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 and Beverage by Red Hook Snack Bar and PW Bar.

 

On View

Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner: White Man On A Pedestal

Pioneer Works is pleased to present White Man On A Pedestal (WMOAP), a two-person exhibition by Doreen Garner and Kenya (Robinson), from November 10 – December 17, 2017. WMOAP questions a prevailing western history that uses white-male-heteronormativity as its persistent model.

Both artists approach WMOAP from an individual practice that is responsive to their experiences as black women operating in a system of white male supremacy. At a time when removing Confederate statues—literally white men on pedestals—are cultural flashpoints of whiten...Read more

Kathleen White: Spirits of Manhattan

Pioneer Works is very pleased to present Kathleen White: Spirits of Manhattan and Nan Goldin: Kathleen, two separate but interconnected exhibitions revolving around White and Goldin; formidable colleagues, they were mutually affected by the AIDS crisis then unfolding in the 1980s and 90s, in real-time. A story of friendship and survival, these exhibitions mark the first time extensive presentations of White and Goldin’s work have been shown together, and are held in conjunction wi...Read more

Nan Goldin: Kathleen

Pioneer Works is very pleased to present Kathleen White: Spirits of Manhattan and Nan Goldin: Kathleen, two separate but interconnected exhibitions revolving around White and Goldin; formidable colleagues, they were mutually affected by the AIDS crisis then unfolding in the 1980s and 90s, in real-time. A story of friendship and survival, these exhibitions mark the first time extensive presentations of White and Goldin’s work have been shown together, and a...Read more

Music

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Blue Jazz TV

Celebrate (or hate) the holidays with Brooklyn-based lounge popsters and DIY slouches Blue Jazz TV, as they combine their own tunes with festive classics. They will be joined by BT Express member and 80s Apollo/Motown musician Billy G. Robinson.

Participatory Programs

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Reanimation Library: Holiday Cards

Make holiday cards with found images and text from the Reanimation Library as you learn more about the collection housed across the street at Pioneer Books!

Pioneer Works Press Presents CHARAS: The Improbable Dome Builders

Pioneer Works Press celebrates the soft release of CHARAS: The Improbable Dome Builders by Syeus Mottel, in partnership with The Song Cave. Presentation and conversation featuring Michael Ben-Eli, Chino Garcia, and Nandini Bagchee.

Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Drag queen Lola Lemon will read children’s picture books before leading a simple craft activity. DQSH is best for children aged 3-8, but is generally enjoyed by all ages.

Stop by the Brooklyn Public Library’s table to sign up for a library card, browse books from the collection, and find out more about programs and events at your local Red Hook branch and throughout the borough.

Drag Dress Up Booth

Toss on a boa or a bowtie and strike a pose! Come play Drag Dress Up to mix and match a variety of costumes, accessories, genders and identities.

Tech Lab / VE Lab Open Studios

Virtual reality, augmented reality, machine learning, and more with our tech residents Jessica Wilson, Matt Romein, and Rosalie Yu on the third floor.

CT::SWaM Studio for Spatial Sound::

To close out the studio residency CT::SWaM is presenting a program of spatial sound pieces.

Angus Tarnawsky in Studios

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

Solar and Star Gazing with Amateur Astronomers Association

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