Mitzvah at Barclays Center
Executive producer Michael Cerbelli of Cerbelli Creative was asked to create an epic; larger-than-life, one-of-a-kind experience for bar mitzvah boy Brandon and all his guests at the Barclays Center.
The family commissioned a 12-month creation of a brand-new Torah created by hand in Israel, which became the centerpiece of the entire event.
Artist Brian Olsen painted a Brooklyn portrait of Brandon during the service, adding another layer to the religious experience.
Kids shoot hoops
Kids are allowed to shoot hoops on the Brooklyn Nets practice court.
Ice Beat Factory
Adults are treated to an Ice Beat Factory performance of chainsaw-wielding ice sculpture artists.
Initials inspire slogans
Brandon's initials were the inspiration for the clever swag slogans--such as B STRONG, B LEGENDARY, B READY.
Big-time midway rides
Massive amusement park rides "Freak Out" and "Seven Seas" are set up for guests to enjoy.
A view of the Seven Seas.
For his grand entrance, Brandon shocked everyone by rappelling from the rafters to kick off a monster hora.
Aaron Neville sings
The legendary Aaron Neville sang "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" for Brandon and his mother's honor dance.
Various Coney Island games were set up around the event, including Derby Cars.
Levy Restaurants caters
Levy Restaurants leant a helping hand in creating spectacular eats.
The fully stocked bar for the adults plus mocktails for the kids features nods to Brooklyn.
Kids indulge in a full candy bar from Sugar Factory.
Nathan's hot dogs
Guests enjoy iconic Nathan's famous hot dogs and fries.
Floral by Carolyn Dempsey
Famed Carolyn Dempsey Design oversees floral.
'Bigger Than Brooklyn' theme
The entire event is themed to "Bigger Than Brooklyn."
Drones document the event
Drones capture every second of the action.
Clickie selfie remotes for all
Everyone receives a Clickie selfie remote.
Big photos of mitzvah boy
Big pictures of Brandon are set up in the lobby where guests could take selfies.
For the ceremony, menu wore branded "B" yarmulkes.
Pitbull takes the stage
The ultimate surprise guest: Pitbull takes the stage and has all the guests on their feet dancing to his hits including "Fireball."
Confetti bursts from the sky to shower guests at the end of the night.