BAM Fisher Block Party This Weekend

Event to celebrate opening of new performance, practice and office space.

Fort Greene's newest cultural hotspot is open for business—and Brooklyn Academy of Music wants the neighborhood to come out and celebrate.

On Saturday, the block on Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place will be filled with outdoor performances, food vendors, family workshops and more to commemorate the opening of BAM Fisher Building.

The music lineup includes the kid-friendly Shine and the Moonbeams, the awesomely empowered young women of Willie Mae Rock Camp Band For Girls, Aabaraki and Alice Smith.

Also on tap are family workshops on percussion and the Human Alphabet Movement with members of dance company Pilobolus.

BAM Fisher, a 40,000-square-foot practice, performance and office space at 321 Ashland Place, officially made its debut earlier this month.

Here's the full schedule for Saturday:

Live Music
Noon: Shine and the Moonbeams
1 p.m.: Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls All-Stars Band
2:15 p.m.: Aabaraki
4 p.m.: Alice Smith

1pm: Percussion Workshop with Hector Morales and Jean Rohe
2:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.: Human Alphabet Movement Workshop with Pilobolus

Note that workshops have a 30-person capacity. Free tickets will be handed out on the day of the event.


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