About Bailey’s Café
Bailey’s Café is a space of community healing and belonging — a secular church, a home, a kitchen table. Bailey’s welcomes all with an open heart, compassion and love, generating a culture of belongingness, non-judgment, acceptance, community, and space to be your full self. This is Bailey’s unique value.
In Virtual & Physical Spaces
Bailey’s Café presents As Quiet As It’s Kept (AQAIK), a multi-discipline performance installation based on the stories of veterans of color and their role in a changing community under the artistic leadership of Monica L. Williams in collaboration with artists from various genres:
Kadeem Alston Roman, Zoe Flowers, Michael Hill, Anna Pond, DJ Reborn, Robyn Twomey
Check out past performance as our virtual gallery As Quiet As It’s Kept
“We Are Here (Brooklyn)”
an installation and celebration of the longtime residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant
Co-Presented by Bailey’s Cafe and 651 ARTS
“So, this place is special because of the people who have, in spite of how this community was started, which I’m sure everybody knows was, right, a place for elite white folk, but it has become what it is because of the individuals who live here and because of who they show up as in the World.” Natasha J.
“We Are Here (Brooklyn)” is a celebration of Bedford-Stuyvesant’s rich cultural legacy—a testament to its past and present. The project, originally curated as part of Bailey’s Cafe’s As Quiet As It’s Kept, centers images and stories of longtime Bed-Stuy residents, cementing their place as neighborhood icons in the name of resilience and permanence.
Opening Sunday August 1st
With live performances and walking tour
Start 3 PM at the Stuyvesant Mansion
Corner of Stuyvesant & Decatur
Bailey’s is now part of the ShopIN.NYC Movement
Encouraging Support for Local Businesses
Use Code BAILEYSCAFE to support Bailey’s
Bailey’s Current Offerings
Healthcare for the People
Currently Indoor Sessions are Suspended But They Will Be Back!
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Fabric Art Workshop with Ramona Kearns and Marienne Thomas
Wednesdays, 4 PM to 6 PM. No Experience Necessary.
All Ages Welcome
Virtual Community Sing with Janice Pendarvis
First Saturday of the Month on Zoom 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Testimonials from the Bailey’s Community
I did not know anything about theater and the arts until I met Ms. Kymbali. Now I have picked up some of her attributes and I am able to lead the group in warm ups and other theater games. Bailey’s Café is more than an arts program in that it helps you further your growth emotionally, spiritually, and every way.
"Now I am more connected and more decisive. I want to be strong and have my voice heard, to be more articulate and stand up for myself."
"This is my second time being with this group and I never expected i would have been doing what I was doing – thought I would just come and observe-here i am acting. It is like therapy, like group therapy it fits in there somewhere. It is a great opportunity to work with young people."
"We are pushing to meet somewhere in the middle (youth and elders) so we can just become one community…we have drifted as a people…we are pushing for something better in the community"