10. Bargemusic (Brooklyn Bridge Park)
Last but not least, Bargemusic is possibly one of the oldest of the floating entertainment venues, and certainly the longest running on this list. Located on a former coffee barge under the Brooklyn Bridge, Bargemusic has been providing classical music chamber concerts with a stunning view of lower Manhattan since 1977, way before DUMBO became hot. The steel barge once delivered coffee sacks on the Erie Lackawanna railroad, and its refurbished all wood interior is great for acoustics. You can still find the “EL 375” marker, a sign of its prior life, embossed on the deck of the barge.
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