06.10.22

BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! KICKED OFF 2022 SEASON WITH ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCES BY KAMASI WASHINGTON, RAVYN LENAE AND DJ REBORN ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 AT THE LENA HORNE BANDSHELL AT PROSPECT PARK

 

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BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! KICKED OFF 

2022 SEASON WITH ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCES BY 

KAMASI WASHINGTON, RAVYN LENAE AND DJ REBORN 

ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 AT THE LENA HORNE BANDSHELL 

AT PROSPECT PARK

The Festival season will continue with upcoming performances by
Third World, Phoebe Bridgers, Vic Mensa, Erykah Badu, Teyana Taylor, Davido, Deborah Cox, Yemi Alade and more!

Celebrating 44 years in the 44th District!

Photo Credit: Ellen Qbertplaya

 

WHO:
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! kicked off its 44th season, with opening night performances by Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington (@kamasiwashington), singer/songwriter Ravyn Lenae (@ravynlenae) and Brooklyn-based international DJ, DJ Reborn (@djreborn). Prior to the performances, a reception was held to ring in the season.

Notable attendees included former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, newly-named President of BRIC Wes Jackson, BRIC Board Chair Michael Liburd, NYS Assemblymember (44th District) Robert Carroll, Commissioner of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Laurie Cumbo, Commissioner of New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Susan M. Donoghue, two-time Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and more.

The festival season will continue this Saturday, June 11 featuring one of the longest-lived reggae bands of all time Third World (@thirdworldband) and Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra (@pan_evolution).

WHAT: 
BRIC, a Brooklyn-based leading arts and media institution, hosts the 44th annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at the Lena Horne Bandshell at Prospect Park, with live, free and in-person performances, which kicked off June 8, 2022 and runs through August 6, 2022 For more information on the artist lineup, RSVPs and more, visit http://bricartsmedia.org/bcb.

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

WHERE:
The Lena Horne Bandshell
Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY

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EVENT IMAGES: 
See event images below.
(Photo Credit: BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Photographers Antoine DeBrill, Soul Brother and Ellen Qbertplaya)

Stay Updated with the latest on BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival:
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ABOUT BRIC
BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn’s cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for their community, BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC is building Brooklyn’s creative future.

 

The crowd came out in force for the opening night of the 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! season, with attendees from near and far filling Prospect Park, and the Lena Horne Bandshell reaching full capacity on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Soul Brother)

Brooklyn-based international DJ, DJ Reborn kicked off the evening with a rousing DJ set that had the audience on their feet dancing along, at the opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

DJ Reborn takes a photo while performing at opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Soul Brother)

Singer/songwriter Rayvn Lenae had the crowd swooning with her sultry vocals during her performance at the opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Soul Brother)

Singer/songwriter Rayvn Lenae performs at opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! opening night headliner, jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, brought down the house with a lively performance at the Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Kamasi Washington performs, along with his band, on opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Kamasi Washington performs during opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

Attendees enjoy the performances at opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Ellen Qbertplaya)

(L-R) Opening night performers Rayvn Lenae and Kamasi Washington take a photo at 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Antoine DeBrill)

Opening night headliner Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington at 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Antoine DeBrill)

RnB singer/songwriter Rayvn Lenae poses for a photo before performing at the opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Antoine DeBrill)

(L-R) President of BRIC Wes Jackson, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Executive Producer Diane Eber, former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and BRIC Board Chair Michael Liburd enjoy the festivities at the opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Antoine DeBrill)

(L-R) BRIC Board Chair Michael Liburd, two-time Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and BRIC President Wes Jackson take a photo together on the opening night of the 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! season on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Antoine DeBrill)

Commissioner of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Laurie Cumbo attends opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Antoine DeBrill).

New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, NYS Assemblymember (44th District) Robert Carroll, Commissioner of New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Susan M. Donoghue and Commissioner of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Laurie Cumbo take a photo with the BRIC team, following opening remarks at 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Soul Brother)

(L-R) BRIC Board Chair Michael Liburd and BRIC President Wes Jackson are all smiles on the opening night of the 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! season on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Antoine DeBrill)

(L-R) BRIC President Wes Jackson, Commissioner of New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Susan M. Donoghue and BRIC Board Chair Michael Liburd celebrate opening night of the 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! season on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Antoine DeBrill)

(L-R) Commissioner of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Laurie Cumbo, BRIC President Wes Jackson and Commissioner of New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Susan M. Donoghue enjoy the festivities during opening night of the 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! season on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Antoine DeBrill)

(L-R) BET Chief Social Impact and Communications Officer Jeanine Liburd takes a photo with her husband, BRIC Board Chair Michael Liburd, during opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Antoine DeBrill)

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio greets an attendee at the opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Antoine DeBrill)

New York City Comptroller Brad Lander takes a turn at the DJ Booth during the opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Antoine DeBrill)

2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! partner Smorgasburg provided tasty concessions for festival goers, including drinks from event sponsor Blue/Point, during opening night on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Soul Brother)

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! sponsor Stella Artois served drinks out of a classic Airstream onsite at 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Soul Brother)

A representative from event sponsor ConEdison takes a photo during opening night of 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Soul Brother)

Prospect Park Alliance, who has partnered with BRIC for Celebrate Brooklyn!, was set up onsite with information available to attendees on June 8, 2022. (Photo Credit: Soul Brother)
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