05/30/14 3:59pm

Through this Sunday, part of the World Science Festival is taking place at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

A Comet “Lands” in Brooklyn – A spacecraft named “Rosetta” will rendezvous with the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, having traveled 3.7 billion miles from Earth. “Rosetta,” launched in 2004, will attempt a first-ever landing on the comet in November. Scientists hope data from the Rosetta will reveal the true anatomy and atmospheric tendencies of comet life and perhaps even the origins of water on Earth (see more from Mashable). Join the World Science Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park to see a dynamic installation of a scale replica of the comet.

Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 12pm-4pm

Stargazing from Brooklyn Bridge Park – Get out your telescope (or come borrow one of ours) for a night of urban stargazing and live music as we celebrate the dance of the planets. Learn even more about the universe at our Star Chat, where some of the world’s best astronomers, physicists, and scientists will discuss hunting for life, landing crafts on Mars, and discovering planets trillions and trillions of miles away.

Saturday, 7pm-11pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
Address: Pier 1 (Old Fulton and Furman Street) Brooklyn, NY 11201

For a full list of World Science Featival events, go here.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Jazzmobile with Winard Harper
Monday, August 19, 2013, 7pm
Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Join us for a performance by renowned Jazz drummer, Winard Harper, and the Winard Harper Sextet. A native of Baltimore, Harper had a natural affinity to playing the drums. His career took off in the early 1980s when he played his first major gigs with Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin. Harper’s skills soon caught the attention of jazz legend Betty Carter with whom he would work with for four years.

Harper has been called one of the hardest working drummers in jazz today. In addition to leading the “Winard Harper Sextet”, Harper continues to play with artists such as Joe Lovano, Avery Sharpe, Wycliffe Gordon and Jimmy Heath. Harper has recorded several albums throughout his career, including his most recent, “Coexist.”

More on Jazzmobile.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

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06/27/13 9:57am

The pop-up pool at Pier 2 of the Brooklyn Bridge Park is reopening for the summer starting today (June 27, 2013). The 30’ by 50’, 3.5 feet deep pool will be open for the second year from 10 am to 6 pm seven days a week through Labor Day (Monday, September 2, 2013) and is free to enter. The day is divided into 45-minute swim sessions that begin every hour, on the hour, with a maximum capacity of 60 people per session. The pool area has its own faux sandy beach overlooking lower Manhattan, and is a great way to cool off while taking part in the many activities at the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The area immediately surrounding the pool, which will be serviced by a new concessionaire, Lizzmonade Brooklyn, is bordered by the sandy beach with lounge chairs, picnic tables, and umbrellas where visitors can rest, enjoy snacks, or soak up the sun from 10 am to 11 pm.

Lizzmonade Brooklyn serves fresh, artisanal lemonades that are made to order, and will also offer light, pool-side fare for children and adults. After 6 pm, the lemonades will lend themselves to fresh sangrias, locals craft beers will be on tap, and activities such as trivia and bocce ball will be hosted on-site.

Pop-up Pool, Lizzmonade Brooklyn, Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Full Directions
(via Subway – closest is A/C to High Street, then F at York Street or 2/3 at Clark Street)

06/06/13 4:50pm

Pierhouse - Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pierhouse - Brooklyn Bridge Park

Toll Brothers City Living and Starwood Capital Group launched their website pierhouseny.com. The residential and hotel complex (called 1 Hotel) is located on Furman Street at Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The development complex is expected to break ground this fall and be completed by summer 2015. Pierhouse anticipates sales to begin in the fall 2013.

Request for proposals by the Brooklyn Brige Park were sent in August 2011 and of the 7 teams who submitted, Rogers Marvel was selected as the winning design in June 2012. One of the fundamental principles of the park has always been that the maintenance and operation of the park would be funded from revenues generated from the site. The initial proposed project was to include 200 hotel rooms, 159 residential units, a 300-car underground parking garage, banquet hall space, a spa and fitness center, several restaurants and retail along Furman St. NY Post reported that the design was modified to avoid future flood damage that affected the park during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. The condos will have 123 townhouse style units between 1-5 bedrooms. The apartments are stacked vertically and feature private terraces.

