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red hook fest

The Red Hook Fest

Thursday, June 5, 2014 to Saturday, June 7, 2014

Thank you so much to all the performers, staff, crew, volunteers, community partners, elected officials, audience members, and corporate sponsors that helped make this one of the most successful and memorable Red Hook Fest in its 21-year history!

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Dance Theatre Etcetera presents the 21st annual Red Hook Fest, June 5th - 7th, 2014

Red Hook: Face to Face

Live Music & Dance on the Beautiful Brooklyn Waterfront, June 5th to 7th

FREE and open to the public

The 21st Annual Red Hook Fest features world-class music, dance, and 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. Scroll down for full details on this year's festivities.

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.