Sunday, March 7, 2021

At the Black History Bowl

Text and photos by Stacie Joy 

Residents and community groups came together yesterday afternoon for Black History Bowl, an event at the Baruch Playground on the Lower East Side to help celebrate both Black History Month and Women's History Month (this was originally scheduled for last Saturday, but was rained out) ...
The Black History Bowl was created by Ty Lemons — aka For the Love of the City, a neighborhood resident and coach, mentor and event planner. 

East Village native Frank Gonzalez, founder and principal broker at Loisaida Realty, helped organize yesterday's activities. 

"I was happy to partner with him as I see his potential to make a difference with our youth, who are one of the underserved groups in our community," said Gonzalez, who's also a youth pastor. "[Ty] is focused on working with youth, particularly from NYCHA housing. He created For the Love of the City to put on events and organize activities for kids and teenagers." 

Here's (from the left) Coss Marte of ConBody, one of the sponsors, with Lemons and Gonzalez yesterday...
Yesterday's activities included youth workouts via ConBody and games of flag football as well as free food and music courtesy of the Brooklyn United Marching Band. 

Here are a few photos from the afternoon...

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