Head Hi Events



Paddle Out Against Police Injustice

Saturday June 20th. 

Beach 109th St Rockaway Beach.


Organized by Lou Harris @black_surfing_rockaway a non-profit group that provides

free surfing and skateboarding lessons to local youth.

Head Hi was there providing donation based coffee for @colorofchange the largest online racial justice organization in the US.

It was a beautiful and meaningful gathering attended by hundreds of people, activists, surfers, beach enthusiasts and nature lovers of all ages and backgrounds. 

Rolling Stone wrote a story of the event, our own Mosco is in it, check it out here

Thanks Ryan Struck for the coverage.



featuring photographs by Rich Gilligan

Opening March 31, 4:00-7:00pm

Exhibition continues through April 20

Please join Parlor Coffee, photographer Rich Gilligan and Head Hi for the release of Parchment, a publication highlighting the world behind your cup of coffee.



Opening Reception:

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 3-5pm


Exhibition and Videos on View:

January 12 - January 26, 2020


ATLAS OF MEMORIES´ is a submission-based archive of material culture and memory in NYC founded by Anika Schroter. It serves as a tactile encyclopedia of immaterial moments and hidden stories. Collecting personal objects that express aspects of who we are – our identity, our values, our statements and choices. It's an ongoing project that travels to different cities, countries and cultures - continuously expanding its archive.


Anika Schroter is a German born, Brooklyn based creative producer who works in film and exhibitions. Her fascination for the everyday object, its texture and its emotive value has long been under her very own investigation; a long-term research project culminating now in the first show of the ATLAS OF MEMORIES at Head Hi.



POSTPONED - Stay tuned for a new date

Film Screening: No Impact Man

At Head Hi, we take our waste VERY seriously. Navigating the ever changing best practices for sustainable disposing of and reducing our trash is not always easy!


Please join Head Hi, The New York Department of Sanitation and Big Reuse for the free film screening of this documentary that tells the story of Colin Beavan and his family’s experience as they try to live with zero impact on the environment for a year in their NYC apartment.

Together we can make a difference and reduce our impact on the environment. Climate Change is real!

Register to attend

More information



Saturday, January 25, 2020


10:30am - 6:30pm

The TimesCenter NYC
242 West 41st Street


Come visit the HEAD HI BOOK KIOSK featuring a curated selection of vanguard and diverse publications from around the globe, including architecture, art and design books, magazines and self-published materials specially selected for The World Around visitors. A new global forum, The World Around, will host its first edition in New York City on January 25, 2020. The day-long event uses quick-fire presentations, conversations and discussions to present the ‘now, near and next’ in architecture today.


Designed to be accessible and engaging for anyone interested in the culture of architecture, the event brings together leading international practitioners and thinkers who operate in and around the wider spatial environment. Invited speakers will present landscapes, urban and rural planning projects, art, activism, environmental research, space studies, sculpture, film and game design. We will hear far-reaching discussions about the most vital current and upcoming building projects, the most significant developments in technology and the environment, and the most promising new ideas that are shaping our world to come.


Key Topics:

Architecture, Design, Art, Landscape,

Photography, Lifestyle, Graphic Design,

Industrial Design, Transportation, Technology


Tickets now on sale!


Saturday, February 22, 12pm

Come visit HEAD HI at the Dobbin St Music Fair where we will feature a curated selection of vanguard and diverse publications from around the globe, including music, art and photography books & magazines. We will also be serving up the Parlor Coffee and Masha Teas (only the best!). Join us!



It is Head Hi's first year anniversary and we are so thankful to have you on this journey. Our doors opened on November 23, 2018 not knowing who would come in or whether or not people still buy books. Now, a year later, people line up to get our coffee and we pack the house during the events we host. We have met so many people that inspire us with their stories. And yes, people still read books! It’s our pleasure to be our community's bookshop cafe.


For our last event of 2019, we decided to do an "open call" encouraging everyone to participate.

All ages, professional designers, or not, to submit a lamp, yes a lamp, and the response was fantastic!

The word spread nationwide and we received so many incredible submissions. We can't wait to open this special exhibition and celebrate with all of you.

