The application process for DBNA's Community Events Program has now been closed!!!
February 20, 2017718
Thank you so much for your interest in The Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance (DBNA) Community Events Program. As you may know, DBNA is a party to the historic 2005 Atlantic Yards Project Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with Forest City Ratner Companies, which, through an affiliate, operates the Barclays Center. DBNA has, as a part of its CBA portfolio, the right to hold ten community-sponsored events at Barclays Center each year.

Community events may be held in various locations within Barclays Center, including the Arena Bowl, the Cushman Wakefield Theater, the Practice Court, the Calvin Klein Courtside Club, and the 40/40 Club and Restaurant.  Each of these spaces has its own configuration and seating/standing capacity.

While the CBA provides that the rental fee for these spaces is discounted for community-based organizations, there are some costs involved and these costs will vary depending on the space in which you are interested. At a minimum, you will be required to utilize Barclays Center's personnel for security, ushers, housekeeping, etc. Also, any catered event is required to use Levy Restaurants, Barclays Center's exclusive food and beverage concessionaire.

Specifically, DBNA’s Community Events Program is available to not-for-profit charitable organizations, schools (public or charter), religious organizations, block associations, hospitals, or similar organizations operating in Brooklyn, New York, with priority given to organizations in Community Boards 2, 3, 6, and 8 (areas nearest to the Barclays Center).

To help ensure that the DBNA Community Events Program is able to reach our target populations, organizations applying for the 2014-2015 DBNA Community Events Program must complete an application packet, containing all of the three items listed below.  The deadline for  DBNA's receipt of  this packet, in its entirety, has been extended to 5pm on June 30, 2014 in order to receive consideration. Please make sure to include the following items in your packet:

1.  Completed Application

2.  Documentation of not-for-profit status (A copy of your IRS letter granting 501(c) status)

3.  Organizational Tax returns for previous three years


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CLICK HERE for more information about locations in Barclays Center which are available through the DBNA Community Events Program.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Although all spaces in Barclays are described in this PDF, only the Arena, Cushman Wakefield Theatre, 40/40 Club, Calvin Klein Courtside Club and Practice Court are available through the DBNA Community Events Program.

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