Second Sundays

Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education.

Food by Grasshopper and Vegan Choice Catering and Beverage by PW Bar.

On View

After you’re done

After you’re done, comprising works by Sarah Sudhoff and Jo Broughton, is an exhibition curated by Macushla Robinson and Andrea Klabanova which peeks behind-the-scenes at the sets, props, and devices of the sex industry.

Sudhoff’s Wired series depicts an archive of arousal. Devoid of human bodies, these photographs of devices from the Kinsey Institute (Indiana University) sit at the intersection of research and play. Whilst some of these devices are used in scientific research into human sexuality and do not exist in the porn industry, many of them might also fi...Read more

Tables of Content

Tables of Content catalogs 5 years of Pioneer Works programming through the lens of its print materials, highlights of which augment an alphabetical index of all events, classes, interventions, exhibitions, and residencies since the organization’s founding in 2012. Composed of cards, posters, pamphlets, and programs, this archive is presented alongside the entire library of Pioneer Works’ publications, which are available for viewers to read.

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Zulu P

Zulu P is a rap group hailing from all corners of New York City. Comprised of T-Rock, Sweetness Adreina, and Lil E.B., they began working on their eclectic and lively sound out of a day center in SoHo. They are now working on their next record, to be released on Astro Nautico, out of Trans-Pecos, a music venue and community space in Ridgewood, Queens.

Participatory Programs


PAPERwork in Process

The filtration process in paper making is the core concept of Tahir Karmali’s project PAPERwork, which addresses notions around borders, migration, and authenticity. Through his sound installation, Karmali amplifies the filtration process and turns this action into a performance. The sound collected will be filtered and modified itself to mirror the treatment of the paper.


Explore urban ecology with Biobus, a research-grabe mobile microscope lab.

Cake Boys

Drew Pettifer makes work that explore the homoerotic male gaze. In Cake Boys, the public is invited to eat cakes that have erotic photographs of men printed on them, served within our second floor exhibition, After you’re done.

CT::SWaM Studio for Spatial Sound::

An octophonic sound installation setup by Daniel Nuemann, where selected sound artists are able to explore and generate work in a unique spatial sound environment.

Fact Craft: The Office of Blame Accountability

Humorous and serious as well as contemplative and introspective, this public art project invites you to consider the agency of blame.

Reanimation Library: Zine Making

Make zines with found images and text from the Reanimation Library as you learn more about the project housed across the street at Pioneer Books.

Tech & Virtual Environments Lab Open Studios

Virtual reality, augmented reality, machine learning, and more with our tech residents on the third floor.

Tarana in Studios

Music resident Tarana will be in the music studio recording all day.

Hope Floats Kiosk

Tell Congress how you really feel and leave a message for your representative.

Gavin Riley Smoke Machine Presents: The Space Needle Mystery

Space Needle Mystery is a live-music take on a Choose Your Own Adventure paperback set to the tune of 80’s quasi-futurist synth tones, and inventive story rhymes. A spitball of goofy hip-hop, blow-by-blow audience interaction, and endearing low poly animations by John Karel, audience members will collectively determine the fate of a middle school-aged protagonist.

Solar and Star Gazing

Join the Amateur Astronomers Association of NY in the garden for an interactive look into the sky.