Fort Greene Community Heroes (2022)

An annual exhibition spotlighting 12 community heroes of Fort Greene, located in two parks.
Community Friends Day at Commodore Barry Park

Photos by Renรฉ Scotland and Jasmin Chang

โ˜…ๅฝก ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๅฝกโ˜… ๐ŸƒSaturday, September 24๐Ÿƒwas a beautiful day in the park. The afternoon was filled with crafts, face painting, ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŽจ Spider-Man ๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ•ท @latinnerdcosplayer๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพeven a bouncy castle!! ๐Ÿฐ โ—ฆโ€ข๐’ฎ๐“…๐‘’๐’ธ๐’พ๐’ถ๐“ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“€๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ฒ๐‘’๐‘”๐“‚๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“ˆโ€ขโ—ฆ #Wegmans And the segue to the โ˜…ๅฝก๐“’๐“ธ๐“ถ๐“ถ๐“พ๐“ท๐“ฒ๐“ฝ๐”‚ ๐“—๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ธ๐“ฎ๐“ผ ๐“‘๐“ช๐“ท๐“ท๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ผๅฝกโ˜… ๐“ฏ๐“ธ๐“ป 2022-2023 ~ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜œ๐˜•๐˜๐˜Œ๐˜๐˜“๐˜๐˜•๐˜Ž ~ was well attended. Over 50 people (family, friends, neighbors even ๐Ÿซต๐Ÿผ๐Ÿซต๐Ÿฝ gathered together to celebrate the Heroes and the Legacy Heroes who have given and gave their love and time to the Fort Greene Community and City Park across generations! โ™ก๐Ž๐ง๐ž ๐๐š๐ซ๐ค, ๐Ž๐ง๐ž ๐๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐žโ™ก

Fort Greene Fling at Fort Greene Park

Video by Carey Wagner

The Fling is an annual benefit which directly supports Fort Greene Park and the free, year-round, programming and maintenance Fort Greene Park Conservancy provides.

The Fling will be held September 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Monument in Fort Greene Park.

Please join us to:

Gather together and celebrate the strength and resilience of our community.

Enjoy a live performance by Eric Frazier and his Jazz Ensemble!

Enjoy day time activities with the whole family at The Fling Warm Up starting at 1pm.

Honor the many people who have supported and uplifted the Fort Greene community, and hear their stories as part of our ongoing partnership with the Community Heroes project.

Dance the evening away with DJ Kendollaz!

Spotlighted Heroes
News & Events

Fort Greene Park 2022 Community Heroes

Thank you to Carey Wagner for creating a video to honor the 6 Fort Greene Park Community Heroes for 2022!

Unveiling Commodore Barry Park heroes at Community Friends Day

Photos from the Meet and Greet (Fort Greene Park and Commodore Barry Park)

A celebratory walking tour for the launch of a new group of Fort Greene Community Heroes - six in Fort Greene Park and 6 in Commodore Barry Park! Heroes, artists, youth writers and collaborators joined the festivities to share about their experiences.

10/6: Neighborhood Picnic + Opening Celebration at Fort Greene Park

Join us for a picnic with neighbors, as we unveil new hero banners! Come meet and celebrate the community heroes and the artists featured in this exhibition. Please bring a snack to share!ย 

6/15: Celebrating 6 new heroes at The Fort Greene Park Fling

We were so honored and excited to work alongside our neighbors and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy to once again celebrate heroes at The Fling. Deb Howard Eric Frazier James Roberts,”Brother James” Moshood Preston Riddick Dr. Yvrose Pierre

Fort Greene Park Director looks back on 2018

Dear Fort Greene Park Community: Looking back, 2018, my fourth year as Fort Greene Park Director, was an incredible year of growth and expansion. Much of what we accomplished would not have been possible without the neighbors who care for and support the park. Our 2018 operations makeover coincided with theย Community Heroes NYCย photography installation along the Brooklyn Hospital fenceline that celebrates everyday residents who ย organize and generously give time and talent for the good of the park and neighborhood.   Read more here:ย

September 2022 – August 2023

This exhibition is located in two parks:

Fort Greene Park

along the Brooklyn Hospital fence

Commodore Barry Park

along the football field

The Fort Greene neighborhood project is organized by:

Fort Greene Park Conservancy

Friends of Commodore Barry Park