Black Gotham Experience

Black Gotham Experience Black Gotham is a visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on NYC during the 1600s-1800s. Graphic Novel | Walking Tours | Web Series | WORK/SPACE
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Black Gotham Experience is an immersive visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City since 1625 through walking tours, graphic novels, and our space in the Seaport District.

Operating as usual

.Enjoy your blessings today 🙏🏽 ... and everyday.Repost from @eli_joshua•#familyportraits because I miss my #lovecraftcou...
11/26/2020

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Enjoy your blessings today 🙏🏽 ... and everyday.

Repost from @eli_joshua

#familyportraits because I miss my #lovecraftcountry #family both in front and behind the #camera. Feeling #nostalgic I guess because the #holidays are coming. #seeourhappiness #unitstillphotographer #unitstillsphotography #unitstills @sonyalpha 📸: @eli_joshua

🙏🏾🔥Repost from @seaportmuseum•We were thrilled to host the kick-off event for the @waterfrontalliance’s annual #CityofWa...
09/17/2020

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Repost from @seaportmuseum

We were thrilled to host the kick-off event for the @waterfrontalliance’s annual #CityofWaterDay festival last Saturday aboard Wavertree! Remarks by Capt. Jonathan Boulware and Waterfront Alliance President Cortney Worall and many local officials centered on the risks of #climatechange and of the effects of rising sea levels on urban shorelines.

Visit the Waterfront Alliance site to learn more about the award-winning artists and actions that are part of this year's City of Water Day, and stop by to check out three art installations throughout the South Street Seaport Historic District!

Environmental multimedia artist Sarah Cameron Sunde's video work, will continue to be projected on the side of Wavertree from 7pm-10:30pm this evening and on September 25 and 26 for free to the public.

Kamau Ware’s “Waves” composition of four flags are on display on Front Street, symbolizing the connection between the Indigenous people of New York and the Africans from the Congo and Angola in the 17th century on the island of Manhattan.

Justin Brice Guariglia’s solar-powered LED warnings will be flashing every day at the corner of Front Street and Fulton Street.

Photos by Ian Douglas

#publicart #southstreetseaport #climatecrisis #environmentalart

.“For all those who were lostFor all those who were stolen For all those who were left behindFor all those who were not ...
09/04/2020

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“For all those who were lost
For all those who were stolen
For all those who were left behind
For all those who were not forgotten”

Architect = Artist

#Sankofa
#AfricanBurialGround

builders building ...

.Okay, Google. This Doodle picked up our spirits. #jackieormes #pittsburgh
09/01/2020

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Okay, Google. This Doodle picked up our spirits. #jackieormes #pittsburgh

.📷 @by_kza We turn 10 today. As we look forward to our next decade, more attention will be placed on how we collect. Bel...
08/28/2020

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📷 @by_kza

We turn 10 today.
As we look forward to our next decade, more attention will be placed on how we collect. Below is an email the day before the first Black Gotham walking tour sent to family and friends.

👨🏽‍💻

Subject: Re: Black Gotham Tour (first!)
To: redacted 🤷🏽‍♂️
Date: Friday, August 27, 2010, 4:31 PM

Okay, my friends. I'm checking in to confirm my and your attendance for tomorrow's Black Gotham Tour The Other Side of Wall Street: 1623 to 1776. I'll be on the steps of the Federal Hall to the right of George Washington awaiting you. Some of you said you may be bringing an other half or offspring. If you could confirm for a final headcount, that would be foxy fresh.

Meeting location: Federal Hall on Wall Street
Train: 2 or 3 to Wall Street
Price: Free :-)
Tour: "The Other Side of Wall Street: 1623 to 1776"

love+light,

kw

#notplaying salute to the Bucks, Lakers, Clippers, and the list keeps growing #goodtrouble
08/27/2020

#notplaying salute to the Bucks, Lakers, Clippers, and the list keeps growing #goodtrouble

.August 10th 6-6:30pm ESTBGX Membership Monday IG Live 📲Hosted by Lauren Stockmon Brown @lsbco Meet Kamau Akabueze. Stra...
08/09/2020

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August 10th 6-6:30pm EST
BGX Membership Monday
IG Live 📲

Hosted by Lauren Stockmon Brown @lsbco

Meet Kamau Akabueze. Strategist, Creative and Mentor. Throughout the course of his diverse career in brand marketing, Kamau has led strategy, creative and campaign development as an agent for or employee of American Express, Jeep, AND1, Nike/Brand Jordan, Verizon, Microsoft, General Mills, P&G, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Diageo, SPI Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Edelman PR Worldwide, Burrell Communications, Momentum Worldwide, Relevant, MKTG and more.

