Cultural Tourism- is the subset of tourism concerned with a country or region’s culture, specifically the lifestyle of the people in those geographic areas, the history of those people, their art, architecture, religion, and other elements that helped shape their way of life.
In Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO you can find a lot of cultural type of tourism.
Those are just few examples:
- The Fence – 1,000 foot photographic installation that stretches from Empire Fulton Ferry in Dumbo to Pier 5. 40 photographers captured the essence of ” community” falling within the categories of HOME, STREETS, PEOPLE, CREATURES and PLAY.
- Waterfront History Signage- highlights the park’s past, as well as fun facts about its ecology and sustainability.
- Syfy movies with the view – Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. There is no better place to be than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.
- Shakespeare at Sunset- free performance in outdoor theater for those who loves Shakespeare!
The visit to Brooklyn Bridge Park was great! It was really cold and I was really skeptical about it at first but during the visit I changed my mind. It was great to learn all those amazing facts about the park, I been in NYC for a few years and i didn’t know all those information. I would love to see a movie under the stars and now I know where I can have this experience. There was a Cafe on the water and I’m sure eating there with the view of Manhattan has to be something unique. Afterwards we walked through the Park to “Brooklyn Roasting Company”, where we met with the owner of the place. He told us so many facts about coffee, how decaffeinated coffee is created and the areas that has the best coffee. He takes his coffee from Peru and they promote fair trade which is really important. The owner told the class about the begging of the company and how his love for coffee started. We got a chance to sample some of their coffee from Brazil, Colombia and Ethiopia. This was really interesting trip and I’m looking forward to future field trips.