Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Free this week Performing Arts

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a performing- and cinema-arts center located in Brooklyn. BAM showcases more than 200 stage performances every year, including 75 free performances put on as part of BAMcafé Live. Programming includes dance, music, and opera. If you’re more interested in movies, the center has a four-screen cinema that shows new and classical films.


  • BAMcafé Live: Enjoy free live music on select Friday and Saturday nights, featuring rock, jazz, R&B, world music, pop, and more – from Brooklyn and beyond. Check out who’s playing next.
  • Afterschool Programs: BAM helps teens engage art, culture, and social justice issues through free programs including dance and choreography. Explore BAM’s afterschool programs.
  • Stage Performances: BAM hosts more than 200 stage performances – including film, music, and dance – each year. Students and IDNYC holders can get discounted tickets. See what’s playing next.