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Stoop Share

BRIC's Stoop Share program, a community engagement initiative, provides the opportunity to share our unique venue with nonprofit organizations based in the immediate area around BRIC House, especially those groups who do not have a regular venue for public gatherings. Eligible programs must be free, open to the public, and appropriate for an all-ages audience.

View the full schedule of Stoop Share Spring 2020 events here

Stoop Share Program Guidelines:

  • Program will take place on BRIC Stoop.

  • Program can have an audience of up to 100 attendees.

  • Program must be free, open to the public, and appropriate for an all-ages audience.

  • Programs can be up to 2 hours in length, with 1 hour before and 1 hour after for set-up/clean-up.

  • Events must have minimal A/V requirements. BRIC provides one A/V technician, along with mics, projector, and screen.


  • Requests must be for programs offered by a non-profit organization that is based in, or serves, the BRIC House neighborhood.

  • The BRIC House neighborhood is defined as zipcodes 11201, 11205, 11211, 11216, 11217, 11238, 11251.

  • Organizations that have received a Stoop Share are not eligible to re-apply for two years after their program. 

  • Organization must be able to provide adequate staffing for check-in, ushering, or other supervision, to be determined with BRIC staff.

  • Events requiring catering or wine/alcohol service are not eligible for Stoop Share.


BRIC has a limited number of dates and times available per season. If none of the dates and times listed on the application can work for your event, please get in touch directly.


Partners contribute $250 towards event staffing, plus a refundable $250 deposit.

Review Process:

BRIC staff meets regularly to review requests for the upcoming months. If proposals meet the outlined eligibility criteria, they will be honored on a first-come first-served basis, depending on availability.

Application: Please click here to fill out the online application form.

For questions, please contact:

Nia I'man Smith
Community Engagement Associate, BRIC, 718.683.5986

Stoop Share Events: Spring 2020 Schedule

Located on the Stoop at BRIC House unless otherwise noted.

Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership | As Told
SAT, FEB 22 | 2-4PM | BRIC Artist Studio

MABP will host a panel discussion of their recently published book, As Told: Brooklyn Histories. The book is the written companion to their “We are Here” and  “As Told" oral history projects which document the stories of elders in Brooklyn. This program will take place in conjunction with Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership’s Black Artstory programming.


In accordance with the new city guidelines around public health, this events in March and April have been canceled. If you purchased tickets to this event, you will be contacted by end of day Friday, March 20, with further information about refunds. Read more on our blog.

CANCELED: Girl Be Heard | Open Mic 
FRI, MAR 20 | 7-9PM  

Dedicated to “developing, amplifying, and celebrating the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making,” Girl Be Heard will present an Open Mic featuring young women from their program.

CANCELED: Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS)
MON, APR 6 | 7-9PM

Brooklyn Defender Services in collaboration with WITNESS will present an evening of films focusing on immigration rights.

Center for Supportive Schools (CSS) | End of Year Showcase
THU, MAY 21 | 5-7PM 

Center for Supportive Schools will present their annual end of the year showcase featuring the artistic works of students from several CSS sites. Special guest appearance by ICAC Artist in Residence, Najee Omar!

Science Couture | Take Back Fashion!
TUE, JUN 2 | 7-9PM

Science Couture will present “Take Back Fashion,” an event highlighting the relationship between fashion and sustainability. The evening will feature a panel conversation, and several interactive activities designed to have audience members take immediate action towards leading a more sustainable life with their fashion choices.