Honor Black History Month with Black Gotham Experience
From his studio in the Seaport District, Kamau Ware of Black Gotham Experience shares untold stories of black history in New York City and beyond. Ware’s passion for emotive storytelling fuels Black Gotham’s walking tours, salons and other projects, including regular “Nerdy Thursday” events, which bring people together for panels and talks at Black Gotham’s studio on Front Street—a space made possible by an artist residency with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and support from The Howard Hughes Corporation.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Black Gotham Experience, and this month the studio honors Black History Month with a full slate of events and activations. Here’s a taste of what’s on throughout February.
Trajet: An Exhibition
February 15th, 2020
This exhibition by Kadiatou Coulibaly and Kamau Ware opens with a reception at Black Gotham Experience’s studio in the Seaport District from 6–9pm on Saturday, February 15th. Trajet (French for “path”) explores navigation — traversing countries, languages and identity.
Nerdy Thursdays: About Spice
February 20th, 2020
This special edition of Nerdy Thursdays takes place at the New-York Historical Society and presents Conversations on the Foodways impacted by the African Diaspora. RSVP at the Black Gotham website.
Nerdy Thursdays: Youth Edition
February 27th, 2020
For the first-ever youth-focused Nerdy Thursdays event, Black Gotham is partnering with City School of the Arts. Students from the school have participated in the Black Gotham Experience Sarah’s Fire walking tour and will now be a part of the unique Nerdy Thursdays panel conversation and reading experience. Other schools and youth are invited to participate as well. Click here for more information.
February 29th, 2020
This event produced by Runako Gulstone will gather attendees for a brunch exploring the culinary heritage of the African Diaspora. Come and enjoy the spices, scents and flavors of a diverse array of foods and learn more about how they made their way onto our plates.
Visit the Black Gotham Experience website to learn more about their year-round programming, and check out our interview with founder Kamau Ware. The Black Gotham Experience Studio is located at 192 Front Street, between John and Fulton Streets.