I hear there will be some tweaks along the way, but this what I understand to be the basic–and pretty in-depth–schedule for this year's Afro-punk Festival.  The music portion takes place July 4-6 and again on the 12.  There's  a film and skate portion that takes place July 3-8.  Overall, looks like a killer lineup.

4th July
    Pure Hell
    Whole Wheat Bread
    American Fangs
    Game Rebellion
    The Objex
    Joya Bravo
    & more   

5th July
    Living Colour
    Earl Greyhound
    The London Souls
    Apollo Heights
    & more 

6th July
    Saul Williams
    Janelle Monae
    The Dallas Austin Experience
    Elevator Fight
    Chewing Pic's
    Peekaboo Theory
    & more

The AP Film Series

    Afro-Punk Festival film program is co-curated by BAMcinĂ©matek with Matthew Morgan and James Spooner, and the outdoor concerts and events are produced by Matthew Morgan. Outside BAM's Peter Jay Sharp Building, as well as at additional venues throughout Brooklyn, there will be free live musical performances, a skate park, and an Afro-Punk Block Party with DIY vendors. 

  27th June
    PREMIERE: What's On Your Plate?
    You've read Omnivore's Dilemma and Fast Food Nation and you try to buy local and organic produce at your neighborhood farmer's market. But do you really know how what you're eating ended up on your table? Through the eyes of two intelligent and inquisitive eleven-year-old girls from New York City, we follow the many paths, the conflicting economics, and the disparate decision makers who all play a part in what we eat. Ideal for families to watch together, the film presents a variety of perspectives on how food reaches our urban community and its associated challenges.

    3rd July
    Adjust Your Color: Petey Greene
    Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story Of Black New Orleans
    A Man Named Pearl
    Eventual Salvation
    Favela Rising
    Hoods To Woods

4th July
    The Anderson Platoon
    Fred Hampton: Black Panthers In Chicago

5th July: an all-day Spike Lee program
    Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads
    Making of Do The Right Thing
    A Huey P. Newton Story
    Do The Right Thing

6th July
    A Man Named Pearl
    Revolution '67
    White Lies Black Sheep

7th July
    When We Were Kings
    What's On Your Plate?
    The Night James Brown Saved Boston  

8th July
    Adjust Your Color: Petey Greene
    Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story Of Black New Orleans
    The Two Towns Of Jasper
    Medicine For Melancholy


    The Afro-Punk Skate Park will be erected in GGMC parking lot adjacent to BAM at Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place. The skate park is open for three days of the festival. Staffed by BMX and pro skaters who will give demonstrations, the skate park will provide free instruction for youth of all ages along with boards, pads, and helmets. Rounding out the skate park will be a music stage hosting a high-energy series of DJ sets and musical performances, and various contests including:   

5th July
    BMX Bulldog Bikes / Afro-Punk presents:
    Urbanx – Battle For The Streets-Best Box Jump Contest
    $5000 IN PRIZES include all expenses paid trip to the XGAMES Courtesy Of ESPN


6th July
    Afro-Punk presents:
    Urbanx – Battle for the Streets – Best Trick Contest
    $5000 IN PRIZES including all expenses paid trip to the XGAMES Courtesy Of ESPN


    Open Road leads skateboarding programs in schools, after school, in city-wide events, and builds parks that are open to the public for free skating. We create free skateboarding physical education programs in response to several interrelated needs and opportunities. Open Road offers skateboarding sessions for all ages. Our sessions are lead by male and female instructors trained by Billy Rohan. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Beginner and Intermediate sessions begin with warm up stretches in a sequence developed by Billy. Safety/equipment care is covered in every session.


12th June
    On Clinton Avenue between Myrtle and Willoughby, July heats up with the second annual Afro-Punk Block Party featuring live music, DJs, and DIY fashion, food, and craft vendors. Not the usual street fair, the block party features the best underground and local artists and artisans.

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