      Please review the Permits section for more information on when a permit is needed and how to apply for one. Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be granted a permit. Your application is not approved until you have received a permit from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Applications may take up to 21 days to process after they have been submitted.

  • Do I need a permit to take photos?

      It depends on the photoshoot. Permits are required for commercial photo shoots, or groups larger than 20. Learn more about the permitting process on the permits page.

  • Can I get a permit for or reserve picnic tables or grilling areas?

      No, picnic tables and grilling areas are on a first come, first serve basis. When the grilling area is busy, we ask that grills are only used for one hour at a time.

  • Can I have my wedding in Brooklyn Bridge Park?

      Yes, permit applications for wedding ceremonies are available. Wedding ceremonies can be held on the on the Pier 1 Granite Prospect, on the Empire Fulton Ferry boardwalk and at the Main Street pebble beach only. Permits are required. Please see our Permits section of the website for more information.

Movies With A View FAQs

  • What is playing this summer?

      Planning for the 2023 Movies With A View series is currently underway. Stay tuned as announcements are made in the late spring to early summer – subscribe to our email list to be the first to know!

  • Is registration required to attend?

      All MWAV nights will be open to the public, first come, first served – no advanced registration is required. We recommend arriving early to claim your spot on the lawn when doors open at 6pm.

  • Is Movies With A View free?

      Yes, Movies With a View is free. If you would like to support the Conservancy’s work providing New Yorkers with hundreds of free and low cost events and activities like Movies With A View, consider making a donation here.

  • When should I come?

      Food and music start at 5:00 PM on the Pier 1 Promenade, the lawn opens at 6:00 PM, and movies begin at sundown (around 8:30pm). We recommend arriving early to move through bag check, stake out a good spot, and take in the spectacular skyline!

  • Where is Movies With A View located?

      At Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn. Entrances are at the top of the lawn and along Pier 1 Promenade. Visit here for directions

  • Can I bring my own food?

      Of course. Feel free to bring in your own food, but outside alcohol and glass is still prohibited on the lawn. To that end, be advised that bag checks will be conducted at the entrance.

  • Can I bring my own chairs, or my dog? What can I bring?

      No and no unfortunately. Chairs (other than wheelchairs) are not allowed on the lawn, so please bring your own blanket. Dogs are not allowed on the lawns at any time, per Park rules.

      There is limited reserved seating at the top of the lawn (on the hardscape) for people who require physical accommodations. Please see a Conservancy staff member at one of our welcome tents upon arrival to inquire.

  • What accommodations are there for accessibility?

      The movies will be captioned, and if you need a seat, please see a Conservancy staff member at one of our welcome tents upon arrival. There is reserved seating at the top of the lawn (on the hardscape) for people who require physical accommodations.

  • Why is there a bag check?

      Outside alcohol and glass bottles have always been prohibited in the Park. With food and drink options from Smorgasburg, we want to remind you of this policy in order to ensure the safety and security of moviegoers.

  • Where are restrooms located?

      The nearest restrooms are available all night at the Pier 1 Turnaround lot, in Squibb Park and on Pier 2, as well as the Pierhouse bathrooms until 7:30 PM.

  • Will food and drinks be available for purchase?

      Yes! This year, we’re partnering with Smorgasburg to bring in sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks — including beer and wine — to the movies. Check back for the 2023 vendor line-up.

  • What time is Smorgasburg at Movies With A View?

      For the 2022 season, Smorgasburg vendors will be opening early at 5:00pm along the Pier 1 Promenade, before the lawn opens at 6:00pm for Movies With A View. Smorgasburg will stay open through the start of the feature film (vendors closing about 15 minutes into the film, depending on demand).

      Not planning to stay for the film and just want Smorgasburg? You’re welcome to come by and enjoy!

  • Where can I park my bike?

      We are happy that Transportation Alternatives will once again be providing free bike valet services for moviegoers at the Pier 1 Turnaround lot off Furman Street.

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