Thousands take part in Brooklyn’s Kwanzaa Crawl to support Black-owned bars
Thousands are taking part Sunday in Brooklyn’s Kwanzaa Crawl to support Black-owned bars and businesses.
The event was created in 2016 as a one-day celebration dedicated to Black culture, community and enterprise through the key principles of Kwanzaa.
Last year's Kwanzaa Crawl was postponed to May 22 due to the pandemic.
Organizers say the 2019 event generated $500,000 for Black-owned businesses located throughout the surrounding neighborhoods.
The participants were divided into teams before they kicked off the bar crawl at Commodore Barry Park.
The event is expected to last from Sunday afternoon into the evening.
Another Kwanzaa Crawl event is also being held in Harlem.