BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.
BRICstudio provides subsidized rehearsal, performance and event rentals for artists and nonprofit organizations. Centrally located in Brooklyn's Fort Greene Cultural District, the 4,000-square-foot, black box studio theater accommodates up to 74 people in a comfortable, cabaret setting and is equipped with audio, lighting and video projection systems to support multi-disciplinary performance. It provides a full professional staff for each performance rental, including sound and lighting technicians, house manager and more.
The society maintains the Bronx County Research Library and Archives and hosts educational programs, walking tours, exhibitions and lectures on the history of the only mainland borough. It also operates the Valentine-Varian House, in which the Museum of Bronx History is located, and the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage.
The purpose of the Bronx Festival of the Arts is to create greater exposure for the many talented artists -- painters, poets, musicians, dancers, photographers, multi-media artists -- working and living in the great borough.
This multi-arts center has filled the West Farms community of the Bronx with art and environmental experiences. Programs encourage residents to engage in creative activism towards the revitalization of their neighborhood. It provides affordable fine arts and digital media classes for all ages.
The Gallery Exhibitions Program has become known for both its deft curatorial vision and its ability to produce ambitious, energetic exhibitions with ingenuity and immediacy. In recent years, exhibitions have exposed various paradigms of contemporary art to the litmus test of a local Bronx community and the cultural, economic and social landscape that defines it. The Exhibitions Program also provides a resource for artists and guest curators, by giving them a platform inside a reality that has not been fully acknowledged by academia or traditional institutions.
BAC is the umbrella organization serving Brooklyn artists and arts groups in all disciplines. It also provides residents with affordable access to the arts. It is the go-to service group for Brooklyn‚ artists, and for finding out about the wide array of cultural groups and projects in Brooklyn.
A menagerie of resident animals and a permanent collection of more than 20,000 natural science objects and cultural artifacts enliven exhibits and presentations at the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
The Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's 400-year history. Its galleries and archive are housed in a magnificent landmark building.
This library system--the fifth largest in the country--serves more than six million people each year. The famous Central Library, whose building resembles an open book, is the main reference center and the core of a borough-wide system with 58 branches in as many neighborhoods.