Urban Girl Mag | Prospect Park was Transformed for Curlfest 2017
Coils, kinks, waves, locs, braids, colorfully printed dresses, funky framed glasses, and colorful fro hawks were some of the sights spotted at Curlfest 2017. These views and many others filled Prospect Park in Brooklyn between the hours of 12 pm-7 pm with every hair style, texture and pattern imaginable this past Saturday. The annual event was hosted by the Curly Girl Collective. The collective consists of a group of 5 women Charisse, Melody, Tracey, Simone and Gia. Each woman holds a different title, that as a collective they come together annually to present Curlfest to Brooklyn. This curly event isn't limited to BK residents women and men from all over the tri-state area come out in support. This was their 4th year in production and they witnessed their largest turnout yet with thousands of men, women and children gathering in Prospect Park.
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Prospect Park was Transformed for Curlfest 2017

Brooklyn, NY- Trans-formative beauty took over Prospect Park in more ways than one. Coils, kinks, waves, locs, braids, colorfully printed dresses, funky framed glasses, and colorful fro hawks were only a fraction of the sights spotted at Curlfest 2017. These views and many others filled Prospect Park in Brooklyn between the hours of 12 pm-7 pm with every hair style, texture and pattern imaginable this past Saturday. The annual event was hosted by the Curly Girl Collective. The collective consists of a group of 5 women Charisse, Melody, Tracey, Simone and Gia. Each woman holds a different title, that as a collective they come together annually to present Curlfest to Brooklyn. This curly event isn’t limited to BK residents women and men from all over the tri-state area come out in support.  This was their 4th year in production and they witnessed their largest turnout yet with thousands of men, women and children gathering in Prospect Park.

 

 

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A grassy field located in the middle of Prospect Park was uniformly lined around the perimeter with white tents labeled with each vendor’s name. Some vendors included Shae Moisture, Crème of Nature, Mielle Organics, Madame CJ Walker, Iman, and many others. The vending selection was a natural haired girl’s paradise. Some vendors provided cool (literally) incentives to accompany your purchase like the coconut waters provided by Tropical Isle Living or ices which were provided by Palmer’s. There were live hair demos being carried out by Shae Moisture, temporary hair color presentations using Color Crave executed Clairol just to name a few.

 

 

 

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Live music was provided by DJ CDevone.  Attendees danced freely to the live music as the crowd was hyped by @Coachcassfit and @Anowaadjah.

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Just about everyone took advantage of the complimentary hand fans provided by the Curly Girl Collective adorning their logo.

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The CGC took the stage midway through their event to address the crowd and was presented to the stage by Spike Lee. Tracey of CGC said to the crowd “This is really about celebration of who you are and personal expression and whatever that means to you… hand clap for your selves give it up for yourselves.”

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Key influential participants included Brooklyn’s own Spike Lee, activist Michaela Angela Davis, Ursula Stephens, and Richelieu Dennis. All of them led ‘Empowerment Chats’ during the event where attendees could come over and participate in conversation with them.

 

 

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The official Curlfest Social Squad consisted of social media influencers. The squad included @Jayhairbigga, @Team Natural, Dayna Bolden, @Afroista, @President Kennedy, @Ebonee Davis, @The Maria Ationette, @Stuylin, and @Hippieheathen

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After the CGC left the stage Richelieu Dennis of Shea Moisture briefly spoke to the crowd about investing in the community..

…”and bring dollars into our communities. That’s how we grow that’s how we invest in our own institutions that’s how we build our own businesses and that’s how we maintain our own communities…”

 

 

 

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Attendees shopped, took photos, tasted food from the food trucks, mixed and mingled with one another and overall had a great time.

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