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Funk, God, Jazz and Medicine—Black Radical Brooklyn

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Creative Time and Weeksville Heritage Center present Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn, a walkable month-long art exhibition of four community-based art commissions by Xenobia Bailey, Simone Leigh, Otabenga Jones & Associates, and Bradford Young.

Black Radical Brooklyn launches from the site of Weeksville, a Brooklyn community established by free and formerly enslaved Black citizens 11 years after abolition in New York State. Black Radical Brooklyn draws inspiration not only from this story – achieving self-determination through the claiming and holding of a neighborhood – but also from radical local battles for land and dignity from the 1960s to today.

Rusty Fields will include Afro-centric heritage goods and food activist staples, including:

  • Produce sourced from the Weeksville historical farm and supplemented by Added Value: The Red Hook Community Farm, Bushwick Campus Farm, and Eagle St. Rooftop Farm
  • Vegan meal food preparation and integrative nutrition coaching.
  • Imbibe-able healing tinctures from sources such as chaga mushrooms, reduced in organic vodka and packaged in turn-of-the-century apothecary bottles to evoke historic Weeksville.

Open September 20—October 12
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12-6 p.m.


September 20, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
October 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
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Weeksville Heritage Center
58 Buffalo Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213 United States
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