The 1st Annual Angela Yee Day was celebrated at Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza on Wednesday with free activities for the whole family. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared Aug. 28 in honor of the “Breakfast Club” host, who also serves as an ambassador for the New York Public Library. Yee partnered with sponsors Miss Jessie’s, Adison Ark, Essentia Water, NYC Small Business Services, and others to throw the community event.
The celebration featured food, prizes, games, and performances by VP Records artists Christopher Martin, Naomi Cowan, Dovey Magnum, Noah Powa, and Flipp Dinero. Following the mayor’s declaration, Yee expressed gratitude for the recognition. “This is such an honor for me,” she said, “as somebody who grew up in Brooklyn.”