Upcoming BAC Grantee Events

It’s a busy time for BAC grantees! See what they’re up to for the rest of May.

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Aline L. Bernal and Cinthia Pérnez Navarro in Acheron: The River of Tragedy

Falconworks Theater Company presents I Migration

Thursday – Sunday, May 16 – 19 and May 23 – 26 at 7 pm. Sunday, May 19 and May 26 at 3 pm. Monday, May 28 at 2 pm

The Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge

I Migration is an original play about immigration and what it means to be an American. Developed and directed by Falconworks’ Artistic Director Reg Flowers, I Migration will create a narrative from historical sources and current oral histories.  By demonstrating our collective status as descendants of “migrants” of one form or other, this production implores us to examine our own place in the fabric of America. The play’s theme was selected in response to the onslaught of political rhetoric and policies, which in the past several years, has characterized immigrants narrowly as undesirables and even as criminals. Tickets: $25


Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:30 pm

Brooklyn Studios for Dance

Melanie Greene’s Sapphire is a performance work about a time traveling golden goddess moving through moments that police and celebrate the Black female essence and experience. Melanie is a 2017 Bessie Award Recipient for Outstanding Performance with Skeleton Architecture and has presented work around New York City with support from New York Live Arts, Gibney Dance, the Actors Fund, and more.  Tickets: $20

The Speculum Project: A Conversation about Women, Healthcare, and Social Justice

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 4:00 pm

Old Stone House of Brooklyn

Race and Revolution: Reimagining Monuments questions the relationship between historical memory and historical monuments and the implications of the histories that remain absent. This conversation will build on ideas from the Speculum Project, an installation based on the history of Dr. J. Marion Sims included in Race and Revolution. Artist Maureen Connor of the Institute for Wishful Thinking, with guest speakers Nicole JeanBaptiste, founder of the Bronx-based Sésé Doula Service and Birth Justice Project Coordinator consultant with the NYC Department of Health, and Marina Ortiz, founder of East Harlem Preservation, will discuss how the patriarchal and racist groundwork laid by Sims continues to impact women’s healthcare and provide ways to support efforts to improve reproductive justice. Free

Who Heals the Healer

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 10:00 am

MINKA Brooklyn

Who Heals the Healer is a large scale conference that will cultivate an ecosystem rooted in community care for wellness, social justice and healing practitioners who can hold space for one another as they continue to hold space for community. Healers of many kinds are welcome, including birthworkers, parents, youth workers, curators, teachers, nurses, organizers, and more. While the space will be open to anyone who considers themselves to be a healer, the conference will center the experiences of BIPOC, GNC, and QTPOC folks. Tickets: $15-$30 sliding scale


Performance Studio Open House

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 8:00 pm

Center for Performance Research

Serving as an incubator for the creation of new work, the Center for Performance Research (CPR) invites the public into the artistic process through Performance Studio Open House, a monthly series of informal works-in-progress showings held regularly throughout the year. Each installment is curated by a distinct CPR staff member or affiliate, and features a diverse group of choreographers and dancers from CPR’s community of renters. The series is free to the public, who are invited to share feedback in post-showing conversations. Free

Acheron: The River of Tragedy

Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25, 2019, 7:30 pm

Brooklyn Studios for Dance

“Acheron” is a play about identity and immigration, spotlighting the language of the body, and exploring how borders play a role in our construction of social identities. Leonardo dreams of crossing the river Acheron but an immigration agent catches him. The agent, Nicanor, stands in the way of Leonardo’s crossing, yet Nicanor becomes at different times Leonardo’s friend, his enemy, his guardian, his transgressor and even his victim. Tickets: $20


Cuban Song & Dance at Remsen Senior Center

Friday, May 24, 2019, 1:30 pm

Remsen Senior Center

Join the Remsen Senior Center Cuban Song and Dance Team for a performance that will mark the culmination of a spring workshop series with Danielle Brown. Danielle Brown is the founder of My People Tell Stories, a company that provides educational, cultural, and performance-based services that center on the people of the African diaspora with a specific focus on the Caribbean. Free


TIDE Film Festival: Movies Under the Stars

Friday, May 31, 2019, 8:15 pm

Fort Greene Park

TIDE Film Festival is partnering with NYC Parks for an evening of short films at Fort Greene Park, representing new filmmakers on the indie film scene. Bring your own chairs, blankets, and food and be sure to arrive before 8:15! Free


BAC’s Community Arts Grants support Brooklyn-based cultural projects by individual artists, collectives, artist-nonprofit partnerships, and small nonprofits that enrich the cultural life of the borough. BAC’s funding programs provide meaningful technical assistance and professional development from application inquiry to final report in the form of info sessions, application draft reviews, and more. Learn about our grants program on our website


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