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We might not have a show today, but we still want to shoutout our Artistic Director and director of THE PATSY, Jack Cummings III. 20 years ago Jack co-founded TG and he’s been Artistic Director ever since, supporting countless artists in the process. Thank you for your leadership, Jack!

See his hilarious direction of THE PATSY, now running at Abrons Arts Center http://transportgroup.org/project/the-patsy-2-0/

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Happy first two-show Saturday to David Greenspan!

We’ll have a handful of walk up tickets at the box office if you want to join us. Shows are 3pm and 7pm, every Saturday through April 30th! See you Abrons Arts Center.

Tickets to THE PATSY: http://transportgroup.org/project/the-patsy-2-0/
Calling all tricksters, jesters, and clowns! CMA Artist-Educator Frank Traynor leads a Spring Break April Fools camp this month at Abrons Arts Center. Space is extremely limited and registrations ends on April 11.

Sign up: https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/workshop-no-school/
The time is nigh for in-person art camps! CMA Artist-Educator Frank Traynor leads a Spring Break April Fools camp at Abrons Arts Center this April 18-23. Tomfoolery will include learning and making art about the colorful history of tricksters, pranks, jesters, optical illusions, jokers, and trick photography.

Sign up: https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/workshop-no-school/

Pictured: Frank, coconut cream, a healthy dose of good humor
Thanks to everyone who attended our back-to-back concerts with Morton Subotnick & Lillevan last week Abrons Arts Center—featuring Antenes & James K! Deserved standing ovations on both nights 👏👏👏👏👏👏

Photos by Jason Isolini
"As this new work has been in the making, at least within the soul of my imagination, for years, it feels like a long time coming. On a personal note, there’s so much of my struggles with my indigenous identity that I am putting right out there, that I am thrilled and inquisitive about how this will be perceived. I also think it’s unique for my experiences to span race, culture, and geographies in ways seldom presented. I am also really excited at the collaboration with the visual artist, Patty Ortiz, and her projections bring an entirely distinctive perspective to this immersive experience. I sincerely hope people can come and be open to the multiple narratives, both textual and visual, that fill the space in the Underground Theater. The melding of the autobiographical and historical is risky, but I hope it will be experienced as a work that expands our circle of life, as we continue to experiment with how to coexist in an unequal playing field." - george emilio sanchez, creator and performer of Abrons Arts Center's IN THE COURT OF THE CONQUERER

Visual Designer + Collaborator: Patty Ortiz
Director: Joseph DiMattia
More info: https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/in-the-court-of-the-conqueror/
Ali Rosa-Salas is a Puerto Rican curator of live performance, music, and visual art. As the Artistic Director of the Abrons Arts Center, Rosa-Salas was able to support their community during the pandemic through financial assistance, creating a food access initiative and turning the center into a COVID-19 testing site.

In honor of women's history month, we are sharing women who inspire us ✨

Learn more: https://bit.ly/savvywomenwhoinspire

Ali Rosa-Salas is a Puerto Rican curator of live performance, music, and visual art. As the Artistic Director of the Abrons Arts Center, Rosa-Salas was able to support their community during the pandemic through financial assistance, creating a food access initiative and turning the center into a COVID-19 testing site.

In honor of women's history month, we are sharing women who inspire us ✨

Learn more: https://bit.ly/savvywomenwhoinspire

Do you know a girl age 8-10? Funny Girls (The Harnisch Foundation) uses improv to practice leadership skills and learn what makes us leaders in our own community. This eight-week workshop runs at Abrons Arts Center March 3 through May 19 on Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Funny Girls is for all youth who identify as girls. 🏳️‍⚧ This course is free with a $25 non-refundable registration fee.

Deadline to register is Monday, February 28. Sign up now: abronsartscenter.org/program/workshop-funny-girls/
Misdemeanor Dream
March 10–27
Ellen Stewart Theatre

Tickets + Info: https://www.lamama.org/shows/misdemeanor-dream-2022

La MaMa presents the world premiere of “Misdemeanor Dream,” the latest large-scale production of Spiderwoman Theater, the legendary Downtown feminist-Indigenous theater ensemble. Directed by Muriel Miguel and created by a multi-generational performing ensemble with members drawn from Indigenous communities across North America and internationally, this unique production across inter-woven disciplines explores the realms of Indigenous story, magic, interrupted dreams and lost languages, while including all who experience it in a vital continuum of Native spirit and worldview.

