Saturday: A Crown Heights Block Party

MoCADA Presents Soul of Brooklyn, a Crown Heights Block Party celebrating Labor Day and the West Indian American Carnival

There's a kids carnival and parade coming to Franklin Avenue Saturday as part of the 45th Annual West Indian American Carnival Association's Labor Day Festivities.

The event is part of MoCADA's Soul of Brooklyn Series.

The Kiddie Carnival Parade will come marching down St. Johns Place then turn down Franklin Avenue between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Then, from noon to 6 p.m. there are a series of events on Franklin Avenue:

12PM – 6PM
The Candy Rush - 733 Franklin Avenue
DJ Hard Hittin Harry spinning all your favorite Caribbean and carnival tunes

12PM – 6PM
LaunchPad’s Built in Brooklyn Craft Fair - 721 Franklin Avenue 
Featuring local artisans, FREE Carnival Mask Making with Alexis Sueme Mena of Generation of International Growth Society (G.I.G.S.)
FREE face painting with Ding A Ling the Clown and Friends
Coconut Rob will be there with his delicious drinks and smoothies 

12PM – 6PM
Shop Brooklyn! Visit members of the Franklin Avenue Merchants (FAM) – Eastern Parkway to Atlantic Avenue. Soul of Brooklyn businesses will have yellow balloons out front.

2PM – 5PM
The Candy Rush - 733 Franklin Avenue
Juggling, Plate Spinning and more with Zabo

Meet members of Socamotion

2PM – 6PM
Portraits by Kwesi Abbensetts

3:30 PM – 6PM
Lily & Fig - 727 Franklin Avenue
Caribbean Cultural Theatre presents: Meet author Nandi Keyi-Ogunlade of The True Nanny Diaries. FREE coffee or tea with the purchase of a bakery item during the author meet and greet. *Offer good while supplies last

Spend $10 or more at any business on Franklin Avenue on Saturday, September 1st 12PM – 6PM, bring your receipt to The Candy Rush (733 Franklin Avenue) and receive a FREE* scoop of ice cream or mini crepe! 

The Soul of Brooklyn Block Party series is made possible by and ARTPLACE and TRANSCANADA. The goal of this Block Party is to support and celebrate our local Brooklyn MOM and POP businesses through partnerships with our local cultural institutions. Special thanks goes to the Crow Hill Community Association and Franklin Avenue Merchants for their support.


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