Mosley, Davis Set Second Annual “Love Yourself” Brooklyn Peace Concert
Assemblyman Walter Mosley (D-Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights) and Democratic District Leader Geoffrey Davis announced yesterday that the “Love Yourself” Brooklyn Peace Concert is back for its second year.
The James E. Davis Stop the Violence Foundation is the primary sponsor of the event, and Kings County Politics is among the co-sponsors.
In light of the tragedies and senseless violence that has marred Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert Parade in recent years, Davis and Mosley have organized this free community concert in an effort to educate youth and promote peace across the borough of Brooklyn and citywide.
“I am thrilled to be coming together with District Leader Geoffrey Davis, the James E. Davis Stop the Violence Foundation, my colleagues, and the NYPD to bring back the “Love Yourself” Peace Concert for its second year in an effort to promote the culture and positivity of what J’Ouvert is all about. It is so important that we place educating our youth and reaching out to the community at the forefront of our work to ensure a safe J’Ouvert,” said Mosley.
“It is a tragedy that the J’Ouvert celebration has become synonymous with violence. This concert is an opportunity to continue advocating for safety and cultural awareness as we strive to enhance the unique character of our borough. Music is the great unifier in our effort to promote peace and love this J’Ouvert season,” he added.
“Last year we held a very successful Love Yourself Peace Concert in Brooklyn. Through education and the arts, we were able to reach many people in addressing the ongoing violence surrounding J’Ouvert festivities that plagues central Brooklyn. We are excited to continue to educate and inspire the community about the history and importance of J’Ouvert,” said Davis.
Instagram comedic sensation Majah Hype will host the event and Music Power 105’s DJ Norie will oversee the music with a comedy performance by Brooklyn Mike, as well as some surprise guests.
The “Love Yourself” Peace Concert is slated for between 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Plenty’s Paradise, 992 Rogers Avenue in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Those who wish to attend should RSVP to [email protected]
Persaud hold Another Successful Family Fun Day
State Sen. Roxanne J. Persaud (D-Canarsie, East New York, Brownsville, Mill Basin, Sheepshead Bay, Bergen Beach, Marine Park, Flatlands, Mill Island, Georgetown, Ocean Hill, Starrett City) organized five hours of exciting activities for the community at the beautiful Seaview Park last Thursday, Aug. 9.
The Fun Day was a “One Stop Event” that included carnival games with fun prizes, raffles, interactive reading, skillful stilt walkers, fabulous face painting, traditional board games, rock wall climbing for the adventure seekers. In addition, there was an abundance of resources, which included cardiovascular screening, dental screening, energy-saving tips, financial literacy, fire safety and other opportunities for adults and children.
Hundreds of families, as well as daycare and summer program participants, had fun moving from place to place enjoying the treats offered by over 50 different vendors. There was a food court with, fresh and delectable refreshments like watermelon, hot dogs, popcorn, lemonade and ice tea. Department of Education Food Services provided 800-boxed lunches for children.
“I am proud to be able to partner with key organizations to bring a fun and enlightening event to the community. Senate District 19 Fun Day is planned with the needs of the community in mind. I am happy to offer both the family fun as well as resources that families can access and also share with others. In addition, I want families to continue to enjoy the beauty of the parks in the district, which is also great for connecting and also key to promote physical activity and sustain healthy lifestyles,” said Persaud.
Davila & El Puente Hold CommUNITY Parade and Resource Fair
Assemblywoman Maritza Davila (D-Bushwick, Ridgewood), in conjunction with Community Based Organization El Puente, are calling on Brooklynites across Bushwick and Williamsburg tomorrow to unite for a day of celebration of that diversity.
The lawmaker and community organization will join with other community organization, agencies, and elected officials from across Bushwick and Williamsburg to march together down Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick’s historic commercial strip. The parade will end at Maria Hernandez Park, in the heart of the Bushwick community.
In the park, community residents will find over 50 agencies and organizations offering information about services and new initiatives in the community. The event is filled will raffles, performances and plenty of fun and games for all.
The parade is slated for between 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, and the Resource Fair is slated for between 12 noon – 4 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 18 starting at Knickerbocker Avenue (from Hope Ballfield Park to Maria Hernandez Park) in Bushwick.
Reynoso, Brannan Call For Stricter Regulation Of Sanitation Industry
City Council Members Antonio Reynoso (D-Williamsburg, Bushwick), Justin Brannan (DBay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach) and Helen Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) Monday will rally with the Teamsters Union, Transportation Alternatives, and other advocates for stricter regulation of the sanitation industry, increased bike protection infrastructure, and more stringent enforcement of road rules.
This call comes after two recent incidents in the districts of Council Members Brannan and Rosenthal. On August 1, Robert Martinez, a union plumber and NYPD employee, was struck and killed by a tire that flung off of a private sanitation truck belonging to Century Waste, a company that has a long track record of safety violations and ties to organized crime.
Less than two weeks later, 23-year-old Australian tourist Madison Jane Lyden was hit and killed by a private sanitation truck whose driver was under the influence of alcohol.
These incidents demonstrate the incredibly dangerous environment that private sanitation trucks create for all road users, the lawmakers say.
The rally is slated for 1 p.m., Monday Aug. 1 in front of The Business Integrity Commission’s Office, 100 Church Street in Lower Manhattan.