Atlantic Ave. Photo: by Rachel Ash
BOOK YOUR SPACE FOR WALKING TOURS OF THE BOROUGH'S ARAB NEIGHBORHOODS.
The Brooklyn Maqam Arab Music Festival
drew many of its talented musicians and its inspiration from two thriving Arab neighborhoods in Brooklyn: Atlantic Avenue and Bay Ridge.
Music is part of the ebb and flow of neighborhood life, part of cultural happenings that also include foodways, religion, material objects, and meeting places. In New York, music is place-based: locale influences your listening experience. As the weather warms, we invite you to come out for a few hours to tour Atlantic Avenue and Bay Ridge with us, to get a better sense of the streetscapes that compose Arab culture in Brooklyn.
Tours take place on Saturday, May 10th from noon to 3:00pm and Saturday, May 17 from noon to 3:00pm
. We are charging a nominal $15 fee that will cover food, sweets, coffee, tea, and other samples at various tour stops. To reserve your spot, follow the "Learn more" links below.
about the Atlantic Ave
about the Bay Ridge
Brooklyn Maqam Cultural Walking Tours are made possible by American Express®. Use the card to eat and shop along the way as you experience Brooklyn?s Arab neighborhoods and cultures.
BAC Folk Arts is sponsored by Con Edison.
Additional support is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Brooklyn Delegations of the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York City Council and its Brooklyn Delegation.