Filibusters Talk


Wednesday September 4th | 6-9pm

Black Gotham Experience | 192 Front Street NY, NY 10038

Black Gotham Experience is excited to present an evening talk with Kamau Ware titled Filibusters. Kamau and three others from New York State will participate in the Netherlands Visitor’s Programme that includes a talk at the City Archives of Amsterdam on Tuesday September 10th. This evening, Kamau will share some of the material that connects New York City and the Netherlands with special attention to the impact of the African Diaspora on both spaces.

There will be refreshments from 6 to 6:30pm before the talk starts.

Who is Fort Greene? walk

Who is Fort Greene? Walk 

Wednesday August 28th 2019 | 7:30-9pm

Walk meets at the corner of Rockwell Place and Fulton Street in Fort Greene, BK.

Who Is Fort Greene? is an ongoing investigation of the historical and imagined past of Fort Greene, informed by the public square and the often unseen stories of Black residents and women from the 19th century to the present. For this project, Ware collaborated with poet Cyrus Aaron and used historical research and interviews with contemporary and once residents as source material for an interlocking set of artistic experiments including walks, photographic portraits, a poem cycle, video, and public discussion, all meditating on the project’s central question, Who is Fort Greene?.

Who is Fort Greene? was commissioned by BRIC as part of their BRIC Open Festival in April 2019.



Black Gotham Experience is excited to present the first Midnight Espresso Series in New York City and the first in over 15 years. Co-founders, Kamau Ware and Nate Mitchell team up for an evening celebrating the legendary Pittsburgh playwright August Wilson.

About the Midnight Espresso Series 

The Midnight Espresso Series, affectionately referred to as the M.E.S., was an event produced by the bridgespotters collective in Pittsburgh, PA. The series is a synergy of the arts and nightlife celebrating creative legends of the African Diaspora. Kamau Ware and Nate Mitchell ran the series from 2000 to 2003 and are excited to bring it back to life.