Premiere of Grand Rising: A Fashion Story by Black Gotham Experience 盛大的崛起: 时尚故事

October 23 – October 24, 2020
7 – 9PM

Black Gotham Experience (BGX) is excited to partner with Think Chinatown to deliver a fashion story about Domingo, one of the first Black landowners in New Netherland circa July 13th, 1643 who lived in the south eastern corner of current day Chinatown. This commission is a duet between Kamau Ware, founder of BGX, and Charles Johnson, a model/stylist & visual artist who plays Domingo in the BGX Universe.

The piece will be projected for you to view outdoors safely. It will be played on a loop so you can come by anytime between 7-9pm.

CHINATOWN ARTS WEEK is a festival celebrating the cultural richness of Manhattan’s Chinatown.T!C has produced several cultural events throughout the week, all of them are free to the public. By presenting grassroots Chinatown artists and emerging Asian American artists in the same context, we hope to bring the generations together and connect with a wider arts audience. ChAW also highlights cultural happenings presented by our neighbors, to increase awareness of Chinatown’s cultural assets. Beyond this week, we hope that visitors and neighbors alike will recognize and engage more in Chinatown’s cultural offerings.

Think!Chinatown is a 501©(3) non-profit based in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Our mission is to build intergenerational community through neighborhood engagement, storytelling & the arts. We amplify the voices of our neighbors & advocate for equity in resources for Chinatown, honor histories that represent us & value intergenerational learning, and present grassroots arts of Chinatown & emerging Asian-American artists in context of each other. Think!Chinatown is here to listen, to respond, and to build Chinatown’s capacities as a strong & vibrant immigrant neighborhood of NYC. Find more about T!C and Chinatown Arts Week at:

Chinatown Arts Week 2020 is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC. It is also funded, in part, by a grant from the NYC & Company Foundation, Con Edison, and contributions from many generous business and individual supporters like you!