Memorial Day weekend is in full swing and Brooklyn has you covered if you are looking to be around some beautiful black culture. If you still don't have any plans check out some of these events where the melanin will definitely be on fleek.
Date: May 22-25
Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music.
30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Pl
The largest festival of African-American dance and culture in the nation will be featuring dance companies from throughout the African Diaspora this weekend. This year's edition celebrates Brazil, tracing the transatlantic roots of the country's vibrant music and dance traditions. This will be the final year that Baba Chuck Davis will lead the festival as Artistic Director and will be headlined by Afro-Brazilian dance troupe Balé Folclórico da Bahia.
Date: May 23- 25
Time: Noon until 8 PM and 10PM on Saturday.
Where: Ashland Pl/Lafayette Ave, nearby: Atlantic Terminal and Barclays Center.
The DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar brings together thousands of people from across the city for this vibrant cultural experience. Stop by this weekend and take in the amazing afros and natural hairstyles while shopping in the heart of downtown Brooklyn with vendors selling everything from jewelry, african fabrics, and tasty cultural dishes from the African diaspora. This is a free event that's part of the larger DanceAfrica celebration held annually.
3. EVERYDAY AFRIQUE
Where: OutPut Rooftop, 74 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Date: May 25
Everyday People resident DJs DJ Moma and DJ Rich Knight will team up with Electrafrique hosts DJ Cortega and DJ Underdog, as well as Brooklyn-based producer Kashaka for an entire day of feel good rooftop vibes.
Where: The Well, 272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY
Date: May 23
What started out as a house gathering with friends in Harlem, has transformed into an anticipated event that sells out in hours bringing together creative young professionals along the east coast and soon abroad. Hennessy is a cognac thats very much apart of Black culture why exclude it from the list? This Memorial Day weekend, HennyPalooza will be hosting another sold out event in the outdoor space of The Well in Williamsburg. Check out the trailer..yes trailer shot by Karl Lunsford