Brooklyn Park is one of the most culturally rich areas in the Midwest with more than one-fifth of its residents having been born in other countries. The unexpected cultural richness is what makes Brooklyn Park a vibrant city.
One of our Brooklyn Park 2025 goals is United Community. Through this goal, we are striving to connect neighbors to understand and celebrate our unique cultures. We will also ensure our community’s activities, events and services are inclusive, multi-cultural and accessible.
Throughout the year, we will share different events with you, whether it’s through our Recreation and Parks department’s “Celebrate Brooklyn Park” series or through other avenues, to embrace our diverse community.
We want to learn more about your cultural community celebrations! If you’d like to share information about your favorite holidays or are hosting a community event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A day of remembrance
On Monday, May 31, 2021, most City facilities will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day, more than just the beginning of Summer; is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, every year. It is observed to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military.
The first national celebration of the holiday took place May 30, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery, where both Confederate and Union soldiers of the American Civil War were buried. Originally known as Decoration Day, at the turn of the century it was designated as Memorial Day.
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Memorial Day at Lakewood
Lakewood Cemetery is hosting a free memorial event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring live music, refreshments, guided tours and other activities.
“Join us on this special day of commemoration as we honor and celebrate the lives of those we love and miss. The celebration may look a little different this year, but we’re excited to bring back our beloved traditions in new ways!
Take a moment to watch our annual Memorial Day ceremony, pre-recorded so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home. Join us onsite on Memorial Day for live music and outdoor activities for the whole family as we celebrate this special day.”