"Take me back, take me back/ Take me back, take me back to November/ this I know/ My November is right now" - Tyler The Creator

November is a metaphor for the best times of your life. The birth of a child. Achieving what felt like a far reaching goal. Reconnecting with an old friend. A glimpse of sun after a long winter. This month, Weeksville Heritage Center invites you to make some of these magical moments with us!


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If you are a burgeoning poet or one looking to dust of your skills, we invite you to join Negus Adeyemi as he walks you though an invigorating interactive session that will end in readings of your work. Our hope is that you walk away with a sense of confidence, comfort and ability to utilize the things around you to ignite your writing.

NOVEMBER 8, 2017



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Weeksville Heritage Center has collaborated with Live Here, Learn Here for a three-part community conversation, led by the Human Root, to discuss raising a modern child at the intersections of race, class, immigration, religion in a gentrifying city. 

Come spend an evening getting to know your neighbors and talking about family, home, schools, and community for our second session. Together, we'll ponder the questions, "How did you (or how will you) choose a school for your child? How can our schools help us with the process of raising a child in Brooklyn today?" Bring a friend, a dish to share, and bring the kids. Fun, high-quality childcare from Trail Blazers for children over the age of three will be provided.

NOVEMBER 8, 2017



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Join us November 11th for a a special interactive performance with Urban Bush Women, a quilting workshop led by Sylvia Hernandez, an embroidery class with Dennis Thomas. The Weeksville Fun Zone will be available all day for children and tours of the Historic Hunterfly Houses will run on the hour between 3pm - 5pm.

november 11, 2017

1 - 6pm

help us Close Out The First year of the legacy project

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What an incredible year it has been!

Led by A. Nia Austin-Edwards and Timothy Veit Jones of PURPOSE Productions, this digital storytelling workshop will serve as the final chapter of our Public Training Series.

Inspired by the legacy of the Black Arts Movement, Jones has been crafting his family history and legacy into artistic work for over a decade.

Through their work at PURPOSE Productions, both Nia and Timothy share a diverse collection of histories using social media, websites, and other digital platforms. They will guide participants in utilizing materials gathered from the prior oral history and genealogy workshops to creatively showcase their personal narratives and family history.


NOVEMBER 11, 2017

1:30 - 3:30PM

how will the travel ban affect our communities?


Presented by Unbound Philanthropy + The Tate Group and curated by Brian Tate, the seven-day citywide community conversation, What Will Be Different?: Conversations on a Changing America, makes a stop on day 5 here at Weeksville Heritage Center.

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has approved partial implementation of the travel ban, and the evolving policy is the subject of fierce litigation and debate, what are the consequences for those Americans who are among its targets? What does it mean to be American when your ethnic identity has been co-branded with terrorism? More specifically, what will be different for Sudanese Americans? 

Join us  for a discussion with Fadwa Abbas, Educator; Israa Hamad, International Relations Associate, United Nations; Lola Ibrahim, Co-Founder/Director, ArtUnited; Selma Idris, Founder, The Brown Crayon Project; and moderator Ladin Awad, Filmmaker/Producer, to explore what the travel ban - and the narratives at its core - mean for the targeted communities and for all of us. 

November 15, 2017

6:30 - 9pm


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From Sarah Baartman to The Tuskegee Experiment, the black body has always suffered at the hand of the medical industry. Join THNK Book Club as they gather to discuss Harriet A. Washington's "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present". 

November 29, 2017

7PM - 9PM