This weekend, Borough President Marty Markowitz
will host an entertainment festival that’s as unique as the man
"’BrooklynBest’ is a cultural smorgasbord," confirmed Markowitz at the press preview on June 1. "From the coolest new music to cutting-edge fashion to dynamic literary talent and breathtaking fireworks, ’BrooklynBest’ illustrates why Brooklyn is the proud creative capital of New York City.
"Whether you’re 3, 33 or 93, there will be something that floats your boat at Grand Army Plaza or at one of our fabulous Heart of Brooklyn institutions [Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch]."
Among the highlights: on June 4 is a fireworks display at 8:45 pm, visible from Prospect Park’s Longmeadow; and on June 5, the attractions include a traveling miniature golf course (an artist’s rendering of one of the holes is pictured at left); a "Five Borough Indie Battle of the Bands" from 2 to 6 pm in Grand Army Plaza; and readings for children and adults by Jonathan Ames, Carl Rux, Jon Scieszka and others, from 1 to 4 pm, at the library’s Grand Army Plaza branch.
The Brooklyn-themed mini golf course will be set up at Prospect Park’s Bailey Fountain from noon to 6 pm on Sunday. The fee to play is $1 for kids and $2 for adults; and proceeds will benefit Camp Brooklyn.
For a complete list of events and more information, visit the Web site www.brooklyntourism.org or call (718) 802-3846.
©2005 Community News Group
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