ABOVE PHOTO: Fatman Scoop
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and partners will host the annual Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 25th in Point Breeze at Point Breeze Avenue and 22nd Street from 12PM-8PM.
The event will feature a myriad of resources for local residents including free food; a kid’s zone with mini-carnival rides and activities; local vendors providing information and educational resources about social services as well as merchandise; and a giveaway of 500 bookbags to support families with their back-to-school shopping.
Community awards and live entertainment are distributed throughout the afternoon.
Following a day full of giveaways and family fun, a live concert will feature EPMD, Kool G Rap, Fatman Scoop and Greg Hill Delfonics Revue.
Veterans of the golden era of hip-hop, EPMD will headline the show. EPMD, consisting of Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith, is an American hip-hop group from Brentwood, New York.
After 27 years in the music industry, EPMD is known for their storytelling and funk music samples.
Kool G Rap, regarded as one of the most influential and skilled MCs of all time, is a pioneer of Mafioso rap and street content on the East Coast. Fatman Scoop, a hype man and hip hop promoter, will kick the show off with a 90’s throwback session.
Greg Hill’s Delfonics Revue will bring a local talent and soul session to the festival.
“Community Appreciation Day for me is about empowering and celebrating the community. We host it in the middle of Point Breeze, as opposed to elsewhere in the district, so some of these families and children who may not otherwise leave the neighborhood get the opportunity to participate in a safe day of family-friendly fun and activities right by their homes. Every year, we partner with local organizations and corporations to sponsor the food as well as the backpack and supplies giveaways. We also honor local community leaders and people from the 2nd District who have gone on to achieve greatness to show the young people and families that they can go on to achieve great things too,” said Councilman Johnson.