BEAT Festival 2016 Neighborhoods & Venues

BEAT is dedicated to presenting art in majestic and unusual spaces throughout the borough. We consider space a primary component of the festival’s cultural contribution. By re-purposing a diverse array of venues into performance spaces, we hope to transform non-traditional environments into spaces for truth, openness and community vitality, and to bring audiences to Brooklyn neighborhoods they may not have experienced before. Take a tour through the BEAT Festival 2016’s neighborhoods and venues…

Crown Heights

Brooklyn Museum & FiveMyles

brooklyn museum

About the Area

The central Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights is home to multiple institutions dedicated to merging culture and community. This year, BEAT Opening Night returns to Brooklyn Museum, the borough’s largest cultural institution, which provides world-class international art exhibits and programming for the Brooklyn community. Additionally, FiveMyles, a gallery which has been embraced by the area’s Afro-Caribbean community for presenting art rooted in non-Western cultures and being a welcome space for both impromptu and planned performances.

Performances

Downtown Brooklyn

Multiple locations

MT2

About the Area

One of Brooklyn’s most dynamic and evolving communities, the civic center of the borough will host an array of performances in this year’s festival. Free lunchtime performances featuring dance, voice, and theater will take place at MetroTech Commons and in the lobby of 1 MetroTech. Additionally, Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn will host The FLEX Program for a night of Brooklyn-based dance.

Performances

Sunset Park

Industry City Distillery

IC-Distillery 

About the Area

The western Brooklyn neighborhood of Sunset Park is currently undergoing a time of profound change. Traditionally a Chinese and Latino community, many of its large waterfront warehouses have been converted into workspaces and incubators for creative entrepreneurs, including Industry City Distillery. The distillery is a great backdrop for Margaret I, a story of the role of women in politics, war and sex.

Performances

Park Slope

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Park Slope Photo by Teri Tynes 

About the Area

Park Slope- Sitting on the East edge of Prospect Park, Park Slope is a hub of food, art, and shopping. Known for its’ beautiful tree-lined streets and brownstone buildings the neighborhood is filled with boutique book stores and record shops. The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music will be the site of Vickie Tanner’s “Running Into Me” and an evening of music and spoken word with David Langlois and Ras Osagyefo. Since 1897 the Conservatory has been teaching music to students of all ages from around the world.

Performances

  • Running Into Me | Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (map) | Fri, Sept 16th, 5-10pm
  • ReggaeVerse | Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (map) | Sat, Sept 17th, 5-10pm

Greenpoint

Triskelion Arts Center

 

About the Area

Greenpoint- As the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, Greenpoint is combination of strong Polish roots, industrial grit, and upstart restaurants and businesses. This year we are proud to be presenting at Triskelion Arts whose mission is to provide great performance space to the community while also fostering local artists.

Performances