If this is the time of year that your fancy turns to beach volleyball, you’re in luck, as the three courts on Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, will open this Saturday, May 28. If you don’t know a serve from a spike, there are still new things to enjoy. According to the Park’s website, in addition to the volleyball courts, the newly-opened section of the pier will include…
…an expanded network of lighted pathways. The central pier pathway has been extended and is lined with park benches. In addition, a renovated building that contains park restrooms has been clad with the park’s salvaged Long Leaf Yellow Pine. The pier will feature two 15,000 square-foot lawns and be planted with a diverse array of native plants and trees, most notably Sassafras, Bald Cypress and Chestnut Oak trees as well as Sweetfern, Sumac and Serviceberry shrubs.
Four food concessionaires have been selected for Pier 6, as we previously noted. Pier 6 concessionaires will be open weekends and holidays from about 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Starting in mid-June, Bark will be serving beer and wine as well as food on the roof of the new building on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights until midnight. In addition, the same four concessionaires as last year–Blue Marble Ice Cream, Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar, Calexico Carne Asada and Ditch Plains Drop-In, will be returning to Pier 1.
Free ferry service from Pier 6 to Governors Island will also resume this weekend.