Pierhouse - Brooklyn Bridge Park

(Photos courtesy of Rogers Marvel)

{Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Newest Batch of Condos Revealed, 04June2013, Curbed}
{Teaser Site up for Brooklyn Bridge Park Condos, 05Jun2013, Brownstoner}
{Brooklyn Bridge Park Approves Pier 1 Hotel and Residential Development, 21June2012}
{Jehovah’s Witness Buildings Could Offset Brooklyn Bridge Park Costs, 08Oct2010}

04/25/13 8:00am

Movie with a View
(Photo by lmichalos)

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy announced the Movies With A View lineup for the 14th year. This will be Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s sixth year partnering with Syfy to present Syfy Movies With A View. The free, outdoor film series will take place on Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and will feature films from different cities around the globe.

The first film in the park kicks off on Thursday, July 11, 2013 and runs weekly through Thursday, August 29, 2013. The audience will be taken on a journey each week with feature films that take place in cities such as Chicago (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Hong Kong (Enter the Dragon), London (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), Rome (Roman Holiday), Detroit (8 Mile), Philadelphia (Rocky), San Francisco (Vertigo), and a location that the public will choose later in the summer.

In line with the “With Love From…” theme, DJs from Brooklyn Radio will feature pre-movie music from the films’ locations. BAMcinématek will continue to curate short films to be shown before the feature each week.

The Conservancy is also excited to welcome back community partners Astronomers Association of New York, who will be on hand to help stargazers scan the skies with telescopes provided by Syfy, and Transportation Alternatives, who provide free bike valet parking. Also highlighting the series are returning media sponsors Time Out New York and Brownstoner. DUMBO-based publication, Gothamist, will be joining the team as a media sponsor for the first time.

Music starts at 6:00 pm, and the films begin at sundown. Park concessionaires Blue Marble Ice Cream, Luke’s Lobster, No. 7 Subs, Lizzmonade Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar will be offering food and drink for purchase.

FREE! On the Harbor View Lawn of Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. (directions)

See www.brooklynbridgepark.org for full press release and more information.

Note: capacity is limited and lawn seating is first come, first served.

Full movie lineup after the jump:

01/10/13 1:41pm

Plans for Indoor Cycling Track for Pier 5 Withdrawn

NY Times reports that plans for a velodrome at an old maintenance building at Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park is cancelled. Joshua Rechnitz, the philanthropist behind the project, said on Wednesday “that he and his team had withdrawn their proposal for the park and would seek another location in or around the city for the indoor sports complex.” The $50million pledge is among the largest individual gifts in the history of New York City’s parks. There were some local opposition to the indoor cycling center but was not a factor for the withdrawal, according to Rechnitz.

‘Cutest Dog at the Dog Run Contest’

There are two dog runs within Brooklyn Bridge Park: Main Street and Pier 6. They are holding a Cutest Dog at the Dog Run Photo Contest. Submit your photos (in jpg format, taken AT one the dog runs to be considered) to info@brooklynbridgepark.org with the subject “Cutest Dog at the Dog Run” by January 22. Voting will begin January 23 on their Facebook page. The winners will be announced on February 5, 2013. Read the contest rules and get submission information here.

Post-Sandy Park Hours + Update

The park was affected by damaging floodwaters that impacted several areas of the park. The park continues to be open from dawn until dusk. The playground (aka Pirate ship park) at the Main Street section is still closed. For more details on which sections of the park are open, please click here.

Save the Date: Junior Committee Open House

If you’re looking to get involved in the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Junior Committee, they are hosting an open house on February 5 at 6:30 pm. For more details, sign up for the JC email list.