Saturday, June 18, 2011
The second annual Soul of Brooklyn Week celebration starts this Saturday, June 18th, with a press conference held at noon in the Cuyler Park in Fort Greene on Fulton Street and Greene Avenue, during the 11th Annual Fort Greene Juneteenth Arts Festival, which commemorates the anniversary of the abolition of slavery.
The event will be presented by Tribal Truths Clothing Store in partnership with Urban Bush Women Dance Company.
Organized by the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) and the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Soul of Brooklyn Week will host from June 18th through June 25th, a series of 18 cultural events that will include performances, street fairs, educational events, workshops, tastings, film screenings and shopping opportunities.
Brooklyn residents, visitors and tourists will be able to experience all that Brooklyn’s African Diaspora has to offer from its African, African American, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latino communities.
Most of the events will have free admission, while some can be accessed by purchasing tickets in advance for a very reasonable value.
In the words of Laurie A. Cumbo, Founder and Executive Director of MoCADA, “The Soul of Brooklyn Week is designed to preserve the economic and cultural diversity of Brooklyn, and to encourage locals and tourists alike to utilize the website to discover all the exciting businesses and cultural offerings within the Borough with the largest African Diaspora population.”
This year's edition has the financial support from the NYC Rockefeller Innovation Fund.