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BRIC is pleased to present the second annual BRIC OPEN, a festival celebrating the power of inclusivity and borne out of BRIC’s core values of creativity and community, taking place Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29 at BRIC House. The Festival will include four days and nights of art, music, film, and performance; readings and conversations; and neighborhood tours and shared meals.
This year’s theme is Borders, revealing complex experiences of moving across geo-political and ideological borders, illuminating the way real and imagined borders intersect, and celebrating our capacity to create connection across boundaries. All events are FREE and open to the public, subject to space availability.
Highlights of the over 20 events and activities include:
- An opening talk by Paola Mendoza (Artistic Director of the Women’s March) and Darnell L. Moore (one of the original Black Lives Matter organizers).
- Eclectic triple-bill concert with bands The Chamanas, Lido Pimienta, and Blitz the Ambassador.
- A screening of short films addressing this year’s theme of Borders.
- Under the Same Sky…We Dream, an art installation by interdisciplinary artist Erika Harrsch.
- Dance party celebrating Caribbean culture, co-hosted by RAGGA NYC.
- A closing day conversation by artist and advocate for the disabled, Jess Thom, about hidden barriers.
- And much more!
Sponsored by Alloy and Peapod by Stop & Shop
Full schedule at bricartsmedia.org/BRICopen.
BRIC OPEN begins April 26 and continues through April 29 at BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn).
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