Five Points Festival, a curated Designer Toy, Indie Comic, Craft Beer, Kaiju & Sofubi, Street Art and Live Painting festival, is excited to announce the return of the much-anticipated event for 2020! The antidote to the average con, Five Points Fest brings together tastemakers, misfits, and rebels into a one-of-a-kind marketplace.

 

Taking place at the gorgeous Brooklyn Expo Center, the festival will bring together the best Indie Artists, Designer Toys, Original Art, Resin Sculptures, Plush, Blind Boxes, Blanks, Minis, Kaiju, Japanese Vinyl, Street Art, Posters, Prints, Apparel, Live Painting, Craft Beer, Food Trucks, Pins, Patches, Tattooing and more!

Tattoos
Get the ultimate reminder of your amazing time at Five Points Fest from our Tattoo Parlour. With exclusive flash from our top artists or a personalized session, you will go home with a piece of permanent art!
Craft & Exclusive Beer
Hang out in the courtyard and drink exclusive brews from the top masters, or pick up one of our artist-designed cans ONLY available at the event!!
Live Painting
Watch our amazing LIVE PAINTING event, with some of the worlds top talent.
Designer Toy Awards
The world’s premier accolade for designer toy artists and the industry around them.
Amazing Food Trucks
Grab something delicious from one of our amazing food vendors.
Workshops & Panels
Join a Gundam build party, or listen to Industry pro's give you valuable insight.
F.A.Q
[All you need to know]
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When Is The Five Points Festival?

Five Points Festival is May 30 – 31st   at the Brooklyn EXPO Center and capped off by The 10th Annual Designer Toy Awards on May 30th!

 

Saturday, May 30, 2020

10:00 AM – VIP & Media Preview

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM – Open to the Public

 

7:00 PM – Designer Toy Awards – VIP Only

 

Sunday, May 31, 2020

10:00 AM – VIP & Media Preview

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Open to the Public.

Where Is The Five Points Festival?

The Five Points Festival takes place at the Brooklyn EXPO Center in Brooklyn’s prestigious Greenpoint neighborhood. Located a short walk from the Greenpoint Avenue Subway station and just 30 minutes from Midtown Manhattan, boasts a beautiful glass exterior and a large open floor plan. It offers over 63,000 square feet of bright, modern, and professional event space, with 24-foot ceilings and spectacular facilities.

 

Brooklyn EXPO Center

72 Noble Street

Brooklyn, NY 11222

 

By Subway: The Brooklyn EXPO Center is located approximately three blocks from the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G Train. Once you’ve exited the station head West on Greenpoint Avenue (Towards Franklin Street) turn left onto Franklin Street and right onto Noble Street!

 

By Car From South Brooklyn: Take The BQE (I-278 East) to Exit 33 (McGuiness Avenue), continue on McGuiness Ave S. to Noble Street.

 

By Car From Manhattan:  Take The Williamsburg Bridge to the BQE (I-278 East) and continue to Exit 33 (McGuiness Avenue). Continue on McGuiness Avenue South to Noble Street.

Why Is It Called The Five Points Festival?

We’re building a marketplace inspired by one of New York’s most storied neighborhoods – the Five Points of Old New York. Five Points was an area of 19th century Lower Manhattan between Centre Street to the West, Bowery to the East, Canal Street to the North, and Park Row to the South – an area very close to where the Five Points Festival took place in its first year.

While the physical Five Points of old is long gone, we know the independent spirit of historic Five Point is still alive in the rebel artists of today, and the Five Points Festival welcomes them home.

Do I Need A Ticket?

Yes, tickets are needed to attend the Five Points Festival and can be purchased online. Tickets are available Saturday, Sunday, Weekend and VIP  flavors. Want to go to the Designer Toy Awards? Grab a VIP Pass to party with the biggest names in Designer Toys.

How do I collect my VIP pass?

Congratulations on being one of our V.I.P Guests! As part of your ticket, you get in 1 hour earlier, at 10 am (est). Lines form early on Saturday (sometimes Friday night), so be aware that it may be hot, or raining, so dress appropriately and bring water/shade – BE PREPARED!

 

You will be receiving a second ticketed QR code from us before the event. This will be used to collect your VIP goodie bag. If you have attended as a V.I.P before, this is new, so please be on the lookout for it.

 

Your V.I.P badge and goodie bag, will NOT be mailed to you. You must be at the festival to collect them. You can do this in two ways:

 

  1. Five Points Fest, Brooklyn Expo Center – Friday, May 29st, 12 pm – 3 pm

As a VIP guest, you may collect your VIP pass at the venue early! You will not be able to access the show floor or collect your goodie bag until Saturday, May 30th.

 

  1. Five Points Fest, Brooklyn Expo Center – Sat May 30th, or Sun May 31st.

Registration to collect your pass starts at 8 am, but you will not be able to gain access until 10 am.

You must bring your printed ticket confirmation and Valid ID for the name on the ticket to collect your passes.

 

Don’t forget as part of your V.I.P ticket you are also a special guest at the 10th annual Designer Toy Awards ceremony. This will take place at  Villain, Williamsburg, on Saturday, May 30th. Stay tuned for more into and exciting announcements, there will be food and drink available.

Can I Bring Kids?

Children aged ten and under get free admission to Five Points Fest!. Everyone over ten-years-old require a ticket. Before you bring your kids, please understand Five Points is a celebration of designer toys and comics that will feature everything from super cute to super adult. So be aware that not everything at Five Points Festival is appropriate for kids.

Can I Cosplay?

Absolutely. We LOVE a good costume!! Cosplay is a huge part of convention culture, and we’re not looking to limit your creativity, but please note that costumes must be appropriate to wear in public – if you can’t wear it on the streets of New York City, you can’t wear it at Five Points Fest. Please look to the following parameters about what is and is not allowed at Five Points:

 

  • Don’t wear anything that’s sharp, pointy, or could hurt another attendee
  • Don’t be a jerk!
  • Prop firearms are NOT allowed.
  • Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips and will not be shot
  • No metal weapons, sharp weapons, blunt weapons, cap guns, airsoft guns, BB guns, or vuvuzelas at all.

What If I’m Uncomfortable Or Harassed?

Five Points is an open celebration of art and its creators, and harassment of any kind is the opposite of the community we want to be. Five Points is committed to fostering an atmosphere where attendees can count on a safe, inclusive, and rewarding experience – with zero tolerance for harassment, groping, stalking, and inappropriate photography. Harassment includes, but isn’t limited to, verbal defamation based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion; deliberate intimidation; following or stalking; forceful photography or recording; sustained disruptions; and non-consensual physical contact or sexual attention. Harassment of any kind is unwelcome at Five Points and will not be tolerated.

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