Concerts are given on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 4:00. Tickets cost $30, but there are discounts for students and the elderly.
The #61 bus stops in front of the pier; the A or C trains stop at High Street which is two blocks away. During rush hours there is a ferry from the Wall Street that lands at the dock next to the barge. And of course you can walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from lower Manhattan.
The dock to which Bargemusic is permanently moored has been converted into a park. Be sure to notice the phrases from Walt Whitman's poem "Leaves of Grass" that are cast into the decorative and protective fence that edges the pier. Whitman was the editor of the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper that was published in large yellow brick building about a half block to the east. The building has the word "Eagle" on it and is now condo loft apartments.
The best time to go is on a Sunday afternoon when the sunset fills the big picture window behind the musicians.
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Concerts run every Thursday through Sunday throughout the year. Regular admission is $27, or $15 for students.
Note: you may be tempted to try Pete's Downtown, the Italian restaurant just across street. Don't do it--the food is mediocre. Rather splurge on the famous River Cafe or head to nearby Brooklyn Heights for a full range of restaurant choices.
2nd Note: If the weather is good and you have the time, you can reach Bargemusic by walking over the Brooklyn Bridge, stopping on occasion to take in the dramatic Manhattan skyline.
From journal New York Miscellany