Wonderful World, Beautiful People: Celebrate Brooklyn Opens Its 30th Summer in Prospect Park with Jimmy Cliff
Summer doesn’t really begin in Brooklyn until a musical icon soothingly rocks throngs of Brooklyn’s gentrifiers and natives in the Prospect Park bandshell. This year was Jimmy Cliff’s turn.
“I look forward to most concerts and I’m certainly looking forward to tonight,” said Peter Aschkenasy, former mayor John Lindsay’s deputy parks commissioner and BRIC Arts’s vice chairman. “The fact that Cliff is still performing is pretty amazing. His hit song was 40 years ago. ‘The Harder They Come.’”
Mr. Aschkenasy and Celebrate Brooklyn executive director Jack Walsh were being honored at the concert’s annual gala on Tuesday night, where the borough’s royalty and BRIC Arts board members mingled before the show. Read More