Programs

Happening Now
Spring 2021
Spring 2021
 
Spring 2021
 
Our spring season offers an innovative mix of in-person events—all outdoor and socially distant—alongside digital adaptations of beloved programs, welcoming audience members near and far.
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DanceAfrica
Programs
DanceAfrica Festival 2021
May 4—Jun 14, 2021
 
DanceAfrica Festival 2021
May 4—Jun 14, 2021
 

This May, the nation’s largest festival of African dance celebrates Haiti with a vibrant virtual festival featuring dance, classes, FilmAfrica, the DanceAfrica Bazaar, and more.

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DanceAfrica Bazaar
PROGRAMS
DanceAfrica Bazaar 2021
 
DanceAfrica Bazaar 2021
 
The DanceAfrica Bazaar goes digital, spotlighting independent Black-owned businesses in a vibrant online marketplace.
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BAM Gala 2021
VIRTUAL | EVENTS
BAM Gala 2021
 
BAM Gala 2021
 
Join us in person or online for an evening of festivities as we honor powerhouse Brooklynites and celebrate the unstoppable creativity of BAM artists.
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This is Not a Burial
Programs
Film
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2021
 
Film
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2021
 

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

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Past Programs
EDBL 2021
Programs
Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2021
Mar 16—May 4, 2021
 
Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2021
Mar 16—May 4, 2021
 

Join world-renowned authors for an evening of intimate discourse and reflection at this unique series for readers, writers, and diners—now adapted for the digital space.

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Fall 2020
PROGRAM
Fall/Winter
 
Fall/Winter
 

We’re expanding our virtual programming this fall, as well as bringing back some BAM favorites, newly designed for the online space.

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BAMkids Film Festival
PROGRAMS
BAMkids Film Festival 2021
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
 
BAMkids Film Festival 2021
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
 
This beloved festival bursts into the digital space with nine days of family-friendly shorts, interactive arts workshops, live performances, dance parties, and more opportunities for families to get creative!
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MLK
Community
The 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 18—Feb 28, 2021
 
The 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 18—Feb 28, 2021
 

We come together to honor the iconic civil rights leader at this digital adaptation of our beloved annual event, featuring world-renowned activists and civic leaders alongside musicians and other performers.

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los sures
Programs
Film 2020
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2020
 
Film 2020
Jan 1—Dec 31, 2020
 

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

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BAMBoo
Kids
BAMboo!
Sat, Oct 31, 2020
 
BAMboo!
Sat, Oct 31, 2020
 

Bring your Halloween best to this virtual family-friendly party featuring a costume contest, magic show, professional pumpkin carving, dance party, and more!

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Free
Love From BAM
Programs
Love From BAM
Ongoing
 
Love From BAM
Ongoing
 
BAM brings performances, events, interviews, and more directly to your home.
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Everybooty
Community
The House Party with Everybooty
Sat, Jun 27, 2020
 
The House Party with Everybooty
Sat, Jun 27, 2020
 

Two powerhouse Pride parties combine as BAM and New York Live Arts join forces for a free digital event of drag, dance, music, and more, with all donations supporting LGBTQI arts and wellness organizations.

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BAMkids
Ages 3—11
BAMkids Spring 2020
Feb 1—May 17, 2020
 
BAMkids Spring 2020
Feb 1—May 17, 2020
 

BAMkids inspires young audiences with a delightful and diverse lineup of concerts, workshops, movie matinees, and live performances for kids ages 3—11.

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Film Series
BAMkids Film Festival 2020
Feb 1—Feb 2, 2020
 
BAMkids Film Festival 2020
Feb 1—Feb 2, 2020
AGES 3—9+
 

Two jam-packed days featuring the best short films from 30 different countries, plus hands-on activities, circus performers, dance, and more!

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Teknopolis 2020
Kids
Teknopolis 2020
Feb 22—Mar 8, 2020
 
Teknopolis 2020
Feb 22—Mar 8, 2020
AGES 6+
 

Transform the world around you at this interactive technology showcase, featuring multiple floors of all-new, multisensory installations from today’s leading digital artists.

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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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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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Programs
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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Programs
National Theatre Live
 
National Theatre Live
 

Performances from London’s National Theatre come to BAM Rose Cinemas in high definition.

