If the Fort Greene Festival were a sandwich, it would be the most badass multi-decker sandwich in all Kings County. Hosted by Malik Yoba, Rosie Perez and Toure, the music-packed festival is going down this Saturday, June 26, from noon to 6 p.m. in Fort Greene Park. Big-name offerings include hip-hop artist extraordinaire Common; Zap Mama, everyone’s favorite poly-genre all-female group; and Caron Wheeler, two-time Grammy-winning British soul singer.
Extra savory flavor will come in the form of a $7 food tasting prepared by Fort Greene restaurants Madiba and Rice. And festival-goers can enter a raffle to win a Vespa, a $100 gift certificate from Pathmark, a spa treatment at Nu Yu Day Spa or tickets for FELA! On Broadway. A $5 donation is suggested and a portion of the festival’s proceeds will go toward the Ajile L. Turner Scholarship Fund. More info here.