Saturday, April 27


On Saturday, April 27 from 12-6PM, stop by the NYABF Block Party! Throughout the day, there will be food, music, performances, workshops, activities, and more. Tickets to the Fair are $5 on Saturday, and the Block Party is free and open to the public.

The Block Party is on 22nd St, between 10th and 11th Ave, right outside the Fair.

See below for the day’s schedule + information about each participant 


We will have delicious offerings from Baba’s Olives, CMarty Jerk, Food with Fam, and Kaur Food.

Gerardo Ismael Madera & Dia Teens will create a participatory display with Dia Teens collaborators.

LORRAINE will be designing bespoke games in collaboration with visitors to their table.

As part of a larger series of workshops with teens and the public around the city, Magnum Foundation will host a Photogram postcard workshop; reproductions of Photogram postcards made by Lower East Side teens will be provided, with an invitation to the public to write a letter to their local representatives on issues of climate justice in New York. They will also be selling Tarweedeh zine pay-what-you-wish).

P.A.D. will present a soft launch of Peer Review, Vol. 2, within their traditional P.A.D.-style sidewalk exhibition.

Some Other Book(mark)s: Some Other Books invites Block Party goers to create unique artists' bookmarks from recycled cardboard and fiber. Free for all ages; materials provided. Signing: I'm A Drawing, will happen simultaneously at their table, where Zaiah Drawing will sign their new artists' book with a custom drawing on each cover.

Studio Route 29 presents a collaborative ekphrastic poetry project, creating exquisite-corpse-style group poems made up of individual lines created by observing some artwork by Studio Route 29 artists. Presented as part of the launch of a new publication of ekphrastic poems (poems about artworks) written by Citrus the Clever Monkey (a puppet dreamed up and embodied by Studio 29 artist Mick McDonough) inspired by the Studio Route 29’s current exhibition of paintings by Vinetta Miller.

The Lower East Side Girls Club will have a pinback button press for guests to create their own buttons all day long.

1-5 PM
Dance Poem Revolution is a game about poetry and revolution. Inspired by the popular rythym game Dance Dance Revolution, players are invited to write poetry with their body. Created by Melanie Hoff for School for Poetic Computation with support from Tyler Yin and Todd Anderson.

12:30-3 PM
VISITORS will be signed by Nick Karp; the signing will disintegrate into a performance by GCW wrestlers Effy, Allie Katch, Joey Janela, and Jimmy Lloyd, all of whom are featured in the publication.  

3-5 PM
In conjunction with their exhibition at Printed Matter, Editions JOJO presents Sofia Karim's Turbine Bagh project: an activation of protest imagery printed on samosa packets against far-right nationalism in South Asia. Visitors will be supplied with pre-printed packets to contribute their own text and drawings to, packets which will then hold take-away samosas.

3-6 PM
An artist book print workshop run by artist Maria Veronica San Martin. Presented by New Latin Wave.

The Stage

Curated by X-TRA.SERVICES and taking place on the block.

Founded in 2017 by Lydo, X-TRA.SERVICES is a label that curates a subaquatic space for extraterrestrial sound.  

The Block Party Stage will feature a sound bath, boistrous DJ sets, nu-metal jazz, and percussive performances. 

12 PM

2 PM

3 PM

4 PM
Batalá New York

5 PM


Baba’s Olives
Baba's Olives is a woman-run business with the goal of bringing Palestinian products to the world.

Bushwick Chess
New York's Hottest Chess Club

Cmarty’s Jerk
New York's Finest Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Crude Tapes
Crude Tapes is a not-for-profit record label operating out of Ridgewood, NY that forwards all profits towards causes of the artists’ choosing.  The label showcases the strange and new sounds from a community of musicians, artists, hardware enthusiasts, and mouse & keyboard warriors.

Food with Fam
Food With Fam is a community built on reciprocity and reimagining our relationship to food and one another. Our objective through our model of free produce distributions and community events is to create a fresh, holistic version of community that emphasizes connection and trust as the baseline for improving community health.

Gerardo Ismael Madera with Dia Teens
Dia Teens is an intensive program that elevates the voices, ideas, and contributions of youth at Dia, while emphasizing collective agency, critical thinking, and choice. Working with an artist collaborator, this program invites flexible thinkers to make ambitious ideas actionable.

