NYC-Arts Names Block Party Top Five Events in NYC July 13-19

Jenkins Johnson Projects presents Block Party, a group exhibition featuring works by Lizania Cruz, Kenturah Davis, Kearra Amaya Gopee, Kahlil Robert Irving, Alex Jackson, Devin N. Morris, Kenny Rivero, Shikeith and Vaughn Spann, curated by Project Space Director, Tess Sol Schwab. Taking inspiration from the numerous block parties that enliven our neighborhood in the summer, the exhibition takes a more critical look at the importance of these community gatherings.  Not just a simple get together, block parties strengthen community ties and often function as a town hall to discuss larger issues affecting the neighborhood including violence, immigration, sexuality and race. The exhibition also marks the Project Space’s first year in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and our continuing commitment to the community. The festive opening will include a DJ set by April Hunt and BBQ by Chef Omar Tate, as part of his Reclamation Project exploring the history of African American migration through food. For details visit Jenkins Johnson Gallery.