‘Lighten Up Brooklyn’ Focuses On Anti-Obesity & Healthy Living July 19 At Borough Hall

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will join entertainer Ben Vereen Thursday, July 19 for a day’s events to celebrate “Lighten Up Brooklyn” on the Borough Hall Plaza at 200 Joralemon Street. Sponsored by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, the event centers on anti-obesity and healthy lifestyle initiatives. It was first launched by Markowitz 11 years ago.

Activities include dancing for older adults led by Mark Morris Dance Center, IntenSati workout, Zumba for youth, a power walk, yoga and capoeira. Events runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, see here. See the schedule here.

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  • WillowSt.Neighbor

    I almost didn’t read this and I would have missed seeing Ben Vereen’s name and participation in Lighten up Brooklyn.
    I saw Ben Vereen perform at the Westbury Music Fair decades ago and he was truly one of the most amazing performers I have ever had the privilege of seeing.

  • Andrew Porter

    I hate the word “lifestyle”, as if it is an option you make.

  • Clampdown

    Anyone else find irony in the gluttonous Markowitz spearheading this initiative?

  • WillowSt.Neighbor

    Uh, that really was MY first thought but I was trying to be gracious!
    Thanks for the laugh.

  • GHB

    @Clampdown, I agree! Lat time I saw Marty he was stuffing his piehole at Vinny’s in Carroll Gardens

  • WillowtownCop

    @ Andrew – I agree. “Lifestyle” is used by the same sort of people who put “wise” or “ware” at the end of real words and think they’re clever, or who use “utilize” because it has more syllables and they think it makes them sound smarter, even though the opposite is true.