Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival

Watch your kite soar above the Manhattan skyline and explore the science of flight!

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This family-friendly festival unites S.T.E.A.M concepts and outdoor adventures! Learn all about the science of flight through kite-flying and experiments.

  • Build parachutes and test them in wind tunnels with The Brooklyn Robot Foundry.

  • Sample the air’s environment and see what inhabits the air we breathe with Genspace.

  • Check out robotic air propellers and learn about air circulation with Nory.

  • Design and create your own rocket with Private Picassos.

  • Use a variety of textiles to make colorful hand kites with SPARK by Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

  • Transform a basic brown lunch bag into an aerodynamic kite with STEM Kids NYC.

  • And make DIY pinwheels with the Conservancy’s own Environmental Education Center.

New kites will be available for purchase.

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