Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Week

Tomorrow evening (Monday, July 20) starting at 7:00 at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s “Books Under the Bridge” series continues with readings by Jami Attenberg (photo) and Kate Bolick read from their works. This event is curated by DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena. It’s free, and no RSVP is necessary. There’s more information here.

On Tuesday morning, July 21, starting at 10:30, a children’s librarian from Brooklyn Public Library will read stories as part of a “Summer Reading Storytime” series. This will be held on the other Granite Prospect, the one upland from Pier 3. It’s also free, with no RSVP needed. Rain date is the following Tuesday, July 28. More information here.

Learn about native plants and how they contribute to coastal reslience at the next Wednesday Night Tour, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on July 22 at the entrance to Pier 1 near the foot of Old Fulton Street. The tour will be led by Lauren Alleman, Urban Ecologist for The Nature Conservancy. Tickets are $10; there’s more information and buy tickets here.

There are three notable events scheduled for Thursday. Starting at 6:00 p.m. at Jane’s Carousel the Photoville crew will lead a free tour of this year’s version of The Fence, which extends for 1,250 feet along the Park’s pathways, and displays the work of photographers whose works will be included in this year’s Photoville which will be on the Pier 5 uplands from September 10 through 20. More information here. Also starting at 6:00 p.m. at Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn is this week’s Syfy Movies With a View free presentation: Attack the Block. More details here. Following the movie, also on the Harbor View Lawn, from 8:30 to 10:30 members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up telescopes for free public viewing of celestial sights. More information here.

Other Park activities this coming week are listed on the Park’s events calendar.

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