It won’t be raining men, but it will be raining elephants in Dumbo on Thursday—on the most photographed street in NYC.
The Great Dumbo Drop is a free block party on Washington Street that will raise money for Dumbo’s public schools. The event features thousands of elephants with parachutes that will be dropped down onto the street from surrounding rooftops. Each elephant you adopt is $20, and the free event will feature live performances, arts & crafts, food from neighborhood restaurants, drinks, and a silent auction. Needless to say, there’ll be plenty to do.
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Six FREE reasons to #DUMBODROP next Thursday Sept 28 🐘✨ 1. Get your craft on 🎨2. Try Tasty Bites from Dumbo's best new restaurants and old favorites! 🍦🍕3. Drink at the Bar at Legendary Gleason's Gym! 🥊🍻 4. Watch us send thousands of mini dumbos sailing through the air! 🐘✨5. Enjoy live performances before and after The Drop 🎶 and 6. Take back Washington Street for the locals 😊📸 // Block Party is on Washington Street & Water Street! // Still haven't adopted your elephant? Go online or bring $20 into Brooklyn Roasting or the Lighthouse to be entered into the #DUMBODROP. Deadline to enter: Wednesday, Sept 27. LINK IN BIO.
You have until tomorrow (Sept. 27) to adopt an elephant, so get on it if you want to participate! If not, no worries, you can still attend and watch the spectacle.
The block party will run from 5-8pm on Thursday, Sept. 28. At exactly 6pm all the toy elephants will come raining down from the rooftops, with their parachutes, so you won’t be pelted by toys.
Whoever’s adopted elephant lands closest to the set target on the ground will win a $500 neighborhood shopping spree, and the toys can be taken home once the drop has ended.