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.

November 25, 2023

With heavy hearts we acknowledge the passing of long time Bailey’s Family member and patron Mary Lou Shafer on November 25, 2023.  A joyful loving generous spirit.  We will miss you, Mary Lou.

The Shafer’s love music, especially the Blues and Jazz, every fall for the past eight years, we were able to fill their home with live music when they hosted our Intimate Fundraiser Salon.  The photo, of members of the Bailey’s family, including the Shafer’s, is from the 2023 Salon celebrating the end of another great evening. 

Photo by Shuhei Hayashi


Bailey’s Cafe is 20!  

Join Us in Celebration

Recognizing the Place Bailey’s was Born

Special Robeson/Bailey’s Reunion/Fundraiser/Celebration

Friday, December 15th, 6 PM to 10 PM at Bailey’s Cafe

Calling All Paul Robeson High School Alumni & Staff


More Information

Contact Stefanie:  [email protected] for additional information 


Bailey’s Longterm Installation Performance As Quiet As It’s Kept Continues to Grow


In Research & Development

As Quiet As It’s Kept:  Undiscovered Stories of the United States Colored Troops of Rikers & Hart Islands

Check Out Past Performance Installations at asquietasitskept.space

Bailey’s Current & Upcoming Offerings  

Bailey’s Monthly Pop Up Shop

First Friday of the Month

Supporting Local Artists & Entrepreneurs

Returns Friday, December 1st, 5 PM to 9 PM**

**special holiday season extended hour
Some of Our Vendors:
Raw Concepts: Fiber Artist
Visions by Mari
Back II Natural
Paintings by Marienne “Yen” Thomas
Bubbly Moon Naturals
Pixi Con Tiki Wall Art
Cocal Doll Jewelry
In the Mood Candles

Chi Gong Community Class

with Everet Sadegra Inniss

Mondays 7 PM to 8 PM

Capoeira Community Classes

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings

Capoeira Angola Training

With Grupo de Capoeira Angola do Acupe

7 PM to 9 PM


Knitting/Crocheting/Sewing Circle

Has returned:  Wednesdays, 4 PM to 7 PM


We Accept Donations of New/Lightly Used Clean Clothing

Drop-off and Pickup at Bailey’s

For More Information: [email protected]


Open Door Hours at Bailey’s

During the following days/times Bailey’s Is Open for:

Reading/Writing/Creating/Discussion/Resource Support

        Mondays, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM; 1 PM to 4 PM

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM; 2 PM to 7 PM*

Thursdays, 11 AM to 4 PM


More Offerings to Come Soon

Please Consider Making a Donation to Bailey’s  

Bailey’s is now part of the ShopIN.NYC Movement

Encouraging Support for Local Businesses

Use Code BAILEYSCAFE to support Bailey’s

Testimonials from the Bailey’s Community

Even though the planet is round, there are just too many spots where you can find yourself hanging on to the edge…unless there’s some space, some place, to take a breather for a while…

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