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Shawn Peters: Weeksville’s Garden Party, Free Concert Every Saturday in July

I have noticed the Weeksvile Events postings on Facebook and knew cinematographer/producer Shawn Peters was behind it. So I when I saw him on the street, I asked what’s happening in Weeksville? “Weeksville was a free black community during slavery in Brooklyn ..one of the first in America. And every Saturday in July we celebrate that community with a Garden Party.”  Weeksville Heritage Center is the site of an early free Black community which was established by African Americans in 1838.  This legacy of liberty continues through innovative research, education and public programs.

JULY.02 / PHAROAHE MONCH & BALOJI

JULY.09 / MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO & MUSHINAH

JULY.16 / KEZIAH JONES & SOPHIA URISTA

JULY.23 / THEOPHILUS LONDON & PHONY PPL

All events w/ Special Guest: DJ ManchildblackOur mission is to document, preserve and interpret the history of free African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn and beyond and to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of African American history through education, the arts, and civic engagement

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