Community

BAM is the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas. To that end, BAM places a special emphasis on its commitment to the community. From discounted tickets and transportation for special needs groups to opportunities for local arts organizations and businesses, BAM is committed to strengthening its various business and cultural partnerships–and the BAM Cultural District and Brooklyn overall.

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For Artists and Arts Organizations
Professional Development Program
 
Professional Development Program
 

The BAM Professional Development Program provides professional development training and deeply discounted theater and rehearsal studio rental to an annual selection of Brooklyn nonprofit arts organizations.

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Environmental Initiatives
 

BAM is undertaking environmentally conscious initiatives in many areas.

 
 
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BAM Fisher
 
BAM Fisher was built with the Community in mind.
 
 
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Ticket Assistance 
 
Ticket Assistance 

BAM makes it a priority to ensure that ticket price is not an obstacle to attendance. The Ticket Assistance Program (TAP) provides free tickets for BAM events to organizations serving underserved families and at-risk youth, bringing thousands of people annually to events such as DanceAfrica, the BAMkids Film Festival, and many others.

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Student Rush
 

BAM offers full and part-time students $10 tickets to available live performances.

 
 
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Annual Community Programs
Community Programs
R&B Festival at MetroTech
Jun—Aug
 
R&B Festival at MetroTech
Jun—Aug
 
This free outdoor summer concert series in Downtown Brooklyn features an eclectic roster of rhythm and blues artists.
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Kids
BAMboo!
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
 
BAMboo!
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
 

Celebrate Halloween with BAMboo!, featuring music performances, a bounce house, candy giveaways, a costume contest, and more. 

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Community Programs
Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2013
Jan 18—Jan 21, 2013
 
Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2013
Jan 18—Jan 21, 2013
 

Come share the dream at New York City’s largest celebration of the civil rights leader, featuring a keynote speaker Harry Belafonte, musical performances, and a simulcast of the 57th presidential inauguration.

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For Seniors 65+
Community Programs
Senior Cinema
 
Senior Cinema
 

In this monthly repertory film series at BAM Rose Cinemas, Senior Cinema offers free admission to moviegoers 65 years and older, with complimentary popcorn and soda.

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For Seniors 65+ 
Senior Cinema Bus 
 
BAM values its senior audience members and wants to ensure that a lack of transportation is not an obstacle to attending Senior Cinema screenings. Organizations that serve seniors can apply for a chartered bus or van. Subject to availability.
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For Seniors 65+ 
Senior Rush Tickets 
 
Senior Rush Tickets 
Audience members aged 65 and over have access to discounted tickets, subject to availability. Enjoy first-run movies, as well as films from BAMcinématek’s repertory program, for only $9. Seniors can attend mainstage theater, dance, music, and opera performances for just $10. Call BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 (starting at 3pm the day of a show) to confirm availability.
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For Seniors 65+ 
Discounted Membership for Seniors 
 
At just $60, seniors enjoy all the benefits of a Friends of BAM membership at a discounted price.
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BAM about Brooklyn
BAM about Brooklyn 
We're all about Brooklyn 
 
BAM about Brooklyn encourages audiences to explore Brooklyn’s emerging and diverse art scene by featuring events at venues throughout Brooklyn. BAM has partnered with DJ Moni, Chez Bushwick, the Sackett Group, BRIC Studio, the Brooklyn International Film Festival, and many other venues.
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Brooklyn Flea
Weekends year-round
 
Brooklyn Flea
Weekends year-round
 
The Brooklyn Flea features hundreds of top vendors selling antique and repurposed furniture; vintage clothing; collectibles and antiques; a curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers; and delicious food. Visit on Saturdays in Fort Greene and Sundays in Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn Book Festival
Every September
 
Brooklyn Book Festival
Every September
 
Attracting book lovers of all ages, the festival boasts five outdoor stages and an expansive outdoor marketplace includes booksellers, publishers, and literary organizations.
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Community Partners
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Community Partners 
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. 
 
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. 
BAM partners with the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in its efforts to improve the quality of life of people living and working in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood. The residency program coordinates with DanceAfrica, culminating in a mainstage presentation by students. Every spring BAM helps 200 or more young people, ages 6 to 18, explore the culture of Africa and its diaspora, as represented by the festival’s visiting dance or music ensemble.
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Community Partners 
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership 
 
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership 
BAM works closely with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, a nonprofit organization that coordinates economic development activities and ensures implementation of public and private development projects in Downtown Brooklyn. In addition to its efforts to improve community identity, business opportunity, and transportation, the Partnership helps advance the development of cultural venues and public spaces in the BAM Cultural District.
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Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance 
 
Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance 
The Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance (DBAA) is a coalition connecting Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural organizations, communicating their impact on the neighborhood, and serving in the interests of local artist communities. DBAA addresses a multitude of issues that affect artists, including the creative economy, education, housing, social services, quality of life, and health and wellness.
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Community Partners 
Fulton Area Business Alliance 
 
Fulton Area Business Alliance 
The Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB) is a Business Improvement District addressing the needs of merchants along Fulton Street from Rockwell Place to Classon Avenue and all streets facing Fulton (including Lafayette, Greene, and Putnam Avenues). BAM participates in the FAB by programming in outdoor spaces within the district to directly benefit businesses and the thousands of residents of the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods.
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Community Partners 
651 Arts 
 
651 Arts 
BAM is a community partner with 651 Arts, a major developer, producer, and presenter dedicated to deepening awareness of and appreciation for contemporary performing arts and culture of the African Diaspora. Established in 1988, 651 Arts was conceived by the Majestic Theater Advisory Committee, a group of community leaders in the arts, and representatives of BAM, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Borough President’s Office.
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Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership 
 
Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership 
BAM partners with the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership to bring cultural programming to Myrtle Avenue. Past events include Move about Myrtle, Afro-Punk Block Party, and Brooklyn Urban Arts Market, featuring live music, local artisans, and food from Myrtle Avenue restaurants.
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