On Aug. 19, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Assembly Member Helene E. Weistein sponsored the 4th Annual Senior Concert at Amersfort Park. Attendees enjoyed live music, including performances by Philip Howard NORC Senior, and the Midwood Neighborhood Steel Pan.
“I look forward to our senior concert every year,” Council Member Williams said. “The concert gives me the opportunity to get face time with the elders of our community and thank them for their contributions. Elders are the backbone of the community, and a source for a wealth of information. They remain one of the more engaged groups in the community, with them turning out in droves on elections day and community forum s. It’s important they are given the special attention they deserve.”
The concert was coordinated in partnership with Millennium Development and the Brooklyn Arts Council. The event was free and open to the public. Each year, this concert has been a way to thank elders of the 45th District, who in countless ways, have trail blazed a path for our community to enjoy the many freedoms we have today.
“I am happy to help present music in beautiful Amersfort Park, a valued recreational space for the residents of Flatlands,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams said. ” It is important and mutually rewarding to provide Brooklyn’s seniors with opportunities such as these to enjoy the arts and socialize with their neighbors. As we build our borough into an even safer place to raise healthy children and families, they are the cornerstones that have provided the foundation upon which our future success will grow.”
Photo credit: Ernest Skinner, NYC Council