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August 5-7
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Nolan Park Houses
Colonels Row - Colonels Row - Colonels Row Houses
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Join Gov­er­nors Island Arts for a three-day cel­e­bra­tion of the sea­son­al Orga­ni­za­tions in Res­i­dence in Nolan Park and Colonels Row! From August 5 to 7, 2022, Gov­er­nors Island Arts will bring togeth­er more than 15 cul­tur­al part­ners for a week­end-long cre­ative cel­e­bra­tion in the his­toric Nolan Park and Colonels Row areas on the Island, fea­tur­ing free dance and music per­for­mances, out­door instal­la­tions, inter­ac­tive work­shops, open stu­dios, pan­el dis­cus­sions, and more. The three-day cel­e­bra­tion will also fea­ture the incred­i­ble line­up of works already on dis­play from the two dozen Orga­ni­za­tions in Res­i­dence in the his­toric hous­es in Nolan Park and Colonels Row—click here to meet them all, and scroll down for the full House Fest schedule.

Cen­tral to the weekend’s fes­tiv­i­ties is Dance Par­ty NYC on Sat­ur­day, August 6, a city-wide dance par­ty tak­ing place on the same night across 80 loca­tions through­out the five bor­oughs – includ­ing Nolan Park on Gov­er­nors Island. Fes­ti­val goers will dance their hearts out along­side their fel­low New York­ers, with sound­tracks pro­vid­ed by Brook­lyn Unit­ed March­ing Band, Brass Queens, DJ Agua­pan­ela Mami, and DJ Yung Mayne. Dance Par­ty NYC on Gov­er­nors Island is pre­sent­ed by Gov­er­nors Island Arts in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Low­er Man­hat­tan Cul­tur­al Council.

House Fest is made pos­si­ble through the gen­er­ous sup­port of the NYC May­or’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Please note: House Fest is rain or shine! Many events will be held indoors, and tents will be set up in Nolan Park.

House Fest 2022 Sched­ule of Events

Por­tal House
Pre­sent­ed by 4heads
On view August 5 – 7
Colonels Row Build­ing 408A

A group show fea­tur­ing eight emerg­ing and mid-career artists in res­i­dence at 4heads whose work reflects a spec­trum of artis­tic genre and media, from paint­ing and draw­ing to sculp­ture and sound.

Eliza Evans hosts All the Way to Hell

Pre­sent­ed by Swale
August 5 – 7, 12 – 4pm
Nolan Park Build­ing 11

All the Way to Hell
is giv­ing away min­er­al rights to as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to help dis­rupt frack­ing on a small prop­er­ty in Okla­homa. More than 7,000 peo­ple have joined this new form of envi­ron­men­tal resis­tance. Through mass par­tic­i­pa­tion, All the Way to Hell cre­ates an oppor­tu­ni­ty to turn the priv­i­lege and pow­er of min­er­al own­er­ship against itself to resist fos­sil fuel extrac­tion while express­ing rad­i­cal care for peo­ple and envi­ron­ments that may be geo­graph­i­cal­ly and gen­er­a­tional­ly dis­tant.

The Car­pet Series
, Pigeon­wing Dance

Fri­day, August 5, at 5pm & Sat­ur­day, August 6, at 2pm
Colonels Row, Gov­er­nors Island

A pop-up per­for­mance that is rich in detail, com­plex­i­ty and vir­tu­os­i­ty, all tak­ing place on and around a 5×8 Per­sian carpet.

, Syd­nie L. Mosley Dance

Fri­day, August 5, at 6pm & Sun­day, August 7, at 3pm

This 7‑minute struc­tured impro­vi­sa­tion engages the audi­ence to dance with per­form­ers. The chore­og­ra­phy embod­ies trust and part­ner­ship and builds an over­all sense of com­mu­ni­ty in the per­for­mance space.

Emo­tion­al Bag­gage Cart
in progress

Pre­sent­ed by Art­Crawl Harlem
Sat­ur­day, August 6, at 11am
Colonels Row Build­ing 406B

Spend time with The­da Sandiford’s Emo­tion­al Bag­gage Carts – ves­sels for unre­solved emo­tion­al bag­gage relat­ed to racial trau­ma. Each recov­ered shop­ping cart is woven with fab­ric, para­cord, yarn, tulle, rib­bon, fish­ing nets, pom poms, pony beads, zip ties, LED lights and more.

WRITE NYC: Street Lab

Sat­ur­day, August 6, and Sun­day, August 7, at 12pm
Nolan Park, Gov­er­nors Island

Street Lab’s pub­lic writ­ing room comes to Gov­er­nors Island for one day only. The porch of Nolan Park Build­ing 6 will be stocked with sup­plies, type­writ­ers, and oth­er tools and mate­ri­als for writ­ing on the fly.

