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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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Open Call: Short-Term and Time-Based Proposals

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Do you have a performance, workshop, or series of events in need of a home? Send us your proposal before September 15th for consideration of our 2017-2018 programming! Short-term projects can take the form of temporary installations, dance, theater, readings, talks, screenings, etc. This open call does not limit scale, scope, or format of submissions. Knockdown Center’s mission is to …

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Dope BBQ w/The Cr3w

Sunday, July 2, 2017

2-9pm

DOPEBBQ is 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 will be serving a dope mix of free food. This 4th of July …

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2nd Annual Maspeth Craft Beer Festival

Friday, June 23, 2017

6:00pm

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 …

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Da Prato Test Kitchen: Family Meal

Nov 5, 6pm
2016

Come enjoy a handmade meal, sit down with friends and strangers alike gathered around community tables, and even get a peek into the fresh pasta making process. This supper will feature two handmade pasta dishes served family style as well as a salad of lush greens and edible flowers. The Da Prato Test Kitchen is a monthly supper club series …

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Maspeth Craft Beer Festival

Friday, June 3; 6pm – 10pm

Come join us for the first ever 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 …

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CATCH takes KNOCKDOWN

May 30, 3 – 9pm
2016

A very special, super-sized, Memorial Day edition of CATCH Performance Series! CATCH is a Brooklyn-based, hydra-headed, multi-disciplinary, rough-and-ready series of performance events. On Memorial Day, Monday 30 May, they will present 20 amazing music, dance and performance artists with a barbecue cook-off. CATCH is curated with reckless delicacy by Jeff Larson, Andrew Dinwiddie, and Caleb Hammons. “2015 OBIE Award … Best Ambulatory Feast of Experimental Performance”- The Village …

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Pancake Feed

November 22, 2-4pm
2015

Please join us for a Thanksgiving warm up that draws a line between two of our outdoor temporary projects, A Way From Home (J McDonald’s mobile art project that questions urban development) and Bloch (a 100 year old Swiss log come social art project). The trailer, adorned by a sauce dispenser, will serve as the assembly line wherein diners will …