Bailey’s Cafe will be joining actor Anthony Thompson and visual artist Renaldo Davidson in a celebration of Langston Hughes’ 109th birthday at the New York Public Library Countee Cullen Branch, 104 West 136th Street near Lenox Avenue, Harlem. We will be presenting members of our Errands for Elders Program, our youth theater troupe and a short reading from Southern Grown. Mr. Thompson and Mr. Davidson will be presenting "Jesse B. Simple Alive in Harlem." Please join us for a stimulating, informative and entertaining afternoon.
Oral History w/ Bailey’s Cafe and StoryCorps
7pm / $8
Have you heard a story worth remembering? UBW tells stories in its dances and believes we all
have compelling stories to share. Become a story gatherer in this workshop about collecting and
telling oral histories. UBW has partnered with StoryCorps (heard on NPR) and Bailey’s Café
for this special event. Bailey’s performance troupe will be sharing a theatrical retelling of our elders’ stories.
Admission: ALWAYS low-cost or no cost!
Location: The Great Room, A.R.T. NY building 138 S. Oxford Street, 2nd Floor
(between Hanson Place and Atlantic Avenue) Brooklyn, NY
Directions: 1 block from C train to Lafayette
4 blocks from B/D/M/N/Q/R/2/3/4/5 to Atlantic Station
Information: Call 718.398.4537 or visit http://www.UrbanBushWomen.org
Being Bushified! is our monthly culture and community series that introduces you to the UBW way and brings you into our
community through dance, workshops, conversations and films that show what a great impact dance has on health & wellness,
education, communities, individuals and innovation.
Come out and join the Hattie Carthan Community Garden members in their annual internatioinal food fest. There will be a vast array of international foods, reflecting the backgrounds of our community, to purchase by the plate as well as traditional "fast" food for those on the go–hamburgers and franks. Live music will be provided. All proceeds go to support the garden. The garden is located on Marcy Avenue between Lafayette and Clifton Place in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. Volunteers are needed to help make the day a great success. Call 718-670-7063 if you are interested in volunteering.
Please join us for The Bailey’s Cafe Experience, while we honor Brooklyn Change Makers: Black Veterans for Social Justice, Crown Heights Mediation Center, Dance Theatre Etcetera, Yonnette Fleming, Groundswell Community Mural Project, 651Arts, and Urban Bush Women.
Where: The Hattie Carthan Community Garden and Market, Marcy Avenue, between Clifton Place and Lafayette Avenue
Live music provided by Michael Hill’s Blues Mob and special guests
Food provided by local restaurants and Bailey’s Cafe.
Tickets $50. All proceeds go to support Bailey’s Cafe programs.
Bailey’s Cafe Performance Troop will present a student-created improvised theater/movement piece–"The Color of Love," at the 17th Annual Red Hook Festival at Louis J. Valentino Jr .Park. The event is presented by Dance Theatare Etcetera and features La Excelencia, Decadance Theater, and the M.U.G.A.B.E.E. along with community youth groups, and a variety of waterfront activities. Admission is free–just bring a blanket or a chair.
Members of Bailey’s Cafe Performance Troop and youth members of our green program–L.U.G. (Living Urban Green) Your Share will present to students and Coordinators of Student Affairs from Brooklyn high schools on Tuesday, May 25th at Paul Robeson High School. The skits focus on facts about going green and on character building.
Earth Day Celebration
Come out and enjoy the arrival of Spring, help to prepare the garden for the growing season, learn about planning your own garden with Yonnette Fleming, learn about our L.U.G Your Share Campaign from our team of young people.
10:00am to 11:30am: Garden Planning Workshop & Seed Giveaway
11:30am to 12:15pm: Vegetarian Feast
12:30pm to 4:30pm: Community Workday: hands on building activities and clean up
5:00pm to 6:00pm: Honoring the Web of Life and Earth Day Council
Errands for Elders (E4E) brings youth and elders together for "Dance Fever" fun. Activities will include: story sharing, theater performance, puzzle making with Kevin Burke and a dance workshop with Leslie Parker. All ages are welcome.
Where: Paul Robeson High School, 150 Albany Avenue, Crown Heights Brooklyn
3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Wear comfortable clothes for movement activites.
"Big Top and the Blues" tells how a family finds ways to stay closely connected when the father travels for his work. In this instance, the father is a touring musician. The book conveys the love that the family shares, and the way that small, thoughtful creative actions can have a powerful effect.
The story also playfully introduces children to one of the most important foundations of American culture, the blues. The book, beautifully ilustrated by Nina Norwood, includes an audio CD of an original blues song for families to enjoy called "Miss My Mama Blues", performed by Michael Hill and Friends. $15 including postage and handling.
Bailey’s travels to Crofton Maryland to perform Motherless/Fatherless Child and share a reading and discussion of Southern Grown with local parents and children who have read the book. Crofton Library.