From the City to the Stars: A Night of Stargazing at Brooklyn Bridge Park!

Friday, June 3, 2011 8:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Join professional and amateur astronomers for a free evening of urban stargazing!

An outdoor party beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and the twinkling canvas of the night sky, this will be a night to explore and discover the vast wonders of the cosmos.

Bring your telescope if you have one, or use one of the dozens we’ll have on hand. Or crawl under the night canvas of the Discovery Dome, an HD curved projection theater featuring asteroids, the solar system, and future space technologies for living on the moon and beyond.

Bring a blanket, grab a tasty street bite and a glass of wine from the area food trucks, and space out to the cosmic beats of DJ Duckcomb (from the band Trap.Avoid) as we look to the stars together and imagine the worlds beyond. Click here to read more about this event.

Friday, June 3, 2011 8:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Trip to NY Aquarium kicks-off 2011 BBPC project with Coney Island Restart High School

Mista Oh! has once again teamed up with The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for another really cool project to get Brooklyn’s teenagers involved in the spirit of community service while learning about Brooklyn’s ecology and New York’s estuary system.

Check out the 2009 Community Service Club with NY Cares the NYC Water and Soil Conservation District, and the 2010 Community Service Club where Brooklyn’s high schoolers took the lead in teaching the 4th graders of PS 499 about Brooklyn’s industrial and Maritime history.

The 2011 project will bring artist/environmentalist Nim Lee and friends out to Coney Island to help Restart High School students with their Brooklyn College Science Fair project. The project will meet for 6-8 sessions – starting with a visit to the NY Aquarium where students learned a bit about the world of local marine invertebrates, dissected squid, viewed and handled several species, and engaged in laboratory microscope work.

The project will continue with in a series of and out-of classroom activities to learn about The Cove Between the Bridges curriculum and to develop a poster showing comparisons of water samples and marine life between Coney Island and Brooklyn Bridge Park.