Past Events

Maya Ciarrocchi: A Remedy for a Constitutional Crisis

September 17, 2017 from 12 PM

In honor of National Constitution Day, Maya Ciarrocchi will hold an eight-hour reading of the United States Constitution, read in multiple languages by multiple performers. This celebration of we the people will take place in Abrons’ outdoor amphitheater and will include food and drink, participatory writing and political discussion.

Amphitheater | 12 PM | FREE

Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc La Casita and Fall Season Launch with Free Classes

September 16, 2017 from 2 PM

La Casita includes performances by Lahore-born, Brooklyn-based musician Arooj Aftab, the Mariachi Academy of New York, and Latinx poetry collective El Grito de Poetas. In addition, Drop-in arts classes are FREE all day for art makers of all ages and every level of creative development.

Amphitheater | 2 PM | FREE

a canary torsi: STAGE [World Premiere]

September 14 through September 23, 2017 from 9 PM

Part of a trilogy CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR co-presented by the Chocolate Factory Theater + Invisible Dog Art Center


As a live improvised sound score accompanies choreographed stage machinations, this collaborative work reveals the manipulative possibilities of theatrical devices to determine what we perceive.

Playhouse Theater | 9 PM | $20 ($30 for trilogy)

#LetNYCDance at Abrons Arts Center

September 9, 2017 from 3 - 7 PM

Presented in partnership with the Dance Liberation Network

Abrons Arts Center and Dance Liberation Network team up for a day party in support of the #LetNYCDance campaign, a network of artists, politicians, activists, and business owners working together to repeal the NYC Cabaret Law.

Amphitheater | 3 – 7 PM | FREE

So, What Had Happened Was…

August 17 through August 18, 2017 from 7 PM

Urban Youth Theater 

Playhouse | FREE

What really happened at that Halloween Party? The police are called out to a party at the Robinson household, but everyone has a different version of the night’s events. Devised by the members of Abrons Urban Youth Theater, “So, What Had Happened Was…” is a comedic whodunit that is out of this world. 

Institution Building: Abrons Arts Center 1975 – 2017

August 10, 2017

On August 10, architects Lo-Yi Chan, and Timothy Hartung of Ennead Architects will join Alan Ruiz (Abrons Artist-in-Residence) for a conversation surrounding the building’s original and new design on the eve of its renovation. Through a dialogue about the history and future of the building, this conversation will consider the many ways in which a renovation signals a change — not only aesthetic, but political.

6:30-7:30 PM | Underground Theater | FREE

Summer Block Party

July 28, 2017 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Celebrate culture this summer at Abrons’ FREE summer block party.

Dylan Crossman: Here We Are (World Premiere)

June 28 through June 30, 2017 from 8 PM

While Jesse Stiles’ haunting score and the feel of old Prague—crafted by scenographer Hubert Lafore—filter into the old Playhouse, ponder whether these individuals are in love with each other or in love with you, their witness. Or maybe it is the sound of you falling in love again. 

Abrons Playhouse | 8 PM | $20

Make Music New York

June 21, 2017

6-8 PM | Amphitheater | Free

Abrons Art Center is thrilled to highlight young emerging artists for this years Make Music New York festival. Join us for a high energy evening in our amphitheater featuring teen bands and video games by New York Videogame Critics Circle.