Community Events

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Create NYC: East New York Workshop Series
AENY Community Arts Center
534 Livonia Ave., Brooklyn, NY

In partnership with NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Hester Street Collaborative and NOCD, the team at ARTs East New York present a Workshop Launch for the ENY community. This workshop is an opportunity for ENY residents and creatives alike to voice their needs, concerns and opinions to help in shaping NYC’s very 1st Cultural Plan. You can also sign up for these focus groups:

January 28, 2017 @ 3:00 PM – AENY Families
February 1, 2017 @ 3:00 PM – AENY Teens
February 8, 2017 @ 7:00 PM – Arts, Gentrification & Displacement
February 15, 2017 @7:00 PM – AENY Artists & Creatives
February 22, 2017 @ 7:00PM – AENY Homeowners, Small Business Owners & Entrepenaurs






Friday, January 20, 2017  6:00 PM -10:00 PM
East New York: NOT The New Frontier (an Inauguration Alternative)

Frontier: barren uncharted territory, a remote piece of land that one is challenged to explore.
In response to an ad released for an apartment building in East New York, Brooklyn as the “New Frontier”, ARTs East New York invites local artists to submit artwork that challenges this very notion. As we face a wave of rapid change due to gentrification, we ask that the cultural community send a resounding voice to those who refuse to listen to say WE BUILT HERE, WE’VE BEEN HERE AND WE AIN’T GOING NO DAMN WHERE!!!!







East New York Not The New Frontier Closing Party
Come join us at ARTs East New York headquarters for the closing party of our first exhibit of 2017 – celebrating the voice and beauty of EAST NEW YORK ARTISTS.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017 AT 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Curated by Catherine MBali Green & Madi Dangerously



Community Empowerment Events


The Last Wednesday of Every Month at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Ends Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Men’s Empowerment Group
Hosted by Circle of Sons







Next GapCafe Event Coming Soon
Hosted by GapCafe










Every Sunday at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Ends Sunday, June 25, 2017
Worship Service
Hosted by Shepard’s House








Summer Saturdaze & Nightz

Summer Saturdaze & Nightz is a 4-week event series in August that combines a deeper appreciation for the arts with a focus on socio-economic issues that negatively affect the East New York community.

ARTsPLOSION: Holiday Tree Lightening

ARTsPLOSION: Holiday Tree Lightening  is a community celebration during the winter holiday season featuring live performances, toy giveaways, and a tree lighting ceremony.


Arts Education

ARTs East New York’s “Young ARTist Institute” (YAI) program transforms the lives of young people ages 3–12 through world class training in the arts. YAI stands unique among local arts institutions in the East New York community, as the sole provider of arts education in five disciplines (music, dance, theater, visual arts and fashion) under one roof. YAI students learn how to present and perform their craft at events throughout the community as well as a dynamic end of year celebration.



AENY University Kids

Saturday, January 21, 2017  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Open House & Registration

Come and learn all about our Saturday Music & Arts program for youth ages 6-15. Program offerings include: Trumpet, Keyboard, Percussion, Illustration, Painting and 3D Art. This unique initiative focuses on the child as community change agents, introducing them to Yoga & Meditation, Community Empowerment projects, Trips, Performances and more.










Community Beautification



Installationz is dedicated to providing exhibition opportunities to local and international artists that in turn expose the residents of East New York to inspiring artwork. ARTs East New York’s Installationz project mounts a wide range of visual arts showcases within the context of community building and supporting East New York’s local economy. Our exhibitions have explored socially relevant themes including messages communicated by Hip Hop and the trend of street art being appropriated in gallery settings.

Mi Tierra

“Mi Tierra” (My Homeland) is a creative community urban planning initiative that will transform a 10,000 sq. ft. vacant lot into a vibrant green space for everyone to enjoy. The transformation into an art/sculpture garden, featuring a 6-hole miniature golf course, a stage, and a small movie screen will set the stage for cultural performances and participatory arts programming to engage children and adults in the East New York/Cypress Hills neighborhoods. With the arts functioning as the nucleus of the project, the goal is to serve as a connection that integrates acting living, sustainable practices and community development in it’s design and use.

Mural Mile

Mural Mile employs young men and women ages 14–21 with an eight-week job/mentoring initiative toward beautifying the East New York community with empowering murals.