Sunday Service: Buzz Slutzky presents… Jes Fan, Trace Peterson, and Catalina Schliebener

Sunday, April 2, 2017


We are pleased to announce Sunday Service: Buzz Slutzky presents… Jes Fan, Trace Peterson, and Catalina Schliebener. For the 3rd iteration of our new performance series Sunday Service, Buzz Slutzky invites artists to present experimental or in-progress works around the theme of the “Slumber Party,” relating to trans aesthetics and childhood. Jes Fan Jes Fan is a Brooklyn based artist …

Flight Over Wasteland

Flight Over Wasteland

April 12 – 16, 2017

Flight Over Wasteland is a project by visual artist Liliya Lifanova in collaboration with composer Hiroya Miura, and choreographer Davy Bisaro. This collaborative team reimagines T.S. Eliot’s modern epic poem The Waste Land in a series of evocative tableaux vivants, choreographed gestures, actions, sculptural objects, and sound. Eliot’s poem, The Waste Land reflects the complexity, brokenness, and collaged nature of …


G.A.P. X MAMI Present: Art is Labor: A Day of Creative Advocacy and Critical Imagination

Sunday April 23, 2017
1pm – 8:30pm

Get Artists Paid and MAMI presents Art is Labor: A Day of Creative Advocacy and Critical Imagination, a day long event that centers holistic sustainability for artists in today’s precarious economy. Join us for discussions and workshops that cover topics such as managing student loan debt, healthful eating on a budget, internet security, making sense of the commissioning processes, and more, …

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2nd Annual Maspeth Craft Beer Festival

Friday, June 23, 2017

Come join us for the 2nd Annual Maspeth Craft Beer Festival presented by The Kiwanis Club of Maspeth.  This festival will feature some of the finest beers from some of the best breweries from NYC as well as several from across the US and abroad.  In addition to the great beers available, we will be featuring cider and wine tasting as …


Incarnata Social Club

March 23, 2017

Doors 8pm

Knockdown Center is pleased to present Incarnata Social Club, an evening of experimental performance dedicated to providing visibility to artists at all stages of professional development. Founded in 2016 by artists Kembra Pfahler and Orlando Estrada, Incarnata began as a monthly performance salon in a basement night club in New York City’s East Village. Incarnata has since expanded to become …


Accessions Launch with Juliana Huxtable, James Hoff, and HD

Saturday, March 18, 2017


To celebrate the launch of aCCeSsions issue three, the journal’s editorial team will host an event featuring DJ sets from artists Juliana Huxtable, James Hoff and HD at the Knockdown Center. aCCeSsions is the online journal edited by the graduate students at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Issue 3: “Transmissions” Digital Launch: Thursday, …


FlucT at NADA Presents

Thursday, March 2, 2017


NADA Presents Thursday, March 2, 2017 6pm – 8pm Skylight Clarkson North 572 Washington Street New York, NY 10014 Knockdown Center will also present a performance by FlucT, at 6pm on March 2nd as part of NADA Presents. A collaboration of performance artists Monica Mirabile and Sigrid Lauren, FlucT will restage their performance “Sissy Joker,” (2016) a dance-based investigation of …


Sunday Service: Niall Jones Presents… Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Effie Bowen, Angie Pittman, Raha, and Travis Sisk / Manifestany Squirtz

Sunday March 5, 2017

6 – 8pm

This month, Knockdown Center invites Niall Jones to curate Sunday Service. Niall has invited Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Effie Bowen, Angie Pittman, Raha, and Travis Sisk / Manifestany Squirtz to share work across mediums. The evening will explore the dance party and nightlife, historically and empirically, as a commingling of multiple bodies and multiple ethics. The dance party ostensibly functions as a movement, …



Saturday, February 18, 2017
Doors at 4pm

INDEX, is an all-day festival of music, performance- and community engagement. Featuring the works of artists, activists- and academics alike, INDEX highlights innovative voices of Black-Latinx experience – a jubilant archive in conversation with Black History Month. INDEX invites guests to browse and activate a catalogue of readings, performance, installation, and discussion. For 12 hours, The Knockdown Center, a converted …