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Bailey’s in Brooklyn, Lyrics and Music by Michael Hill; Performed by Michael Hill, Kymbali Craig and Bailey’s Members

Connecting Generations to Make a Better World

In Celebration of Black History

In My History

Performed by the Fourth & Fifth Grade Girls in

Bailey’s Arts-Based Rites/Rights of Passage Program at the Crispus Attucks School, Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn

Lyrics and Musical Director, Marienne Thomas/Music, Darin Whittington

Coming Up at Bailey’s March 17th – 31st

Saturday, March 17th 2 PM to 4 PM, Playing in the Sun, Healing, Dialogue & Networking for Afro-Dominicans and Allies

Dominicans Love Haitians: Bailey’s is a drop off site for Black Dolls to be sent to the Caribbean 

Sunday, March 25th 2 PM to 7 PM, Free Black Women’s Library,

an interactive and mobile trading library that features a collection of 600 books written by Black women.

All races, genders and ages are welcome to trade books with the library.


Saturday, March 31st 2 PM to 8 PM, Astrology Party:  A Fundraiser for Lande Yoosuf’s film on privilege in the workplace


Join Us for First Saturdays 2018!

Saturday, April 7th 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

First Saturday’s are a Community Event   All Ages Welcome

Share Good Music + Good Conversation + Good Food = Good Fun

With Janice Pendarvis and Greg Lewis

Janice 20 ft from Stardome


In Collaboration with Feel the Music

Feel the Music


Check Out the Fulton Art Fair Artists Latest Exhibit 

Through April 6th by Appointment

The History of Jazz

Happening in Bailey’s Backroom Gallery


Figure Drawing Studio Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30


As Quiet As It’s Kept: Deepening the Exploration

The next phase of our community-based performance installation happening late fall 2018

Check Out the Video from our World Premiere November 11, 2017

We are NOW mobile:  Text UJAMAA to 41444 to make a fully tax deductible donation

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2018 is bringing many changes to Bailey’s. 

Please keep in touch as we build a more supportive, productive, creative community hub!

Kwabo French Immersion Playgroup is Now at Bailey’s:  Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Fridays, 9 AM to 12 PM.  

Kwabo playgroup is a French immersion Montessori-influenced preschool program guiding children to love learning and how to understand and respect different cultures and beliefs, please join our community.  Find out more and to register:  www.cottageclass.com

First Saturday’s with Janice Pendarvis=Good Music+Good Conversation+Good Food=Good Fun  

Join us the First Saturday of every month from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM for a unique take on “happy hour.”  Meet your neighbors, engage in provocative stimulating conversation and raise your voice in song.  In collaboration with:  feelthemusic.org and janicependarvis.com

Music for the People:  Instruction in all instruments, string ensemble workshops, neighborhood concerts and more.  Information and to register:  www.musicforthepeoplenyc.com

Family Arts Movement (formerly preschoolrock :  FAM  offer your little ones (2.5 to 5 years old) movement/dance and visual arts.  Check out:   preschoolrock.org for all the specifics and to register.

We will continue to collaborate with The Jazz Foundation, thejazzfoundation.org, bringing free concerts to the neighborhood.

Fulton Art Fair Artists regularly exhibit in Bailey’s back room.  https://www.fultonartfair.net/


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Butterfly 7 shares the block with us on Malcolm X Boulevard.  They are a great resource for children’s educational games and toys.  Check them out here


Our friends at Stertil-Koni attended the Salon and published a blog on the event, find it here

We Look Forward to Seeing You at Bailey’s Soon!


Bailey’s Café is a Brooklyn-based, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing creative and collaborative environments to communities across New York City.  We create these types of environments through partnerships with local leaders and inter-generational volunteers, all focused on community-building through service and the arts.

Mission Statement

We believe in nurturing and guiding individuals in their pursuit of self-knowledge through acting, video making, writing, service, cooking, music, dance, and fine arts.  We aim to create an atmosphere of collective awareness, respect and responsibility, built on the talents and resources of the community.

Visit the About section to learn more about Bailey’s Café.

Core Values

  1. Relationships are Key: Positive, reciprocal relationship building is a primary part of our process. They are key to individual healing, creativity and community building.
  2. Inter-generational Matters: In our work and relationships we are always striving to find new ways to “bridge the gap” between all generations and to break down barriers that prevent us from building healthy, peaceful communities.
  3. Everyone’s Story Counts: Story sharing is fundamental to our creative work; it is a tool for gaining understanding of ourselves, others and the world around us.
  4. Environment Matters: We respect and nurture our surroundings, the ones we find ourselves in and the ones we create.
  5. Practice Non Violence in Our Speech and Actions: We strive to model non violence in our work and relationships, between staff, participants, community and our environment.

Visit the About section to learn more about Bailey’s Café.

Events and Programs

Inter-generational Projects and Programs: Community service projects bringing youth and elders together

Bailey’s Books

Community Legacy Mural

After School Programs

Rites/Rights of Passage Summer Program

Community Performance Project: As Quiet As It’s Kept