The Weeksville Heritage Center is kicking off “Africans in Brooklyn” this weekend with an afternoon of art at the Kingsborough Houses featuring photographer Barron Claiborne.
Curated by Gbenga Akinnagbe — star of HBO’s acclaimed “The Wire” — “Africans in Brooklyn” aims to capture the spirit of the community through art and oral histories. The project consists of a series of four events that will take place over the course of a year and culminate in an installation at Weeksville.
Claiborne, whose work includes the iconic photograph of Notorious B.I.G wearing a crown, will be on hand at the Kingsborough Houses this weekend to take family or personal portraits. The images will be available for pickup at Weeksville on Saturday, October 14, at their monthly Weeksville Weekend open house.
There will also be free book bags, school supplies and sweatshirts available for children. Details about the other three events in the series will be revealed at a later date.
The first event takes place Saturday, September 30 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Kingsborough Houses at the corner of Buffalo Avenue and Bergen Street in Crown Heights. For more info, click here.
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