Back again from London, The Lost Lectures returns to New York this Friday, June 5. 

Prepare for a night of fascinating talks and unique performances in a secret former ship-building warehouse somewhere in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (usually way off limits to the public!). A gonzo journalist, an indie musician, a literary pioneer, a NYPD-busting busker, an award-winning filmmaker, a world-renowned artist, and an urban explorer join the fold in what will be our most ambitious production to date. We can’t wait.

Get your tickets here.

Our killer lineup features:

  • Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino, who will be surprising the crowd with never-before-seen material (it’s even a secret to us)
  • gonzo journalist Jon Ronson, who’s best known for his investigation into public shaming
  • indie filmmaker Josephine Decker, who’ll be presenting an immersive and interactive performance
  • NYC busker-turned-activist Andrew Kalleen, who will bring a troupe of street musicians for a show-stopping performance
  • internationally renowned visual artist Diana Al-Hadid, who’ll discuss her work and influences, from caves to gravity and space
  • poet, novelist, and artist Tao Lin, who has just published a new book with poet Mira Gonzalez, Selected Tweets, that will surely generate discussion
  • NYC urban explorer Steve Duncan, who will share secrets of the city’s underground

The exact details of the location will be revealed today.


Attendees will enjoy free beer by Brooklyn Brewery, cider by Rekorderlig, and ZICO Coconut Water. We even have a specially designed Moleskine notebook giveaway for the first 100 guests.

If you come hungry, Zia Green Chile Company and Butter and Scotch will be on site providing food. The site is a short walk from the subway, but we’ll also have a bike valet on hand (thanks Transportation Alternatives and Spinlister!) and parking for those who need it.

We promise you will be wowed by the view and the venue, which slowly transforms into a visual wonderland at night. See the image above for a glimpse of the secret space …

The event starts at 7 p.m.


And according to the weather report, Friday in NYC is shaping up to be a nice spring day!

Tickets are $50 and available here.