Spring 2021

 
 
 
Mar—Jun 2021

From Prospect Park to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to your home, BAM’s spring season brings world-class art to you.

 
 
 
 
 
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BAM’s new season—an innovative mix of live outdoor programming and virtual events—is all about bringing live arts back to Brooklyn, and bringing Brooklyn’s creative spirit to the world. Safety is our number one priority as we offer a lineup of outdoor, site-specific, socially distant events in Prospect Park, Brooklyn Borough Hall, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fort Greene, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, transforming street corners and skating rinks into intimate stages for world-class art. At the same time, we’re presenting virtual adaptations of iconic programs—such as Eat, Drink & Be Literary and DanceAfrica—to allow audience members everywhere a contact-free way to dive deep into works by leading artists.

At the heart of this season is a deep gratitude for our community of artists, audience members, and neighbors. You kept us going through a truly challenging time—and it’s not over. We’re meeting this spring with new ideas and a lot of flexibility, knowing that events may be modified as safety recommendations and reopening guidelines evolve. We’ll keep you posted on any adjustments via email and social media, and we thank you for joining us in this uncharted territory.

This new season invites us all to connect with one another, whether we’re seeking new experiences, catching work by a favorite artist, or enjoying how live performance transforms a familiar place. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the power of art—on stages, screens, streets, and any other way we can imagine it—to lift us up and bring us together.

Thank you to our season supporters


 
 

BAM is committed to making our programming—both virtual and in person—welcoming and accessible to all patrons. Visit BAM's Accessibility page or contact us at accessibility@BAM.org with any questions, suggestions, or for additional information.

 
Hanif Abdurraqib
Virtual
Hanif Abdurraqib
Now Playing
 
Hanif Abdurraqib
Now Playing
VIRTUAL
 

The poet, essayist, and cultural critic—a guest Curator-at-Large at BAM—celebrates the launch of his new book on how Black performance is inextricably woven into the fabric of American culture.

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FREE
Tayari Jones
Virtual
Tayari Jones
Tue, Apr 20, 2021
 
Tayari Jones
Tue, Apr 20, 2021
VIRTUAL
 

Author of the New York Times bestselling novel An American Marriage. “I am deeply committed to the modern Southern story. This is what I do. It’s my contribution. I think of these books as love letters.”

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Word. Sound. Power.
Virtual
Word. Sound. Power. 2021
Fri, Apr 23, 2021
 
Word. Sound. Power. 2021
Fri, Apr 23, 2021
VIRTUAL
 

Join some of the best hip-hop MCs and poets from Brooklyn and beyond for an electrifying evening charged to move your mind, body, and spirit at BAM’s annual showcase of spoken word.

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Luis Alberto Urrea
Virtual
Luis Alberto Urrea
Tue, May 4, 2021
 
Luis Alberto Urrea
Tue, May 4, 2021
VIRTUAL
 

Author of The House of Broken Angels and The Devil’s Highway. “As a writer, I am drawn to the liminal space—the human borders which divide us all.”

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1:1 Concerts
Outdoors
1:1 Concerts
May 8-9 & 15-16
 
1:1 Concerts
May 8-9 & 15-16
OUTDOORS
 

World-class artists from the Silkroad Ensemble and their guests from New York’s thriving music scene give ten minute, socially distant, one-to-one concerts throughout the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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DanceAfrica
Virtual
DanceAfrica 2021
May 2021
 
DanceAfrica 2021
May 2021
VIRTUAL
 

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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BAM Gala
VIRTUAL | EVENTS
BAM Gala 2021
 
BAM Gala 2021
 
Join us for virtual festivities—and a potential in-person event—to celebrate the new season.
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Pop Up Magazine
Outdoors
Pop-Up Magazine: The Sidewalk Issue
Jun 4—Jun 20, 2021
 
Pop-Up Magazine: The Sidewalk Issue
Jun 4—Jun 20, 2021
OUTDOORS
 

The multimedia storytelling company takes to the streets to create a series of story installations in Fort Greene, part of a live magazine that unfolds across the country.

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What To Send Up When It Goes Down
Outdoors
What to Send Up When It Goes Down
June 2021
 
What to Send Up When It Goes Down
June 2021
OUTDOORS
 

Aleshea Harris’s acclaimed, groundbreaking play—performed at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden— bears witness to the impact of racist violence and offers a space for catharsis, discussion, reflection, and healing.

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PAST EVENTS
Arrivals & Departures
Outdoors
Arrivals + Departures
 

This art installation turns Borough Hall into a site of recognition and remembrance.

Mar 14—Apr 11, 2021
OUTDOORS
 
 
FREE
Sigrid Nunez
Virtual
Sigrid Nunez
 

The celebrated author of last year’s The Friend talks to Deborah Treisman.

Tue, Mar 16, 2021
VIRTUAL
 
 
Influences
Outdoors
Influences
 

The exhilarating possibilities of modern dance on ice transform the rink in Prospect Park.

Apr 6—Apr 11, 2021
OUTDOORS