8th annual One Crown Heights Community Festival set for Aug. 20

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The 8th annual One Crown Heights festival is back this weekend with music, events, and more.
Photo courtesy of Winston Williams/Brooklyn Children’s Museum

The 8th Annual One Crown Heights Community Festival is set to take place this Sunday, Aug. 20 from 12-5 p.m. in Brower Park — just in time for some much needed fun before summer comes to an end.

One Crown Heights is a coalition of neighbors, community leaders, and local organizations that aims to foster a sense of unity and pride in the diverse nabe while boosting its economic growth and success. 

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One Crown Heights aims to create a fun, safe space for local families to meet and hang out at the festival. Photo courtesy of Winston Williams/Brooklyn Children’s Museum

The annual event — designed to create a safe meeting space for locals to meet and hang out — offers live music and food, opportunities to connect with community organizations and resources, family-friendly activities, and more. The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, a proud sponsor of the festival, will provide free admission to festival-goers at the time of the event. 

Families will have the opportunity to listen to several featured musical performances including Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Steff Reed, the amazing stilt-walking talents of the Tropical Fete steel drum band, and local youth talent duo Bud and Tal Jackson.

Also present at the festival will be two food options to fit the cultural and dietary restrictions — Carbon BK will provide Kosher options, and Call Chef Food Services will offer equally delicious non-Kosher eats.

For those seeking a bit of adventure, Outdoor Skates is offering roller skating lessons for daredevils of all ages while J-Leagues will provide a daring interactive gymnastics show.

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Young daredevils can participate in roller skating or an interactive gymnastics show. Photo courtesy of Winston Williams/Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Now in its 4th year, the Community Conversations Tent will be open to all with its newest session called “Neighbors to Neighbors, Can We Talk?” The roundtable event will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. near the Park Place and Kingston Ave entrance of Brower Park with the goal of empowering community members through conversation.

“The mission of the One Crown Heights Community Festival is to bring people together, to foster an environment of understanding and appreciation for different cultures, and to inspire positive change,” said Maayan Zik, Community Coordinator of One Crown Heights. “This festival is a testament to the power of unity, and we look forward to welcoming all members of the community to join us in this joyous celebration.”