2015, art, brooklyn, community, Crown Heights

The Lure of Fresh Groceries

In Brooklyn we are constantly tempted with the lure of fast foods and deli meats.

IMG_20150628_112218 (1)The occasional taco stand never goes out of style in the Big Apple. But honestly, little dietary adjustments can affect our whole lives.

And on the topic of eating healthy we should concentrate on the small farms in the tri state area that offer GMO, antibiotic and steroid free groceries.

I came across a chicken farm belonging to the Imani Community Garden on Schenectady Ave and Bergen Street in Crown Heights. The chickens greeted me at the gate, seemingly beckoning me to enter.100_0839

The Imani Community Garden sells the eggs from their very own chickens and grows herbs seasonally for their members. lydia Here, Lidia is holding a healthy chicken from the garden.

Recently, one Imani Garden representative, Salome Perry, registered the site as a co-op drop off location. So now you can enjoy the fresh herbs and groceries, not sold in stores. Salome (2)This garden can be found using the Farmigo.com website under Bed Heights Farm 2 U. All items from the farms on this website are locally grown to an impeccable healthy standard.

farmigo Trust me I’m a subscriber!

Ms. Salome Perry can be reached via email: SalomePerry@Hotmail.com or go ahead and order groceries at http://www.farmigo.com/bedheightsfarm2u .

You can contact me by checking out my blog at http://www.Dredbeauty.Wordpress.com or share something about your community on my group page at www.facebook.com/groups/socialcues01

Happy Eating everyone and remember to keep it Fresh!

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2015, adults, art, BedStuy, brooklyn, children, community, free, june, museum

Art is like a Box of Chocolates….

My Mocha Creations

   My Mocha Creations ~Breukelen Coffee House            764 Franklin Ave BK,NY

Art can be conceived in many ways, hell it’s always in our faces!!! And when I read about a possible museum being erected in Brooklyn based around African art, I jumped for joy. More influence is needed from the African culture, I believe, in Brooklyn.

Maybe having an institution like this right in town, can bring our community back to its roots.

musuemEric Edwards has been a collector for the past 44 years, and feels as though his life mission is to show off all these wonderful pieces of history. Mr Edwards keeps his 1,600 piece collection in his Brooklyn home along with antique clocks and baseball cards.

With such tight space, the vast collection of artifacts need a new home which is why Mr. Edwards is proposing to erect a museum in his hometown. He has started a KickStarter campaign to help fund his endeavors. The goal is to raise $35,000 and debut The Cultural Museum of African Art by the end of the year, in Bed-Stuy. The entire collection is estimated at a whopping $10 Million.

If the museum development goes as planned it will also house space for studio rentals, student programs, and will also offer free DNA testing for people seeking to trace their ancestry.

“Councilmember Robert Cornegy has suggested 375 Stuyvesant Avenue—a Renaissance Revival mansion on the corner of Decatur Street in Bed-Stuy—as a possible home for the future museum”, states the Gothamist. Im in high anticipation!!  

If you would like to Donate to the cause then go to the KickStarter page

If you want to read some more, head to our sister site at http://www.Facebook.com/groups/SocialCues01

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2015, brooklyn, Chaka Khan, Fun, music, summer

The Concert was Great

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After going to a free concert in the middle of Prospect Park I feel as though I could be a Superstar. Sure it takes hard work and talent, but Chaka Khan sang inspiration into me last night.
With her enchanting lyrics and soothing beats she could sing the alphabet and make it sound sexy. That kind of vibe spread through the crowd like wildfire and we all loved it. Ms. Khan sang some jazz jams that made everybody within earshot croon. And when she got to the hits we all almost melted!
Chaka put life back into me. Watching her perform reminded me of my passion for acting and being on stage. With her dancing moves and expressionistic words she turned the stage into a Chaka Khan juke box. Moving and sounding just like the original recordings! She had the same fire she had from the ’70s. It was magical.
I only wish I could grace the stage like that as a performer.
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Co op, Crown Heights, Farmigo, Food, Garden, Healthy, Herbs, june

Time To Eat

11193294_10153302840291670_7939953020953686008_nI’ve wanted to post this for a while. Only in Brooklyn can chicken be raised while basking in the city lights. Thank you for all the information Greg, Lydia and Salome. Also, buy some fresh groceries from Farmigo.com. The Imani garden has a special link too (click here), which is handled by Ms. Salome.

Please check out the goodies like fudge from upstate New York, chips from Long Island, and Hummus from Queens….all delicious!!

Be sure to check us out daily Here

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2015, brooklyn, Chaka Khan, community, events, june, music

The Launch is Upon Us

Yellow Submarines and Grapevines spread feverishly through my mind. Today is when I release them out of me and into the World! I’ll be writing full fledged articles about the goings ons as told to me through the Grapevine. Hopefully, I can release these demons.           The first order up for business is Dom Dom Dommmmmm

chakakChaka Khan’s appearance in Prospect Park 6/3!

Its going to be big, you guys. And best of all, the cover price is negotiable!

Yes, the Celebrate Brooklyn! Summer Concert Series works off of        donations, so the entry fee is whatever you have in your pocket.         I suggest bringing $3 for entrance at least. And yes, there will              be food. For an all over fun filled day bring about $30 for food, merchandise and cover charge.

I have included some rules of the event just so that no one is disappointed upon entry. Flip flops are appropriate, but there’ll be a lot of people so beware and be aware.

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april, art, children, festival, Fun

Listen to the Children

Taken from Afropunk.com

Taken from Afropunk.com

There are many young people these days who want to make a name for themselves. One such little girl is 7 year old Natalie McGriff.

She has started a comic book entitled “The Adventures of Moxie Girl” in her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. The comic is about a little girl, much like Natalie, who doesn’t like her kinky hair, until one day a magical shampoo gives her super powers. The lead character then uses her new found abilities to save her hometown Florida library from being eaten by monsters.

Natalie entered her first comic book into the One Spark contest and won over $16,000 from the fundraiser. I am so delighted to hear the little girl going places. And if you know any little children with big ideas, please forward me a link where I find out more about them. I would love to write an article about inspiring kids.

To learn about an Atlanta summit, scheduled in May, check out the BlackEnterprise as they reach out to Entrepreneurs looking for funding. I found this out on their site.

~Dredbeauty

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