Wednesday, October 23, 2013

November 9, 2013 Walking Tour: Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District


Theatre for a New Audience 

Walking Tour: Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District
With Theatre Historian Cezar Del Valle

Saturday Saturday, November 9, 2013
 10am-12pm
Free
 Reservations Required

Meet in front of BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 


Includes interiors of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Harvey, and the new Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Come honor Brooklyn's history and celebrate our new home with a portable soir√©e. Theatre for a New Audience is offering a walking tour led by historian Cezar Del Valle, author of The Brooklyn Theatre Index, Vols. I and II. Cezar will guide participants through Downtown Brooklyn’s theatrical past, present, and future. The tour will start in front of BAM Howard Gilman Opera House and end at Theatre for a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center. We'll be making stops at BAM Harvey and at historical sites of theatres past. We hope to see you there. 







Let's take a stroll! Through Downtown Brooklyn that is, home to some of the most impressive arts and cultural institutions in New York City. At the heart of it lies the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, where Theatre for a New Audience is setting up camp. We're proud to open our new home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, just steps away from BAM Howard Gilman Opera House and around the corner from the Mark Morris Dance Center. We couldn’t be more excited about putting down roots in a vibrant community that, like us, has a rich and evolving history.

Special thanks to Sharon Lehner, BAM Archivist, for her help in researching and organizing this tour.


For more information on this or any of Theatre for a New Audience’s Humanities programming, email humanities@tfana.org  or call 212-229-2819x31.







Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society.

He is currently accepting theatre talks and walks for 2014-historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.


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