Weeksville Heritage Center

Weeksville Heritage Center Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) is an historic house museum. We celebrate the history of Weeksville, a free and intentional African American community founded in 1838 in Brooklyn.
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Weeksville is as dynamic as it was when its founders created it. Weeksville Heritage Center is a multi-dimensional museum that celebrates the history of Weeksville, one of the first free African American communities in the country, established in 1838. Located in Central Brooklyn, the mission of Weeksville Heritage Center is to document, preserve and interpret the history of free African, Caribbean, and African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn, and beyond to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of history through research, education, the arts, and civic engagement. Drawing inspiration from the history of the community, WHC is known for the guided tours of its Hunterfly Road historic homes, public programs such as the Garden Party Concert Series, Brilliant Corners Jazz Concert, Farmers Market, Emancipation Day Celebrations, Vaudeville Family Day, ongoing oral history projects, and so much more. Walk in tours of the historic houses are Tuesday-Friday at 3:00 PM. Our public programming season begins in May/June with our annual jazz concert and weekend farmers market, and culminates in July with musical performances every Saturday, along with film screenings and lecture series. Special events are announced throughout the year. To learn more visit us at www.weeksvillesociety.org.

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05/09/2021

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05/05/2021

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Celebrate National Poetry Month's POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY by reading "This Is Not a Small Voice," by Sonia Sanchez.This ...
04/29/2021

Celebrate National Poetry Month's POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY by reading "This Is Not a Small Voice," by Sonia Sanchez.

This is not a small voice
you hear this is a large
voice coming out of these cities.
This is the voice of LaTanya.
Kadesha. Shaniqua. This
is the voice of Antoine.
Darryl. Shaquille.
Running over waters
navigating the hallways
of our schools spilling out
on the corners of our cities and
no epitaphs spill out of their river mouths.

This is not a small love
you hear this is a large
love, a passion for kissing learning
on its face.
This is a love that crowns the feet with hands
that nourishes, conceives, feels the water sails
mends the children,
folds them inside our history where they
toast more than the flesh
where they suck the bones of the alphabet
and spit out closed vowels.
This is a love colored with iron and lace.
This is a love initialed Black Genius.

This is not a small voice
you hear.

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#weeksvilleheritagecenter
#nationalpoetrymonth
#PocketPoem

Celebrate National Poetry Month's POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY by reading "This Is Not a Small Voice," by Sonia Sanchez.

This is not a small voice
you hear this is a large
voice coming out of these cities.
This is the voice of LaTanya.
Kadesha. Shaniqua. This
is the voice of Antoine.
Darryl. Shaquille.
Running over waters
navigating the hallways
of our schools spilling out
on the corners of our cities and
no epitaphs spill out of their river mouths.

This is not a small love
you hear this is a large
love, a passion for kissing learning
on its face.
This is a love that crowns the feet with hands
that nourishes, conceives, feels the water sails
mends the children,
folds them inside our history where they
toast more than the flesh
where they suck the bones of the alphabet
and spit out closed vowels.
This is a love colored with iron and lace.
This is a love initialed Black Genius.

This is not a small voice
you hear.

http://ow.ly/Z41i50EzZp3

#weeksvilleheritagecenter
#nationalpoetrymonth
#PocketPoem

As vaccinations bring forth the possibility of returning from isolation and the idea of post-pandemic life rears its hea...
04/28/2021

As vaccinations bring forth the possibility of returning from isolation and the idea of post-pandemic life rears its head, we are reminded that we must take advantage of the time and space we've been given to confront ourselves in exploring the world within.

Saturday, May 8th from 12-6 PM, join us for Community-Care @ Home: Body, Mind & Soul. We're partnering with HealHaus, a Black-owned safe space making healing accessible, inclusive, and community-oriented, in bringing you a day full of free wellness to support you on your healing journey.

RSVP to explore diverse healing modalities and expressions through workshops such as Kemetic Meditation, Therapeutic Art Making, Energy Healing, and more.

http://ow.ly/kSRP50EzWkr

#weeksvilleweekends
#weeksvilleheritagecenter
#wellness
#mind_body_soul
HealHaus

As vaccinations bring forth the possibility of returning from isolation and the idea of post-pandemic life rears its head, we are reminded that we must take advantage of the time and space we've been given to confront ourselves in exploring the world within.

Saturday, May 8th from 12-6 PM, join us for Community-Care @ Home: Body, Mind & Soul. We're partnering with HealHaus, a Black-owned safe space making healing accessible, inclusive, and community-oriented, in bringing you a day full of free wellness to support you on your healing journey.

