Aug 12, 2018
Today: One Crown Heights Festival

Today: One Crown Heights Festival at the Jewish Children's Museum with a parade to Brower Park for a festival with Eli Marcus, Chony Milecki .

New York City Council Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, joined by children, families and local residents, will march from the Jewish Children’s Museum to Brower Park on Sunday, August 12 for the 3rd Annual One Crown Heights Festival.

The event will include the ribbon cutting and unveiling of the historic "One Crown Heights" mural, created by residents over the span of a year, which highlights the beauty, cultural diversity, and unity of the Crown Heights neighborhood.

The event will begin at 11:30 am at the Jewish Children's Museum on the corner of Kingston Avenue and Eastern Parkway, where attendees will create posters for a children's parade to Brower Park at Prospect Place and Brooklyn Avenue.

At 12:00 pm, the parade will march to Brower Park, for the ribbon cutting of the One Crown Heights Mural.

This will be followed by a festival with entertainment by Chasidic singer Eli Marcus, musician Chony Milecki, songwriter Aron Einhorn, marching bands, stilt walkers, and more, as well as a Bounce House, arts and crafts, face painting and other family fun.

"Crown Heights is a community of people who care about their neighbors and friends and come out this day to acknowledge and celebrate that harmony," said Devorah Halberstam, co-founder of the Jewish Children's Museum. "We are proud to join our partners and friends on this wonderful day."

Admission is free to the festival and the nearby Brooklyn Children's Museum. Kosher and non-Kosher food for sale.

One Crown Heights is a cross-cultural project intended to increase community bonds, promote positive exchanges and respect, and create opportunities for the Black, Caribbean, Jewish and newer residents to work towards a unified community.

The event is part of a larger project funded by the City Council to support a series of community conversations, special events, and the creation of a mural that promotes diversity and unity.

*In the case of rain, the festivities will be held after the Mural unveiling at 12:00pm, inside the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213

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Thank you
Thank you to the organizers of this event. It is important that we take the time to say hello to our neighbors and spend a few mins at least, for CURE, communication, understanding and respect. A small gesture of kindness goes miles
(8/9/2018 2:16:13 PM)
who is doing face paint?
(8/9/2018 8:48:15 PM)
Childrens activities
There will be face painting, giant board games, bouncy house, the NYC Parks Play Mobile which has an array of arts and crafts, the NYC Fitness Mobile, Bouncy House and more. The face painting will be done by volunteers from the Crown Heights Mediation Center,
(8/10/2018 6:32:51 AM)
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