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House Party: Movers & Shakers

A day to celebrate the people who inspire us—the movers who make change and the shakers who challenge the status quo—from history and today.

Date

Sat, Feb 10, 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 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!

Our February House Party will be a day to celebrate the people who inspire usthe movers who make change and the shakers who challenge the status quo—from history and today.

SCHEDULE (Continually Updated):

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

Event Sponsor Table: NYU Tandon School of Engineering 
Stop by our event sponsor table for virtual reality (VR) demonstrations and receive a free cardboard VR viewer, so you and your family can use VR apps at home.
BOX OFFICE in HALLWAY

   

12-3pm

Art-Making Activity 1: Bold Banners
Taking inspiration from those who set out to change the world, we will decorate banners with phrases and images that motivate us to make the world a better place.

Art-Making Activity 2: Documenting Devices
Throughout history, documentarians have used a variety of devices to capture images and sounds around them. Now, we will try our hand at recreating some of them!

Art-Making Activity 3: Little Coney Island
Coney Island has changed a lot over the years, so let's work together to build a small version that reflects the different people and stories that have shaped it over time. 

BALLROOM

   
12-4:30pm

Digital Remix Educational Activity: Hidden Figures . . .
Drawing inspiration from the story of Hidden Figures, you will animate mathematicians at NASA and shuttles in space that pay tribute to those who made the events possible.

TV STUDIO/ CAFE

   
12-4pm Screen Printing: History Remixed
In the style of visual artist Kehinde Wiley, create self-portraits that mix funky patterns with Victorian-era poses.  
SWING SPACE
   

12:30-3:30pm

Make, Move & Explore with Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)
Our friends at Brooklyn Arts Exchange engage families in movement, art-making, music, and open play.
ARTIST STUDIO

   

12:45-1:15pm

Storytelling Sing-along
Stories Bookshop & Storytelling Lab will lead a storytelling and sing-along session!
STOOP

   
1-4pm

Experience Virtual Reality
YokeyPokey will program three exciting virtual reality experiences for all ages!
STUDIO B

   
1-5pm

UrbanGlass - Open Studios: GLOW
Visit our neighbors, UrbanGlass, upstairs on the 3rd floor for their Open House event! Explore their 17,000 square foot studio, with demonstrations and hands-on activities in glassblowing, neon, and more. More information HERE.
3rd FLOOR

   
1:45-2:15pm Performance by KowTeff African Dance Company
KowTeff  African Dance Company presentation begins with the Era of Emancipation among the Gullah people and retraces their origins in West Africa through recollection and reminiscence. The Gullah, or Geechee - as they are known in Georgia, are a distinctive group of African Americans who live in the Low Country region of South Carolina and Georgia, and are known for preserving more of the African linguistic and cultural heritage than any other African American community in the United States. Gullah storytelling, cuisine, music, folk beliefs, crafts, farming and fishing traditions, etc. all exhibit strong influences from African cultures.
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 is excited to present performances by two of their jazz ensembles and a rock band. 
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.