BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT ERIC L. ADAMS

 

and the ONE BROOKLYN FUND present

One Brooklyn Fund Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Walk Logo

Brooklyn is one of the most celebrated and culturally enriched communities in the world – and what better way to celebrate its legacy than an exploratory day along its famed cultural corridor./

T he inaugural Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Walk on Sunday, June 26th will start at the famed Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch at Grand Army Plaza and continue along the Eastern Parkway corridor from Flatbush Avenue to Washington Avenue. This route is home to the Central Brooklyn Public Library, the spectacular Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, the world-famed Brooklyn Museum, and Ronald McNair Park. Presented by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams in partnership with One Brooklyn Fund Inc., participants in the Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Walk will actively experience the rich cultural life of Brooklyn as they view a variety of live dance, theatrical and musical performances; enjoy mouthwatering exotic dishes and treats; and engage in hands-on arts and crafts activities. Children will delight in a village created just for them, and drum sessions and an artisan pavilion will provide fun and entertainment for the entire family. This all-day, family-friendly event also will offer health screenings and much more.

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DINE WITH US AT THE WELCOME DINNER!

You are cordially invited to join Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and the One Brooklyn Fund, Inc. (OBFI) Board of Directors for the “Welcome Back to Brooklyn” celebration./

T he Welcome Back to Brooklyn Celebrity Path and Dinner has become a very popular and important attraction, an inspiration to all Brooklynites and the many tourists who come to visit. The Path was created in 1985 through the efforts of then-Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden and then-president of Brooklyn Union Gas Company, Robert “Bob” Catell. Unlike many walks of fame that are on busy streets, ours is unique because the Path is nestled in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden across from the Shakespeare Garden. The stepping stones are inscribed with the names of many of Brooklyn’s sons and daughters who have ingeniously added to the vibrant history of our awesome borough, and they create a path that meanders among the flowers and the beauty of the gardens in keeping with the distinctiveness of the Brooklyn brand.

The awards ceremony and dinner — a relaxed, yet elegant barbeque-style event hosted under the stars — will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at 7:00 pm. Sure to be an event you won’t want to miss, this year’s festive induction ceremony and dinner will celebrate two established Brooklyn natives who have excelled at their craft and then went on to do amazing things in Brooklyn and beyond, making their name and our great borough shine.

Honoring TV's Joy Behar/

Joy Behar is among today’s leading comic talents. Whether performing standup comedy or interviewing politicians and artists, she is an original voice and leading woman on both stage and screen.

 

She was a member of the original cast of “The View” for sixteen years returning to co-hosts in September 2015. The award winning program premiered in August, 1997. Along with the 2009 Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host, she is also the recipient of three MAC awards, a CableAce award, and a 2000 GLAAD award for her outstanding friendship to the Gay community.

 

On TV, she starred in two HBO specials, and was a regular on the series “Baby Boom.” She will appear in Woody Allen’s upcoming Amazon series. Behar has hosted her own shows including a call in radio show on WABC, “The Joy Behar Show” on HLN and “Say Anything” on Current TV.

 

Her film appearances include “Cookie,” with Peter Falk, “This is My Life,” directed by Nora Ephron and Woody Allen’s “Manhattan Murder Mystery.”

 

In theater, she starred in Nicky Silver’s play, “The Food Chain” for which she earned rave reviews and also in the critically acclaimed play, “The Vagina Monologues.” Last year, she wrote and performed in her own solo show, “Me, My, Mouth and I” at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

 

Behar has written four books including two children’s books.

WELCOME BACK TO BROOKLYN DINNER

Sunday, June 26, 2016, at 7:00 PM

in the Prospect Park Concert Grove

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EXPLORE BROOKLYN ARTS & CULTURE

T his summer, Eastern Parkway from Flatbush to Washington/Classon Avenues – home to the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch, Central Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, and the Brooklyn Museum – will be transformed into a cultural oasis. These iconic cultural institutions will serve as the campus for the inaugural Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Walk, where visitors from the five boroughs and all over the world will converge for a fun-filled day of cultural exploration and entertainment.

