Wed Sep 22 |The Plaza at 300 Ashland 300 Ashland Place
At the corner of Lafayette Ave & Flatbush Ave
Discover the epicenter of Brooklyn’s arts and culture.
The Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival (DBAF) is an annual celebration of Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural community and the artists, writers, and performers who inspire the borough’s creative spirit.
DBP created the Downtown Brooklyn Rehearsal Residency Initiative to provide free outdoor rehearsal space to artists and arts organizations during the COVID-19 lockdown. On Thursday, select residents will showcase the pieces they created and rehearsed on the Plaza, including the work of Senegalese dancer Babacar Top and the original circus and comedy production Allez-OOPS! by Rob & Miss Jane, among others. After several years in residence at BRIC, musicians from The Knights, led by Artistic Director Colin Jacobsen, will perform their first concert since the start of the pandemic. Organizations from the Brooklyn Cultural District will also contribute to the program.
The 2021 Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival will take place from Wednesday, September 22 to Saturday, September 25. Acclaimed arts organizations across the Brooklyn Cultural District will share both virtual and in-person programming with exciting performances, workshops, classes, talks, films, family programming, and exhibitions. Every evening during the festival, The Plaza at 300 Ashland will have exciting activations, ranging from performances to dance parties.