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Special Event Permits

Reserve a court for the day, celebrate a birthday, host your marriage proposal, or gather for a corporate retreat at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

A special event permit is required for any group activity involving more than 20 people or a group activity involving less than 20 people for which specific space within the Park is requested to be reserved, casual Park use does not require a permit.

If you would like to propose a large-scale public event or public art installation, see below. Please note that private events, classes, or lessons where participation, tickets, or entrance fees are collected require special permissions.

Application Process

Special event permits are required for the following:

  • Any activity involving more than 20 people at one time. This includes school trips, picnics, and field days.
  • Any activity for which specific space within the Park (i.e. a sports field or court) is requested to be reserved, including for groups with less than 20 people at one time.
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee approval. Your event is not confirmed until you have received a permit directly from Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Permit Terms & Conditions

Selecting a Date

Use of Furniture, Decorations, and Prohibited Activities

Insurance Requirements

Events at the Pier 2 Roller Rink

Events at Glide Ice Rink

Events at Jane’s Carousel

Events at St. Ann’s Warehouse

Due to the nature of individual events, not all details can be addressed here. For all other questions about your special event, please submit your permit application for review.

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School Trips or Field Days

  • School trips and field days are allowed for a maximum group size of 200 with 1 adult present for every 10 children.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park does not have parking for school busses. Please plan for drop off and pick up only.
  • Insurance is required for schools outside of the New York City public school system.

Public, Ticketed, or Marketing Events

  • For large scale events, please use the contact us form below to submit a brief event proposal.
  • Total event fees will be determined after your application and proposal have been submitted and reviewed by park staff.
  • Submitting an application or event proposal does not guarantee approval. Your event is not officially confirmed until you have received a permit directly from Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  • All marketing, signage, advertising, and outreach for events must be approved by park staff prior to public release. Do not advertise events at Brooklyn Bridge Park without direct approval from Park staff.


Can I set-up decorations like streamers, balloons, signs, candles, furniture or similar?

Are there public restrooms?

Can I bring or consume alcohol in Brooklyn Bridge Park?

Can I fly a drone?

Can I pitch a tent or hang a hammock?

Can I play music in Brooklyn Bridge Park?

Is there parking?

Can I get a permit for or reserve picnic tables or grilling areas?

Can I have my wedding in Brooklyn Bridge Park?

Do I need a permit to take photos?

How do I submit a public art proposal?

When do I need a permit?

Contact Permits Department

Permits Contact Form

This is NOT the permit application form. Please complete the below form if you have a question about a permit application you have already submitted, or if you have a question before submitting that is not answered elsewhere on our website.


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