Directions to Red Hook Fest

DTE presents the 24th annual Red Hook Fest: We Push Forward

Location & Directions

There are many ways to reach Red Hook Fest’s Mainstage event on Saturday, June 10. Use the tabs below to find general directions for your preferred method of transportation. You can also use the interactive map below to get more specific directions. As weather and construction can affect traffic, take caution and check your route against your favorite app and traffic updates before coming out.

For Pedestrians

Jofaz Transportation has generously provided a free shuttle bus to help pedestrians make their way to Red Hook Fest! Shuttle stops going to Red Hook Fest are:

  • Smith & 9th Street [at the F/G subway station]
  • 477 Columbia Street [The Flagpole]
  • Lorraine & Columbia Street
  • Beard & Ostego Street [IKEA]
  • Red Hook Fest at Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier

The shuttle stops leaving Red Hook Fest are:

  • Red Hook Fest at Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier
  • Coffey and Dwight Street
  • Clinton and Bay Street [The Rec Center]
  • Smith & 9th Street [at the F/G subway station]

For pedestrians starting their journey outside of Red Hook, the easiest way to reach Red Hook fest is via the B61 or the NYC ferry. The B61 is easily accessible from most subway lines. If you do not live near a stop, here are some of the most popular nearby subway stops:

  • Take the A/C/G to Hoyt/Schermerhorn and walk to Fulton and Smith street to catch the B61.
  • Take the A/C/F to Jay Street- MetroTech and walk to Fulton and Smith street to catch the B61.
  • Take the 2/3 to Hoyt Street and walk to Fulton and Smith street to catch the B61.
  • Take the 2/3/4/5/R to Borough Hall/ Court Street and walk to Joralemon and Boerum Place to catch the B61.
  • Take the F/G to Smith & 9th to take the free Red Hook Fest shuttle bus courtesy of Jofaz Transportation.

If you’re taking the B61, get off at Van Brunt & Coffey Street. Walk 2 blocks northwest to Red Hook Fest at Ferris & Coffey Street.

If you are taking the ferry, take the South Brooklyn Ferry to the Red Hook stop at the Ferris and Clinton Wharf. Walk South on Ferris Street and turn right onto Coffey Street to Red Hook Fest at Ferris & Coffey Street.

For Bikers

Red Hook makes for a scenic and accessible bike ride. One of the easiest ways to reach Red Hook Fest from downtown Brooklyn is via Columbia Street. The Columbia Street bike lane merges with Van Brunt. Take Van Brunt south and turn right on Coffey Street. Continue two blocks until you reach Red Hook Fest at Ferris and Coffey streets.

If you’re coming to Red Hook Fest from the South, you can take 9th street to Centre Mall. Continue northwest onto King Street. Continue on King Street until you reach Ferris Street. Turn onto Ferris Street and continue south until you reach Red Hook Fest at Coffey Street.

For Drivers

One of the easiest ways to reach Red Hook Fest from downtown Brooklyn is via Columbia Street. Columbia merges with Van Brunt, where you can continue due south. Turn right on Coffey Street and continue two blocks until you reach Red Hook Fest at Ferris and Coffey streets.

From the south, you can take the Prospect Expressway or Gowanus Expressway to Hamilton Avenue. Continue on Hamilton Northwest until Van Brunt. Take Van Brunt south and turn right onto Coffey Street. Continue two blocks until you reach Red Hook Fest at Ferris and Coffey streets.

 

Red Hook: Move It

Dance Theatre Etcetera, a Red Hook-based arts organization, teamed up with Good Shepherd Services to offer free professional dance performances and a DJ dance party at their 2016 Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

Red Hook: Move It / Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Doors at 5:45PM, Performances at 7:15PM

Beacon Community Center

P.S. 15/Patrick F. Daly School

71 Sullivan Street, Brooklyn 11231

Doors opened for a free, catered Thanksgiving dinner at 5:45pm, bringing together youth, friends, families, Red Hook residents, public officials, and staff from Good Shepherd’s Beacon Community Center.

Dance Theatre Etcetera presented work by Sekou McMiller SMc Dance Company, a leader in the Afro Latin dance movement; Brooklyn-based, high energy flexn crew Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray and The D.R.E.A.M Ring dancers; as well as emerging dancers from Red Hook’s own CYC/Cora Youth Company. Guests worked off their meals after the show at a dance party with DJ Royal Isaac on the turntables.

Red Hook: Move It offers free access to top notch professional dance performances, supports emerging young artists of color, and invites audiences to get on the floor and “move it!” with a live DJ dance party. Good Shepherd Services has been offering this as a free event to the Red Hook community for years, but this year we teamed up to kick it up a notch. Join us for an evening of food, fellowship, performances, and fun!

Red Hook Fest

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.

We 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.

FRI JUNE 9, 2017 Community Cookout & DJ Dance Party (5:30pm-8:30pm)
P.S. 15/Patrick F. Daly School (71 Sullivan St, Brooklyn)
Performances by: M-TRI, DJ Leecy, and Emcee Tah Phrum Da Bush!

Red Hook Fest’s Friday event is in collaboration this year with Red Hook Walks, a Street Fair on Van Brunt organized by our partner, Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation.


 

Red Hook Walks
A Street Fair on Van Brunt
Visitation / Dikeman
6pm – 10pm

SAT JUNE 10, 2017 Mainstage Performances (2pm-7pm)
@ Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier
(Coffey & Ferris Streets, Brooklyn) 
Live music & dance on the Brooklyn waterfront with performances by:

Climbing PoeTree | The Dash Ensemble | The Loni Landon Dance Project | The Freedom Dabka Group

In addition to our exciting lineup of professional mainstage performers, we’re also happy to have several youth groups, community groups, activities, and resources, including:

Youth Groups:

  • The Shola Bare Experience: Instagram | Facebook
  • Mat King Cole: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
  • Solomon Goodwin/MVP
  • The Door Dance Ensemble
  • Jow-ile-Bailar Dance Co.
  • Lyrical L: Facebook | Snapchat @Lyrical-L | Instagram
  • Good Shepherd Services/ Rappers
  • East Brooklyn Community High School Dance Group
  • MS 353k- Arelah’s Dance Academy

Community Groups: