BRIC Announces “Raised By Brooklyn” Gala and House Party, Honoring D-Nice

BRIC Announces “Raised By Brooklyn” Gala and House Party, Honoring D-Nice

Brooklyn, NY (April 10, 2024) BRIC, a leading, multi-disciplinary arts and media institution anchored in downtown Brooklyn, announces today its 2024 BRIC House Party & Gala: “Raised by Brooklyn.” For over 45 years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn’s cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs includethe BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! festival in Prospect Park to BRIC’s renowned contemporary art exhibition series, and two distinct media initiatives: Brooklyn Free Speech, Brooklyn’s Public Access initiative, and BRIC TV, a nonprofit community TV channel and digital network. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.

The BRIC House Party & Gala: “Raised by Brooklyn” kicks off BRIC’s year-long curatorial theme, highlighting the organization’s impact on the borough and beyond.

D-Nice Returns to BRIC

The gala, held on June 12, 2024, at 6 PM, features multi-talented artist D-Nice as both honoree and performer, closing the night with a DJ set at the BRIC House Party immediately afterwards.

D-Nice’s return follows his epic live 2021 Club Quarantine set at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, which was the first live version of the pandemic party in New York. Joining D-Nice as an honoree is longtime BRIC Board Member, Community Producer, and philanthropist Toni Williams and In The Raw®, a cornerstone of the Brooklyn business community and longtime supporter of arts and culture organizations. We are proud to recognize all for their contributions to Brooklyn’s vibrant community.

“Raised by Brooklyn” – A Year of Celebrating Brooklyn

The gala serves as the launchpad for BRIC’s “Raised by Brooklyn” campaign. This theme will guide the organization’s programming for the next year, encompassing the 2024 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! season and continuing through spring 2025. 

“Raised by Brooklyn” is a universal theme that amplifies BRIC – and Brooklyn’s – legacy of cultivation. It dares us to live up to a heritage of community that welcomes and empowers all who call this place home. Whether by birth, choice, or circumstance, we have all been embraced by Brooklyn. It is the Brooklyn way.

D-Nice, Honoree and Performer, said today:

“It is truly an honor to be a 2024 “Raised By Brooklyn” honoree. As I reflect upon my time in this remarkable borough, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and pride. For ten wonderful years, Brooklyn was not just a place I called home, but a place that shaped me, nurtured me, and instilled in me a profound sense of community.”

Toni Williams, Honoree and Performer, said today:

“My journey with BRIC Arts & Media has been truly rewarding. As a longtime donor, current board member, and certified Community Producer, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of their investment in our borough’s creative minds.  It’s an honor to be recognized by this organization that remains a vital nexus of art and culture. BRIC’s commitment to artists like myself is a testament to their lasting impact. Their support is living proof that artistic visions can flourish here in Brooklyn.”

Wes, Jackson, BRIC President, said today:

“We’re thrilled to welcome D-Nice back to BRIC! From Club Quarantine to ‘Call me D-Nice’, he has been a part of the culture’s creative spirit. This Gala celebrates the transformative power of our programs and their impact on Brooklyn. ‘Raised by Brooklyn’ is a universal story that inspires us to live up to our borough’s legacy of inclusivity and empowerment. We look forward to unveiling a year of programming that celebrates all things Brooklyn!”

Cumberland Packing Corp./In The Raw®, said today:

“BRIC’s unwavering commitment to music, art and community is a unifying force in our beloved County of Kings. We are honored to be recognized as this year’s ‘Raised by Brooklyn’ honoree. As a company rooted in Brooklyn for over 70 years, we are grateful for the recognition and proud to support BRIC’s important role in shaping our vibrant cultural landscape.”


Tickets and Information

BRIC will continue to release more information about its 2024-2025 “Raised By Brooklyn” season in the months and weeks ahead, including the 46th anniversary lineup of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! At Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park.

Tickets for the BRIC Gala & House Party can be purchased here or by contacting [email protected].



Wendy Washington, T.I.D. Agency

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James Michael Nichols, BRIC Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

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