CLINTON HILL – The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership will close out this year’s Myrtle Avenue Summer Series with a 90s hip-hop dance party, street dance battle, and live art installation next Friday, August 23.
Along with celebrating a fun-filled season which featured lunchtime concerts, family sing-alongs, fitness classes, and weekend activities for kids, the Myrtle Ave Brooklyn Partnership will also raise awareness to its “Hate Has No Business Here” campaign created by local business-owner Amanda Neville in the summer of 2017.
According to the Myrtle Ave Brooklyn Partnership, nearly 60 percent of the local businesses in its district were founded by immigrants or are currently owned by immigrants. Next Friday’s event will celebrate the district’s diverse community.
“We’ve had a great turnout at our monthly dance parties this summer and decided to make our final dance party a special celebration to reinforce our message that ‘Hate Has No Business Here,'” Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership Executive Director Chad Purkey said in a statement. “Considering the recent events that have taken place in this country, we believe it’s important to come together to celebrate the diversity in our community, especially our merchants.”
The free event will feature DJ Zaki, a street dance battle by It’s Showtime NYC, and a special live art installation by Art for After Hours and street artist Anthony Cappetto, known for his chalk murals that feature 3-D illusions. There will also be games and snacks provided by Myrtle Avenue restaurants.
Myrtle Avenue 90s Dance Party
Friday, August 23, 5pm to 8pm
Myrtle Avenue Plaza (between Steuben Street and Emerson Place), Clinton Hill