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.
From how we grow our food to how we treat our neighbors, everything on this planet is connected! Through art-making, live performances, and more, join us as we explore the different ecosystems of our lives, and what we can do to better care for one another and the place we call home. The day will culminate in a chance to dance together at an all-ages dance party, presented by Party Like Brooklyn, Baby.
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
Share Love: Button Making
We often wear buttons to let others know what we care about, so let’s make buttons to show the love that we have for our planet and for one another.
Art Activity: Plant-iful Posters
Using nature as inspiration and material, we will paint posters with messages of why we love Brooklyn, and what we can do to make it a better place for everyone.
We’re All Connected: A Map!
From where we go to school and play, to what we eat, we are all connected to the earth and to one another. Help make a map showing how we impact one another in our everyday lives!
Digital Remix Art Activity: The Root of It All
You will animate a scene showing how an everyday object is made, from its origins as a natural material to its final form that we use every day.
Printmaking: My Brooklyn Is…
Create a beautiful print that shows everyone what Brooklyn means to you!
Learn about Mary Mattingly’s exhibition, What Happens After, through our scavenger hunt!
GALLERY, PROJECT ROOM, HALLWAY
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.
Ready, Set, Action!
Learn the basics of creating a simple television news show, including lighting, directing, camera work, and being on-air!
Ladies of Hip Hop
Join the Ladies of Hip Hop for an interactive dance performance and workshop! Ladies of Hip Hop provides girls and women with space to express, learn and share their voice through Hip-Hop arts.
LeFrae Sci & Groove Diplomacy
Renowned percussionist LeFrae Sci and her band Groove Diplomacy will light up the Stoop with an energetic musical performance. LaFrae Sci is an internationally sought composer, drummer and educator who worked as a youth ensemble leader for Jazz at Lincoln Center for 8 years, and is also a founding teaching member of the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in N.Y.C.
Place blocks and go on adventures by playing everyone's favorite game on your own or against others.
Performances by the Brooklyn Music School featuring the Adult Orchestra and the Jump Jazz 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.
All Age 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 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 disco for toddlers, preschoolers, and parents looking to let loose!
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. **In accordance with the Key to NYC mandate, please note that this event will require proof of vaccination for entry. View our full COVID-19 safety protocals here.**
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 Emma Osmundson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718.683.9350.