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5 Hotspots in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Immerse yourself in the the unique cultural experiences of the African and Caribbean Diaspora.

1. The Billie Holiday Theatre, founded in 1972 by Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, has been graced by renowned actors and artists including Samuel L. Jackson, Debbie Allen, Tichina Arnold, and Bill Cobbs. http://thebillieholiday.org/

2. Known as one of the first parks in Brooklyn, Herbert von King Park is the backdrop for summer concerts and year-round performances in the dance studio or the outdoor ampitheater. https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/herbert-von-king-park

3. The Weeksville Heritage Center is Brooklyn’s largest African-American cultural institution dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African-American community of Weeksville – one of America’s first free black communities. http://www.weeksvillesociety.org

4. Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street is better known as “Do the Right Thing Way” in honor of the 1989 Spike Lee film that was filmed on that iconic block.

5. Bedford Hall is a lounge that was custom built by restaurateur Calvin Clark to complement the historic look and feel of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community as a speakeasy mansion and century-old books on the shelves. http://www.bedfordhall.com

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