His dynamic breadth of agency and corporate experience have helped shape him into an innovative problem solver, concept catalyst, and staunch advocate for collaborative communication design. Kamau’s belief in the kinetic and connective value of experiential marketing has been the hallmark of his leadership roles and innovations in the industry over the past decade.

@by_kza

#BGXmembershipmonday
#Creative
#Strategist
#Branding

PS: In case you are wondering, this is soul brother & best friend of @kamauware but not the same person 👨🏽‍💻👨🏽‍🏫

.There’s layers & levels to define privilege yet somehow it can simplified as a tool of monarchy. #BGXvocab#privilege #i...
08/04/2020

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There’s layers & levels to define privilege yet somehow it can simplified as a tool of monarchy.

#BGXvocab
#privilege
#immune
#prerogative @ United States of America

Hello, Black August. Happy Birthday, Jimmy.#blackaugust #blackwriters #jamesbaldwin
08/02/2020

Hello, Black August.
Happy Birthday, Jimmy.
#blackaugust
#blackwriters
#jamesbaldwin

In his own words, John Lewis penned his final opinion to publish on the day of his home going ceremony. He was inspired ...
07/31/2020

In his own words, John Lewis penned his final opinion to publish on the day of his home going ceremony. He was inspired to see the recent shift in American consciousness. Let’s keep it moving 🙏🏾 #johnlewis #goodtrouble @ United States of America

Art is Life 🙏🏾 Thank you.  @ United States of America
07/30/2020

Art is Life 🙏🏾 Thank you. @ United States of America

Repost from @kamauware•Quoted in The New York Times 📝 for my takeover with @works_on_water “They often ask questions: ‘W...
07/30/2020

Repost from @kamauware

Quoted in The New York Times 📝 for my takeover with @works_on_water

“They often ask questions: ‘Where do we begin and where do we end?’ wrote Kamau Ware, inviting us to consider how much of our bodies are composed of water.”

(repost from collab below)

“The Edge Within" is an Instagram collaboration with Works on Water and Black Gotham Experience for the Walking the Edge project. The prompts will be created by Kamau Ware.

Concept:
The Edge Within will be a series of prompts that asks people to get in tune with the water we have in our bodies and how it carries memories of our ancestors.

Context:
In creating Black Gotham Experience, it has been necessary to get in tune with redacted narratives in urban spaces. I often go on walks where the history happened and dial up my empathy and imagination to feel stories. It is not a scientific way of researching but it does complement what is discoverable in the archives and secondary sources to engage through meditation and kinesthetics.

Stay tuned ...

Walking the Edge
a project of Works on Water, Culture Push, and the NYC Department of City Planning

@works_on_water @nycwaterfront @culturepusher @nycplanning

@adniralc1 @artschoolscammer @evemosher @gatablanco @scsunde @stoishere @nancy9000 @emilyblumenfeld @nickipombier @__sunandsky @_sunandmoon @prof.0und @bp_oddisee @underwaternewyork

#WalkingtheEdgeNYC #nyc520 #nycwaterfront
@ New York, New York

.Thanks to everyone who logged in to Black Prints on June 4th, our first virtual event. Link in bio.blackgotham.com/blac...
07/24/2020

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Thanks to everyone who logged in to Black Prints on June 4th, our first virtual event. Link in bio.
blackgotham.com/black-prints

Stay tuned for the follow up when we visit Brazil.

