An event will take place to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the riots which took place in Crown Heights in August of 1991.
The full day festival will be held on Sunday, August 21 to mark 25 years since the tragic events and to mark 25 years of healing in the community.
The entire community is invited to attend the event, which will begin with a ceremony and memorial at 11 am at the Jewish Children’s Museum on the corner of Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue, and will be addressed by elected officials, and religious and community leaders.
Following the ceremony, the crowd will walk together to Brower Park near the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, where a free day of rides and entertainment will take place.
Games, music, rides, Kosher and Non-Kosher food will be available.
“The event will serve to bring our communities together,” says Devorah Halberstam, community activist who is on the planning committee for the event. “We must never forget the terrible day in 1991 when Gavin Cato was killed in a tragic accident and Yankel Rosenbaum was murdered in the days of unrest which followed. I am hoping everyone will attend, and bring their families to be a part of this and remember the history of Crown Heights.”
The event is funded by the City of NY and is organized by Project Care which was created after the Crown Heights riots to encourage harmony in the Crown Heights communities.