National Parks Day celebrated their 100th birthday August 22nd at Brooklyn Bridge Park and we were invited to join in the fun and partake in all the activities.
The National Park Foundation and National Park Service, Bill Nye and Questlove celebrated the 100th birthday of the National Park Service on Monday, August 22nd. In partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park and One World Trade Center for the celebration, for the first time ever, New Yorkers worked together on a giant digital circuit board to control the color of the lights of One World Trade Center’s spire. The celebration featured music by Ramblin’ Dan, Questlove and a surprise musical performance.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of those parks that you could spend hours at because of the beautiful skylines, boats, restaurants and all the fun your kids can have there. Definitely a tourist stop and any picture you take there is beautiful. My son took some amazing shots.
The first thing we did when we arrived was got free ice cream from The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. From 1:30-3:30 free cones or cups of ice cream were given. My kids and I enjoyed that very much.
We met up with more bloggers and Melissa Musen Gerstein from (The Moms) to explore. My daughter made a sand necklace and took home coloring books. We also spun the wheel and answered trivia questions about history and won prizes.
Next we took a group photo then headed to the entertainment. Ramblin Dan and the Freewheelin Band did a wonderful job with his songs keeping the kids and parents on their toes. I couldn’t stop singing and dancing. This band is a husband and wife duo. I would attend any event/party they are performing at.
Here’s the schedule of events:
1:00 PM: Event opens to the public
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Free scoop of ice cream at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM: Ramblin’ Dan & the Freewheelin’ Band at the stage
3:00 PM – 3:10 PM: Junior Ranger Centennial Pledge Ceremony at the stage
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Smart Parks Game Jam at American Express tent
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Ramblin’ Dan & the Freewheelin’ Band at the stage
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Park RX Fitness class at the Harbor View Lawn
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM: Atlas Genius performance at the stage
7:30 PM – 7:45 PM: Remarks, including Secretary of Department of Interior Sally Jewell and Centennial Ambassador Bill Nye
7:45 PM – 10:00 PM: Edison Interactive Floor open to the public
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Questlove DJ set
10:00 PM: Event closes
The Park Exchange event series are designed not only to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday throughout the summer, but also to bring parks to life in unexpected places throughout the country.
There are over 400 national parks, even in big cities across the country. Join us in celebrating this historic moment and come #FindYourPark, o mejor dicho #EncuentraTuParque, in Brooklyn Bridge Park!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine as always.