BRIC is pleased to announce programming for its fall 2016 season at BRIC Arts | Media House (BRIC House), the organization’s 40,000SF home in Downtown Brooklyn.


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As the 2016 edition of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival comes to a close, BRIC announces the programming schedule for its fall 2016 season at BRIC Arts | Media House (BRIC House), the organization’s 40,000SF home in Downtown Brooklyn.

With offerings ranging from weekend music marathons to daytime family programming, plus rigorously curated exhibitions featuring some of Brooklyn’s most exciting artists, BRIC House has quickly become one of New York City’s most inviting and accessible spaces to experience the arts. It has been named “Best Neighborhood Catalyst” by the Municipal Arts Society and called “the snazzily re-designed headquarters of BRIC, the venerable Brooklyn arts organization” by The New York Times. BRIC received the 2015 Building Brooklyn Award for Community Development by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, awarded to “renovation projects that improve the borough's diverse neighborhoods and economy.”

BRIC has produced a number of Brooklyn’s most widely renowned and long-standing cultural programs, including performances, art exhibitions, and public programs; Brooklyn-focused digital and cable TV content; and family, youth and adult education programs. Most BRIC events (including among others the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, gallery exhibitions, The Stoop Series and BRIC Flix) are free; tickets to selected events at BRIC House range from $8–$60.

This season's highlights include:

  • BRIC JazzFest, the second installment of BRIC’s annual jazz festival that brings together globe-trotting jazz legends and groundbreaking emerging jazz artists from Brooklyn and beyond. Performances will take place throughout BRIC House. Participating artists include the Eddie Palmieri, Terrace Martin, David Murray Quartet, Julian Lage, Marc Ribot, among others (October 11–15).
  • Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company return with a program of works that express love, joy and community connection (November 17–20).
  • BRIC Biennial: Volume II, Bed Stuy/Crown Heights Edition, featuring the work of 40 artists from Crown Heights/Bed-Stuy, with a Focus on Affect Theory, which Places Emphasis on Bodily Experience Rather than on Learned Knowledge.
  • Material Culture, a group exhibition featuring the work of eight contemporary visual artists who engage with and respond to essential elements of textile: weaving, pattern, draping, embellishing, and wearing (September 8–October 23).
  • A celebration of the one-year anniversary of BRIC TV, a Brooklyn-focused, award-winning cable TV channel and digital network created by BRIC and based at BRIC House. New series premieres include “BRIC TV Investigates” and “Brooklynification;” as well as the return of favorites such as the daily “BK Live,” the “#BHeard Town Hall Series,” “BK Stories” and Caveh Zahedi’s “The Show about the Show.”
  • BRIC Artists-in-Residence The Knights, a Brooklyn-based orchestral collective that is flexible in size and repertory and is dedicated to transforming the concert experience, present orchestral and family-friendly concerts (October 22-23 & December 10-11).
  • The next installment of Shoptalk,co-presented with Vertigo Theater Company,a casual salon-style gathering of theater makers engaging with the pressing topics that define theater today. Queering Theater (October 3) considers the experiences, struggles and victories of LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people in theater.
  • anatomy theater (January 7-15), a new opera composed by David Lang with libretto by Mark Dion and David Lang, makes its New York premiere as part of the PROTOTYPE Festival. anatomy theater follows the astonishing progression of an English murderess: from confession to execution and, ultimately, public dissection before a paying audience of fascinated onlookers.

Work-in-progress presentations by performing artists in BRIClab, an incubator program for new work: Mersiha Mesihovic’s BOSNIANBORN *SHE IS A REFUGEE STAR* (September 15-16), Migguel Anggelo/Mau Quiros/David Drake’s The Suitcase Project (September 29-30), Annie Wang/Mohamed Yousry Shika/Laura X Moya’s Marigram (October 27), The Commons Choir’s BROOKLYN REZOUND (November 10-11) and Geoff Sobelle’s Home (December 8-9).

Tickets to BRIC House events are currently on sale (unless otherwise noted) and may be purchased online at or via phone at 866.811.4111. The Box Office at BRIC House is open on performance days, one hour prior to the event. BRIC House is located at 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. BRIC House is open weekdays and Saturday at 8am and Sundays at 10am.