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June 8, 2017 NYC Ferry

L.E.S. Film Festival

If you love theatre, music and films, you might want to consider attending the L.E.S. Film Festival. This annual festival celebrates new films and “features the innovative work of creative, up-and-coming filmmakers and showcases those films in the heart of New York City’s Lower East Side.” The festival will begin on Friday @7pm with a film reception, and will run all weekend until Sunday night. Visit http://www.lesfilmfestival.com/ for more information.

Northside Festival 2017

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From music, to creators, to speakers and media personalities, the Northside Festival takes one week in the month of June each year to deliver a lineup of hip music from over 350 bands. Northside Innovation (the technology aspect of the festival) also features workshops with influencers and entrepreneurs for those interested in the future of technology. Visit http://northsidefestival.com/ for schedules, ticketing, and participants. For transportation information visit the East River route of NYC Ferry. You can take the ferry from Downtown (Pier 11/Wall St) or Midtown (34th St.) and get to the festival in less than 30 minutes. What are you waiting for? Don’t miss the fun!

Celebrate Brooklyn!

A Brooklyn’s summertime concert series. This free festival will run from June to August, featuring 25 performances, and will showcase the work of over 75 artists. There is no limit to how much fun you can have here; even if you want to come out with a few friends and enjoy a picnic at the park while listening to good music, we are sure you will leave here with a few new friends. So visit www.bricartsmedia.org/ for detailed information on who will be performing each day.

New York City’s AVP is now Open

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The Manhattan waterfront will see professional volleyball players competing for three days this weekend, which will include live music and opportunities to meet athletes in person. The event is free, so if you love volleyball, come on out to West Street and North Moore Street in Tribeca. Visit avp.com for more information.

Red Hook Street Fair

Red Hook Walks, a Street Fair on Van Brunt Street from Visitation Place to Dikeman Street is happening on June 9th from 6-10pm! Hosted by SBIDC, Red Hook Walks is a fun event for the entire family. There will be a bounce house, giant games, music, side walk cafes, Zumba, a blacksmithing workshop and more! While you’re there, enter to win a snazzy Red Hook Walks t-shirt by snapping some selfies in front of your five favorite businesses and posting them using #RedHookWalks. https://www.facebook.com/events/381510965576761/

Red Hook Fest (Friday & Saturday)

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The 24th Annual Red Hook Fest: We Push Forward, the FREE live music and dance festival on the Brooklyn waterfront, will be June 9-10th! Featuring community workshops, free resources, family activities, games, face painting, and world-class performers, Red Hook Fest is fun for the whole family. They have a stellar line-up of performers, including musical spoken word duo Climbing PoeTree, theatrical contemporary dance group The Dash Ensemble, Princess Grace Award-winning choreographer Loni Landon and the Loni Landon Dance Project, and the electrifying Dabka and Zaffa team The Freedom Dabka Group. Visit https://dtetc.org/red-hook-fest/ for more information.

Brooklyn Bridge Dumbo Park

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Have you been to the Brooklyn Bridge Dumbo Park yet? And I don’t mean if you’ve only walked by it. This new and currently expanding 85-acre park has more to offer than just amazing views of the NYC Skyline. Located along the East River, and right by the ferry landing, this park has volleyball and basketball courts, restaurants, cookout areas for summer picnics and BBQs, and art. Throughout the summer, the park offers a variety of workshops for kids and families, poetry an opera sections, and exhibitions as public art (http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/places/public-art#Descension). Visit http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/ to learn more about the park and hosted weekend events.

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