Join Us for a Brooklyn Heights Stroll and a Celebrate Brooklyn Dance Party

The tour, which is for members who have yet to take one of our tours in this neighborhood, ends in Brooklyn Bridge Park where there is a free African dance concert starting at 7pm as part of Celebrate Brooklyn 2014.

Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Note - anyone not taking the tour is free to meet us in the park .

Bring your camera!   This walk will take us through the lovely streets of Brooklyn Heights, America’s first suburb, NYC’s first designated historic district, filled with landmarks and architectural treasures. Some say it is the City's most beautiful neighborhood. We will stop by a church where Abraham Lincoln visited and gained inspiration to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, and stroll the streets frequented by famous writers including Walt Whitman, Truman Capote and Carson McCullers.  We’ll take in the spectacular views of the city and the harbor and learn a lot about Brooklyn history -- including the Battle of Brooklyn and General George Washington's pivotal escape across the East River with 9,000 troops to preserve the American Revolution ion August 29, 1776.

Meet Up location is the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall, near the intersection Court & Remsen Streets. By subway, #2, 3, 4 or 5 to Borough Hall, or A,C,F to Jay Street/Borough Hall. Also R line to Court St./Borough Hall.

Info below about the performers:

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African Dance Party  featuring Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Okayafrica Electrafrique w/ Chief Boima & DJ Underdog .

After a 10-year adventure that has taken them from the squalor of refugee camps to the world’s biggest stages,Africa’s most inspirational band continues to ascend with what very well may be their best album yet. For Libations (Cumbancha 2014), Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars go full circle to the acoustic, “around the campfire” sound that appeared on their first album, much of which was recorded in the refugee camps during their years in exile from Sierra Leone. Back then, the group was in a very different frame of mind, had yet to tour the world, and were still raw in their sound.

Presented by Okayafrica, Electrafrique is a premier dance music show that brings together a worldwide network of artists fusing elements of African music with Electronic beats. Pioneered by Swiss DJ Cortega, and championed by such brand ambassadors as Electrique DJs & The Beat Parade Band from Kenya, Electrafrique finds roots in African rhythms and musical traditions, adding a contemporary urban/futuristic electronic twist to its groove.

The dance lesson at the opening of the party will be led by Iris Wilson (FELA!) who is an instructor at Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance.

Here's link to the other two dance concerts in the series:

http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/calendar/2014-celebrate-brooklyn-dance-parties



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  • Hank O.

    Thanks Marie and Sue for sharing your wonderful photos!

    1 · May 23

  • Rob

    Enjoyed it very much. Thank you Hank for your knowledge and insights

    May 23

    • Hank O.

      You are welcome and thanks for adding in your special knowledge!

      May 23

  • Justin F.

    So sorry I missed this will be there next time :(

    May 23

  • Marie:110

    A big thank you to Rob for getting us ladies to the train station!

    May 22

    • Rob

      You're welcome Marie. My mother raised me well

      1 · May 23

    • Marie:110

      I can see that! And my thanks to your wonderful Mother!

      May 23

  • Marie:110

    Hank is the best!

    May 23

  • Maggie P.

    Hank;s energy is contagious! looking forward to another tour with him, hopefully the wether will be better

    May 23

  • Stephanie

    Hank's enthusiasm is wonderful!

    May 23

  • Cyrena

    Hank was very knowledgable about a lot of those buildings. I'm not going to remember everything but the two churches stuck out with me. I came home reading about the Unitarian Universalist church and the Plymouth church of pilgrams! Thanks Hank

    May 23

  • Jenny

    Hank is the best! He is so knowledgeable!

    May 23

  • A'gota / A.

    It was another lovely tour. Who cares about the pouring rain, it stops anyway.

    May 22

  • Hank O.

    Thank you all for coming Thursday night and sorry about the rain in the beginning. I appreciate all those who "toughed" it out until the rain stopped -- and I do understand why some of you left early. Sometimes we do have to take a chance on the weather.

    4 · May 22

    • Marie:110

      As always Hank it was a great experience despite the rain!

