2016 FAB FULTON Events

Sunday, April 24, 2016

FAB Alliance has a spectacular lineup for our 2016 FABFulton outdoor event series, launching May 6th. The free events and activities will take place through August in the public plazas and parks along Fulton Street, in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, a strip known as FABFulton.

The complete schedule of events is below, and includes a FAB array of fun stuff for all ages!

 

FAB FRIDAY KIDS' CONCERTS

FRIDAYS 10 - 11AM

Putnam Triangle

Ages: 12 mos. - 5 years

Start your day with a little wiggle and musical fun! FAB FRIDAY Kids' Concerts feature lively performances by some of the best family-oriented local talent. Kids sing along, dance, play musical instruments, and enjoy being outdoors.

 

May 13 - The Good Ms Padgett

June 10 -  Papa Kei

July 8 - Moozika


FABFRIDAY KIDS' AFTERNOONS

FRIDAYS 4 - 6PM

Ages: 4 - 12 years

An awesome afternoon of free kidstuff:  hands-on art workshops conducted by local professional artists, urban croquet, jump rope, sidewalk chalk drawing, checkers, hula hooping, storytelling and a pop-up library! Plus, special interactive performances with instructors from Mark Morris Dance Center, Cumbe Dance, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, Brooklyn Music School, Berean Community Drumline, and more.   

 

May 6 - Fowler Square

May 20 - Putnam Triangle

June 3 - Cuyler Gore Park

June 17 - Putnam Triangle

 

 

FAB SPRING WEEKEND

May 21 - 22

17th Annual SONYA ArtWalk

12 NOON - 6PM

The ”open house”-style event that connects local studios, galleries and artists with neighborhood businesses and art lovers, will kick off each day in both Putnam Triangle and Fowler Square. The two plazas will serve as information hubs, providing maps, artist details and ongoing interactive art-making projects.

Plus...

May 21

4th Annual Chess Exhibition

In partnership with Oxford Gambit and Kingsmen Chess Clubs

Putnam Triangle

10AM - 2PM

Fourteen-year-old local chess prodigy Omar Cunningham will take on 15 challengers simultaneously! The top adult and junior games will receive a trophy; check-in and registration begin at 10:30.

 

Community Celebration

FAB Alliance, in partnership with The Smoke Joint

Fowler Square

11AM - 4PM

Live band, DJ, arts & crafts, face-painting, games, activities, free food sampling, line dancing, and more!




A FABulous SUMMER

 

JUNE 4

9th Annual Dr. Charles R. Drew Blood Drive

Hosted by Omega Psi Phi, Inc.

Putnam Triangle

11AM - 5PM

Join the fraternity’s local Alpha Upsilon chapter for a fun day of community outreach and education as they welcome blood donors to help fight Sickle Cell Disease.

 

JUNE 4, 11, 18 and 25

Dancing with the (Senior) Stars

Presented by Fort Greene Council, Inc.

Putnam Triangle

2AM - 3PM
They're bringing out the boom box and their best line dancing moves for a quick turn or two on the Triangle!

JUNE 15

Fort Greene Council, Inc. Seniors and Children Community Day

Presented by Fort Greene Council, Inc.

Putnam Triangle

9AM - 5PM

A day of sun and fun in the community, young and old alike are invited!

 

JUNE 18

16th Annual Fort Greene Juneteenth Arts Festival

Cuyler-Gore Park

12 NOON - 6PM

A signature event of The Cooperative Culture Collective of Brooklyn, the Juneteenth Arts Festival is a family-oriented day of history, culture and “edu-tainment!” This year’s celebration is a tribute to the life and music of the late Maurice White, of Earth, Wind & Fire.

 

JUNE 29

Jazz966 at The Plaza presents Ray Abrams Big Band

Presented by Fort Greene Council, Inc.

Putnam Triangle

6 - 8PM

In partnership with Jazz966, we invite you to come out and grab a seat for an evening of live jazz sounds by the legendary 18-piece Ray Abrams Big Band, led by Don Echoles Conway.

 

Craft Fair

Presented by Fort Greene Council, Inc.

Putnam Triangle

10AM - 4PM

Twice a month in June and July. Arts & Crafts on display, Jewelry, Health & Beauty, Community Information -  plus free performances and line dancing. Follow FAB’s social media for updates.

 

WEDNESDAYS

JULY and AUGUST

Uni Project Pop-Ups

Putnam Triangle

3 - 6PM

A FAB favorite, the non-profit Uni Project brings learning opportunities to public spaces. The mobile unit pops up with reading, drawing and other hands-on activities that allow youngsters to embrace the act of learning, almost anywhere!

 

JULY 13

Intergenerational Day of Drumming & Dance

Presented by Fort Greene Council, Inc.

Putnam Triangle

A celebration of the drum and its cultural significance, experience an entire day of fun workshops, hands-on interactive demonstrations and lively performances. There’s something for everyone!

10 - 11AM

Kids’ Drumming Class by Young Minds Day Care Drummers

 

2 - 4PM

The Blenman Steel Sounds

and

Line Dancing by Grace Agard Harewood Dancers and Fort Greene Council, Inc. Senior Dancers

 

6 - 8PM

Nubian Messengers

Hands-on Workshop and Performance

 

JULY 27

"Chili-Off"

Presented by Fort Greene Council, Inc.

Putnam Triangle

9AM - 5PM

Chili cook-off contest featuring FGC’s popular cooks.

 

FAB FLICKS

Presented in Partnership with

PUTNAM TRIANGLE (Fulton and Grand)

FIVE THURSDAYS in JUNE

8 PM

FAB Flicks is back! In partnership with BAMcinématek, FABFulton has reserved your Thursday evenings in June, for an homage to some of the most popular African-American film actresses of the decade, plus a concert film tribute to the late Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire.

  

June 2

Mahogany

(1975, Berry Gordy)

with Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams

A Chi-town career climber has to choose between her fashion career and her love for an inner-city activist in this sumptuous drama.

 

June 9

Cleopatra Jones

(1973, Jack Starrett)

with Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey

Striking model Tamara Dobson makes her film debut in this Blaxploitation classic, which boasts a Gold-selling soundtrack by jazz composer J.J. Johnson.

 

June 16

Claudine

(1973, John Berry)

with Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones

This Oscar-nominated comedic drama, featuring songs by Curtis Mayfield, is the rare ’70s film to spotlight black urban life with wit and heart.

 

June 23

Friday Foster

(1975, Arthur Marks)

with Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt

A model-turned-photographer uncovers a plot to kill the country’s richest African-American in this action-packed showcase for Pam Grier.

 

Plus…

 

June 30

Shining Star: A Tribute to Maurice White

This tribute to the seven-time Grammy-winning funk legend features two phenomenal vintage shows from the heyday of his band, Earth, Wind & Fire.

Earth Wind and Fire Live on “Soul!” (1973)

Earth Wind and Fire in Concert (1981, Michael Schultz)

 

FABFRIDAY KIDS is presented by the FAB Alliance, with generous support from NYC Small Business Services (SBS), Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, Achievement First plus TD Bank. Special thanks to the volunteers of NY Cares and the dozens of FABulous local community partners.

 

FAB FLICKS is presented by the FAB Alliance in partnership with BAMcinématek, with generous support from NYC Small Business Services (SBS), Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, and Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

 

Check FAB's social media for updates, rain delay info and new events added to the schedule!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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