Kids | Community

BAMkids Family Day

Ages 3—13
Sat, Sep 25, 2021
  • 10:30AM

300 Ashland Plaza

RUN TIME: 6hrs
September 2021
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Saturday September 25, 2021
Performances no longer available.

Presented in collaboration with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Join us for a day of performances, interactive workshops, and showcases of local talent as we celebrate the resilience of community and the power of the arts, which helped sustain us over the last year and now brings us together. Featuring Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats!, Feet of Rhythm Kids, Brooklyn United, and Brown Rice Family, the festivities are emceed by BAM teaching artists Kimani Fowlin and Farai Malianga.

All attending family members who are vaccine eligible (above 12 years of age) who wish to enter the designated audience zone will need to provide proof of vaccination and personal ID. Anyone admitted to the audience zone will be required to wear a mask at all times. For more information, please visit BAMkids Family Day Safety Protocol page for the most up-to-date information on this event.


10:40 Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats
11:45 Nadia Dieudonné and Feet of Rhythm Kids
12:15 Brooklyn United music and arts program
1:20 Dancewave Moving Together: Bollywood with Pooja Uberoi
2:20 Arts and Justice Poets
3:00 Brown Rice Family

Leadership support for off-site programs provided by:

Howard Gilman


Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

Jerome L. Greene Foundation


Leadership support for the BAM Hamm Archives and BAM Film, Community, and Education programs provided by The Thompson Family Foundation.


Major Sponsor:

Con Edison


Support for the signature artist series provided by Howard Gilman Foundation


Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Programming at 330 Ashland is made possible by support from Two Trees Management Co.

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Programming at The Plaza at 300 Ashland is made possible by support from Two Trees Management Co.

Explore The Day
Lucy Kalantari
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats!

Get ready for an elegantly silly time with the bilingual, swingin’ sounds of Grammy Award-winning band Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats! The Brooklyn group shares their growing collection of foot-tapping songs highlighting the joys of life, community, and resilience. Family members from 0 to 122 will find themselves lighter and smiling through and through

Feet Of Rhythm
Nadia Dieudonné and Feet of Rhythm Kids

Founded by Nadia Dieudonné, Feet of Rhythm Kids (F.O.R. Kids) is a Brooklyn-based Haitian dance company and art organization focused on preserving the rich culture of Haiti through the performing arts. An expert in folkloric Haitian dance, Dieudonné fuses traditional Vodou dance with her unique style.

Brooklyn United Music and Arts

A community-based organization that serves New York City youth and provides them with a positive marching band experience, Brooklyn United is focused on the development of youth through academic support, character development, skills building, and performance opportunities. Through these pillars, they strive to build strong, well-rounded, healthy, confident, and capable young people.

 Brown Rice Family
Brown Rice Family

Today’s freshest world roots band, Brown Rice Family (BRF) is jamming towards global solidarity and organic happiness. Guided by a strong belief in the natural flow of things, BRF provides the masses with a distinctively organic world roots music, which encompasses reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, Afrobeat, jazz, rock, Brazilian, Latin, and funk music.

Kimani Fowlin

Kimani Fowlin is dedicated to creating art with a purpose—social justice is at the core of her dance making. Among her many accomplishments, she helped to launch and co-facilitated the series Black Dance Stories; received a Faculty Leadership Award at Drew University for her commitment to civic engagement; and is currently collaborating on a Milwaukee-funded community arts project on race, gender, and parenting.

Farai Malianga

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Farai Malianga studied African dance and drum with pioneers Yousouf Koumbasa, Mbemba Bangoura, and Ronald K. Brown, and has performed with Chuck Davis, Reginald Yates, Heritage O.P., and many others. He appeared in Darker Faces of the Earth off Broadway and in Fela! on Broadway, scored music for Beatrice Capote’s solo piece “Reyita,” and performed his original drum compositions in The Public’s MERRY WIVES.

Bamkids Family Day
Dancewave’s Moving Together: Bollywood with Pooja Uberoi

Professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer Pooja Uberoi invites families to explore the unique dance of Bollywood.

Bamkids Family Day
Hula Nation, Inc.

Hula Nation founder Isamar Gonzalez brings together hula hooping, hatha yoga, and meditation within interactive workshops on HoopYogini™ dance. Since 2013, Hulu Nation has worked to empower children and families through art and movement workshops, participating in over 300 events and festivals through NYC and around the world.

Arts & Justice Poets 

Alumni and current participants in BAM Education’s Arts & Justice after-school program present original poems. Arts & Justice is an interdisciplinary program where high school students create movement, poetry, songs, and theater that bring together social justice and the arts.

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