High Bridge Festival: Saturday July 25th 12pm-4pm

Isn't the High Bridge Old News already? We've had quite a few rides go over it already...... wait, we have not formally celebrated its opening!

5BBC is co-sponsoring, along with many others, this party (aka High Bridge Festival) to celebrate the re-opening of this great piece of NYC history connecting two of our five beloved boroughs.

Here are some of the details also available at this web site. If you would like to volunteer at our table on the Bronx side, please contact communications@5bbc.org

Join NYC Parks for The High Bridge Festival at Highbridge Park, on both the Manhattan and Bronx sides of the Harlem River!

The High Bridge Festival celebrates the historic reopening of the High Bridge, NYC's oldest standing bridge. This free event has something for everyone to enjoy. Activities include:

  • Bridge Making Workshop by the Bronx Children’s Museum
  • Walking tours of the High Bridge
  • Puppet Mobile by CityParks Foundation
  • Rowing instruction and demonstrations by the Harlem River Community Rowing
  • Live entertainment presented by ZTE
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 Photo Booth
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Kids’ obstacle course
  • International food
  • A special guest appearance by Dora The Explorer!

And don’t miss the SummerStage concert featuring Jose Peña Suazo y La Banda Gorda at 7:00 p.m.

The High Bridge Festival will also feature activities, performances, and information from more than a dozen community partners, including: Bike New York, Bronx Children’s Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Circa ’95, City Parks Foundation, CLIMB, Cocolart, Five Borough Bicycle Club, Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, Harlem River Community Rowing, Highbridge Voices, Jenae Schwartz, Robleswrites Productions, Row New York, Unicycle Bridge Tour, Waterfront Alliance.

The High Bridge Festival is supported by ZTE, Fresh Direct, Emblem Health, FlatRate Moving, and Kung Fu Panda 3.