BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Saturday Performance Cancelled

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the excessive heat advisory and in the interest of public safety, all large events in city parks, including the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell, are cancelled for Saturday, July 20.

Gowns, tuxedos and the most flamboyant outfits were to be seen all around as the uber fabulous stars of Brooklyn Free Speech came out for the biggest night in free speech television, The 3rd Annual B Free Awards.

This year's awards red carpet was hosted by Jessica Mason, Media Education Coordinator with Brooklyn Free Speech and Fred Brown, correspondent with BRIC TV.

B Free Awards Red Carpet Hosts, Fred Brown and Jessica Mason
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The ceremony hosted by Serrina Goodman, Star of The Serrina Goodman Show Swhich airs on Brooklyn Free Speech TV and Greg Johnson, Host of BRIC TV's flagship daily show, BK Live. The ceremony began with Vocalist, Gloria E. Woods singing the Star Spangled Banner alongside guitarist Marcus Machado. Damon Rozier, self-proclaimed “sit-down comedian” charmed the crowd with his unique, unfiltered and deeply honest comedy routine while guitarist Marcus Machado and keyboardist Paul Boone won attendees over with their heartfelt music. The ceremony ended with two producers, Clifford Acquaye and Cordell McCammon, winning the Most Valuable Producer Awards for their time, dedication and expertise to the Brooklyn Free Speech community.

B Free Awards Hosts, Serrina Goodman and Greg Johnson
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Vocalist Gloria E. Woods singing the Star Spangled Banner alongside guitarist Marcus Machado
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The hilarious “sit-down comedian” Damon Rozier
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Guitarist Marcus Machado and keyboardist Paul Boone
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Alicia Foxworth – Spirit & Being Award Winner
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Brandhyze Stanley – WOW! Factor Award Winner
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Cady Finlayson – B Healthy Award Winner
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Clifford Acquaye & Cordell McCammon - Most Valuable Producer (MVP) Award Winner
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Debra Sweet accepting for James Lane - B Free First Amendment Award
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Delana Dameron-John accepting for Weeksville Heritage Center - Borough President Award Winner
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Denise Sutton - George Stoney B Informed Award Winner
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Flash Russo - B Young Award Winner
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Jon Haggins - Best Entertainment Variety Award
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Julia O’Farrow - B Artistic Award Winner
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Lauren Lumsden - Best Entertainment B Hilarious Award Winner
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Raquel Hagood - B Brief Promo & PSA Award Winner
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Cassandra Soler – Best Entertainment B Harmonious Award Co-Winner
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Rome Neal – Best Entertainment B Harmonious Award Co-Winner
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Shay L. Askew - People's Choice Award Winner
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Sheba Legend - B Brief Short-Form Video Award Winner
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Stephen Edwards - George Stoney Social Impact Award Winner
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After the ceremony the after party showered our guests with love, treats, raffle prizes, B Free Awards swag, and funky tunes from DJ Evolushun.

Brooklyn Free Speech’s motto “This Is The Place Where Media Dreamers Become Media Makers” has never rang so true.

DJ Evolushun on the decks
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Yummy yummy treats
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A happy raffle prize winner! 
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Some B Free Awards swag
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