“Juneteenth has long been a day for African Americans to celebrate and reflect on the moment when our ancestors finally learned that they were free,” said Attorney General James. “It’s a day to recognize how far we have come, but also to understand how far we have to go. Over the past year, Black-owned small businesses…

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flyer with speaker names and announcement of JUNETEENTH Celebration on June 19th 2020 12-4pm

On June 19th 1865 Federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in Texas, which was the last of the former Confederate states to receive this news. “Juneteenth” has since become an occasion to celebrate the abolition of slavery throughout the former slave states. On Saturday, June 19th there…

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several city council candidates for district 33 sit in a semi circle with a large audience

Sunday,  June 6th 5-7 pm Cadman Plaza Park at the Brooklyn War Memorial hosted a LIVE District 33 City Council the only outdoor District 33 City Council Candidate Forum. Watch the full debate! Read more about the candidates in Brooklyn Paper’s Q & A

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Dachau survivor and his daughter

Memorial Day May 31, 2021A Promise to Remember76th Anniversary of the Liberation of Dachau Please join us in Cadman Plaza Park for an extraordinary eventMonday, May 31, 2021, at 11 am Our keynote speaker is:Brooklyn WWII Veteran Seymour Kaplan,who participated in the liberation of Dachau We will be joined by:Brooklyn Borough President Eric AdamsAssembly Member Jo…

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several kids around a wheel barrel filled with planting soil

Sunday, April 18, from noon to 2:00 PM, the Cadman Park Conservancy and the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Democratic Club co-hosted a clean up to rake leaves and pick up trash at the north end of Cadman Plaza Park, near the Brooklyn Bridge off-ramp. Leaves were raked and over 200 bulbs were planted

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bright fall leaves with a fan rake

On a warm Sunday in December, we had our last leaf raking clean up in Cadman Plaza Park.  Special thanks to the volunteers and board members who participated!

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a red and white flower memorial wreath

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, the Cadman Park Conservancy hosted a Covid-safe Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Brooklyn War Memorial in Cadman Park, celebrating the over 300,000 heroic men and women in the borough of Brooklyn who served in World War II.  Our special guest speaker Kristen Rouse, NYS Veterans…

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close up of a girls scout with a Troup sash 2838

Towards the end of October, the Cadman Park Conservancy hosted our local Packer Girl Scout Troop #2838.   The Girl Scouts planted 300 crocus bulbs donated to the Conservancy by Partnership For Parks.  The following week they came back and installed a sign they made:  Spread LOVE the Brooklyn Way.  Thank you to the Girl Scouts for…

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Black Lives Matter Protest and George Floyd Memorial Service. Thousands of people in Cadman Plaza Park coming together for social justice.

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