Bargemusic
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Classical music is hosted on a barge in the East River (near the Brooklyn Bridge).
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Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn
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  • Hoyt St • 1 min walk
  • Hoyt–Schermerhorn Sts • 3 min walk
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EnlaceCA
Houston, TX139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
I love jazz music but yesterday I decided to taste some masterworks series with violin and piano. It was marvelous!!!
Mark Peskanov the artistic director of bargemusic was performing the violin with the fantastic Maureen Volk at piano.
It was my best gift to my ears since long ago.
I’ll return and recommend this place!
Written October 14, 2018
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Carolyn B
Bloomingdale, NJ839 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Here's a great way to pass a Sunday. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, attend a concert at Bargemusic, buy an ice-cream and watch the boats go by or go for lunch nearby. The pros of Bargemusic are that it's a very small audience and the price is very reasonable. You can even talk with the artist afterward. There is a slight movement from time to time depending on the weather, but it wasn't all that noticeable. One warning: there are no restrooms on the barge, but the nearby ice cream parlor can be used.
Written July 30, 2018
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StevoHughes1
Melbourne, Australia182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We made the trip to Brooklyn on a Sunday afternoon not quite knowing what to expect. What we got was an hour and a half of great classical music (Mozart Piano Quartet, Mendelssohn Piano Trio, Bach) played by amazing classical musicians on a gently rocking barge. The backdrop was the skyline of Lower Manhattan. Stunning enough but no match for Mark Peskanov, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Edward Aaron and Jeewon Park and their stellar playing. A real gem. New York continues to amaze. Book ahead.
Written August 27, 2017
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Csymphony
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
This place was so beautiful. My boyfriend brought me here for my birthday to hear Handel and Beethoven sonatas. I'm not really good on boats so at first the swaying bothered me. Once I focused on the performance I was fine.

It's a recital atmosphere. Very quaint and musical. I loved it.
Written August 10, 2017
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Larry C
New York City, NY144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Some of the finest classical musicians perform at the intimate Barge Music venue at ticket prices that are a fraction of concert halls prices. We Brooklyn locals and some savvy tourists know that this gorgeous space offers air conditioned views of Manhattan -- particularly striking at sunset -- in an atmosphere much less formal than a Carnegie Hall. Prices range from $15 for students, a bit more for Seniors up to a maximum of $35 for adults.Arrive a bit early to take advantage of open seating. Remember this is a floating barge, unlike the pile mounted River Cafe across the pier -- so expect the occasional gentle motion. Note: occasionally on weekend free performances are offered at 4:00 PM The performers are world class -- this is not amateur hour or subway musicians. .
Written June 11, 2017
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tangomamma
Montreal, Canada130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
This was our first experience at Bargemusic - what an unexpected treat!

Having attended numerous classical concerts, we had heard through friends how Bargemusic was presenting high-level, quality artists. We were impressed with the intimate and romantic setting it offered.

The artist featured last night (Saturday) was the pianist Marika Bournaki. What an unbelievable artist! Her program presented mostly romantic composers; the musicianship, which she demonstrated particularly in the Beethoven sonata, was simply mesmerizing. I am certain we will hear more about her in the coming months and years.

We felt fortunate to be there since the concert was sold-out.
Written May 21, 2017
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robcurtross
New York City, NY13,615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
One of the joys of NYC is to take a water taxi from the Upper East Side south to Brooklyn Bridge Park, eat an early dinner at one of the very good restaurants in or near the park, attend a concert at the Barge, and if you are lucky have drinks afterwards with the musicians.

The fellow who runs the Barge is really dedicated and deserves support; my companion and I both have him on our donation list. And we enjoy the experience a couple of times a year.
Written December 22, 2016
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Ann F
Sheffield, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
Visited end October with a lovely autumnal vibe in surrounding Brooklyn Bridge Park. Great location for River Cafe and Ice cream factory. Wonderful backdrop to hear the Manhattan Symphony play Beethoven amongst others. Just a little different to everything else on offer. Great experience.
Written November 2, 2016
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Jodie K
New York City, NY10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
I took a friend visiting NYC, it's a nice change from all the touristy things, very local. Amazing musicians and music and gorgeous views of the city and Brooklyn.
Written October 26, 2016
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golem67
Flagstaff, AZ575 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
On the Brooklyn waterfront, inside a barge which sways to the water currents, this is a venue which promises innovative musical efforts. Not for the close minded classical in heart.
Written September 3, 2016
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