Laurie Cumbo holds Easter egg hunt in Fort Greene
AmNews Staff Reports | 4/20/2017, 12:23 p.m.
New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, a member of the Council Committee on Youth Services, held a community egg hunt at Fort Greene Park in partnership with several community-based organizations on the eve of Easter Sunday.
Children of all ages from Fort Greene to Crown Heights raced across the green space in search of 2,000 decorative eggs and enjoyed family friendly activities, including live entertainment, story time with the Brooklyn Public Library, arts and crafts with the Brooklyn Academy of Music, face painting, a magic show and a special visit from the Easter Bunny.
“I want to thank the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, Fort Greene Conservancy, the Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn Academy of Music for working in collaboration with my office to host our first ever Easter egg hunt,” said Cumbo. “With spring in full bloom, it was incredible to see so many families of all backgrounds gathered in Fort Greene Park to enjoy a wide array of free, kid-friendly activities. The beautiful smiles and brightly colored faces of children hopping to live music with new friends made this eggs-traordinary day picture perfect.”
“We are thrilled to partner with CM Cumbo and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy to hold the first annual Easter egg hunt at the park,” said Meredith Phillips Almeida, executive director of Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership. “We know this event will become a beloved annual tradition for families living nearby.”
“BAM is pleased to partner with Council Member Laurie Cumbo and her team to bring this wonderful event to our community,” said Dewonnie Frederick, community affairs manager of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. “We look forward to welcoming spring with our neighbors.”
“The Fort Greene Park Conservancy is delighted that Council Member Laurie Cumbo and Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership invited the conservancy to help bring this wonderful holiday event to our neighborhood,” said Julian Macrone, program and development manager of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy. “Free, fun family events like this are precisely the kind of programming the conservancy provides for our neighborhood all year long and we are very grateful to the council member for continuing support of Fort Greene Park and service to the surrounding community.”
“Story time brings families and communities together to experience the joy of hearing a book come alive as it is read aloud,” said Janet Conton, neighborhood library supervisor at Brooklyn Public Library’s Walt Whitman branch. “We were so pleased to add a library experience to Council Member Cumbo’s community egg hunt at Fort Greene Park.”