Culture. Cocktails. Conversations.

Nerdy Thursdays is the BGX Weekly Mixer.  

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Thanks to our Nerdy Thursday sponsor MetroPlus Health Plan and foundational supporter The Howard Hughes CorporationComplimentary, signature gin cocktails courtesy of Hendricks.



BGX Studio at 192 Front Street between Fulton Street and John Street; right next to TKTS and across from Imagination Playground.

Train Access: A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, J, or Z to Fulton Street


Come and enjoy a thematic soundtrack by a featured DJ that moves your heart, feet and mind, and an engaging, thought-provoking crowd. New circles of nerds geek out on history, fashion, and art that elevate the vibe.

The Flow:

6pm – 7:30pm | Mingle & BGX Bingo (prizes!)
7:30pm – 9pm | Interactive Presentation – Art, Tech, Culture (We switch things up each week)
9pm – until | Turn Up + Music

*Segments of the experience may be live-streamed to and/or recorded for broader social consumption and promotion.*

Nerdy Thursdays are curated by Kamau Ware, BGX Founder & Lead Creative, and William Ellis, BGX Experience Curator.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

21 and over. ID is spot-checked at our discretion to ensure our signature cocktails are consumed responsibly.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Train Access: A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, J, or Z to Fulton Street. Street and garage parking available nearby.  Take note, the street that the BGX Studio is located on is pedestrian only – great for outside mingling; not so great for cars.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at

I want to bring a friend.  Should I have them RSVP too?

We love when our attendees bring their friends.  You should RSVP on their behalf or have them RSVP directly, as RSVPs are required for admission.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Printed tickets are not needed. Please have your electronic ticket ready so that we can easily scan you at the door and get your Nerdy Thursday experience started as quickly as possible.

Is there a walking tour during Nerdy Thursday?

We’re currently in the off-season of our public walking tours, which take place at 7:30pm on Thursdays during the Spring (beginning May 3), Summer and Early Fall.  If there’s great weather during Nerdy Thursday in the Winter, we might do a tour, so stay tuned for email and social media updates.  Our Spring public walking tour schedule begins in April, and we conduct private tours all year round.

What is the BGX Studio?

Gallery, museum, artist studio, event space – we have a bit of it all.  Our exhibit and experience space engages people of all backgrounds and connects them with the stories and design process of the Black Gotham Experience.  The BGX Studio is made possible by The Howard Hughes Corporation with support from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.