“Misdemeanor Dream” uses Spiderwoman’s signature “storyweaving” technique to knit traditional and contemporary narratives, movement, text, sound, installation art and video, in order to reclaim, reimagine and revive missing stories, languages and identity.

📷: Photo by Donna Svennevick, Abrons Arts Center 2020
On this edition of DiverseCITY: Competing community rezoning plans to determine the future of the lower Manhattan neighborhood, two Bridges. A long-time music store that’s still hitting some high notes, and more. Stream now: tv.cuny.edu/diversecity

Caaav: Organizing Asian Communities | Chinese Staff & Workers' Association - 華人職工會 (CSWA) | Abrons Arts Center

Performances. Exhibits. Artists Residencies. Classes & Workshops. Very Lower. Very East. The Abrons supports the creation and presentation of innovative, multi-disciplinary work; cultivates artists in all stages of their practice through educational programs, commissions, and residencies; and serves as an intersection of cultural engagement for local, national, and international audiences and arts-workers.

Operating as usual

09/13/2022

Don’t miss Family Arts Day, this Saturday at Abrons from 1–3pm! ☀️

Family Arts Day is filled with music, dance, and FREE activities for the whole family.

Highlights include:

* Circus 101 workshop
* Breakdancing workshop
* Interactive flamenco performance
* Salsa mini-lesson
* Visual art workshop
* And more!

All activities are open to the public and will take place at our outdoor amphitheater. 🔗 The full schedule is available at AbronsArtsCenter.org.

See you there!

08/25/2022

Save the Date: Family Arts Day 2022! 🎨☀️September 17, 1–3 PM

Please join us for a day filled with music, dance, visual art, and FREE activities for the whole family! All activities are open to the public and will take place at our outdoor amphitheater.

Learn more at https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/family-arts-day/.

See you there!

08/09/2022

📣 ANNOUNCING OUR FALL 2022 SEASON 📣

Abrons Arts Center returns for our Fall 2022 season with programming that reflects the lives of our communities, addressing contemporary issues ranging from labor practices to COVID-19 related grief. This season, we are presenting several projects that demonstrate the role music plays in amplifying these stories. We look forward to welcoming you back to Grand Street for a season that honors our recent challenges and looks toward a dynamic future.



This season features performances, exhibitions and workshops from Felwine Sarr and Etienne Minougou, Slauson Malone 1, 7NMS, Amina Ross, Jordan Strafer, Dhaynne Torres, Red Canary Song, Francesca D'Uva, Oye Group, ONEOFUS, and more.



Tickets are available now at AbronsArtsCenter.Org. We hope you'll join us!

📸Animation of season artists
Lead image: Dhaynne Torres, No Brim! (Almost Night), 2022, Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14". Image courtesy of the artist.

Photos from Abrons Arts Center's post 06/03/2022

⭐️ District 1 Arts Festival is on view at Abrons and has been extended until June 12th! ⭐️

This exhibition of artwork celebrates the visionary work of K-12 students from 23 public schools in our Lower East Side community.

FREE and open to all!

https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/d1-arts-festival-22/

Timeline photos 06/01/2022

🌈 HAPPY PRIDE!!!! 🌈 Celebrate this month by seeing Jess Barbagallo: Weekend at Barry’s/Lesbian Lighthouse ‼️ Coming to Abrons JUNE 10 - JUNE 26🌈

🎟️ PURCHASE TICKETS by JUNE 12th to get a special offer discount! 💡LIGHTHOUSE at checkout (link in bio for tickets)

Photos from Abrons Arts Center's post 05/17/2022

TONIGHT ⭐️ District 1 Arts Festival 🙌 Opening Reception + performmaces, 6-8pm 💚

Join us to celebrate the work of 23 public schools in the Lower East Side!

FREE and OPEN to all! Swing by and see the amazing work of students from K-12.

05/05/2022

Join Us on May 17th for District 1 Arts Festival!
We're excited to announce the return of the District 1 Arts Festival! Returning to Abrons, fully in person, this exhibition celebrates the visionary work of K-12 students from 23 public schools in our Lower East Side community.

On view will be 2D and 3D artworks, as well as musical performances.

This event in FREE and open to all!

Join us for the opening reception on May 17 from 6-8 PM.

https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/d1-arts-festival-22/

Timeline photos 04/25/2022

https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/mindsex/

THIS WEEK: April 28 - 30 🖤 Fana Fraser premieres “MINDSEX," a solo dance performance exploring queer Caribbean femmehood.

