What you'll do
Experience a slice of what makes Brooklyn the hottest destination in NY: its rich culture, the many layers of which abound in the BAM Cultural District, a cultural hub nestled between Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn and Park Slope. Meet at La Caye, across from BAM, for a walking cultural presentation of the cultural district exploring such hallmarks as the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Spike Lee's 40 Acres & a Mule. (Other hallmarks here include the Shakespeare Theater, the Mark Morris Dance Academy and the Brooklyn Music School as well as historical must sees such as Lafayette Presbyterian, a stop in the Underground Railroad. We will do our best to include as many of these as possible, weather permitting.) Then indulge in some Haitian cuisine and Vodou Jazz music at La Caye while learning about the Haitian presence in Fort Greene dating back to the 1940s, as well as fun facts on Haitian food and culture. End the evening with some reggae dancing at 33 Lafayette to some live vintage Roots Rock Reggae, biting into the Jamaican layer of this scrumptious "Kulcha" cake.
I am a Brooklyn raised entrepreneur with over 15 years in the hospitality business and owner of La Caye Restaurant and 33 Lafayette Bar and Lounge. Both are located in the heart of the BAM Cultural District. As a Haitian-American, I was raised with the tastes and sounds of Haiti in the home and grew up steeped in the rich cultural mosaic that is Brooklyn. My restaurant has been serving up Haitian cuisine and live rootsy musical acts for 5 years. I wanted a restaurant in the BAM Cultural District to add the rich Caribbean immigrant experience to this hub.
Fritay (traditional crispy meat and root veggies), Poulet en Sauce Créole or Legim Berejenn (spicy eggplant stew) w/ Djondjon
Choice of Prestige Haitian beer, wine or red or white sangria.
Where you'll be
La Caye - The best known, most popular Haitian restaurant in NY; 33 Lafayette - Small loungy performance venue and bar; Fort Greene - Named after a Revolutionary War era fort that was built in 1776 by General Nathanael Greene, it is known for its many tree-lined streets and elegant low-rise housing and is the hometown of Spike Lee; BAM & its culture hub - Performing arts venue since 1861 known as a center for progressive avant garde performance.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. No one under 21 will be served alcohol.. Minors and children under 13 can also attend for tour and dinner.
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This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Children are welcome as La Caye is family friendly. Do let us know if bringing infants.
Cultural Brooklyn at BAM Culture Hub
$75 / personNew experience
$75 / person