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 …

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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 …