Red Hook Fest 22
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Heather Harvey, Director of Marketing
Hook Arts Media, Red Hook Fest
(718) 643-6790 x 2
The Illustrious Blacks and Martha Redbone Join Red Hook Fest Lineup
Red Hook, Brooklyn, March 10, 2022: For more than 25 years, Red Hook’s largest annual cultural event 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.
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 The Illustrious Blacks and Martha Redbone in addition to other NYC-based dancers and bands. Over the years, Red Hook Fest has featured performances by Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Ani Taj and Dance Cartel, Camille A. Brown, and Chop & Quench AKA the Fela! Band. Hook Arts Media looks forward to sharing the full festival lineup in the coming weeks.
After two years of alternative programming, Red Hook Fest will return to the waterfront and welcome thousands of attendees to enjoy resources, activities, and stunning performances for free. Featuring a dazzling lineup of NYC’s dance companies and bands in addition to talented pre-professional youth groups, the Red Hook Fest mainstage celebration is a uniquely powerful- and necessary- cultural event.
# # #
Opening Ceremony, Friday, June 3rd
5 pm EDT | Patrick F. Daly School (P.S. 15) | 71 Sullivan St. Red Hook, Brooklyn
Mainstage Event, Saturday, June 4th
2 pm EDT | Valentino Park & Pier | Coffey & Ferris Streets, Red Hook, Brooklyn