Make Music Winter, Friday, Dec. 21st

Brownsville Winter Solstice Parade

The Brownsville Community Justice Center (BCJC) invites you to its first ever Brownsville Winter Solstice Parade. The parade will engage residents in the arts & culture of Brownsville with music selections performed by the Brownsville Collaborative Middle School Band and Dancers as well as music from our very own Sound of Brownsville record label led by Musical Youth & Community Program Associate, Eli Shippe. In keeping with BCJC’s mission to use placemaking activities to encourage community and local business support, the parade will connect Brownsville residents from the Osborn Pedestrian Plaza to the Marcus Garvey Youth Clubhouse.

Meet up at 3:00 PM in the Osborn Pedestrian Plaza next to the Brownsville Community Justice Center, located at 50 Belmont Avenue in Brooklyn. The parade kicks off at 3:30 PM and will march along Belmont Avenue to Mother Gaston Blvd., “turn it up” to Blake Avenue, with another turn headed straight to the Marcus Garvey Youth Clubhouse at 302 Chester Street. Take the 3 train to Rockaway Avenue, L train to Sutter Avenue or the B60 Bus to Belmont Avenue.

Just come as you are! Bring your family and bring a friend.

The Brownsville Community Justice Center is a multi-faceted initiative that seeks to prevent crime by investing in local youth and improving the physical landscape of the neighborhood. The Justice Center also seeks to forge better responses after crime occurs, offering meaningful alternatives to incarceration. The Justice Center offers a broad range of youth development initiatives for area young people. The goal is to link young people to positive, pro-social activities and provide them with pathways to education and employment as a crime prevention strategy.

In an effort to prevent crime, the Brownsville Community Justice Center engages local businesses and community residents in reimagining and redesigning public spaces.

Illustration by Kyle Lambert of Callout Creative