04/27/17 11:00am

Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

At the next #BHeard Town Hall at BRIC this Friday, April 28, a group of veteran journalists will discuss the consequences of hostilities between President Trump and the mainstream press—and what can be done about it.

Hosted by Brian Vines, senior correspondent at BRIC TV, the Town Hall will feature Kyle Pope, editor in chief of Columbia Journalism Review; Naomi Wolf, author, political activist and co-founder of the Daily Clout; Ali Gharib, chief politics editor at Mic; Sheryl Huggins Salomon, senior editor-at-large at The Root; and Walter Mosley, novelist and social commentator (pictured below).

The panel will use as a launching point the idea that public trust in the media has hit a new low — according to a recent Gallup Poll, 64 percent of Americans say “fake news” has left them confused about basic facts. (more…)

04/04/17 11:45am

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Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

Documentaries that give you a fresh set of eyes to view the world are rare, but The Sweatshop of Wall Street is one of them. Produced by BRIC TV, Sweatshop investigates the world of direct sales in New York City, and you may never look at your cellphone the same way again.

The documentary follows Phil Vasto and Zao Yang, New York City twentysomethings who began working selling cellphone contracts for a company called Credico. That was their first mistake. Seventy hour workweeks that yielded as little as $40 paychecks was one indignity, but that paled in comparison to the harassment they encountered in Credico’s cult-like corporate culture.

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11/18/16 12:31pm
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Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

Think you’re the next Spike Lee or John Singleton? Here’s your chance–BRIC is having an open call.

“We’re asking filmmakers of color to create an episode of a sci-fi series that depicts Brooklyn between the present day and the year 3000,” says Kecia Elan Cole, BRIC TV senior producer, about the serial series called BK3K. (more…)

10/03/16 1:00pm

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Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

Community leaders, activists, elected officials and scholars will gather for a #BHeard program called “Cops and Community: Innovations Around Policing.” The Town Hall, sponsored by BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, will be held on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:30 p.m. (more…)

08/05/16 11:00am

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Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

“We don’t have anything like this in Italy,” said filmmaker Marco Napoli about the free media education courses offered by BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn.

Napoli, who recently relocated to New York from Rome, traveled from Long Island to the Brooklyn Public Library’s DeKalb branch in Bushwick last month to learn more about the courses.
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04/06/16 9:25am

The Knights present Blueshift at BRIC, April 8

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The Knights are an orchestral collective, flexible in size and repertory, dedicated to transforming the concert experience.

Created By BlankSlate

If the idea of a chamber music performance makes you instantly sleepy, you definitely haven’t seen The Knights. This Brooklyn-based collective of virtuosic musicians call upon such diverse traditions as jazz, klezmer, and indie rock in their original arrangements and compositions. The New Yorker has called The Knights “one of Brooklyn’s sterling cultural products… known far beyond the borough for their relaxed virtuosity and expansive repertory.”

In their “Blueshift” series, individual members of The Knights are highlighted through small group performances. In the latest installment, this Friday at BRIC, The Knights will be performing original songs by their violinist and vocalist Christina Courtin, as well as arrangements of folk songwriter Judee Sill and pieces inspired by Bach.

The Knights perform Blueshift at BRIC

The Knights got their start when the Jacobsen brothers, violinist Colin Jacobsen and cellist Eric Jacobsen, invited friends to participate in late-night chamber music reading parties at their home. The Jacobsen brothers, who are also founding members of the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, serve as artistic directors of The Knights, with Eric Jacobsen as conductor.

In December 2012, the Jacobsens were selected from among the nation’s top visual, performing, media, and literary artists to receive a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship.  The New Yorker has called The Knights “one of Brooklyn’s sterling cultural products… known far beyond the borough for their relaxed virtuosity and expansive repertory.”

“Blueshift: Chamber Music Curated and Performed by Members of The Knights” comes to the BRIC House Ballroom at 647 Fulton Street this Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door, and you can buy them on the BRIC website.

 

12/01/15 2:00pm

Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

Over the past few years, the issue of climate change has become impossible to ignore. The effects of climate change are not lost on those who call New York City home. Families who live in low-income housing are exposed to toxic and hazardous conditions, and their children are associated with a wide range of health conditions, including respiratory infections and asthma.

With repairs to various points of the city’s infrastructure still taking place and the financial costs of these repairs and insurance steadily rising for residents, there are some serious questions to be answered. How can members of the community cope with these effects while also dealing with a steep increase in their billing for necessary utilities and food? Climate change has transformed from a water cooler topic into a serious matter for everyone, especially individuals and families who are already having difficulty.

BRIC’s #BHeard Community Town Hall event on Wednesday, December 9, hosts a panel of noted activists and local educators to speak about these issues. Those who attend this free event can also ask pertinent questions to gain better insight. The latest event in the series will take place at the BRIC House and will broadcast live to the viewing public. (more…)

10/08/15 12:00pm

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BRIC JazzFest is a week-long event celebrating jazz legends and ground-breaking new artists from Brooklyn and beyond.

Created By BlankSlate

This Sunday, BRIC kicks off its annual week-long BRIC JazzFest, celebrating some of the most exciting globe-trotting jazz legends and a huge crop of groundbreaking new artists from Brooklyn and beyond. Event highlights include “The Brown Beatnik Tomes,” poetry and art by Danny Simmons accompanied by the Ron Carter Trio; free performances by Jaime Woods and Battle Trance; and a two-night marathon featuring artist such as Kamasi Washington and Dr. Lonnie Smith. You can either purchase a 3-day JazzFest Pass, or purchase tickets in advance or at the door.

07/30/15 12:00pm

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Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

Movies make for great entertainment, but can they change the world? Find out on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 7pm at a free film screening at BRIC in Fort Greene. Interactive Media for Social Good, part of BRIC FLIX, is an ongoing film screening and conversation series showcasing Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity.

This installment is being held in partnership with Made in NY Media Center by IFP and will be moderated by Elissa Birke, the producer of the Independent Filmmaker Project program Envision: Addressing Global Issues Through Documentaries. The evening will feature interactive media works dealing with a diverse range of place-based and social issues.

Brazilian-American filmmaker Luisa Dantas will present Land of Opportunity, a transmedia documentary chronicling the rebuilding of post-Katrina New Orleans. The project takes a thought-provoking look at housing displacement in the wake of natural disaster.

If you’re interested in the history of Brooklyn, you won’t want to miss Southside Stories. Created by Brooklyn-based artist Shannon Caroll, the innovative audio-walk project explores Williamsburg through the eyes of longtime residents. (more…)

05/07/15 11:00am

Don’t let the words “summer school” scare you.

BRIC Media Education is offering a slew of affordable and free classes that are challenging, fun, and can put you on the path toward producing your own material. Whether you’re interested in television studio production, or working with a professional performance art group that The New York Observer calls “a rare treat for the theatergoer,” BRIC has a course for you.

 

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Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

Since 1979, BRIC has been educating Brooklynites. Their mission: to enable students to produce content for television and online, and to learn more about the ever-changing landscape of technology. Following are a few of the exciting classes they offer.

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