YOU Are The Soul of Brooklyn


MoCADA's 8th annual Soul of Brooklyn Festival officially kicks off tomorrow and we are pleased to announce that the closing concert has found a new home here at Weeksville Heritage Center!

 Afropop Worldwide will be broadcasting live as we bring to you community conversations with friends of Weeksville, Glory Edim from Well Read Black Girland Curtis Caesar John of The Luminal TheaterShantrelle Lewis will be continuing our discussion about black style, via an author's talk about her new book, "Dandy Lion". Our partners 651 Arts are presenting a special dance performance, Festival of Dreams, featuring Faustin Linyekula. This daylong celebration of the black Brooklyn experience closes with a concert, headlined by platinum selling Nigerian-German songstress Ayo

Icing on the cake? Vendors from across our borough will be selling their wares and there will be tours of our Historic Hunterfly Road Homes running on the hour.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

12PM - 7PM

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Have your portrait taken by Notorious B.I.G. photographer, Barron Claiborne at  "AFRICANS IN Brooklyn", an interactive neighborhood art installation curated by star of "Lottery Ticket" and HBO's "The Wire" and "The Deuce", Gbenga Akinnagbe!

This exciting event includes free giveaways of book bags, school supplies, sweatshirts and the chance to let the world know how great your historic neighborhood is by sharing your oral histories. Your portraits will be framed and available for pick-up at our October Weeksville Weekend. Show your support for this project by making a donation today, to help us, along with We Are Liberated and Enitan Village, to take the beauty of Crown Heights, Brooklyn around the globe!


SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

1PM - 6PM


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Whether in celebration, mourning, or fellowship, gathering to break bread has always been integral to the Black experience. The Legacy project continues with "Black Foodways", a daylong community gathering that will include conversations, workshops, and the collection of oral histories connecting land, food, healing, and liberation. A plant-based lunch will also prepared by Chef Jenee Grannum. 

This project is supported by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The Mellon Foundation, and the Kenan Charitable Trust.

september 30, 2017



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The Legacy Project is on fire! 

On October 7th, we are rounding up the entire Weeksville Heritage Center family, including former and current staffers and interns, to discuss our history and archival collections. The workshops throughout the day will be great guides to help you develop a personal archiving practice to keep the memories of self.

OCTOBER 5, 2017

11AM - 6PM

This project is supported by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The Mellon Foundation, and the Kenan Charitable Trust.


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It has been a joy to share our current exhibition 'Fashioning the Women of Weeksville' with you. 

After a great workshop during our September Weeksville Weekends, renowned costume designer, Damian Joel returns to give you the basics on fashion illustration. Who knows? You could be the next Olivier Rousteing!