grow your skills, ideas, business, career, and community.

 

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

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.

  • Kitchen Membership allows flexible hourly booking of our state-of-the-art commissary kitchen as well as access to our online supply chain/business network, the Mangrove digital resource library, and our business support and technical service programs.
  • Design Lab Membership provides 24-hour access to all studio equipment as well as a weekly schedule of courses, creative events, and a host of online resources and network opportunities.
  • Bodycare Membership is coming soon!

Kitchen INCUBATOR

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.

 

Shared Kitchen Membership

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.

Membership Types

  1. Local and NYCHA Membership MANGROVE NYCHA Membership for community members participating in NYCHA, subject to an onboarding fee of $50. NYCHA memberships are eligible for a discounted blended rate of $15 per hour for both hot and cold stations with a minimum of 2 hours per booking. Our commissary kitchen gives you access to our online supply chain/business network, the MANGROVE digital resource library, and our business support and technical service programs.   

  • Hourly rate of $15 per hour for both cold and hot stations 
  • Cold storage and dry storage is available for an additional monthly fee 
  • 2 Cold, 1 Freezer and/or 2 dry storage units or 2 dry storage cages may be available for an additional monthly fee based on availability 

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  2. Ad-Hoc Membership MANGROVE AD-HOC Membership is subject to an onboarding fee of $150. This membership allows flexibility in booking as needed with a minimum of 2 hours per booking. Our commissary kitchen also gives you access to our online supply chain/business network, the MANGROVE digital resource library, and our business support and technical service programs.   

  • Hourly rate of $28.00 per hour  for hot stations 
  • Hourly rate of $20 per hour for cold stations 
  • 1 Cold, 1 Freezer and/or 1 dry storage unit may be available for an additional monthly fee based on availability 

  1. 40 Hour Membership MANGROVE Standard Individual Membership at $1,000.00 per month of booking credit subject to an onboarding fee of $150. Standard membership includes 40 hours of hot station or mixture of hot and cold station bookings to equal $1,000 per month with a minimum of 2 hours per booking. Our commissary kitchen gives you access to our online supply chain/business network, the MANGROVE digital resource library, and our business support and technical service programs.   

  • Hourly rate of $25.00 per hour for hot stations 
  • Hourly rate of $15 per hour for cold stations 
  • 2 Cold, 2 Freezer and/or 2 dry storage units may be available for an additional monthly fee based on availability 

Other memberships available

 

Mangrove Design

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.

 

 

PUBLIC EVENTS + WORKSHOPS

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.

Upcoming events:

  • Cooking series exploring food culture and history from across the diaspora, from the Caribbean to West Africa to South Asia, with recipe demos and storytelling
  • Workshop on basic kitchen skills training.
  • Workshops on sewing, graphics, photography, media, and design

Host an event or workshop at Mangrove! Contact us to start the conversation:

  • CALL 917-765-9005
  • EMAIL abdullah@urbane-dev.com

“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

LEGACY

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.

Find your roots at Mangrove.