Past Programs

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

AAC Sound Series Mix #33: Joey Llanos

May 6 - June 2, 2022

For our 33rd AAC Sound Series Mix, we’re bringing you a brand new mix from New York City born and raised musician and DJ Joey Llanos. Read our short interview and listen to the mix with Joey Llanos below.


Maintenance Work

May 1 - May 1, 2022

In celebration of International Workers’ Day, Maintenance Work considers the labor required to uphold the idyllic settings associated with notions of paradise.

Fana Fraser: MINDSEX

April 28 - April 30, 2022 from 7:00 PM

MINDSEX is a solo dance performance by Fana Fraser. Timed in a fantasy wilderness paradise where dreams become reality for an extended present moment, this work is an exploration of a queer Caribbean femmehood.


Beyond the Gates

April 24 - April 24, 2022 from 6:45 PM

Beyond the Gates presents a pairing of films that center the experiences of working-class Dominicans. In both Dalissa Montes de Oca’s Pacaman and Johanné Gómez Terrero’s Caribbean Fantasy, the everyday grind of keeping one’s head above water takes precedence, yielding a more nuanced portrait of life, labor, and class in Santo Domingo that purposely departs from the usual tourist fare of sunny shores and colonial architecture.

I Pledge Allegiance: A Dramatic Stage Play

April 23 - April 24, 2022 from 4 & 7:30 PM

I Pledge Allegiance centers around an eclectic group of students as they deal with an explosive mock trial project where they’ve been assigned to defend a man that could be likened to George Zimmerman in a case eerily similar to the murder of the young Black teenager, Trayvon Martin.

Fana Fraser: LABYRINTH (LAB)

April 22 - April 22, 2022 from 6 - 8 PM

LABYRINTH (LAB) is a creative workshop period to sense the intricacies of your body. LABYRINTH (LAB) is a philosophy that honors intuition and erotic agency.

Workshop: Spring Break April Fools Camp

April 18 - April 23, 2022

No School is coming to Abrons Arts Center during Spring Break to create April Fools Camp. A week of projects looking at the history of tricksters, pranks, jesters, optical illusions, jokers, trick photography, riddles, and general clowning around.

Jamaica For Sale

April 17 - April 17, 2022 from 7:15 PM

Honing in on the environmental and economic impacts of overdevelopment, Jamaica For Sale connects the tourism industry and its ripple effects to a long legacy of extractive industry in the Caribbean.

Perfect City: Avoidance Mapping Workshop

April 10 - April 10, 2022 from 4 - 6 PM

Avoidance Mapping is a workshop and roundtable conversation that makes visible our hidden skills at navigating the city. Perfect City leads Avoidance Mapping with students, community members in shelter, planners and architects. We are excited to bring the work home to Abrons this spring.

Paradise in Ruins

April 10 - April 10, 2022 from 6:30 PM

Presented as part of Unraveling Paradise, curated by Dessane Lopez Cassell, Paradise in Ruins features a screening of Celaje (Cloudscape) from director Sofia Gallisá Muriente.