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Fleet Week Follies

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80 North 6th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11249

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A Festival of Music, Food + Family Activities for Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and Veteran service members, and their families + caregivers

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Waterwell presents Fleet Week Follies, hosted by Andrew Rannells and Celia Keenan-Bolger.

Inspired by the legacy of the Stage Door Canteen, Waterwell is bringing together New York's finest performers to create a one-day festival of unforgettable music, food, and family activities.

Mark your calendars and join us at National Sawdust on Sunday, May 26th.

This is FREE OF CHARGE to all military attendees: Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veterans, and their families and caregivers!

In short, this is the perfect way to commemorate military service and ring in Memorial Day with a bang. Stars of stage, screen, and music will not only be putting on a show, they'll be hanging out and hosting for all the current and former service members.

Speaking of our fabulous Hosts...

Andrew Rannells is a double Tony nominee and Grammy-winning Broadway actor (Book of Mormon), TV star (Girls, Big Mouth, etc), author, and singer.

Celia Keenan-Bolger is a multiple Tony-nominated Broadway actress, TV star (Blue Bloods, Elementary, etc), and singer. She is currently up for a 2019 Tony for her superb portrayal of Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird.

And if you've got little ones? Perfect, we have fun plans for the kiddos, too!

Schedule of the day:

1-4pm: Family Activities with Arts & Crafts, a Food Truck, and hugs and photos with Sesame Street's Walkaround Rosita

Register for any of these hours, but stay as long as you like!

1-2pm: Sesame Street's Walkaround Rosita arrives

Food Truck arrives

Puppet-Making with WonderSpark Puppets

Community Mural Project

2-3pm: Circus Skills Lessons with Billy Schultz

Pet Dragon Workshop with WonderSpark Puppets

Make Music with Lauren Cregor

Community Mural Project

3-4pm: Puppet-Making with WonderSpark Puppets

Circus Skills Lessons with Billy Schultz

Community Mural Project

"Walkaround Rosita" ™/© 2019 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.

5:30-7pm: Happy Hour

A military-civilian mixer before the concert begins. Enjoy cold brews by 14th Star Brewing Co. and bites served by Emma's Torch and Dog Tag Bakery.

Come hang with celeb volunteers Michael Shannon (Batman v. Superman), Marsha Stephanie Blake (upcoming Central Park Five), Ben McKenzie (Gotham), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Sarah Steele (The Good Wife), David Morse (Escape at Dannemora), Happy Anderson (Mindhunter), Barzin Akhavan (Network), and Georgina Pazcoguin ("The Rogue Ballerina").

*Make sure to bring your ID if you'd like to enjoy the bar

7-8:30pm: Music and Entertainment

Performances by Mike Birbiglia (The New One), Will Swenson (Hair), Sandra Lee (Blueprint Specials), Sherie Rene Scott (Aida), Brandon Victor Dixon (Emmy for Jesus Christ Superstar), Darlesia Cearcy (Once On This Island), Lemon Andersen (HBO's Def Poetry), Jean Rohe (singer-songwriter), members of Freestyle Love Supreme, the American Military Spouses Choirs... and many more!

Music director: Lauren Cregor

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Fleet Week Follies is a day to salute, toast, and straight-up party down with the military folks who have given us so much! So please note that registration is currently reserved for military attendees.

Are you a civilian and like what we're throwing down? Please know that we would love to have you also, and will accommodate you based on availability on the day of the event. Register and answer the questions to stay in the loop, and we will be in touch with info about a stand-by line.

Announced performers are subject to change.

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Thank you to our Founding Sponsors for making Fleet Week Follies possible:

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Psst... need some directions/parking info for National Sawdust? We've got you covered.

*Make sure to give yourself extra time if you're riding the L-train. They only run every 20 minutes

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