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 Dolce Brooklyn, Red Hook Snack Bar, and PW Bar.


On View


A Ballast Flora Garden: Pioneer Works

A Ballast Flora Garden: Pioneer Works is one of three gardens that are part of Maria Thereza Alves’ Seeds of Change: New York– A Botany of Colonization.

Participatory Programs


Tech Lab Open Studios

Experience the work of our spring tech residents Vanessa Rosa and David Huerta. Rosa discusses culturally responsive computation and exhibits experiments in pattern abrasion with fiber optic fabric. Huerta helps visitors take their first steps towards online privacy and security with members of CryptoParty NYC.

Virtual Environments Lab Open Studio: Morehshin Allahyari

Tech resident Morehshin Allahyari discusses her newest work, She Who Sees the Unknown, focusing on catastrophe and a Jinn called The Laughing Snake.

Trouble Retrospective

Learn more about the multi-disciplinary performance art group, Trouble, through a retrospective of their work. Trouble will perform in the Main Hall at 7pm.

Little Science Library & Bar

Kick back and check out our library of science related magazines and books.

Dorothea Lasky: MILK

Join Pioneer Works Press to launch Dorothea Lasky’s fifth full-length poetry collection, MILK (Wave Books). Lasky will apply her signature word-music and invention of new language to motherhood and the production of new life. As much a personal document as it is an occult text, MILK investigates paradigms of what it means to be a creator in all its horrors horrors and joys. Lasky will be joined by performances from M. Lamar, Dara Wier, and Timothy Donnelly.

"Stood Maze" by Trouble

Trouble, an artist group featuring Laura Paris and Sam Hilmer will present “Stood Maze”, a long-form performance installation that integrates geography, music, performance art, and society.

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.



Felt & Known

Performing within Trouble’s Stood Maze, Felt & Known is a collaboration between producer Joey Desktop and Turtle, of the Flex Dance Movement.

Diamond Terrifier Cipher

Performing as a musical element in Trouble’s Stood Maze, Diamond Terrifier Cipher is a band led by Sam Hilmer, featuring a collaboration with Don Devore.

AceMo (DJ Set)

Performing in conjunction with Trouble, AceMo (Adrian Mojica) creates visceral, dystopian techno that reflects the deep thrum of the city.