Soul of Brooklyn Week returning this month (includes a free show w/ Shabazz Palaces & THEESatisfaction)
During the week of August 17-25, MoCADA and Soul of Brooklyn will be presenting Soul of Brooklyn Week 2013, celebrating “African Diasporan arts and culture while promoting partnerships between local arts organizations and black businesses in Brooklyn.”
One of the big highlights of the week is the free kickoff concert on August 17 at Cuyler Gore Park (Greene Ave and Fulton St) with avant-hip hop crew Shabazz Palaces and their collaborators/Sub Pop labelmates THEESatisfaction. That show runs from 2-7 PM, and again, it’s totally free.
THEESatisfaction will also host the “Black Weirdo” party at Littlefield on August 23, which features music from OC Note, Mursi Layne, and Chocolate Chuck. Tickets for that party are on sale now.
And to wrap up the week, on August 25, Soul of Brooklyn is teaming up with Afro-Punk (whose Afro-Punk Festival concludes that same day) for a block party by Commodore Barry Park at Flushing Ave and Navy St. That runs from 1-8 PM with DJ sets from Rich Medina, Prince Paul, CX KIDTRONIK, and Mursi Layne.
Full schedule below…
4th Annual Soul of Brooklyn Week Schedule:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
Soul of BK Launch Event + Concert
The Soul of Brooklyn launch will feature a performance by Seattle-based hip hop collective, Shabazz Palaces. There will also be performances by electro dub-hop group abstract random, and tunes by THEESatisfaction’s DJ Sassy Black and Stas THEEBoss. Join us as we celebrate the Soul of Brooklyn launch with live music, vendors, art activations, and more.
Cuyler Gore Park
Greene Ave and Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
2:00PM – 7:00PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
Tap + Cork Beer and Wine Festival
Tap+Cork presents the 1st Annual Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest. Featuring local, regional, and national beer and wine shops, the festival will also include live entertainment, food, and tastings!
1428 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
1:00PM – 8:00PM
MONDAY, AUGUST 19
Brooklyn Jazz X Bed Vyne Brew
In partnership with the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, join The Jeff King Band and the Brandon Sanders Trio for a live performance. Meet us in Bed-Stuy, enjoy some live jazz, and sip local craft beers from Brooklyn.
Bed Vyne Brew
370 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
7:00PM – 9:00PM
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
STOOP STORIES: H Street
H Street is a comedic play that follows Frankie, the newest resident of the rapidly gentrifying H Street, any city, USA. Armed with a city grant to build a community center, she has dreams of building the perfect home for her new neighbors, but quickly discovers that it takes more than good intentions to unite a neighborhood.
The Lee’s Stoop
65 Washington Park, Brooklyn, NY 11205
7:00PM – 8:30PM
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
PATTERNS OF SUCCESS: Bridging the gap between art, creative freedom and entrepreneurship
This presentation by The Artist Empowerment Firm will discuss the current trend towards entrepreneurship and the specific tools artists need to become masters at ruling their market and making money on their terms. Stay after the workshop for a meet-and-greet with the presenters, and enjoy cocktails, food and tunes by a local DJ.
417 Marcus Garvey Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11216
6:30PM – 10:30PM
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
MoCADA Makers: Trunk Show
MoCADA’s new trunk show series kicks off with the latest collection from Nigerian-American designer, Busayo Olupona. Complimentary refreshments provided.
80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11216
6:00PM – 8:00PM
I DON’T CAMOUFLAGE
I Don’t Camouflage and MoCADA present an event hosted by M1 of Dead Prez. Featuring music by DJ Mike Flo, the night will be a fusion of music, dancing, lights, patterns, and colors and a celebration of our individuality and uniqueness. Come wearing pattern prints!
905 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
8:00PM – 11:00PM
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
The KIDflix Film Fest of Bed-Stuy
Come celebrate the 14th annual KidFlix Film Fest with a family-friendly films under the stars! This free film festival for kids and families is held every Friday night in August in Stuyvesant Heights’ Fulton Park.
Fulton and Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Black Weirdo is a party that calls for Blackness to be celebrated and appreciated in all facets on earth and beyond. Hosted by THEESatisfaction and bklyn boihood, the party will feature tunes by OC Note, Mursi Layne, and Chocolate Chuck.
622 Degraw St Brooklyn, NY 11217
11:00PM – 4:00AM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
LANDSCAPE COLLAGE FOR TEENS
Artists Sam Vernon and Rushern Baker IV will lead middle school and high school aged students in creating abstract and landscape collage projects!
80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
1:00PM – 4:00PM
HCX Summer Concert
Haiti Cultural Exchange presents Kont ak Mizik Anba Tonèl: Ochan pou Mimi Barthélémy. Performers will share Haitian folktales and songs by the late Mimi Barthélémy, presented by Melissa Beauvery, Jennifer Celestin, Atibon Legba, Laura Simms, and music by Riva Nyri Precil.
558 St Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238
6:00PM – 9:00PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
Soul of BK X AFROPUNK Block Party
As part of this year’s AFROPUNK Festival, join us for the Soul of Brooklyn Week finale. The Block Party will feature DJs Rich Medina, Prince Paul, CX KIDTRONIK, and Mursi Layne. Check us for local Black owned business vendors of all types, art activations, and more!
Commodore Barry Park | AFROPUNK FEST
Flushing Ave and Navy St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
1:00PM – 8:00PM