Welcome to Baileys Cafe
Bailey’s Cafe Connecting the Generations to Make a Better World.
We believe in nurturing and guiding individuals in their pursuit of self-knowledge through 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.
Recent Events and Projects
Bailey’s Café Youth at Democracy, Imagination and Peeps of Color: Brooklyn Community Dialogue
September 26, 2013
See the Photo Gallery for more photographs from this event
Photographer: Stephanie Mei-ling
Presented by: Bailey’s Café and Creative Legacy Projects
Venue: Freebrook Spaces
Producer: MAPP International Productions
Artists: Kesed, Mr. JeffDess, Keisha Turner, Michael Hill, Kadeem Alston Roman and the Bailey’s Café Youth.
Precious Pearls: Bailey’s Cafe’s Girls Program started during the summer of 2012, evolved into an after school program based at the Freebrook Mansion and an in school program at CS 21. Summer 2013 we began revamping the program to include a Rites of Passage focus along with our intergenerational programming. The girls and young women who participated had opportunities to explore what it means to be a woman/girl, sister, leader and to identify and create a Mission Statement representing their core values. We explored issues of self-esteem, body image, sexuality and creative self-expression through dance, theater, writing and painting. There were opportunities to experience new places, people and ideas as well as intergenerational mentoring with our elder community. Check out the video on our in-school program at CS21 during the 2012-2013 school year at the Project page under Precious Pearls.
Bailey’s Café Community Mural Project: What began as a school community’s desire to save the legacy of its school–Paul Robeson High School– has now expanded into a community mural project, capturing not only the legacy of Paul Robeson but also expressing our community’s stories of struggle and rebirth, growth and challenge. The mural will be on the beautiful back wall of the Church of St. Luke’s and St. Matthew’s, 520 Clinton Avenue, between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn–the mural wall faces Vanderbilt. . Painting begins on Monday, September 9th and will continue every Monday and Tuesday, 3:30 PM to 7 PM, until the project is completed. there will be a special presentation of the design on Friday, September 20th at 6:30 PM by the mural wall. If you are interested in joining us on this project, please contact [email protected]or 718-670-7063 Check out the video Teaser!
Our goals are to provide youth with an opportunity to connect to positive adults and peers; provide youth and seniors with outlets for creative expression; support good health and nutrition; and to provide meaningful community service opportunities. We will meet these goals through the following objectives:
- Organizing regular community service projects.
- Providing instruction and information on health and nutrition through workshops and cooking events.
- Organize creative expressions workshops and events at local venues, including improvisational theater and multi-media performances
- Provide leadership development workshops and activities, and mentoring opportunities for youth.
- Host or co-host a variety of opportunities for participants to have their voices heard through community theatre, video and other forms of media as well as discussion groups and public forums
- The ultimate vision for Bailey’s to have its own home, where it can forge a day-to-day existence that is shaped by demonstrated community needs and input.