Barclays Center offer tickets to non-profit, religious, and community groups

Religious groups, non-profits, to see Barclays events for free

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Underprivileged Brooklynites will be able to see top-notch entertainment at the Barclays Center thanks to a partnership between a Downtown neighborhood group and the arena that will make sure folks without the funds get passes to a number of anticipated stadium events.

Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance’s complimentary ticket program will offer Brooklyn-based non-profits, religious, and community groups up to 50 tickets per event — a service community leaders are hailing as a great opportunity.

“We’re excited,” said Herbert Daughtry, a pastor at The House of the Lord Church who helped launch the program. “It gives people access who wouldn’t have had the chance.”

Senior and youth groups — chosen by lottery — will be able see performances from artists such as Jay-Z and Barbra Streisand, Daughtry said.

The deal comes as part of the arena’s Community Benefits Program, in which developer Bruce Ratner promised to provide thousands of jobs and services to Brooklynites.

Ratner says the community-centric ticket program, which includes access to Nets games, will allow the Barclays Center give something back to Brooklyn.

“Barclays Center is going to positively impact this community in so many ways,” he said in a statement.

Groups interested in obtaining free tickets to events can download an application via the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance website

Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.
Updated 1:17 am, September 24, 2012
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Robert Hart from Bronx/Harlem N>Y> says:
Barclays I for one definitely commend you with such a program...but can it not extend past other under priviledged communities and programs,churches , yougth other boroughs... my email
July 29, 2014, 6:28 pm
Karen Taylor from East New York says:
I work for a non profit organization. Housing works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS our mission is to in the dual crisis of homes and aids through relentless advocacy the provision of life saving services. We are a chemical dependency program who provide counseling for those who are struggling with addiction we provide our clients with recreational groups to help build healthy developmental socialization skills. As a part of compliance we give the client incentives for motivational purposes and to also help the client to readjust to society and know that there is more to life than using drugs. So I am asking if there is anyway that we would be able to get tickets for some of the events for our clients.
Dec. 21, 2015, 12:15 am

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