Fort Greene

We are Brooklyn: Community Block Party

This community banner was created at the WE ARE BROOKLYN: A Community Block Party, held on August 4, 2018, outside the Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center at the intersection of Myrtle Ave and Fleet Street. The block party was led by Artist-in-Residence Najee Omar, and presented by the Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC). Building on the long-standing legacy of summer block parties in Brooklyn, WE ARE BROOKLYN was an arts-filled event where neighbors of all ages came together to dance to DJs and live music, create collaborative artworks, access Fort Greene neighborhood cultural and social resources, participate in games, sports, and creative workshops, connect with one another and celebrate the ICAC’s core values of passion, liberation, family, courage, vision and truthfulness.

The Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC) is a multigenerational team of residents working together to curate and produce values-driven arts programming by and for community members of the Ingersoll, Whitman, Farragut and Atlantic Terminal NYCHA Houses and the neighboring Fort Greene area. The ICAC is supported by BRIC and University Settlement’s the Performance Project, in partnership with Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center. 

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