Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a major performing arts venue in Brooklyn, New York City, known as a center for progressive and avant garde performance. It presented its first performance in 1861 and began operations in its present location in 1908.
Today, BAM has a reputation as a leader in presenting "cutting edge" performance and has grown into an urban arts center which focuses on both international arts presentation and local community needs. Its purpose is to provide an environment in which its audiences—annually, more than 550,000 people—can experience a broad array of aesthetic and cultural programs.