RSVP to explore diverse healing modalities and expressions through workshops such as Kemetic Meditation, Therapeutic Art Making, Energy Healing, and more.

http://ow.ly/kSRP50EzWkr

#weeksvilleweekends
#weeksvilleheritagecenter
#wellness
#mind_body_soul
HealHaus

We hope to see you this Friday at 5:30pm for a virtual panel discussion about the purpose and process of building commun...
04/22/2021
Feeding the Archives: Building Community Archives Around Foodways

We hope to see you this Friday at 5:30pm for a virtual panel discussion about the purpose and process of building community archives that that center around food and foodways. The event, organized by, NYU Libraries, features WHC’s Oral History Project Manager, Obden Mondésir, as a panelist.
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A discussion about the purpose and process of building community archives that center food and foodways in their collections.

Celebrate Earth Day today with a Virtual Tour of Our Grounds! This video, which features our Preservation Manager Zulmil...
04/22/2021
Building of the Day: Weeksville Heritage Center - 10.21.2020

Celebrate Earth Day today with a Virtual Tour of Our Grounds! This video, which features our Preservation Manager Zulmilena Then, addresses the special landscape of freedom that makes Weeksville Heritage Center a truly living and ever-changing site. This event was part of the Center for Architecture's Archtober’s virtual Building of the Day program series.

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This event is part of Archtober’s virtual Building of the Day program series. Join us for a virtual tour of the Weeksville Heritage Center. The landscape…

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04/21/2021

Timeline Photos

Live today on FB and YouTube at 6:00pm & 7:30pm. #NationalPoetryMonth #weeksville
04/10/2021

Live today on FB and YouTube at 6:00pm & 7:30pm.
#NationalPoetryMonth #weeksville

Live today on FB and YouTube at 6:00pm & 7:30pm.
#NationalPoetryMonth #weeksville

This Saturday!! Join us!
04/09/2021

This Saturday!! Join us!

Join us #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter for this month's #WeeksvilleWeekend Saturday, April 10th, at 6pm for our #NationalPoetryMonth celebration

CONJURE: Poetic Pasts & Constructed Futures
RSVP http://ow.ly/2jax50Eek6R

Read about the appointment of our new CEO Dr. Raymond Codrington in the @New York Times, which writes that Weeksville He...
04/06/2021
How Weeksville, a Center of Black History, Fought to Survive

Read about the appointment of our new CEO Dr. Raymond Codrington in the @New York Times, which writes that Weeksville Heritage Center "is entering a new phase of its long and winding history." Learn about him and what this means for the future of Weeksville Heritage Center.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/06/arts/save-weeksville-cig.html?smid=url-share

A slice of Brooklyn that was home to one of the largest free Black communities in pre-Civil War America sought the promise of steady financial help from the city.

Join us #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter for this month's #WeeksvilleWeekend Saturday, April 10th,  at 6pm for our #NationalPoe...
04/05/2021

Join us #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter for this month's #WeeksvilleWeekend Saturday, April 10th, at 6pm for our #NationalPoetryMonth celebration

CONJURE: Poetic Pasts & Constructed Futures
RSVP http://ow.ly/aM4S50EgXzj

Special Thanks to:
Timothy Prolific Edwaujonte

Join us #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter for this month's #WeeksvilleWeekend Saturday, April 10th, at 6pm for our #NationalPoetryMonth celebration

CONJURE: Poetic Pasts & Constructed Futures
RSVP http://ow.ly/aM4S50EgXzj

Special Thanks to:
Timothy Prolific Edwaujonte

Join us #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter for this month's #WeeksvilleWeekend Saturday, April 10th,  at 6pm for our #NationalPoe...
04/01/2021

Join us #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter for this month's #WeeksvilleWeekend Saturday, April 10th, at 6pm for our #NationalPoetryMonth celebration

CONJURE: Poetic Pasts & Constructed Futures
RSVP http://ow.ly/2jax50Eek6R

Join us #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter for this month's #WeeksvilleWeekend Saturday, April 10th, at 6pm for our #NationalPoetryMonth celebration

CONJURE: Poetic Pasts & Constructed Futures
RSVP http://ow.ly/2jax50Eek6R

Tonight @ 6:30 #theshednyc in collaboration with #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter presents, the final installment  of conversat...
03/18/2021

Tonight @ 6:30 #theshednyc in collaboration with #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter presents, the final installment of conversations during the Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water exhibition.
Tonight policy advocates from the New York City area, including Camonghne Felix, Molly McGrath, André M. Richardson, and Xamayla Rose, moderated by Prerana Reddy, come together with artists and creatives to discuss what participation and representation looks like in a time of crisis, and the relationship between those in office and their constituents.
The exhibition Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water, provides a unique opportunity to think critically about our current national climate and to build new collective paths, on the road to a future society, with equity at its heart.

