Azikiwe Mohammed
Azikiwe Mohammed

Temporary Allegiance: Open Call

Inaugural Flag: June 14th, 2017

Open Call: Ongoing

Knockdown Center re-launches Philip von Zweck’s project Temporary Allegiance, an ongoing open call for artist-made flags to be featured temporarily on our prominent 40 foot flagpole at the building’s entrance. Each flag will be on view for two weeks. Beyond guidelines listed, all flags submitted will be flown in the order they are received. Please see submission guidelines below. About …

Image courtesy of the artist.
Image courtesy of the artist.

Isaac Pool: 40 Volume

January 13 – February 25, 2018

Opening Performance and Reception: Saturday, January 13, 7:00pm

Closing Performance and Reception: Saturday, February 24, 7:00pm

Knockdown Center presents 40 Volume, Isaac Pool’s first solo exhibition in New York, an installation and sitcom-length play starring three sock-encrusted vases and a head of fennel. In 40 Volume‘s performances, the vessels depart from their place in the adjacent gallery and chat together through filters of personal mythology and melodramatic pop lyrics to find sisterhood. The exhibition includes paintings …


Julius Eastman: Crazy Evil Gay

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

8:00 PM

Knockdown Center and The Kitchen present Julius Eastman: Crazy Evil Gay, a concert of works by composed by Julius Eastman. Eastman perfected his multifarious minimalism in three works of the late 1970s: Crazy Nigger, Evil Nigger, and Gay Guerrilla. Each work is scored for multiple instruments of the same kind. The concert features Evil Nigger and Crazy Nigger performed as …


Nils Frahm – All Melody

Thursday, March 15, 2018

8pm doors // 9pm show


Nils Frahm Nils Frahm had an early introduction to music, learning the piano throughout his childhood. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of classical pianists from previous generations as well as the music of contemporary composers, before forging his own musical path through composition. Today Nils Frahm continues to work as an accomplished …


Amie Cunat: The Clock is Taking a Nap.

August 3 – December 31, 2017

Artist Talk: Sunday, August 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Opening Reception: Sunday, August 6, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm


Knockdown Center is pleased to present The Clock is Taking a Nap., a mural by Amie Cunat as a part of FiftyTwo Ft, a series of long-term wall-based artworks in the East Corridor. The imagery within the mural is sourced from drawings of churches and other buildings in New York City. The work depicts building-like structures tightly packed across the …

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New Year’s Eve with Cardi B and Friends

Sunday, December 31, 2017


#1 Billboard star and homegrown rapper Cardi B graces the stage at Knockdown Center this New Year’s Eve. Tickets will not last! Come early for complimentary passed hors d’oevres, and enjoy a free champagne toast at midnight. VIP ticket holders can enjoy a express entry, a champagne open-bar from 9pm – 12am, and special section or get your friends in …

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 …


Bedouin Presents: SAGA

Saturday, December 16, 2017


The story began in Ibiza this past summer. Launched at Heart, every Sunday night throughout the season, SAGA, with Bedouin at the helm, quickly became one of the island’s most successful new parties. SAGA is a musical odyssey, feeding the senses and elevating the collective experience. Now SAGA leaves Ibiza for the very first time. Bedouin’s Rami Abou-Sabe and Tamer …