We are excited to announce AENY’s partnership with BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers for ARTsPlosion 2017 Community Tree Lighting Ceremony, one of the season’s first tree lighting ceremonies in East New York, Brooklyn featuring a day of vending, a cultural trolley tour, town hall panel discussion, toy giveaways, children’s arts and crafts and a performance by Shahadi Wright Joseph playing young Nala in Disney’s The Lion King hosted by ARTs East New York.
ARTsPlosion 2017 Schedule:
11:00 am – 8:00 pm | Local Vendor Holiday Market
11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Arts and Crafts Fun For Kids
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Arts and Culture Trolley Tour of East New York
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Town Hall Meeting,
“The Cultural Plan, Residents as Leaders” featuring:
· Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
· Paula Segal, Senior Staff Attorney, Urban Justice
· Farrah Lafontant, Steering Committee Member, Community Coalition for the Advancement of East New York/Cypress Hills
7:00 – 8:30 pm | Tree Lighting, Toy Giveaway, Performances
The event commences with a performance by Shahadi Wright Joseph, who is playing young Nala in Disney’s 2019 remake of The Lion King. Additional performers include Pure Elements, AENY Kids, The Hand Arts & Edutainment, Dance Atlantic and more.
Location: 534 Livonia Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11207
Arts East New York is committed to presenting promoting and preserving multicultural arts and to address socio-economic issues that hinder the growth and development of our community. Through community beautification, youth programs, and cross-sector initiatives AENY has a proven track record of bringing out the best in East New York.
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