Thursday, May 29, 2014

Kingston Avenue Festival 2014

This year's Kingston Avenue Festival, on Saturday, May 17th, brought over 500 people from the community of all ages together for a sunny day on two blocks of Kingston Avenue. The streets between Bergen Street and Pacific Street were lined with over 35 tables of activities and community resources.

Young people and audience members had a great time with a donut eating contest.



Performers spread the S.O.S. anti-violence message.



Children made shirts,



masks,



 learned to play guitar and drums,



played, soccer, volleyball, and basketball,


and so much more.


Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets ran facepainting and a quiz about their work where people could win T-shirts. Throughout the afternoon, festival-goers decorated a communal anti-violence mural. Local DJs Ahmad Julian, Dj Ushka, Dj Beto, and Dj Ripley from iBomba and the Dutty Artz collective provided music to the block. Over 70 volunteers from high school students to adults helped out during the day.

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