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First Ever BAT Block Party!

Come celebrate the Brooklyn Army Terminal’s 100th birthday with our first ever BAT Block Party. The event will feature the diverse community of Sunset Park with a free concert, local food vendors, a beer and wine garden with local breweries and wineries, an art exhibit collective by ChaShaMa artists and ArtBuilt, augmented & virtual reality room by NYU Tandon School of Engineering, performances by local community groups, and featured tenants from the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Fun children’s activities include kite-making by the Spinning Winds, face-painting, and more!

Our stage will feature performances by top musical artists, along with one of New York City’s favorite DJs.

The Block Party is a family event and is open to all ages.

FREE Brooklyn Army Terminal T-Shirts and Baseball Hats for the First 250 Guests! (One per guest)

Register here.

PLEASE NOTE:

The following will NOT be allowed at the Block Party:

  • Outside beverages of any type
  • Large backpacks or bags
  • Smoking on campus, including e-cigarettes/vape pens
  • Pets
  • Outside music audible to others
FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The Block Party is open to all ages. ID is not required, but please registier online and bring your FREE ticket to enter the event. The beer & wine garden will be 21-and-over and will require legal proof of age to enter.

How do I enter the Brooklyn Army Terminal Campus for the BAT Block Party?
The main pedestrian Block Party entrance is located on 58th and 1st Avenue. The car parking entrance is located at 63rd Street and 2nd Avenue.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Brooklyn Army Terminal is easily reached via public transportation.

  • Subway: Take the N and R lines to 59th Street in Brooklyn. Exit the subway on 58th Street. Walk West on 58th Street three blocks towards the waterfront. The Block Party entrance is located on 58th and 1st Avenue.
  • Bus: The B11 stops at 58th St and 1st Ave, the B37 Bus stops at 58th Street and 3rd Avenue
  • NYC Ferry: Take the NYC Ferry to Sunset Park, via the Rockaway or South Brooklyn routes. There will be an entrance to the Block Party from the pier. (Please note: tickets are $2.75, MetroCards are not accepted). For schedules, visit ferry.nyc or the NYC Ferry app.
  • Free Ferry: A NY Water Taxi boat has been chartered for this event. No tickets are needed, and riders will be boarded on a first-come, first-served basis. This ferry operates between Pier 11/Wall Street and Sunset Park/Brooklyn Army Terminal (first ferry leaves Pier 11 at around 12:00 PM, and last ferry leaves BAT at around 8:30 PM).
  • Bike: You are welcome to ride and bring your bicycle to the Block Party, but you may not ride your bicycle once on the campus. There will be bicycle racks available at the event.
  • Car: There will be limited free parking available. The car parking entrance is located at 63rd Street and 2nd Avenue

What can I bring into the event?
Please see the list above for items not allowed. We recommend a small clear bag for personal possessions.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact us here.

Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?
Yes. Please register through this Eventbrite and bring the printed ticket or proof of registration on your phone to the Block Party.

Is my ticket transferable?
We are asking that everyone register in advance to the Block Party. If your friend would like to register for you that is okay, just be sure to bring the Eventbrite confirmation form or proof of registration on your phone.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
We are asking that everyone register in advance to the Block Party. If your friend would like to register for you that is okay, just be sure to bring the Eventbrite confirmation form or proof of registration on your phone.