Monthly Archives: June 2009

L.U.G. Your Share

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Living Urban Green (L.U.G.) is a concept developed by Co-Founder and Creative Director, Kymbali Craig.  It is a marketing tool for making members of our community, who are not necessarity tuned into the Green Movement, aware of what it means to go green responsibly and in the fullest sense of the word.  L.U.G. Your Share is not just about the issues of littering or choosing a healthier life style.  It is also about being the best you can be at "job" or "occupation," be it student, parent, teacher, santitation worker, security agent, etc.  L.U.G. Your Share is geared toward an urban population that is use to a fast pace life with limited resources, whose members may not necessarily see the value in eating organic food or recycling and not wasting valuable natural resources.  Our new L.U.G. Your Share PSA will be posted at our Media Gallery soon. 

Gener Equity Isssues and Male Gaze

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Through the one woman show, Male Gaze, written and performed by Co-Founder and Creative Director, Kymbali Craig and our collaboration with Girls for Gender Equity, Bailey’s addresses issues of gender equity and sexual abuse.  Male Gaze is a work in progress that will develop into a multimedia piece starring our youth and elders as well as Kymbali.  Upcoming opportunities to particpate in this work and to see it performed will be posted on the activities page. 

Errands for Elders

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Errands for Elders is a unique service program that offers youth the opportunity to give back to the elder community by availing themselves to assist elders with day-to-day chores.  It is also the goal of the program to build relationships between elders and youth; two groups that often hold negative opinions of the other and to give them the chance to see each other in a new light.  This program supports our intergenerational oral history project by providing a forum for the stories of the elders to be heard, collected, celebrated and honored. 

Girls for Gender Equity’s 4th Annual Gender Equality

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Join Bailey’s Cafe at  Girls for Gender Equity’s 4th Annual Gender Equality
Festival – a FREE public event that brings together community members,
artists, service providers, and community organizers for a day of
education, resource sharing, and entertainment! 
 
Culyer Gore Park, 
corner of Greene Ave and Fulton St, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
 
This year’s theme is “Brooklyn We Go Hard,” a tribute to women’s
advocacy, resilience, healing and leadership.

Learn more about us at our table and check out the performance by our teaching artists and youth troupe. 

Hattie Carthan Community Market Opens

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The Hattie Carthan Community Garden opens its community market.  Come out and purhase healthy produce and other products from the garden and local farmers.  Participate in cooking demenstrations and other healthy living workshops and forums.  Music, theater, and other performance based events will take place throughout the summer.  The market accepts foodstamps and offers a free delivery service for elders. 

Mural Project Street Theater Workshops Begin

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Street Theater PerformancesWorkshops will take place every Wednesday afternoon from noon to 4pm and are free an open to all ages.  Performances/workshops will vary in format and cover such topics as improv, Shakespeare, drum making, movement and dance as well as story telling and spoken word.  Please join us and local artists every Wednesday from July 8th to August 12th. 

Mural Project

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Summer 2009 Bailey’s Cafe and Groundswell Community Mural Project will be creating a mural that represents the big ideas behind Bailey’s and answers the question:  "What is Bailey’s Cafe?"  The project employs fifteen youth who will work under the guidance of two lead artists.  On Wednesday afternoons (noon to 4PM) Bailey’s Cafe teaching artists and visiting guests will be conducting street theater workshops as well as live performances by a diverse group of local artists. This all takes place on the busy intersection of Nostrand Avenue and Herkimer Street, in Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights Brooklyn, beginning Wednesday, July 8th.  Please join us.  All ages are welcome.

Hattie Carthan Community Garden Health Fair

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The Hattie Carthan Community Garden and Market is co-hosiing a Health Fair in collaboration with the NYC Department of Health and other organizations.  Learn about nutrition and wellness; purchase homemade foods, free gifts and activities for children, and  entertainment.

Hattie Carthan Garden Herb Festival/NYC Make Music Day

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Bailey’s Performance Troupe performs with Brazilian Percussionist Dende at 3pm.  At 4pm in Von King Park, acorss the street from the garden, Kymbali Craig, Bailey’s Co-Founder and Creative Director, performs with Shadez of Red.