Picnic on the Promenade
Brooklyn Heights Promenade - North End (Enter at Orange Street)
Saturday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Brooklyn Heights Association 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.
Brooklyn Heights residents and visitors are able to enjoy the Brooklyn Heights Promenade today thanks to the BHA’s efforts 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.