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Celebrate Malcolm X’s Birthday in Bed-Stuy on May 18

Malcolm X Utica Avenue Merchants Association will host a big celebration on Saturday, May 18, honoring civil rights leader Malcolm X.

The Malcolm X - Utica Avenue Merchant Association (MUAMA) will be hosting “X Marks the Spot,” a celebration to honor the 99th birthday of the the civil rights leader Malcolm X.

On Saturday, May 18, the #XMarksTheSpot celebration will begin at 9am and continuing until 11pm, with a a full day of commerce, networking and vibrant music spanning different genres along Malcolm X Blvd., according to a news release. 

"MUAMA envisions the “X Marks the Spot” celebration as a catalyst for increased foot traffic along the Malcolm X corridor (formerly Reid Avenue), in an effort to provide vital support to local small businesses and enhance the overall branding of Bedford Stuyvesant and Malcolm X Blvd. as a premier destination in Brooklyn," said Angela Terry, owner of Therapy Wine Bar and President of Malcolm X Utica Avenue Merchant Association. 

Participating merchants and organizations include BKNYC Mobile Notary, Brooklyn Residency, Chez Oskar, Dick & Jane's Bar Room, Filly Luv, Flateau Realty, Corp., Global Wealth, Happy Buds, Lavender Blues, Ma Lillit, Mac Shack, Milk & Pull, PS 262 Arts Program, the Katmint Learning Initiative, the Nourish Spot BK, Verdure Florist and Therapy Wine Bar 2.0. 

For more information about MUAMA and the “X Marks the Spot” celebration, follow MUAMA on Instagram