BRIC has been officially celebrating Brooklyn for more than 40 years now across the media and cultural landscape. BRIC promotes the creativity and success of various media makers, artists, students, and creators. And from June through August, BRIC also celebrates Brooklyn with its summer-long experience, showcasing all things arts and creativity with free performances that draw in more than 250,000 festival guests every summer. Here’s what else you need to know so you can enjoy BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn!, too.
When and Where You Can Celebrate Brooklyn!
Come to the Lena Horne Bandshell at Prospect Park all summer long to experience live entertainment, discover incredible artists, and celebrate Brooklyn. It’s entirely free, and there are performances available all summer long, meaning you’ll always have something fun to do! Beginning earlier in June, these celebratory get-togethers will be happening through August 6th. You can check the posted performances and begin arriving one hour prior.
There is seating available up close at the Bandshell. But festival attendees are also encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets for lawn seating. Reserved seating is also available for Friends of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! members, donors, and special guests. If you’d like to explore memberships, you can click here to learn more.
Policies to Know This Summer
Outlining the schedule and available services this summer, BRIC provides details about safety practices, answers to frequently asked festival questions, and contact information if you need more assistance. Here are some of those policy basics so you can plan your summer.
Performances will be rain or shine, except when indicated, in response to severe weather. There will not be rain dates, should acts be called off for any reason.
You are welcome to bring your own snacks and food. Additionally, you can bring in any of your own non-alcoholic beverages, although glass is prohibited. However, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! also provides beer, wine, and food vendors on-site, for consumption on-site.
Attendees can bring strollers, bags, and coats, if necessary. Just know BRIC is not going to be responsible for any damaged, lost, or stolen property.
It is recommended that guests NOT BRING tents, alcoholic beverages, video or audio recording devices, pets, or coolers to the festival site.
The Incredible Lineup of Performers
Based on the BRIC’s calendar, this is the lineup of performers this summer. Already kicked off in early June, this is a snapshot of the remaining July and August schedule.
Vic Mensa | aja monet – Friday, July 8, 2022
Crumb | Slauson Malone 1 – Saturday, July 9, 2022
Kronos Quartet & Sam Green: A Thousand Thoughts | Roomful of Teeth – Thursday, July 14, 2022
Chicano Batman | Charlotte Dos Santos – Saturday, July 16, 2022
Benefit Concert: Femme it Forward: Teyana Taylor – Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Ragamala Dance Company: Sacred Earth – Friday, July 22, 2022
John Cameron Mitchell & Amber Martin | Special Guests – Saturday, July 23, 2022
The Beths | SASAMI | Charlotte Cornfield – Friday, July 29, 2022
Film Night: Fame | Sing Harlem – Saturday, July 30, 2022
Benefit Concert: Khruangbin | Vieux Farka Touré – Thursday, August 4, 2022
Benefit Concert: Erykah Badu | Phony Ppl – Friday, August 5, 2022
Closing Night: Yemi Alade | Amindi – Saturday, August 6, 2022
More About BRIC
BRIC does more to promote Brooklyn, including its two other media initiatives, BRIC TV and Brooklyn Free Speech. BRIC also offers education and provides highly acclaimed programs to promote artists and creative efforts in Brooklyn. You can visit BRIC House, BRIC’s Contemporary Art Gallery, and the media center during available hours and by reservation or appointment.
If you need something to do this summer, check the calendar and celebrate Brooklyn! Attend one of the summer-long performances with BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! And keep up with our blog series online for more reminders of New York City events to explore all year long, including The Event Planner Expo 2022 coming up this October.