! Alert

Due to excessive heat this weekend, we encourage you to take precautions, bring plenty of water to Governors Island and to stay hydrated.

If you’re not feeling well, visit our first aid station at Soissons Landing or contact Island security at 212-809-3299.

Please note that due to the heat, program hours and events may be changed or canceled.

Due to excessive heat this weekend, we encourage you to take precautions, bring plenty of water to Governors Island and to stay hydrated.

If you’re not feeling well, visit our first aid station at Soissons Landing or contact Island security at 212-809-3299.

Please note that due to the heat, program hours and events may be changed or canceled.

Since 1999, MoCADA has been widely regarded as an incubator for emerging artists and curators of color, having greatly supported and furthered the artistic careers of over 100 groundbreaking artists across 20+ countries to date. To celebrate this longstanding history, specifically 20 years of rich, cultural programming and trailblazing initiatives, MoCADA will invite seven rising creators to participate in its newly expanded residency program in 2019. Selected artists and curators will work with celebrated industry leaders to create public programming that illuminates the histories and futures of the African diaspora and art, in connection to themes of social justice and the upliftment of marginalized communities.

The first exhibition on Governors Island, entitled Fruits of Our Labor, journeys through to the Antebellum South to witness the larger than life paintings of Julian Joseph Kyle, to the surreal, Afrofuturistic paper installations of Komikka “Martian” Patton. Continue to observe the idea of double consciousness as told through the portraiture of Rujunko Pugh who blends African and Asian cultures seamlessly, to the mind-boggling work of Venezuelan artist Francisco Pinto, whose work explores the idea of Blackness in the media and pop culture.

The 2019 MoCADA Creators in Residence will be creating new works from the house all summer long! While their chosen mediums vary from painting to photography to social justice, performance art, media and more, this summer each creator will create a body of work that is inspired by Dr. Marimba’s Ani’s book Let the Circle Be Unbroken: The Implications of African Spirituality in the Diaspora.

Saturday, July 20, 3-9 PM: MoCADA presents QUENCH Session One with Run P. and DJ NativeSun

On the heels of releasing the premiere of South Side, Comedy Central’s new show for which DJ / Music Supervisor Run P. helped to curate the sound, Run P. kicks off his new monthly residency at MoCADA House with DJ NativeSun.

Join us for the first installment of the QUENCH Sessions day party on Governors Island, which is set to also feature a guest DJ set by Detroit’s own SWUNE. It all goes down this Saturday, July 20, from 3-9pm. And you’re invited! Come ready to dance!

Getting there
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Hours
Saturday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm