Families are invited to join BAMkids on Saturday, April 23, for a full day of fun outdoor and indoor performances, interactive activities, and showcases of local talent celebrating the spirit of spring and themes related to environmental advocacy and care.

Presented in collaboration with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, BAMkids SpringFest celebrates the spirit of the season and themes related to environmental advocacy and care.

Highlights include a program of springtime ragas from Indian classical musicians that melodically evoke joy and renewal; a kick-off concert from Grammy-nominated children’s musician Uncle Jumbo; mural-making with visual artist Ebony Bolt; and a closing concert where Flaco Navaja serves up old school South Bronx salsa. BAMkids SpringFest is co-curated by the BAMkids Parent Advisory Circle. 

In the Fishman Space, Indian classical musicians offer a program of springtime ragas that melodically evoke joy and renewal. Performances include sitar with Abhik Mukherjee; bansuri, sitar, and tabla with Jay Gandhi, Abhik Mukherjee, Sameer Gupta; and the Mitali Bhawmik Group featuring Mitali Bhawmik (vocals), Dibyarka Chatterjee (tabla), Anish Dharam (harmonium), Ariaki Dandawate performing Kathak dance, and Shankhadip Chakrabarty and on tanpura and vocals. 

Drop by the Hillman Studio for interactive activities such as creating zines with Annaliese Rozos, and Madhubani, Warli, and Rangoli coloring with Anju Gupta-Modak. Add your colorful spin to the Earth and Family Interactive Mural with designer Ebony Bolt. Learn the power of plants with herbalist Laura Ruocco and connect with, “The Joy Meister,” Joel Jeske on the Stutz Terrace. 

Full schedule of events here.

WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 10am—4pm

WHERE: The Plaza at 300 Ashland & BAM Fisher: Fishman Space, Hillman Studio, and Stutz Gardens

AGES: 3—11

TICKETS: Free (RSVP recommended at BAM.org). All visitors ages 5+ and staff are required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination. Please visit BAM’s safety protocol page for the most up-to-date information.

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