Kite Festival on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Saturday, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy sponsored a Kite Festival on Pier 1. Based on the weather forecast as of Thursday, I predicted that there would be a good breeze blowing for the event. When I arrived, the air was almost dead calm. More photos and text after the jump.

People were trying hard to launch their kites, including this interesting clipper ship shaped one and the jet fighter beyond, but to no avail.

Getting this huge, octopus shaped kite up seemed a hopeless struggle, but the wind started to pick up and its head rose.

Soon there were lots of kites aloft, to the delight of all.

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