Organization: MAN UP! Inc.

Organization Mission:

MAN UP! Inc’s mission is to serve urban neighborhoods as a multi-cultural, social service agency for neighborhood improvement and for the complete understanding of emergency preparedness! MAN UP! Inc’s mission has further grown into providing youth, community, housing, job development programs and services to distressed communities.

  • Event: The 2013 Juneteenth family Park Day
  • Where: Gershwin Park on Linden Blvd. and Vermont St.
  • Contact: (718) 498-2320
  • When: Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 11AM-6PM
  • Sponsoring: The stage costs and providing free water, raffles and games.

Event Summary: This event is a celebration of the Emancipation of Slavery over 145 years ago. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics, and family gatherings. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long overdue. In cities across the country people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society. (Taken from

Organization: Open Door Church of God in Christ

Organization Mission:

We believe in preaching the gospel to the poor, sick, depressed, oppressed, homeless etc. We also believe in doing the best we can for those in need. We preach holiness, righteousness and total submission to the lordship of Jesus Christ. Most of all, we have true love at Open Door.

  • Where: 999 Greene Avenue Brooklyn, NY 112211 USA
  • Contact: (718) 455-3545
  • Sponsoring: Reconstruction of caved in roof as well as monthly donations to support food drives.

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