Mangrove is an open workspace, learning annex, and cultural development center that supports local Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) creative producers, makers, workers, and entrepreneurs.
Launch a business or career in food, design, craft, or body care. Hone your skills, learn new practices, and make connections. Share your talent and ideas with people in your community.
Membership is for entrepreneurs and business owners in food, design and bodycare. Members have access to workspaces and all the resources Mangrove has to offer.
Mangrove Incubator Kitchen is a 16-week boot camp for chefs and food entrepreneurs. Top NYC food professionals share best practices for business planning, kitchen management, branding, marketing, and more. Mangrove also provides access to funding opportunities, retail and wholesale distribution pathways, pop-up and residency testing, staffing and skills training, and supply and manufacturing support.
Mangrove Shared Kitchen features seven shared workstations equipped with gas ranges, grills or flat tops, combi-ovens, reach-in refrigerators, fryers, stainless steel worktables, and all the tools you might need for a given shift.
Other memberships available
Mangrove Design Workshop is a versatile space with three sewing stations, two video/audio editing suites, a podcast and audio recording studio, a media production equipment library, fabrication equipment, and printing equipment for textiles and paper products.
Mangrove hosts a wide range of public events centered around food, design, culture, and craft. Workshops and classes on sewing, podcasting, graphics, and more are featured at Mangrove regularly to share knowledge and build skills.
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“Only by acknowledging the success and sacrifice made by those who came before us can we fully understand what we must do to ensure the liberty of those who will succeed us.”
– HON Yvette Clarke
Mangrove continues the legacy of the Hon. Una Clarke, NYC’s first Caribbean-born City Councilwoman, who catalyzed a permanent home for street merchants in Flatbush in 2002. Twenty years later on the same site, Mangrove builds toward Dr. Clarke’s vision that Black and Brown business owners will be fully supported by all that Brooklyn has to offer.
Mangrove is named for a restaurant in London founded by Trinidadian activist and civil rights campaigner Frank Crichlow. It was a place for radical movements in food, culture, literature, and activism. Mangrove is also named for the richly interconnected trees that nurture a diverse community of plants and animals. Each mangrove seed, rooting nearby or taking a journey around the world, grows a full and supportive ecosystem of its own.