Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival

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

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Join the Conservancy and local partners for Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival on Saturday, May 11th!

This family-friendly festival unites S.T.E.A.M concepts and outdoor adventures. Launch your kites, enjoy live music by Brass Queens, and learn all about the science of flight through kite-flying activities and experiments. Tasty food and beverages provided by local food trucks.

Full details on partners and activities below!

  • Try out a custom-built top flyer launcher using robotics with The Brooklyn Robot Foundry.

  • Design and create your own spinning spiral wall-hanging with Private Picassos.

  • Soak up the sun and make a colorful hand kite from a variety of textiles SPARK by Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

  • Learn kite-making and build an anemometer to measure wind speed with STEM Kids NYC.

  • Use a balloon and straw to learn how air pressure is used to propel a jet plane with Geeks Rule.

  • Enjoy fun Library Lab STEM activities with Brooklyn Public Library.

  • Build and decorate wind mobiles to see wind in action with the Conservancy’s own Environmental Education Center.

  • Sample the air’s biome using petri dishes and see what inhabits the air we breathe with Genspace.


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

New kites will be available for purchase.

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The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.