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.