Weeksville Wednesdays

In alignment with our commitment to providing a convening place and sanctuary for residents of Central Brooklyn, our doors remain open each Wednesday with extended hours as we host local organizations and Black creatives who are leading community organizing efforts, providing much-needed services, or outlets for artistic expression in our community.

 

Black History Month Trivia

 Black History buffs came flex their knowledge at Black History Month Trivia Night!  From film to geography, sports to music, we are pulling from every nook of the diaspora for a night of fellowship, fun, and some healthy competition.

Black History buffs came flex their knowledge at Black History Month Trivia Night!

From film to geography, sports to music, we are pulling from every nook of the diaspora for a night of fellowship, fun, and some healthy competition.

Medicine For Melancholy

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Valentine's Day 2018, in collaboration with Black Film Space, Weeksville screened the ultimate Black millennial dating film, Barry Jenkins' first feature, "Medicine for Melancholy". Twenty-four hours after their one-night stand, we'll follow a twosome who find themselves at the intersection of casual hookups, race, and gentrification.

The evening opened with two shorts from Black Film Space. A community conversation about love, relationships, and sex led by Life With JRDN of Dating in NYC podcast to followed immediately the screening.

 

 

ARTS.BLACK Artist Talk: DeForrest Brown Jr.

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Jessica Lynne, editor of ARTS.BLACK,  was in conversation with DeForrest Brown, music theorist and writer behind Absent Personae, an ambient multi-media project giving sound to the Black experience.

'Absent Personae' is a collaboration between Liverpool-based sound artist, Jon Davies aka Kepla, and New York-based media theorist and music writer, DeForrest Brown Jr. Following in the style of verbatim theater, Brown – through private recordings in various urban public environments – recalls a palpable though unseen trauma while wading amidst Davies’ digital processing of found social media audio. The result is a psychopolitical meditation on Black America as a (de)territorialized subject.