Past Programs

Many of our past programs are archived on our Vimeo page — watch now!

Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter

July 8 - July 8, 2021 from 7 - 9 PM

Due to inclement weather, this program has been moved indoors. We ask that you still honor our Community Agreements.

We continue our monthly ceremonial fire organized by Emily Johnson and Karyn Recollet centering Indigenous protocol and knowledge, with guest artists and activists engaging us through music, dance, poetry, and more.

Autumn Knight: M_ _ _ER

June 25 - June 27, 2021 from 7:30 pm

M _ _ _ ER is a solo work by interdisciplinary artist Autumn Knight that considers how the concepts of “mother,” “murder,” and “matter” shape experiences of intimacy.

Edra Soto: Let Love Win

June 24 - August 22, 2021

Edra Soto’s affinity for the game of dominoes inspired her to create Let Love Win, a sculpture that references the design of domino tables.

Counter Flags

June 24 - August 22, 2021

Curated by Natalia Viera Salgado, Counter Flags reflects on the performativity and choreographed gesture of creating flags.

Fresh Air Sundays: Natural Tie Dye with Julia Norton

June 20 - June 20, 2021 from 2 - 3 PM

Tie-dye bandanas using onion skins? Food waste – including items such as black beans, purple cabbage, and avocado pits – can produce beautiful colors and is a sustainable form of fabric dye that is not harmful to the environment. Bring your own onion skins to add to the dye bath to make yellow and orange colors!

KeiyaA: A Meditation on the Spirit as Captive

June 18 - June 18, 2021 from 11:00 AM

Co-presented with Oda

A Meditation on the Spirit as Captive is a video work directed and edited by Nathan Bajar, that features multi-instrumentalist KeiyaA and bandmates Buz, Nelson Bandela, Keenyn Omari, and 13th Law during a live set at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church on the Lower East Side.

Tess Dworman: Carl Soprano

June 10 - June 12, 2021 from 7:30 pm

Carl Soprano is a video work modeled after the format of public access talk show that considers structure and meaning within nonsensical relationships.

Downtown Urban Arts Festival 2021

June 10 - June 26, 2021

CREATIVE. VIBRANT. PASSIONATE. These words aptly describe the past performances, as well as the future direction, of DUAF. Its founding program is its Theater series, formerly known as Downtown Urban Theater Festival/DUTF, which was created in 2001 with the purpose to build a repertoire of new American theatre that echoes the true spirit of urban life and speaks to a whole new generation whose lives defy categorizing along conventional lines. That purpose has been realized many times over, as over 150 writers have created and refined their work for the stage and thousands of inspired audience members have applauded their performances.

Fresh Air Sundays: Salsa on 2

June 6 - June 6, 2021 from 1 - 2 PM

Community Salsa is back at Henry Street!

A Gozar! Former Abrons Arts Center faculty member Yvonne Gutierrez returns to teach Salsa On2 Open Level for all ages.