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National Park Service Centennial Celebration – August 22nd at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Aug 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| Free

The National Park Foundation is hosting a 100th birthday blowout for the National Park Service on Monday, August 22nd.

Through a first of its kind partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park and One World Trade Center, New Yorkers will be able to affect the color of the spire on One World Trade Center together for the first time ever, using interactive movements on a giant digital circuit board hosted by Centennial Ambassador, Bill Nye, the Science Guy.   

There will also be family-friendly events throughout the day and a celebrity DJ set by Questlove at night. See below for a full schedule of events that are all free and open to the public:


  • Starting at 1:00 PM
    • Family friendly activities like sand-art, cornhole, temporary tattoos, games, prizes and learning stations with National Park Foundation Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque partners American Express, Subaru, and Coca-Cola. There will also be interactive stations
  • 1:30 – 3:30 PM – Free Ice cream social with Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
    • One free scoop of ice cream in a cone or a cup – flavors will be renamed after national parks
  • 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Musical performance by kid-friendly band, Ramblin’ Dan
  • 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM – Surprise musical performance
  • 7:45 PM -10:00 PM – Bill Nye, the Science Guy hosts interactive experience where participants work together to affect the color of the One World Trade Center Spire
  • 8:00 – 10:00 PM – Celebrity DJ set by Questlove



**No RSVP required**


Aug 22, 2016
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brooklyn Bridge Park
334 Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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(718) 222-9939