February is Black History Month, which honors the history, achievements, and contributions of African Americans. We've compiled a selection of BRIC programming that contributes to the spirit of this special month. Join us for these events!

The Share Series: Theater, Dance, Music, and Spoken Word
Fri, Feb 2, 2018 | 7PM | Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center, 117 Myrtle Ave

Curated by Brooklyn's first Intergenerational Community Arts Council, a joint initiative of BRIC and University Settlement. This event is hosted by our neighbors, Myrtle Ave Bkln.

The Black Gotham Experience with Kamau Ware
Tue, Feb 20, 2018 | 7PM | STOOP | FREE W/ RSVP

The Black Gotham Experience is an immersive visual storytelling project founded in 2010 that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City. Black Gotham is a real and imagined place, an expansive public experience that includes interactive walking tours through Manhattan’s Financial District, a developing series of photography-based graphic novels, and a web series, weaving together art, research, fashion and entertainment. During this Stoop Series event, Kamau Ware will share the historic and creative process behind the graphic novel, and creative partner William “GoodWill” Ellis will join the conversation during the audience Q&A.


Kenseth Armstead: Master Work: Slaves of New York 1776
On view: Jan 18 - Feb 25, 2018
Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 12-6pm; Closed Mondays | PROJECT ROOM | FREE Admission

Master Work: Slaves of New York 1776, part of Kenseth Armstead's ongoing Farther Land project, will envelop BRIC’s Project Room with one duck feather for each slave in the colony of New York at the time of the American Revolution. The sculptural forms and materials of his work are derived from revolutionary-era symbolic content and amounting to twenty thousand feathers, each tarred onto a translucent perforated steel frame, Armstead directly challenges the denial and censorship necessary to perpetuate myths of meritocracy and the American Dream.



With Hosts Mahogany L. Browne and DJ Jive Poetic
Mon, Feb 12, 2018 | 7PM | BALLROOM | FREE w/ RSVP

The Brooklyn Poetry Slam brings together Brooklyn’s best slam poets for a monthly gathering of words and wisdom, hosted by poet, activist, and educator Mahogany L. Browne with music by DJ Jive Poetic. The Slam is followed by an Open Mic, so come early to sign up and make your voice heard. As Mahogany says, “These poets will make you feel things.”



Brother(hood) Dance! Afro/Solo/Man
Thu-Fri, Feb 22-23, 2018 | 7PM | ARTIST STUDIO | $8 Adv / $12 Door 

Afro/Solo/Man is a multi-disciplinary meditation on the identities of Black men in relation to ideas of origins, nourishment, heritage, nature, sexuality, and technology in the 21st century. It is a bio-mythography that uses multimedia, dance, and storytelling to engage the audience in the personal journeys of two men who question and investigate memory, life, death, and the connection to their ancestors. Brother(hood) Dance! challenges assumptions, provokes rethinking, and takes on all of our demons around race, gender, sexuality and “brotherhood.” 


A (Film) Race To The Mountain Top!
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 | 6:30-8:30PM | Free w/ RSVP

B Scene: A Race to the Mountain Top is the culmination of a 72-hour race to make a film. Invites filmmakers of all levels to make an entire short film in 72 hours then invites YOU to join us to watch these works created about Black love, gentrification, and Afrofuturism. The audience will decide the winner! The 72-Hour Film Race begins Friday, January 26 at 5PM and ends on Sunday, January 28. Videos are due Monday, January 29, at 5PM. Films will be screened on Wednesday, February 21. 


Mokoomba / Mandingo Ambassadors
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 | 8PM | STOOP & BALLROOM | $15 Adv / $20 Door


An electrifying blend of Afro-fusion, funk, ska, pop, and traditional Zimbabwe rhythms, Mokoomba kicks-off BRIC House Sessions with a blazing dance party! Drawing inspiration from the Tonga people and their vibrant life, music, and culture, Mokoomba is regarded as one of Africa’s best touring acts; “a band that deserves to be seen live” (NPR). Mandingo Ambassadors will start the party with their Guinean Afro-jazz grooves on the Stoop, and Brooklynite DJ Bembona (Vibras NYC) spins her blend of Afro-Diasporadical sounds in the Gallery.