Get Out: Yasiin Bey, Talib Kweli, Justin Bua and the Brooklyn Bohème

Bed-Stuy's Got Culture!!!


WHEN/WHERE: Friday, June 9, 10:00 p.m. Chance 11, 895 Fulton Street

WHY GO: Join GMAD (Gay Men of African Descent), celebrating its 25th Anniversary and Brooklyn PRIDE

HOW MUCH:  $10 before midnight, $15 after


WHAT: Not Just Hoops Community Exercise Program

WHEN/WHERE: Kick-off date is Saturday, June 9, and the next four consecutive Saturdays to follow, PS 28, 1001 Herkimer Street at the corner of Howard Avenue

WHY GO: Come exercise with the community and get to know other aspiring healthy residents in a supportive environment. for four Saturdays starting June 9th at PS 28 on Herkimer Street, corner of Howard Avenue.  The donation, ($4 per session) from this program will help support the upcoming six weeks Youth Basketball Program.  The Basketball program will start on Saturday, July 7th to Aug 12th at Marion-Hopkinson Playground located on Thomas Boyland Street corner  of Marion Street.

HOW MUCH:  $4 per session. The proceeds from this program will help support the upcoming six-week Youth Basketball Program, beginning Saturday, July 7th to Aug 12th at Marion-Hopkinson Playground.


WHAT: House of Art and Nu Hotel Brooklyn Present: “Art Reflects Urban Life”

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, June 9, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Nu Hotel Brooklyn (in the new café), 85 Smith Street

WHY GO: Artist Justin Bua gives a visual presentation on The Beat of Urban Art: The Identities and Ideologies of Hip Hop, followed by a book signing of The Legends of Hip Hop

HOW MUCH: Free, but RSVP require: rsvp_events@hoagallery.com


WHAT: Bed-Stuy Series Finale Concert: The Brookly Philharmonic, Yassiin Bey and the Bed-Stuy Tradition

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m., Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, 1368 Fulton Street, near Marcy Avenue, Bedford Stuyvesant

WHY GO: A profound and authentic lover of language, renowned Bed-Stuy artist Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) is one of the most influential hip-hop stars of all time. He joins the Brooklyn Philharmonic in bringing together the aggressive energy and charged lyrics of American hip-hop, the classic ballads of legendary Bed-Stuy singer and activist Lena Horne and the revolutionary music of Beethoven, remixed anew by our very own Beethoven Remix Project winner DJ Eddie Marz. This very special performance also features Leslie Uggams and the Noel Pointer Foundation Youth String Orchestra. For more information, please call 718-488-5700.



WHAT: SummerStage Outdoor Screening of Brooklyn Boheme and Live Performance by Talib Kweli

WHEN/WHERE:  Sunday, June 10, 7:00 p.m. concert; 8:00 p.m. film, Herbert Von King Park, Lafayette Ave and Marcy Ave

WHY GO: ImageNation is kicking off its 10th Annual Outdoors Festival with a screening of the highly acclaimed film Brooklyn Boheme in BedStuy, Brooklyn.  Presented in partnership with Summer Stage, the evening will also feature a concert performance by Brooklyn’s own Talib Kweli performing new music from his upcoming album Prisoners of Conscious and a question and answer segment with Brooklyn Boheme’s co-producer and renowned culture critic Nelson George.  Admission is free and open to the public



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