Round the Block November 2020

Round the Block! is a series of promenade-style performance events featuring venues and vendors located around the Garment District. Neighborhood venues come together to create special performances where audiences are invited to walk from location to location, viewing theater, music, and art installations that reflect each location’s work and style. Round the Block is a chance to gather together, to get to know each other better as neighbors, and to make a place for ourselves in our growing neighborhood.

As we begin to collectively navigate reopening the Garment District, we are excited to be coming together in safe and distanced ways that are creatively exciting and celebrate our neighborhood. This version of Round the Block will be an outdoor tour, with two indoor stops where audiences are invited in in small, safe groups. Guides and audiences will wear masks and audience groups will be limited to 6 to 8 people. 


Round the Block! will be held FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13. Audiences will start the journey on a rolling basis, with entry times at 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM, and 4:30 PM.


Tickets available HERE.

Partner Venues Include:

Adaptive Design Association (313 W36th St., Storefront)

Adaptive Design Association advances healthcare, education, and social well-being by engaging everyone—novice to expert—in building custom adaptations, discovering untapped potential, and nurturing communities that thrive with diversity. Over the past 20 years, we have created thousands of adaptations for children in NYC, provided hundreds of hands-on classes and internships, and enthusiastically supported people launching adaptive design centers around the world.

ChaShaMa (266 W. 37th)

Chashama supports artists by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate into space to create and present, and provides free art classes for under-resourced communities.  

LIGHTBOX (248 W37th St.)

Lightbox launched in 2013 with the aim to reinvent the event venue for today’s digital world. From our humble beginnings in a converted industrial garage, to our new multi-level state of the art venue in Manhattan, we leverage 360 degree projection and next generation technology to elevate events. Since inception Lightbox has worked with 500+ companies and has created a robust platform for technologists, artists, and brands to create dynamic experiences. At Lightbox, we go beyond the traditional event space. We blur the lines between physical and digital worlds to present immersive and inspiring programming, all enriched by technology. We believe this is the most powerful way to connect our client ideas to their audience

Elizabeth Foundation for The Arts (323 W39th Street, 2nd Floor)

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) public charity, dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice. We are a catalyst for cultural growth, stimulating new interactions between artists, creative communities, and the public.

TAVOLA (488 9th Avenue)

Restaurant featuring pizza, pasta, salads, and more.

Nick Accardi, the owner of Tavola, Tavolino and the building that house the historic Manganaro Sandwich store, will tell a bit of the history of the area and will give the audience a taste of a special Roma and Sicilian pizza (which is cooked in a frying pan) and a spritz!

Theaterlab (357 West 36th Street)

THEATERLAB presents and develops new, experimental and international work, including theater, music and visual arts. Recent productions include Magdalena by Guggenheim Fellow Gabri Christa, Nylon by Sofia Alvarez, Rasen by Naomi Iwakawa and Let Me Cook for You by Artistic Director Orietta Crispino. The company has also presented work by international artists of note, including Reut Shemesh, Linda Olthof, Jacques Perdigues, Pierre Kauffmann, Karine Laval and Carolina Fonseca. For more information, visit www.theaterlabnyc.com.

PARTICIPTING ARTISTS AND GUIDES INCLUDE:

MICHAELA LIND (“My Birthday”)

NICK ALSELMO with STEFANIE NELSON DANCEGROUP

LEEANNE HUTCHISON and GRANT NEALE with NOMAD THEATRICAL COMPANY

DREW VALINS

IYMAANI ABDUL-HAMID

ORIETTA CRISPINO