Brooklyn residents and art lovers will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of creativity as the annual Downtown Arts Festival returns to Brooklyn this weekend, it's announced Time out.
The free two-day event will take place on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30 at The Plaza at 300 Ashland and will include hands-on activities and performances. The celebration will begin on Friday at 17.00 with an improvisational dance performance by the LayeRhythm group.
“DBAF is a celebration of the local artistic talent that makes Downtown Brooklyn a vibrant neighborhood for everyone to enjoy,” said Regina Mayer, president of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, in a statement. “From experimental art and dance performances to jazz and DJ sets, DBAF showcases the rich diversity of Brooklyn's cultural and artistic community as it continues to grow and thrive.”
What awaits you on Saturday, September 30:
- Children's hip-hop dance class
The Mark Morris Dance Group will host a free hip-hop dance class for children to kick off Saturday's festivities.
- Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Instrument Zoo
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music has dropped into an “instrument zoo” where kids can interact with a variety of musical instruments.
- Performance by the “Knights” orchestra
13:30 - 14:00
The New York-based group “promises an exciting musical journey like no other.”
- Mark Morris Dance Group and the Knights group
These two groups will perform a short composition called “Water”.
- L Train Brass Band
Listen to traditional New Orleans jazz and indulge in some dancing.
DBAF, in collaboration with 651 Arts, brings Afrofuturist artist Lollise to the stage.
- DJ Hard Hittin Harry
Charge yourself with energy and dance to music of different styles.
- Chop and Quench
The group, also known as “The Fela! Band” will close the evening with a powerful performance paying tribute to the compositions of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.
For more information about the Brooklyn Arts Festival, visit its official website. site.