The DUMBO Improvement District and BioLite are thrilled to announce the launch of DUMBO Firepit, a contained, outdoor, wood-burning fireplace, in the Pearl Street Triangle on December 12. DUMBO Firepit will transform this public plaza into a community hearth, sparking holiday cheer, showcasing the latest in clean tech innovation and, against the backdrop of the Manhattan Bridge, creating the most scenic marshmallow-roasting spot in New York City.
What's so special about this firepit? Using BioLite's patented technology, it will power lights on the holiday tree and phone charging stations.
Here at BioLite, we love that DUMBO supports innovation, it’s one of the reasons we set up shop here in the first place. We're surrounded by neighbors doing awesome projects and we’re excited to share a project of our own.
Supported with a grant from the NYC Department of Small Business Services, DUMBO Firepit is part of the DUMBO Improvement District’s “DUMBO as Test Kitchen” initiative, which invites local tech companies to pilot innovative ideas in the neighborhood’s public space. Recent projects include DUMBO Street Charge by Pensa, which turned plaza umbrellas into solar-powered cell phone chargers and paved the way for citywide replication via a partnership with AT&T.
For more information, visit the DUMBO Improvement District's website.
The FirePit and events below are located at the Pearl Street Triangle in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Schedule of Events
Tree Lighting + Fun
Thursday, December 12th, 6-7pm
Music by JahPan | Movie Projections | Jacques Torres Hot Chocolate | Boothify Photobooth
Toy Drive | Santa!
Daytime Family Festival
Thursday, December 19th, 1-3pm
Co-hosted by Creatively Wild Art Studio | Cookie Decorating
Evening FireSide Chat - Designing Tech for a Better World
Thursday, December 19th, 7-9pm
Co-hosted by BioLite | Special Guest Speakers
Check out some of the buzz that has sparked already!
Visit the BioLite Pop-Up Booth and pick up the perfect holiday gift for friends and family