Juneteenth Block Party and Community Leadership Awards Coming to East New York

Posted By NYC Newswire

A fixture in the East New York community since 2019, Universe City NYC is redefining the importance of building a strong economy around Community by emphasizing Agriculture, Social Enterprise, and Community Healing practices.

On Sunday, June 19th, 2022 join Universe City, Grow Brownsville, and other community leaders for the Juneteenth Community Block Party taking place from 12p – 5p at 234 Glenmore Street, Brooklyn NY 11208.

Featured invited guests include elected officials, CBO’s, entertainers, creatives, artists, community leaders and local businesses. This year, Universe City is working with BeautifyNYC participants to design and build games, artwork, and more to share and celebrate the East New York community.

The event is in collaboration with Carnegie Hall Neon Arts, Council Member’s Office of District 37, and Assembly member’s Office of District 60. Event Production is led by The Vanderbilt Republic, Play with Rox & Bacchanal Agency. Live Broadcasting will be provided by MIDHEAVEN Network.

At the event there will also be a Community Leadership Award Ceremony powered by EquityCoin (the first digital token on the blockchain backed by affordable housing) from 2p – 3p, honoring four leaders who have shown exemplary dedication to developing a fairer and more equitable East New York neighborhood. This year’s honorees include Franklyn Mena (Executive Director of Universe City), Sandy Nurse (NYC Council Member), Andrew Walcott (Owner of Fusion East Restaurant), and Nikki Lucas (NYS Assemblywoman).

Juneteenth commemorates the hard-earned freedom of African American people and emphasizes the legacy of contribution to the history of achievement. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of recognition and dignity of African Americans in America long overdue. After the recent tragedy in Buffalo NY, it is more important than ever that people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge the contributions of black people to freedom and civil liberties that shaped our society today.

To sign up for the event, go to leadership.eastny.com

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