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A fun filled day of laughter, rides, games, treats and prizes for the kids in the Crown Heights community, all for free!!
A fun filled day of laughter, rides, games, treats and prizes for the kids in the Crown Heights community, all for free!!
136 backers pledged $6,920 to help bring this project to life.

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Kids Day is an annual event that takes place in Crown Heights Brooklyn. One stretch of Franklin Avenue from Sterling Place to Park Place is converted into a carnival for a day with games, rides, prizes and more. And best of all IT’S COMPLETELY FREE!!! 

Kevin Phillip started this event in 2008 in a vacant lot. Now it takes up an entire block on Franklin Avenue and is put on with the help of the Crow Hill Community Association (CHCA) and The Franklin Avenue Merchants Association (FAM). The theme this year is “Coney Island” and we will be bringing some of the iconic rides from everyone’s favorite Brooklyn theme park right to Franklin Avenue.

Not everyone in our community has money for, or access to these types of events, that is why it's so important for us to make Kids Day 100% free and accessible to everyone. We still need $6500 to pay for permits, rentals, and prizes (and to cover the Kickstarter and Amazon fees). The Crow Hill Community Association is a 5013C, so your donation is completely tax deductible! 

Last year was a huge success, and this year we want to top that! Donations of any and all sizes are greatly appreciated.  Kids Day is an important event that brings our community together and we hope everyone can make it out on July 21st to take part in this amazing fun filled day!

Here is a sneak peak at some of the rewards!

Kids Day T-Shirt ($25)
Kids Day T-Shirt ($25)
Small Gift Basket ($25)
Small Gift Basket ($25)
Large Gift Basket ($100)
Large Gift Basket ($100)
Coveted Spot on the Kids Day Banner ($500)
Coveted Spot on the Kids Day Banner ($500)
Event Space at The Candy Rush ($1000)
Event Space at The Candy Rush ($1000)

BONUS REWARD!

$10 Bag of mixed candy
$10 Bag of mixed candy

For more pics and info visit The Candy Rush Facebook page!'

Video by Mazi O: http://maziovideo.com/

Kids Day footage courtesy of Aulistar Mark - www.aulistar.com

Music credit: "Tchakare Kanyembe track 09" by Tchakare Kanyembe (http://www.myspace.com/tchakare)

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    You will receive an official thank you on the Kids Day facebook page as well as project updates.

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    A piece of vintage candy and hand drawn postcard from the kids.

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    A small bag of mixed candy! (see picture)

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    A Kids Day T-shirt or tote bag mailed to your door, or if you’re in the NYC area come to Kids Day to pick up your reward and join in on the fun!

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    A candy filled gift basket! (see picture) Tell us when you grew up and we will send you a bag of vintage goodies specific to that era, sure to elicit childhood nostalgia! If you’re in the NYC area, option to come to Kids Day to pick up your reward and join in on the fun!

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    The all inclusive package, you get both $25 rewards: a t-shirt or tote bag, and small gift basket of vintage candy. You have the option of having this mailed to your doorstep, or coming to Kids Day to pick up your reward and join in on the fun!

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    The ultimate package for those with sweet tooth. You get a large entire gift basket (see picture) filled with vintage candy from the decade of your choosing, a t-shirt or tote bag, and a special thank you video from the kids!

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    A coveted spot on the Kids Day Banner, either your name or your business name! You also get everything at the $100 level, a gift basket of candy: a t-shirt or tote, and a thank you video.

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    Exclusive use of the private backyard garden at The Candy Rush on Franklin Avenue. Have a movie night, BBQ or birthday party! You get the space for 2 hours for any event of your choosing (to be approved by the Candy Rush). Includes use of the grill and outdoor movie projector! You also get everything at the $500 level: a t-shirt or tote bag, a gift basket and a thank you video!

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