Past Programs

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter

June 3 - June 3, 2021 from 7:00 pm

Due to inclement weather, this event has been moved to Performance Space New York to accomodate moving indoors.

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.

Fresh Air Sundays: Salsa on 2

May 23 - May 23, 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.

Urban Youth Theater: Camp Pitou

May 21 - May 21, 2021 from 7:00 PM ET

Urban Youth Theater puts on their Spring production, written and performed by the UYT team!

A group of brave campers are stranded on Pitou Island when a virus takes over the world. How will they survive with no adult supervision? Will they? …yes, they will. It’s not that kind of show. They survive, but other cool things happen!