UPCOMING EVENTS AT WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER
WEEKSVILLE WEEKEND IS ALIVE IN JULY!
Our monthly event for family returns with arts & crafts, tours of the Historic Hunterfly Houses, and our latest exhibition, 'Fashioning the Women of Weeksville' returns.
12PM - 5PM
One Borough. One Crown Heights!
As Crown Heights changes, one thing has remained, we are all family. Caribbean or Hasidic. Gentrifying or long-time residents, we all occupy this special section of Central Brooklyn. Thanks to friend to Weeksville, Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, we will be participating in One Crown Heights again this year!
Meet us at Brower Park on Sunday, July 9th for a full day of family fun filled with music, games, communing with neighbors from every walk of life. The Brooklyn Children's Museum will also be open with free admission.
See you soon!
Telling Immigrant Stories Through Short Film
After a June installment, the Weeksville Freedom Film Festival is back in July as we screen shorts from filmmakers from around the diaspora.
The Weeksville Freedom Film Festival is a cinematic expression of the history and ideals of Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC), Brooklyn’s largest African-American cultural institution and one of America’s first free Black communities. WHC is committed to providing a platform to voices that fight to preserve history through freedom-driven works.
Imbuing Weeksville’s themes of sanctuary, self-determination, and activism, this Festival will present a multi-genre celebration of quality independent films, dialogues, and reflections of international immigrant culture. With works that inspire, inhabit, and activate the challenges of African diaspora societies, the Weeksville Freedom Film Fest jointly inhabits direct immigrant themes of freedom, displacement, abandonment, and human rights violations.
We are excited to partner with The Luminal Theater and Black Film Space on this exciting night of cinema.
The Weeksville Freedom Film Festival is made possible by the New York City Council.
NEGUS ADEYEMI IS TEACHING THE ART OF SPOKEN WORD
For the last two years, poetry has had a home here at Weeksville in the form of April's poetry slam in conjunction with the Green Earth Poet's Cafe. A winner from this year's slam, Negus Adeyemi, will be back with us teaching a poetry workshop!
If you are a burgeoning poet or one looking to dust of your skills, we invite you to join Negus and Empress Poetry as they walk 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.
july 26, 2017
THNK Is Reading Assata For The Month of July
THNK, the monthly book club hosted by Hightops & Heels, is meeting at Weeksville on July 26th to engage in conversation about the life of Assata Shakur, in her own words. If you're looking for a revolutionary literary circle rooted in social justice and action, we invite you to join THNK for monthly meet-ups.
July 26, 2017
7pm - 9pm
A NEW EXHIBITION IS COMING TO WEEKSVILLE
Last year, our friends at Hugh Gilroy Senior Center created artwork and a stop motion video for their Collage & Conservation exhibition. We are overjoyed to announce that Hugh Gilroy Senior Center will be back on July 20th to premiere their quilting show, led by artist Sylvia Hernandes! Quilting is a long-standing Black American tradition swiftly growing in popularity alongside the rise of Weeksville, so we are happy to bring textile art back to this historical land.
Please join us as we celebrate our seniors!