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BRIC Family /

House Party: 2020 Visions

Celebrate the new decade with us as we explore our hopes for the future and how we can be a stronger community.

Date

SAT, JAN 25, 2020 | 12-5PM 

Cost

FREE w/ RSVP

Location

BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Welcome to the future! During our 2020 Visions House Party, families come together to explore citizenship and envision the future that we want to see. Join us for futuristic art and media activities and exciting live performances. As always, stick around for our family dance party led by FamAJam! 

SCHEDULE (Continually Updated):

  ART & MEDIA ACTIVITIES: 12-3:30PM
12-3pm

Art Activity 1: D.I.Y. Robots
Create your own AI inspired robot using recycled materials and LED lights.  How will your robot help the world in 2020

Art Activity 2: Future Fashion
Create wearable colorful translucent eyewear, medallions or anything else that you can see through to give a new perspective.

Art Activity 3: Community Mural
What do you imagine can improve your community in 2020?  Contribute to our collaborative Brooklyn mural.

BALLROOM

   
12-3:30pm

Printmaking 
New decade / new ideas: Learn relief printmaking techniques to design your own campaign for 2020

SWING SPACE

   
12-5pm

Event Sponsor: Industry City
Visit Industry City's pop-up activation! 


BOX OFFICE 

   

12:30-2:30pm

Papermaking Workshop: Valentines to Our Future Selves
Present Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donné artist Candy Gonzalez will be leading a papermaking workshop open to all ages. Gonzalez will work with participants to create paper valentines to our future selves.

ARTIST STUDIO

   
12:30-3:30pm

Stop-Motion Animation
Learn the basics of stop motion animation by creating your own futuristic world.


TV STUDIO (1ST FLOOR) 

   
12:30-3:30pm

Podcasting 
What do you plan to accomplish in the new year? Share your ideas with the community and let the world know your plans. 

STUDIO B (2ND FLOOR)

   
  PERFORMANCES ON THE STOOP 
1:30-2pm

Strings N Skins
Strings N Skins celebrates their Caribbean, Latin American and African heritage through the dynamic and explosive blend of the violin and the djembe. Founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2015 by vocalist and percussionist Okai and Latin Grammy Award Winner violinist Luisa Bastidas, Strings N Skins is not your average band. SnS is a band not just happy, it is also intense, irreverent, and empowered. Their purpose is that by educating our minds and embracing our roots we can take control and live with dignity and love. 

STOOP

   
2:45-3:30pm

Brooklyn Music School

Enjoy the sounds of the Arts Reaching Youth (ARY) rock bands.

The Brooklyn Music School is a community school for the performing arts, and has stayed true to their heritage of building communities through the joy and appreciation of music


STOOP

   
  DANCE PARTY
3:30-5pm

Family Dance Party with FamAJam!
Move your family dance party from the living room to the BRIC House Ballroom and dance it out! FamAJam presents an after­noon dance party 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

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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.