Kaur Food
A food Pop-Up

Library of Study
Library of Study is a Central Brooklyn-based collective of Black & brown organizers committed to practices of deinstitutionalized, radical study.

LORRAINE is Anne Marie Rooney and Sam Sheffield. We are a poet and a game designer who are collaborating on games about touch, control, and intimacy.

The Lower Eastside Girls Club
The Lower Eastside Girls Club amplifies the inner power of young women and gender-expansive youth in New York City through our free, year-round innovative programs in STEM, arts, digital media and sound, wellness, civic engagement, and leadership.

Motoveli Motorcycle Zine
Motoveli explores the depth of design, philosophy, art, and satire—grounded in the irresistible urge we all share to ride motorcycles.

New Latin Wave
New Latin Wave is an organization dedicated to celebrating the most compelling Latine voices in the arts and sparking conversations about Latine identity and contributions. We showcase artists working outside of the mainstream, creating visibility, incubating talent, and building supportive networks for artist and audience development.

Olamina Botanicals

Handmade, bioregional herbal remedies from New York-grown and foraged botanicals.

The Other Almanac
The Other Almanac is a reimagining of The Old Farmer's Almanac. It aims to bridge the urban/rural divide in America, delving into issues of politics and culture that unite us all. We will be serving bespoke herbal tea and a range of editions from our contributors.

A traditional P.A.D.-style exhibition at Printed Matter Art Book Fair Block Party, this exhibition will feature an alumni cast of previously exhibited P.A.D. Artists: Meredith Klein in collaboration with Joanna Ross-Tash, Blakey Bessire, Marissa Delano and BFB, Alison Kuo, Williamson Brasfield, Bob Szantyr, and Kat Chamberlin's Peer Review with Priscilla Fusco.

PTP aka Protect The Peace
PTP (aka Purple Tape Pedigree aka Protect The Peace) is a NYC-based collective + label invested in the tangible, post-cloud data existence - not only in holding IRL space (i.e. shows, workshops, street level pop-up markets), but also through creating various physical media with new and archival sound work, garment design, and book publishing. Established in 2009, headed by GENG PTP with 3+ decades of participatory roots in NYC's underground music/DIY communities, PTP is a coalition of "counter-industrial purveyors of weaponized media and information." PTP stands to create space for us, the village.

The Local Chapter of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network which focuses on supporting Palestinian prisoners and resistance.  

School for Poetic Computation
The School for Poetic Computation is an experimental school in New York City supporting interdisciplinary study in art, code, hardware and critical theory. SFPC is independently run by a small group of educators, artists, writers, and poets who think discursively about computation and its effect on social relationships.

Some Other Books
Some Other Books is a Queens-based publisher/curator of artists' books and editions.

Studio Route 29
Studio Route 29 is a supported studio for artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Frenchtown, NJ. We have an art studio, gallery, theater, public programs, and a budding publication wing.

Toy Box Coffin
Toy Box Coffin, the NYC based publisher & distributor of rare zines, international oddities, comic art books, and marginalized pubs; founded in 2021 by artist Noel Freibert. We are celebrating the release of our facsimile editions of long out-of-print works by artists CF, Leomi Sadler, and Carlos Gonzalez!


T.R.A.N. for NY
The Trans Revolutionary Action Network for New York (T.R.A.N. for NY) is a community-led mutual aid organization, created by and for Trans+ identified individuals. In 2024 the T.R.A.N for NY collective will be bringing their community library & archive to NYABF; a free resource which is accessible to any Trans+ person within the five boroughs of NYC.

VISITORS is an exceptionally rare look at the bloody and tender moments of life on the road. Featuring 200 pages of match and behind-the-scenes shots by storied wrestling photographer Nick Karp, the limited-edition hardcover book, designed by American Art Catalogues, handsomely hand-painted in blood red, showcases a group of wrestlers far from home, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Limited edition t-shirts will also be on offer.

W.A.W.O.G. + 17ESSEX
Writers Against the War on Gaza (W.AW.O.G.) is an ad hoc coalition committed to solidarity and the horizon of liberation for the Palestinian people. Drawing together writers, editors, and other culture workers, WAWOG hopes to provide education and ongoing infrastructure for cultural organizing in response to the war. This project is modeled on American Writers Against the Vietnam War, an organization founded in 1965. 17ESSEX is an anarcha-feminist / Jineology project.

Wyrm Farm
Wyrm Farm distributes vegetables and literature through the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model.