Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Set For July

(AllHipHop News) Brooklyn Bodega, producers of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) have announced the 2010 event will take place this July.

Today (March 18), organizers announced that this year’s BHF event will span an entire week, featuring panels, films, theater and independent performances by national and international Hip-Hop talent.

According to West Jackson, the executive director of the BHF, this year’s event will return to the Brooklyn waterfront.

“We have been fortunate enough to host the Festival along the beautiful Brooklyn coast line since our second year [2006],” Jackson told AllHipHop.com. “When the word came down that our home, Empire Fulton Ferry State Park was being closed for renovation we began to work closely with Regina Meyer and the good people at The Brooklyn Bridge Development Corporation. I am excited that not only are we returning to the Tobacco Warehouse for our Main Day, July 10th but have also added Brooklyn Bridge Plaza and New Dock Street. This increased space will allow us to produce two separate stages as well as build a large marketplace for our vendors.”

The dates for the 2010 Brooklyn hip hop Festival are July 5th- 11th, 2010.

More details and performers will be announced over the coming months. A tentative schedule is listed below: (MON. 7/5) Show and Prove – Showcase of independent local, national and international talent. Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

· Bodega Education Initiative (TUES. 7/6) – Day of panel discussions and seminars.

· Hip-Hop Theater (WED. 7/7)

· Classic Hip-Hop Film Night (THURS. 7/8) – Screening of classic Hip-Hop film “Beat Street” as well as shorts from local filmmakers.

· Kickoff Party(FRI. 7/9) – Party to formally welcome Festival goers, past and current artists and community leaders.

· Performance Day (SAT. 7/10) – Culmination of the 2010 programming. Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, New Dock Street and The Tobacco Warehouse – DUMBO, Brooklyn.

· Family Day (SUN. 7/11) – Closing BHF event is a classically, Brooklyn Block party, which focuses on improving the lives of our youth.

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