Arts & Culture

We’re a colorful, creative community. Come out and create with us! We’re especially looking to develop workshops, projects, and activities across all of our program areas including elders, TGNC, and youth.
Why are the arts a program priority? Researchers at the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania recently looked at hundreds of neighborhoods across the five boroughs of New York City and compared health and wellness data points over two years to the number and strength of cultural institutions in each community. They found that communities with cultural resources—even those in the lowest 40% of income distribution—had 18% less crime, 14% fewer cases of child abuse and 5% fewer obese residents compared with neighborhoods with similar racial and economic makeups that had few or no cultural institutions. The presence of arts was associated with higher educational achievement, as well. Neighborhoods with a strong cultural presence had 18% more kids scoring in the top stratum on English and math exams.
All events and programs are offered free to the public regardless of background, ability or training/experience in the arts.

A hallmark of the program involves telling immigration stories through the
LGBTQ New Americans Project. More info >

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Got Ideas about additional programs or services, want more information, or looking to volunteer?

Contact Fredo Hernandez, Arts and Culture Group Leader, at arts@lgbtbrooklyn.org or call (347) 889-7719.

We welcome proposals from individuals, groups and organizations interested in producing and/or facilitating exhibitions, screenings, workshops and/or performances for our community. Events, workshops and performances are executed on a voluntary basis. Works proposed should require minimal technical and space accommodations (see our space use guidelines). We are currently seeking proposals for:

  • Exhibitions (solo or group).
  • Performances (solo or small group/ensemble pieces that are low-tech).
  • Workshops (seeking facilitators for monthly workshops in all artistic disciplines, including seminars from scholars, activists, and cultural workers).

Apply here. Please be advised that due to the large number of submissions we receive, we are unable to reply to all requests.


Want to Partner with Us?

The Brooklyn Center is working with several community partners to serve the LGBT+ community and is in talks with many more to dramatically expand the range of programs and services for New York City’s largest borough.

Are you a potential strategic partner interested in increasing your Brooklyn footprint in our program areas? Please contact Floyd Rumohr, Executive Director, at frumohr@lgbtbrooklyn.org or (347) 889-7719.

Program Community Navigator:
What’s Happening in and Around the Center 

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  • Overeaters Anonymous
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  • Brooklyn Center Meetings
  • Trans & Gender Non Conforming Adult Support Group
  • Overeaters Anonymous
  • Sober Gardeners LGBTQ+ AA
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  • Health Insurance Enrollment (Callen-Lorde)
  • UPFRONT Support Group: LGBTQ+ Foster Youth (Fostering Change for Children)
  • FREE HIV Testing and Sex Kits for Everybody!
  • Community Holiday Party and Volunteer Recognition Event
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  • FREE HIV Testing and Sex Kits for Everybody!
  • Circle of Voices: Toy Drive
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  • Brooklyn Center Meetings
  • Clothing Drive!
  • Brothers in Gratitude - AA Meeting
  • Refuge Recovery
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  • Center CLOSED Except for Activities Specified Below
  • Cooking Workshop: Young Mens' Health Project (CAMBA)
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  • Center CLOSED Except for Activities Specified Below
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  • Overeaters Anonymous
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  • Trans & Gender Non Conforming Adult Support Group
  • Overeaters Anonymous
  • Sober Gardeners LGBTQ+ AA
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  • Health Insurance Enrollment (Callen-Lorde)
  • UPFRONT Support Group: LGBTQ+ Foster Youth (Fostering Change for Children)
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  • FREE HIV Testing and Sex Kits for Everybody!
  • Private Meetings (Brooklyn Center)
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  • Partners in Health!
  • Clothing Drive!
  • City and State Holiday Party for Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights
  • Brothers in Gratitude - AA Meeting
  • Refuge Recovery
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  • Center CLOSED for Christmas
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  • Trans & Gender Non Conforming Adult Support Group
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  • Sober Gardeners LGBTQ+ AA
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  • Health Insurance Enrollment (Callen-Lorde)
  • UPFRONT Support Group: LGBTQ+ Foster Youth (Fostering Change for Children)
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  • FREE HIV Testing and Sex Kits for Everybody!
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  • Clothing Drive!
  • Brothers in Gratitude - AA Meeting
  • Refuge Recovery
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  • Center CLOSED Except for Activities Specified Below


Other Programs & Resources

ELDER PRIDE

Come OUT and… TEACH
You’ve paved the way for those who have come after and we want to hear from you about programs and services that meet your needs and interests.

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TGNC PRIDE

Come OUT and… BELONG
We’re here for you and want to hear from you about activities, services, and programs that that meet your needs and priorities.

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YOUTH PRIDE

Come OUT and… INSPIRE
You’re our future and we want you to succeed through positive, life-affirming activities.

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12-STEP & SUPPORT

Come OUT and… HEAL
The Center provides a safe, supportive environment for many groups to meet — and we’re looking to provide more.

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RESOURCES

Brooklyn and New York City have a rich history of providing resources to the community. Resources and partners of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center are compiled from LGBTetc.com and additional sources.

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