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Brooklyn Academy of Music

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Address: 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone Number: 718-636-4100
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Founded in 1859, this performing arts center is the oldest institution of...

Founded in 1859, this performing arts center is the oldest institution of its type still in operation in the United States.

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Music and movie heaven

THE place in NYC - not just Brooklyn - for cutting edge music/dance events and great movie experience. Right next to Atlantic Avenue subway terminal in beautiful brownstone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

THE place in NYC - not just Brooklyn - for cutting edge music/dance events and great movie experience. Right next to Atlantic Avenue subway terminal in beautiful brownstone Brooklyn and the Barclays center. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance, a couple of blocks, for before or after shows.

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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This theater brings the best of international dance, theater, and music to downtown Brooklyn. It's comfortable, the sightlines are perfect, and the shows are unbeatable.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

BAM is an exquisite venue to see films or live music. Nearly every seat has a good view, excellent acoustics, and a great atmosphere. There are also many bars and restaurants in the area so it makes a great date night or activity when friends or family come into town. One caveat: I have never been able to use the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is host to an eclectic mixture of theater, music and movies. The BAMCafe is a large space upstairs where you can get a drink with a limited food menu, a good place to wait for the show to begin. On Fridays late there is music in the BAMCafe. We saw the movie "Brooklyn" in Brooklyn... More 

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

If you go to a show here ,ballet,concert or any venue you won't go wrong.Never saw a bad show here from Jazz to Rock.Easy access by public transportation.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We've been to both these wonderful theatres on our more regular visits to New York over the last ten years and have seen such great and interesting works. The Harvey Theatre is such an atmospheric intimate, though large venue, where we recently saw William Kentridge's fascinating chamber opera 'Refuse the Hour' and previously have seen Derek Jacobi's Lear, and Huppert... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We went to see a taping of the Jimmy Kimmel Show in October, 2015, and couldn't believe how beautiful this theater is. Old world ornate, with awesome acoustics, they just don't build them like this anymore.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Such a beautiful and historic place that captures the magic and the arts of New York & Brooklyn specifically. I've been to this building so many times during my time living in New York. It's literally an Artists go to spot during the week. They have alot of great events, activities, and shows that allow the community to be involved and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The New Wave Festival offers everything Sophocles to multi-media to clowns. Not everything is great--a lot is experimental with some good and bad aspects to each offering. The price is right. There are at least three different theatres within a block or two of each other that make up BAM, including 2 historic buildings--the Opera House (now the Peter Sharp... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

After decades of new planning, new programs, great theater, New wave festival, edgy shows, movies plus the cinematheque -- this is a world class center of the arts, and has attract a myriad of other arts programs to the immediate vicinity.

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