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WE ARE BROOKLYN: A Community Block Party

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Ingersoll Community Center

177 Myrtle Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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ART-MAKING | LIVE MUSIC | GAMES | ARTISANS | COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Led by Artist-in-Residence Najee Omar, The Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC) presents WE ARE BROOKLYN: A Community Block Party, taking place outside the Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center at the intersection of Myrtle Ave and Prince Street. Building on the long-standing legacy of summer block parties in Brooklyn, WE ARE BROOKLYN will be an arts-filled event where neighbors of all ages can come together to dance in the sunshine 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 day will include:

  • Spoken-Word by Najee Omar and members of the Brooklyn Slam Team

  • A community cypher led by Baba Israel with Soul Inscribed, featuring ICAC member Squala Orphan

  • Community yoga

  • Dance classes, including an Afro-Haitian dance workshop

  • Art-making activities including screen-printing, mural-making and wearable art

  • Photobooth with Community Heroes

  • A pop-up market with Ladies Love Project and local vendors

  • Drumming, Double Dutch, street games and basketball challenges

  • More activities and performers to be announced!



WE ARE BROOKLYN is presented by the Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC). The ICAC is supported by BRIC and University Settlement's the Performance Project, in partnership with Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center.

Support for this program is generously provided by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Council on the Arts through a Regional Economic Development Council Award. Support is also provided by Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts NY and New York City Cultural Agenda Fund in the New York Community Trust.

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