Happy birthday Brooklyn Bridge!
The bridge turns 125 this week and there's plenty of fun stuff scheduled to celebrated our beloved Brooklyn Bridge. The city's fete goes down tonight at 7:45. We'll have fireworks, music, dancing - and Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz in period garb - woo hoo!
But of you want to party for the bridge's birthday on through the weekend, here are a few more celebration events from Williamsburg's City Reliquary:
The Brooklyn Bridge: 125 Years of Inspiration
What: Art exhibit featuring pieces by NYC-based students aged K-college as inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge.
Where: The City Reliquary; 379 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg
When: Artists Reception Fri., May 23rd, 7p.m. - 10 p .m.; Show runs through June 15
Admission: Pay what you wish
Brooklyn Bridge Birthday Bike Ride
The City Reliquary commorates the the opening day of the bridge - May 24th 1883 - with a birthday bike ride. Meet at the City Reliquary Museum at 370 Metropolitan Ave. near Havemeyer St. at 12:00 noon on Sat., May 24.
The ride leaves from the museum and runs 10 miles roundtrip, ending at the Brooklyn Bridge anchorage with birthday cake, drinks and souvenir t-shirts ($5).
-- Lauren Johnston