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BAMcinématek
 
BAMcinématek
 

BAMcinématek presents classic films, premieres, festivals, and retrospectives, with appearances by filmmakers, actors, and critics.

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DanceMotion USA (sm)
Apr—Nov
 
DanceMotion USA (sm)
Apr—Nov
 
A showcase of contemporary American dance abroad, DanceMotion USA (sm) serves as a gateway for cultural exchange. DanceMotion USA (sm) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State.
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R&B Festival at MetroTech
Jun 5—Aug 7, 2014
 
R&B Festival at MetroTech
Jun 5—Aug 7, 2014
 

BAM kicks off the summer with its free lunchtime concert series at MetroTech Commons. The outdoor summer series features an eclectic roster of legendary trailblazers and emerging musical visionaries of R&B and world music.

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2014 Next Wave Festival
Sep 9—Dec 20, 2014
 
2014 Next Wave Festival
Sep 9—Dec 20, 2014
 

The 2014 Next Wave Festival showcases the very best in contemporary performance, plus artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film.

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Nonesuch Records at BAM
Sep 9—Sep 28, 2014
 
Nonesuch Records at BAM
Sep 9—Sep 28, 2014
 

 With a shared dedication to connecting artists across genres, BAM and Nonesuch have cultivated the work of many performers in this landmark festival that celebrates the influential label's 50 years.

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Theater
National Theatre Live
Sep 20, 2014—Jun 30, 2015
 
National Theatre Live
Sep 20, 2014—Jun 30, 2015
 

Filmed performances and broadcasts of plays come to BAM Rose Cinemas in high definition from London’s National Theatre.

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Community Programs
BAMboo! for Halloween
Every October
 
BAMboo! for Halloween
Every October
 
BAM’s annual Halloween extravaganza brings out Brooklyn’s best trick-or-treaters for an afternoon of festivities featuring live music, roaming entertainers, a puppet show, games, and more! From candy giveaways to costume contests, kids of all ages can enjoy the free activities and neighborhood good times at BAM’s spooky block party. Occurs annually on October 31st.
 
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BAMcafé Live
 
BAMcafé Live
 

BAMcafé Live features a diverse mix of performances in BAM's Lepercq Space for free. Since 1999, it has served as a career launchpad for many new artists and an intimate performance home for established artists.

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BAMcafé Live
 
BAMcafé Live
 

BAMcafé Live features a diverse mix of performances in BAM's Lepercq Space for free. Since 1999, it has served as a career launchpad for many new artists and an intimate performance home for established artists.

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BAMcinemaFest
 
BAMcinemaFest
 

BAMcinemaFest presents the most dynamic new work from cinema's brightest up-and-coming talents, featuring filmmaker Q&As, special repertory screenings, outdoor screenings, live music, and much more.

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BAMkids Film Festival
 
BAMkids Film Festival
 

Pint-size cinephiles can catch up on the best in children's films at the annual BAMkids Film Festival. Geared for all ages, the festival includes discussions with filmmakers to spark critical thinking.

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Travel
BAMtravel 2014 Tour
Jun 21—Jun 26, 2014
 
BAMtravel 2014 Tour
Jun 21—Jun 26, 2014
 

Experience true cultural adventure and world-class performances with BAMtravel.

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Get It Out There: Comedy by BAM & IFC
 
Get It Out There: Comedy by BAM & IFC
 

BAM and IFC join forces to present a new comedy showcase that allows comics to experiment recklessly.

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Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

This annual celebration is New York City’s largest public tribute to Dr. King’s life and vision, and includes speakers, music performances, and art exhibits.

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The Met: Live in HD
 
The Met: Live in HD
 

Experience the thrill of live, high-definition transmissions of Met Opera performances.

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TransCultural Express
 
TransCultural Express
 

BAM  partners with the Mikhail Prokhorov Fund for a series of multidisciplinary events promoting cultural exchange between American and Russian artists and audiences.

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Winter/Spring Season
 
Winter/Spring Season
 

BAM's Winter/Spring Season runs from January through June and includes theater, dance, and music, including the annual DanceAfrica celebration, plus BAMcafé Live, artist talks, exhibitions, and literary events.

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Past Programs
Past Programs
The Bridge Project
Jan 3, 2009—Mar 4, 2012
 
The Bridge Project
Jan 3, 2009—Mar 4, 2012
 

The Bridge Project, a three-year transatlantic partnership between BAM, The Old Vic , and Neal Street, staged five stellar international productions.

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Music
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Apr 25—Apr 27, 2013
 
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Apr 25—Apr 27, 2013
 
The Roots, Solange, and TV on the Radio headline this year’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, the genre-spanning festival featuring music, short films with original scores, and a late-night dance party.
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DanceAfrica
 
DanceAfrica
 

DanceAfrica is a vibrant annual celebration of African and African-American dance, music, and culture, featuring performances, master classes, a film series, a dance party, and the one-and-only DanceAfrica bazaar.

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Eat, Drink & Be Literary
 
Eat, Drink & Be Literary
 

A unique series for sophisticated writers and readers, Eat, Drink & Be Literary brings major contemporary authors to BAMcafé for intimate readings and engaging discussions.

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On Truth (and Lies)
Sep 22—Nov 17, 2013
 
On Truth (and Lies)
Sep 22—Nov 17, 2013
 

What is the truth? Simon Critchley presents a new conversation series that encourages audiences to abandon their convictions at the door and explore the ambiguity of reality.

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Pride Month at BAM
Jun 13—Jun 30, 2013
 
Pride Month at BAM
Jun 13—Jun 30, 2013
 

Pride gets a Brooklyn edge this June with a multi-arts party; free comedy; two New York premiere films; and a special Anna Nicole Smith parade float.

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RadioLoveFest
Jun 4—Jun 8, 2014
 
RadioLoveFest
Jun 4—Jun 8, 2014
 

WNYC takes up residence in BAM venues to reimagine some of public radio’s most treasured programs as live, theatrical engagements.

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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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Past Programs
¡Sí Cuba! Festival
Mar—Jun, 2011
 
¡Sí Cuba! Festival
Mar—Jun, 2011
 
¡Sí Cuba! celebrated the rich artistic vitality of Cuba through films, concerts, discussions, and more. In 2011, 14 New York institutions, led by BAM, convened for a festival showcasing the diversity of Cuban culture from the traditional to the modern.
 
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2013 Next Wave Festival
Sep 17—Dec 22, 2013
 
2013 Next Wave Festival
Sep 17—Dec 22, 2013
 

The 2013 Next Wave Festival showcases the very best in contemporary performance, plus artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film.

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Unbound
Sep 10, 2013—Mar 3, 2014
 
Unbound
Sep 10, 2013—Mar 3, 2014
 

BAM partners with independent Fort Greene favorite Greenlight Bookstore to bring two of today’s most renowned authors to Brooklyn for the exclusive national launch of their latest works.

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