MARVEL, DISNEY CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA, AND BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT HOST STATUE DEDICATION CEREMONY AND COMMUNITY EVENT HONORING 75 YEARS OF CAPTAIN AMERICA
13-Foot Statue to be Dedicated in Prospect Park Ceremony in Brooklyn, NY on August 10 Before Traveling to Other Key Locations Throughout the Borough
August x, 2016 â€“ Captain America is coming home to a heroic welcome with a statue dedication ceremony in Brooklynâ€™s Prospect Park on Wednesday, August 10th. Since his creation in 1941 by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, Captain America has gone through numerous evolutions, but always remains as one of the worldâ€™s most influential and inspiring Super Heroes. Following its debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego and a cross-country journey, the 13 foot tall, 1-ton Captain America tribute will arrive to Brooklyn, NY â€“ the hometown of Steve Rogers â€“ for a two week engagement in Prospect Park, kicking off with the August 10th dedication ceremony and community event.
The dedication ceremony will be hosted by Lorraine Cink, actor and host of THWIP! The Big Marvel Show and The Marvel Minute, with special guests including Marvel Comicsâ€™ Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, the New York City Joint Service Color, and the creative team who designed the statue including sculptor Dave Cortes. Following the dedication ceremony, Marvel and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will host a free community event open to the public featuring Captain American inspired activities, snacks, photo locations, and more.
WHO: Lorraine Cink, Host of THWIP! The Big Marvel Show and The Marvel Minute Axel Alonso, Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Comics Eric L. Adams, Brooklyn Borough President Dave Cortes, Sculptor New York City Joint Service Color Guard
WHAT: Captain America Statue Dedication Ceremony
WHERE: Childrenâ€™s Corner of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY WHEN: Wednesday, August 10th from 1:00 PM â€“ 3:00 PM
In the evening, a special viewing of the recent blockbuster film, Marvelâ€™s Captain America: Civil War, will take place in Prospect Park to culminate the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adamsâ€™ â€śA Summer Movie Under the Starsâ€ť program.
After the two-week stop in Prospect Park, the Captain America statue will move to the plaza outside Barclays Center on Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues for September, during which several Marvel fan activations will take place. From late October through the remainder of the year, the statue will adorn the soon-to-be-opened Bed Bath & BeyondÂ® in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Fans of all ages will enjoy a specially re-designed statue base, for heightened interactivity and photo opportunities with Captain America, as well as see and shop for a variety of unique Marvel items, including limited quantities of scaled replicas of the bronze statue itself.
Fans can follow the Captain America statue as it travels to Brooklyn @Marvel and @StyledByMarvel on Instagram.