Wednesday August 16 was the Fort Greene Park Community Heroes Meet & Greet! So many people came out to support and celebrate their loved ones and neighbors! 1) The crowd cheering for this year's Community Heroes! 2) Friends and family of Ms. Priscilla Douglas surround her. 3) Community Hero Tanja Richardson @Fatal_Star21 and her grandchildren pose in front of her banner 4) Filmmaker Tenisha Carrington @theenglishway_doc poses with family members of Dr. Josephine English in front of their banner 5) Aaron Zimmerman of @nywriters, a writing coach, and photographer Zahra Mirmalek @zahra.mirmalek who took his portrait 6) Janise Mitchell with her family in front of her banner. 7) Cheering for Carlos Jones of Switching Lifestylez @switchinglifestylez 8) Filmmaker Tenisha watches as Community Heroes share their stories 9) The crowd! So many neighbors and friends came together to celebrate! ❤️ @fortgreenepark @friendsofcommodorebarrypark @photoville @jointrellis #communityheroes #fortgreene #publicart #brooklyn
Saturday August 12 was the Commodore Barry Park Community Heroes opening celebration, and it was filled with love and community pride! 1) Mary Fowler's friends and family remembering her in front of her banner 2 ) Community Hero Coach Ron posing in front of his banner with friends 3 & 4) Coach Ron with youth writer Sonia who interviewed him to write his bio 5) Community Hero Eric Blackwell with youth writer Chloe who interviewed him and wrote his bio \ 6) The crowd listening to each Community Hero share 7) Seema & Rebecca of the @brooklynbookbodega sharing about the importance of having books accessible at home 8 The crowd listening to each Community Hero share 9) Community Hero Saleem Ali's wife and daughter 10) Kesha Morse of Friends of Commodore Barry Park
Community Heroes Meet & Greet Rescheduled for Tuesday August 3, 5PM - 7PM (rain date: Thursday August 5) Commodore Barry Park (strollway by the football field) & Fort Greene Park (along the Brooklyn Hospital fence)Meet in either park, and groups will be led between the two parksCommunity Heroes is a community organizing and public art project. Celebrate a new group of Fort Greene Community Heroes! Meet the heroes, artists, youth writers and collaborators who created this exhibition. Free and open to the public. Everyone is invited.