SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — Movies, music, pop-up shops and a host of other events will join the Brooklyn Flea’s food vendors and bars in the South Street Seaport this summer, helping to reinvigorate the hurricane-ravaged neighborhood with a dose of fun.
Seaport developer Howard Hughes Corporation, working with the city and several special events organizers, unveiled plans for summer programming called “Sea/Change” that will bring temporary storefronts, made from shipping containers, as well as movie screenings and concerts to the area, starting Memorial Day weekend.
Howard Hughes is setting up a large movie screen at the intersection of Fulton and Front Streets, for a weekly outdoor movie screening, the company said in a statement.
The space, set on a stage, will also be used for concerts every Wednesday night in June. Chairs will be set up on a massive section of grass rolled out onto the cobblestone streets for the music and movies.
Howard Hughes, which is slated to start construction on its multi-million-dollar overhaul of Pier 17 this fall, agreed in March to push back the start date of its project to allow local vendors a chance to recoup some of their losses from the storm.
Along with the current tenants of Pier 17, new retailers will also sell goods on the pier for the summer.
The Seaport will also feature a host of art events and walking tours, Howard Hughes said.