Brooklyn FAM 2023: Festival of Arts and Music
Join folks from across the borough for Brooklyn FAM’s 3rd annual flagship festival of arts and music, presented in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance. Now more than ever, we look forward to holding this space for our communities to come together to affirm and nurture our shared humanity with empathy, compassion, and care. This year’s event embraces Brooklyn FAM’s 2023 theme of multi-sensory storytelling with vibrant expressions of West African, Jewish, and Arab cultures featuring 30 Brooklyn-based artists across music, folkloric dance, dance-theater, puppet theater, PanAfrican and Palestinian dance workshops, and artmaking. The main stage will feature Yacouba Sissoko, Siren – Protectors of the Rainforest, Isle of Klezbos, WonderSpark Puppets, Freedom Dabka Group, and Zahra & Friends.
On adjoining lawns, participate in a Community Circle of facilitated community conversation, Jewish improvisational singing, and West African drumming. Help create the new public art project Shine Your Light with artists Ellie D’Eustachio and Hekima Hapa, and stop by craft stations with community partners the Arab American Association of NY and Kente Fest NY.
Participate in the unveiling of Patchwork Quilt and A Tree Comes Alive in Brooklyn with artists Sylvia Hernandez and Magalí Wilensky. These are two public art projects that YOU, Brooklyn fam, helped create at 8 events across the borough this year! They and Shine Your Light will be exhibited on three floors of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum from mid-November 2023 through March 2024.
Delicious kosher, Mediterranean halal, and Senegalese lunch options from Brooklyn vendors will be available for purchase.