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The Original
Brownsville Old Timers Family Day

The History of
Brownsville Old Timers Day


In July 1963 residents of Brownsville, a family-orientated neighborhood located in Brooklyn, New York, planted the seed of what is now known as Brownsville Old Timers Day. The first Brownsville Old Timers Day proved to be a huge success that soon became an annual event that included Friday Fish Fry, Concert Series, and Saturday baseball and basketball games.

Originally, the day was planned as a day for the baseball teams from Floogie’s Bar, owned by Alfred Stevens, and Pincus Bar, owned by David Pincus, to play a “bragging rights” competitive game against each other. This first game was modeled after the 1963 NY Mets and 1963 NY Yankees Old Timers Day games. This inspired the Committee to name this event Brownsville Old Timers Day, which was held at the P.S. 66 Park (pictured above) on Saturday, July 27, 1963. 

The tradition will be continued this year by the following surviving original members: James O. Johnson “Moe,” Stacey Irvin Hines, William (Bill) F. Green, and John Woody. Nearly 60 years later many present and former Brownsville residents continue to set their summer calendar to attend Brownsville Old Timers Day, this year on Friday and Saturday, July 29–30, 2022.

Program for 2022

@ Dr. Green Playground
Mother Gaston Boulevard & Sutter Avenue
Brooklyn,  NY 11212

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DJ Madd Fyre

aka Trini


Concert Series MC
Sylvia Traymore Morrison,

the First African American Female Impressionist

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Concert Series Host
Cynthia Tyre,

Front Staage Radio Show

Friday July 29, 2022 – 5PM to 11PM

Fish Fry

Concert Series
scheduled to appear:

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Tony Terry

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Harold Melvin Blue Notes

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Saturday July 30, 2022 – 5PM to 11PM

Baseball Game

Basketball Games

Praise Dance (Keomi Tarver)

Double Dutch

Concert Series
scheduled to appear:

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The Rude Boys

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Double Exposure

Scheduled to Appear

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The Honorable Kathy Hochul
Governor of the State of New York

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The Honorable Eric Adams
Mayor of the City of New York


July 31, 2010


Check this space after July 30, 2022 for pictures and videos from this year’s event


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