Got nothing to do this Saturday? Want to watch a bunch of Aussies sway from poles 13 feet in the air for FREE? Then head down to the Brooklyn Bridge Park at 4, 6, or 8pm:
Australia’s Strange Fruit is a Melbourne-based open-air performing arts company that produces and performs a remarkable style of work that fuses theater, dance, and circus, using the unique elevated medium of sway poles. For their first U.S. tour, the Company will present Swoon! – a 20-minute performance where four daredevil Australians tell a spectacular story of love, loss, joy and freedom up on high. Performance will take place on the lawn of the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of the Brooklyn Bridge Park.
What? "Aussie on a stick" doesn't grab you? Then channel your inner hippy, relive your Burning Man experience, or just pretend your 20 years old and on acid again at the One Night Of Fire parade and…um, rave?
One Night of Fire : The Return of the Renegade Parade
We meet at 7:57pm Sharp!
In the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway.
The start might be familiar, but from there everything is
possible. Don't be late, we will be leaving the bridge
immediately for our next location.
Expect: crews of drummers + stilt walkers + fire spinners
+ renegade aerialists + fireworks & rocketships + gifts of
liquor + brass march bands + a liberated water-front + the
unending spectacle of sparks and flame shining in the
faces of you, me and a thousand of our friends.
The Theme: Fire. Liberation. Paris, July 14th 1789, but
this time it's the battle for Brooklyn.
Dress: *In white* the more costumed the better. You are
the Angels that keep this city alive and untamed.
Oh, sure you are.