Nerdy Thursdays is the BGX Weekly Mixer.

Reading Room x Walking Tours x Presentations x Drinks x Mingle

The Fall Season Nerdy lineup starts below.

October 18th 

Fashion x Hip Hop


October 25th  

Art x Activism

November 1st 

Poetry x Politics


November 8th

Town Hall (remix) 

November 15th 

Travel x Film 


November 22nd

NYC x Paris 




#BGXNerdyThursdays #InsideBlackGotham

Thanks to our Nerdy Thursday sponsor MetroPlus Health Plan and foundational supporter The Howard Hughes Corporation.



BGX Studio at 192 Front Street between Fulton Street and John Street; right next to Broadway TKTS.

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
7:30pm – 9pm | Sarah’s Fire Walking Tour ($25 Ticketed Experience) 
9pm – 10pm | Presentation & Mingle

*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?

Yes!  As of May 3rd, our public walking tour season has begun! Sarah’s Fire walking tours take place at 7:30pm on Thursdays during the Spring (beginning May 3), Summer and Early Fall.

What is the Sarah’s Fire walking tour?

Sarah’s Fire is set in the 18th century of British New York and shares a tale set on the southern tip of the island Manhattan that is home to the wealthy master class, merchants, pirates, sailors, indentures, prostitutes, free Black people, and enslaved Africans. This walking tour explains how the enslaved and free people of African descent worked together to subvert the system of slavery and define a culture of rebellion. Central to this story is an enslaved woman named Sarah, likely pregnant, who risked her life to fight for freedom.  The fire that she weaponizes will reflect other rebellions taking place on West Indian sugar plantations and will culminate with the first armed Black rebellion in 1712.

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 an artist residency with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and special support from The Howard Hughes Corporation.