Lamp Show / Anniversary Party Saturday, December 14, 6-9 PM.

Music by Mogollon Sonidero


Exhibition on view through January 5, 2020. Sea you there!


Keep your Head Hi!

Participating Lamp Makers:

Austin Ballard

Jason Bauer

James Barber

Chris Beeston

Alyssa Block

Robert Burch

Benjamin Chadwick

Elliot Chaffer

Dandy Farmers

Eric Forman

Sam Effler

Devra Freelander &

Michael Yarinsky

Myranda Gillies

Matthew Greeley

Walsh Hansen

Jeremy Jams

Nozomi Kato

Lights Up Studio

Cara Marie Lynch

Eva Mantell

Theresa Marchetta

Kathryn Robinson Millen

Michael Miyahira

Harry Moritz

Vicente Muñoz

Navy Wine

Justin Pollmann

Emma Rossoff

Jon Santos

Val Shamma

Miles Rees Spear

Wilt Stewart

Studio Nordic

Stephanie Tran

John Trembly

Adam Tyson

Andy Tyson

Carly Yuenger

Antonia Young

Head Hi Book Launch - Join Us

Thursday, December 5th , 6:00-8:00 PM


PIPE compiles photographs by Joey Trisolini taken on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, where he grew up.

Pipe and other tales from the Seven Mile Miracle is an ongoing photography project documenting the waves and characters on the North Shore of Oahu, home of some of the most powerful, beautiful, famous and dangerous breaks in the world where waves reach heights up to 40 ft over sharp reefs and volcanic rocks.


Banzai Pipeline aka "Pipe" is perhaps the most well-known break in the world, the mecca of surfing, attracting the top surfers on the planet. This is where John John Florence grew up, an all time ruler of line ups who has won the Pipe Pro event 4 times, the Eddie Aikau Big Wave invitational at Waimea Bay and the WSL title in 2016. The board from this title and one of John's jerseys along with some prints will be exhibited at Head Hi!

*Thanks to Ryley at Pyzel surfboards.

Joseph "Joey" Trisolini grew up in a small town named Ka'a'awa, Oahu. Joey got into skateboarding as a teen and used disposable cameras to document his friends. He now lives in New York and works with some of the world's leading fashion and advertising photographers as well as shooting his own projects for many brands and clients. Joey continues surfing in New York, traveling and photo-documenting. "Pipe" is Volume 1 of this series and his fourth photography book. We're stoked to release it, yeah boy!

Join us for the book launch / exhibition. December 5th, 6-8 PM. At Head Hi,

14 Clermont Ave, Brooklyn. 

Exhibition December 5th - 11th 2019.


PIPE is a limited edition. Books available for sale while supplies last.

Sea you there!



Head Hi Book Launch - Join Us

Wednesday, November 20, 6:00-8:00pm


Space Cadet is a book comprised of photographs taken while wandering between August 2018 and April 2019 in New York, Scotland, England, Japan, Colorado, California, and Texas. The photos in this book trace an interest in subtle contradictions, finding noise and distortion in seemingly quiet spaces while finding glimpses of the natural world within our built environments.

Trees, rocks, grass, and snow make a lot of appearances in Space Cadet, as do reflections. 


Scott Ferguson (b. 1989, Glasgow, Scotland) is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Using photography, performance, video, sound, and sculpture, he creates works that explore ideas of landscape, the mundane, and otherworldliness. 

Scott received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013 and an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in 2017. Since 2012 he has been an active member of the Flinching Eye Collective, whose work explores the possibilities of sound and performance.

Head Hi Book Launch - Join Us

Friday, October 25, 6:00-9:00pm


We are excited to release Volume 2 of the Forgotten Lands biannual series. This issue explores the theme of ‘The Next Wave’ by way of showcasing new stories of art, culture, & resiliency today in the Caribbean. Rashad Martinez’s (St. Croix, USVI) ‘Dreams of Self’ graces our cover with the hands of an elder creating a path for future generations.

