Destination Brooklyn: Pride Events

DESTINATION BROOKLYN: PRIDE is a curated dynamic series of Pride events produced by Central Brooklyn businesses from June 1 to June 30 to celebrate Pride and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and World Pride celebration happening at Barclays.
This vital initiative is a collaboration of two business leaders, a gay business pioneer, Calvin Clark, owner of Bedford Manor and the recently closed, Langstons and Atim Annette Oton, owner of Calabar Imports.

The objective was to bring together businnesses of color to provide safe venues and activities for Pride visitors, highlight Brooklyn’s day and nightlife venues, support enterprising economic development in Central Brooklyn and celebrate the LBGTQAI+ 50th anniversary.

Destination Brooklyn: Pride Events

June 1, Saturday, 1pm – 6pm.
BED STUY ARTS STROLL: Free. Event begins at Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy, 718-928-3970.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bed-stuy-arts-stroll-art-indoors-gardens-and-murals-tickets-60664112995

June 1, Saturday, 10pm – 3am
AFROJAM! First Saturdays
Acoustik Garden Lounge, 1515 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn,
https://afrojam219.eventbrite.com/

June 2, Sunday, 1pm – 6pm.
BED STUY ARTS STROLL, Free, 1pm – 6pm. Event begins at Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy, 718-928-3970.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bed-stuy-arts-stroll-art-indoors-gardens-and-murals-tickets-60664112995

June 8, Saturday, 12:30pm to 2pm
DJ WORKSHOP: LEARN THE BASICS WITH DJ STEFANE B, DJ CLASS with DJ Stefane B, $50, Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy, 718-928-3970.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dj-workshop-learn-the-basics-with-dj-stefane-b-tickets-61752908612

June 8, Saturday, 12-6pm
Fedrecia Hartley, artist at the Fulton Art Fair at Robert Fulton Park, Fulton Street from Stuyvesant to Lewis Avenues. fmhartley@aol.com

June 8, Saturday, 12-6pm
Kowteff presents Juneteenth event at Restoration Plaza with DJ Juwandi playing house music. Bed Stuy Restoration, 1368 Fulton St, Bed Stuy.

June 8, Saturday, 9pm-3am
SHOWTYME’S BROOKLYN PRIDE 2019
Bedford Manor,1177 Bedford Ave, Bed Stuy produced by SHOWTYME ENT & TYSON EVENTS, eventsmoove@gmail.com

June 9, Saturday, 12-6pm
Federica Hartley, artist at the Fulton Art Fair at Robert Fulton Park, Fulton Street from Stuyvesant to Lewis Avenues. fmhartley@aol.com

June 9, Sunday, 12-6pm
Spike Lee’s Purple People Party at Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St, Bed Stuy

June 9, Sunday, 9pm-3am
BROOKLYN PRIDE COOKOUT
Bedford Manor,1177 Atlantic Ave, produced by SHOWTYME ENT & TYSON EVENTS, eventsmoove@gmail.com

June 12, Wednesday 6pm until 2am
Karaoke and Game Night
Dorsettbk, 677 Washington Avenue, Crown Heights, 718-230-1525

June 14, Friday, 9pm until
Partyboy Fridays, $15-$20
Dorsettbk, 677 Washington Avenue, Crown Heights, 718-230-1525
June 15, 10pm – 3am
AFROBEATS NIGHT
Acoustik Garden Lounge, 1515 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn,
https://afrojam219.eventbrite.com/

June 15, Saturday, 2pm to 6pm
DESTINATION BED STUY: LGBTQAI+ OPEN HOUSE, Free, Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy, 718-928-3970.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/destination-bed-stuy-lgbtqai-open-house-tickets-62112174185

June 18, Tuesday, 10am
Destination Brooklyn: Pride Honors Press Conference
Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY. Rsvp Keith L. Forest, 917-714-8998, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/destination-brooklyn-pride-honors-at-borough-hall-tickets-62710541919

June 18, Tuesday, 11am
Destination Brooklyn: Pride Honors Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/destination-brooklyn-pride-honors-at-borough-hall-tickets-62710541919

June 19, Wednesday, 6pm – 8pm
Drag Fashion Styling and Makeup with Artwell Creative at Calabar Imports, $39.99, Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy, 718-928-3970.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drag-fashion-styling-and-makeup-with-artwell-creative-at-calabar-imports-tickets-62251113757

June 19, Wednesday 6pm until 2am
Karaoke and Game Night
Dorsettbk, 677 Washington Avenue, Crown Heights, 718-230-1525

