In November 2017, Whoop Dee Doo artists begin a long term installation in Knockdown Center’s Annex, working closely with local performance groups and teens from Maspeth Town Hall Community Center to create a series of free public programs that culminate in a final live performance and immersive installation. The final performance will emphasize and celebrate the historic diversity of Queens, and the creative talents of the Knockdown Center’s surrounding community.
Members of the public are invited to engage with Whoop Dee Doo, their community of collaborators, and the working the process during open-doors workdays on Saturdays from 2 – 7pm!
About Whoop Dee Doo
Whoop Dee Doo (est. 2006) is a traveling, artist-led project and non-profit organization that creates ambitious installations and live performances as collaborations with community groups. Whoop Dee Doo often works closely with underserved youth groups to research, conceive and create their projects. Whoop Dee Doo has created commissioned projects for organizations including the Smart Museum in Chicago, SFMOMA San Francisco, Loyal Gallery in Sweden, The Contemporary in Baltimore, and Abrons Arts Center in New York City, among others, and recently completed a 6-month project series as a 2016 artist-in-residence with the Education Department at the High Line (NYC). Whoop Dee Doo is a 2016-2017 Franklin Furnace Grant Recipient, and is a featured artist project on the Art21 series “New York Close Up”. www.whoopdeedoo.tv
For a more in-depth look into Whoop Dee Doo’s process and behind-the-scenes, please visit:
About Maspeth Town Hall
Maspeth Town Hall is an organization that has served thousands of students for the last 11 years. During afterschool programs, students are given an hour every day to do their homework with the help of our trained counselors and staff, and offered many academic activities such as STEM, literacy enrichment, arts and crafts, junior achievement, team building games, and much more! Maspeth Town Hall also offers family and community events that emphasize several festivities throughout the year. The organization’s priorities are to increase student’s academics independence by giving them access to more material and instruction relevant to their studies and interests.