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Weeksville Heritage Center  Historic site of a 19th century African American community and multidimensional museum in Brooklyn. 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213

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TONIGHT! Join our Executive Director Tia Powell Harris and our Oral Historian Mondesir as they convene with neighbors of Crown Heights around the importance of historical importance. This community conservation kicks off tonight at the Brooklyn Children's Museum at 5:45pm.

We are saddened to hear about the passing of legendary artist #BarkleyHendricksCelebrate his magnificent life this week as his work will be featured in the @studiomuseum's Spring exhibition opening, "Regarding the Figure".

Our Executive Director Tia Powell Harris gave a tour to a group of teens and elders today as a part of Tea with Tia lunch.

TOMORROW: It's our second annual poetry slam with our friends at the Green Earth Poets Cafe! You do not want to miss this evening of powerful words meant to provoke deep thoughts at change. The slam begins at 7pm, but Weeksvillr will be open at 2pm for arts + crafts and tours of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses.

The rain gave way for a peachy afternoon here at Weeksville amongst our blossom trees. Spring, is that you?

Live in #CrownHeights or #BedStuy? Want a seat at the table for decision making in your neighborhood? District 36 has a$1million participatory budget and needs your help deciding where these funds go. Stop by Weeksville Heritage Center March 29th from 3pm-5pm and March 30th from 2pm - 5pm. If you're unable to vote in person, cast your ballot via the link in our bio!

TOMORROW: As #WomensHistoryMonth begins to draw to a close, put very own @flewzcoop will be speaking at @medgareverscollege Sunday as they discuss the impact of women in the abolitionist movement.
Zen is our leading Tour Educator here at Weeksville and we are so proud to have her flex her knowledge on a grand stage. Please support!

Young girls are going missing all around our country at rapid rates and its up to us to stand up to human trafficking. New York family, we ask that you throw your support behind GEMS, an organization based right here in Manhattan. Visit their site at gems-girls.orgs for ways you can help. #FindOurGirls #MissingDCGirls

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY is celebrating our #WCW, Gwendolyn Brooks, at their 2017 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium this weekend in honor of her 100th year!

It will be a jam-packed day, ending with a keynote speech by Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti. This is not an event to miss!

March 25, 2017
10am-6pm
Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue

See you there!

We had a blast today with @thefreeblackwomenslibrary! Be sure to follow Ola for updates on next month's stop for the mobile library. #womenshistorymonth

Our executive director Tia Powell Harris has joined the breakout sessions for our "Community Classroom" panel and community conversation discussing education equity.

Our friends at #jjbk stopped by today for a tour of the historic Huntefly Road Houses! To bring your group, visit our website to learn more about this 19th-century free black community.

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