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:

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. 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.

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.