Inaugural Culture Forward festival to kick off next month
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Ron Brown community dance classes held on Monday, October 16, at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street at 6:30 p.m. (Photo: Downtown Brooklyn)
Ron Brown community dance classes held on Monday, October 16, at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street at 6:30 p.m. (Photo: Downtown Brooklyn)
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The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance recently announced the launch of Culture Forward, a collaborative effort showing off Downtown Brooklyn’s arts and cultural institutions. The 10-day festival, running from October 14 to October 23, will feature programming from 15 cultural institutions.

“Culture Forward is a celebration of the artists and institutions that play a vital and exciting role in the fabric of Downtown Brooklyn,” said Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Regina Myer. “We are thrilled to be a destination for people across the city and our packed fall lineup is a testament to the vibrancy and cultural significance of our local artistic community.”

Highlights from Culture Forward include the BRIC JazzFest Concert on Saturday, October 14 from 3-5 p.m. Though performers haven’t been announced yet, the JazzFest will bring forward jazz legends and groundbreaking emerging artists for live performances, film and panel discussions.

An exhibition of Joel Barhamand’s photographs of Fulton Mall and other iconic Downtown Brooklyn locations, “Meet Me Downtown,” will be presented by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership at 80 Arts building located at 80 Hanson Place.

There will also be Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) live performances running Wednesday-Saturday evenings at 7:30pm as a part of the 35th Anniversary Next Wave Festival. Performances include Richard III, La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew), Saudade, /peh-LO-tah/, and Mementos Mori.

“The diversity of cultural offerings in Downtown Brooklyn truly makes our borough a premier place to live, work, and play,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. “I applaud the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the great arts organizations of Downtown Brooklyn for launching Culture Forward, an exciting festival featuring artistic and cultural activities for the entire family to enjoy.”

“I hope residents across the borough take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to visit the thriving Downtown Brooklyn area for art, dance, film, and music that inspires the mind and enriches the soul,” Adams added.

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