Community Programs

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 Seniors 65+
Seniors at BAM
 
Seniors at BAM
 

BAM works to make our campus and programming accessible to senior audience members through a number of programs and discounts.

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DanceAfrica at Weeksville Weekend
Classes
DanceAfrica at Weeksville Weekends
Oct 13, 2018—Jun 8, 2019
 
DanceAfrica at Weeksville Weekends
Oct 13, 2018—Jun 8, 2019
 

Experience DanceAfrica at these free community workshops led by BAM teaching artists Farai Malianga and Efeya Sampson.

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Community
BAM 50 State Initiative Art Project
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
 
BAM 50 State Initiative Art Project
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
RAIN OR SHINE!
 

BAM launches a new public art project as part of For Freedoms, an ongoing initiative, founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, to use art as a means to spur greater participation in civic life.

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BAMboo! 2018
Kids
BAMboo!
Wed, Oct 31, 2018
 
BAMboo!
Wed, Oct 31, 2018
 

Start your trick-or-treating off right at this free outdoor Halloween block party. Family-friendly music and mischief kicks off at 4pm!

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ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
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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Black Comix Expo
Community
BAM Black Comix Expo
Sun, Feb 11, 2018
 
BAM Black Comix Expo
Sun, Feb 11, 2018
 

This day-long expo celebrates comics of color, featuring 25 comic exhibitors, panel discussions, a children's art workshop, and a superhero cosplay showcase for fans of all ages.

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Free
BRC at BAMcafe Live
About Our Programs
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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En El Septimo Dia
Film Series
Reel Impact
Oct 10, 2017—May 1, 2018
 
Reel Impact
Oct 10, 2017—May 1, 2018
FILM SERIES
 

BAM and Amazon Studios present a new series that puts film at the intersection of dialogue and action.

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DanceAfrica bazaar
Community
DanceAfrica 2018 Bazaar
May 26—May 28, 2018
 
DanceAfrica 2018 Bazaar
May 26—May 28, 2018
RAIN OR SHINE!
 

DanceAfrica's beloved bazaar returns, featuring more than 150 vendors from around the world, offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion.

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Free
Community Programs
R&B Festival at MetroTech
 
R&B Festival at MetroTech
 

BAM kicks off the summer with its free lunchtime concert series at MetroTech Commons.

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TICKET ACCESSIBILITY
Community 
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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Membership 
BAM Membership for IDNYC Card Holders 
 
BAM Membership for IDNYC Card Holders 
IDNYC cardholders are now eligible for a dynamic series of benefits including a free one-year membership at many of the City’s leading cultural institutions, including BAM.
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student rush
Tickets
Rush Tickets
 

BAM offers discounted tickets to audiences of all ages for live performances and movies.

 
 
Community
Veterans at BAM
 

BAM offers free and discounted tickets to veterans and active duty members.

 
 
For Seniors 65+
For Seniors 65+
Seniors at BAM
 
Seniors at BAM
 

BAM works to make our campus and programming accessible to senior audience members through a number of programs and discounts.

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For Seniors 65+ 
Senior Cinema Bus 
 
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For Seniors 65+ 
Senior Rush Tickets 
 
Senior Rush Tickets 
BAM offers discounted tickets to audiences of all ages for live performances and movies, subject to availability.
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For Seniors 65+ 
Discounted Membership for Seniors 
 
At just $65, seniors enjoy all the benefits of a BAM Membership at a discounted price.
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Community Partners
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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Community Partners 
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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Community Partners 
Mark Morris Dance Group 
 
Mark Morris Dance Group 
BAM and the Mark Morris Dance Group work together to present master classes taught by artists featured in the Next Wave Festival and DanceAfrica. The Mark Morris Dance Center is home to the eponymous world-renowned company, but also serves as a vital cultural resource for the community, providing rehearsal and performance space, outreach programs for children and seniors, a wellness center, and dance classes to students of all ages and abilities.
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Community Partners 
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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