Flag by Andrea Arrubla
Flag by Andrea Arrubla

Temporary Allegiance: Open Call

Inaugural Flag: June 14th, 2017

Open Call: Ongoing

Knockdown Center re-launches Philip von Zweck’s project Temporary Allegiance, an ongoing open call for artist-made flags to be featured temporarily on our prominent 40 foot flagpole at the building’s entrance. Each flag will be on view for two weeks. Beyond guidelines listed, all flags submitted will be flown in the order they are received. Please see submission guidelines below. About …



Every Saturday
May 27 – September 2, 2017


This summer, we’re teaming up with the best promoters, hosts, and DJs to bring you an outdoor party every weekend! Come get down in the Ruins and kick back with a frozen drink and your favorite acts. EVERY SATURDAY ALL SUMMER LONG Tickets Start At $15 In partnership with… LPR Presents, The Bunker, Mixpak, Armada Fania, Dévotion, Nubian Mafia and more Check back for …

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LPR Presents: VISUALS VISUALS Video Art + Music Residency at Knockdown Center featuring Andrew Fox (of Visuals)

Every Friday in June

Doors at 8:30pm

Friday, June 9 The Range Visuals Dave Harrington – bass/electronics Jordan McLean – trumpet/electronics Brian Chase – drums Projections by Wild Dogs Tickets here.   Friday, June 16 George Clanton Pictureplane Visuals Nicky Sparkles Projections by Kathryn Chadason 18+ Tickets here. Friday, June 23 Millionyoung Visuals Ian Chang Projections by Christian Hannon Tickets here. Friday, June 30 Computer Magic Visuals Casey …

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

3:00pm – 2:00am

MIXPAK and Tryna Function present a very special party named SUMMER FRENZY, featuring dancehall star SPICE who is flying in from Jamaica for an undoubtedly crazy live show, performing hits “So Mi Like It”, “Indicator” and “Sheet”. She is joined by rapper/R&B artist Tink, whose Winter Diary mixtape series has made it into Rolling Stone top albums list, and is …

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SITE : SOUND with Eli Keszler, Stine Motland, Lea Bertucci, Tilt Brass, Ashcan Orchestra

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Doors at 6:00pm

Join us for a culminating exhibition and showcase staged as a sonic portrait and re-telling of the Site : Sound series. Site : Sound is a series of intimate site-specific lectures, sonic-spatial interventions, and performances celebrating the pliancy and tactility of acoustic experience. Taking place across three boroughs of New York City from April 23 to June 25, 2017, twelve …


Dope BBQ w/The Cr3w

Sunday, July 2, 2017


DOPEBBQ is quickly becoming one of the wildest, most anticipated events in New York City – and it’s because of all of you. Hundreds came out to party, network, dance to great music, and eat delicious food, and we want to THANK YOU for all of your support. We can’t wait for you to see the lituation TGP and The …

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Sunday, July 2, 2017


This month’s Sunday Service, Knockdown Center’s free monthly performance series, is hosted by Same As Sister/Briana Brown-Tipley and Hilary Brown. Titled Pairings in Horror: The Visceral + The Visual Impact, the evening will feature live and digital performance responding to a narrative within the horror genre, matching artists who will collaboratively experiment, improvise and create. Pairings include Lamy Istrefi Jr. …

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Yeah, That’s What She Said! Presents: MOTHERLAND

July 7-9, 2017

Yeah, That’s What She Said! (YTWSS) holds their annual pop-up event featuring art, performances, and workshops by working class and poor women, women of color, immigrant women, trans women, and queer women. YTWSS*2017’s theme is MOTHERLAND. What does home mean to you? What does lineage mean to you? What does connection and intimacy with your past, present, and future mean …


Brunch Bounce & Feel Up Records present:

Saturday, July 8, 2017

2:00pm – 10:00pm

Summer is almost here and we’ve teamed up with the Feel Up Records squad to bring you Chicken & Beer, one of the wildest parties in town with a stacked lineup including Jillionaire, Serani, Jubilee, Max Glazer, Silent Addy, Hewy, Love Taps, Zeemuffin, Bobby Dubs and Noise Cans Chicken…Beer…and you never know who might show up! In the Ruins, Knockdown Center’s Backyard. *** Originally created by Irvin Benitez as an …