BRIC OPEN Festival Featuring David Byrne, Community Dance Classes & More

BRIC House, located in Downtown Brooklyn, will open its doors with all kinds of inclusive, participatory free programming from April 27-30 for its aptly named BRIC OPEN Festival. The legendary David Byrne (Talking Heads) kicks things off on Thursday, April 27, with a talk called “Reasons to Be Cheerful,” followed that night by a Dance Party with DJ Geko Jones.


Throughout the weekend, attendees can participate in community dance classes; tackle chords during Guitar Mash led by Mark Stewart (Paul Simon, Bang on a Can); get colorful with Drag Drink & Draw; join a conversation on social practice with artists Jon Rubin and Shaun Leonardo; or explore diverse experiences with Ping Chong + Company’s Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity or Theater of War Productions: The Drum Major Instinct.


“The BRIC OPEN Festival will reflect the essence of BRIC, with works across performing arts, contemporary art and media that either are simply not complete without creative input from the public, or that highlight the essential role that the public already plays in the development of creative and journalistic work,” said Leslie G. Schultz, President of BRIC. “It’s a unique twist on a festival, and we are thrilled to add it to the rich landscape of New York City Festivals.”

Visit for the full schedule and to RSVP!

All events are FREE and take place at:

BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Entrance on Rockwell Place


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