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Red Hook Fest 2015 (Photo: Tod Seelie)

The Red Hook Fest

Thursday, June 4, 2015 to Saturday, June 6, 2015

The 22nd Annual Red Hook Fest

Featuring live music and dance on the beautiful Brooklyn waterfront. Plus fun activities for all ages like free kayak rides in New York Harbor (c/o the Red Hook Boaters), face-painting, a Red Hook trivia contest, and more.

FREE and open to the public.

Visit this page in the months leading up to the festival for details, including a complete lineup of performances. 

New to the Red Hook Fest? Read about last year's activities to get a feel for the event. 


Dance Theatre Etcetera presented the 21st annual Red Hook Fest, June 5th - 7th, 2014 with the theme:

Red Hook: Face to Face

2014's programming included:

THURS JUNE 5 BBQ/Dance Party (6pm-8pm)
FRI JUNE 6 Youth Kick-Off Event (5:30pm-7pm)
SAT JUNE 7 Mainstage Performances (12pm-7pm)

Featuring performances by:

The Dance Cartel
Dendê and Band
Gallim Dance
Godsell Dance Collective
Underground System

Thursday Night, June 5th (6pm-8pm)

Community Celebration with free BBQ & DJ Dance Party @ PS 15 Playground (71 Sullivan St, Brooklyn) 

Join the neighborhood for a celebration of Red Hook. Food and music, fun games and activities for kids. Presented in conjunction with Good Shepherd Service's Red Hook Community Center Beacon at PS 15. We'll be serving food off the grill (first-come, first-served!) while a DJ keeps everyone moving.

Friday Night, June 6th (5:30pm-7pm)

Youth Kick-Off @ Jalopy Theatre (315 Columbia St, Brooklyn)

A night of youth-generated performance featuring DTE’s In Transition Hip Hop Theatre Company and guests.

Saturday June 7 (12pm-7pm)

Mainstage Performances & Cultural Activities @ Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier (Coffey & Ferris Streets, Brooklyn)

(Rain date for Mainstage Events: Sunday, June 7th 12pm - 7pm)

Featuring performances by a world-class lineup of bands and dance companies (see "Featured Performers" on right) on the beautiful Brooklyn waterfront, plus fun activites for all ages like kayak rides in New York Harbor (c/o the Red Hook Boaters), hands-on drawing activities, and a Red Hook trivia contest (with prizes!). Also featuring over 150 Brooklyn youth performers, representing the next generation of artists in Brooklyn. Emceed by Kymbali Craig.


The Red Hook Fest is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, former Council Member Sara M. Gonzalez, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and Con Edison. Additional support provided by the NY Water Taxi, GBX Gowanus Bay Terminal, Fairway, Verizon MarketingWerx, The Realty Collective, The O’Connell Organization, Movers Not Shakers, Cornell Paper and Box Company, Jofaz Transportation, Apple Bank, Ridgewood Savings Bank, and Chase Bank.