Models, Marty and Moguls Promote “Brooklyn Best” Fest

This morning, walking on Remsen Street towards the Greenmarket, I heard the familiar voice of Borough President Marty Markowitz. He was on a platform facing Borough Hall along with several other dignitaries, including Keyspan Energy CEO Bob Catell and Brooklyn Botanic Garden President Scot Medbury. (Hidden behind the model to the right is Brooklyn Cyclones General manager Steve Cohen.)  They were there to promote the "Brooklyn Best" festival happening in Prospect Park and nearby this coming weekend. Events begin Saturday night, June 2, with fireworks in the Park starting at 8:45, followed by a free screening of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" on outdoor screens in the Long Meadow. Festivities continue all day Sunday, June 3, beginning with a "Tour De Brooklyn" bike ride (check in at Grand Army Plaza starting at 8:30 A.M.; the ride begins at 9:30). Live entertainment will be presented on the Main Stage at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to the Park from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., and miniature golf courses featuring Brooklyn icons will be set up nearby, next to the Bailey Fountain. "Fab Fashion Shows" featuring the creations of Brooklyn designers (examples of which were shown today – see photo) will be presented at the Brooklyn Museum Plaza at 2:00 and 4:00 P.M.

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  • Hilda Booze

    I wonder what part of Brooklyn Marty was trying to sell off now ? Maybe this event will be look see for some of his developer cronies who probably want to build condos in Prospect Park !!1