Category Events

Earth Day

We’re hosting a community garden day in conjunction with The Recycle Challenge’s Earth Day Parade & Festival. Bring glass recyclables, compost, and reusable takeout containers. $2–5 RSVP (sliding scale). Please sign up below Itinerary 1:30–3pm: Community Gardening + Chef Jas…

Material Sounds Vol. 8

𝕄𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕒𝕝 𝕊𝕠𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕤 – Hotel St Vincent welcomes Material Institute for an ongoing live music residency Upcoming Performers Include: P3RK | passionate multi-faceted triple threat rapper, songwriter, and producerDöuno | neo soul and R&B with a modern twistLerner Davis | selector…

High Noon Tea for Moms

We’re hosting a High Noon Tea for Mothers as part of our Womb Wellness series alongside Sacred Bee of Life 🐝 Join us for an afternoon as we explore the archetypal journey from maiden to mother through commemoration and communion.…

Community Medicine-Making Day

We’re partnering with Our Voice Nuestra Voz for Women’s History Month to honor Black & indigenous mothers who taught us how to commune with nature and plants.  Please join us as we gather in the garden to make medicine, tea…

Material Sounds Vol. 7

𝕄𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕒𝕝 𝕊𝕠𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕤 – Hotel St Vincent welcomes Material Institute for an ongoing live music residency Upcoming Performers Include: Tiss + NSDOS | Rhythmic, mechanical and analog improvisationSly Watts | Electronica, jazz, and funk-informed hip hop RSVP for Complimentary Access Sat…

Metatron: Flower of Life

Metatron’s cube is formed from the fruit and flower of Life. These circles represent the framework and fabric of reality. Designers will deliver individual pieces to display the lifecycle of creation and fashion as an art form. Reserve your tickets…

Community Garden Day

Join us for a day of collective tending to our community garden space with mulching and medicine offerings. We will simultaneously have a hands-on crafting workshop utilizing recycled materials. Childcare and lunch provided. Bring plastic, glass, and material recyclables to…

Lunar Astronomy Circle

We’re hosting another Lunar Astronomy Circle aster our Community Garden Day. This is a family friendly event. Bring your kids and yourself if you want to cultivate a more intentional relationship with the moon 🌖🌗🌑 Arts & crafts and snacks provided. Hosted…

Ravel Study Group

The New Orleans Ravel Study Group meets the first Friday of each month at Material Institute to talk about music and orchestration beginning with Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloe” suites. Knowing that most composers spend an unhealthy amount of time isolated…

Gumbo Showcase

Join us for our Gumbo Showcase, an afternoon of gumbo, live music, market, and crafts. Live Music by Chloé Marie and DJ O spinning rare grooves, reggae, and jazz Gumbo Cook OffDIY Body ScrubsCrafty CraftsIndigo Dye LabFashion and Artists Market Sat Dec 2nd1–5pm2120…