Knockdown Center bucks back with all ages event schedule

knockdown-centerWith or without permanent assembly and liquor permitsThe Knockdown Center, located at in Maspeth at 52-19 Flushing Ave is trucking on.

Although the local community board has been putting stress on the venue, The Knockdown Center has several upcoming events with promise. The goal of the venue, as outlined on the Knockdown Center website is, “to create an adaptable environment that thinks beyond what ‘is’.”

Tomorrow, for example, the center is hosting a benefit for the Traysh Island multimedia arts festival in the Appalachian Mountains of local and international talent from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online.

The show will feature artists like:

Underground, international singer-songwriter legend R. Stevie Moore


Xenia Rubinos

Little Band of Sailors

Jimmy Whispers

Alta Vida



The Doors of Knockdown

Deriving from an old construction factory, the atmosphere is trendy and spacious. With high ceilings and 50,000 square feet, people can pour in comfortably.

US2799370-1The Knockdown Center was originally built in 1903, but has recently been taken over and restored. The name of the venue comes from the Knock-Down Door Buck or the K-D door frame which was a more efficient construction of the one piece steel door frame. The K-D door frame made the transportation easier due to it’s make-up of three separate pieces. This revolutionized the industry of construction allowing a more efficient process and was manufactured in The Knockdown Center for 3 generations.

There have been many events already at The Knockdown Center such as, a Roberta’s Tiki Disco, Swing Lessons and a concert featuring hit artist MIA. Partnering with a new app-friendly transportation company, Uber, The Knockdown Center makes it easier than ever to arrive and depart from the venue for the various events.

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