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No History

A Solo Theater Piece

by Reynaldo Piniella

Culture Lab LIC Emergence Residency Artist


A coming of age story celebrating our shared history...

Note: Friday's performance of No History has been canceled due to illness. Saturday's performance will go on at 7pm as scheduled.

An additional performance has been added Sunday at 5pm.

Friday, February 23, 7pm

Saturday, February 24, 7pm

Sunday, February 25, 5pm

Free Admission.



No History by Reynaldo Piniella is a solo theater piece about Arturo Schomburg, a man who crossed oceans in a quest to preserve our history. This diasporic journey will fill us up with cornbread before transporting us to the frontlines of the fight for Cuban and Puerto Rican independence, the streets of New York City during the Harlem Renaissance, and back to the kitchen where it all began. We will experience the music of the Caribbean, the joy of eating soul food for the first time, and the poetry of Harlem. And we'll rediscover San Juan Hill, the community that was uprooted to build Lincoln Center. With guest appearances from Billie Holiday, Langston Hughes and W. E. B. DuBois, this coming-of-age story will make us celebrate our shared history and inspire us to save our grandmother's recipes.

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Sounds From the Gallery

Culture Lab LIC After Dark presents

Sounds From the Gallery

Set against the backdrop of our esteemed gallery, "Sounds from the Gallery" invites music enthusiasts and art aficionados alike to indulge in an extraordinary fusion of sonic and visual aesthetics. With each concert carefully curated to complement the current exhibitions, attendees can expect a harmonious blend of artistic expressions.

The concert series promises a diverse lineup featuring local and international musical talents spanning various genres. From soulful jazz melodies to electrifying indie performances, each show promises to elevate the ambiance of our gallery space, transforming it into an enchanting musical haven.

Upcoming Line Up:

Feb 3 - Ken Butler
Feb 10 - Habbina Habbina
Feb 17 - PI Power Trio
Feb 24 - Natie

March 2 - Y& I with Ken Butler and Special Guests
March 9 - Roxiny (Album release weekend)
March 16 - Jennah Vox
March 23 - RONI
March 30 - Camp Bedford

No Cover. (RSVP):

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Honoring Our Planet

Alongside Technology

Presented by The Extended Reality Ensemble (XRE) with Alfaaz, Circuit Solarium & Wild Tongues Productions, & Culture Lab LIC

Saturday, March 2, 7-10pm
Sunday, March 3, 4-7pm

The award-winning Extended Reality Ensemble (XRE) with co-founders Clara Francesca and She’s Excited! in conjunction with Circuit Solarium USA, with Brooklyn-based literary collective Alfaaz (featured at World Ocean Day UN NYC) and Wild Tongues Productions, bring you SONGS FROM THE SOURCE,SONGS FROM THE SOURCE: Honoring Our Planet Alongside Technology”, a two-day festival of interactive installations & live performances featuring the elements of (1) water, (2) fire, (3) air and (4) earth, at Culture Lab LIC.


Culture Lab After Dark presents:

Nice One! Comedy's

Black History Month Special

Join us for a night filled with laughs in the unique setting of our front gallery! See NYC's best comics, as featured on HBO, Comedy Central, Netflix, The Tonight Show & The Late Show with Stephen Colbert! 

This week's line up: JJ Mattise, Kenny Warren, Ayanna Dookie, Ja Ron Young, Phil Hunt, Keith Johnson, CW Headley, Alex Babbitt


Thursday, February 22, 8pm

Tickets include your choice of one QNSY Cocktail!


Buy Tickets:

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Directed by Coral Cohen

Stage Managed by Skye Pallo Ross

Lighting Design by Jacqueline Scaletta

Sound & Video Design by Cosette Pin

Set Consulting by Jessica Cancino

Press by Emily Owens PR

Produced in partnership with What Will the Neighbors Say?

Third Law was developed in part during a BRIClab Residency at BRIC (Brooklyn, NY). This work was made in part with the help of Theater Mitu’s Artists-At-Home program and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council as well as with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Third Law

Third Law is an interactive theatrical experience, working to maximize audience agency and bring them into the heart of art making using technology.


Through a digital game board, the audience has the unique opportunity to shape the world of the play and the characters in it, collaborating with the artists and each other to co-create a performance that can only happen live and in person. Combining high-concept art installation design with performance and gameplay, Third Law brings us together in space in a visceral and dynamic way - and it’s never the same twice.

Performed by:

Shani Matoaka Bekt

Sam Hood Adrain

Megan Mariko Boggs

Pablo Calderón-Santiago

James Clements

Melannie Vásquez Lara

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Thursday, May 9, 7pm & 8:30pm
Friday, May 10, 7pm & 8:30pm
Saturday, May 11, 2pm, 4pm & 7pm
Sunday, May 12, 2pm & 4pm

Thursday, May 16, 7pm & 8:30pm
Friday, May 17, 7pm & 8:30pm
Saturday, May 18, 2pm, 4pm & 7pm
Sunday, May 19, 2pm & 4pm

Thursday, May 23, 7pm & 8:30pm
Friday, May 24, 7pm & 8:30pm
Saturday, May 25, 2pm, 4pm & 7pm
Sunday, May 26, 2pm & 4pm

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