Shout out to the global fam:

Jennifer Tosch
Kevi Donat
Malik Bartholomew
Naky Gaglo
Tony Warner
@ Planet Earth

July 27th | 6-6:30pm Our first BGX Membership Monday | IG Live 📲Meet Kadiatou Coulibaly AKA Nerdy Bae. Hosted by Lauren ...
07/22/2020

July 27th | 6-6:30pm
Our first BGX Membership Monday | IG Live 📲

Meet Kadiatou Coulibaly AKA Nerdy Bae. Hosted by Lauren Stockmon Brown.
@lsbco

Discover how nerdiness intersects with the African Diaspora and what it’s like to be a Black cosplayer in the United States.

Also check out @lanerdybae x @sailorxtasy via zoom on Friday the 24th for a deep dive on cosplaying while Black.

nerdybae.com/black-cosplay-talk 🦸🏽‍♀️

@lanerdybae
@sailorxtasy

#BGXmembershipmonday @ United States of America

07/10/2020

Congratulations to the architects, artists, activists, and city officials for today's unveiling of Black Lives Matter Boulevard in Lower Manhattan. This is sacred ground featuring the Triumph of the Human Spirit Monument and African Burial Ground plus the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse. We tip our proverbial hats to those who made this happen. #BlackLivesMatter

@tatscru @artofijay @iamwetpaint @pipayne.art
@wxystudio @blmgreaterny @nycthrive @amina.acid @yung_narwhal @nyc_dot @galebrewer

We hear you @killermike “... take your butt to the computer and fill out your census ...” | my2020census.gov | “and exer...
06/01/2020

We hear you @killermike “... take your butt to the computer and fill out your census ...” | my2020census.gov | “and exercise your political bully power...”

Our team is grateful to accept the GANCY Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Culture. It was a lov...
03/03/2020

Our team is grateful to accept the GANCY Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Culture. It was a lovely evening with brilliant people that love our City. Just think that one question 12 years ago started our award winning work. Our public tour schedule will be announced soon! Stay tuned. 🥳 #insideblackgotham

Nerdy Thursdays is headed to the African American Museum in Philadelphia to present a special edition of this series.Thu...
11/06/2019

Nerdy Thursdays is headed to the African American Museum in Philadelphia to present a special edition of this series.
Thursday November 7th 2019 | 6-10pm
701 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join us for an evening of culture and conversations with the Black Gotham Experience (BGX) at the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP). We lean into a dialogue on Black Masculinity inspired by the exhibition In Conversation: Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity curated by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu featuring work by over 50 Black women and non-binary photographers. The program will include a sound scape, a panel discussion, drinks, short films, and more. Meet us in Philadelphia at AAMP on November 7th from 6-10pm.

panelists
visual artist, Felicita “Felli” Maynard @photofelli
Lgbtq+ advocate, Sydney Baloue @syndneybaloue
Philly’s first Director of Black Male Engagement, Erica D. Atwood @ericainphilly
moderators, Kamau Ware @kamauware and William “GoodWill” Ellis @mrwilliamellis

music by Rich Medina @richmedina

#bgxnerdythursdays
#insideblackgotham @ The African American Museum in Philadelphia

Nerdy Thursdays intersects with Halloween for the first time ever.... characters, costumes, and cosplayers are welcome. ...
10/31/2019

Nerdy Thursdays intersects with Halloween for the first time ever.... characters, costumes, and cosplayers are welcome. We will have another open forum like last week. It was dope.
Please note that the Nerdy Thursdays on the 7th next week will be at the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the 21st will be at the New-York Historical Society. See you soon! RSVP: blackgotham.com/nerdy-thursdays

Black Gotham Experience
192 Front Street NY, NY 10038
6-10PM

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192 Front Street
New York, NY
10038

Opening Hours

Thursday 12:00 - 22:30
Friday 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 12:00 - 19:00
Sunday 12:00 - 19:00

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(347) 855-7456

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It is Phase 2, and NYS says we can go on your tours! Please let us know when I can join one? I hope you and everyone you know is well.
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Hey Black Gotham team - it was phenomenal to experience you all in person at the Schomburg Black Comic Convention - Looking forward to becoming a member. Sending you all a message right now about an amazing textile master you should connect with in New Jersey! Happy New Year!
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