Friday, March 25, 2011 marks the Fort Greene Festival Kick-Off Party at Sanders Studio with host, Rosie Perez (Academy Award® nominated actress), and special guest DJs, Ali Shaheed Muhammad ("A Tribe Called Quest") and Rich Medina (BET/Centric's "Master of the Mix"). After a winter with global climate challenges, natural disasters and environmental concerns, a change of season is now upon us for reflective awareness and action. A part of the proceeds from the Fort Greene Festival Kick-Off Party will be pledged to enhance and empower the lives of others.
Sanders Studio 525 Waverly Avenue (Bet. Atlantic Ave & Fulton St), Brooklyn, NY 11238
Admission Donation: $10 Snack & Cash Bar
The 2011 Fort Greene Festival www.fortgreenefest.com, produced and promoted by Peter Tulloch and I See Productions, LLC, returns to NYC's Fort Greene community on Saturday, June 25, 2011. The Festival is a major, not-for profit, community service event held in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. The event benefits scholarships, and helps community service. Fort Greene Festival's demographics reflect a stronghold for some of NYC's political, business, civic, fashion, media, entertainment and sports leaders and stars. During such a still-rebounding economy, the Fort Greene Festival is quite a treat and a great opportunity to enjoin families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, businesses, class reunions, family reunions, school reunions, fraternity/sorority reunions, and simply people. Attendees enjoy a great day with featured, special and surprise guest entertainment, in addition to art, music, culture, foods, vendors, community service organizations, media, politicians and a host of folks from across the globe. The all-day festival has an urban-Woodstock feel. The Fort Greene Festival is free to attend. The 2010 Fort Greene Festival took place on Saturday, June 26, 2010. Common, Gordon Chambers, Caron Wheeler, Soulive, Heather Park, Soul Mafia, Shae Fiol, Deep, and Stacie Aamon, among others performed. Rosie Perez, Toure, Malik Yoba, and Demetria Lucas (of Essence Magazine) were the hosts. Music acts and hosts for the 2011 Fort Greene Festival will soon be announced.