Dumbo residents ‘Stand for Love’ after divisive election
Dumbo residents held a 'Stand for Love' event at Brooklyn Bridge Park to help the community reconcile after a contentious presidential election.
Organizers say it was an opportunity to unite Brooklyn residents regardless of their political affiliations.
"This is us showing each other love and support, which is really important to us," says Amanda Jones, who helped get the event together. "Especially in a diverse community. And we hope that it spreads throughout the country."
After the election, organizers decided an event including patriotic songs, candle lightings, kids' crafts and more would help bring people together. There were also three musical performances.
Religious and political leaders from both sides of the aisle were scheduled to attend the event near Jane's Carousel.