Downtown Brooklyn Colleges Fest
Last week marked the success of our first big events to promote Downtown Brooklyn as New York City’s College Town and create a vibrant student life experience for our 57,000 students.
The inaugural Downtown Brooklyn Colleges Fest kicked off at the parking lot adjacent to BAM with more than 700 students attending to catch headliners Pusha T and Biz Markie. A special thank-you to the four sponsoring colleges for this event – NYU-Poly, LIU Brooklyn, St. Francis College, and Berkeley College – which helped ensure a significant turnout from their students. Check out this slideshow for a sampling of the event highlights.
The Colleges Fest followed an equally successful “teaser event” on October 10th at Albee Square, which was transformed by carnival games, ping-pong tables, pop-up tents from our sponsoring universities, and the night’s highlight: a college DJ spin-off championship. Nearly 300 students turned out for this event and to cheer on the DJ representatives, eventually selecting LIU Brooklyn’s DJ AWOL as the winner.
With two successful events under our belt, we are already at work planning the next ones. If you are interested in getting your school involved, please contact Vivian Liao Korich at firstname.lastname@example.org.