Yeah, That's What She Said! Annual Pop-up. July 217.
Yeah, That's What She Said! Annual Pop-up. July 217.

Open Call: Exhibitions and Artist Projects

Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018

We are currently seeking proposals for exhibitions, short-term projects, and events! We’ve rolled out a fresh proposal process, which you can find here. Review the guidelines for open calls for gallery exhibitions and projects in our main spaces, and apply by April 15th! We are also seeking proposals on a rolling basis for Open Capacity – our new space support program for artists …

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Full Moon Music Festival

Saturday, June 30, 2018

On June 30th, Full Moon returns with a new rhythm. A beautiful, intimate location located just east of Williamsburg bathed in the stars, forged by the elements. Elevated culinary choices and collaborators. Three music stages with acts that tantalize and entice from 2pm – 4am. New York’s summer ritual of love and music will last until the moon begins to …

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Werk It! A Women’s Podcast Festival

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – Wednesday, November 14, 2018

9 AM – 6 PM

Join Werk It: A Women’s Podcast Festival, the inimitable annual gathering for women shaping the future of podcasting! Two full days of conversations, workshops, live tapings, networking events, and one-on-one mentoring sessions, plus our Podcast Accelerator: your chance to pitch a show, incubate a pilot, and score a development deal with WNYC Studios. Register now to become a part of …

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Coming To America Theme Party

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Hilarious, sweet, and sharp, COMING TO AMERICA is Eddie Murphy’s funniest film. African prince Akeem is on a journey across the world to find a a queen. What better place to look than Queens, New York? Akeem wants to live like the common people of Queens do, but his faithful servant prefers the luxuries of palace life. Will they find a woman …

Artwork by Jennifer Maravillas
Artwork by Jennifer Maravillas

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Sunday, April 8, 2018

2:00 – 6:00pm

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women. Let’s change that. Join us on April 8th from …

Performance from Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento, CA,
April 2017 featuring
The Royalty Dancers. Photo: Makoto Hawkins.
Performance from Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento, CA, April 2017 featuring The Royalty Dancers. Photo: Makoto Hawkins.

Whoop Dee Doo

November 18 – December 16, 2017

Final Performance: Saturday, December 16, 2017

3:00pm and 5:00pm

This month, Whoop Dee Doo artists stage a long term installation in Knockdown Center’s Annex, working closely with teens from Maspeth Town Hall Community Center and local performance groups Ñukanchik Llakta Wawakuna and students from the Calpulli Community – a program of Calpulli Mexican Dance Company – to create a series of free public programs that culminate in a final …

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“Wall < Enter" Interactive Art Installation

October 5th – October 26th, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5th, 4:00-8:00pm

Closing Reception: Thursday, November 2nd, 4:00-8:00pm

Join us for the closing reception of “Wall < Enter,” an interactive immersive art installation produced by diverse New York City youth 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. Featuring music provided by 8 Ball Radio DJs and refreshments! “Wall < …

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Defend + Restore

Sunday, September 17, 2017

3:00-8:00pm

Defend + Restore is a community-centered daytime event focused on care, strengthening, and the sustainability of physical, mental, and emotional health. Join us to share skills and tactics of self-preservation in the wake of ongoing individual and collective traumas. Free and donation-based workshops, trainings, and gatherings geared toward self-defense, intervention, strengthening, restoration, and care will be held in Knockdown Center’s …

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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 …