June 20, Thursday, 6pm -9pm
MEETING OF THE MINDS: ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGES at Calabar Imports produced by Artwell Creative, $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meeting-of-the-minds-entrepreneurship-challenges-at-calabar-imports-tickets-62041201905

June 20, Thursday, 6-9pm
BOUTIK | POP UP SHOP featuring Byas & Leon, Bien Abyé & Vetiver Les Cayes, Byas & Leon, 404 Tompkins Ave, Bed Stuy, More info at http://haiticulturalx.org/happeningnow
June 20, Thursday, 6pm until
Dancehall: Pride and Paint
Nude Model, Cocktails,Tapas and Live DJ, $40. Dorsettbk, 677 Washington Avenue, Crown Heights, 718-230-1525

June 21, Friday, 6-8pm
Black Film shorts with Jaygeeoh Presents, a show that profiles people in the Arts. Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy,718-928-3970.

June 21, Friday, 5-9pm
Solstice Backyard Art Event at Zion Gallery (weather permitting), $35 at 152 MacDonough Street, Bed Stuy. fmhartley@aol.com

June 21, Friday, 6-9pm
BOUTIK | POP UP SHOP featuring Byas & Leon, Bien Abyé & Vetiver Les Cayes, Byas & Leon, 404 Tompkins Ave, Bed Stuy, More info at http://haiticulturalx.org/happeningnow

June 21, Friday 9pm until
Partyboy Fridays, $15-$20
Dorsettbk, 677 Washington Avenue, Crown Heights, 718-230-1525

June 21, Friday, 10pm – 4am
HOUSE MUSIC with FRANKIE PARADISE at Hapinness Lounge, 1458 St John’s Place, Brooklyn.
https://www.facebook.com/events/413924302501238/?ti=cl

June 22, Saturday, 12 noon until
Chicken Coop Build at Tranquility Farm, 659 Willoughby Ave, Bed Stuy.

June 22, Saturday, 1pm-3pm
Bed Stuy Arts Stroll: the Pride Edition is a guided tour of art spaces with Atim Annette Oton with a stop at Saraghina restaurant, where a mural by LBGTQ artists Shantell Martin can be found and at Richard Beavers Gallery to see Genesis Tramaine’s work. $39.99.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bed-stuy-arts-stroll-the-pride-edition-is-a-guided-tour-of-art-spaces-tickets-62112052822

June 22, Saturday, 12-6pm
Fedrecia Hartley, artist at the Fulton Art Fair at Robert Fulton Park, Fulton Street from Stuyvesant to Lewis Avenues. fmhartley@aol.com

June 22, Saturday, 4pm-6pm
Hemp Healing and Wellness Workshop, $39.99, Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy,718-928-3970.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hemp-healing-and-wellness-workshop-at-calabar-imports-bedstuy-tickets-62252291279

June 22, 6pm until
Chuckle It Up Comedy Series with hosts Smokey Suarez, Freddie Ricks, Toni Byrd, and Imagine. Bedford Manor, 1177 Bedford Ave, Bed Stuy.
Tickets here: http://bit.ly/ChuckleItUp

June 23, Sunday 11am
Da Late Late Brunch Party: Celebrate Yah Pride, 2 course meal with drinks, $39.95. Dorsettbk, 677 Washington Avenue, Crown Heights, 718-230-1525

June 23, Sunday, 12-6pm
Federica Hartley, artist at the Fulton Art Fair at Robert Fulton Park, Fulton Street from Stuyvesant to Lewis Avenues. fmhartley@aol.com

June 23, Sunday, 4pm -6pm: Wine tasting sponsored by Artwell Creative, Free, Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy,718-928-3970.

June 23, Sunday, 6pm -12 midnight: THE PRE-PRIDE EVENT with FRANKIE PARADISE playing HOUSE-AFRO-SOULFUL-RARE BEATS-CLASSICS and promoted by JAMES SAUNDERS, SHARON TONEY and PROMOTIONS 1 at STUDIO BUMP, 857 LEXINGTON AVE, BROOKLYN.
https://www.facebook.com/events/440288589863429/?active_tab=about

June 26, Wednesday 6pm until 2am
Karaoke and Game Night
Dorsettbk, 677 Washington Avenue, Crown Heights, 718-230-1525

June 26, 9pm until late

CLUBHOUSE NEXT GENERATION BALL at HAPPINESS LOUNGE 1458 ST JOHNS PLACE NEAR UTICA WED JUNE 26TH DJ SHA EBONY DJ FRANKIE PARADISE DOORS OPEN AT 9PM 21 AND OVER, CALL JAY BLACK FOR INFO 347-827-5926. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=862096977498437&set=a.139391036435705&type=3&theater

June 27, Thursday, 5pm – 6pm Screenprint Workshop with Suego Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy, 718-928-3970, $39.99 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screenprint-workshop-with-suego-at-calabar-imports-bed-stuy-tickets-62252457777

June 27, Thursday, 6pm-7pm:
Beer Tasting Event, Free, Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy, 718-928-3970.

