Busta Rhymes and Justine Skye Perform At BAT Block Party At Brooklyn Army Terminal
Today, THOUSANDS of New Yorkers attended NYCEDC's inaugural "BAT Block Party" in Sunset Park to celebrate Brooklyn Army Terminal's 100th birthday!
Grammy nominated rapper, Busta Rhymes, rising R&B star, JUSTINE SKYE and NY-based DJ NATASHA DIGGS headlined the celebration with phenomenal performances that filled the campus with energy and excitement. Justine Skye thanked everyone for coming out before she performed some of her hits including Know Myself and Back For More. Following, the crowd roared as Busta Rhymes took to the stage and performed some of his greatest hits including Gimme Some More and Break Ya Neck.
In addition to the standout performances, attendees enjoyed an array of activities including a yoga class by NYC Yoga, an art exhibit by ArtBuilt and ChaSham artists; product demos from BAT-based companies like Uncommon Goods and Lowercase NYC; family-friendly activities like kite making, crafts and book-making; an art installation by Harumi Ori, as well as augmented reality experiences from NYU Tandon and NYC Media Lab partners. Guests also enjoyed the beer garden and delicious food from vendors including City Saucery, Momo Dressing, and Jamrock Jerk.
Brooklyn Army Terminal has recently undergone renovations, opening the historic property to the public and increasing the community's connectivity to the Sunset Park waterfront. The BAT Block Party has built on other exciting community events that have taken place there this year including the Swale floating food forest, and various film screenings by Rooftop Films, the Boricua Festival, and this year's Brooklyn PopUp dinner from Handmade Events, among other programming.
New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC's mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City's competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City's many opportunities. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram or visit our blog to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives.
The Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) is a modern industrial campus powered by the rich legacy of the South Brooklyn waterfront. The three million square foot campus is home to over 100 businesses and over 4,000 jobs. The de Blasio Administration has invested over $115 million into the Brooklyn Army Terminal to further transform the former U.S. military supply center into a hub for modern manufacturing and accessible jobs. Visit www.bklynarmyterminal.com for more information.