ShopRite Sponsors Outdoor Events in East Brooklyn

The Renaissance of East Brooklyn continues with the introduction of the Outdoor Event Series at Gateway Center Mall presented by ShopRite. Spearheaded by the East New York Restoration LDC in conjunction with Brooklyn-based marketing firm JIG Media and Gateway Center Mall, the East Brooklyn Community is invited to come out and enjoy unique Summer experiences. Events include, a weekly Outdoor Movie every Monday in August, The East Brooklyn Outdoor Jazz Festival ending off the summer on Saturday, August 29th, and starting off the school year healthy and motivated with the 2nd Annual East Brooklyn 5K, Saturday, September 19th.

Dedicated to each community of which their supermarkets are located, ShopRite is known for their unparalleled community service. The Gateway Center’s 90,000 square foot ShopRite located at 590 Gateway Drive has sponsored and catered numerous events in Brooklyn, including Brooklyn Day at Seaview Park in Canarsie, the 1st Annual East Brooklyn 5k, and various events presented by the Brooklyn Borough President’s office. ShopRite stores all across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland all collaborate on larger projects, such as raising $1 million last September for Hunger Action Month and donating 50,000 cans of food to food banks in all of their home states during their “Cans for Fans” Facebook Promotion.

“We are extremely excited about collaborating with ShopRite at Gateway Center Mall”, stated the Executive Director of East New York Restoration LDC Melinda Perkins. “East New York Restoration LDC’s events speak to our core initiatives, which include healthy living and support for arts and culture; and ShopRite’s continued support help to further those efforts. They are truly a Community Partner!”

“These great outdoor events are a way for us to show our support for the community and all that it has to offer”, commented Andrew Kent, from Glass Garden’s ShopRite. “Arts, culture and healthy living are important aspects for all thriving communities, and we are excited to be a part of it.”

General Manager of Gateway Center, Sam Vasquez also expressed his excitement about the upcoming events by noting, “Gateway Center Shopping Mall is happy to be a partner in the production of these outdoor events. We understand that having these types of events is what brings families together and ultimately brings the entire community together! We look at the Gateway Center Shopping Mall as a community friendly place that offers more reasons to shop, dine, relax and enjoy complimentary entertainment.”

The Summer Outdoor Events Series include:

East Brooklyn Outdoor Movie Series
– Free movie screenings every Monday in August, starting Monday, August 3, 2015.
– East Brooklyn Outdoor Jazz Festival
– 2nd Annual East Brooklyn 5K Run/Walk

The East Brooklyn 5K Run/Walk route will start at Linden Park (Gershwin field) and finish at the Gateway Mall Park. To register

Afterwards, the free celebration will include marching bands, Zumba, line dancing, rock climbing and much more. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the East Brooklyn 5K sponsors and receive free giveaways, healthy living information, fresh produce, and exclusive coupons from corporate sponsors.

For more information about attending East Brooklyn Outdoor Events, go to If you are a business and would like to inquire about becoming a Sponsoring Partner, contact Vernon Jones of JIG Media.