NM’s Beat Nite takes Downtown Brooklyn!

Norte Maar, Beat Nite, Downtown, BRIC, 321 Gallery, American Medium, Clovers Fine Art, LIU, Urban Glass, Mark Morris Dance Center, Galleries at LIU, Brooklyn, Fulton Street, Gates Avenue, MoCADA

Norte Maar’s signature neighborhood wide gallery night returns featuring the diverse and exciting community of Downtown Brooklyn! Join the throngs of art ponies who will ride out to discover new and the established art spaces through a self-guided tour featuring galleries, alternative art spaces, and this time the world renowned Mark Morris Dance Center! Beat Nite Downtown will be held on Friday, February 26, 6-8pm and is presented in collaboration with BRIC. All spaces will be open 6-8pm. Official after party at BRIC (647 Fulton Street) featuring Beat Nite resident DJ jojoSOUL spinning lively urban tunes from 8-10pm. $5 Cover.

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This the 14th Edition of Beat Nite which began in February 2009 bringing awareness and access to the growing artistic community of Bushwick. Beat Nite and has been recognized for putting the Bushwick art scene on the map and has gone on the thrive as a bi-annual event organized by Norte Maar’s Co-Founder / Director / Curator Jason Andrew. In the fall of 2015, Norte Maar launched a new initiative with the Beat Nite program to feature new emerging artistic communities in Brooklyn and beyond.

Participating Spaces:

321 Gallery
321 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

321 Gallery is an artist-run space located on the garden level of a residential brownstone. Founded in 2012, the gallery’s mission is to highlight underrepresented artists while providing a platform for a range of curatorial endeavors. For more information: www.321gallery.org

American Medium
424 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216

American Medium is a gallery committed to exploring 21st century modes of cultural exchange. Previous curatorial projects by the gallery’s directors include Appendix and Extra Extra. American Medium is directed by Travis Fitzgerald, Josh Pavlacky, and Daniel Wallace. For more information: www.americanmedium.net

647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn NY 11217

BRIC presents contemporary art, performing arts and community media programs that reflect Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity. BRIC also provides resources to launch, nurture and showcase artists and media makers. BRIC advances access to and understanding of arts and media by presenting free and low-cost programming, and by offering education and other public programs to people of all ages. For more information: www.bricartsmedia.org

Clover’s Fine Art Gallery
338 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11201

The founder and director of Clover’s Fine Art Gallery is Clover Barrett, a Brooklyn-based attorney whose law firm has been serving the community for over 20 years. An avid art enthusiast, Clover is particularly inspired by art and artists of the Carribean diaspora. The Gallery is a medium through which Clover is able to foster enlightenment and appreciation of these works. For more information: www.cloversfineart.com

(3) Galleries at LIU Brooklyn
1 University Plaza @ DeKalb and Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn NY 11201
Humanities Gallery: Humanities Bldg, Ground Flr
Salena Gallery: Library Learning Center, Ground Flr
Resnick Gallery: Library Learning Center, 3rd Flr

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, the Galleries at LIU offer a an array of exhibitions that reflect diversity of our immediate community as well as the the ever changing international world around us. For more information about our programming: http://liu.edu/brooklyn/galleries?

Mark Morris Dance Center
Featuring BOOMERANG in open rehearsal
3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community. The Dance Center, the home of MMDG, also provides space for classes and dance companies. For more information: www.markmorrisdancegroup.org/dance-center

For Beat Nite, the fearlessly physical, poetically-nuanced dance and performance group BOOMERANG will be in studio at MMDC showing excerpts of there most recent work which will premiere at Dixon Place in March

MoCADA Museum
(Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts)

80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and programming, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora, and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture. For more information about membership and future programming: www.mocada.org

647 Fulton Street #1
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Through studios, classes, publications, exhibitions, and events, UrbanGlass is dedicated to furthering the use of glass as a creative medium. To find out more about our studio and how you can get involved: www.urbanglass.org

About Beat Nite:
Beat Nite made its neighborhood debut in February 2009, featuring all of Bushwick’s alternative art spaces and galleries—at the time, only seven. The event grew into a biannual occurrence offering an awesome neighborhood-wide event that many have labeled “half art stroll, half bar crawl.” With over 50 galleries and alternative spaces now in Bushwick/Ridgewood, beginning in 2012 a special guest curator was invited to select spaces from the community’s many great offerings. In the fall of 2015, Norte Maar launched a new initiative with the Beat Nite program to feature new emerging artistic communities in Brooklyn and beyond.

About BRIC:
BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. Our main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces. Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, several path-breaking public access media initiatives, including the newly-renamed BRIC TV, and a renowned contemporary art exhibition series. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn. In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences. BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables us to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.


  1. D.

    The previous 6-10pm time slot of Beat Nite made it do-able and so much fun.. . even if only half the places stay open late. I hope Beat Nite will go back to that timing as 6-8pm just isn’t enough time to visit venues so many blocks apart. The 8-10pm party is nice but the assumption is that this event is primarily about the ART.

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