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“My Wall” Interactive Art Installation

Ongoing

This Fall, Knockdown Center presents “My Wall….,” an interactive immersive art installation produced by immigrant children and families in collaboration with the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services Arts and Literacy Program, artist/AED Laura Paris, and teaching artist/art therapist planning team Tomas Manon, Frank Mena, Jenn Perez, and Rocko Seymour. On the Fourth of July, we will unveil an interactive station …

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“US” by BUFU

Every Friday in July

5:00-10:00pm

Every Friday in the month of July, Knockdown Center hosts BUFU as a part of “US,” a month of daily programming that focuses on gathering, sharing strategies, resources, skills between collectives and how to build through organizing, healing, nightlife, and art. The evenings will kick off with a youth and teen summit and a reading group that will deconstruct Adrienne Marie …

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For Us Fest: Queer Abstract//BUFU//OLU

Sunday July 30, 2017

2:00pm-9:00pm

FOR US FEST CLOSING WEEKEND Queer Abstract x BUFU x Olu Alege Join us in the backyard with BUFU, Queer Abstract, and Olu Alege in the culminating event of “US,” a month of daily programming across all five boroughs that focuses on gathering, sharing strategies, resources, skills between collectives and how to build through organizing, healing, nightlife, and art. Queer …

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OVERTIME: Field Day

Saturday, July 15, 2017

3-9pm

Join us for a special *FREE* and family-friendly edition of OVERTIME! We’ll have activities, food, and music for all ages in our sunny backyard. We’re serving FREE hot dogs from 3-4pm and bringing out the ping-pong table, corn hole, and sidewalk chalk for a good time. Drop In Activities (3-9pm): Plaster Ice Cream Sculpture Workshop Fabric Painting Station Ping Pong …

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Pysanka Egg Dyeing Workshop

Sunday, April 9, 2017

1:00pm

Join us as we welcome spring at our annual Pysanka egg dyeing workshop. Ukrainian Pysanka involves drawing on an egg with a special tool, using fire and wax, and dipping the egg in multiple dyes, building up patterns and layers. The word pysanka is derived from the Ukrainian verb pysaty ‘to write’; we ‘write’ designs on the eggs. Nearly all Slavic …

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Pysanka Egg Dyeing Workshop

Sunday, April 2, 2017

2:00pm

Join us as we welcome spring at our annual Pysanka egg dyeing workshop. Ukrainian Pysanka involves drawing on an egg with a special tool, using fire and wax, and dipping the egg in multiple dyes, building up patterns and layers. The word pysanka is derived from the Ukrainian verb pysaty ‘to write’; we ‘write’ designs on the eggs. Nearly all Slavic …

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Seed Bombs with non/studio

August 7, 3pm – 5pm
2016

Topsoil forms at the rate of about 1 inch every 100 years, the speed of decay and rock fracture. Learn how to find (and fix) phosphorous, potassium and nitrogen in soil, use soil-as-dye and make worm poop seed bombs with non/studio. We will use red clay, fabric, brushes, soil from different Brooklyn locations, seeds, and worm compost for a free workshop for …