Spend a summer day in Prospect Park and soak up the sights and sounds of Brooklyn’s diverse communities at the first Brooklyn Roots Festival. The family-friendly event celebrates the traditional arts of Brooklyn’s immigrant communities with an afternoon of dance and drumming performances, storytelling, puppetry and interactive activities. It’s a collaboration… Read More >The post Celebrate the Folk and Immigrant Traditions of Brooklyn With Performances in Prospect Park appeared first on Brownstoner.
Boost the arts in Brooklyn and find some art to deck your walls at the Brooklyn Arts Council’s art sale and benefit this month. The annual event, AccessArt, is a chance to eat, drink and mingle while purchasing paintings, photographs, drawings, prints and mixed-media works from Brooklyn artists. All the art… Read More >The post Snag Some Affordable Art at the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Annual Art Sale appeared first on Brownstoner.
J’Ouvert, the festival that brings a Carnival-like atmosphere to Brooklyn’s pre-daybreak streets each summer before the West Indian Day Parade, is fast approaching. At Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch, you’ll be able to learn more about the festival’s origins, its artistry and have a chance to take in the art… Read More >The post Learn About the History and Artistry of J’Ouvert at Brooklyn Public Library appeared first on Brownstoner.
The Brooklyn Arts Council is marking their 50th year, and they’re continuing the celebration with music this Fourth of July weekend. As a part of the larger International African Arts Festival at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene, the BAC will host National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow Sidiki Conde… Read More >The post Explore the Music of the African Diaspora With the Brooklyn Arts Council This Fourth of July appeared first on Brownstoner.
Celebrate 50 years of advocacy for the arts in the borough with the Brooklyn Arts Council and an evening of food, drinks, and camaraderie. On May 18, the Brooklyn Arts Council will host “Alive With Art”, an event that will honor three community members who have supported cultural growth in Brooklyn.… Read More >The post Celebrate 50 Years of the Brooklyn Arts Council at “Alive With Art” appeared first on Brownstoner.