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The GlassBarge Docks in Brooklyn

Only in Kings County can you explore glassblowing on a boat overlooking the Manhattan skyline.

Photo courtesy of GlassBarge

In an unusual—and unusually cool—pairing, the Corning Museum of Glass is celebrating 150 years of glass innovation and business with a three-month traveling exhibition aboard a 30-by-80-foot canal barge. It’s called—what else?—“GlassBarge,” and it will be docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park for most of May, before it chugs up the Hudson River to the Erie Canal on its way to Buffalo. While it’s in town, board the barge for daily free glassblowing demonstrations, a mini history lesson on the Erie Canal, and incredible views of the Manhattan skyline.

Corning Glass Museum
Photo courtesy of GlassBarge

The live demonstrations will be held daily 11 a.m.–6 p.m. and last about 30 minutes. While advanced reservations are not required, we highly recommend booking timed tickets.

Why You Should Go: This is a two-week-only unique experience that mixes history and hands-on fun. Plus, a day at Brooklyn Bridge Park is always a great time.

Details:
“GlassBarge”
Brooklyn Bridge Park
334 Furman Street (between Pier 1 and Pier 5), Brooklyn Heights
Thursday, May 17–Monday, May 28
Check back here in early April for tickets
Free

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