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Connecting Generations to Make a Better World

On October 1, 2015, we held our first Intimate Salon Fundraiser at the home of Mary Lou and Jeffrey Shafer.  Guests were entertained by the beautiful, talented Alicia Olatuja and Bailey’s formidable teaching artists.  Here is a snippet of the evening, featuring Bailey’s Co-Chair Ron Pierce, long time Bailey’s member Vietnam Veteran Herbert Sweat and Alicia: Bailey’s First Annual Salon

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Including Our Veterans Project and Rites/Rights of Passage Program

January Events

Ancient Latin and Greek Classes Continue:   our local classical scholar, Bradley, will be offering free classes in Latin (Mondays) and Ancient Greek (Wednesdays) both sessions are from 4:30 to 6 and are free and open to the public (6th grade and up).  These two languages and literature’s are wonderfully complex and interesting, have untold benefits on people’s English reading, writing, and vocabulary skills and deepen their understanding of the history of Western thought in a way no other language can, yet have long been a status symbol and educational opportunity provided only to white people of considerable privilege. This course aims in a small way to correct that and to draw attention to this disparity while teaching the riches of these beautiful highly influential languages.  Contact Bradley at [email protected] for more information.

Music for the People Winter 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.

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