Black Brooklyn Renaissance

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Click here for the Community Calendar. PAST EVENTS:

december

Sunday, December 12, 3-5pm, Book Signing 5-5:30pm 
Intergenerations: Randy Weston Trio with Special Guest Ayanda Clarke
Co-Presented by the Brooklyn Museum and BAC

November

Sunday, November 21, 2-4pm 
The Brooklyn School of Black Visual Artists 
Presented by BAC in conjunction with MOCADA and Artcurian

Friday, November 19, 9-10:30pm, Doors at 8pm
Word Is Brooklyn
 
Presented by BAC in cooperation with City Lore, which is supported by National Endowment for the Arts

Friday, November 12, 7:30-9:30m 
Brooklyn: The Gospel Borough
 
Presented by BAC

Thursday, November 4, 6:30-8pm 
Workshop: Learning to Listen to Gospel Music
Presented by BAC

october

Saturday, October 23, 11am-7pm 
The Black Brooklyn Renaissance Conference and Concert
 
Presented by BAC and the Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College with support from The New York Council for the Humanities and Eleanor Archie

Saturday, October 9, 2010 - January 5, 2011 
Carnival Masqueraders in Brooklyn
 
Presented by Skylight Gallery with support from BAC

Saturday, October 9, 7:30-10pm 
Intergenerations: Dance Kings of Black Brooklyn
 
Presented by BAC in cooperation with Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts

Saturday, October 2, 10am-6pm 
Amateur Night at the Apollo: Brooklyn Night Auditions
 Presented in conjunction with Brooklyn Arts Council

Friday, September 24, 2010 - January 14, 2011
Otto Neals & Emmett Wigglesworth: Kindred Spirits Forging Forward
 Presented by BAC Gallery

september

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - December 4, 2011 
Wheels Within Wheels: Paintings and Works on Paper by Abstract-Expressionist Painter, Poet Danny Simmons
 
Presented by Tabla Rasa Gallery

august

Wednesday, August 4, 7:30pm 
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents The Robert Glasper Experiment with Special Guests Q-Tip and Bilal Jose James' Blackmagic
 
Presented by Lincoln Center Out of Doors in partnership with BAC

July

Saturday, July 31 - September 30,
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday 1-6pm 
Eyewitness: Beautiful Black Brooklyn (Photo Exhibition)
 
Presented by Skylight Gallery with support from BAC

Thursday, July 29, 9-11pm; 8:30pm: Doors 
Intergenerations: Toshi Reagon and Friends
 
Presented by BAC with support from American Express and the Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust

Saturday, July 17, 8:00pm: Doors; 8:30pm: Films
Brooklyn Transformations (Outdoor Film Screening)
 
Presented by Rooftop Films in cooperation with BAC's Scene: Brooklyn program

Saturday, July 3, 4-9pm 
Emancipation Day Celebration at Weeksville Heritage Center
Presented by Weeksville Heritage Center with support from BAC

Friday, July 2 - Monday July 5, 10am-9pm (Rain or shine) 
39th Annual International African Arts Festival (IAAF)
 
Presented by IAAF with support from BAC


june

Saturday, June 19, 8pm-midnight (Rain Date: June 20) 
Juneteenth Celebration at 227 Abolitionist Place
 
Presented by Friends of 227 Abolitionist Place with support from BAC

Thursday, June 17, 6-8pm 
Preserving the Parade: Documenting the West Indian American Labor Day Carnival
 
Presented by BAC in cooperation with West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) and CLCC with support from Carver Federal Savings Bank

Saturday, June 12, Noon-6pm 
21st Annual Tribute to Our Ancestors of the Middle Passage
 
Presented by The People of the Sun Middle Passage Collective and Medgar Evers

Saturday, June 5, 2-5:30pm 
Black Brooklyn Drum Call
 
Presented by BAC in cooperation with Brooklyn Public Library

may

Saturday, May 22, 10am-4pm 
BAM DanceAfrica Pre-Opening Activities
 
Presented by Weeksville Heritage Center in collaboration with Brooklyn Academy of Music and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation with documentation support from BAC

Friday, May 21 & Saturday, May 22, 8pm 
lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will wrestle heaven, rain will break: gukurahundi
 
Presented by 651 Arts with support from BAC and American Express

Friday, May 14 & Saturday May 15, 6:30-8pm 
Foly: African Dance Master Classes
 
Presented by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation with support from BAC

Tuesday, May 11, 6pm 
Making Do The Right Thing
 
Presented by BAC as part of Scene: Brooklyn, Independent Film and Media Arts series

april

Thursday, April 29, 6-8:30pm 
Jazz Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
 
Presented by Brooklyn Historical Society in conjunction with Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium's 11th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival with support from BAC

Thursday, April 22, 7pm 
Cal Massey Jazz Tribute
 
Presented by the H. Wiley Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College and Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium with support from BAC

Thursday, April 15, 9-Midnight 
Hip Hop Hybrids of Brooklyn
 
Presented by BAC with support from American Express

Wednesday, April 7, 5:30-9pm 
Icons of Brooklyn Jazz
 
Presented by Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium with support from BAC and American Express

march

Thursday, March 25, 7pm 
Kamau Brathwaite at the 10th National Black Writers-Conference
 
National Black Writers-Conference with support from BAC

Wednesday, March 17, 6:30-8:30pm 
Rites and Ceremonies of the Brooklyn African Diaspora
 
Presented by BAC in conjunction with Brooklyn Historical Society

Wednesday, March 3, 7-10pm 
African Dance/ Brooklyn Style Symposium
 
Presented by BAC and hosted by Urban Bush Women

february

Sunday, February 28, 2-5pm 
African Dance/ Brooklyn Style
 
Presented by BAC

Friday, February 11 & Saturday, February 12, Doors at 8pm
Black Brooklyn Renaissance: The New Generation
 
Co-Presented by BAC and BAMcafe Live

Wednesday, February 9, 7:30pm 
Amateur Night at the Apollo: Brooklyn Night

Co-presented by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) and the Apollo Theater

january

Sunday, January 30, 2-5pm 
Voices of the Elders
 
Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) in cooperation with Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy