September 27, 2019

The Great Dumbo Drop

Thousands of Elephants. One Epic Block Party. On Washington Street - Brooklyn's Most Photographed Block!

INTRODUCING: THE #DISCODROP! A GLOWING EVENING EXTRAVAGANZA.

Come for #DUMBODROP at 6pm. Stay for #DISCODROP at 7:40pm. Then Party with us and Sixpoint at the Archway Afterparty.

DUMBO DROP 2019

A spectacle not to be missed.

A NEVER-BEFORE SEEN STUNT THAT ENTHRALLED ONLOOKERS

Brooklyn paper

Brooklyn's most iconic block party with a spectacle twist – thousands of elephants dropping onto Washington Street!

Friday September 27, 2019

on Washington Street at Water Street

Block party from 4 - 9pm

#DUMBODROP at 6 PM

#DISCODROP at 7:45 PM

The Block Party is Free and Open to All.

Taste of Dumbo. Beer gardens. A Bedazzling Contest. Live performances. Activities for kids and kidults. An Archway Afterparty.

Enter the #DumboDrop

Enter by 9/26/2019 for a chance to win!

TWO DROPS. THOUSANDS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO WIN!

Each Entry = 1 chance to win + 1 souvenir elephant to take home after The Drop! Enter one, enter both!

2019 Dumbo Drop Square
#DUMBODROP @6PM SHARP

GRAND PRIZE: $1,000 to spend as you wish in Dumbo! 

SECOND PRIZE: All-you-can-eat ice cream party for up to 20 guests at Oddfellows!

THIRD PRIZE: Juliana's Pizza VIP package: A six pack of "Skip-The-Line + A free pie" passes!

ENTER HERE!


2019 Dumbo Drop Square Disco
#DISCODROP @7:40PM SHARP

GRAND PRIZE: Private Rooftop Party for 10 at Time Out Market New York!

SECOND PRIZE: A Beat The Bomb evening extravaganza for 12!

ENTER HERE!

Deadline to enter is September 26 at 8pm EST.

You do not need to be present to win!

ENTER THE GREAT DUMBO DROP BY SEPT 26!

BONUS: This year's 2019 Keepsake Parachute designed by Morning Breath

Add to your #DumboDrop Collection

2019 Souvenir Parachute designed by Dumbo's Own Morning Breath

Morning Breath is Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto. In 1996, the two worked together as the in-house design department at Think Skateboards in San Francisco. There, they began a style of collaborating that would take them into the next decade.

In 2002, Cunningham and Noto formalized their partnership with the creation of Morning Breath, Inc, a boutique studio located in Brooklyn, NY. Since Then, their collaborations have grown beyond skateboard/snowboard graphics to include, music packaging, apparel, advertising, poster design and more. The two have also been part of many showings of their personal work.

Today, Doug and Jason split their creative energies and time between commercial and personal work. Over the last decade the two have been nominated for a grammy, showcased in numerous design books/publications, and have been invited to speak about, and showtheir work around the globe.

Elephant Bedazzle Extravaganza Experience

It’s a contest - with Celebrity Judges!

New this year! Enter the #DumboDrop and/or the #DiscoDrop, and visit the Elephant Bedazzle Extravaganza Experience at the Westville Bar!

At the Bedazzle Extravaganza Experience, artists of all ages can customize parachutes and elephants, with state-of-the-art materials. Grab a beer and compete for more prizes, awarded by Celebrity Judges, on the hunt for local creative talent.

Prizes for Most Spectacular Elephant will be awarded in the following categories:
* PEEWEE: 0-5 years old
* APPRENTICES: 6 - 8 years old
* TWEENS: 9-12 years old
* TEENS: 13-18 years old
* KIDULTS: 19+ years old

Pre-sale for the Bedazzling Experience is available here.

Additional Bedazzling Experiences will be available at the Block Party.

Entertainment on the Main Stage

At the corner of Washington and Water

With Master of Ceremonies, Sonya Lamonakis - Heavyweight champion and educator!

4PM: CEREMONIAL OPENING I Testing of the winds!

4:10PM: POWEHOUSE STORY HOUR | Stories of Elliott the Elephant.

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

5:30PM: PS307 I Soulful singing, and more from our very own elementary school.

