Brooklyn Day Celebration in Canarsie Park


Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced a stellar lineup of activities as Brooklyn celebrates the 115th Brooklyn Day in Canarsie Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., this Thursday, June 4.

The New York State Legislature first created the holiday in 1902, originally connected to Rally Day parades held by Sunday Schools in Brooklyn dating back to 1829. It is now celebrated citywide as Chancellor’s Day with the closure of all New York City public schools, making the event a prime opportunity to serve the community and provide free outdoor activities on the students’ day off.

Borough President Eric Adams
Borough President Eric Adams

“Brooklyn Day is the best day to celebrate our scenic open space and all the fun physical activities we can share there!” said Adams. “My office is using Brooklyn Day as an opportunity to further our fight for the mental, physical, and social wellness of our youth. I encourage families to bring their children to beautiful Canarsie Park and take part in the sports and fitness fun we have planned.”

Activities will include hourly gymnastics demonstrations and basic instruction from Aviator Sports & Events Center, live youth team demonstrations from the American Cricket League and West Indian Legends Cricket, basic basketball fundamental practices, drills, contests, and games from the Brooklyn Nets, instructional baseball from the Brooklyn Cyclones, motivational outdoor fitness from the Hebrew Educational Society Bootcamp, a slap shot booth and prize wheel from the New York Islanders, a rock climbing wall from the New York City Police Department (NYPD), an obstacle course, relay races, and parachute games from the New York Road Runners Club, functional exercise, flexibility training, and injury prevention clinics from Prime Physique Physical Therapy, introductory skateboarding clinics and an open skate jam from SKATEYOGI and Skate Brooklyn, and mobile recreation vans from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

Adams is holding the celebration in partnership with State Senator John Sampson, Assembly Member Roxanne Persaud, and Council Member Alan Maisel.

“Welcome to Canarsie,” said Persaud. “I look forward to seeing children from around Brooklyn enjoying the many activities that the Brooklyn Day event will offer.”

“The 69th Precinct Community Council strives to improve public safety, quality of life and police-community relations,” said Gardy Brazela, president of the 69th Precinct Community Council. “We celebrate Brooklyn Day with the children and families of Canarsie.”

“East New York Restoration Local Development Corporation is proud to be a community partner in Borough President Adams’ Brooklyn Day!” said Melinda Perkins, executive director of the East New York Restoration Local Development Corporation. “We will continue to focus on the complete economic and cultural empowerment of the East New York community; because East New York is Brooklyn too!

Canarsie Park is on Seaview Avenue between Paerdegat Basin and E. 93 St., E. 102 St. and Fresh Creek Basin.