Sneak Peek: BeatNite Downtown! (1 of 2)

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 Beat Nite is one New York City’s longest running independent late night art hops. Since its inception in 2009 BeatNite has promoted the alternative art scene, making accessible the art spaces that promote the truly contemporary and cutting edge corridors of Brooklyn. For this its 14th Edition, Norte Maar sets its boom on Downtown Brooklyn. Here’s a closer look at a few of the seven selected art spaces:

Norte Maar, Beat Nite, Downtown, 321 Gallery, Brooklyn

Clean and minimal tendencies are elaborated and exhibited at artist-run 321 Gallery. Photo: Installation view of current exhibition “The Limited Sphere: featuring new works by Aurora Andrews, Aileen Murphy, Barbara Ess, Christopher Rey Pérez, Dmitri Hertz, Gertrude Mertens, Tashawn Davis Peter Brock”

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. On view at the gallery through March 12: “The Limited Sphere” featuring works by: Aurora Andrews, Aileen Murphy, Barbara Ess, Christopher Rey Pérez, Dmitri Hertz, Gertrude Mertens, Tashawn Davis Peter Brock. For more information:


Norte Maar, Beat Nite, LIU, Brooklyn, Downtown

The Humanities Gallery one of three galleries at LIU. Photo: “Helene Brandt: Sculpture” from 2006.

(3) Galleries at LIU Brooklyn
1 University Plaza @ DeKalb and Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn NY 11201

Humanities Gallery: Humanities Bldg, Ground Flr
Galactic Whispers: featuring work by Laura Bernstein, Daniel O’Neill, Jimi Pantalon

Salena Gallery: Library Learning Center, Ground Flr
Two Painters: Jo Ann Roshchild and Elizabeth Yamin (closing talk at 5pm)

Resnick Gallery: Library Learning Center, 3rd Flr
Hilary Lorenz: Listening to the Forest

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, the Galleries at LIU offer an array of exhibitions that reflect diversity of our immediate community as well as the the ever changing international world around us. BeatNite will feature the closing reception for all three galleries! For more information about our programming:


MoCADA, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Norte Maar, Beat Nite, Downtown

MoCADA Museum harnessing the contemporary pulse of downtown Brooklyn and contemporary African Diasporan Arts. Photo: “Dreaming of Kin” by Tiona McClodden. Photo Credit: Marlon James

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:


Norte Maar, Boomerang, Beat Nite, Downtown, Brooklyn

Photo: Mark Davis / BOOMERANG

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

For the first time in the eight-year history of BeatNite, Norte Maar features a look inside the home of one of New York’s most celebrated dance companies: The Mark Morris Dance Group. 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:

For Beat Nite, and fresh from their residency at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, Norte Maar has invited the fearlessly physical, poetically-nuanced dance and performance group BOOMERANG to be in studio at MMDC showing excerpts of there most recent work which will premiere at Dixon Place in March 11 & 12, 18 &19, 26 & 27. This show is one of the hottest tickets in town so get yours first here:

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.

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