RESONATE X CHASM ft. Aurora Halal, Celestial Trax, & more

Friday, January 13th, 2017

7:00pm – late

RESONATE x CHASM  An evening of art, music, performance, and activism. A panel discussion focused on social and political engagement in Trump’s America will be followed by live music and DJs.   This event is part of a fundraising series of music, performances, and workshops accompanying NASTY WOMEN exhibition, on view at Knockdown Center January 12-15th, 2017. NASTY WOMEN evening …



Saturday, January 14, 2017

LOUD & UNAPOLOGETIC: Setting the Tone for 2017 and Beyond Join Tom Tom Magazine and the Oral History of Female Drummers for 10 min sets of loud and unapologetic drumming by female and gender non-conforming drummers. Throughout the day at Knockdown Center’s NASTY WOMEN Exhibition, 6 drummers will play and have their voices heard. the drumming will happen all throughout the space. …


Power Share/Power Surge: A Panel Discussion curated by Christen Clifford

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Power Share/Power Surge: A Panel Discussion on Activism, Aging, Art,  Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights, Intersectional Feminisms, Sexuality, Trans Rights, and more. What can we do? Where do we connect? How can we share power? Curated and donated by Christen Clifford Moderated by Stephanie Acosta Panelists: Ashton Applewhite, Ayana Evans, Buzz Slutzky and Pamela Sneed This panel, curated by artist and activist Christen Clifford, came about through a consideration of …


A Night of Nasty Women – Comedy hosted by Lorelei Ramirez

Saturday, January 14, 2017

8:00pm in the Ready Room

“A Night of Nasty Women” Comedy hosted by Lorelei Ramirez featuring: Ana Fabrega, Jen Goma, Patti Harrison, Amy Zimmer, Nicole Silverberg, Marcia Belsky This event is part of a fundraising series of music, performances, and workshops accompanying NASTY WOMEN exhibition, on view at Knockdown Center January 12-15th, 2017. NASTY WOMEN evening programming can be experienced through the purchase of a $20 …



Sunday, December 4, 3 – 7pm

Live streaming from Knockdown Center, visual artists Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner bring their show #trashDay to Clocktower Radio. #trashDay elevates the vernacular of urban fiction, reality television, gossip publications, social dance, and fashion, and uses it as a point of departure for satire and social commentary. Join us for a celebration of the prodigal return of the #trashDAY duo, …


Armada Fania

Nov 10, 6pm – 12am

A DJ night and record digging pop-up from Fania, the NYC label founded in 1964 that launched some of the biggest Latin stars of Salsa and Afro-Carribean sounds, the likes of Celia Cruz, Larry Harlow, Bobby Valentín, and Héctor Lavoe. Armada Fania is a special event presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. The musical lineup spans a …


Internet Yami-Ichi

Nov 6, 12 – 6pm

The Internet Yami-­Ichi is a free-­to-­attend flea market where people gather and exchange “Internet-­ish” things in real life. Originating in Tokyo, the Internet Yami-Ichi was founded by artist duo Exonemo and their online art collective IDPW and has traveled to over ten cities including Berlin, Moscow, and Seoul. One year ago, the first ever Internet Yami-Ichi in the United States …


Monster Mash & New York Night Train’s Haunted Hop

Oct 31

TWO OF THE BEST HALLOWEEN PARTIES COMBINE TO HEED A HOLY NIGHT OF HORROR! Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Trains HAUNTED HOP vs Alana A Amram‘s MONSTER MASH HAUNTED HOUSE with Phantom Creep Theatre LIVE, Max Roseglass & Adam Fithers’s KISSING BOOTH, Gregory Stovetop’s LAND OF 1000 SCARECROWS, Stephanie García’s SCREAMING HORSES, Gary Balaban’s CINEMA OF SIN, Joseph Jagos’s …


The Qweendom Ball

Oct 22, 11pm – 2am
LSS: 1am sharp!

Qween Beat in collaboration with Loveless Records Presents: QWEENDOM BALL “INTERNATIONAL ROYALTY”Categories: Face:  Africa ($$) “My crown too heavy like the Qween Nefertiti!” Sell it up close and personal with a natural beat inspired by an African Qween.Runway: Europe ($$$) “Qween of London, Qween of France, Qween of Spain, You’ll go insane!” Bring it to the runway with the poise …