Save the Date: September 28, 2018

The Great Dumbo Drop

Thousands of tiny elephants. One epic block party. Washington Street in Dumbo - Brooklyn's most photographed block.

The Great #DUMBODROP

A spectacle not to be missed.

Friday September 28, 2018

4–9PM | #DUMBODROP AT 6PM SHARP

ON WASHINGTON STREET AT WATER STREET

The Great Dumbo Drop is our annual Block Party tradition with a spectacle twist – thousands of elephants dropping onto Washington Street, Brooklyn's most photographed block!

The Block Party is free and open to all.

+ TASTE OF DUMBO & BEER GARDENS

+ LIVE PERFORMANCES

+ ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND KIDULTS

+ A SILENT AUCTION WITH DUMBO-FABULOUS ITEMS

A never-before seen stunt that enthralled onlookers

Brooklyn Paper

PLUS It's more than just a party:

THE #DUMBODROP itself is a fundraiser for DUMBO's local Title 1 public STEAM schools, PS307 Elementary School and the Dock Street Middle School.

PS307's award-winner cheerleaders, The Diamonds, led the 2017 festivities
PS307's award-winner cheerleaders, The Diamonds, led the 2017 festivities

PS 307 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

An elementary school focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). PS307 encompasses every child from Pre-K to Grade 5. students are immersed in STEM studies throughout their day and within all academic subjects.

THE DOCK STREET MIDDLE SCHOOL

A middle school focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, art and Math (STEAM) with a goal to foster curiosity, independence and problem solving in young people so that they are able to adapt to an ever-changing and complex world.

IN 2017, #DUMBODROP HELPED GIVE OUR SCHOOLS THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO HELP OUR KIDDOS SHINE.

With #DumboDrop funds, PS307 & The Dock Street School bought classroom supplies, dance costumes and wrestling equipment; bought LittleBits maker kits and computer software; and sent students on field trips to Yale, Harvard and to Randall's Island for a running competition!

Enter the #DumboDrop by 9/27 For a Chance to Win!

$20 elephant adoption = 1 chance to win major neighborhood prizes + 1 keepsake elephant to take home.

Adopt your elephant(s) by September 27th to be entered in the #DumboDrop.

Keepsake elephants will be available for pick up on Washington St. after the Drop on 9/28, and on October 1 from 12pm -7pm in the Archway. 

ADD TO YOUR #DUMBODROP COLLECTION!

THE 2018 KEEPSAKE PARACHUTE DESIGNED BY DUMBO ART-STAR CAM

Craig Anthony Miller (CAM) was born and raised in Brooklyn and is a local muralist and painter. He is inspired by graffiti and street art and his work has marked the neighborhood with murals on walls, major highways, the sides of buildings, and even inside local spots in DUMBO. CAM’s previous projects have included the 2009 Water Street Wall, his solo show Rituals of an Urban Yogi, and painting and curating 20 public walls throughout Brooklyn.

#DUMBODROP Prizes

170928 Yang Dumbo Drop Photos Highlights 26
FIRST PRIZE

A $1,000 DUMBO Shopping Spree!


Cam Painting Dumbo Drop
SECOND PRIZE

An original painting by CAM! Mixed media on wood. Painted in honor of this year's event.


Julianas Pizza
THIRD PRIZE

6 x VIP experiences at Juliana's Pizza! Cut the line passes for you + a friend, and free pizza each time.

ENTER THE GREAT DUMBO DROP BY SEPT 25!

BONUS: This year's 2018 Keepsake Parachute designed by DUMBO art star CAM

Rock the #DUMBODROP look

Limited Edition Tees, Totes & Posters designed by CAM

Entertainment on the Main Stage

At the corner of Washington and Water

Before the drop

4PM: CEREMONIAL OPENING  | Testing of the winds! 

4:30PM: NEW YORK KIDS CLUB | NYKC finest take the stage with their kiddo-friendly entertainment.

5:00PM: PS307 | Soulful singing, and more from our very own elementary school.

5:30PM: DOCK STREET SCHOOL | Sweet dance moves and more from our very own middle school.

5:45PM: THE DIAMONDS | PS307's award-winning cheerleaders count us down to the #DUMBODROP!

6:00PM: THE GREAT #DUMBODROP!

Accompanied by our favorite lady drummers Fogo Azul.

6:45PM: NATION BEAT | Nation Beat brings their jazz-infused, funkified New Orleans-meets-Brazil carnival sound to this festive headlining set.

Afterparty on Washington St

Finish off the night with a set by DUMBO's favorite DJ, Kai Song from 7-9pm at the Westville Bar.

Taste of Dumbo

Local bites priced for grazing. Try one, or try them all!

Beer gardens at the Block Party!

At Front Street Pizza, Westville and One Girl Cookie

Plus Taste of Dumbo along Water St!

Juliana's Pizza & Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory: mini version of Juliana's famous "Brookie Bridge" – a decadent, double chocolate chunk brownie/cookie, sandwiching creamy, ethereally light and perfectly balanced ice cream made fresh by the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.

Celestine: Muhamarra with pita & slices of fragrant olive oil cake.

Melt: Mini versions of their Classic, Lovelet, Morticia and Cinnamax ice cream sandwiches for sale.

Smile to Go: a selection of hits, including Maple Bacon Sliders, Kale Spanikopita, Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies, Rice Krispie Treats and cold beverages.

Untamed Sandwiches: debuting their Taqueria concept, with tinga, carnitas & vegetable tacos, Spicy eggplant dip, chermoula and Tres Leches cake.

Oddfellows: signature ice cream flavors from our newest neighbor.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill: Tuna Poke Bowl with cucumber, Japanese pickle & wakame.

Atrium: Rock Shrimp Roll and a Hibiscus Iced Tea.

Taco Dumbo: serving their vegan Impossible Tacos, Guac & chips and Mexican Street Corn Cups.

Plus more tasty bites from AlmarAtrium, Brooklyn Roasting CompanyCecconi'sFront Street Pizza, Seamore's, and Westville.

Activities for the kids and kidults

Activities on Washington Street

Capture the moment! Snap the perfect Drop-ified memento at the Two Trees Photobooth!   

Arts & Crafts! Get creative with Tafari Travel, Flocabulary, Smack MellonCreatively Wild, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Recess Dumbo, and Salon Dumbo.

Play games! Enjoy cornhole from our friends at Mt. Sinai Urgent Care and get the team together for street games with Come Out and Play.

Go virtual! With VR experiences from vrbar.

Get your art on! Check out the Photoville photography installation by the folks at United Photo Industries; and step into out tiny pop-up gallery featuring PS307 artists.

Channel your inner engineer! At the PS307 Makers Table.

Go analog! Take a photo with one of the disposable cameras scattered along the block, capturing your moment in analog form. Look for balloons indicating cameras along the block. This quirky art project honors Olympia Point, a utopian society that existed in 1800’s Dumbo. See your moment transferred to digital @olympia_point.

Lounge! Take a break on beautiful pieces by DUMBO's star furniture maker, Mark Jupiter.

Climb to new heights! On the NYPD Rock Climbing Wall.

Practice your fire safety! With the FDNY Smoke House.

Silent Auction inside Salon Dumbo

Bid on DUMBO-fabulous items while raising money for our schools.

Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors

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