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Harvest Festival

Location
Pier 6
Date
Oct 23, 2021
Saturday
Time
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
How To Get Here

Mark your calendars — after a 2020 hiatus, the 11th annual Harvest Festival returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday, October 23!

Join us this fall as we celebrate the changing of the seasons at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s annual Harvest Festival! Don’t miss our kick-off procession, arts and crafts, storytelling, lawn games and more—including our signature pumpkin patch. We have a great lineup of community partners who will be lending their time and talents to make this a very special (and safe) return for one of our favorite programs. 

Music for the day includes Hudson Horns kicking off the festival New Orleans-style at 11:00 AM on Bridge Park Dr and Pier 6, leading the way with live music to our Mainstage at Pier 6 Plaza. At 12:00 PM, members of Brooklyn Contra Dance will lead a performance and contra-style (swing + square) dance class for all! For the finale at 2:00 PM, DJ Likwuid will close the festival with an all-ages dance party.

And that’s not all—our Story Lawn features free readings from Brooklyn Public Library at 11:00 AM and Drag Queen Story Hour at 12:00 PM. Brooklyn Book Bodega will also be on site throughout the entire festival with free books and blankets to borrow.  

Dennis Kim (a.k.a. The Close-Up Artist), will mystify you with his close-up magic, and circus artist Brianna Kalisch provides a towering spectacle atop her stilts!

Between 11AM and 2PM, visit our many activity stations to experience:

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Education Center’s touch tank with live animals
  • North American Indigenous Center of New York, where you can plant a seed and learn about the storied history of our region 
  • Private Picassos’s gratitude tree, where you can decorate a leaf and help fill out the tree!
  • Puppeteer and artist Sarah Scholl’s puppet-creation station
  • Park Slope Parents’s large bubbles and body art
  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum live animal experience
  • YMCA lawn games and short sports games!

…and last but not least, our quintessential pumpkin decoration station will be open while supplies last! (To accommodate as many as we can, we ask that families limit themselves to one pumpkin per child).

Stay up to date on event updates and park announcements via email and social at Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

The Conservancy’s free events and programs are made possible by hundreds of supporters like you. Please consider making a donation to support our work. 

HARVEST FESTIVAL LINEUP

11:00 AM:

  • Hudson Horns Kick-Off Procession

11:00 AM-2:00 PM:

  • Community Partner Activities

11:00 AM-2:00 PM:

  • Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Decorating
  • Roaming Magician and Stilt Walker
  • Storytime with Brooklyn Public Library at Story Lawn

1:00 PM:

  • Brooklyn Contra Dance at Mainstage

12:00 PM:

  • Drag Queen Story Hour at Story Lawn

2:00 PM:

  • DJ Likwuid at Mainstage

About Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is a 501c3 that has worked for over 35 years to bring Brooklyn Bridge Park to life. We started out as grassroots advocates, bringing together residents, government, and local supporters to transform Brooklyn’s abandoned waterfront into the beautiful park we know and love today.

Now an essential supporter, the Conservancy serves as the Park’s main programming partner. Through a yearly line-up of hundreds of free and low-cost cultural, recreational, and educational events, our programs help the Park reach its full potential as a dynamic and vibrant public space for all.

Since 2000, more than 1.8 million visitors have enjoyed the Conservancy’s programs. From Movies With A View, to environmental education, citizen science initiatives, waterfront workouts, kayaking, live music, theatre, dance and more, we strive to offer world-class events and activities for all interests and ages.

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