The Day: Summer Enrichment, DanceAfrica and Super Start Paintings

Locals can see acrobatic feats and African art history at BAM this weekend (Photo by The Nabe)
Locals can see acrobatic feats and African art history at BAM this weekend. (Photo by The Nabe)

By Ashoka Jegroo

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

The Local may be a thing of the past, but we’re absolutely certain you will love The Nabe. With this new beginning, you have a chance to help us make this new site even better than The Local. Hit us up and let us know what kind of content you’d like to see on The Nabe. As for the next few days, this weekend has lots for locals who enjoy, including dance, music, art.

  • If you need something for the kids to do this summer, enrichment classes at the Irondale Center may be the perfect activity to keep the youngsters busy. This Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., parents can meet the summer staff and receive discounts on registration at the Irondale Center as it hosts its second of three free open houses. Adults and children ages 6 to 15 can stop by 85 South Oxford Street, get a preview of the summer classes and enjoy the backstage tours and snacks.
  • Fans of great dancing, a great storyline and minimal dialogue can catch “Mur-Mur (The Wall)” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Fisher building this Saturday at 321 Ashland Place. At 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., locals can watch the story of two couples and a younger brother expressed through gymnastic and acrobatic feats. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from the BAM website.
  • BAM will also host DanceAfrica this weekend, when locals can learn about the artistic and cultural history of Africans and the African diaspora. On Sunday at 3 p.m., you can join acapella gospel group Sweet Honey in the Rock and host Chuck Davis for their DanceAfrica 2013 Opening Celebration. The celebration will take place in the Peter Jay Sharp building at 30 Lafayette Avenue. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased on the BAM website.
  • For all of you art connoisseurs, you won’t have to leave the nabe this weekend to gaze at sublime works of creativity. Brand US, a local art gallery, has that artistic eye-candy you crave as it hosts the “It’s All Good” (The Super Star Paintings) art show this Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Locals can stop by 503 Clinton Avenue and view some of the work done by local artists and aesthetes.


Sign in or become a Bklyner member to join the conversation.