2:00PM | FREE DAYTIME ACTIVITIES
8:00PM | Dance Party feat. Ralph McDaniels Video Music Box and special guests $10 Adv / $13 Door
For some, it’s Eat Sleep Break Beat—life is all about the fundamentals of hip hop: break dance, DJ, graffiti art, and rap. Daytime activities include Protest Song Karaoke (a chance to sing your songs of protest) and screenings of street dance from YAK Films, followed by live dance performances throughout BRIC House. Hip hop pioneer Ralph McDaniels, creator of the groundbreaking public access TV show, Video Music Box, will be spinning the turntables and playing videos from back in the day, plus performances by Dres (Black Sheep), Crooklyn Dodgers’ Special Ed and more, and a celebration of Biggie Smalls to close out the night!
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Want to know why there is green goo or large monster hands on the gallery wall or where to find the hidden donkey? Come and explore the Art into Music exhibition through a scavenger hunt! The hunt is for all ages and self-guided so that BRIC visitors can take part throughout the day.
Street Studio/Mural Painting
Stop by and add your voice and sounds to a collaborative mix created live by Found Sound Nation’s Jeremy Thal, and your mark to the developing painting on BRIC’s walls by Brazilian street artist Ananda Nahú.
FREE | SWING SPACE/MAIN HALLWAY
An animated digital activity involving sound and images, engaging visitors of all ages to create musical instruments with which to perform in front of a green screen. Background images will then be activated by the sounds created by these handmade instruments.
FREE | 1st FLOOR TELEVISION STUDIO
Family Dance Class: Commercial Hip-Hop
This class is a combination of hip-hop, street jazz, pop, and club moves. Students will be introduced to syncopated rhythms, body isolations and classic jazz/hip-hop moves. The class is high energy and will make you feel that you are on stage dancing behind your favorite pop artist. Open to all levels and ages. Taught by Desiree Monplaisir, instructor at The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center.
FREE | BALLROOM
Another Protest Song: Karaoke with a Message
Come put the protest back into hip hop with artists Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere. Audience members are invited onstage to reinvigorate the politically-minded messages of groups like Public Enemy to Fight the Power with their own voices.
FREE | STOOP
Tell Your Voting Story
When and where was your first time at the booth? Have you ever come up against barriers to voting? Vote, It Ain't Illegal Yet! is a new film, music, and spoken word celebration of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965 commissioned and produced by BRIC for Celebrate Brooklyn!, and directed by author and filmmaker Nelson George (Brooklyn Boheme). This ambitious artistic exploration of American polls yesterday and today will feature a host of musicians, actors and activists, and we want YOU to be a part of it too. Come share your story with Nelson!
Brooklyn Free Speech Screening: Accessing Hip Hop
Hosted by Amar Taborn of The Love We World Tour, join as we screen shows created by Brooklyn's community producers. Featuring: Visual Caffeine by Pedro and Cassandra Solar, showcasing hip hop with a focus on graffiti art and Bboy culture; The DJ Cool Clyde Show and DJ Cisco, focusing on hip hop's roots and its positive connection to community; and MultiHop, highlighting international hip hop with a focus on Japan, by SidLocks.
FREE | BALLROOM
Dubspot Presents: DJ Tech | From Old School to New School
Dubspot instructors Reborn and OP! will be discussing and demonstrating the evolution of DJing and DJ technology. This workshop will include an interactive element where audience members will be invited to help demonstrate topics discussed. Learn about DJing and get insight into the new technology available!
FREE | STOOP
YAK FILMS Screening and Dance Performance
YAK FILMS is an international production team whose work with urban dance began with the legendary TURF FEINZ crew from Oakland, CA, innovators of the TURF dancing style. Today the name YAK is synonymous with a unique style of street-based documentation of the global dance movement. At its core, YAK is a visual wrecking crew that uses video, music and dance to share the talents of young people around the world - and elevate and inspire the masses.
FREE | STOOP & GALLERY
Dance Party: Ralph McDaniels and Special Guests
Hip hop pioneer Ralph McDaniels, creator of the groundbreaking public access TV show, Video Music Box, will be spinning the turntables and playing videos from back in the day, plus performances by Dres from Black Sheep, Crooklyn Dodgers’ Special Ed and more, and a celebration of Biggie Smalls to close out the night!
$10 ADV/$13 DOOR | BALLROOM
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.