Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates opening of Brooklyn Palace Event Hall on Flatbush Avenue

A ribbon-cutting ceremony launched the opening of Brooklyn Palace, on Jan. 20. Pictured from left are a guest, President of Palatial Publishing LLC, Kamla Millwood, Attorney Turquoise Haskins, ESQ., Consul General of Pakistan to New York, Aamer Ahmed Atozai, Owner/Partner of Brooklyn Palace, Saghir Khan, among family and friends.
Photo by Tangerine Clarke

Pakistani-born businessman Saghir Khan, family, friends, and colleagues on Jan. 20, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch Brooklyn Palace, an event hall located at 1955 Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn.

The expansive space that will welcome guests, and elected officials for a Grand Gala Opening on Feb. 10, has a seating capacity of 180, and standing only capacity of 240, and will be opened to the public for the celebration, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

To secure a spot, guests must RSVP by emailing – [email protected].

Consul General of Pakistan to New York, Aamer Ahmed Atozai commended the family on their momentous venture, noting “it’s always a pleasure to be amongst my community, and a pleasure seeing my community sitting together in the spirit of love, understanding, compassion, and friendship. I am also highly proud of your achievement in the United States of America,” said the diplomat.

CG Aamer Ahmed Atozai who extended best wishes and commended the gathering for sharing in the community, said, “I wish you strengthen in your resolve, to continue this trend and may this initiative which has just been taken up be successful always, and give you further vision and strength for more such initiatives.”

The facade of Brooklyn Palace, located at 1955 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.
The facade of Brooklyn Palace, located at 1955 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.Photo by Tangerine Clarke

“I hope this would be a long way in facilitating the community. My best wishes and prayers to you and your families, concluded CG Atozai, who felt honored to have been invited to the ribbon-cutting event to open Brooklyn Palace.

Saghir Khan, Brooklyn resident and entrepreneur brought the service to the diverse community, noting that according to a survey done with 500 people, 90 percent were excited to have the event space in the community.

“Brooklyn Palace is open to every race, and community. It will be a huge success. Our community needed a place like this, that’s the reason we decided to open an event space here,” he said.

The investor started the structure in October 2023 in partnership with Khalid Moghul, and brother, Qadeer Khan, owner of S&Q Construction that designed the spacious hall, a place of inclusivity.

“Anyone can host an event in this hall because it is reasonably priced. If someone is having a birthday party and they can’t afford a $3,000 hall, we could work with them, the same applies, if they have a wedding, and they can’t afford and expensive space, they can talk to us and we will work out a price that is suitable to their pocket,” said Khan, who promises to extend a 20 percent discount to members of his community.

Patrons who would have easy access to the event hall conveniently located to public transportation and is a short 1.5 miles commute from the Belt Parkway, will have many options when it comes to renting the space.

Khan says the service offers personalized décor to enhance the ambiance of client’s events, like birthday parties, weddings, and special events, and can be booked any day of the week from 12:00 pm to 3:00 am.

The inside of Brooklyn Palace, located at 1955 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn. The event space has a seating capacity of 180, and standing only capacity of 240. The event hall is easily accessible to public transportation, and is 1.5 miles from the Belt Parkway.
The inside of Brooklyn Palace, located at 1955 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn. The event space has a seating capacity of 180, and standing only capacity of 240. The event hall is easily accessible to public transportation, and is 1.5 miles from the Belt Parkway.Photo by Tangerine Clarke

Brooklyn Palace also has allowance for clients to bring in their own cuisine, said Khan adding that the community will enjoy the space.

“We put a lot of work into this space to create something different and special for our community,” said the businessman who migrated to Brooklyn in 1983 and graduated from High School in the borough.

“I am so much in love with Brooklyn, hence the name Brooklyn Palace. People can come here and feel at home. This is my community, all races, religion, and families are welcomed here,” said Khan.

“This hall is not only for the Pakistani community, it is equal to all of Brooklyn. Anyone who would like to visit, we will open the door to them.”

“We would love to invite the entire community to the grand opening on Feb.10, but space is limited. However, the family is planning an Interfaith service in the month of March, to celebrate Ramadan, and looks forward to welcoming the community.

President of Palatial Publishing LLC, Kamla Millwood, who served as the delightful host, and called Brooklyn Palace, a tribute to Brooklyn’s timeless allure, extended heartfelt congratulations to Saghir Khan, Qadeer Khan, and Khalid Moghul for their thoughtful creation, she described as “a haven of architectural brilliance, and genuine inclusivity.”

“This is a space of fellowship. In here we’re family, we’re all one, so remember when you want to have an event space to go to there is none other, better than Brooklyn Palace, where you’re all treated as royalty,” said Millwood, who also welcomed Principal Court Attorney Turquoise Haskins, ESQ.

“There is a Grand Opening Gala on Feb. 10. RSVP to secure your place at this highly anticipated event by emailing: [email protected]. Thank you to the elected officials who have already confirmed their attendance for this event. I look forward to seeing you there where I am honored, yet again, to be your host,” said Millwood.