KINGS CARES AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS COME TOGETHER TO HOST ANNUAL THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON TRADITION FOR FLATBUSH AVENUE COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2020 AT 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, KINGS THEATRE LOBBY
Kings Theatre, a cultural and economic cornerstone of the Flatbush community, in collaboration with local organizations, is happy to announce the fourth annual ‘Kings Cares Thanksgiving Luncheon’ on Thursday, November 26, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. This year, the beloved tradition invites members of the Flatbush community to pick up Thanksgiving Treats in the Kings Theatre Lobby (1027 Flatbush Avenue) on Thanksgiving Day. All treats will be distributed in a contactless and Covid-safe manner to take-and-go while supplies last.
The heartfelt holiday event is made possible in partnership with Flatbush Avenue BID & Church Avenue BID, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Erasmus, Stop & Shop, and 70th Precinct. While this holiday season may differ from most, Kings Cares, along with its local partners, remains committed to its mission of giving back to and serving the Flatbush Avenue community and borough.
"Each year in the spirit of gratitude, it's an honor to be able to give back to the diverse community the Kings Theatre calls home with our local partners," said Stefanie Tomlin, General Manager of Kings Theatre. "At a time when needed most, our annual holiday Thanksgiving Luncheon is a vital opportunity to make a difference and provide extra support to the community that means so much to us. We thank our community partners for their hard work and efforts to allow us to be able to host this tradition that binds us together in fellowship as we gather and give thanks this season."
Flatbush Avenue BID & Church Avenue BID will help coordinate the community Luncheon. The neighborhood's grocery store, Stop & Shop, will sponsor the event with a $2,000 donation for the treats. The 70th precinct will offer the participation of its officers and young people from its Explorer Program.
"Stop & Shop is again proud to support the Flatbush community this Thanksgiving, helping to ensure anyone in need can enjoy Thanksgiving day treats," said Stefanie Shuman, Community Relations Manager for Stop & Shop. "Despite the distance 2020 has brought, everyone's hearts are in the right place."
To those wanting a 'Kings Cares Thanksgiving Luncheon' treat, RSVP to [email protected]. For more information, please visit www.kingstheatre.com.
ABOUT KINGS THEATRE
The historic Kings Theatre reopened its doors in 2015 as one of New York's premiere performing arts venues. Providing a destination for large-scale popular entertainment and serving as a resource for local arts groups and community organizations, the City-owned Theatre is a cultural and economic cornerstone of the Flatbush community and a major fixture to Brooklyn's vibrant cultural landscape. The Kings Theatre was originally designed by Rapp & Rapp in 1929 and was one of the five Loew's 'Wonder Theatres' built in New York and New Jersey during that period. Featuring high curved ceilings, ornate plaster walls, wood paneling, and a glazed terra-cotta ornamental façade, the classic 20th-century movie palace was inspired by the French Renaissance Revival style of the Palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House. With over 3,000 seats—the largest of its kind in Brooklyn, the redevelopment project both revives the historic structure's original splendor and transforms the Theatre into a state-of-the-art facility. The Theatre was recently selected as a recipient of the 2014 New York State Historic Preservation Award for excellence in preservation and revitalization and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
Brittney Garcia, Marketing