KODA Artist Walk Through
Sat­ur­day, August 6, at 12 PM Colonels Row Build­ing 404B
Join for an exhi­bi­tion tour with artist Rowan Renee of their solo exhi­bi­tion fol­lowed by a pic­nic. The No Spir­it For Me series (2019) will be pre­sent­ed along with self-por­traits from Bod­ies of Wood series (2016) Reg­is­ter at https://​www​.eventbrite​.com/e/t…

Nation­al Acad­e­my of Design Sum­mer Res­i­den­cy House­warm­ing

Sat­ur­day, August 6, 12 – 6pm
Nolan Park Build­ing 7B
Nation­al Acad­e­my of Design’s sum­mer res­i­den­cy kicks off with a pub­lic house­warm­ing. Meet the artists in res­i­dence, explore stu­dio spaces, and enjoy light refresh­ments. Artists in res­i­dence include Hugo Basti­das NA, Jim Osman NA, Ed Smith NA, Eliz­a­beth Demaray, Dianne Smith, and Michael Kel­ly Williams. Click here to RSVP.

Pic­nic with Red Flower Col­lec­tive

Pre­sent­ed by Flux Fac­to­ry
Sat­ur­day, August 6, at 1pm
Colonels Row Build­ing 404A

Red Flower Col­lec­tive will pre­pare a tast­ing menu pic­nic, free and open to the public.

Tani­ka Williams at West Harlem Art Fund
Pre­sent­ed by the West Harlem Art Fund
Sat­ur­day, August 6, and Sun­day, August 7, from 1 – 5pm
Artist Tani­ka Williams will present her new work Intrin­sic Ecolo­gies and her video work (construct)Clearing dur­ing House Fest week­end, with artist talks at 1pm and 3pm each day.

Print­mak­ing Lab Stu­dio Vis­it
Pre­sent­ed by the West Harlem Art Fund
Sat­ur­day, August 6, and Sun­day, August 7, at 2pm
Nolan Park Build­ing 10B
Enjoy a free stu­dio vis­it at West Harlem Art Fund’s print­mak­ing lab and learn the ins and outs of printmaking.

Dance Par­ty NYC
Sat­ur­day, August 6, at 3pm
Nolan Park, Gov­er­nors Island

Part of The New York Pub­lic Library’s sum­mer pro­gram, Dance Par­ty NYC is a joy­ous city­wide fes­ti­val that will take place at more than 80 venues across the city – includ­ing in Nolan Park on Gov­er­nors Island, with per­for­mances from Brook­lyn Unit­ed March­ing Band and Brass Queens, tunes from DJ Agua­pan­ela Mami and DJ Yung Mayne, food trucks, and a beer gar­den from Threes Brew­ing.

Trans Jus­tice Fund­ing Project Ben­e­fit

Pre­sent­ed by Flux Fac­to­ry
Sat­ur­day, August 6, at 4pm
Colonels Row Build­ing 404A

Flux Fac­to­ry will host a ben­e­fit for Trans Jus­tice Fund­ing Project fea­tur­ing music sets by Eri­ca Dawn Lyle (Biki­ni Kill, Art in Amer­i­ca), Gav­ilán Ray­na Rus­som (LCD Soundsys­tem), Eri­ca Freas, Sulynn Hago, Amelia Jack­ie, Kate Slauter.

Incense Mak­ing Work­shop
Pre­sent­ed by the West Harlem Art Fund
Sat­ur­day, August 6, and Sun­day, August 7, at 4pm
Nolan Park Build­ing 10B
Learn how to make your own incense with artist Chan­tal Tulloch.

Tri­an­gle Arts Open Stu­dios
Sat­ur­day, August 6, at 5pm
Colonels Row Build­ing 405A

An event fea­tur­ing in works inprogress from Tri­an­gle Arts artists in res­i­dence, includ­ing pieces by Slinko, Sal­ly Lelong, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Ariel Klein­berg, and Eric Ramos Guer­rero.

Porch Life
, Urban Bush Women

Pre­sent­ed by MoCA­DA
Sat­ur­day, August 6, at 6pm

Nolan Park Build­ing 7A, Gov­er­nors Island
A work-in-progress sec­tion of Haint Blu, an ensem­ble dance-the­ater work from Urban Bush Women that is seeped in mem­o­ry and mag­ic. Known as the col­or that South­ern fam­i­lies paint their front porch­es to ward off bad spir­its, Haint Blu uses per­for­mance as a cen­ter and source of heal­ing, tak­ing us through move­ment into still­ness and rest: remem­ber­ing, reclaim­ing, releas­ing, and restor­ing.

