A Survival Guide to the 2012 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival (FAQ)
1. What is the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival?
The mission of Brooklyn Bodega & the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is to bring you the best in Hip-Hop cultural programming at a price that all can afford.
2. When and where does the 2012 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival take place?
The 2012 BHF is Monday, July 9th, through Saturday, July 14th. Festival events will occur throughout the course of the week at venues in and around Brooklyn; programming will culminate with Final Day events at Pier 3 Uplands in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Visit our events page for a listing and description of the weeks’ events.
3. How much are tickets to the festival?
Week Long pass–$100 USD
Individual event prices:
–Show & Prove – $10 USD
–Bodega Education Initiative – $10 USD
–Dummy Clap Film Fest, Tuesday Double-Feature – $10 USD per screening, $15 USD for both, $30 USD VIP (both + DVD of Big Fun)
–Salute the DJ – $10 USD
–Dummy Clap Film Fest, Friday Indie Screenings – $7 USD per screening block, $15 USD all-access
–Final Day events–$30 USD for regular ticket, $65 USD for Premium ticket (Badge, non-alcoholic drink ticket, expedited line)
–After Party–$10 USD
4. Does a Final Day ticket grant me access to both Family Day events and artist performances?
YES, but please note that the after-party requires a separate ticket.
5. I’m bringing my young child with me – do I have to purchase a ticket for them? Children under the age of 5 are permitted for free. For children between the ages of 6 and 12, discounted $10 tickets can be purchased at ticketing & check-in.
6. I pre-purchased tickets to one or all of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival events via Eventbrite – how do I check in to these events?
You will need to bring a print out of your Eventbrite ticket & a form of photo identification with you to the event.
7. I purchased a Weeklong Pass – am I GUARANTEED admission to all of the festival events?
No–please note that there are specific windows for pass check-in at each of the events. Outside of these windows, passes will not be honored and admission is not guaranteed. For more details see: http://bhfweeklongpass.eventbrite.com/.
–Monday, July 9th Show and Prove check-in: 8p-10p
–Tuesday July 10th Bodega Education Initiative check-in: 12p-1p
–Tuesday July 10th Dummy Clap check-in: 6:15p & 7:45p (30 mins before each screening)
–Thursday July 12th Salute the DJ check-in: 8p-10p
–Friday July 13th Dummy Clap check in: 11:30a, 1:30p & 3:30p (30 mins before each screening block). **If planning to attend, must RSVP to email@example.com**
–Dummy Clap Film Festival After-Party: 10 to 11 p.m.
–Saturday Final Day Event check-in: N/A – at Final Day events, passes are accepted throughout the entire day at the ticketing window
–Final Day After Party check-in: 8p-9p (Special Early Set), 11:00p to midnight (Main Event Performances)
8. Are there age restrictions for any of the events? Yes. Restrictions are listed below.
–Show & Prove – 21 and over
–Bodega Education Initiative – All Ages
–Dummy Clap Film Fest, Tuesday Double-Feature – All Ages
–Dummy Clap After Party age—21 and older
–Salute the DJ – 21 and over
–Dummy Clap Film Fest, Friday Indie Screenings – 21 and over
–Final Day events–All Ages
–Final Day After Party–18 and over
9. Final Day (July 14th) FAQ:
a. Are there restrictions on what can be brought into the venue (Pier 3 Uplands)?
For the safety of our guests, all bags will be subject to search. In addition, no outside food, no outside drink, no coolers, chairs, or commercial cameras are allowed. The following security measures will also be in effect throughout The Event:
–All guests and items (purses, small handbags, etc.) are subject to physical inspection by security personnel, and anyone not agreeing to this search will be restricted from entering the event
–No pets (service animals permitted)
–No bottles, cans, liquid containers or coolers (except for guests with medical or dietary needs)
–No food or beverage not dispensed by the Event Vendors
–No large bags, backpacks or large purses larger than 11″ x 17″
–No weapons of any kind
–No laser pointers
–No poles or sticks of any kind
–No objects that obstruct other guests view, including folding chairs, bikes and umbrellas
–Any item deemed dangerous or inappropriate by management will not be allowed at the big dance concert series
–Confiscated items will be destroyed, not returned
–Items left in vehicles should be stored out of sight
Please see the Brooklyn Bridge Park rules for other restrictions at the park itself: http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/visit/rules
b. What Is The Weather Going To Be Like?
