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DUMBO block party draws hundreds in NYC

Thousands of toy elephants were parachuted down from rooftops during a block party/fundraiser on Washington Street in the DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. The neighborhood's improvement district organized the inaugural DUMBO Drop, which raised money for two of the local schools.

Children reach for an elephant that was dropped
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Children reach for a toy elephant that was dropped from rooftops during the DUMBO Drop on Washington Street in Brooklyn on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Dumbo Elephant Drop on Washington Street, Thursday, Sept.
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A street decoration marks the site of the block party/fundraiser during the DUMBO Drop on Washington Street in Brooklyn on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Elephants with parachutes fall from the sky at
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Children reach out for a toy elephant that was parachuted down from rooftops during the DUMBO Drop on Washington Street in Brooklyn on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

The Fogo Azul drummersperform at the Dumbo Elephant
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The Fogo Azul drummers perform during the inaugural DUMBO Drop on Washington Street in Brooklyn on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Kids create art at the Dumbo Elephant Drop
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Kids create art during the DUMBO Drop block party/fundraiser on Washington Street in Brooklyn on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

A man with an elephant mask at the
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A man wears an elephant mask during the DUMBO Drop on Washington Street in Brooklyn on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Elephants with parachutes fall from the sky at
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Toy elephants, sponsored by donors, are parachuted down from rooftops during the inaugural DUMBO Drop block party/fundraiser on Washington Street in Brooklyn on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Stuffed elephants are distributed at the Dumbo Elephant
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Stuffed elephant toys are distributed during the DUMBO Drop on Washington Street in Brooklyn on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Charlie Brodlieb 6 of DUMBO gets her face
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Charlie Brodlieb, 6, gets her face painted during the DUMBO Drop on Washington Street in Brooklyn on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Elephants with parachutes fall from the sky at
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Tiny toy elephants are parachuted down from rooftops during the DUMBO Drop on Washington Street in Brooklyn on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Kids are delighted as the Rock Professor performs
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Kids listen as the Rock Professor performs during the DUMBO Drop on Washington Street in Brooklyn on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

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