Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1486
Dating from its first performance in 1861, BAM has grown into a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts and film to Brooklyn. The first BAM facility at 176-194 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights, burned to the ground in 1903. In 1906, the cornerstone was laid at 30 Lafayette Avenue, and BAM performances resumed in the fall of 1908. Since then, BAM has continued to expand and update its facilities, and now includes not only the Howard Gilman Opera House, but also the BAM Harvey Theater, the Lepercq Space (BAMcafé), and BAM Rose Cinemas.