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Brooklyn Bridge Park begins event series

August 31, 2022 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Brooklyn Bridge Park, which stretches from Atlantic Avenue’s Pier 6 to the base of the Manhattan Bridge, has made a transformative, positive, global impact. Brooklyn, and the Bridge that bears it name, have been permanently emblazoned as icons in media, maritime and urban culture.

September public events in arts and environment are work noting here as continuing examples of why the Park, known simply as BBP, is worthy of vigorous citizen support.

Books Beneath the Bridge

Books Under the Bridge, Photo: Julienne Schaer

A perfect summer night’s story starts with the Conservancy’s annual tradition of Books Beneath the Bridge under the Manhattan skyline. Join for book readings and performances by featured authors and poets, representing some of Brooklyn’s best independent bookstores. Taking place on select Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM at Pier 1 Granite Prospect. Save the dates for:

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Public Seining

Discover the amazing biodiversity of the East River as our staff and marine biologists catch-and-release with a seine net to investigate incredible organisms that live below that water’s surface at Pier 4 Beach. Public Seining begins Saturday, September 17 at 10am.

Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself

Join for the 18th Annual “Song of Myself”Marathon Reading of Walt Whitman’s critically acclaimed poem! Organized by the Walt Whitman Initiative and led by Karen Karbiener, this beloved New York institution is back in person at Pier 1 Granite Prospect. This event is Saturday, September 17 at 3pm.

Photo: Paula Berg

Open Studios Residency: Trusty Sidekick Theater Company

Trusty Sidekick Theater Company present their original work A Perfect Party for Trees, developed at Brooklyn Bridge Park as 2022 Open Studios Artists-in-Residence. Developed specifically for youth people on the autism spectrum, this highly immersive and sensory experience welcomes neurodiverse audiences of all backgrounds and ages. Multiple performances at Pier 3; RSVP’s required. Friday, September 23 through Sunday September 25.

Photo: Leah Ready

Welcome Little Amal

After walking 5,000 miles from the Turkish-Syrian border throughout Europe, BBP is partnering with St. Ann’s Warehouse and Walk With Amal to welcome Little Amal, the 12-ft puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, to NYC. Join to welcome Little Amal to Brooklyn Bridge Park on September 24! Learn more about her journey. Saturday, September 24 at 1pm.

Photo: Igor Emmerich, The Walk Productions

Public Art Fund: Black Atlantic

Public Art Fund presents Black Atlantic, 5 site-responsive artworks by Leilah Babirye, Hugh Hayden, Dozie Kanu, Tau Lewis, and Kiyan Williams that explore Black identity in the U.S. On display through November.

Photo: Nicholas Knight


View the full calendar here.

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