LIVE UNITED Bridge Walk & Festival At Cadman Park Plaza
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Opening Ceremony: 9:45 a.m.
Bridge Walk: 10 a.m.
LIVE UNITED Festival: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
LIVE UNITED Bridge Walk kicks-off at Foley Square in downtown Manhattan.
Festival takes place in Cadman Plaza Park in downtown Brooklyn.
On Saturday, September 29th, 2012, The United Way will host the LIVE UNITED Bridge Walk & Festival, starting in Foley Square, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in culminating in Cadman Park Plaza with a festival featuring live music, food trucks and fun activities for the whole family.
The Brown Rice Family (the Ultimate Winners of WNYC’s 2012 Battle of the Boroughs talent competition), The Scarlet Ending, and more (TBA soon!) will be taking the stage to perform. Some of NYC’s favorite food trucks including, Andy’s Italian Ices, Bistro Truck, Big D’s Grub Truck, Cinnamon Snail, Crisp on Wheels, Go Burger, and The Jamaican Dutchy, will also be on hand.
The LIVE UNITED Bridge Walk & Festival brings together thousands of individuals and teams from across the city to raise awareness of the urgent need to “bridge” critical gaps in educational achievement, income stability and access to healthy food for low-income New Yorkers. The 1.5 mile walk will begin in Foley Square, cross the Brooklyn Bridge and culminate in Cadman Park Plaza with a festival featuring live music, specialty food trucks, and fun activities for children and youth. Also at the Festival, dozens of United Way’s partner nonprofits will be on hand to share information about the wide range of opportunities they offer for New Yorkers of all ages to get involved as volunteers and advocates.
Registration is free. All registered walkers will receive a LIVE UNITED t-shirt.
Celebrities, NY politicians, and over 4,000 New Yorkers who register to walk at LiveUnitedNYC.org.
General public welcome at the Festival.
SPONSORS: Guardian, NBC 4 NY, Telemundo 47
ABOUT UNITED WAY OF NEW YORK CITY: United Way of New York City fights poverty across the five boroughs. With a focus on improving education, bolstering income stability and building healthier communities, we work with people and organizations from all sectors to design and invest in outcome-driven initiatives that ensure low-income New Yorkers are able to meet basic needs and build a better future. We rigorously evaluate our work and use lessons learned to inform and advance public policies, systems and practices that prevent and alleviate poverty citywide. We believe that everyone has a role to play in creating pathways out of poverty. We actively seek to engage committed New Yorkers as donors, volunteers and advocates.