Watch Ad-Rock Speak At Adam Yauch Park Ceremony

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Watch Ad-Rock Speak At Adam Yauch Park Ceremony

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Adam Yauch passed away one year ago today, on May 4th, 2012. Yesterday his family, friends, and former bandmates as well as city officials gathered at a park in Brooklyn Heights in his rememberance. During a ceremony attended by about 250, the park formerly named Palmetto Park was officially renamed Adam Yauch Park. Below, check out videos from the ceremony. The first clip features a speech by Adam Horovitz a/k/a Beastie Boys co-founder Ad-Rock. “It’s fitting we’re here today to dedicate a playground to Adam Yauch,” Ad-Rock told the crowd. “Because like the Wu Tang clan, Beastie Boys is for the children … In life you don’t get to choose your family. I got lucky because I got two great sisters and two great brothers. And I got extra lucky because around 1982 I got the chance to choose two other brothers, Mike Diamond and Adam Yauch. I’d like to thank the Parks Department and the people of Brooklyn for honoring my friend and brother, and recognizing how cool it is to have an Adam Yauch Park for other crazy New York kids.” Also below, you can watch a video of Adam Yauch’s mother’s speech, as well as a video of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. For those in New York, today is MCA Day in Brooklyn.

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