BRIC Family /

House Party: Imagination Island

Ignite your imagination with stories, arts, and games from global island cultures.


Sat, Apr 7, 2018 | 12-5PM




BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Brooklyn’s best daytime family parties continue! Hands-on art making, gaming and technology exploration, storytelling, and live performances all culminate in a raucous dance party for all ages!

For our April House Party, ignite your imagination with stories, arts, and games from global island cultures.

SCHEDULE (Continually Updated):

12-5pm Scavenger Hunt
Explore the Bordering the Imaginary exhibition in the Gallery of BRIC House in order to complete our scavenger hunt!

Event Sponsor Table: NYU Tandon School of Engineering 
Stop by our event sponsor table and watch a 3D printer from NYU Tandon's MakerSpace create a 3D object throughout the course of the day. There will also be a couple of student projects on view as well. The MakerSpace is a collaborative workspace and lab at NYU Tandon that provides even greater opportunities for students and faculty to engage in innovative and entrepreneurial activities. The space highlights new kinds of iterative, interdisciplinary teamwork using new tools of rapid prototyping and digitally driven production.



Art-Making Activity 1: The Art of the Vèvè
Connect with Haitian culture and create your own version of a handmade Vèvè flag!

Art-Making Activity 2: RaRa!
Whether RaRa or Carnival, Haitian and Dominican peoples celebrate their culture through food, song, dance, and communal gatherings. Create a wearable paper mask that reflects one of the cultures and join in the festivities!

Art-Making Activity 3: Hispaniola Reimagined
Learn what makes the countries of Hispaniola both similar and unique in this activity. Create people, places, and scenery that reflects the cultures of both the Dominican Republic and Haiti in this 3D communal activity. 



Digital Remix Educational Activity: Kompa and Bachata Dance Floor              
Animate a festive scene of people dancing the Kompa and Bachata (traditional dances with Haitian and Dominican roots). Create costumes, instruments, and other scenery to bring the animation to life!

12-4pm Embossed Tin Art
Explore embossed tin foil art inspired by Haitian metalworking that can include scenes of nature, mythical creatures, and everyday life.


A Pop-up Performance by The Knights
Brooklyn orchestral collective The Knights will perform a 15 minute pop-up concert on the stoop featuring two musicians.

12:30-3:30pm Play, Art, and Movement with Family Arts Movement
Join in for whole family fun! Family Arts presents an Imaginative Island Adventure. We'll Create an underwater mural, celebrate the carnival principles of unity and joy, and use our bodies to create borders built with respect and care.

Virtual Reality Experiences with YokeyPokey
YokeyPokey will present a variety of fun, family-friendly virtual reality experiences featuring visual art, deep sea diving, and character play.


Storytelling with Broken Box Mime Theater
Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) celebrates storytelling beyond words with Destination: Everywhere. Set to contemporary music and guided by a speaking emcee, this collection of stories includes visiting a jungle, romping around at a carnival, and a fairytale adventure that won’t be complete without the audience’s help. After the performance, families learn how to mime in a mini-mime workshop with the cast! Destination: Everywhere is a production of BKBXKids!, the family programming wing of BKBX.

1:45-2:15pm Haiti Cultural Exchange presents Fanmi Asoto
In collaboration with BRIC, the Haiti Cultural Exchange will present Fanmi Asòto (Family of the Mother Drum) formed in 2014 to transmit Haitian traditions to future generations, through music, interactive workshops and activities in various aspects of Haitian culture. Haiti Cultural Exchange is a nonprofit organization established to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people.
2:30-5pm Minecraft Meet-Up!
Place blocks and go on adventures by playing everyone's favorite game on your own or against others.
2:45 - 3:30pm
Brooklyn Music School is excited to present performances by their Mentor String Quartet and Rock Band.
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! 


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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.