CULTURAL IDENTITY AND BELONGING: A VIRTUAL DISCUSSION

This panel hosted by The Billie Holiday Theatre explores the complex notions of home and sense of belonging that are expressed in some of our films in this year’s edition of NFFF, contending on the theme of Past, Present, Future Home, moderated by award-winning filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist Thomas Allen Harris, whose films have received […]

FUTURE HOME: JOY AND RESISTANCE – A VIRTUAL DISCUSSION

Featuring a selection timely politically and socially, engaging, global performances, poetry, and conversations celebrating the black joy and resistance of African and Caribbean Diaspora people through the arts. The event will be hosted by The Billie Holiday Theatre with Tony Nominated Dancer, Actress, and choreographer Karine Plantadit as the Master of Ceremony. Guest artists include […]

Black Joy Film Fest: THE WIZ

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Free - No Tickets RequiredIn this re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz, a young kindergarten teacher from Harlem finds herself in a metropolitan Land of Oz, where she is greeted by Munchkins and other interesting characters. On her journey down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the Wiz, Dorothy (Diana Ross) encounters a garbage-stuffed […]

Black Joy Film Fest: HOUSE PARTY

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Free - No Tickets RequiredPlay's parents are out of town, and he's planning the house party to end all house parties. His best friend, Kid, wants to go more than anything, knowing Sydney (Tisha Campbell-Martin), the hottest girl in school, is sure to be there. But when Kid gets into a fight at school, his […]

West African Dance- Sabar

The Billie Holiday Theatre 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216, Brooklyn, NY

The West African dance class is a journey into the dance, music, song, historical context and cultures of West Africa. The class begins with warm up exercises that condition the body to develop strength, aerobic stamina, coordination, flexibility and rhythmic awareness while learning the various dances and songs of West Africa. It makes known a […]

Skylight Open

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Free live music and spoken word to kick off Summer Fest 2021!An electric blend of adventurous spoken word, musical and movement based artists. We will kick off the series next Friday with our host Clyla Destiny and bring various artist to the stage including Dagi-Ann, Mekhiel from Rapha center and renowned tap dancer Adante Power.ABOUTLaunched […]

Black Joy Film Fest: DRUMLINE

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Free - No Tickets RequiredSet against the high-energy, high-stakes world of show-style marching bands, "Drumline" is a fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world before realizing that it takes a more […]

Black Theatre Day Virtual Happy Hour

Join us for a virtual happy hour to celebrate Black Theatre Day!Please join the Black Theatre Day social media campaign on September 17, 2021 as we collectively celebrate 200 years of Black Theatre in honor of the opening night of the first season of The African Company/The African Grove Theatre as the first professional Black […]

Black Joy Film Fest: SOUL

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Free - No Tickets RequiredJoe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn't quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz -- and he's good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul.G, 2020, 1hour 40 minutesAbout The […]

Skylight Open

Restoration West Plaza 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216, Brooklyn, NY

Free live music and spoken word to kick off Summer Fest 2021!An electric blend of adventurous spoken word, musical and movement based artists. We will kick off the series next Friday with our host Clyla Destiny and bring various artist to the stage including Dagi-Ann, Mekhiel from Rapha center and renowned tap dancer Adante Power.ABOUTLaunched […]