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Unbound
Programs
Unbound
 
Unbound
 

BAM partners with Greenlight Bookstore to celebrate new books and their authors, creating a dynamic space for audiences to engage with critical questions facing our society.

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Next Wave 2019
Programs
Next Wave 2019
Oct 15—Dec 14, 2019
 
Next Wave 2019
Oct 15—Dec 14, 2019
 
Next Wave 2019 is a season of all new experiences and all new artists to BAM.
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Metrotech
Programs
R&B Festival at MetroTech 2019
Jun 6—Aug 15, 2019
 
R&B Festival at MetroTech 2019
Jun 6—Aug 15, 2019
FREE
 

Now in its 25th year, this free concert series champions the adventurous voices of R&B with performances by funk icon Roy Ayers, powerhouse singer Nona Hendryx, modern blues man Fantastic Negrito, and more.

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2019 Winter Spring Season
Programs
2019 Winter/Spring Season
Jan 23—Jun 22, 2019
 
2019 Winter/Spring Season
Jan 23—Jun 22, 2019
 
The 2019 Winter/Spring Season welcomes Batsheva Dance Company, Ivo van Hove, Grupo Corpo, Les Arts Florissants, Youssou NDOUR, Bryce Dessner, and many, many more.
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BAMCinemaFest 2019
Program
BAMcinemaFest 2019
Jun 12—23, 2019
 
BAMcinemaFest 2019
Jun 12—23, 2019
 
“The city’s best independent film showcase” (The New Yorker) celebrates its eleventh year featuring cinema's brightest up-and-coming talents, filmmaker Q&As, and more.
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Speaking truth to power, whose street
Visual Art | Theater | Opera
Speaking Truth to Power
Oct 1—Dec 8, 2018
 
Speaking Truth to Power
Oct 1—Dec 8, 2018
 

In this series of conversations and film screenings, we trace the concept of speaking truth to power—undeniably a form of resistance—and the many challenges that face the individuals, societies, and movements that seek to employ it.

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Think Olio Series
CLASSES | TALKS
The Great Experiment: Questioning Democracy
Feb 8—May 17, 2018
 
The Great Experiment: Questioning Democracy
Feb 8—May 17, 2018
 

BAM partners with New York pop-up lecture outfit Think Olio for a new seminar series that freshly examines the tensions inherent in our government since its founding.

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Radiolovefest
Programs
RadioLoveFest
Mar 7—Mar 10, 2018
 
RadioLoveFest
Mar 7—Mar 10, 2018
 

For the fifth year running, BAM presents a celebration of innovative radio, live on stage.

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Programs
Shakespeare on Screen
Jul 9—Nov 5, 2016
 
Shakespeare on Screen
Jul 9—Nov 5, 2016
 

The Bard’s most beloved plays come to BAM Rose Cinemas with HD films of live productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Julie Taymor, The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

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Programs
On Truth (and Lies)
Sep 23, 2011—Mar 6, 2015
 
On Truth (and Lies)
Sep 23, 2011—Mar 6, 2015
 

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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Dance
Bolshoi in HD
 
Bolshoi in HD
 

Bolshoi in HD presents screenings of world renowned ballets with additional behind-the-scenes content and backstage interviews.

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Programs
Cuban Culture Festival New York
Mar 4—Mar 31, 2015
 
Cuban Culture Festival New York
Mar 4—Mar 31, 2015
 

BAM is proud to be a part of Cuban Culture Festival New York, an exciting multidisciplinary initiative in celebration of American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba’s 15th anniversary and its efforts to promote arts exchange between the US and Cuba.

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Programs
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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Programs
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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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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Kevin Spacey in Richard III
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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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.
 
Programs
Get It Out There
 
Get It Out There
 

A comedy showcase that allows comics to experiment recklessly with humor while causing only minimal harm to themselves and others.

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About Our Programs
BAM Film
 
BAM Film
 

BAM presents classic films, premieres, festivals, and retrospectives, plus special appearances by filmmakers and critics.

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Programs
DanceMotion USA (sm)
 
DanceMotion USA (sm)
 
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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Programs
BAMtravel
 
BAMtravel
 

Experience true cultural adventure and world-class performances in locations across the globe with BAMtravel, a unique program that only BAM could arrange.

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