ROOTS PARTY: A Making And Conversation Space

October 30, 2017By Spaceworks

ROOTS PARTY is a making and conversation space where people can gather to make roots and discuss issues surrounding life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Edisa Weeks is making one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five roots out of paper and twine. 1865 represents the year that legalized chattel slavery ended in America. The roots are … Read More

Gowanus Open Studios 2017

October 23, 2017By Spaceworks

Gowanus Open Studios, aka GOS, is a free annual weekend event that takes place in October. Artists in the Gowanus neighborhood open their studio doors and welcome the public to view art, meet the artists, learn about the process of art-making, and get a glimpse of the life of artists. This year, we welcomed more … Read More

Spaceworks Hosts Microsessions, a New Live Format for Music Discovery

August 1, 2017By Spaceworks

On July 29, we hosted the first New York City Microsessions, a new live format for music discovery born in Austin, TX. The event featured Spaceworks Artist & Squad member Tan Brown alongside Varumus-Jewell-Sperrazza, Ex-Girlfriends and Kwame Brandt-Pierce. “A wonderful part of every showcase is when I see people standing with the artists at the end … Read More

Dance in Other Spaces: A Celebration of Community, Music and Dance

June 5, 2017By Spaceworks

We teamed up with Dance Lit Grantee Melinda González, TiLLT Magazine’s Megan Curet, and Pedestrian Wanderlust to host a free, all-day event celebrating community, music and dance. 2pm-3pm: Discussion Panel, Where is Dance Going?Curated and hosted by TiLLT Magazine editors Nicole Zee and Megan Curet. Panelists: Rami Shafi, Christine Bonansea Saulut and Melinda González. 5pm-7:30pm: Closing … Read More

Young Writers: Shake on the Block 2017

June 1, 2017By Lauren Soares

This free seven-week workshop helps young writers (ages 13-18) to discover the magic, fun and some would say craziness of the immortal bard through playwriting, adaptation and performance. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm July 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017 Spaceworks @ Williamsburgh Library 240 Division Ave, Floor 2, Brooklyn Over the course of the workshop, … Read More

June is New York Music Month including 2,000+ Hours of Free Rehearsal Space

May 4, 2017By Spaceworks

June 2017 is New York Music Month (NYMM) – the first-ever citywide celebration of New York City’s diverse music ecosystem. Music is central to the city’s economy, social fabric, and cultural identity.   New York Music Month celebrates this with programming and resources for musicians and the music industry; co-branded concerts; advertising and social media campaigns; … Read More

BODY POETRY: Exploring Connections Between Poetry and The Body

April 30, 2017By Spaceworks

BODY POETRY is a workshop series exploring connections between poetry and the body. Created by El Puente CADRE Teaching Artist Janelle “Nellie” Young as part of her Dance Lit Residency, this project invited adults and youth to participate in weekly workshops taught by Janelle at Spaceworks @ Williamsburgh Library. In each workshop, students were encouraged … Read More

Announcing Squad, a New Leadership Network for the Spaceworks Community

April 26, 2017By Spaceworks

Spaceworks is seeking dedicated creatives who are interested in joining Squad, a new leadership network bringing the Spaceworks community closer together. As a Squad member, you’ll join a group of dedicated creatives from across the city to help cultivate welcoming, positive, and productive workspaces for all artists, creatives and makers at Spaceworks. Plus, you’ll get access … Read More

Swipe It Forward

March 14, 2017By Spaceworks

Artists, do you have a spare MetroCard? I’m writing to let you know about a campaign in which we are participating in solidarity. Leading up to an action on March 20th, 2017, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration is collecting unexpired MetroCards for the #SwipeItForward campaign in an effort to raise awareness of the disproportionate policing of communities of … Read More

Spaceworks and El Puente CADRE Dance Lit Residency

March 7, 2017By Spaceworks

The Spaceworks and El Puente CADRE Dance Lit Residency is a community-based residency program for dancemakers to build deeper connections with communities where they create work. As part of this program, Spaceworks and El Puente awarded residencies to artists from CADRE, El Puente’s network of mostly Latino community artists, artisans and cultural workers rooted in North Brooklyn, … Read More