Tonight @ 6:30 #theshednyc in collaboration with #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter presents, the final installment of conversations during the Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water exhibition.
Tonight policy advocates from the New York City area, including Camonghne Felix, Molly McGrath, André M. Richardson, and Xamayla Rose, moderated by Prerana Reddy, come together with artists and creatives to discuss what participation and representation looks like in a time of crisis, and the relationship between those in office and their constituents.
The exhibition Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water, provides a unique opportunity to think critically about our current national climate and to build new collective paths, on the road to a future society, with equity at its heart.

Timeline Photos
03/17/2021

Timeline Photos

Feed the hungry. It's a simple message.

Today we will provide essential services to anyone who is facing food insecurity. If you or anyone you know needs help, we will be at Weeksville Heritage Center.

Brooklyn = Love.

Timeline Photos
03/17/2021

Timeline Photos

TONIGHT @ 6:30pmJoin  the #TheShed and #WHC #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter for the Culture X Policy: (IN) Justice System Join...
02/18/2021

TONIGHT @ 6:30pm

Join the #TheShed and #WHC #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter for the Culture X Policy: (IN) Justice System

Join us for this free online program to take place via Zoom.

Sign up → theshed.org

Synopsis:
In a moment of mass unemployment, a culture of mass
incarceration, and a society built upon racial capitalism,
the demand for complete abolition of prisons and
policing reverberates throughout our country. In conjunction with the exhibition/#HowardenaPindell: Rope/
Fire/Water, policy makers, human rights leaders, and
artists will introduce their work and describe their visions
for a future organized around community well-being
and care, free from systems of punishment and control.
Co-presented with the #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter.

TONIGHT @ 6:30pm

Join the #TheShed and #WHC #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter for the Culture X Policy: (IN) Justice System

Join us for this free online program to take place via Zoom.

Sign up → theshed.org

Synopsis:
In a moment of mass unemployment, a culture of mass
incarceration, and a society built upon racial capitalism,
the demand for complete abolition of prisons and
policing reverberates throughout our country. In conjunction with the exhibition/#HowardenaPindell: Rope/
Fire/Water, policy makers, human rights leaders, and
artists will introduce their work and describe their visions
for a future organized around community well-being
and care, free from systems of punishment and control.
Co-presented with the #WeeksvilleHeritageCenter.

Meet the #FREEdomFellowsRisë Wilson is committed to lifting up the essential role of creativity in equitable, thriving c...
02/16/2021

Meet the #FREEdomFellows

Risë Wilson is committed to lifting up the essential role of creativity in equitable, thriving communities. She is the Founder of The Laundromat Project, an award-winning organization that seeks to connect artists and communities of color to their own capacity to envision the world in which they want to live, and the skills sets to make it so. Her twenty-year tenure in arts and culture has spanned philanthropic practice, strategic planning, artist development, and public engagement. She currently provides coaching and consulting to foundations and non-profits in these areas, with a focus on projects that apply creative practice to issues of racial justice. Risë holds a BA from Columbia University and a MA from NYU.

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Meet the #FREEdomFellows

Risë Wilson is committed to lifting up the essential role of creativity in equitable, thriving communities. She is the Founder of The Laundromat Project, an award-winning organization that seeks to connect artists and communities of color to their own capacity to envision the world in which they want to live, and the skills sets to make it so. Her twenty-year tenure in arts and culture has spanned philanthropic practice, strategic planning, artist development, and public engagement. She currently provides coaching and consulting to foundations and non-profits in these areas, with a focus on projects that apply creative practice to issues of racial justice. Risë holds a BA from Columbia University and a MA from NYU.

#JUBILEE11213 #FREEdomFellowship

Meet the #CommunityWitnessesRaina J. León, PhD is Black, Afro-Boricua, and from Philadelphia.  She is a mother, daughter...
02/16/2021

Meet the #CommunityWitnesses

Raina J. León, PhD is Black, Afro-Boricua, and from Philadelphia. She is a mother, daughter, sister, madrina, comadre, partner, poet, writer, and teacher educator. She believes in collective action and community work, the profound power of holding space for the telling of our stories, and the liberatory practice of humanizing education. She seeks out communities of care and craft and is a member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Macondo, and Círculo de Poetas and Writers She is the author of three collections of poetry, Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, and sombra: dis(locate) and the chapbooks, profeta without refuge and Areyto to Atabey: Essays on the Mother(ing) Self. Her poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and scholarly work has been published in well over 100 journals and anthologies.

