Thousands gather for wild rave at Prospect Park in Brooklyn
A massive rave took place at Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Sunday — with carefree revelers ignoring social distancing guidelines as the city recovers from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Over 1,500 people — most without masks — attended the party billed as Litnic 20 and danced into the early hours of Monday morning, according to footage circulating on social media.
Party organizer Kyle Rhodes told the Post that the event was planned “to give back to the people and provide a safe place for young adults to gather and socialize.”
Free food was offered and guests bought their own liquor.
“Not one shooting or stabbing,” Rhodes added.
Crowds of hundreds could be seen at the unauthorized party in the park, grooving to beats spun by a DJ behind a turntable — while eating and drinking under the night sky filled with fireworks.
“Could pls someone explain why crowds with live music, djs and carnival parties are allowed at #ProspectPark? This was yesterday night. Sunday Aug 9th,” Patrícia Vasconcellos wrote in a tweet.
An Instagram post listed the location, date, and time of the Litnic 20 which resulted in “a lot” of out-of-towers showing up in Brooklyn.
“Someone told me they came from Texas,” said a surprised Rhodes — who expressed concern about guests contracting COVID-19.