(PHOTOS, left to right: Dr. Bob Lee; “Motown The Musical,” featuring Krisha Marcano, Allison Semmes and Trisha Jeffrey; Suave Luciano)

CBACW_Brooklyn MuseumBROOKLYN MUSEUM – One Brooklyn Movie Under the Stars (Saturday, June 25, 2016)

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams invites all Brooklynites to bring their chairs and blankets for an exclusive movie under the stars. This open-air affair takes place behind the Brooklyn Museum and will include kid-friendly activities, featuring the movie Captain America: The First Avenger.

Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
When: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Getting There: Take the 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum and walk west along Eastern Parkway to the library.

 

 

 

 

BROOKLYN MUSEUM – Plaza Performances, Arts & Crafts (Sunday, June 26, 2016)

The Brooklyn Museum’s plaza area will be the setting for a variety of live cultural dance and theatrical performances including musical excerpts from the cast of Motown the Musical, Dwana Smallwood Dancers, arts and crafts workshops, and much more.

Where: Brooklyn Museum Plaza, 200 Eastern Parkway
When: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Getting There: Take the 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum and walk west to the Eastern Parkway entrance.

CBACW_ArchSOLDIERS’ & SAILORS’ ARCH – Main Stage Performances

Sunday, June 26, 2016

 

Located in the center of Grand Army Plaza, the grounds for this landmark monument will serve as the main stage for the Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Walk’s performances, which will include a diverse mix of artistic expressions including live performances from the cast of Motown the Musical.

Where: Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch, Grand Army Plaza
When: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Getting There: Take the 2 or 3 train to Grand Army Plaza and walk south to the plaza area.

CBACW_BPLBROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY, CENTRAL BRANCH – Plaza Performances

Sunday, June 26, 2016

 

As an international hub for academic study, research, and literary exploration, Central Brooklyn Library’s plaza area will serve as the sight for one of CBACW’s stages where a variety of family-friendly activities, live performances, and more will take place.
Where: Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaa
When: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Getting There: Take the 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum and walk west along Eastern Parkway to the library.

CBACW_Botanic GardenBROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN – Discovery Garden Workshop

Sunday, June 26, 2016

 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. In celebration of CBACW, Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be presenting children’s science discovery carts, providing an opportunity for children and family members to explore plants and engage science educators while discovering the fascinating world of plant science in front of the Garden’s Eastern Parkway entrance.
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 900 Washington Avenue
When: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Getting There: Take the 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum and exit right. Brooklyn Botanic Garden is on the right.

CBACW_McNair ParkRONALD E. McNAIR PARK – Children’s Village

Sunday, June 26, 2016

 

Ronald E. McNair Park will serve as the official site for CBACW Children’s Village, providing parents an opportunity to relax as their children participate in various activities including arts and crafts, board games, face painting, child-friendly theater, dance and music performances. Other engaging activities will include rock climbing, kiddie-rides, bouncy houses, and much more. In addition, CBACW will unveil the BK Chill intergenerational ice cream tasting, providing interaction between seniors and children.
Where: Ronald E. McNair Park (Eastern Parkway @ Washington/Classon crossing)
When: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Getting There: Take the 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum and walk east along Eastern Parkway to the crossing of Washington/Classon Avenues / Take the 2, 3, 4, or 5 train to Franklin Avenue or the Shuttle train to Botanic Garden and walk west along Eastern Parkway to the crossing of Washington/Classon avenues.

Mobile Vendors – Patrons visiting CBACW will have an opportunity to feast on various mouthwatering dishes, treats, and exotic dishes from an exclusive host of gourmet and specialty push carts and truck vendors. Trucks will be stationed along the right side of the street, providing curbside dining for our 20,000+ anticipated guests.
Where: Eastern Parkway
When: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Getting There: Take the 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum and walk east along Eastern Parkway to Washington/Classon avenues crossing/Take the 2, 3, 4, or 5 train to Franklin Avenue or the Shuttle train to Botanic Garden and walk west along Eastern Parkway to the crossing of Washington/Classon avenues.

 

Vendors & Exhibitors – In addition to mouthwatering meals from our truck vendors, patrons can pick up a wealth of information from numerous nonprofit agencies and businesses, engage in health and wealth screenings, and purchase arts and crafts.
Where: Eastern Parkway
When: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Getting There: Take the 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum, walk east along Eastern Parkway to the crossing of Washington/Classon Avenues. Take the 2, 3, 4, or 5 train to Franklin Avenue or the Shuttle train to Botanic Garden and walk west along Eastern Parkway to the crossing of Washington/Classon avenues.

