Now in its fourth year, the festival was designed to connect black businesses to local arts organizations in an ever-changing Brooklyn.
"The idea kind of spawned as sort of a response to a lot of the ways in which Brooklyn is experiencing gentrification, and a lot of local black businesses are suffering," Ryann Holmes, director of communtiy programming at MoCADA.
This year's festival features indie hip-hop act Shabazz Palaces and Sub-Pop Records labelmates THEESatisfaction, alongside Prince Paul, the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium and more.
The festival will also feature film screenings, plays and workshops for artists and entrepreneurs.
The first annual Brooklyn Beer and Wine Fest, at Electric Warehouse in Bed-Stuy, will also part of the festival, as DNAinfo previously reported.
Check out the schedule for the Soul of Brooklyn Week below:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
Soul of BK Launch Event + Concert
Performances by Shabazz Palaces, abstract random and THEESatisfaction's DJ Sassy Black and Stas THEEBoss. Live music, vendors, art activations and more.
Cuyler Gore Park
Greene Avenue and Fulton Street
2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
Tap + Cork Beer and Wine Festival
First Annual Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest. Featuring local, regional, and national beer and wine shops, the festival will also include live entertainment, food and tastings.
1428 Fulton St.
1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
MONDAY, AUGUST 19
Brooklyn Jazz X Bed Vyne Brew
The Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, the Jeff King Band and the Brandon Sanders Trio perform live.
Bed Vyne Brew
370 Tompkins Ave.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
STOOP STORIES: H Street
H Street is a comedic play that follows Frankie, the newest resident of the rapidly gentrifying H Street, any city, USA. Armed with a city grant to build a community center, she has dreams of building the perfect home for her new neighbors, but quickly discovers that it takes more than good intentions to unite a neighborhood.
The Lee’s Stoop
65 Washington Park
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
PATTERNS OF SUCCESS: Bridging the gap between art, creative freedom and entrepreneurship
This presentation by The Artist Empowerment Firm will discuss the current trend towards entrepreneurship and the specific tools artists need to become masters at ruling their market and making money on their terms. Stay after the workshop for a meet-and-greet with the presenters, and enjoy cocktails, food and tunes by a local DJ.
417 Marcus Garvey Blvd.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
MoCADA Makers: Trunk Show
MoCADA's new trunk show series kicks off with the latest collection from Nigerian-American designer, Busayo Olupona. Complimentary refreshments provided.
80 Hanson Place
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
I DON’T CAMOUFLAGE
I Don’t Camouflage and MoCADA present an event hosted by M1 of Dead Prez. Featuring music by DJ Mike Flo, the night will be a fusion of music, dancing, lights, patterns, and colors and a celebration of our individuality and uniqueness. Come wearing pattern prints!
905 Atlantic Ave.
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
The KIDflix Film Fest of Bed-Stuy
This free film festival for kids and families is held every Friday night in August in Stuyvesant Heights' Fulton Park.
Fulton Street and Lewis Avenue
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Black Weirdo is a party that calls for Blackness to be celebrated and appreciated in all facets on earth and beyond. Hosted by THEESatisfaction and bklyn boihood, the party will feature tunes by OC Note, Mursi Layne, and Chocolate Chuck.
622 Degraw St.
11 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Advanced Tickets: $10
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
LANDSCAPE COLLAGE FOR TEENS
Artists Sam Vernon and Rushern Baker IV will lead middle school and high school students in creating abstract and landscape collage projects!
80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
HCX Summer Concert
Haiti Cultural Exchange presents Kont ak Mizik Anba Tonèl: Ochan pou Mimi Barthélémy. Performers will share Haitian folktales and songs by the late Mimi Barthélémy, presented by Melissa Beauvery, Jennifer Celestin, Atibon Legba, Laura Simms, and music by Riva Nyri Precil.
Five Myles Gallery
558 St. Johns Place
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
Soul of BK X AFROPUNK Block Party
Soul of Brooklyn Week finale. The Block Party will feature DJs Rich Medina, Prince Paul, CX KIDTRONIK, and Mursi Layne. Check us for local Black owned business vendors of all types, art activations and more.
Commodore Barry Park
Flushing Avenue and Navy Street
1 p.m. - 8 p.m.