Monkey Town

Event Space in The Bushwick area

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Monkey Town was conceived and founded in May 2003 by Montgomery Knott, with Meghan Czerwinski, Josh Cross, and Coleman Lee Foster, but was assisted regularly by Ryan Sawyer, Meredith Drum, Larry Weissman, Gil Moreno, Andy Barrett, Robert McNeill, Theo Angell, and dozens of other cooks, waitstaff, carpenters, and electricians.

Two architects gave "the bones and the DNA (and the blueprints) to build the new location" -- Christina Hansen and Jake LaChapelle.

The first location was at 222 Leonard St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. From May 2003 until Winter 2004, Monkey Town operated as a seasonal dining and video performance space.

The present location at 58 N 3rd St adds a Front Dining Room and Bar, while our back dining room maintains our original configuration:
- 4 screens
- communal seating
- 6.1 surround sound
- intimate capacity: 50

A permanent space that privileges video art, short films, feature-length films and documentaries, outside traditional galleries, movie theaters, museums, or clubs has also been created. Monkey Town also hosts live music, dance and other original performance and serves experimental cuisine and classic dishes from a country that doesn’t exist. Every cuisine and every ingredient are in play. The laboratory is open.

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No shopNo parkingNo restaurant/cafeNo Library/BookstoreNot accessible to disabled persons

Opening hours

From 18:00 to 1:00
thursdays closing at 02:00, fridays closing at 02:00, saturdays closing at 02:00


Venue may charge entrance fee on a per-event basis.


Address: 58 N 3rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: 718-384-1369

Between Kent St. and Wythe St. Subway: L to Bedford Avenue

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