The official start of summer is still over two months away but people have started wearing shorts and sundresses on the subway and venues have begun announcing their free warm-weather event lineups. SummerStage released their lineup yesterday, and Brooklyn Bridge Park has kicked off their spring and summer season, which features a five month lineup of programming, this past weekend.
While the lion’s share of dates and performers have been announced, there’s a few programs (namely, live music program Bridge Grooves) that are TBD (we’ll update with new info as it’s announced).
Here are the cream of the crop from BBP’s summer programming, with links to the full lineup.
Movies With a View
Thursdays at 6pm, Pier 1
It’s the 18th season of the free public movie series, with BAMcinematek-curated shorts, pre-screening parties featuring live music, food, vendors, and beer garden, and bike valet.
July 6: Office Space
July 13: Pariah
July 20: Casablanca
July 27: The Lego Movie
August 3: 9 to 5
August 10: 42
August 17: Mad Max: Fury Road
August 24: Public vote
Books Beneath the Bridge
Mondays at 7pm, Granite Prospect
Since 2012 BBP has been hosting this summer literature series where authors representing local indie bookstores read, discuss, and sign book for fans.
July 10: Freebird Bookstore
July 17: Powerhouse Arena
July 24: Greenlight Bookstore
July 31: Community Bookstore Park Slope
August 7: WORD
August 14: Books Are Magic
BBP’s free New York Classical Theatre production of the year is Macbeth. Performances will be at 7pm on August 22, 23, 25, 26 and 27.
Highlights of the extensive free workout and otherwise active programming include
– Hip Hop Dance Aerobics. Fridays, 7pm July 7 –August 11, Pier 3
– Zumba. Sundays, 4:30pm June 4 – August 13, Pier 2
– Waterfront Walks. Last Sunday of the month May – October, Pier 1 entrance
– Pop-Up Pool. Daily, 10am – 6pm June 29 – September 4
– Kayaking. Saturdays 10am – 3pm, Thursdays 5:30 – 6:45pm, June 3 – August 26, Pier 2 Dock