Soul of Brooklyn Week

Hola peeps!  I hope that all is good with you.  NYC in the summertime is just the best—street fairs, outdoor concerts, block parties, and Mr. Softee!  All of which brings me to the post at hand—Soul of Brooklyn Week.  Art. Fashion. Music. Food.  What more could you want?  Tons of activities are going on so why not check it out.  Enjoy! 





Music on Myrtle: Celebrate the Summer Solstice
Presented by Make Music New York
Hosted by: Shantrelle P. Lewis
Location: Myrtle Avenue, Fort Greene, BK
Trains: G to Clinton – Washington Ave.

As part of the annual Make Music New York festivities, musicians will grace the streets, shops, and restaurants of Myrtle Avenue. Live music will be featured at Move with Grace, Five Spot, SoCo, Brooklyn Stone Boutique, Cake Joy, Kiini Ibura, and Sans Souci. Please visit for exact performance times.


Rip the Runway: Brooklyn’s Fashion Outdoors
Presented by MoCADA
Hosted by: Renee Collymore
Location: MoCADA, 80 Hanson Pl. Fort Greene, BK 11217
Trains: C to Lafayette Ave, G to Fulton Street or trains at Atlantic Ave/Pacific St. Station
Time: 6PM – 8PM; FREE

Get ready for models rocking designs from Brooklyn’s hottest young designers. Watch as they take on an outdoor catwalk in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn. See the latest designs and enjoy free refreshments as DJ Trauma provides the soundtrack to an evening of fashion.


Brooklyn Shops Brooklyn
Presented by The Shops of Lewis Avenue (SoLA)
Hosted by: Dist. Leader Robert Cornegy, Jr.
Location: Lewis Avenue, Bed-Stuy, BK (between Decatur Street & Halsey Street)
TraIns: A or C Train to Utica Ave.
Time: 7PM – 10PM; FREE

Join SoLA for an evening of shopping, food, and live entertainment. Special offerings and discounts will be available at The Shops of Lewis Avenue, in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Participating businesses include: Little Red Boutique, House of Art, Peaches, and Therapy Wine Bar.

FRIDAY JUNE 24, 2011

SoLA Summer Solstice
Presented by The Shops of Lewis Avenue (SoLA)
Location: Akwaaba Mansion, 347 MacDonough Street, Bed-Stuy, BK
Trains: A, C to Utica Ave.
Time: 6:30PM – 9:30PM $30 Before June 19; $40 After

Join SoLA for the 2nd Annual celebration of the Sun Season in the courtyard of the Akwaaba Mansion Bed and Breakfast. Gather with neighbors as you enjoy five courses of locally prepared food paired with summer wines. Advance ticket sales only. For more information, visit

Brooklyn Shorts
Presented by ActNow Foundation & Media MVMT
Hosted by: Latrice Monique Walker, Esq.
Location: Common Grounds, 376 Tompkins Avenue, Bed-Stuy, BK
Trains: A, C to Nostrand Ave.
Time: 8PM – 10:30PM

ActNow and Media MVMT have curated an outdoor screening of short films by Brooklyn’s most cutting edge filmmakers. Enjoy refreshments and films under the stars.


Fort Greene Festival featuring Mos Def
Location: Fort Greene Park
Trains: B, D, N, Q, R to DeKalb Ave.
Time: 12PM – 10PM; FREE

Taking place in historic Fort Greene Park, this year’s Fort Greene Festival headlines Mos Def, alongside a line up of live musical performances, and a taste of Brooklyn’s diverse culture and cuisine. Bring a blanket, bring your friends, and enjoy a full day of food, shopping, and live music in Fort Greene Park.

HCX Summer: Film Screening: When the Drum is Beating

DATE / TIME: Saturday, June 25th/ 7-10pm
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238: Google Map take the 2, 3, 4,or 5 to Franklin Avenue.

Please join us for a screening of When the Drum is Beating (2011), a film by Whitney Dow. The film follows one of Haiti’s most celebrated bands, Septentrional, weaving together the lives of the band members and Haitian history up to the earthquake of January 2010. A more comprehensive picture of today’s Haiti is painted by deconstructing the context of the Haitian music scene against the backdrop of corrupt regimes and subsequent economic strife. Yet, in the end the film is a brilliant celebration of Haitian perseverance and music.
As part of this special warm up for our fall Haitian film festival that is quickly approaching, we’ll be cooling down with rum punch, cola lakaye (Haitian cola), and paté. So come out, kick back and enjoy the first film screening of the Haiti Cultural Exchange Film Festival. Seating is limited; please RSVP to



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