Saturday 05/06/23 12PM-5PM
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Workshops · Exhibition-Related · Exhibition-Related

Community Day

Free admission for neighbors and friends!

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Community Day, 2022. Photo: Christine Rivera

We’re excited to welcome neighbors and friends with FREE admission to the New Museum on Community Day!

Come for a day of creativity and exploration, featuring artmaking activities led by NEW INC member Smita Sen, Lower Eastside Girls Club Senior Arts Manager Sienna Fekete, and their artist-in-residence Neta Bomani. Plus, don’t miss “Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined,” closing June 4!

• 12 and 2 PM: Gallery Tours, meet in the Lobby
• 12:30–2 PM: Divine Bodies and Unruly Mythologies with Smita Sen, in the Sky Room
• 3–5 PM: Zine Making with Lower Eastside Girls Club, in the Sky Room

Community members with proof of residency in the zip codes 10002, 10003, 10009, 10012, 10013 can reserve free tickets at the link below starting April 6. Tickets are first come, first served. Reserve your spots today!


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 May 6. 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.

About the Participants

The Lower Eastside Girls Club connects young women and gender-expansive youth of color throughout New York City to healthy and successful futures through free, innovative year-round programming and mentoring.

Neta Bomani is a learner and educator interested in the collaborative process of reading and parsing information between human and non-human computers. Bomani creates artifacts that engage with abolitionist, Black feminist, and DIY philosophies, and her works explore social practices, community workshops and archives, oral histories, computation, printmaking, publishing, and zines. Bomani has taught at the School for Poetic Computation, the New School, New York University, Princeton University, University of Texas, and Brooklyn P.S. 15 Magnet School of the Arts’s after-school program. She has studied under artists Fred Moten, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Mariame Kaba, Ruha Benjamin, Simone Browne, and many others who continue to inform her work. Bomani holds an MA in Interactive Telecommunications from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She is co-director of Sojourners for Justice Press, an imprint of Haymarket Books and was co-director of the School for Poetic Computation.

Sienna Fekete is a curator and educator based in New York City with a background in radio, podcasting, and music. She is currently Senior Arts Manager at the Lower Eastside Girls Club. Fekete is also is the host of Cultured Magazine’s “Points of View” podcast, the creator of the Community Cookbook project, and co-founder of Chroma, a cultural agency & creative studio centering on the work and perspectives of women of color. She was a 2021–2022 Curatorial Fellow at The Kitchen. Fekete has worked with BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, On Air Fest, Red Bull Arts, NTS Radio, The Lot Radio, StoryCorps, TopRank, Domino Sound, Playground Radio, SiriusXM, Adidas, Nike, CultureHub, AnOther, BOMB, Dazed, Awake NY, Knockdown Center, Glossier, The Standard, Calvin Klein, Silica, Ethel’s Club, 8 Ball Community, POWRPLNT, TXTbooks, Park Avenue Armory, New Museum, Public Art Fund, Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA P.S.1, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Smita Sen is an artist, educator, and current NEW INC member. In her art practice, Sen uses sculpture, dance-based performance, and technology to research how the body internalizes its environment and significant life events. Recently, her artwork has been presented with solo exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch (2022) and Recess, NY (2021), and has been exhibited at venues including Bard College, Flux Factory, Anthology Film Archives, ISSUE Project Room, among others. Sen has been an artist-in-residence of the Bakehouse Arts Complex, FL; Recess, NY; and Mildred’s Lane, PA, and is the recipient of a 2022 Ellies Creator Award from Oolite Arts, FL. As an educator, Sen has given talks and workshops at Columbia University, Bard College, NYU ITP Camp, and LRLX NY. She currently teaches at the Parsons School of Design while leading the arts education nonprofit Manipura Care Network.

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.


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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