Photoville NYC returns for its eighth year in Brooklyn Bridge Plaza from September 12 to 15 and 19 to 22, featuring an immersive photography village populated by 90+ repurposed shipping containers, workshops, talks, photo walks, and kid-friendly activities. It is free for everyone to attend. Below are our curated highlights for families:

Zine Making | SATURDAY, Sept 14th | 12PM – 6PM

Drop by the family activity tent and make your own zine using recycled magazine and folding techniques.

Flower Pounding and Natural Printmaking | SUNDAY, Sept 15th | 12PM – 6PM

Join us for an afternoon of flower pounding and print making using natural elements from our very own Brooklyn Bridge Park! All ages welcome.

The Mini Mash Up | SATURDAY, Sept 21th | 12PM – 6PM

Join us for an afternoon of learning how to draw and collage with artist Cey Adams using the iconic images of Hip-Hop legends made by photographer Janette Beckman! All ages welcome.

Cyanotypes | SUNDAY, Sept 22nd | 12PM – 6PM

Learn the basics of the historic cyanotype process, and make your own images using an assortment of translucent items and the sunlight to expose your prints!


Experience larger than life Photo Puzzles for all ages on the lawn! Claire Rosen offers a new perspective on tradition with portraits of creatures photographed against complementary backdrops with reproductions of historic wallpaper popular during the Victorian era.

The Photoville Family Funtime Tour| SATURDAY, Sept 21st | 4PM – 5PM

Location: Meets at Photoville New Dock Street Entrance. Join Photoville Co-founder Laura Roumanos and her daughter Violet for a family-friendly walking tour for kids and adults alike. This tour will go to various kid friendly exhibitions and will end at Janette Beckman and Cey Adam’s MINI MASH UP workshop!

Top 6 exhibitions for families (out of 95+)

Flavor Feast and Intergalactic Travel Bureau

Presented by: Guerilla Science

Rethink everything you thought you knew about taste at the Flavor Feast, a pop-up party for the senses! Envision your dream vacation to outer space at the Intergalactic Travel Bureau.

Growing Up Amelia

Featuring: Robin Schwartz

Through photographing adventures undertaken with her daughter, the artist blurs the lines between human and animal, where animals are part of our world and humans are part of theirs.


Featuring: Miora Rajaonary

LAMBA is an ongoing photography project by Miora Rajaonary intended to show how the lamba, a traditional Malagasy garment, serves as a symbol of the island’s cultural heritage, pride, and a form of empowerment for Malagasy people.

Past Tense: DUMBO Before Instagram

Featuring: Photographers from The New York Times archive

Through rarely published photographs from The New York Times’s archive, viewers can travel back in time to experience the streets and buildings of Photoville’s neighborhood, before becoming the DUMBO we see and experience today.

Water is a Women’s Issue

Presented by: Lower Eastside Girls Club

Fifty photographs representing the collaborative work of teen women photographers from five national and international partner organizations.

Identity and Fashion

Featuring: Students of the High School of Art & Design and The High School of Fashion Industries. The exhibition features large prints–collaborations between our Fashion Design and Photography students, which include statements about the creative.