To celebrate the life of late pop music icon Prince, Borough President Eric Adams, together with Councilmember Laurie A. Cumbo, NYC Parks, the Fort Greene Conservancy, WBLS and Hot 97, will host a tribute celebration in Fort Greene Park – featuring hours of DJs spinning classic Prince songs followed by a screening of his 1984 film “Purple Rain” on Friday, April 29.
“‘If you feel like dancing’ and ‘u got the look,’ join me at Fort Greene Park as we celebrate the life and music of Prince,” said Borough President Adams, who on the night of the music star’s passing, illuminated Brooklyn Borough Hall in purple light. “‘Money don’t matter 2 night,’ so put on your ‘supercute’ ‘purple medley,’ hop in your ‘little red corvette,’ and ‘let’s go crazy.’”
Adams hopes the event will be an opportunity for Brooklynites to connect with one other over their mutual appreciation for the late singer/songwriter, musician and actor.
“Brooklyn and beyond lost Prince far too soon, but he will live on through his art and the millions of fans who will enjoy it for generations to come,” said Cumbo. “We’re going to ‘party like it’s 1999’ at this celebration that will be truly fitting for a prince, all in the spirit of bringing our borough closer together.”
“We all are sharply feeling the loss of this once-in-a-lifetime artist,” added NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey. “Parks is happy to work with Borough President Adams and Councilmember Cumbo to help New Yorkers celebrate Prince’s life and legacy at Fort Greene Park.”
The music portion of the evening will begin at 5 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. and the screening will begin promptly after.
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