: art spaces and galleries stay open late
Fri, Feb 26, 2015
All Participating Spaces Open: 6-8pm
Beat Nite ….shinning a light on a whole under-appreciated art neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn! – Hyperallergic
Beat Nite …the most underground, exciting, and fiercely independent pockets of the New York art world. -ARTINFO
Beat Nite… Best Neighborhood-Wide Gallery Nite. -L Magazine
This edition of Beat Nite is presented in collaboration with BRIC and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Saddle up! and join the throngs of art ponies who will ride out to discover the new and the established art spaces in Downtown Brooklyn! Celebrated for exposing the most underground, exciting, and fiercely independent pockets of the New York art world Beat Nite returns with its 14th Edition of the self-guided neighborhood art crawl in Downtown Brooklyn 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 participating 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.
This is the 14th Edition of Beat Nite which began in February 2009, bringing awareness and access to the growing artistic community of Bushwick. Beat Nite has been recognized for putting the Bushwick art scene on the map and has gone on to 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. Beat Nite Downtown is present in collaboration with BRIC.
(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
(Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts)
80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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.
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.