Open House New York

October 15-16
10 am – 6pm each day
Location: 750 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210

The Black Lady Theatre will open its doors to the public for the first time in over twenty years. You don’t want to miss this grand reopening Open House New York (OHNY) and Art Noir event, saluting the Black woman and her authentic beauty. Our Natural is Beautiful event will showcase over twenty vendors displaying their ethnic wares and natural products.

There will be live reggae, calypso and jazz music, food and a fashion and natural hair show for everyone to enjoy.

Open House New York provides broad audiences with unparalleled access to the extraordinary architecture of New York and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city. Through its year-round programs and the annual OHNY Weekend, Open House New York celebrates the best examples of design and planning throughout the five boroughs, from historic to contemporary, and helps foster a more informed conversation about how architecture and urban design sustain New York as a vibrant place to live, work, and learn.

Click HERE for event flyer.

Past Events

1st Annual Art Exhibit

The 1st Annual Art Exhibit, held on September 14-19, 2015, in the conference area above The Black Lady Theatre

The 1st Annual Art Exhibit, held on September 14-19, 2015, in the conference area above The Black Lady Theatre

The 1st Annual Arts Exhibit was held on September 14-19, 2015. Artist from Brooklyn to Harlem displayed their original oil and acrylic paintings.

Participating Artists:
Abdul Badi

Abdul Badi

Abdul Badi

Abdul Badi was born in Washington DC but spent his formative years in Brooklyn New York. As a young boy he had an obsession for working with his hands, particularly drawing. In elementary school he won an art contest which netted him free art classes at the Brooklyn Museum. He later went on to attend Manhattans’ High School of Art and Design after which he worked as a draftsman and illustrator in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Upon completion of his military service, he returned to school and completed an art program at Mercy college of Dobbs Ferry New York.
Over the years he has worked in the commercial art field and also taught art. He has also won prizes and recognition in many juried art shows and sold numerous works. He has become known for his vibrant oversized portrayals of Third World people, particularly Africans.
He spent years working as a pastel painter but of late works almost exclusively in oils. He has also expanded his subject matter to include social commentary.
He uses his brush to make strong thought provoking statements about the life struggles of African American people and the human condition in general.

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You can find more of his work on the Art of Abdul Badi website.

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