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#JUBILEE11213 #FREEdomFellowship

Meet the #CommunityWitnesses

Raina J. León, PhD is Black, Afro-Boricua, and from Philadelphia. She is a mother, daughter, sister, madrina, comadre, partner, poet, writer, and teacher educator. She believes in collective action and community work, the profound power of holding space for the telling of our stories, and the liberatory practice of humanizing education. She seeks out communities of care and craft and is a member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Macondo, and Círculo de Poetas and Writers She is the author of three collections of poetry, Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, and sombra: dis(locate) and the chapbooks, profeta without refuge and Areyto to Atabey: Essays on the Mother(ing) Self. Her poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and scholarly work has been published in well over 100 journals and anthologies.

IG @rainaleon

rainaleon.com

#JUBILEE11213 #FREEdomFellowship

Meet the #CommunityWitnessesChanel Haliburton is a Brooklyn native who began her career as an HIV educator and activist ...
02/16/2021

Meet the #CommunityWitnesses

Chanel Haliburton is a Brooklyn native who began her career as an HIV educator and activist working with young people, both locally and nationally, to raise awareness about their sexual and reproductive health and rights; advocate for the inclusion of young women of color in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health programs; and encouraging youth to get involved in their communities. With over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector working with public health, education, youth development and social justice organizations, Chanel believes that within every community there is a wealth of knowledge and experience which can be channeled into collective action to serve as a catalyst for positive change. This belief drives her, as she works to build on the strength of communities by partnering with them to implement human-centered, high-impact and innovative strategies that invest in their health and well-being.

#JUBILEE11213 #FREEdomFellowship

Meet the #CommunityWitnesses

Chanel Haliburton is a Brooklyn native who began her career as an HIV educator and activist working with young people, both locally and nationally, to raise awareness about their sexual and reproductive health and rights; advocate for the inclusion of young women of color in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health programs; and encouraging youth to get involved in their communities. With over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector working with public health, education, youth development and social justice organizations, Chanel believes that within every community there is a wealth of knowledge and experience which can be channeled into collective action to serve as a catalyst for positive change. This belief drives her, as she works to build on the strength of communities by partnering with them to implement human-centered, high-impact and innovative strategies that invest in their health and well-being.

#JUBILEE11213 #FREEdomFellowship

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158 Buffalo Ave
Brooklyn, NY
11213

A and C trains to Utica Avenue. 3 or 4 trains to Utica Avenue. B65 and B15 buses to Bergen Street, near Buffalo Avenue. B46 Local bus to Bergen Street.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(718) 756-5250

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To Whom It May Concern: We are a team affiliated with the New York City College of Technology and the Magnolia Initiative that is studying the effects of heat waves and the urban heat island effect in Bedford-Stuyvesant. We hope to better understand which specific areas within New York City, and particularly in the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, are most affected by high temperatures. We have crafted a community survey about heat wave experiences that can be completed in less than 10 minutes. As a valued Bedford-Stuyvesant community member, we believe that you should be invited to participate in this survey. By completing this survey, you are helping us improve our understanding of heat wave impacts and experiences within these communities, and we hope that our research can help improve community response to heat wave preparedness, recovery, and resilience in addition to science education and engagement. We would greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey, for which the link is included below: https://bit.ly/UHIE_BedStuy_Survey Disclaimer: When completing this survey, please provide information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and belief. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this survey, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you so much, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely, The Remote Sensing of Earth System Sciences (ReSESS) Center Team New York City College of Technology The City University of New York Our page: shorturl.at/isEFS
Enjoy - Amid the rundown buildings and deteriorating streets of Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant section, young children under Project Weeksville are "Digging for Black Pride," and coming up with artifacts which link them to their 19th century ancestors. Black Journal focuses on this project in the second show of the 1971-72 season. Under Project Weeksville, black children are learning of early Bedford-Stuyvesant residents who held off white raiders during the Irish Draft Riots of 1863.
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I discovered this site of living history several years ago - a physical community, a village of homes where our African ancestors, formerly enslaved, resided. I was dumbfounded; I had NO knowledge of its existence (I'm not from New York, if that even matters; I'd bet most NY'ers don't know either). This site is LIVING HISTORY - no, OURstory - WE must value, protect & preserve it! Ase.
One of Brooklyn's leading social justice attorneys shares why filling out the upcoming Census is more important than ever. #bkreader
A meeting of the minds...I enjoyed being in th company of beautiful, intelligent young women ! ❤️❤️❤️
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