Tuesday, October 10, 2006

DDDB Holding "Walkathon Week" Starting Oct. 16

Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn is having a "Walkathon Week" leading up to its second annual Walk Don't Destroy Brooklyn Walkathon. From October 16 to 21, venues in Brooklyn will host events to raise money for DDDB's legal fund and impending legal battles against the proposed Atlantic Yards development.

The Walkathon itself will take place on Saturday, October 21, starting at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Walkers will go to Grand Army Plaza, circle the plaza and return to the Bandshell through Prospect Park. There will be a two-hour concerts afterward at the Bandshell featuring national recording artist John Wesley Harding and guests. The day's events will include marching bands, childrens activities, games, community information sessions and vendors.

Walkathon Week begins on Monday October 16. Nightly events will be held in Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Cobble Hill. Events will include films, music performances, literary readings featuring Brooklyn authors, comedy nights, restaurant promotions and community meetings. Click here for the complete schedule and here for more information about the Walkathon.

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