📸 of Fana Fraser by Whitney Browne

Timeline photos 04/14/2022

https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/mindsex/

TWO WEEKS: Fana Fraser premieres “MINDSEX," a solo dance performance exploring queer Caribbean femmehood // Apr 28 - 30

📸 of Fana Fraser by Whitney Browne

Photos from Abrons Arts Center's post 03/29/2022

https://www.abronsartscenter.org/summer-camp-2022/

As the warm weather rolls in, we're excited to announce that registration for this year's Summer Arts Camp is officially open to the public!

Open to students ages 5-10 years old, Abrons' Summer Arts Camp is the perfect place to nurture your child's creative spark. Students can learn creative skills in visual arts, music, theater, and dance. They will work with professional arts instructors in a playful, collaborative environment to create new works, learn to work with others, and express their creativity.

Tuition assistance is available for households whose annual incomes is less than $50,000, as well as NYCHA residents in zip codes 10002, 10003, 10009, and 10038.

Timeline photos 03/25/2022

Return Sale, featuring works from artists Christian Hincapié, Emily Jacir, and Rose Salane, and curated by Camila Palomino, is open thru April 3.

Join us for a closing reception on Saturday, March 26 from 4 - 7 PM — hope you can join us! No RSVP needed, proof of vaccination required.

Photos from Abrons Arts Center's post 02/03/2022

Start the year right with ❤️From Chinatown, with Love, a 12-month calendar featuring bilingual comics illustrated by Sarula Bao, Singha Hon, and Laura Lee depicting the daily rhythm of 12 beloved Chinatown businesses. Thanks so much to the W.O.W. Project for initiating and bringing this amazing project to life 🌱

Spend $25 or more at participating businesses (*see below*) and receive a free calendar. Support local Chinatown businesses AND get a gorgeous calendar to keep your life on track!

*PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES*
💌 Banh Mi Co Ut
💌 B-Unit Beauty
💌 Dashop Corp
💌 Eliz Digital
💌 G&J Florist
💌 Good Field Trading Co.
💌 Ho Wan Bake Shoppe
💌 KamWo Meridian Herbs
💌 Malaysia Beef Jerky
💌 New Bo Bo Bicycle
💌 Sanrio-Bandai
💌 Snack Bar

📸 of the W.O.W. Project and Abrons teams distributing calendars to participating businesses, photo credit Marion Aguas

Timeline photos 02/01/2022

💧🐅 Happy Lunar New Year ‼️

🗓️ We're celebrating the Year of the Water Tiger with the launch of the second edition of "From Chinatown, With Love," a Lunar New Year calendar featuring illustrations of Chinatown businesses by Sarula Bao, Singha Hon, and Laura Lee.

Spend $25 or more at participating businesses and get a free calendar while supplies last! See the full list of participating businesses https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/from-chinatown-with-love-22/

♥️ Plus, join us for a procession this Saturday, February 5 from 12 - 2 PM hosted by our partner, The W.O.W. Project. The procession will visit each of the participating businesses, so keep your eye out 👀

Timeline photos 01/31/2022

Join us next Thursday, February 10 at 6:30 PM for our monthly ceremonial fire hosted by Emily Johnson. Each month, Johnson invites guest artists and organizers to share stories and performances in honor and protection of the land, water, and air of Lenapehoking, the homelands of the Lenapeyok, where Abrons Arts Center is located.

Read the full curatorial statement for this month's program at https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/kinstillatory-feb-22/ 📸 of past Kinstillatory, photo credit Ian Douglas.

Photos from Abrons Arts Center's post 01/24/2022

Last week's Lunar New Year Workshop was a hit! Thank you so much to workshop leaders Sarula Bao and Singha Hon for helping us ring in the Year of the Water Tiger, and to The W.O.W Project for putting this together with us.

This Saturday, January 29, we release the second edition of "From Chinatown, With Love," a Lunar New Year calendar featuring illustrations of Chinatown businesses by Sarula Bao, Singha Hon, and Laura Lee. Spend $25 or more at participating businesses and get a free calendar while supplies last! See the full list of participating businesses at https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/from-chinatown-with-love-22/

📸by Daqi Fang

Timeline photos 01/13/2022

THIS WEEKEND: Join us for Lunar New Year Workshops led by Sarula Bao and Singha Hon, co-presented with The W.O.W. Project as part of "From Chinatown, With Love" 🍊 January 15, 12 - 2 PM

Sarula Bao leads a workshop inspired by traditional Chinese paper cutting or ‘jian zhi.’ We will be collaborating on a large paper cut out of a tiger to bring in the new year.

