Party animals! Dumbo Family Fest brings critters, kids to Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Awesome opossum: Volunteers for Wildlife staff showed off an opossum.
Building muscles: The Dumbo Family Festival featured a rock wall for kids.
It’s a free-for-owl: Duncan the Eastern screech owl entertained at the event.
Under the bridge: Sahana Patel gets a glitter tattoo at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday.
Through the hoop: Mia, an English Shepherd, sails through the doggie agility course.
Bridge-ception: The Brooklyn Bridge is visible in the background as Nati Marquez, of Park Slope, puts a flower on the Bloomin’ Brooklyn Bridge at Saturday’s Dumbo Family Festival.

It was a wild time!

Brooklynites of all ages had a blast at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Dumbo Family Festival on April 23, monkeying around on the Dumbo green space’s new rock-climbing wall, watching a doggie obstacle course competition, and getting up close an personal with a menagerie of wildlife including possums, owls, and turtles.

“It was a great experience,” said Meghna Patel of Park Slope, who also brought along friends visiting from India to check out the festivities.

Patel’s daughter Sahana got a sparkling glitter “tattoo” and climbed the new bouldering wall, while other attendees grooved to the kid-friendly sounds of local performers Mil’s Trills and Moona Lunam, played games on the lawn, and planted flowers on a 20-foot long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Is it me, or does every single one of these drawings seem to be something potentially hazardous to a child? I hate to be the one to ask, but someone had to.
John Wasserman
April 28, 2016, 12:19 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
*Especially 6/6: looks like this woman is about to spill hot coffee on the child, and if that doesn't happen, surely the child could lose a finger on the large thorns in those flowers.
What is going on here?
April 28, 2016, 12:23 pm
Edward from Greenpoint says:
There use to be an opossum where Greenpoint Landing is going up. It sometimes finished what the cats would not and then lick its little hands clean, in a tidy fashion. Shy it was.
April 29, 2016, 10:29 pm
John Adams says:
April 29, 2016, 11:05 pm

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