Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Kids Day Needs You: Contribute Now to Keep a Great Annual Tradition Going


The annual Kids Day on Franklin Avenue is one of ILFA's very favorite events of the year, so much so that I insisted on posting about it from Mexico while the lady and I were on our honeymoon last year (did I mention that the lady is a very tolerant individual?). If you haven't heard about the Kids Day, check out the video from 2010 and the photos from 2011. Going into its 5th year, the Kids Day offers a full afternoon of completely FREE good times for hundreds of local kids, including carnival rides and inflatable equipment, face painting, water games, food, and prizes of all sorts. Spearheaded by Kevin and Garnet Philip, Kids Day is always a community effort, one to which the Franklin Avenue Merchants contribute a huge amount of time and money. This year, after many years of low-tech fundraising, the organizers have put together a Kickstarter campaign to make the event bigger and better than ever.  Check them out, and click on the widget below to make your donation to support this year's edition of this fantastic local tradition.


From the Kickstarter campaign: 

Kids Day is an annual event that takes place in Crown Heights Brooklyn. One stretch of Franklin Avenue from Sterling Place to Park Place is converted into a carnival for a day with games, rides, prizes and more. And best of all IT’S COMPLETELY FREE!!! 
Kevin Phillip started this event in 2008 in a vacant lot. Now it takes up an entire block on Franklin Avenue and is put on with the help of the Crow Hill Community Association (CHCA) and The Franklin Avenue Merchants Association (FAM). The theme this year is “Coney Island” and we will be bringing some of the iconic rides from everyone’s favorite Brooklyn theme park right to Franklin Avenue.
Not everyone in our community has money for, or access to these types of events, that is why it's so important for us to make Kids Day 100% free and accessible to everyone. We still need $6500 to pay for permits, rentals, and prizes (and to cover the Kickstarter and Amazon fees). The Crow Hill Community Association is a 5013C, so your donation is completely tax deductible! 
Last year was a huge success, and this year we want to top that! Donations of any and all sizes are greatly appreciated.  Kids Day is an important event that brings our community together and we hope everyone can make it out on July 21st to take part in this amazing fun filled day!
Here is a sneak peak at some of the rewards!
Kids Day T-Shirt ($25)
Kids Day T-Shirt ($25)
Small Gift Basket ($25)
Small Gift Basket ($25)
Large Gift Basket ($100)
Large Gift Basket ($100)
Coveted Spot on the Kids Day Banner ($500)
Coveted Spot on the Kids Day Banner ($500)
Event Space at The Candy Rush ($1000)
Event Space at The Candy Rush ($1000)
For more pics and info visit The Candy Rush Facebook page!'

3 comments:

  1. This was an amazing event last year and was totally free. It was perfect for one of the hottest days of the year and kicked the crap outta the long lines and $20 a ticket for rides of the Park Slope events. I'm donating $50 but only because I can't give more. best thing we did in the city last summer.

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  2. Those are impressive. The best ones are the ones where the shape of the hand or the skin texture works for the animal (like the elephant and giraffe). The painting of a cat on the hand seems a bit pointless.
    mehndi

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