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First Friday

October 6, 2023


Join Poster House on the First Friday of every month for free admission and extended hours! Explore the museum’s latest exhibitions and get in on the fun by attending a tour, workshop, performance, or activity throughout the day. Every First Friday is different, offering unique opportunities to engage with rotating exhibitions and the permanent collection.

3-5pm: Live Screenprinting with Mike King $15
Print your own silkscreen poster with Mike King, the world’s most prolific gig poster artist! This limited–edition poster designed by King advertises Poster House’s newest exhibitions Art Deco: Commercializing the Avant-Garde and We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970–2020

5pm: Preserving Manhattan’s Largest Wetland with New York Restoration Project
How can New Yorkers meet this moment of overlapping and global environmental crises? Jason Smith, New York Restoration Project’s Director of Northern Manhattan Parks, will present a consideration of posters, policy, and on-the-ground efforts to manage New York City’s open spaces to mitigate climate change and support biodiversity in Manhattan’s largest remaining wetland.

Jason Smith is the Director of Northern Manhattan Parks at New York Restoration Project, a nonprofit parks and nature conservancy that partners with local communities, public agencies, and the private sector to acquire, create, maintain, and program public open space throughout New York City.

6pm: Geometric Printmaking Workshop with Katherine Toukhy $10
Join teaching artist Katherine Touhky for this interactive printmaking workshop inspired by Art Deco: Commercializing the Avant-Garde. Participants will use bold, geometric shapes and patterns to make their own Art Deco-inspired prints. No prior experience necessary; all skill levels welcome!

7pm Ceci Pineda Performance
Celebrate the Earth with artist and climate activist Ceci Pineda! Ceci Pineda (they/them) is a brown, queer musician, ecosystem caretaker, and facilitator living between the northeast and Puerto Rico. A singer, guitarist, and jaranere, Ceci writes music for Tlalli (earth, land, and soil), our more-than-human relationships, and dreaming of climate justice worlds. Ceci will share songs that reflect upon the current environmental moment and invite participants into dreaming other ways of relating.