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Red Hook Fest 2015

The Red Hook Fest

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The 22nd Annual Red Hook Fest

Thank you for making 2015's Red Hook Festival a great success! Details from our 22nd year are below. Please be sure to join our mailing list to be the first to hear about upcoming events, like this fall's Dance on the Greenway.

The 22nd Annual Red Hook Fest featured 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.

THURS JUNE 4, 2015 Happy Hour Kick-Off (6pm-8pm)

FRI JUNE 5, 2015 Community Cookout & DJ Dance Party (6pm-8pm)

SAT JUNE 6, 2015 Mainstage Performances (12pm-7pm)

Featuring performances by:






Thursday Night, June 4th (6pm-8pm)

DTE will be hosting a happy hour to kick off the festival. Eat, drink, and learn about Dance Theatre Etcetera's 20+ years of work in the Red Hook community and where we stand today. Hosted by Jive Poetic, DTE Master Teaching Artist and Host of Weekly Slam at Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. Featuring a sneak peek of Red Hook Fest main stage artists MAWU Dance and showcasing young artists from DTE's Arts Education programs. FREE!

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

Community Cookout 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.

Saturday June 6 (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 Carlos Menchaca, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and Con Edison. Additional support provided by Estate Four, the NY Water Taxi, Fairway, The Realty Collective, The O’Connell Organization, Movers Not Shakers, Cornell Paper and Box Company, Jofaz Transportation, Apple Bank, and Ridgewood Savings Bank.

Thursday night event photos by Amelia Beamish, all others by Tod Seelie.