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All Things New York City – The Daily Buzz Special Edition: Brooklyn Bridge Turns 125!

Posted Friday, May 23rd, 2008 at 4:30 pm by Neighborbee in Cultural Bees. More in 10038

It’s Memorial Day this weekend, and while many of you will be heading to the Jersey Shore, the Hamptons or other beachy destinations, we at neighborbeeblog wanted to make sure that those of you who were staying here were properly entertained. Fortunately for you, this weekend is the Brooklyn Bridge’s 125th birthday, and there are a ton of Brooklyn and bridge-themed activities for everyone! Listed below are some of our favorites, but for a full list of events, click here.

Friday, May 23

Brooklyn Bridge Film Series: open-air showing of Walt Disney Pictures’ Enchanted (2007; rated PG), a modern-day fairy tale set in Manhattan. Empire – Fulton Ferry State Park. Doors open at 6PM, film starts at 8:30PM.

Saturday, May 24

Brooklyn Bridge Film Series at BAM: Ken Burns’ documentary Brooklyn Bridge (1981). BAM, 30 Lafayette Avenue, 4:30PM.

It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) starring Frank Sinatra. Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, film begins at 8:30PM

Brooklyn Icons Mini-Golf: play mini golf on a course that features Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Army Plaza and KeySpan Park. 1-5 on Saturday and Sunday at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. For more information, go to or call 718-802-3846.

Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour: Brooklyn’s official historian Ron Schweiger, will give a tour of the Brooklyn Bridge at 11am. Free. Meet at Manhattan-side arch of the Brooklyn Bridge. Call 718-802-3846 for more information.

Sunday, May 25

Tour de Brooklyn: 2,000 bicyclists will ride all around Brooklyn in this leisurely 19-mile tour

Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tours at 1PM and 4PM. Dave “The Bridge Man” Fieder will give tours of the bridge (met at Brooklyn side of the bridge. Call 718-802-3846 for more information.

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