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.
+ FREE FAMILY CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES
+ LIVE PERFORMANCES
+ LOCAL BITES FROM OUR FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANTS
+ A SILENT AUCTION WITH DUMBO-FABULOUS ITEMS
A never-before seen stunt that enthralled onlookers
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 9/25 For a Chance to Win!
$20 elephant adoption = 1 chance to win major neighborhood prizes + 1 keepsake elephant to take home.
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.
A $500 Neighborhood Shopping Spree!
SIX OF THESE: A free pie + "Two People Cut the Line" passes to Juliana's Pizza, valid any time through September 2019.
The Party in Pictures
Food & Fun
Entertainment on the mainstage
Our favorite lady drummers, New York Kids Club's finest, kindergarten comedians, award-winning cheerleaders, student performers and more. Details coming soon.
Local bites for purchase on Water Street - priced for grazing!
Try one, or all of them!
- Juliana's Pizza & Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory with be serving up 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.
- Untamed Sandwiches is 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.
Activities for the kids and kidults on Washington Street
Street games from Come Out and Play, Photoville Photo Cubes, arts & crafts with Smack Mellon, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and much more to be announced.