WORK/SPACE : a Black Gotham Experience
192 Front Street between John and Fulton Streets New York, NY 10038
April 22nd through July 31st 2017
Made possible by an artist residency with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and support from The Howard Hughes Corporation, WORK/SPACE transports Black Gotham Experience’s visual storytelling into an engaging, multifaceted space in the heart of the Seaport District from April through July 2017. View art from our graphic novel at a scale never before seen and go behind the scenes of how it’s created. Join us for lively events like Nerdy Thursdays and TALK/BACK. Page through the books and archival materials that inspire our team, then bring home collectibles and fashion inspired by Black Gotham Experience. Located at 192 Front Street, our WORK/SPACE is in the footprint of where the people and events central to Black Gotham Experience unfolded centuries ago. Come explore with us.
Happy Hour + Book Club = your next Thursday hangout curated by Kamau Ware and GoodWill. People are encouraged to discuss the book of the month while enjoying music by guest djs and complimentary signature cocktails inspired by Black Gotham Experience (The Geneva Club, Caesar’s Run, and Kofi’s Fire). May’s book selection is New York Burning by Jill Lepore.
6-8pm on Thursdays May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8
Talk/Back events provide a meaningful creative collision between the Black Gotham Experience audience, creative teams, and other like-minded cultural influencers. Enjoy visual and performance art presentations, dialogues on food, fashion, comics, and culture and mingle with fellow attendees. Hosted by Founder and Lead Creative Kamau Ware.
May 17th | 7pm – 9pm | Uli Beutter-Cohen, Subway Book Review Founder
May 18th | 12pm – 1pm | Van Alen Institute
Experience the fashion, styling, studio photography, and signature design process behind Black Gotham Experience graphic novels on select days when we open up our working artists’ studio to the public. Mingle, enjoy lite fare, pick our team’s brains.
WEB SERIES SCREENINGS
Lights, camera, history in action. Join us for special screenings of Black Gotham Experience web series and other media created by Black filmmakers throughout and about the Diaspora.
Our walking tours (Caesar’s Rebellion Part I and Part II, and Othello’s Summer) bring you into a reconstructed New Netherland and British New York. Participants witness the impact of the African Diaspora on the making of New York City and the birth of the United States of America.
Thursdays through Saturdays through June 10 at 1 and 7pm
The Teen Tour program offers free walking tours for teens that includes interactive and educational activities before and after the tour. Teen Tours will take place on Mondays and take advantage of our WORK/SPACE to bring teens inside the world of New Amsterdam and British New York.
RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL 2017
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s 16th annual River To River Festival takes place June 14–25, and we’re excited to be a part of it. We’ll have a special selection of activities in our WORK/SPACE – and beyond – during this must-attend Festival.
Thursdays-Sundays from 12pm-7pm (We’re hard at work on our graphic novel, walking tours, and other signature experiences Monday-Wednesday.)
192 Front Street between Fulton Street and John Street; right next to TKTS.
Train Access: A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, J, or Z to Fulton Street.