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June 19, 2024, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Meeting #4: Juneteenth Closing Event – A Meditative Celebration of Liberation and Community Facilitated by Wildcat Ebony Brown, Nour Batyne, Adelle Lin & Manushka Magloire of the Wide Awakes

Helina Metaferia

Celebrate Juneteenth with the Wide Awakes at a closing event designed as a meditative space for grounding and celebration.

June 1, 2024 at 2:00pm

Meeting #3: Gathering Workshop — Creative Tools for Collective Movement Facilitated by Samaa Wakim and Samar Haddad King of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre

Helina Metaferia

Exploring Palestinian culture, history, and resilience through the lens of movement and contemporary performance.

May 24, 2024, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Meeting #2: The Future is Present – Building Worlds with The Free Black Women’s Library Facilitated by OlaRonke Akinmowo, founder of TFBWL

Helina Metaferia

Join OlaRonke Akinmowo of TFBWL for a writing workshop that interrogates the possibility of afro-futurism, daydreaming, and world-building.

May 11, 2024 at 2:00pm

Meeting #1: By Way of Revolution | Facilitated by Helina Metaferia

Helina Metaferia

Session artist Helina Metaferia will explore the overlapping practices of performance art and protest movements.

May 9–June 19, 2024

The Meeting Place

Helina Metaferia

A site for transformative gatherings by and for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) women (cis and transgender)

April 19, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Lavendra/Recovery Project Closing Reception & Zine Launch

E. Jane

Artist E. Jane is concluding their Session with the release of two new zines featuring research, music video stills and production notes.

April 4, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Screening & Q+A: Agnès Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7

E. Jane

Join us for a screening of Agnès Varda's Cleo from 5 to 7 (89 min, 1962, France).

March 21, 2024 at 6:00pm

93-’99 Revisited: Music Video Screening #3 with Alex G. Weheliye

E. Jane

Join us as we watch and discuss music videos made between 1993 and 1999. ASL interpretation will be provided.

March 14, 2024 at 6:00pm

93-’99 Revisited: Music Video Screening #2 with with Chakeiya Richmond aka Keiyaa

E. Jane

Join us as we watch and discuss music videos made between 1993 and 1999. ASL interpretation will be provided.

March 7, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00pm

93-’99 Revisited: Music Video Screening #1 with Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.

E. Jane

Join us as we watch and discuss music videos made between 1993 and 1999. ASL interpretation will be provided.

March 7–April 19, 2024

Lavendra/Recovery Project

E. Jane

fueled by a reverence for the artistic legacy of Black American R&B divas

January 27, 2024, 2:00 – 3:30pm

Holding Water: Workshop 2

Marcela Torres and Assembly

January 18, 2024, 7:00 – 9:00pm

In the Barro: An Evening of Performance

Marcela Torres and Assembly

January 11, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Holding Water: Workshop 1

Marcela Torres and Assembly

January 5, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Community Potluck

Marcela Torres and Assembly

Artist Marcela Torres and Assembly will make a series of food vessels and ask Recess community members and the public who want to attend, to bring dis

November 11, 2023–January 25, 2024

Session & Assembly Collaboration: BARRO

Marcela Torres and Assembly

Torres in collaboration with Assembly will explore the history of New York through its soil and natural clay deposits.

September 14–November 10, 2023

Conjuring the Past, Marking the Present: Ancestral Healing Through Shamanic Reiki, Tattoo, and Sound

KING COBRA and Hue Hallums

Combining the sacred power of tattoo and shamanic reiki healing during this year's harvest and initiation season.

July 8–August 12, 2023

Electronic Cafe for Poetic Computation

SFPC

The Electronic Cafe for Poetic Computation (ECPC, pronounced easy-peasy) is an internet cafe being developed in real time.

May 20–June 13, 2023

Void Spa

Akeema-Zane and A. Sef

Void Spa aims to challenge and subvert the extractive and appropriative use of Black and Brown spirituality within the luxury wellness industry.

March 23–April 29, 2023

Offering of Dreams

AYDO

Several total transformations, as each selection of dreams adapted into performance-based videos are situated in different imagined worlds.

January 26 – March 4, 2023

Memorial for Laptop

Suhyun Choi

The public is invited to donate their broken personal devices and write loving farewell letters to acknowledge their relationships

November 17, 2022–January 14, 2023

Can a Sculpture feel Pain?/ Columbus Confessionals

Jean-Marc Superville Sovak

September 15–October 29, 2022

Black Movement Pop Up Library

LaJuné McMillian and Yvonne Mpwo