July 4, 2014
Macy’s Fireworks
© Julienne Schaer

Brooklyn Bridge Park will host events throughout the summer that engage visitors across a wide spectrum of interests. The Community Room at 99 Plymouth will feature a number of exciting installations over the coming season. In April, BBP will welcome Twenty-Five Hours by artist Jesse Chun, which will reinterpret historical facts and scientific data about the East River tides into text-based drawings, and works on paper. The talented young artists of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Summer Session will also return to 99 Plymouth this summer. On May 3, the Public Art Fund will bring Anish Kapoor’s Descension to Pier 1’s Bridge View Lawn. This massive continuously spiraling funnel of water descends into the ground, harnessing one of the most evanescent of materials and inviting us to experience the sheer perceptual wonder of an ordinary material in an extraordinary way. In partnership with United Photo Industries and Photo District News, The Fence will return to Brooklyn Bridge Park in June for its sixth consecutive year. The installation presents the work of talented photographers from all around the world.

Jesse Chun: Twenty-Five Hours @ 99 Plymouth

April 25-June 20 | Main Street

Twenty Five-Hours is an exhibition featuring Jesse Chun’s text-based drawings and works on paper. Working from a research-based process, she reinterprets a collection of scientific data, charts and predictions, historical facts, books and articles about the Brooklyn Waterfront and the East River tides.


Anish Kapoor: Descension

May 3-September 10 | Pier 1

Public Art Fund brings Descension, one of Anish Kapoor’s most viscerally arresting installations to BBP. Located on Bridge View Lawn, this massive, continuously spiraling funnel of water harnesses one of the most evanescent of materials and creates a striking contrast to the adjacent East River. 26-feet in diameter, the spiraling funnel is treated with an all-natural black dye, creating an opaque, seemingly endless hole.



June | Parkwide

For the sixth consecutive year, United Photo Industries, in partnership with Photo District News, brings its enthralling photography exhibition, THE FENCE, to BBP. Its many sections throughout the Park will display the work of photographers from around the world depicting a variety of subjects.


BAMcinemaFest Outdoor Screening

June 22, 8 pm | Pier 1

Join BAMcinemaFest for an outdoor festival featuring live music, curated food, and a special film screening.


Movies With A View

Thursdays, 6 pm | July 6 – August 24 | Pier 1

Join us as we celebrate the 18th season of the Conservancy’s movie series! Shorts curated by BAMcinematek, DJs from Brooklyn Radio kick-off the evening, and bike valet is provided by Transportation Alternatives. Preshow party with music, food vendors, and beer garden begins at 6 pm; movie at sundown.

July 6: Office Space

July 13: Pariah

July 20: Casablanca

July 27: The Lego Movie

August 3: 9 to 5

August 10:  42

August 17:  Mad Max: Fury Road

August 24: Public vote



Rush Arts @ 99 Plymouth

Mid-July – September | Main Street

Rush Kids and Teens will return to the Park to create vibrant site-specific paintings that celebrate the adjacent parkland as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often times chaotic urban environment.  The students will work in the style of NYC-based artist and Rush Director of Education, Meridith McNeal. Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.


Gibney Dance at Brooklyn Bridge

July 15, 22, 29 | 7 pm | Pier 1

Gibney Dance brings their lower Manhattan performing arts center to the Park. Join them for sunset performances on the river, class on the grass, and other dance happenings set against the Manhattan skyline.


Hindu Lamp Ceremony

August 5, 4 pm| Main Street

Decorate your own palm leaf lamp and release it in the East River as part of the traditional Aarti ceremony for peace and harmony. Presented with Brooklyn Arts Council.