CLOSER TO OUR DREAM PERFORMANCE GALA
April 17, 2016, Mama Joy’s Pride and Friends of 227 Abolitionist Place will present Closer To Our Dream Performance Gala, raising funds to revive Mama Joy’s Chatel’s vision of turning her historic home into a museum and heritage center in downtown Brooklyn. Proceeds from the event will go towards legal expenses and developing plans of 227 Abolitionist Place Museum and Heritage Center. The gala is hosted by Gha’il Rhodes Benjamin with performances by Resura Arkestra, Kakande, Mama Joy’s Pride and AbunDancers of AbunDance Academy of the Arts. In addition, City Council Member Laurie Cumbo will receive the 2016 Community Conductor Award and Dr. Cheryl LaRoche will receive the 2016 Harriet Tubman Joy Chatel Award.
Advance Tickets are $35 and $40 at the Door.
VIP tickets are $200.
Purchase tickets here
Doors open at 3:30pm
FRIENDS OF 227 ABOLITIONIST PLACE
227 Abolitionist Place is Brooklyn’s only underground railroad museum dedicated to the preservation of abolitionist history. To celebrate the diversity of downtown Brooklyn, we will offer educational and arts programs regarding people’s struggles and triumphs against slavery through museum exhibits with tours of the underground railroad, scholarly lectures, cultural enrichment classes and children’s summer camps. 227 Abolitionist Place will also become a rental event space for the community. Visit 227AbolitionistPlace.net to learn more.