May 19, 2008 3:55 PM | 1
The upcoming Memorial Day weekend marks the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. P.T. Barnum won’t be parading his 21 circus elephants across the bridge like he did in 1883, but the celebration still promises to be spectacular.
It all starts on Thursday evening at Empire-Fulton State Park with a fireworks bash and live performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic. The fun continues all weekend with films and music, a Brooklyn bicycle tour, and more. For a full rundown of events, head over to HelloBrooklyn.com.
To learn more about P.T. Barnum’s Brooklyn Bridge exploits, kids ages 4 to 8 can check out Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing by April Jones Prince and Francois Roca. And all ages can check out an historic slideshow on our website, courtesy of the Brooklyn Collection.
Happy Birthday, Brooklyn Bridge!