Photo: Raymond Hagans
At the MoCADA 15th Anniversary Masquerade Ball. (l to r) Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, MoCADA founder and City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo, MoCADA Executive Director James Bartlett
At the MoCADA 15th Anniversary Masquerade Ball. (l to r) Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, MoCADA founder and City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo, MoCADA Executive Director James Bartlett Photo: Raymond Hagans

On Thursday, May 14, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) celebrated its 15-year anniversary with an inaugural masquerade ball at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Mickalene Thomas, Tonya Lewis Lee, Phillip Agnew, Bevy Smith, Jesse Williams, Malike Yoba, Estelle, Rosario Dawson, City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo and Arnold Lehman were just some of the many big names in attendance.

Photo: Raymond Hagans
Photo: Raymond Hagans

The biggest stars, however, will always be the residents of Central Brooklyn, which came in full masquerade regalia, representing the borough in the finest fashion.

Check out the pics here, and feel free to fill in the names in the comments of those you recognize!

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