Join Us on Sat. June 19th!
A Picnic on the Promenade
...with The Deedle Deedle Dees
Plus the Launch of Our Great Kids Walking Tour Book!
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
North End (Enter at Orange Street)
Saturday, June 19th
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pack a Lunch and Bring the Family!
Come celebrate the BHA's 100th anniversary with family and friends on one of New York's most iconic cityscapes, the Promenade.
Pack a picnic lunch or buy a bagged lunch at your favorite Brooklyn Heights deli or restaurant — or swap a sandwich with your neighbor. The festivities begin with a CRUMBS Bake Shop cupcake ceremony, followed by a free concert from Brooklyn's own educational rock band, The Deedle Deedle Dees. Attendees can also relax in the Promenade sunshine while viewing a J. McLaughlin Mother/Daughter Fashion Show.
BHA Launches New Book for Kids!
First 100 Copies Available for Sale at the Picnic
The BHA is delighted to announce the publishing of a great new family resource to celebrate and educate about our neighborhood. ENJOYING BROOKLYN HEIGHTS is a fun-for-the-family "self-guided neighborhood walking tour for kids aged 4 to 104…. and their grown-ups." The price is just $20, and once you see it, you'll want a copy for your Heights library.
People of all ages, residents and visitors alike, enjoy strolling the streets of this neighborhood. Brooklyn Heights’ historic streets and houses hold many charms, some of which are easily overlooked! But if we slow down and look carefully, much can be seen and learned about the way life used to be lived here. It is our pleasure, with this self-guided tour, to share some of these Brooklyn Heights secrets with you.
A Little History: The BHA and the Promenade
Brooklyn Heights residents and visitors are able to enjoy the Brooklyn Heights Promenade today thanks to the BHA’sefforts in 1945 to block Robert Moses’ plan to build the BQE through the Heights; the alternate route resulted in the world famous Promenade. More recently, in 2009 the BHA launched a Private-Public Partnership to preserve and grow the spectacular Promenade Gardens.