Red Hook Fest 2021

Part 1

Available Friday | June 11th | 6 pm ET | View on Demand throughout June

Dance like no one’s watching from the comfort of your own home to Cornelio Joseph’s drumline, and catch your breath while you watch Laura Anderson Barbata and The Brooklyn Jumbies lead a stilt-walking procession through Red Hook. Get your heart racing again by virtually join Rajonna Lewis’s West African Dance class!

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Part 2

Part 2: Friday | June 18th | 6 pm ET | View on Demand throughout June

Cora Dance kicks us off with three stunning pieces choreographed by Mateo Vidals featuring the choreographer, Phoebe Pfaffman, and Dahsir Hausif. Join the jam session with LayeRhythm as the emcees, band, and dancers create interactive, high-flying performances. Take a dance break with DJ Jive Poetic, and keep it going as Los Cumpleaños end the evening with energetic tropical rhythms!

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Red Hook Fest 2021

June 5 | June 12 | Online

Red Hook Fest returns with live music and dance performances, community tabling, family-friendly activities, and free food giveaways!

Red Hook Fest returns Friday, June 4th with 3 nights of live performances, family-friendly activities, vital resources, and much-needed celebration!

Our lineup features a powerful array of New York’s most talented and progressive artists, including Laura Anderson Barbata with the Brooklyn Jumbies, Jive Poetic, DJ Mikey Palms, Los Cumpleaños, LayeRhythm Jam, and Cora Dance’s Mateo Vidal.

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Saturday | June 5th | 5-7 pm ET | Processional from Clinton St./Centre Mall to Coffey Park

Join Laura Anderson Barbata and the Brooklyn Jumbies in a processional through the Red Hook Houses and Coffey Park. And if that doesn’t get you on your feet, you won’t be able to resist dancing while Cornelio Joseph leads a drumline performance!

Saturday | June 12th | 4-6 pm ET | Richard St. | Between Pioneer St/ Visitation Pl.

Red Hook Fest will wrap 2021 programming with an evening of music and dance, emceed by Jive Poetic. Featuring performances by LayeRhythm Jam and Los Cumpleaños, audiences can sing and dance (socially distanced) with their neighbors. With local organizations, resources, food giveaways, and activities for the whole family, June 12th will bring a fun and festive close to two weeks of much-needed celebration.



We are proud to partner with the organizations working to make NYC a more sustainable, and just community. As a result of these partnerships, we can share vital resources, education, and services. Visit our COVID-19 response & resource page to learn more about the resources currently available to our community.

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Local Heroes

Hook Arts Media is proud to spotlight the fantastic relief efforts in Red Hook during the upcoming Red Hook Fest! In this uncertain time, Red Hook’s residents, essential workers, volunteers, and community leaders have risen to the occasion to offer food, supplies, and other invaluable resources and support. We want to share a snapshot of the efforts locals have undertaken to support their neighbors, and what better time than the Red Hook Fest livestream on June 27, 2020?

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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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