Happening Now: Head to Brooklyn Bridge Park And Check Out GlassBarge On Your Lunch Break

Brooklyn Bridge Park always comes alive in the spring, summer and fall. There’s the soccer fields, and the ice cream shops, and the open-air pizzerias. (More on those later.) And there’s the GlassBarge, an actual, yes, barge parked at Brooklyn Bridge Park offering hourly, free-to-the-public glassmaking demonstrations from May 17 – 28. Come May 28, the barge will pack up shop and travel north on the Hudson and then westward on the Eerie Canal for four months, stopping at various locales — Yonkers, Albany, Buffalo, Seneca Falls, to name a few — before ending the tour in Corning, New York. All of this is being put on by the Corning Museum of Glass to recreate — and commemorate — the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocating to Corn-ing from Brooklyn via the New York Waterways 150 years ago. A celebration of local history and innovation? Sounds like our kind of project.

Be sure to get (free) tickets while you can (available here), and bring the whole team.

GlassBarge Pier 5
ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina
Brooklyn Bridge Park