Will it be as uplifting as the impromptu tributes across New York City or the Purple Rain Day second line in New Orleans? It remains to be seen, but Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams has announced that he’ll host a celebration of Prince this Friday at Fort Greene Park. A press release promises three hours of his music, followed by an 8 p.m. screening of Purple Rain.
The DJs haven’t yet been announced, but you can expect plenty of fanfare starting at 5 p.m. After all, the BP is the guy who lit up Brooklyn Borough Hall in purple, and he seems really into this: “‘If you feel like dancing’ and ‘u got the look,’ join me at Fort Greene Park as we celebrate the life and music of Prince,” he says in the press release. “‘Money don’t matter 2 night,’ so put on your ‘supercute’ ‘purple medley,’ hop in your ‘little red corvette,’ and ‘let’s go crazy.’” And they say politicians and pop stars don’t mix.