, dance to the peo­ple

Sat­ur­day, August 6, at 7pm & Sun­day, August 7, at 2pm
Colonels Row, Gov­er­nors Island

An epic dance the­ater piece set in a land­scape of envi­ron­men­tal cri­sis fol­low­ing the adven­tures of its epony­mous hero­ine, a futur­is­tic hybrid of human and plas­tic, descend­ed from the Mex­i­ca (Mēx­i­hc­ah) peo­ple. The piece tells a sto­ry of pos­si­bil­i­ty and trans­for­ma­tion, cel­e­brat­ing and explor­ing the peo­ple and val­ues that can help to cease and repair the dam­age soci­eties inflict on nature and those liv­ing at the mar­gins of cap­i­tal­ism.

Elec­tropix­el 12 – Nature and Cities

Pre­sent­ed by Har­vest­works
Sat­ur­day, August 6, at 7pm
Nolan Park Build­ing 10A, Gov­er­nors Island

An out­door per­for­mance of sound art and live cin­e­ma that includes the sounds of nature and lis­ten­ing in dif­fer­ent cities around the globe. Fea­tur­ing per­for­mances by Ben Owen, Solar Return, Jen­ny Pick­ett, Julien Ottavi and the Hor­spiel Machine.

NARS Satel­lite Open Stu­dios
Pre­sent­ed by NARS Foun­da­tion
Sat­ur­day, August 6, & Sun­day, August 7, 1 – 5pm
Nolan Park Build­ing 5B, Gov­er­nors Island

Fea­tur­ing work by Tielin Ding, Mary Evan­ge­line Guadalupe Rubi, and Jes­si­ca Duby (Cura­to­r­i­al Fellow). 

Uncul­ti­vat­ed: Porch Chat with Lynn Caz­abon
Pre­sent­ed by Swale
Sun­day, August 7, 2 – 6pm
Nolan Park Build­ing 11, Gov­er­nors Island

Join Lynn Caz­abon for a porch chat about UNCUL­TI­VAT­ED, her res­i­den­cy project where she’ll explore the plant life of Gov­er­nors Island. This work is part of an ongo­ing site-spe­cif­ic, scal­able art project focused on wild plants in urban landscapes. 

Change­mak­er Sta­tion
Pre­sent­ed by The Cli­mate Muse­um
Sun­day, August 7, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Nolan Park Build­ing 18, Gov­er­nors Island

An inter­ac­tive hub for civic cli­mate action, where vis­i­tors can learn how to raise their voic­es and take tan­gi­ble actions in their com­mu­ni­ties.

With the Sea: Cli­mate Art, Sci­ence, and Human Con­nec­tions to Sea Lev­el Rise

Pre­sent­ed by The Cli­mate Muse­um in part­ner­ship with NYU Gal­latin Wet­Lab
Sun­day, August 7, 1pm
LMCC’s Arts Cen­ter at Gov­er­nors Island

A pan­el dis­cus­sion and live Q&A that will explore sea lev­el rise, our embod­ied rela­tion­ships with water, cli­mate jus­tice, and advo­ca­cy in NYC. Mod­er­at­ed by Anais Reyes, Senior Exhi­bi­tions Asso­ciate at the Cli­mate Muse­um.

Sil­ver Fleece,
William Hook­er

Pre­sent­ed by Har­vest­works
Sun­day, August 7, 3pm
Nolan Park Build­ing 10A, Gov­er­nors Island

A suite for the out­doors” – com­posed of six parts which fea­tures orig­i­nal com­po­si­tion and impro­vi­sa­tion. Fea­tur­ing William Hook­er, drums/​composer, On Kaa Davis, gui­tar, Hans Tam­men, gui­tar, Jair Rohm Wells, bass, David Sol­dier, vio­lin, and Kevin Ram­sey, elec­tron­ics.

VIT­RU­VIAN (excerpts)
, Jer­ron Her­man

Sun­day, August 7, at 4:30pm
Nolan Park, Gov­er­nors Island

A solo per­for­mance from Jer­ron Her­man. From being built from noth­ing to a brazen dec­la­ra­tion of self, two solos oper­ate to bless the earth with a Dis­abled Black body explor­ing the clas­si­cal image of The Vit­ru­vian Man” by Da Vinci.

August 5-7
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Nolan Park Houses
Colonels Row - Colonels Row - Colonels Row Houses