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Aug 31—Sep 3, 2023
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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 Sep­tem­ber 1 through 3, 2023, Gov­er­nors Island Arts will bring togeth­er more than two dozen cul­tur­al part­ners for a week­end-long cre­ative cel­e­bra­tion in and around the his­toric for­mer mil­i­tary hous­es of Nolan Park and Colonels Row 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.

House Fest is made pos­si­ble through the gen­er­ous sup­port of the NYC May­or’s Office of Media and Enter­tain­ment, and with vol­un­teer sup­port from the Friends of Gov­er­nors Island.

Please note: House Fest is rain or shine! 

House Fest 2023 Sched­ule of Events

Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 1 

  • 11am-5pm: Open­ing Day of The Process – an art and tech exhi­bi­tion, Har­vest­works
  • 11am-5pm: Toisha Tuck­er solo exhi­bi­tion, KODA
  • 12 – 2pm: Red Hook Art Project work­shop, Gov­er­nors Island Arts
  • 1 – 2pm: Stu­dio Artists Talk, Tai­wanese Amer­i­can Arts Council
  • 2 – 5pm: NADA House Open­ing Recep­tion, New Art Deal­ers Alliance
  • 2 – 2:30pm: Poet­ry per­for­mance with Aracelis Rivera, Foun­tain House Gallery 
  • 3 – 4pm: Art work­shop from Recy­cled Mate­ri­als with Chin-Chih Yang, Tai­wanese Amer­i­can Arts Council
  • 3 – 4pm: Heal­ing in Motion per­for­mance, ArtsConnection 
  • 4:30 – 6pm: MVP Rara per­for­mance and pro­ces­sion, Gov­er­nors Island Arts
  • 7:30 – 10pm: Free Out­door Film: Set it Off, Gov­er­nors Island Arts and Film at Lin­coln Center 

Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 2 

  • 11am-5pm: Open­ing Day of Masks with works by Gabriele Grones and Peter Depelchin, Res­i­den­cy Unlimited
  • 11am-5pm: Open Stu­dio (Natal­ie Col­lette Wood), BronxArtSpace
  • 12 – 12:30pm: Poet­ry per­for­mance with Aracelis Rivera, Foun­tain House Gallery
  • 12 – 3pm: The­atri­cal Games for Social Change work­shop, Foun­tain House Gallery
  • 1 – 2pm: Stat­en Island Live!, Stat­en Island Urban Center 
  • 1 – 2pm: Prison Art Work­shop, Escap­ing Time: Art from U.S. Prisons
  • 1 – 2pm: Artist Talk with Miguel Otero Fuentes, West Harlem Art Fund
  • 1 – 3pm: Milk Kefir SCO­BY work­shop, Swale
  • 2 – 3pm: Sene­galese Dance with Ous­mane, Cumbe
  • 2 – 3pm: The Cobalt Blue Shrine artist talk, Foun­tain House Gallery
  • 2 – 3pm: Gov­er­nors Island Bird Tour, NYC Audubon
  • 2:30 – 5pm: Per­for­mance from Lehna Hui and Yalin­iDream, Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary African Dias­po­ran Art (MoCA­DA)
  • 2 – 3pm: Soul Can­vas Vor­tex with Danie work­shop, Cumbe
  • 3 – 4pm: DJ YON­GO­LAILAN Regen­er­a­tion per­for­mance, New York Latin Amer­i­can Art Triennial
  • 3:30 – 5pm: Compas/​Social Dance with Julio & Roben­son, Cumbe
  • 4 – 5pm: Indi­an Clas­si­cal Dance Show­case, ArtsConnection 
  • 4 – 5pm: Oh Cas­san­dra by Jes­si­ca Duby and Sophie Labelle, Trans­bor­der Art 
  • 5 – 6pm: Flower Rit­u­al per­for­mance, Trans­bor­der Art 
  • 7:30 – 8pm: Sun­set Med­i­ta­tive Per­for­mance with C. Laven­der, Har­vest­works
  • 8 – 9pm: Watch Us! We can do it togeth­er, Tai­wanese Amer­i­can Arts Council 
  • 9 – 10pm: Polir­rit­mia | Sineste­sia by Efraín Rozas, Harvestworks

Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 3 

  • 11am-1pm: Red Hook Art Project work­shop, Gov­er­nors Island Arts
  • 11am-5pm: Open Stu­dio (Natal­ie Col­lette Wood), BronxArtSpace
  • 1 – 2pm: Prison Art Work­shop, Escap­ing Time: Art from U.S. Prisons 
  • 1 – 2pm: We don’t need the sea to drown per­for­mance with Coco Karol and Sxip Shirey, Tai­wanese Amer­i­can Arts Council
  • 2 – 3pm: Gov­er­nors Island Sound­scape Tour, NYC Audubon
  • 2 – 2:30pm: Poet­ry per­for­mance with Aracelis Rivera, Foun­tain House Gallery
  • 2 – 3:30pm: Wear­able Native Art-inspired Art Work­shop, Amer­i­can Indi­an Com­mu­ni­ty House (RSVP to info@​aich.​org)
  • 2:30 – 4pm: House Fest Lawn Par­ty with DJ Mick­ey Pérez, Gov­er­nors Island Arts
  • 3 – 4pm: Weav­ing Islands per­for­mance by Hsiao-Chu (Julia) Hsia, Tai­wanese Amer­i­can Arts Council
  • 4 – 5pm: Butoh Per­for­mance with Angela Rogers, Foun­tain House Gallery 
  • 5 – 6pm: Music per­for­mance with Eliana Glass, Gov­er­nors Island Arts
  • 7:30 – 9pm: Island Lumi­nar­ia: Flam­ing Crea­ture Crawl, Flux Factory
Aug 31—Sep 3, 2023