      May 22

    • Oanh

      It was really nice! Thanks so much Hank and I look forward to joining many other tours!

      May 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, i just arrived from the Borough Hall station, where i can catch-up with you?

    May 22

  • Beth

    See yiu soon!

    May 22

  • Elizabeth

    I am feeling under the weather today.

    May 22

  • Marie:110

    On my way too!

    May 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thnx a lot for the last minute confirmation, i am on my way .. See u soon

    May 22

  • Jey

    I'm on the waitlist. Should I still show up? Thanks!

    May 22

    • Hank O.

      There are a number of cancellations so anyone on the waiting list may attend!

      May 22

    • Jey

      Great thanks!

      May 22

  • Chantel

    Hi Hank, I'm sorry to cancel this late. I know how many people want to do this tour and hope someone can slot in. I tripped off a sidewalk today and sprained my ankle. Bad scene all around. I can't walk right now.

    May 22

  • Natalie

    Thanks for adding me last minute but unfortunately in the meantime, I made other plans... Have fun and see you soon!

    May 22

  • Hank O.

    Forecast looking a little dryer for early evening. The African Dance Party has been moved from Pier one to under the canopy of the newly opened Pier II so we'll be dry if it does rain later!

    1 · May 22

  • Helen

    Thanks for taking me off the waitlist, but I wont be able to make it, enjoy

    May 22

  • Hank O.

    If the weather holds around 90 minutes to our destination in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

    May 22

  • Cyrena

    Thanks Hank, I'll definitely look out for the forecast. I'm trying to plan, the tour will be about an hour or so?

    May 22

  • Hank O.

    I have sent everyone who has RSVP'd or on the waiting list for tonight's meetup an email. Please check it! Make sure you have my cell phone -[masked]-3005. If you are questionable for tonight or not coming please change your RSVP status ASAP. Thanks!

    1 · May 22

  • Hank O.

    As of Thursday morning the forecast says 40% chance of rain during the time of our tour. I am planning on coming and should the weather turn for the worse this afternoon I will provide an update. I suggest that people come prepared in the event of rain. In the future I could certainly repeat the tour -- but not the dancing and the music!

    May 22

  • Elizabeth

    Will the tour be held rain or shine, or will it be rescheduled if it rains?

    May 22

  • annE

    unfortunately i wont be able to join you for this fab sounding evening - i have to take care of something late that afternoon in the city - enjoy and please post photos :)

    May 21

  • anna

    So sorry had to change RSVP! Diaried wrong date.

    May 20

    • Hank O.

      No worries, hope to see you soon!

      May 21

  • Cyrena

    Is there a charge for the tour?

    May 20

    • Hank O.

      No charge for tour or concert. I request a voluntary donation of a dollar or two to defray my expenses.

      1 · May 21

  • Gene

    Is a small (8lb.) well-behaved dog allowed on this walking tour?
    (She can be held if need be, if that helps.)

    May 20

  • Pauline

    I may have been on one of your Brooklyn Heights walks.

    May 19

  • Giuliana

    On the waitlist, also. My husband and me are eager to join this tour.

    May 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on the waitlist for this meetup, cross fingers I can go, sounds like a great evening.

    May 19

  • Betty

    Cant make it with work the commute would be insane next time

    May 16

  • Vin

    I would like to explore Brooklyn Heights!

    May 14

  • Hank O.

    As a reminder if you have already been on a prior Brooklyn Heights meetup, instead of RSVP please meet us at the park at the end!

    May 5

  • Hank O.

    The walk to Brooklyn Bridge Park only around one mile or so.

    May 5

  • Hank O.

    Flat and downhill. To get back home you will either need to walk uphill or take a bus to the subway. Other option if you walk to DUMBO to take the F at York Street.

    May 5

  • annE

    approx how much time will we be spend walking, etc and is it hilly or flat, etc ??? tx

    April 29

  • PEGGY K.

    this does sound great... will try my best to get on that to go list

    April 29

  • Gittel P

    sounds awesome!

    April 29

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