 

Health Village – A portion of Eastern Parkway will serve as our health and wellness corridor, where service providers will perform free screenings and testing, and offer giveaways.

SUPPORT THE CENTRAL BROOKLYN ARTS & CULTURE WALK

T aking place in one of the most celebrated and culturally diverse communities in the world, the Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Walk provides matchless opportunities for your brand to shine. With an anticipated attendance of over 20,000 diverse, multi-ethnic patrons inclusive of tourists, families and cultural enthusiasts, the Arts & Culture Walk provides a wide range of benefits, including naming rights, brand/logo integration and cooperative signature activation in exclusive partnership with world-class institutions and much more.

Sponsorship opportunities provide high visibility, not only among the Central Brooklyn community but throughout all of Brooklyn and New York City. Our team of brand experts will work closely with your company to identify and deliver optimal signature opportunities that meet your objectives and compliment your budget while providing maximum impact and exposure. For additional information about Sponsorship, contact Keith L. Forest at (917) 714-8998.

 

Sponsorship levels include:

TITLE SPONSOR: $25,000 (exclusive)

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Our Title Sponsorship provides the highest level of visibility for your brand. This includes but is not limited to exclusive naming rights, brand/logo integration, and matchless access throughout the Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Walk. This singular opportunity offers an elite level of association with extensive event-wide exposure, signature activation, and title recognition that includes but is not limited to::

  • Marquee branding and logo positioning in all advertising, event communication and signage
  • Signature sponsor recognition on all event-related marketing and promotional collateral, emails, evites and listings
  • Signature brand build-out and logo integration and activation in concert with a partnering institution and/or stand alone
  • Free-standing signage & banner throughout event
  • Recognition and inclusion during announcements
  • Promotional product inserts
  • Robust social media campaign including sponsored banners, footers, widgets, blog posts, tweets, and Facebook posts

Media Exposure

  • Speaking and interview opportunities including but not limited to electronic, digital, print media and trade outlets
  • Inclusion in press materials including press releases, media advisories, features, listings and mentions

PRESENTING SPONSOR: $10,000

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The Presenting Sponsor level provides strategic brand equity and logo integration at one of our signature events and/or activities. This may include but is not limited to our children’s village, health village, feature performance stages or exclusive signature event build out and activation with one of our partnering institutions. This level includes extensive event-wide exposure, activation and title recognition that includes but is not limited to:

  • Marquee branding and logo positioning in all advertising, event communication and signage
  • Signature sponsor recognition on all event related marketing & promotional collateral, emails, e-vites and listings
  • Signature brand build-out and logo integration and activation in concert with a partnering institution and/or
  • Exclusive sponsorship of a signature the entire event
  • Free-standing signage and banner throughout event
  • Recognition and inclusion during announcements and mentions
  • Promotional product inserts
  • Robust social media campaign including sponsored banners, footers, widgets, blog posts, tweets, and Facebook posts

Media Exposure

  • Speaking and interview opportunities including but not limited to electronic, digital, print media and trade outlets
  • Inclusion in press material including press releases, media advisories, features, listings and mentions

PREMIER SPONSOR: $5,000 

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At the Premier Level, your brand is front and center with a sponsor display and sam­pling in our high-traffic areas, logo recognition, social media mentions, product distribution, freestanding signage and banner at specific events and activities

 

  • Logo integration in our robust social media campaign including sponsored banners, footers, widgets, blog posts, tweets, and Facebook posts

SUPPORTING SPONSOR: $2,500 

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Support the Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Walk and have your company and brand seen by event attendees at a vendor space with banner display at a specific venue, brand/logo integration and product distribution.

FRIENDS: $1,000 

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Become a Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Walk Friend and reap the rewards of your generosity. Sponsorship benefits include brand/logo integration, event-wide collateral and promotional inserts in registration bags and/or handouts.

Please Note: In accordance with Conflict of Interest Board guidance, your support will not affect any future business dealings or the disposition of other matters between your organization and the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS