We’re kicking it into high gear with preparations for this year’s Red Hook Festival.
I thin we’ve got a lot of cool things coming together- some incredible musicians from down South(maybe?!), awesome NYC-based dance companies, and possibly even a new location for our Friday night kick-off event. We’re still working out details and dotting i’s, though, so don’t quote me!
As long as we’re looking forward to June, though, how about some pictures of Valentino Park in (what looks like) warm weather? Just stumbled across these great images on BridgeandTunnelClub.com. Check out the rest.
And if you’ve got ideas for this year’s Festival, now’s the time to tell us. Send me an email- firstname.lastname@example.org – if you know about a great youth group, a community organization doing good work in South Brooklyn, or if you want to volunteer (whether you want to teach a watercolor painting class on the pier or just help us take out the garbage when the night is over) at the Festival.
We’ve got long overdue Red Hook Fest coverage of many different kinds. We’ll have some of our own footage of the great performances from later in the day at this year’s Fest, but for now check out a feature on Dance Theatre Etcetera produced by Brooklyn Independent Television’s “Caught in the Act: Arts in Brooklyn.” (Just use the right-hand menu to select the DTE video- it should be the 2nd from the top)
Festival Fans take it in from the Lawn @ Valentino Park
Much more to come from event photographer Edwin Anglero, but previous Media/Marketing Manager of DTE, Julia Rosenfeld, has some beautiful shots from this year’s festival.
Face-painting artist Michelle Carlo shows off her ferocious work
Check out the rest of Julia’s pics here.
Unfortunately we have been forced to cancel tonight’s Youth Kick-Off Event for the Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival, due to the rain.
Artists and community partners (heck, anyone) can call us for details- (718) 643-6790 about when tonight’s programming will be relocated- we’ll try to move as much as we can to tomorrow’s activities.
We’ll see you tomorrow at Valentino Park, 11am-7pm (the weather forecast is great!)
Months of planning and the dedication of wonderful professional artists, youth groups, and community partners come together this weekend for the 16th Annual Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival.
This year’s Festival will feature some of Brooklyn’s best dance, music, and spoken word artists, as well as fun activities (like free kayak rides in New York Harbor) and delicious local food. Head over to redhookfest.com for details, directions, and more. Here are the essentials:
Where: Louis J. Valentino Jr. Park & Pier (Coffey & Ferris Streets, in Red Hook)
When: Friday, June 5th (6pm-9pm) & Saturday, June 6th (11am-7pm)
Why: To feature the talent of Red Hook’s young artists, and to celebrate culture, community, and the beauty of Brooklyn on the breathtaking waterfront of Valentino Park & Pier.
Looks like a fun time, and the Greenway Initiative is a great organization/partner for the Red Hook Fest each year. If you’ve never taken a bike ride to Red Hook, get on it! If you have, I don’t have to convince you it’s worth the trip. The “family pace” sounds right up my alley.
Joseph Webb, DTE teaching artist and one of the hot acts at this year’s Red Hook Fest, has a show coming up at the Five Spot. For a truly unique, wonderfully vibrant performance from a dynamic lyricist and dancer, make sure you’re there, 10pm. Joseph’s band brings a high-energy combo of jazz, soul, and funk for a show that’s a great time (and a bargain!).