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Monday, October 01, 2007

The Kids are all right

from the offices of the Bodega and RSG:

It was reported by The Brooklyn Papers on Friday, September 28th that The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival would not be returning to Empire Fulton Ferry State Park because of the curious instillation of a Polish language production of Macbeth. The Festival was initially set for June 21st, 2008. Recently it was announced that the Shakespeare production would be in residence for the month of June therefore pushing out the Festival and other Park programming. However, all is well in Brooklyn.

Festival organizers recently met with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (the organization who along with the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation runs Empire Fulton Ferry State Park) and were assured that the Festival was still welcome.

“We will be moving the Festival date to early July, tentatively July 12th,” said Festival Chair Wes Jackson. “We sat down with the Conservancy and figured a way around the scheduling conflict. It actually may be a blessing in disguise as we are working on launching a BHF Tour in ’08. Moving the festival date to mid July allows us to use the Brooklyn date as the tour launch.”

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