DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – The “Willoughby Walks” series returns next week, temporarily transforming the blocks surrounding the intersection of Willoughby and Lawrence Streets into a car-free public playground.
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) and the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will present the “traffic-free oasis” for three consecutive Wednesdays (from 12pm to 8pm) with a different theme each week.
The series kicks off on May 15 with a Jazz Fest theme featuring brass bands, a New Orleans-style parade, and a Jazz Age lawn party. Click here for more info and the schedule.
The theme will be Street Art on May 22 with public art activations, DJs, pop & lock lessons, and a “Vinyl Nights” dance party. Click here for more info and the schedule.
The Willoughby Walks series winds down on May 29 with Cirque du Willoughby, a celebration of the circus. The downtown streets will be filled with stilt walkers, jugglers, unicyclists, acrobats, magicians, and marching bands. Click here for more.
Throughout the series, the streets will be equipped with ping pong tables, chess tables, giant board games, beach chairs, and more. Kids can have fun with Bubbledad, Drag Queen Story Hour, face painting, and other activities. Food and beverages will be available at Circa Beer Garden, Big Eye Sushi, and Pret A Manger.
Learn more about “Willoughby Walks” at downtownbrooklyn.com.