To honor the coming Lunar New Year, Singha Hon will be leading a lunar calendar-making workshop. Participants will be provided with the materials to make and decorate their own one-page paper lunar year calendar and set their intentions and dreams for the coming new year.

This workshop is free and open to all, no RSVP is required! Learn more about our workshops at https://www.abronsartscenter.org/workshops/

Flyer by Denise Zhou 🐯

01/10/2022

💐 ANNOUNCING OUR SPRING 2022 SEASON 💐
https://www.abronsartscenter.org/programs/?type=abrons

For generations, New York City has been an incubator for social, cultural, and intellectual innovation. Our Spring 2022 season is deeply influenced by this legacy, and how creative communities around the Lower East Side and New York City at large continue to shepherd this process. We continue our commitment to multidisciplinary programming that centers hyperlocal and intergenerational engagement.

This season features performances, exhibitions, workshops, gatherings, and more from duendita, Elisha Brockenberry, The W.O.W. Project, Camila Palomino, Christian Hincapié, Emily Jacir, Rose Salane, george emilio sanchez, Ogemdi Ude, Semiratruth, H31R, Majesty Royale, JADALAREIGN, Fana Fraser, Dessane Lopez Cassell, Jerron Herman, Brianna Rose Brooks, Jess Barbagallo, Mariana Valencia, and more.

We hope you'll join us.

📷Animation of season artists, lede image by Brianna Rose Brooks

01/10/2022

💐 ANNOUNCING OUR SPRING 2022 SEASON 💐
https://www.abronsartscenter.org/programs/?type=abrons

For generations, New York City has been an incubator for social, cultural, and intellectual innovation. Our Spring 2022 season is deeply influenced by this legacy, and how creative communities around the Lower East Side and New York City at large continue to shepherd this process. We continue our commitment to multidisciplinary programming that centers hyperlocal and intergenerational engagement.

This season features performances, exhibitions, workshops, gatherings, and more from duendita, Elisha Brockenberry, The W.O.W. Project, Camila Palomino, Christian Hincapié, Emily Jacir, Rose Salane, george emilio sanchez, Ogemdi Ude, Semiratruth, H31R, Majesty Royale, JADALAREIGN, Fana Fraser, Dessane Lopez Cassell, Jerron Herman, Brianna Rose Brooks, Jess Barbagallo, Mariana Valencia, and more.

We hope you'll join us.

📷Animation of season artists, lede image by Brianna Rose Brooks

Timeline photos 01/06/2022

Join us next Saturday, January 15th at 12 PM for a Lunar New Year workshop led by Sarula Bao and Singha Hon. 🧧 Free and geared for all-ages, this workshop is co-presented with The W.O.W. Project as part of From Chinatown, With Love.

Sarula Bao leads a workshop inspired by traditional Chinese paper cutting or ‘jian zhi.’ We will be collaborating on a large paper cut out of a tiger to bring in the new year. Presented as part of From Chinatown, With Love in collaboration with The W.O.W. Project.

To honor the coming Lunar New Year, Singha Hon will be leading a lunar calendar-making workshop. Participants will be provided with the materials to make and decorate their own one-page paper lunar year calendar and set their intentions and dreams for the coming new year.

Learn more about this workshop at https://www.abronsartscenter.org/workshops/

Timeline photos 01/05/2022

🎭 AUDITION CALL 🎭

Urban Youth Theater is a free program for students enrolled in a Spring 2022 class with a $25 non-refundable registration fee. While the program is free, for Spring 2022, students must be registered in a dance, music, or theater class at Abrons.

Working under the direction of professional New York City-based theater artists, Urban Youth Theater (UYT) offers young aspiring actors, writers and, musicians the opportunity to dive into the world of theater. This semester, UYT will focus on the production of the musical, Once on This Island, Jr..

Learn more and review the audition packet at https://www.abronsartscenter.org/uyt-info/

Our Mission

Abrons Arts Center is a home for contemporary interdisciplinary arts in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. A core program of the Henry Street Settlement, Abrons believes that access to the arts is essential to a free and healthy society. Through performance presentations, exhibitions, education programs and residencies, Abrons mobilizes communities with the transformative power of art.

Declaration of Inclusion

Abrons Arts Center values freedom of expression and creativity, ever striving to provide creative communities with a space that celebrates diversity of thought and experience. Abrons aims to be an anti-oppressive home to people from all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, citizen status, ancestry, age, religion, disability, s*x or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), s*xual orientation or any other characteristic.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

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