5:45PM: DOCK STREET SCHOOL I Sweet dance moves and more from our very own middle school.

5:55PM: THE DIAMONDS I PS307's award-winning cheerleaders count us down to the #DUMBODROP!

6:00PM: THE GREAT #DUMBODROP! Accompanied by our favorite lady drummers Fogo Azul.

6:20PM: THE DRUMADICS | This funky beat-n-brass band featuring the bucket drum takes the stage in a headlining set.

7:30PM: THE #DISCODROP! | New this year, our illuminated evening extravaganza.

8PM: ARCHWAY AFTER PARTY

PLUS ALL DAY: DJ Kai Song at the Westville Bar!

Fun for All

Along Washington Street

Capture the moment! Snap the perfect Drop-ified memento at the Two Trees and Sawyer photobooths.

Get your coloring on! Get creative with Front & York, Tafari Travel, Smack Mellon, and the Dumbo Gan

Glam it up! Paint your face and get a glitter tattoo from Mt. Sinai and Recess Dumbo, or have Salon Dumbo do up your hair.

Bar games!  Cornhole and more at One Girl Cookies. 

Go virtual! With VR experiences from vrbar.

See some art! Check out the Photoville photography installation by the folks at United Photo Industries; and step into out tiny pop-up gallery featuring Dock Street School artists.

Play! with play dough and lounge in The Wing's corner.

Channel your inner engineer! Build a Manhattan Bridge from recycled materials with Sawyer, or build an egg parachute with Bright Horizons.

Custom reading lists! Take a fun quiz and get a custom reading list in moment from the folks at the Brooklyn Public Library.

Taste of Dumbo

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

Supporting Our Schools

#DUMBODROP & #DISCODROP proceeds support our local Title 1 Schools

Did you know? The Great Dumbo Drop is more than just a party.

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

The PS307 Diamonds perform at The Great Dumbo Drop every year
The PS307 Diamonds perform at The Great Dumbo Drop every year

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 2018, #DUMBODROP HELPED GIVE OUR SCHOOLS THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO HELP OUR KIDDOS SHINE.

With #DumboDrop funds, PS307 & The Dock Street School bought materials for their art and music programs; purchased microbits & adafruit equipment, giving students  hands-on experiences with electronics, programming and circuitry; supported their student government bodies, got new soccer jerseys, sent students on a field trip to Harvard, where they participated in a panel of STEM Harvard  students, toured the Engineering and Applied Math departments, and had fun at a cookout hosted by the Black Man Forum.

In 2018, we raised $20k for our public schools!

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Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors

We couldn’t do it without you!

The Following Dumbobians have answered the call!

All Proceeds from The Drops Support our Title 1 Public Schools, PS307 Elementary & Dock St Middle School. Together, we are helping give our kiddos the resources they need to shine.


CHAMPIONS (100+ Elephants)

Charity Shumway

ROCKSTARS (6+ Elephants)

Dana Hughes and Melissa Prober

Dianne Rogers

Robert Moore

BOOSTERS (1+ Elephants)

Alex Barron

Andrew Pennant

Ann Mathews

Anne Chan

Ayisha Doyle

Betty Contreras

Brandon Nydell

Cami Hoffman

Caroline Culler

Christine Motley

David Erbach

Dillon Horowitz

Edoardo Fasana

Elena Fanna

Elizabeth Phillips

Emily Edwards

Evelin Montoya

Gabrielle Maguire

Guillermo Kennedy

Henry and Jaki Florsheim

Howard Levin

Israel Horowitz

James Chan

Jenny Leung

Jody Kitcher

John Kresse

Joseph Nazitto

Kathy L Lubner

Katie Nahoum

Katy Gaul

Kevin Albano

Michelle Ridgely

Mike Roberts

Nneka Smith

Osaze Daniel

Patrice Jennings

Patrick Cogny

Peter Borgstrom

Sara Reisberg

Sarah Feingold

Shiu Lei Woo

Sylvia Gardner-Wittgenstein

Tamara Quixabeira

Theresa Goetz

Willie Crosland

#DumboDrop Design

Through the Years

2017: Our inaugural #DUMBODROP design was created by Selman Design.

2018: We commissioned CAM (Craig Anthony Miller) to create a new look.

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