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Workshops · Exhibition-Related

Community Day

Free admission for neighbors and friends!

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Photo: Christine Rivera

We’re excited to welcome neighbors and friends with FREE admission for a December edition of Community Day at the New Museum! Activities will be led by NEW INC member Cara Michell and Think!Chinatown exhibition artist Alison Kuo.

Community members with proof of residency in the zip codes 10002, 10003, 10009, 10012, 10013 can reserve a free ticket at the link below. Tickets are first come, first served.

Experience the current exhibition, “Theaster Gates: Young Lords and their Traces,” try your hand at artmaking, and satisfy your curiosity with educational activities—all free of charge for our neighbors from the Bowery, Chinatown, Soho, Lower East Side, East Village, and Alphabet City.


Click the link below to select your entry time and number of tickets (limit is 6). After you make your selection and have reached the Payment Information page, enter your valid zip code in the “Coupon Code” section and click apply to receive the discount. Make sure to click apply, so that no credit card information has to be given.

Please bring proof of residency with you to provide at check-in on December 3. Acceptable proofs of residency include a drivers’ license, non-driver id card, or recent mail that includes your name and address.

Visitors from outside our local neighborhood can still purchase tickets HERE

Members and visitors aged 18 and under are always free. The New Museum also offers free admission to community partners and affiliates, as well as SNAP/EBT cardholders. Please bring your SNAP/EBT card with you to receive your free ticket.

The program will be presented onsite at the New Museum. Vaccination and masks are strongly recommended, but not required. Please review the New Museum’s COVID guidelines in advance of your visit.

Photography/Use of Image Notice/Release

The New Museum of Contemporary Art reserves the right to take or cause to be taken, without renumeration, photographs, films or videos, and other graphic depictions of invited guests, visitors, and staff for promotional, educational, and/or noncommercial purposes, as well as approve such use by third parties with whom the museum may engage in joint marketing/promotion. Such purposes may include print and electronic publications. This paragraph serves as public notice of the intent of the museum to do so and as a release to the museum giving permission to use those images for such purposes.


The New Museum is wheelchair accessible; learn more about access services and amenities here. To request accommodations, please email or call 212.219.1222 ×235 at least three weeks in advance.

We strive to make our programs as accessible as possible. For full accessibility information, including services available by request, please click here.

About the Participants

Cara Michell is Assistant Professor of Race and Social Justice in the Built Environment at Northeastern University’s School of Architecture. She is the founder of s l o w p r a c t i c e, an urban planning and public art studio that prioritizes community participation. Michell previously worked as Associate and Senior Urban Planner at WXY Studio, NYC and BrookMcIlroy, Toronto. In 2015, she co-founded and co-chaired the inaugural edition of Black in Design, materials from which are now archived in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Michell holds an MUP from Harvard University and an AB in sculpture from Princeton University.

Alison Kuo is a second generation immigrant who pursues intersectional relationships across communities through artistic engagement. She is the co-founder of Sisters in Self-Defense. Select solo exhibitions include “The New Joys of Gellies” (2019), Abrons Art Center, New York City; and “Chinese Cooking the American Way” (2018), Happy Family Night Market, Brooklyn, NY. Internationally, Kuo’s work has been exhibited with Singapore Art Week (2022), Singapore; Malagana Macula (2018), Managua, Nicaragua; Material Art Fair (2016), Mexico City, Mexico; Nanjing International Art Festival (2016), Nanjing, China; and Paraiso Bajo (2016), Bogotá, Colombia. She is a recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Artist Community Engagement Grant. Currently, Kuo has a solo exhibition of new sculptural work in Think!Chinatown’s space at 1 Pike Street, New York City.


This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

We gratefully acknowledge the Bowery Council of the New Museum for its support of Education and Public Engagement Programs.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

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