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

T he Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Weekend begins with “Movie Night Under the Stars” on Saturday June 10th and ends on Sunday, June 11th with the main festival, which 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 Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, the spectacular Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the world-famed Brooklyn Museum, and Ronald E. McNair Park. Additionally, art, crafts, and featured performances will be provided by the Prospect Park Zoo, the Jewish Children’s Museum, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and the New York Aquarium.

Presented by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, in partnership with One Brooklyn Fund, Inc., participants in the Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Weekend will actively experience the rich cultural life of Brooklyn as they join a dance party; view a variety of live dance, musical, and theatrical performances; enjoy mouthwatering exotic dishes and treats, as well as engage in hands-on arts and crafts activities. Also featured will be artisans and vendors featuring the diversity of cultures throughout the borough. Children will delight in a playground created just for them featuring puppetry, bouncy houses, slides, exhibitors, ice cream, and more. The festival will provide fun and entertainment for the entire family.

Central Brooklyn Arts and Culture Week Date Bar

“Welcome Back to Brooklyn” celebration./

T he Welcome Back to Brooklyn Celebrity Path has become a very important and popular attraction, an inspiration to all Brooklynites as well as 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 added to the vibrant history of our borough. The path meanders among the beauty and flowers of the gardens in keeping with the distinctiveness of the Brooklyn brand.

Honoring.../

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988) was one of the most controversial and fascinating personalities in the art world. After starting on the New York underground scene as a graffiti artist, musician, and actor, at 19 he began to devote himself to painting. His highly expressive, energetic work soon found wide admiration, leading him to become an internationally acclaimed artist across several creative mediums/

Fabolous Headshot

Fabolous has been one of hip-hop’s most consistent hitmakers since 1998. He is a Grammy-nominated platinum recording artist who is the definition of a people’s champ. Brooklyn-bred and industry-tested, the rapper, lovingly known as F-A-B-O, or simply Fab, is one of hip-hop’s most consistent hitmakers with a catalog of certified gems and hit singles that include “Make Me Better,” “Into You,” “Breathe,” and a long list of collaborators, including Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Trey Songz./