The Weeksville Heritage Center, located in Brooklyn, has some fun stuff ready to go for this summer. The brief history behind the center is that the land where it is located was bought by Black investors in the 1830’s, one of them was James Weeks and the land was named Weeksville, after him. He was a freed slave that had moved up North and on this land that was purchased, an independent Black American community was cultivated. It’s a cool story. Check out the site, www.weeksvillesociety.org, for more information and the history behind it.
July has a lot of great things in store for the center. Every Saturday of this month, July, are their Garden Parties which consist of live musical performances, vendors and food. Entrance fee is $5 and it’s a chill event to relax with friends and enjoy some great music. This Saturday Amel Larrieux is performing! I’m so geeked; I’ve never seen her perform live and I hear she’s amazing live.
They also will be starting up their farmers market every Saturday starting July 9th all the way through October 29th where you can purchase affordable produce from local farmers. I’m excited about this because I love farmers’ markets and affordable, fresh produce to eat and enjoy.