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With the first day of school just a couple of weeks away this is the perfect time for an end of the summer community event and bookbag giveaway (with school supplies), which will take place Saturday August 27 (12p-6p) at Linden Park aka Gersh Park (Vermont Ave. between Linden Blvd and Stanley Ave.). See the flyer below for details.
Assemblywoman Nikki Lucas is partnering with community organizations to host what started as a book bag giveaway but has expanded into an all-out community celebration. Approximately 1,000 bookbags will be given away, plus there will be free food, family entertainment, DJ Ty Boogie from 105.1 and DJ Enuff from HOT97, free haircuts, free hair braiding and more.
“We want to make sure students get off to a good start for the new school year”, stated Assemblywoman Nikki Lucas. “This started out as just a bookbag and school supplies giveaway but the community partners really stepped up to the plate and worked together to provide more than just bookbags. Our community non-profits and small businesses are all working together to make this happen. The event has turned out to be a combination; end of the summer community celebration and back to school kickoff. ”
Partners include Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, New Wave Dance Youth & Development, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Dizzy Brown, DJ Enuff from HOT97, DJ Ty Boogie from Power 105.1, Fusion East, Bklyn Blend, One Brooklyn Health, Elite Learners and more.