Coming Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. there will be a free Pier 5 Family Field Day, with potato, sack, and Hula Hoop races, parachute games, soccer skills lessons, and scrimmage games. More information here.

On Sunday afternoon, August 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 the Nantucket lightship (photo), docked at Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, will be open for free public tours. More information here. At 4:00 p.m. there will be a special treat for kids, as Brian Floca, author of Lightship, reads from and discusses his book. More information here.

Monday, August 22 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, and there will be a day and evening long celebration at Pier 1, with guests from Thomas Edison National Historical Park in New Jersey on hand to provide fun, games, and entertainment. The kid-friendly band Ramblin’ Dan will provide music, and there will be a free ice cream social during the afternoon hosted by Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. During the evening, Bill Nye the Science Guy will host an interactive game in which participants can control lights on the One World Trade Center’s spire, while DJ Questlove will provide ambient music. More information here.

Saturday, August 27 is the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, and as part of the Battle Week observances, the Park’s weekly Wednesday Night Tour, this time led by Robert Furman, author of Brooklyn Heights: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America’s First Suburb, will focus on the role of the East River in the early stages of the American Revolution. Tickets are $10, or free for Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy members; more information and purchase or reserve tickets here.

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