Flatbush Fest: June 9th – 11th

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What is Flatbush Fest?

Created by Heidi Woo and Daniella Khan, Flatbush Fest is a 3-day festival in Flatbush, Brooklyn designed to bring together the diverse residents and businesses of Flatbush. The festival will combine local food and craft vendors, collaborative art, games, entertainment for kids, live music and more.

The goal of Flatbush Fest is to increase connectedness and community among residents in the Flatbush and neighboring areas. It is an opportunity for neighbors to gather, meet, and celebrate the unique characteristics of this historic Brooklyn neighborhood. Heidi and Daniella want Flatbush Fest to serve as a catalyst to connect people to each other as well as the great programs that exist in the community.

 

Event Schedule

Kick-Off Party – Friday, June 9, 8pm – 11pm

Celebrate the start of Flatbush Fest’s Weekend of Community Love Featuring a dozen local artists, live music, drinks and more at PLG’s hottest creative community space, BKLYN Commons. The opening event for a weekend of fun.

Flatbush Talks – Saturday, June 10, 12pm – 3pm

Be a game changer in your community! Learn from local leaders and nonprofit CEOs how to be an agent of change through community engagement. Hosted by the Haitian-American Community Coalition, serving Brooklyn for 35 years. An intimate afternoon of networking, learning, delicious Caribbean food and performances.

Unity Festival – Sunday, June 11, 11am – 5pm

Join us at Flatbush Fest’s first annual Unity Festival. Enjoy great food and great company as Flatbush Fest present LIVE performances, music & art cooperative projects, and bring together the local community.

 

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When & Where

Friday, June 9       | 8pm – 11pm | BKLYN COMMONS – 495 Flatbush Avenue

Saturday, June 10 | 12pm – 3pm | HCC, Inc. – 3807 Church Avenue

Sunday, June 11    | 11am – 5pm | PS 249 Schoolyard – Rugby Road & Caton Avenue

 

Why Flatbush Fest:

Mission:

Because “love is love” (Lin-Manuel Miranda) Flatbush Fest exists to build harmony and give back to Brooklyn. We want to celebrate the diversity of Flatbush and its neighboring communities, as we create an opportunity for connection and cultivating love among all residents facing economic and social change.

Giving Back:

Flatbush Fest is a free event for neighbors to connect, meet and have fun together. Flatbush Fest creates a platform for local nonprofits to engage the community. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the “life changers” at Flatbush Development Corporation to support their programs serving the public.

 

Get Involved

Sponsors & Vendors

Interested in sponsoring Flatbush Fest, or participating as a food or craft vendor? Check out more information HERE, or send an email to flatbushfest@gmail.com

Volunteers

Adults, college and high school volunteers (who are at least 16 years of age) are welcome. Eligible students may receive credit for their volunteer hours. Email flatbushfest@gmail.com or complete this form to sign-up.

Donate

All donations are welcome and go a long way towards helping produce this incredible community event, get involved today and make a donation: https://www.gofundme.com/flatbushfest

 

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About FDC

Flatbush Fest is a partnership with FDC – a nonprofit organization that creates meaningful programs and events for Flatbush and surrounding areas. FDC has been a mainstay in the Flatbush community since the 1970’s. What started out as a grassroots effort to help newly arrived immigrants acclimate to their American lives, FDC has grown its programs to include housing assistance, youth programs, and events such as galas, Victorian House tours and street fairs.