UPDATED: It’s a busy weekend in Williamsburg. The Northside Festival is taking over dozens of venues in the neighborhood and the much-anticipated Domino Park is opening! Check them out this Sunday at 15 River Street along the East River in Williamsburg.
Tacocino, the new Danny Meyer open air taco joint will be open this Sunday as well.
Entrances to the park can be found on Kent Avenue at South 5th Street, South 3rd Street, and Grand Street.
More information about Domino Park on their website.
The controversial Domino Sugar Factory condo project by Two Trees isn’t set to be completed until 2019. Fortunately, Williamsburg residents will be getting early access to the waterfront at its base this summer:
Domino Park is taking shape at the foot of 325 Kent and is on track to open in only 8 weeks. The quarter-mile-long park breaks its programming into “active” and “passive” activity spaces, with the more active areas located closer to the thrum of the Brooklyn Bridge. The second Domino Sugar Factory tower, the mixed-use, COOKFOX-designed 260 Kent, is on track to open in 2019.
A dog run, two bocce ball courts, a 6,300-square-foot “flexible playing field” and a volleyball court make up the more energetic half. At the other end, a Japanese Pine garden, 80-to-100 person picnic area, and the Danny Meyer-run taqueria, Tacocina, will sit at the quieter half of the park. A technicolored children’s play space designed by artist Mark Reigelman, with industrial pieces inspired by the sugar refining process, can be found at the passive end of the park, as can 585-linear-feet of elevated walkway. The walkway sits directly on top of Tacocina, and incorporates 21 steel columns from the former Raw Sugar Warehouse into its superstructure… Linking each area along the waterfront will be the Artifact Walk, a five-block-long stretch that proudly displays historical refining artifacts salvaged from the site. Four 36-foot tall cylindrical syrup tanks embedded in the Syrup Tank Garden, mooring bollards, signage, and corkscrews have been installed across an elevated platform on the water’s edge.