June 27, Thursday, 6pm
Dancehall: Pride and Paint
Nude Model, Cocktails,Tapas and Live DJ, $40
Dorsettbk, 677 Washington Avenue, Crown Heights, 718-230-1525

June 28, Friday, 7pm – 9pm
Conversations in the Gallery with LGBTQ artist Genesis Tramaine and Gallerist Richard Beavers. Free. Richard Beavers Gallery, 408 Marcus Garvey Blvd, Bed Stuy, 347 663-8195, events@richardbeaversgallery.com

June 28, Friday 6pm – 10pm:
Party/Mixer, $20, Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy, 718-928-3970.

June 28, Friday 9pm until
Partyboy Fridays, $15-$20
Dorsettbk, 677 Washington Avenue, Crown Heights, 718-230-1525

June 28, Friday, 6pm – 4am:
THE WHITE AFFAIR with FRANKIE PARADISE and DJ SEDRICK at Hapinness Lounge, 1458 St John’s Place, Brooklyn. https://www.facebook.com/events/661525380928340/?ti=cl

June 29, Saturday, 11am to 6pm
MAMA FESTIVAL at Dwanna Smallwood Performing Arts Center, 857 Lexington Avenue, Bed Stuy, https://www.facebook.com/events/400755270763272/?ti=cl

June 29, Saturday, 6pm -8pm
Live Body Painting, $20, Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy, 718-928-3970.

June 30, Sunday 11am
Da Late Late Brunch Party: Celebrate Yah Pride, 2 course meal with drinks, $39.95. Dorsettbk, 677 Washington Avenue, Crown Heights, 718-230-1525

June 30, Sunday, 12 -6pm
Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing 30th Anniversary Block Party on Stuyvesant Avenue

Bed Stuy Gallery Participants include:

  • The Bishop Gallery, 916 Bedford Ave, Bed Stuy;
  • Calabar Gallery at Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy, 718-928-3970;
  • Richard Beavers Gallery,408 Marcus Garvey Blvd, Bed Stuy;
  • Sanctuary Gallery, 174 Lexington Ave, Bed Stuy
  • Zion Gallery, 152 MacDonough Street, Bed Stuy.

Bed Stuy Arts Stroll: Food & Drink Places participants:

  • Bedford Manor, 1177 Bedford Ave, Bed Stuy;
  • Brooklyn Tea, 524 Nostrand Avenue, Bed Stuy;
  • Brown Butter Cafe, 413 Tompkins Ave;
  • Crocus Cafe, 328 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy;
  • Grandchamps, 197 Patchen Ave, Bed Stuy,
  • Joloff Restaurant, 1168 Bedford Ave, Bed Stuy
  • MAYA (formerly Bed Stuy Provisions), 563 Gates Avenue, Bed Stuy

Bed Stuy Arts Stroll Shopping participants include:

  • Byas & Leon, 404 Tompkins Ave,
  • Calabar Imports, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy, 718-928-3970,
  • Peace & Riot, 401-403 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy,
  • Tumbleweed, 363 Tompkins Avenue, Bed Stuy, 718-928-3970
  • Some of the businesses include shops, event spaces, eateries, bars, art venues, and galleries:
  • Bedford Manor,
  • Calabar Imports,
  • Richard Beavers Gallery, Basquiat’s Bottle,
  • Bailey’s Cafe,
  • Crocus Cafe,
  • Zion Gallery,
  • Bishop Gallery,
  • Amarachi,
  • Moe’s,
  • Brooklyn Moon,
  • 727 Create,
  • Dorsettbk,
  • Savvy Bistro and Bar,
  • Eve’s,
  • Sista’s Place,
  • Brooklyn Tea,
  • Barataria Gallery,
  • Tumbleweed,
  • Life Wellness Center,
  • Byas & Leon,
  • Happiness Lounge,
  • Brown Butter Cafe,
  • Lakou Cafe,
  • Strastophe Lounge,
  • Paint with a Purpose Art Studio, Acoustik Garden Lounge
  • Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center.