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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

30K in 60 Days Campaign

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art-w0rks-flyer-december-26thBailey’s Supporting Emerging Artists with Artw0rks

Last Monday of the Month 7 PM until 11 PM

 Saturday, December 31st, Noon to 5 PM

Kwanzaa with Wema Harris 


First Friday with Janice Pendarvis Janice 20 ft from Stardome

Co-Hosted with Feel the Music (feelthemusic.org)

January 6th, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Good Music + Good Conversation + Good Food = Good Fun


As Quiet As It’s Kept:  a Developmental Performance Piece

You are Invited to Join the Conversation

Next Special Community Engagement Event Coming Soon
Bailey’s Cafe’s Artists Invite the Community to an Exploratory Conversation on the Following Themes & More
Being a Veteran of War & the Community
Returning Home
Being of Service
Holding Our/Your Own
A Free Event Open to the Public
All Ages Welcome

On Thursday, October 13th We Held Our

Second Annual Fundraising Salon

Once again, Bailey’s long-time friends the Shafer’s opened their Tribeca apartment to Bailey’s artists, participants, supporters and special guests.  We were all graced by a beautiful performance by Shana Tucker’s Trio with Jared Wofford and Jeremy “Bean” Clemons.  The evening was opened by Marvin Dolly’s Trio with JS Williams and John Gray.  Bailey’s teaching artists, Kadeem Alston Roman, Zoe Flowers, Michael Hill and Anna Pond, under the direction of Monica L. Williams, presented an excerpt from our developmental performance piece As Quiet As It’s Kept.  Deep appreciation to everyone who came, bought tickets or made a donation.  Special thanks to Mary Lou and Jeffrey Shafer, Stertil-Koni, and Butterfly 7.





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

Our Fall Programming is in Development

Updates on After School and our Community-Based Performance Piece As Quiet As It’s Kept Coming Soon

First Fridays with Janice Pendarvis=Good Music+Good Conversation+Good Food=Good Fun  Continue Janice 20 ft from Stardome

Join us the First Friday 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 & preschoolrock Fall Session Begins Saturday, October 8th:  Preschool Rock and Rainbow Lab have joined up on Saturday mornings to offer your little ones (2.5 to 5 years old) movement/dance, visual arts and music; individual instruction in all instruments, string ensemble workshops and much more.  Check out:  www.musicforthepeoplenyc.com and 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.

Black Girl Project:  is now based at Bailey’s Cafe!  Check out their workshops at: http://blackgirlproject.org/event-grid/ 

Freebrook Academy at Bailey’s Cafe:  for grades 4th -8th.  The fall semester begins September 12th.  For more information:  http://www.freebrook.org/

Freebrook is a democratic community committed to supporting students’ potential to be successful and their ability to define their own futures. Through a progressive approach, and a community, cultural, and social justice foundation, we enable students to explore their world and challenge themselves, while simultaneously encouraging them to challenge injustices, think independently and critically, develop their talents, love learning, and become innovative adults.

Supporting Local Entrepreneurs:

Bubbly Moon Naturals returns to Bailey’s Cafe on Saturdays, October 1st and December 10th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM with Do It Yourself natural soap and other body products workshops.  For more information:  https://www.bubblymoonnaturals.com/products/diysoapclass

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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