BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
14 March - 11 April 2021


Front of Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street

Opening hours

Open 24hrs daily

Further information

Event booking

Booking for all events to be announced soon


Opening Event

Sunday 14 March
12.00 - 6:30

For this opening day of Arrivals+ Departures there will be a special focus on memorialising lives lost and those born during COVID-19 initiated by BAM and the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office.

The public can enter names starting from 12:00pm (EST)

2:00 - 4:00 (online) A partnered event with Songs of Solomon .
A pre-recorded memorial incorporating song and uplifting tributes involving community organisations and elected officials .

5:00 - 6:30 (In person) A Covid-19 Remembrance event commemorating one year since the pandemic first hit New York City, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Adams and BAM.

Arts and cultural institutions across Brooklyn will also join Brooklyn Borough Hall in lighting up their buildings in yellow to honour this day.

The Power of Naming

Tuesday 23 March
4.30-5.30 UK (12.30-1.30 NY time)

In this discussion, artists Yara El-Sherbini and Davina Drummond reflect on their latest work Arrivals + Departures, exploring the power of naming as a personal and potentially radical act in relation to public sculpture and memorials.

They will be joined by special guests (to be announced) who will also be 'taking over' the Arrivals + Departures boards and BAM’s Instagram account on particular days whilst the installations is on show in Brooklyn, encouraging the public to engage with the act of naming in different ways.

This conversation will be moderated by Thomas Keenan, Director of the Human Rights Project and Professor of Comparative Literature at Bard College.