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Saturday, August 24th, 2013


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Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

Take a Field Trip with us and discover the tucked away neighborhood of Red Hook, where Washington fled the British and Al Capone got his start in hard crime. Follow the footsteps of Eleanor Roosevelt, float along on the last wooden railway barge, sample locally made wine, and discover what's under Ikea's vast parking lot.

With a history dating back to the country's earliest years, Red Hook's shipbuilding yards and ports were the site of revolutionary fortresses, controversial housing projects, and an enviable view of Lady Liberty. “The Point” inspired Lovecraft, Arthur Miller and Harlan Ellison alike, and has been home to bootleggers and iron workers, shipbuilders and gangsters with pet lions. Once named one of the “worst neighborhoods in the United States”, Red Hook has proven its new found resilience and integrity through community efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy's devastation.

Field Trip Day is an afternoon of local discovery, challenges, one-day-only opportunities, and hidden surprises. Armed with the Field Trip app and your wits, an afternoon's adventure will reveal the city's secrets - from the longest underwater road in the US to artisan chocolate, whiskey, and homemade key lime pies.

Field Trip

Field Trip Day will be best enjoyed with the Field Trip app as your virtual tour guide.

Available for Android and iOS.

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Wear your walking shoes and allow enough time for transportation!
Start

Louis Valentino Jr. Park, Coffey St & Ferris St, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231

3pm, Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Field Trip Day's starting locations is at Louis Valentino Jr. Park where you will get a start package that will to help explore the neighborhood. To get to the park we suggest you take the ferry or the subway to the bus. If coming from Brooklyn you can take the G to Smith / 9th street and catch the B61 bus. Alternatively (and we suggest it because it is nice) you can take the East River Ferry or subway to the Wall St. Pier 11 stop in Manhattan and then take the Ikea Ferry from Wall Street's Pier 11 to the Fairway/Van Brunt stop in Redhook

End

Brooklyn Crab, 24 Reed St, Redhook, Brooklyn, NY 11231

After a day of exploration we will be meeting up at the Brooklyn Crab at 5:30ish for food, drinks and mini-golf. First rounds on us!

This is not a tour. There is no guide. It is discovery, pure & simple.

Space is limited. Register for Field Trip Day Brooklyn below.

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