Sonic Arts For All makes Music Magic Happen!

Sonic Arts For All (SAFA!)  is at BCAL on Fridays facilitating making music through beats on screens: it’s an individual hands-on experience that promotes sequential learning through a shared technology that fosters inquiry.


STAR MS Students produce a documentary based on setting life goals!

  Students at STAR middle school rung in the new year by interviewing peers and BCCP staff about goals. Students were asked to write a series of SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely) goals for their lives – anything from schoolwork to family life to anything in between. Goals were set for the next […]

BCCP 2016 Holiday Party END 2016 in Style

      BCCP ended the 2016 calendar year in style with a party at new restaurant Butterfunk Kitchen in the Windsor Terrace section of Brooklyn. We were joined by BCCP founder,Nancy Romer, and new BCCP Faculty Director Erika Niwa. Staff performed the mannequin challenge to cap off a fun evening with speeches, lemonade fried […]

Happy Holidays from Project Peace @ IS291!

December is the month that prepares ourselves to slow down the routine, reflect on our hard work and look back at the challenges, victories, pitfalls and learning processes of the year. It is the time when it is almost inevitable to remember good experiences, learn about mistakes and get ready for the new adventures of the upcoming year… Bring […]

Movable Game Jam hosted by BCCP at BCAL!

On Saturday, 12/10/16, braving the coldest day of Winter thus far, participants flocked from all over NYC to experience the Games For Change Movable Game Jam at the Brooklyn College Art Lab in 301 Roosevelt Hall, hosted by BCCP as “a part of [the] G4C Student Challenge in New York City…inspired by Hive’s Movable Game Jam Initiative.” There were REAL Scientists […]

“The Girls” in Red Room Studio recording the song “We Poppin!”

The Girls, Mildred, Sonique, Nyla, and Kwanee (face covered) in mid recording of the song “We Poppin!” to be featured on the upcoming BCCP Music album on

“Mannequin Challenge Is the New Viral Video Sensation You Probably Can’t Avoid.”

According to the NYT, the “Mannequin Challenge Is the New Viral Video Sensation You Probably Can’t Avoid,” so when STAR academy came to BCAL to play scrimmage game #2 -in preparation for the Nike Zoom League- right before game time, we had participants interact to complete the “#MannequinChallenge.” Again, yesterday, before starting activities, and getting […]

Erasmus Students: Battle for the Best Borough

Hip Hop’s Legendary Emcee Rakim says “It ain’t where you from it’s where you at” but students at Brooklyn’s own Erasmus High School battled to test that theory and see if it was true.  Students separated into five teams each representing a borough in NYC. David a.k.a Undakova introduced students to how to structure their […]

Teaching Artist Gabriela Galvan gradually exposes BCAL MS Participants to processes of making Art with glue, paper, and/or plaster!

        At the 7th week of programming, BCAL MS participants are getting into the groove of observing the BCAL Community Agreement, which enables them to self select their daily activities and aims to help them develop a creative practice that fosters critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership.  Pictured here are 3 different days in the […]