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How to Get to the Red Hook Fest

Getting to the Festival has never been easier!

  • New York Water Taxi – offering free rides from Pier 11-Wall Street to the Red Hook Terminal at Fairway (two blocks from the park).
  • Trans Express Shuttle Bus – making runs from the Smith-9th Street Subway stop, throughout Red Hook, and the Festival.
  • Public Transportation – Take the A, C, or F train to Jay Street/Borough Hall, then the B61 to Red Hook, get off at Coffey and Van Brunt, follow signs to festival; Take the F or G train to Smith/9th Street, then B77 towards Red Hook, get off at Conover and Coffey, follow signs to the Festival.
  • By Car – Brooklyn Bridge to Atlantic, right on Atlantic, left on Columbia, right on DeGraw, left on Van Brunt, right on Coffey.

Questions? Give us a call: 718-643-6790

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Red Hook Fest One Month Away!

Could it be true? June 7th, the day when we celebrate art, community, Brooklyn, the waterfront, dance, Red Hook and joy is only one month out?

Growing Arts, Going Green

This year at the Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival we are Growing Arts, Going Green, partnering with environmentally-conscious, community organizations that will offer a range of activities and information on everything from affordable housing to greening your community and home. Featuring:

Don’t miss out!

Red Hook Fest Photo Gallery

Click the pic to visit our online photo gallery complete with photos from last year and of this year’s performers:

Getting Ready for the Waterfront Arts Festival!


Bob and Therese in a heated debate over who should perform at this year’s Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival.

Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival June 7th


Look past these grey skies and windy days to June 7th, when the 15th annual Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival will once again celebrate community through the arts. This unique, highly inclusive Festival brings together long time Red Hook residents with recent neighbors and interested folks from across the five boroughs, all who share a passion for the arts, the environment and community development. The Festival’s new location on the waterfront at Louis J Valentino Jr. Park & Pier (Coffey and Ferris Streets in Red Hook) makes a perfect setting to enjoy cool sea breezes and breathtaking views, while taking in a day of outdoor entertainment and education on vital community resources.

This FREE festival will be jam-packed with activities for children, teens and the whole family. New York’s hottest, most socially conscious musicians, dancers and spoken word artists explode with new works on the mainstage and share their expertise through free workshops. Over 200 local youth artists will perform alongside professionals onstage as well as in the 4th annual Red Hook Youth Film Festival. Cool off in the shady tent to enjoy screenings of youth made media and talkbacks with the young filmmakers.

Community organizations will offer a range of information on everything from affordable housing to greening your community and home. Hands-on activities such as free canoe and kayak rides, roving circus performers, face painting and a petting zoo will be available throughout the day. Join in on a game of soccer or catch a few rays of sun while enjoying the music. Come hungry to sample the eclectic mix of food supplied by local restaurants.

The Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival is about participation on all levels – and keeps getting better all day long! Bring your dancing shoes to finish the night on your feet with a dance party spun by DJ Oja Vincent.

Watch our video:

Check out pictures from last year:

Download our press release: PressRelease.pdf

Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival – June 7th

Mark the date on your calendars! Dance Theatre Etcetera’s 15th annual Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival at the Louis J. Valentino Park and Pier is set for June 7th!

Have a group that wants to perform? Want to get involved before June? Feel the urge to volunteer? Email bob@dtetc.org