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House Party: Happy Birthday to Us!

A family-friendly house party with art-making, live performances, and much more to celebrate BRIC's 40th year. 

Date

Sat, Sep 15, 2018 | 12-5PM

Cost

FREE W/ RSVP

Location

BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Brooklyn’s best family house parties continue with fun and interactive activities that encourage creativity and discovery. Hands on art-making, gaming and technology exploration, storytelling and live performances all culminate in a raucous dance party for all ages.

BRIC is turning 40, and we’re throwing a party! Join us for an afternoon of celebration featuring art-making, live performances, and other activities highlighting the artistic and cultural diversity that makes BRIC a fun place to gather with friends and strangers alike. The day will culminate in an all-ages dance party, presented by Party Like Brooklyn, Baby.

SCHEDULE (Continually Updated)

   
12-5pm

Event Sponsor Table: Ask a Doctor!
Stop by our event sponsor table, where real doctors from NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital will be answering your questions and giving out special treats and more!
BOX OFFICE in HALLWAY

   
12-5pm

Scavenger Hunt
Learn about BRIC’s incredible history through our building-wide scavenger hunt!  
GALLERY, HALLWAY, PROJECT ROOM, MEDIA CENTER, BALLROOM, ARTIST STUDIO

   

12-3pm

Art-Making Activity 1: Put on Your Party Hat!
We’re in the birthday spirit and we hope you are, too! Create your own birthday party hat and wear it to celebrate with us all day long.

Art-Making Activity 2: Light It Up! The Art of the Paper Lantern
Create fun and beautiful paper lanterns to hang throughout your home or use for an upcoming celebration!

Art-Making Activity 3: Playful Piñatas
Make your own mini piñata, then stay for the dance party when we pull open a big one and reveal what’s inside! 

BALLROOM

   
12-4:30pm

Digital Remix Educational Activity: Animated Party              
You will animate a festive scene of people dancing, playing games, and enjoying themselves at a birthday party.
TV STUDIO/ CAFE

   
12-4pm

Printmaking: Birthday Cards for Someone Special!
Learn the art of linoleum prints while creating a beautiful birthday card for a friend or family member.
SWING SPACE

   

12-4:30pm

The Reading Room
Hang out in the Reading Room for quiet puzzles, games, drawing, and your favorite books from our friends at the Brooklyn Public Library. A book mobile will be on site to browse reading selections.
ARTIST STUDIO

   
12:30-3:30pm

Ready, Set, Action!
Learn the basics of creating a simple television news show, including lighting, directing, camera work, and being on-air!
STUDIO B

   
1-1:45pm

A Performance by The Knights
Join us for an intimate chamber performance with BRIC Artists-in-Residence, The Knights, a GRAMMY nominated, Brooklyn-based orchestral collective dedicated to transforming the concert experience. Led by brothers Colin and Eric Jacobsen, and flexible in size and repertory, The Knights engage listeners and defy boundaries with programs that showcase the players’ roots in the classical tradition and passion for musical discovery. The Knights are proud to bring their Home Season to BRIC for a third year, partnering to grow orchestral music in Brooklyn. The Knights are Artists-in-Residence at BRIC, rehearsing works that will be performed at BRIC House and elsewhere and engaging with the Brooklyn community. This residency at BRIC is part of The Knights' ongoing NYC residencies program, a three-year initiative funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help them connect even more closely with their home community.
STOOP

   
2-2:30pm

Performance by Baba Israel + Yako 440
Long-time collaborators Baba Israel and Yako 440 will light up the afternoon with a performance blending hip-hop, spoken word, and theater.
STOOP

   
2:30-5pm

Minecraft Meet-Up!
Place blocks and go on adventures by playing everyone's favorite game on your own or against others.
MEDIA CENTER

   
2:45 - 3:30pm


Brooklyn Music School Showcase
Join us on the Stoop for musical performances from our friends at the Brooklyn Music School featuring the groups Roc and the Groove Ensemble. 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

   
3:30-5pm

Family Dance Party with Party Like Brooklyn, Baby!
Move your family dance party from the living room to the BRIC House Ballroom and dance it out! Party Like Brooklyn, Baby 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.