PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince brings together the work of over 20 artists working in the Haitian capital. The exhibition is a compelling portrait of a historically significant and intensely complex city in flux.
Food and drinks by Woldy Reyes and PW Bar.
Second Sundays Commissions are made possible by Facebook’s Artist in Residence Program (FB AIR).
This program is co-curated with Haiti Cultural Exchange.
Haiti Cultural Exchange was established to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people. We seek to raise awareness of social issues and foster cultural understanding and appreciation through programs in the arts, education and public affairs.
Visit our residents’ studios as part of the 2018 Red Hook Open Studios for which artists across the neighborhood will open their studios to the public followed by an after party at Pioneer Works.
Join the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York in the garden for an interactive look into the sky. *Weather permitting*
Join Valerie Caesar in a mask-making workshop for all ages inspired by PÒTOPRENS. Create your own ceremonial-style mask, traditionally used to show respect to the spirits and stay connected to departed ancestors.
Many people might not know that the fortune cookie is an American invention. Make your own fortune cookie with Brooklyn Fortune Cookie Co. as part of Nicholas Oh’s interactive performance project that confronts misguided notions of authenticity.
Join us in the Science Studios for a teaser of Sci-Con 17, which explores the astronomical conundrum of dark energy and how it permeates every corner of the universe.
See Salome Asega’s project Radical Reading, which draws on early public access “edu-tainment” in a video series that teaches the history of surveillance. Also check out works-in-progress by American Artist, Billy Rennekamp, and Toni Dove.
Award-winning online radio station 8 Ball Radio is taking over our Media Lab where you can join them to watch live recordings of DJ sets. At 7pm, 8 Ball will livestream Gardy Girault’s concert in the North Hall. Listen live at www.8ballradio.nyc.
Earthrise, a film narrated by the Apollo 8 astronauts, tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Join us in the Airstream for a special screening of this film.
House of SpeakEasy provides access to book culture with the deployment of their “bookmobile.” Visit them here along with WORD Bookstore and view their selection of poetry, fiction, and critical theory from select indie publishers.
Haitian-American multidisciplinary artist Sheila Anozier combines dancing, singing, drumming, and visual art in an evening of Caribbean Dance & Polyrhythms on the North Hall Stage.
Haitian singer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Beaubrun weaves together Haitian roots music with rock and roll and reggae, which he refers to as “Roots/Blues” music.
Hear the sounds of Gardy Girault, father of Rara Tech, an experimental music genre that introduces Haitian expression into the modern musical world.