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Connecting Generations to Make a Better World

Bailey’s Cafe is pleased to announce that on March 17, Ron Pierce, Senior Director, Veteran Initiatives at PBS, was selected as Co-Chair of our Board of Directors; sharing the office with Anna-Nanine Pond, Principal of Anna Pond Consulting.  This leadership team brings years of experience in the non-profit world, with a focus on social justice and the arts as well as a strong connection to the veteran community, complimenting a number of Bailey’s focus areas.  Ron joined the Bailey’s Board in 2014 and became Treasurer in 2015. Ron currently leads the planning, coordination, and implementation of PBS’ Stories of Service initiative in support of veterans, which includes working closely with member stations, CPBNPR, other public media partners, and veterans’ groups across the country. Prior to PBS, Ron worked for the Democratic National Committee, where he was National Director of Veterans Outreach, Director of Small Business Outreach, and Deputy Director of Constituency Outreach. He served as State Veteran Outreach Director at the North Carolina branch of Obama for America during President Obama’s re-election campaign, and spent 12 years in the U.S. Army, ultimatly reaching the rank of Major. Ron is a graduate of West Point, the Naval Postgraduate School, and Stanford University.

Check Out Our Events & Programs Page for More Information on Current Programming

Including Our Veterans Project and Rites/Rights of Passage Program

March Events

Music for the People Spring Session has Started:  New additions:  group lessons in piano, Monday evenings at 4 PM; 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; string ensemble workshops and much more.  Check out:  www.themusicforthepeople.com for all the specifics and to register.

Freebrook Academy Progressive Private School is now at Bailey’s.   Contact Monique Scott,  Director, Founder and Lead Teacher  www.freebrook.org   [email protected]

Honoring and Entertaining Our Elders:

Soul & Soar, Fifth Grade Girls Rites/Rights of Passage Program at CS21, The Crispus Attucks School is performing on Thursday, March 17th, 1:30 PM  along with Nioka Workman and Origins at The Philip Howard NORC, 1655 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.  This is a free event.

Supporting Local Entrepreneurs:

Bubbly Moon Naturals returns to Bailey’s Cafe on Sundays, March 13th and 27th with Do It Yourself natural soap and other body products workshops.  For more information:  https://www.bubblymoonnaturals.com/products/diysoapclass



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