(Photo courtesy of Perry Oki – perryoki.com)
(Photo courtesy of Montag007)
The Brooklyn Bridge’s 125th birthday celebration on Thursday included firewoks, a Navy flyover, colorful new lighting on the bridge and performances by the Brooklyn Philharmonic. We received some great images of the fireworks in our inbox, thanks to Perry Oki and to Chris for his Flickr Set.
Tonight’s events include the following:
Brooklyn Bridge Film Series: Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy the sunset at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge as DJs spin tunes. Stick around for an open-air showing of Walt Disney Pictures’ Enchanted (2007; rated PG), a modern-day fairy tale set in Manhattan. It will be preceded by two short historic films— Panorama from the Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge (1903) and Manhatta (1921). Music begins at 6pm; film starts at 8:30pm. This event is free—along with the popcorn. (Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, enter at Main Street, Dumbo Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Bridge Information Tents: The American Society of Civil Engineers and the Roebling Chapter of the Society for Industrial Archeology will offer guided tours of the Bridge through Sunday, 10am–5pm. Free. (Brooklyn Bridge by Manhattan and Brooklyn-side arches)