Almanac says it will be sunny and hot (about 80) with scattered t-storms—but we’ll keep a weather eye!
c. Is there a rain date?
No. The event runs as planned, rain or shine.
d. Where is Pier 3 Uplands located?
Pier 3 Uplands is situated within Brooklyn Bridge Park (in Downtown Brooklyn), between Piers 1 and 6 (closer to Pier 1) in the Park. Below is a map that shows the location of Pier 3 Uplands and the gate through which all attendees will enter the site, Gate 1. Please also note the locations at which the park pathway can be accessed.
e. Where is ticketing and check in located?
Ticketing and pre-sale check-in will be at Gate 1 (depicted above).
f. Do I need to bring a printout of my Final Ticket with me to the event?
YES. We’ll be scanning all pre-sale tickets at check-in.
g. When will ticketing and check in begin and end on the Final Day and is there re-entry?
Ticketing and check in will begin at noon and end at 6 p.m. General Admission ticket purchasers will receive a stamp for re-entry in and out of the park; Weeklong Pass & Premium Pass holders will be able to leave & re-enter via their badge .
h. Can I smoke in the park?
As of May 23, 2011, Brooklyn Bridge Park is a smoke-free park, consistent with the recent New York City law. The law is intended to make parks healthier and cleaner places to visit. We ask your compliance with this new rule.
i. Can I bring or consume alcohol in the park?
Alcohol cannot be brought into Brooklyn Bridge Park. Alcohol is available for purchase at the seasonal Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar on Pier 1, but must be consumed on those premises. Alcohol will also be available for purchase at Pier 3 at the Brooklyn Bodega Beer & Wine sales booth.
j. Are there food/drinks at the Final Day of the Festival?
Yes, food and non-alcoholic beverages will be sold on the Final Day. The list of confirmed vendors includes:
–Scotch Bonnet Grill Inc
–Hood Chef – 4FUN
–Grandma’s Catering Kitchen, LLC
j. What is the closest public transportation to Pier 3 Uplands?
The Brooklyn Bridge Park is accessible by several subway lines (A/C, 2/3, F) and bus routes (B25). You can also arrive via seasonal water taxi service at Fulton Ferry Landing and Pier 6. If you are driving, please reference the list of nearby parking lots on the following page (again – there is NO parking with the Pier 3 Uplands site).
–If you are coming from Pier 1/ Fulton Ferry Landing/ DUMBO/ East River Ferry/ Columbia Heights: Walk along the footpath running from Pier 1 to Pier 6. The waterfront will be on your right. You will come upon Gate 1 in approx. 8-10 minutes.
–If you are coming from Atlantic Avenue & Pier 6: Walk along the footpath running from Pier 6 to Pier 1. The waterfront will be on your left. You will come upon Gate 1 in approx. 7 minutes.
–Brooklyn Bridge Park is accessible by the following methods of NYC Public Transportation:
A or C Train at High Street—Exit the A/C station at High Street via Cadman Plaza West; Walk North towards the Brooklyn Bridge to Old Fulton Street/Cadman Plaza West; Turn left onto Old Fulton Street/Cadman Plaza West; Continue on Old Fulton Street to the East River; Pier 1 park entrance will be on your left at the corner of Old Fulton Street and Furman Street; go left along the pier towards Pier 3.
F Train at York Street-- Exit the F Train York Street station and walk West along York Street towards the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges; Follow York Street for 4 blocks to its end at the intersection of Front Street; Make a left onto Front Street and continue under the Brooklyn Bridge to the intersection of Old Fulton Street; Make a right onto Old Fulton Street and continue to the East River; Pier 1 park entrance will be on your left at the corner of Old Fulton Street and Furman Street. Go left along the pier towards Pier 3.
