Hook Arts Media presents 29th annual Red Hook Fest

After more than two years of alternative programming, Red Hook Fest will return to the waterfront and welcome thousands of attendees to enjoy resources, activities, and dazzling performances for free. Featuring Martha Redbone, The Illustrious Blacks, Bombazo Dance Co., Batalá New York, MNFST Worldwide, and Emcee Jive Poetic in addition to talented pre-professional youth groups, the Red Hook Fest mainstage celebration is a uniquely powerful- and necessary- cultural event. 

The opening ceremony will begin at 5 pm EDT on Friday, June 3rd at P.S. 15 with DJ-curated music, a neighborhood dance party, free community barbecue, and family-friendly activities. Festivities will continue at 2 pm EDT on Saturday, June 4th with the mainstage event, featuring our stunning lineup of dance companies and bands in addition to FREE harborside kayaking, face painting, and other activities and resources courtesy of our community resource fair.

For nearly 30 years, Red Hook’s largest annual cultural event has brought neighbors, professional artists, youth performers, and community organizations together as co-creators in a much-beloved summer tradition. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the festival went entirely virtual. In 2021, Hook Arts Media produced a smaller-scale festival and encouraged reduced turnout in addition to virtual VOD (view on demand) festival participation. This year, Hook Arts Media is thrilled to celebrate the 29th Annual Red Hook Fest with a return to the waterfront!

See the lineup and learn more about this year’s festival at RedHookFest.com!


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Young Performers

For the first time in Red Hook Fest history, we won’t be able to host young performers on the Red Hook Fest stage. We’ve seen amazing ballet, hip hop, folk dance, and more performances from New York’s best pre-professional dancers. This year, we’ll share a tribute to some of the most powerful performances from these talented young people over our past 27 years.

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Red Hook Fest Over the Years

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Hook Arts Media has proudly produced Red Hook’s largest annual festival for more than 25 years! But isn’t cheap or easy. A much-beloved free summer concert, dance show, party, and community barbecue all in one, Red Hook Fest is a can’t-miss tradition for New Yorkers and tourists alike. But as a small nonprofit, this festival isn’t a cheap or easy undertaking. Please donate to help bring our beloved festival back for years to come! Just $5.75/month can provide MetroCards for a dozen participating artists.

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