The international holiday has been celebrated for 21 years to expose children to work environments, show them some of the opportunities available to them and teach the value of education.
For his part, Adams invited children to take photos with him and hear about what he does for a living.
“So many Brooklynites walk by Borough Hall every day, never going inside to explore what the building and its staff have to offer them,” said Adams. “I intend to change that.
“I look forward to speaking with our borough’s daughters and sons about the opportunities Brooklyn holds, the potential they all possess as well as the importance of thinking big and working hard,” Adams added. “Hopefully, they will connect Borough Hall and their positive memories inside its walls with their dreams for a bright future.”
Children of the Borough Hall staff spent the day doing activities related to Borough Hall’s yearly theme of “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future.” The Brooklyn Arts Exchange — a community-based performing arts center that develops artists of all ages and skill levels — performed for the children, emphasizing the importance of nature and growth.
Each child was given a tree sapling at the end of the day, which were donated by the New York Restoration Project.