2 or 3 Train at Clark Street– Exit the Clark Street 2/3 Train station and head North along Henry Street towards the Brooklyn Bridge; Continue along Henry Street for 6 blocks until its end at Old Fulton Street; Turn left onto Old Fulton Street and continue to the East River; Pier 1 park entrance will be on your left at the corner of Old Fulton Street and Furman Street. Go left along the pier towards Pier 3.
B25 Bus at Fulton Ferry Landing (for Pier 1, Empire Fulton Ferry and Main Street).
Please check out www.hopstop.com for more travel directions.
k. How would I get to Pier 3 Uplands via car?
From Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge: Take the Cadman Plaza West exit, stay in the right lane, and drive west under the BQE, down the hill and toward the harbor and Fulton Ferry Landing. Cadman Plaza West becomes Old Fulton Street. Head to your chosen parking facility (see list below)
From Brooklyn: Head to Downtown area. Head West down Tillary Street. Turn right onto Cadman Plaza West. Follow directions above.
From Long Island: Take I-495 west (LIE). Take Exit #17 onto I-278 west (BQE). From I-278, take Exit #29 onto Tillary Street. Drive west on Tillary Street. Turn right onto Cadman Plaza West. Follow directions above.
From All Points South: Take the Verrazano Bridge to Brooklyn. Exit onto I-278 west (BQE), travel approximately 3-4 miles. Exit at Cadman Plaza West and head towards the waterfront. Follow directions above.
l. Is there parking within Pier 3 Uplands?
NO – there is no parking within the Pier 3 site. There’s almost no street parking in this neighborhood. So it may be best to walk or take public transportation to DUMBO. But if you do drive and want to park the car you can try Quik Park at One Brooklyn Bridge Park at 360 Furman Street (718) 488-0099. Other nearby lots include:
DUMBO PARKING INC.
45 Main Street, between Front and Water Streets
55 Washington Street ; enter on Adams Street, between Front and Water Streets
21 Front Street, between Dock and Main Streets
90 Washington Street, between York and Prospect Streets
20 Jay Street, between Plymouth and John Streets
MANHATTAN PARKING GROUP
100 Jay Street, between York and Front Streets
Please note that Bicycles are welcome in Brooklyn Bridge Park (but not at Pier 3 Uplands)! Bicycle riding is permissible on the designated bike path. Riders are asked to dismount their bikes on all other pathways. Bicycle racks are located at park entrances at Pier 1 and Pier 6, along the Pier 6 volley ball courts and the Pier 6 dog run.
m. What Are Some Hotels In The Area?
§ Comfort Inn Brooklyn Bridge-279 Butler St. Brooklyn, NY, 11217
§ Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn-625 Union St. Brooklyn, NY, 11215
§ Marriott NYC Brooklyn Bridge-333 Adams St. Brooklyn, NY, 11201
n. What Are Some Restaurants in the Area?
There will be vendors selling food at the festival as outside is not allowed, but after the festival, there are many restaurants where one can get some dinner or chill out.
· Bubby’s Brooklyn – more info »
1 Main St, Brooklyn, NY
· Superfine – more info »
126 Front St, Brooklyn, NY
· Grimaldi’s – more info »
19 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY
· Water Street Bar & Restaurant – more info »
66 Water St, Brooklyn, NY
o. Are there ATM’s or banks in the immediate area?
A list of nearby banks is below.
45 Main St # 1, New York, NY, 11201; (718) 935-9935
227 Cherry St, New York, NY, 10002; (212) 285-9871
195 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY, 11201; (718) 722-5300
188 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY, 11201; (718) 246-3620
177 Montague St, New York, NY, 11201; (718) 935-9935
181 MONTAGUE ST, Brooklyn, NY, 11201; (718) 243-2563
10. How Do I Find Out More About The Artists?
This year’s Final Day confirmed artists include: Busta Rhymes & Friends, Chuwee, Clear Soul Forces, Fat Tony, and more. Information on all of our artists can be found online at: www.bkhiphopfestival.com.
11. How Do I Find Out More About The Brooklyn Bodega?
For year-round updates, visit BrooklynBodega.com and our Vimeo channel. Visit our Facebook, follow us on Twitter@BrooklynBodega, Tumblr and Instagram @BrooklynBodega. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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