BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — Brooklynites can go fly a kite — in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The second annual Brooklyn Kite Festival will take place on the Harbor View Lawn on Saturday, June 23, and judging from last year, attendees might want to get there early.
“We had an extremely enthusiastic response the first year with almost 2,000 people,” said event organizer Angie Chait, a local mom. “There was actually a line of people stretching down the hill an hour before we opened the lawn.”
Chait conceived of the idea after attending a kite festival outside Brooklyn and realized that her neighborhood needed one also. She gathered volunteers from the community and, on a shoestring budget, pulled the event together in two months.
And attendees who don’t have kites can make their own on the spot. There will also be an arts and crafts tent, a screening of the movie Patang about the traditional kite festival in India and Blue Marble Ice Cream carts.
The Brooklyn Kite Festival takes place on the Harbor View Lawn in Brooklyn Bridge Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit for more information visit Brooklyn Kite Festival's Facebook Page.