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Upcoming Events

  • JUNE 22: reSISTER: Race, Identity and the Women’s Movement, A BHeard Town Hall
  • Prospect Park, children's event, kids' event, Audubon Boathouse, BK Reader, Experience Nature, Brooklyn Park, NYC Park, Summer Program, Kids Program
    JUNE 24: Pop-up Audubon II: Water Detectives
  • Soul Rebels, Talib Kweli, Prospect Park, BRIC Media Arts, Celebrate Brooklyn, Goapele, Pharaoh Monch, DJ Natasha DIggs
    The JUNE 24: Soul Rebels ft. Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch & Kirk Knight / Goapele / Natasha Diggs
  • June 14 -25: #BAMCinemaFest
  • JUNE 18 - JULY 16: Columbia Fiero 'Heartbeat'
  • JULY 15: NY Caribbean Food Festival



Brooklyn Exposed is a photojournalism project of MY BASE (Motivated Youth Believing in All Self Empowerment). Powered by Bridge Street Development Corporation, the Bedford-Stuyvesant Youth Education & Safety Task Force (YES) and DYCD, MY BASE is a youth civic engagement internship program for in-school and out-of-school young people, ages 14 - 21,who are interested in public service, leadership development and/or community activism. Click HERE to see more photos.

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DOH PregnancyAre You Expecting? NEW PARENT?
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Healthy Start Brooklyn

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Making A Fist – We’re Not Dead Yet.

“We will know we have died when we can no longer make a fist.”

—Naomi Shihab Nye, Poet

Write to witness. Write to remember. Write to liberate. The writing hand is a fist formed to harness the power of creative potential. Incorporating a variety of healing practices and writing prompts, we will gather to cultivate community and celebrate our resilience, healing, and survival. Join NY Writers Coalition in Making a Fist, a self-care oriented writing workshop for people of color (POC).

This workshop is FREE and open to writers of all genres and experience levels. To ensure the safety of this space, please tell us a little about yourself via this pre-workshop survey. Upon completion, you will be contacted via email with the address of this Brooklyn workshop location and/or if NYWC staff has any questions about your registration form.

Complete the pre-workshop survey

Making a Fist is led by NYWC Workshop Leader Sára Abdullah, an indigenous SWANA/Filipinx non-binary femme Muslima descended from nomadic dreamweavers, kitchen witches, tricksters, and storytellers. She honors those who came before and those who gather with her in circle through a life’s work in plant medicine, healing, magic, writing, and nurturing the creative spirit in herself and others. As a poet, storyteller, cultural organizer, and healing artist, she is committed to uplifting radical tenderness, (re)membering embodied knowledge, and building collective liberation.

Killens Review of Arts & Letters: Submit your poetry, fiction, interviews, art, and prose!

Deadline: Saturday, July 10th, 2017
Are you a longtime fan of the Killens Review, yet have been hesitant to submit your work? Is this your introduction to the Killens Review and would like to take up the challenge? Are you a student writer and/or artist seeking to step into the literary world? Here is the chance for all!

Under the theme “Gathering at the Waters: Connecting Family and Community through Literature and Art,” we seek submissions of creative nonfiction, fiction, essays, poetry, memoir, and artwork in which writers and artists create works on the subjects of family, community, and unity in narratives that tell of healing, nurturing, cleansing, and reflection in the times we live in. For more information and submission guidelines, click here.


A NYLAG workshop

Questions about benefits, not sure if you’re eligible? You are not alone!

Essays, thoughts and articles from local residents. If you live in Central Brooklyn and you’d like to submit, click here.

Opinions, editorial and expert advice from community leaders, elected officials, activists and industry experts in Brooklyn. To apply for your own column, click here.

BK Reader, Brooklyn Reader, Michael Milton

Look For The Silver Lining

What can we do to regain a sense of equilibrium in these troubled times? “The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton …a heart full of joy and...


Your borough in pictures

  • Photos: The Community Honors 'Baba Chuck'
  • Photos: Views from 'Underhill Walls BK'
  • Photos: Kings County D.A. Gonzalez Announces His Candidacy
  • Photos: Peace & Riot Reopens, Bigger and Better!
  • Photos: Crown Heights Becomes Host for 2300 Chabad Youth From Around the World
  • Photos: BAM's 31st Annual MLK Celebration
  • Let's Dance! Salsa Classes Kick off at Brooklyn Museum
  • Picture the Dream
  • Medgar Evers Students Feed the Homeless During the Holidays
  • Healthfirst, toy giveaway, picture with Santa, Brownsville Multi-Service Center, Brooklyn
    Photos: Santa Arrives in Brownsville, Bearing Toys (And Pizza)!
  • Photos: Richard Beavers Gallery Celebrates 9th Anniversary
  • Photos: Lisa Bing and Partner Take Home Trophy in Epic Dance-Off, Fundraiser
  • Photos: ARTs East New York 1st Annual Fundraising Gala
  • Photos: 2016 NYC Marathon Through Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy
  • Pizza-Eating Champion Scarfs Down 4th Win at Annual Flatbush Frolic
  • Haven’t been to Photoville? Don’t worry, there’s still time!
  • Kids, outdoors, activities, Brookly, families
    Day of Play Brings Brooklyn Families Together for Outdoor Activities
  • Block party, community, neighborhood, games, fun, happiness
    Crown Heights Photographer Publishes Book That Captures, Cherishes Brooklyn's Block Party Tradition
  • City Councilmember Darlene Mealy marches in The 2016 West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn Photo: Gregory L. Ingram for BK Reader, The 2016 West Indian Day Parade, Caribbean culture
    Photos: Despite Early Morning Violence, West Indian Day Parade Perseveres
  • Dancers celebrate at 15th annual Soul Summit
    As Summer Winds Down, Soul Summit Continues to Bring the Heat