Catch Movies, Zumba, Anish Kapoor’s ‘Descension,’ Stepped Lawn at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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    Warm weather is here, and Brooklyn Bridge Park has revealed its new slate of events and programs for spring and summer 2017.

    The outdoor season officially kicked off Sunday, April 8 with the Eileen Dugan Memorial 5K race. The race honored Dugan, a New York State Assembly member from 1980 to 1996, who was a key force behind the founding of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

    Returning this summer is Movies with a View, a program that features film screenings outdoors at the Harbor View Lawn near Pier 1 on Thursdays during July and August. This year, there will be a pre-show party before every screening, including a DJ, a beer garden, and food vendors from around the borough.

    BAMCinemaFest Outdoor Screening will also bring the world of film to Brooklyn’s waterfront. Live music, food, and a film screening happens at 8 p.m. June 22 at Pier 1.

    In May, the park will get its newest art installation: Anish Kapoor’s Descension, an endless whirlpool of black water at Pier 1 from May 3 to September 10. Kapoor’s famous works include the polished steel Cloud Gate, aka the Bean, in Chicago’s Millennium Park.

    Outdoor exercise classes will also return with offerings like zumba, pilates and yoga available.

    The park will also grow in size this summer with the opening of the Pier 5 uplands. The newest section of the park will feature a stepped lawn, a shaded grove of trees and a boathouse with free events and programs.

    For more on the specifics of everything Brooklyn Bridge Park is offering this spring and summer, click here.

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