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Red Hook Fest

It’s an unprecedented time, and we’re all called upon to reinvent our cherished traditions in new ways. For over 25 years, this annual Brooklyn festival featured a 2-day summer celebration. Friday night would kick off a weekend of fun with a dance party, performances by local artists, and DJ-curated tunes. The festival would continue into Saturday on the scenic Red Hook waterfront with a free concert and soaring dance performances. Hook Arts Media proudly partners with local nonprofits around Red Hook in addition to other NYC community organizations and agencies to provide free resources and family-friendly activities. Parents can enjoy the festival while kids can enjoy scavenger hunts, kayaking on the harbor, art classes, and face-painting. The summer festival would come to a close with a headliner performance as the sun sets on one of Brooklyn’s most scenic neighborhoods. While we can’t gather together as we’ve done over our previous 26 years, Hook Arts Media is proud to announce that Red Hook Fest 2020 will happen this summer.

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Red Hook Fest

Fridays | July 3-17th | 6 PM EST

Join us from the comfort of your homes to livestream Red Hook Fest 2020 for FREE! RSVP via the link below to receive same-day notifications about the festival.


Our lineup features a powerful array of New York’s most talented and progressive artists. We also look forward to sharing 3 brief video profiles of Red Hook’s local heroes. These local changemakers were amongst those who confronted this year’s challenges and spearheaded life-saving relief efforts in our community. We’ll also celebrate the dozens of youth performers who’ve graced the Red Hook Fest stage with their stunning performances.

Story Time

Before the July 10th and 17th Red Hook Fest broadcasts, livestream a special storytime on Instagram Live. On Friday, July 10th, Angel Elektra of Drag Queen Story Hour will read “Don’t Touch My Hair” by Sharee Miller. Stay tuned to stream Red Hook Fest at 6 pm.

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Hook Arts Media has proudly produced the annual Red Hook Fest since the early 1990s, and while we are happy to present FREE world-class performances to the public, it is neither an inexpensive or simple endeavor. For nearly 30 years, we’ve brought this wonderful event to our community. If you can, please consider donating to Hook Arts Media today. Your support will help us invite more artists and provide more opportunities for emerging young artists. Most importantly, your support will help us keep Red Hook Fest free and accessible to the public for many more decades to come!

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Support Red Hook Fest

Hook Arts Media produces the annual Red Hook Fest, bringing world-class artists to our Red Hook community at no cost to the audience. As a small nonprofit, this festival is neither simple nor inexpensive to produce. Please donate to help bring our beloved festival back for years to come! Just $5.75/month can provide MetroCards for a dozen participating artists.