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15sep6:00 pm8:30 pmLampblack Reading Series: Mayada Ibrahim, Benjamin Wright, and Kim Coleman FooteA free reading series for Black writers by Black writers

Event Details

Join us for the next installment of the Lampblack Reading Series (@lampblack_lit) this Friday, September 15, featuring Mayada Ibrahim (@mayadamayadamay), Benjamin Wright (@peanut_butter_brown) and Kim Coleman Foote. Hosted by Randy Winston (@_rwinstonsworld).⁠

The Lampblack Reading Series was created by Black writers to support, promote, and celebrate Black writers. This event, which will see three celebrated authors read their most recent work, is free and open to the public. ⁠

WHAT: LampBlack Reading Series featuring Mayada Ibrahim, Benjamin Wright, and Kim Coleman Foote⁠

WHEN: Friday, September 15 at 6pm⁠

WHERE: MoCADA Culture Lab, 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn⁠


A wine & beer reception will begin at 6 PM and readings will begin at 6:30PM. Limited seating (*priority will be given to people with disabilities). ⁠

Donations are welcome. All proceeds from the Lampblack Reading Series support the Lampblack Literary Foundation’s direct aid program.⁠ All proceeds from the Lampblack Reading Series support the Lampblack Literary Foundation’s direct aid program. Online donations accepted here.

Health Guidelines for this Event


(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST


MoCADA (Central)

16sep11:00 am2:30 pmBlack History and Culture Tour of Fort GreeneA walking tour all about Brooklyn's legendary giants

Event Details

Here’s your chance to dive deep into the Black History and culture of Fort Greene. It’s a guided tour through the heart of Black Fort Greene through the lens of its history makers and cultural giants. Presented by the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and Myrtle Avenue BID, this dynamic walking tour provides residents and visitors with a fuller history and context about our neighborhood from the 1800’s to today.⁠

Meet us at the park, this Saturday, September 16 at 11am.

WHAT: Black History and Culture Tour of Fort Greene 

WHEN: Saturday, September 16 at 11am⁠

WHERE: Fort Greene Park @ corner of Dekalb Avenue and Washington Park, Brooklyn



(Saturday) 11:00 am - 2:30 pm EST




16sep11:00 am4:30 pmBPMC 31st Annual Health + Wellness ExpoA family-friendly fun day of activities promoting a healthier Brooklyn

Event Details

Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, fully understands the importance of collaborating with community-based organizations and other local partners to reduce health disparities, as well as to increase access to primary and preventative health care services in the highest need areas of Downtown Brooklyn. This year’s Health and Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023, conveniently located outside the BPMC located at 650 Fulton Street, rain or shine!


– Fitness Activities for the Entire Family from from the National Double Dutch League, the Southbridge Fitness Center, Senior Chair Aerobics,  Tabura African Dance Class and Zumba!

– Fun Activities and Free Books for Children & Teens (face painting, rock climbing and a gaming van)

– Health Screenings and Training (Blood Pressure. BMI, Genetic Cancer + Hepatitis C Testing, HIV Counseling & Testing + Prenatal Carrier Screening (you do not have to be pregnant to have this test)

– Plus, access to local Nutritionists, Cooking Demonstrations and Campaign Against Hunger Mobile Farmer’s Market

– Pampering/Grooming Suite (manicures, make-overs and shape ups)

Light refreshments and snacks will be available.. For More Information, call 718.596.9800 Ext. 217 or visit their website.



(Saturday) 11:00 am - 4:30 pm EST


Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center