Art and live entertainment awaits you at Providence’s newest
event destination: the Brooklyn Coffee, Tea, and Guest
House (Brooklyn House), located in the Hennessey – McHale Block mill
building at 209 Douglas Avenue, in historical Smith Hill.
Built in 1873, this newly-renovated brick-clad landmark showcases
the past while welcoming the diversity of the present. The Brooklyn House
is welcoming and inviting, featuring its iconic art deco lights that illuminate
its exterior at night.
The Brooklyn House consists of the Coffeehouse, a live
performance venue which is open to the public, to serve an assortment of tasty
goodies; a conference & technology center, containing rentable co-worker
space; a five (5) star guest house which hosts guests from all over world,
indoor and outdoor venues available for events, and a compelling multi-floor
rotating art gallery featuring works by local and regional artists on exhibit
and for sale.
The vision of the Brooklyn House is to inspire and foster
creativity as a positive and sustainable force that enriches the neighborhood
and broader Rhode Island community. The intention of this eclectic venue is to
draw visual and performing artists from near and far and thereby becoming a
destination of choice for arts, entertainment, lodging, and special events.
Kicking off the Holiday season, beginning on November
24th, was comedian Poppy Champlin.
Dubbed as one of the quick-witted comedians working today, Poppy has a
wild and roaming spontaneity that makes each show one of a kind.
On November 25th (2) encore
performances of Kim Trusty’s birthday Bash.
With accompanying guitarist Rory Malloy, Trusty celebrated her Birthday
by featuring a mix of original songs and from the songbooks of artists of Etta
James, Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples.
Starting in December, Trusty will also host Open Mic nights on the 2nd
and 4th Thursdays of every month!
The incredible voice of Cheryl Albright was
center stage for a special tribute to Aretha Franklin on Friday December 7th
and Saturday December 8th. “Music has a way of speaking to the heart on a
universal level,” Albright has said. The event was a success.
Jazz artist great, Maya Breuer teamed up
with guitarist Bill Jiacovelli on Sunday, December 9th turning the spotlight on
an array of jazz influences and stylistic elements.
Art Gallery exhibits:
Visual Arts is integral to the Brooklyn
House experience. Join us for the
November and December exhibition featuring the artwork of Cynthia Ross Meeks
entitled “Indigenous Circles;” an exquisite series of collages of sacred
shields honoring her Native American ancestry.
Berry-Jean Murray, Proprietor/CEO; Bela
Teixeira, Artistic Director/Curator; Kelly Carlson, Director of Operations