5. DUMBO DROP in Brooklyn

© 2018 Philip Greenberg courtesy DUMBO Improvement District

You know it — there’s that particular block in DUMBO, likely the most photographed block in all of Brooklyn. It’s usually overrun with tourists with selfie sticks, doing all sorts of odd poses. But on September 27th, thousands of souvenir elephants are going to be dropped from the sky in the annual DUMBO DROP. It’s part of the DUMBO Improvement District‘s third annual Washington Street block party between York and Plymouth Streets. In addition to the classic DUMBO drop, there will be a disco version with illuminated elephants in the early evening.