Thursday, 22 September 2022 12:17

WAMC@SPAC on 9/29: “BAM! And Then It Hit Me with Karen Brooks Hopkins”

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces that its WAMC@SPAC series will continue with “BAM! And Then It Hit Me with Karen Brooks Hopkins” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at The Pines@SPAC facility. 

WAMC’s Joe Donahue will lead the conversation with author and President Emerita of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Karen Brooks Hopkins about her new memoir, “BAM! And Then It Hit Me,” a behind-the-scenes look at Hopkins’ 36 years at the iconic cultural institution, America’s oldest performing arts center. 

The discussion will explore leadership, innovation, urban revitalization and stories about artists and icons who inspired Hopkins throughout her career. A book signing will follow the conversation.

Karen Brooks Hopkins is the president emerita of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where she worked for 36 years, serving 16 as its president. As president, Hopkins oversaw the institution’s 230 full-time employees and its multiple theatres and cinemas. Hopkins has served as the chair of the Cultural Institutions Group, has been a member of the mayor’s Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission, the New York State Board of Regents, and sat on the Boards of the NYC & Company, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and currently serves on the Trust of Governors Island. 

“BAM! And Then It Hit Me with Karen Brooks Hopkins” is free to attend; however, seating is limited. Visit 

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