Brooklyn, NY- State Senator Kevin Parker hosted the 16th Annual Harvest Fest Back to School Celebration on Saturday, August 26. The event, held at Paerdegat Park in Brooklyn, was a resounding success, offering a day of fun filled activities, valuable resources, and entertainment for the entire family.
The Harvest Fest Back to School Celebration proved to be a popular event with a large turnout of students, parents, educators, and community members. Attendees enjoyed an array of engaging activities, including free school supplies, informative health workshops, captivating live performances, exciting games, and a diverse selection of delicious food options. The event provided an opportunity to celebrate the end of summer, prepared attendees for a successful academic year, and highlighted the importance of community engagement.
“Hosting the Annual Harvest Fest has been a true honor and a testament to the incredible support and engagement of our community. Seeing the smiles on the faces of students, parents, and educators as they celebrated the start of a new school year fills me with immense pride and reaffirms the importance of this event,” said Senator Parker.
Tunu Thom, author of “An Unexpected Dream” and a vendor at the event was excited to share her experience at what she called: “An amazing event. The people I met, the energy and activities for the kids were exceptional. I really enjoyed my time. Additionally, the various community resources that were made accessible surely helped , in ensuring that families have all the necessary tools for a successful academic year.”
Senator Parker known for his unwavering commitment to community advocacy was present at the event engaging with constituents and fostering collaboration among attendees. Joined by local elected officials, community leaders, and educators, the Senator facilitated open dialogue sessions encouraging the sharing of ideas.
About State Senator Kevin Parker
Senator Kevin S. Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of his ethnically diverse Brooklyn district comprising sections of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Kensington, Ditmas Park, Midwood, Flatlands, Canarsie, Georgetown, Old Mill Basin, Mill Basin, Marine Park, and Bergen Beach. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, Senator Parker is the Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee and a member of several other Senate committees including Finance, Rules, Banks, Internet and Technology, as well as Budget and Revenue.