On Sunday June 7th, 3,000 residents of Crown Heights joined together for a Crown Heights tradition – a full day of celebration at the 15th Annual Family Day Picnic at Lefferts Park.

The day began with a parade down Empire Boulevard. Families then had the opportunity to eat and play together during the picnic. Activities and entertainment included face painting by the local youth volunteers, horseback rides, moon bounces, martial arts demonstrations, and puppet shows. The Leadership Training Institute worked hard to organize performers, resources, and volunteers for the fair. Willard Hawkins, one of the Leadership Training Institute members, was “overwhelmed” at Family Day Picnic, seeing people interact in a way that normally does not happen in Crown Heights.

Enjoy a slideshow of the event, made by Mediation Center AmeriCorps member Hanan Ohayon.