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BRIC Family /

Handmade House Party

Date

Oct 24, 2015 • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location

BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Brooklyn’s Best All-Ages, All-Day Parties!

BRIC continues its series of House Parties, with special daytime activities, including family dance classes, gaming, art making, and other participatory activities; plus a special BIG event! Mark your calendars and bring the whole family. Free with RSVP!

 

SCHEDULE (In formation)

All activities are FREE!

11am-4pm
Games and Scavenger Hunt
GALLERY/STOOP/CAFE

11am-12:30pm
Drive-In Movie: The Way Things Go &OK Go!
Join us for films and a hands-on art activities! The Way Things Go (1987) is an art film created by the Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss. The film shows what happens when their 80-100 feet structure made of ordinary objects (or readymade sculptures) is set into motion creating a series of chain reactions. OK Go is a band originally from Chicago, IL that has earned considerable fame for their creative but often low-budget music videos inspired by Rube Goldberg. Accompanying the film and music videos will be an interactive project inspired by Fischli and Weiss and OK Go. Using recycled materials, the activity will involve creating our own machines out of cardboard boxes, dominos, marbles, and balloons. 
BALLROOM

11am-1pm
Digital Remix Educational Activity: Shadow Puppets & Animation
TV STUDIO / CAFE

11:30am-12:30pm
Sign Language Workshop with Helen Keller Services for the Blind, Brooklyn
STOOP

This workshop is in partnership with Helen Keller Services For The Blind

12:30pm
Tour of the Handmade Abstract Exhibition
BRIC's Gallery Educator, Lia Monti, will give a tour of the current gallery show which highlights the work of 13 artists bringing new relevance to the language of abstraction.
GALLERY

Art-Making Activity: Paper Bag Puppets 
SWING SPACE

1-1:45pm
Family Dance Class with LAVA
BALLROOM

1:30-3:30pm
Make A Scene!
TV STUDIO/CAFE

1:30-4pm
Minecaft Gaming Meet-Up
MEDIA CENTER

2-3pm
Live Music: EMEFE
The band EMEFE was started with one purpose: to create an unparalleled live experience around his original music. Already garnering a reputation as a great live act, they recently released a new studio record called EMEFE, a concept album debuting the band's fearless funk-pop music in an unparalleled listening experience. EMEFE presents beats that are across between Fela Kuti and Prince; andvocals reminiscent of the Talking Heads' candor and the Beach Boys' lushness; all with a unique pop sensibility.
STOOP

2-4pm
Dance Party with Baby Loves Disco!
Move your family dance party from the living room to the BRIC House Ballroom and dance it out! Baby Love Disco presents after­noon dance paries fea­tur­ing real music spun and mixed by real djs blend­ing clas­sic disco tunes from the 70s, & 80s with today’s hottest dance tunes that creates a child-proof dis­co for tod­dlers, pre-schoolers, and par­ents look­ing to let loose!
BALLROOM

This program was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant #MA-10-15-0423-15; and by BRIC House Parties sponsor, ConEdison.

 

Special thanks to FLOR.  

    

 

Venue Information:

BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough.

BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities. The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Nia I'man Smith at nsmith@BRICartsmedia.org or 718.683.5986.