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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts was an independent c 3 nonprofit performing arts presenting organization located on the campus of Brooklyn College. Founded in , Brooklyn Center presented multi-disciplinary arts performances to more than 70, people each season. It also boasted one of the largest arts education programs in the borough , serving 46, schoolchildren from over schools annually.
On September 6, 63 days after becoming part of Brooklyn College , the College fired all the staff, and shuttered the organization, citing budgetary reasons. Brooklyn Center's mission is to present outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn's diverse communities, at affordable prices.
A central part of the mission is to introduce young people to the performing arts, to enhance education, and to expose children to new ideas and other cultures. The rights to the site of Brooklyn College, initially occupied by Native Americans, were transferred to Dutch settlers in in exchange for one hundred guilders , two-and-one-half tons of beer, three long-barreled guns, and some ammunition. For the next three centuries, homesteaders and farmers occupied the land. By , the college secured the property, and in October of that year construction of Brooklyn College began.
Since the college served a large, urban and unusually heterogeneous student body, it was immediately obvious to the college administrators that the campus needed a grand assembly hall. Gideonse wrote a proposal to the City Planning Commission for auditorium funding. The landscaping of the property followed construction, and by April 15, , the cornerstone was ceremoniously placed in position.
Since many fine artists have roots in Brooklyn, its three main halls are named after famous Brooklynites: George Gershwin , Sam Levenson , and Walt Whitman. Brooklyn Center offers lower ticket prices to its family performances with the Target Family Fun series. Now in its 25th season, the series is deed to provide parents and caregivers the opportunity to introduce their children to music, theater and dance at affordable prices.
Brooklyn Center's SchoolTime series was created more than 30 years ago to fill the gap created by cuts in public school arts programs, particularly in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The series of performances, that take place during the school day, introduce and expose young students ages 4—14 to educational performing arts programs.
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