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Black Atlantic from Public Art Fund on display until November 27

October 5, 2022 Special from Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
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EDITORS’ NOTE: A trending treatment for fundraising events these days is to avoid late dinners in a sit-down framework. As this note is being written (Wednesday) , one day before the annual Black Tie Ball of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, it is expected that BBP’s stellar event will once again produce a resounding success. And, like the recent Prospect Park Alliance event, it will not be a formal, sit-down dinner.

Instead, it will most likely be a star networking event with with excellent food on the run. The adage ” sitting is the new smoking” might be a little hackneyed now, but event planners have certainly budgeted less for chairs and tables these days. Whatever the support-building event may be, our Parks community in Brooklyn continues to attract our best and brightest as supporters. And Brooklyn’s latest ‘jewel in the crown’, One Degree 15 marina, has helped BBP become, literally, a global magnet.

We reprint here, for our readers’ edification, recent BBP news and notes.

Black Atlantic, co-curated by artist Hugh Hayden and Public Art Fund, is on display at Brooklyn Bridge Park until November 27. Black Atlantic is an exhibition inspired by the diaspora that connects Africa with the Americas. The group exhibition opened in May of 2022.

Five site responsive sculptures by artists Leilah Babirye, Hugh Hayden, Dozie Kanu, Tau Lewis, and Kiyan Williams are displayed along the Greenway between Pier 2 and Pier 3 and along the promenade at Pier 1.  Read more about the installations and the artists online and find a map of the exhibits here.

Check Brooklyn Bridge Park’s event calendar for the full program of events in the Park.

Photo: Alexa Hoyer

Last Call for Black Tie Ball After-Party Tickets:

The Brooklyn Black Tie Ball this Thursday, October 6 is the Conservancy’s biggest fundraiser event of the year, generating $1.3 million to support over 500 dynamic and accessible arts and culture, education, and recreation Conservancy programs in the Park each year. Tickets still available for the Brooklyn Black Tie Ball After Party on the same evening starting at 9:00 PM, with food, drinks, and dancing on the Pier!
THU OCT 6 | 9:00 PM

Photo: Bentley McBentleson

Waterfront Walks
Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s sustainable design, and how the Park came to life, while also getting in some leaf peeping! All tours meet at the Pier 1 entrance, 10:30 AM every Sunday through the end of October, and last about an hour. Learn more.
SUN OCT 9 | 10:30 AM

Photo: Alexa Hoyer

Harvest Festival
Join and celebrate the changing of the seasons at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s annual Harvest Festival on October 22! Enjoy our kick-off procession, arts and crafts, storytelling, lawn games and more festive activities — including our signature pumpkin patch.
SAT OCT 22 | 11:00 AM

Photo: Julienne Schaer

Environmental Education Center Open Hours
Explore what’s new at the Environmental Education Center during Open Hours for self-guided exploration of our signature exhibits, live animals, and interactive activities – this month’s theme is plants! Open hours are Tuesdays (3:00-5:00 PM), Thursdays (3:00-5:00 PM), Saturdays (1:00-5:00 PM).

View the calendar here.

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