This Sunday’s 5th One Crown Heights Neighborhood Festival in Brower Park promises to be a fun-filled day for the family with music, entertainment, and activities.
The musical program will comprise Brooklyn Alliance Drum Line, Tropical Fete Stilt Walkers and Steel Pan performers, Dovid Pearlman, former member of the Miami Boys Choir, performing music with themes of harmony and community engagement; duet violinists Bud and Talyah Jack; Dr. Laz and the CURE, a Jewish and African American band; Dutch Squad Double Dutch; singers Aron Einhorn and Jah Paul; a magician, and a live DJ.
Among the many activities will be the FDNY Smoke House, a basketball clinic, bounce house, NYC Parks Department Play Mobile, Arts and Crafts tables which will include Tie Dye Art, Senior Painting Project, resource vendors, health screenings and more.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum will be open and free for all visitors throughout the day.
There will be a barbeque stand with Kosher hot dogs and burgers for sale, near the Kingston and Park Place entrance to the park. (Please note: There will also be non-kosher vendors there).
A broad coalition of diverse community leaders, led by Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Repair the World, Neighbors in Action, and the Jewish Children’s Museum have organized the event to bring the community together, especially this year that marks the 30th Anniversary of the three-day conflict that shook not only Crown Heights, but all of New York City.
An important feature of the event will be the ‘Community Conversations Tent: Neighbors to Neighbors, Can We Talk,’ where local residents are invited to engage in discussions in a safe space to hear directly from their neighbors.
#OneCrownHeights Neighborhood Festival is a partnership with the following offices of elected officials: NYC Council Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr., Council Member Mathieu Eugene, City Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Senator Jabari Brisport, Senator Zellnor Myrie, Assembly Member Diana C. Richardson, Assembly Member Stephanie Zinerman, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, District Leader Edu Hermelyn, and District Leader Shirley Patterson.
Organizing Groups and Sponsors include ADL New York/New Jersey, Affinity Health Plan, American Association of Blacks in Energy, Alliance Laboratories, American Jewish Committee, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Busy In Brooklyn, Crown Heights Community Council, Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, Crown Heights Youth Collective, Elite Learners Inc., Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Fidelis Care, Friends of Brower Park, Greater New York Nursing Services, Jewish Children’s Museum, Jewish Community Relations Council, Ker a Velt, Legal Hands, Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, Mayor’s Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes, MetroPlus Health, NYC Commission on Human Rights, NYC Health + Hospitals, NYU Mobile Dental Care Program, Repair the World, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Stop the Violence Foundation Inc., UJA-Federation, and United Health Care.