Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival: Festival Finale

The Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival (DBAF) returns to celebrate Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural community and the artists, writers, and performers who inspire the borough’s creative spirit.

Friday, October 4, 2019
5-8PM: Kickoff with performance by Soul Tigers Marching Band and dance party with Soul Summit

Saturday, October 5, 2019
11AM-5PM: DBAF Community Day with performances and activities from the Brooklyn Cultural District’s artists and institutions
6:30-9PM: Brooklyn Film Night. Feature film: Spike Lee’s Crooklyn

Sunday, October 6, 2019
12-2PM: Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet, Urban Bush Women, Oddisee
2-5PM: Talib Kweli (DJ Set) and Nkiru Books Pop-Up

Full daily schedule here.

During the annual celebration, acclaimed local arts organizations will open their doors with exciting performances, classes, and tours, and offer a host of free outdoor programming at The Plaza at 300 Ashland located at Flatbush and Lafayette Avenues.

Participants include: American Opera Projects | BAM | Bang on a Can | BOMB Magazine | BRIC | Brooklyn Ballet | Brooklyn Historical Society | Brooklyn Music School | Brooklyn Navy Yard | Brooklyn Public Library | The Center for Fiction | Dancewave | Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance | DreamStreet | EPIC Players | FAB Fulton | Found Sound Nation | Irondale Ensemble Project | ISSUE Project Room | Mark Morris Dance Group | MoCADA | New York Transit Museum | Recess | 651 ARTS | StoryCorps | Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble | Theatre for a New Audience | UrbanGlass. The Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival is organized by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership with support from Two Trees Management Co. and Whole Foods Market.

The Plaza at 300 Ashland
  • 300 Ashland Place
    At the corner of Lafayette Ave & Flatbush Ave