Various Tours and Experiences*

Work/Space Hub open daily from 12:00-7:00pm**

192 Front Street, Seaport District


Black Gotham Experience (BGX) is an expansive, interactive visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City and brings New York’s Black heritage into public consciousness. The project engages and inspires communities to discover the legacy of the African Diaspora in New York City through experiences shaped by art and research. Incorporating interactive walking tours, graphic novels, and a Festival-spanning hub that will feature exhibits and opportunities to see Ware and the BGX creative team at work, audiences will have the opportunity to experience and interact with BGX in multiple ways throughout the course of the River To River Festival.

BGX artwork will also be on view on the NYCDOT Art’s Art Display Cases on Water Street between Wall Street and Maiden Lane and on Gouverneur Lane between Water Street and Front Street.

Experiences Include:

Other Side of Wall Street Prelude

Caesar’s Rebellion Pt. I

Caesar’s Rebellion Pt. II

Fashion Presentation

Talk/Back: Kamau + Wes on the 17th Century

Talk/Back: Berry’s One Woman Show

Talk/Back: Other Side of Wall Street book event

Nerdy Hour with Guest DJ

*Please check back for a full PDF schedule of these BGX events on May 15. For programmatic details please visit


**Black Gotham Experience runs April 22–July 31, outside of River To River.


Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

Process Space is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Black Gotham Experience visual art panels were coordinated by the DOT Art Program with support from DOT Borough Engineering.

Space for this project was generously donated by Howard Hughes Corporation.

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Founder & Lead Creative: Kamau Ware
Costume Director: Lesley Ware
Creative Director for Other Side of Wall Street: Adrian Franks
Designer & DJ: William Ellis
Tour Guides: Lacresha Berry and Habibah Ahmad
Director & Producer of Web Series: Darren Mallett