The second issue features 180 pages from Caribbean based and raised artists Rashad Martinez / Pablo Serrano / Don Brodie / Leah Bernhardt / Jo Cosme / Ben Lebovitz / Ivar Wigan / Mike Spearz / Ade Ra / Stephanie Chalana Brown / Geron Richards / Camille Rouzaud / Jorly Flores.


Head Hi Book Kiosk at the

2019 NY Architecture & Design Film Festival

featuring a special selection of new and vintage titles based on this year's films

Cinépolis Chelsea
260 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

Check out the ADFF film schedule

Buy tickets


Join us at the HEAD HI BOOK KIOSK during this year's New York Architecture & Design Film Festival where we will will feature a curated selection of vanguard and diverse publications from around the globe specially selected for ADFF visitors.


Displaying and selling the publications on a mobile stand, the kiosk will be a hub for inspiration, dialogue and reference. Visitors can purchase the publications or just simply browse, find something new, and conversate about the offering which bridges the topics of architecture, design, art and film including titles selected on topics featured in this year's films including:

Mario Botta: The Space Beyond

A Poetics of Living‌

Architecture of Infinity w/ James Turrell: You Who Look

Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience

Gateways to New York

The New Bauhaus


Brian Kauppi Paintings

September 28 - October 20, 2019

Exhibition Opening on September 28, 4-7pm

More info on the artist:



In his artworks, Brian Kauppi, a nomadic artist who paints plein aire landscapes, bends and reconfigures the horizon in response to inner dialogue or distraction. Routinely drawing straight lines led him to make his horizontal brushstrokes diverge and intersect as if in conversation or competition with his own mind. Embracing chaos, hardship and nature in transition as part of life, we are left with the notion that even the worst moments will eventually pass. Brian is currently based in Chile.

Missing / Bodies poetry & prose

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Readings begin at 2:30pm

Head Hi & Aventures Ltd Invite You to


Saturday, September 21, doors at 8:00pm

featuring performance by Oakland based artist Chris Duncan


accompanied with readings by Jen FisherRachelle Rahmé and 

Megan Snowe brought to you by Aventures Ltd

Suggested donation $5


CHRIS DUNCAN is an Oakland-based artist who employs repetition and accumulation as a basis for experiments in visual and sound based media. An overriding theme in current works is the use of natural forces, such as the sun and the moon, as conceptual and compositional prompts for both sonic and visual efforts. Outside of his studio practice he organizes events and runs a small artist book press and record label called

LAND AND SEA with his wife, Maria Otero.


AVENTURES LTD is a limited edition press based in New York City focused on expanded forms of sound and visual arts founded by

Rose Lazar and Rob Lowe.







Bunny Elizabeth Leopard

Installation & Publication Release

July 10 - August 31, 2019

More info on the artist:



Book info:

Are You In Pain? 2019

Bunny Elizabeth Leopard & Vivan Weidman

Book printed with risograph by The Circadian Press

$23.00, contact us for purchase inquiries

Wednesday, July 10, 7:30pm (performance starts 8pm sharp)

THURSDAY, JUNE 27th, 7:00-9:00pm

BRIAN BLOMERTH'S BICYCLE DAY, the debut graphic novel from frequent Anthology Editions collaborator, illustrator, musician and self-described "comic stripper" Brian Blomerth came out June 25th. To celebrate the release, we're throwing a party at Head Hi, on June 27th from 7-9pm, with an "expanded reading" from Brian, limited edition prints, and a live performance from Adult Moan featuring Lil Ugly Mane and Pickles. The event is free to attend, so if you're in New York and want to have your copy signed, listen to some tunes or have a drink, come on down.

Illustrator, musician and self-described “comic stripper” Brian Blomerth has spent years combining classic underground art styles with his bitingly irreverent visual wit in zines, comics, and album covers. With Brian Blomerth’s Bicycle Day, the artist has produced his most ambitious work to date: a historical account of the events of April 19, 1943, when Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann ingested an experimental dose of a new compound known as lysergic acid diethylamide and embarked on the world’s first acid trip.

Featuring an introduction from renowned ethnopharmacologist, Dennis McKenna, Brian Blomerth’s Bicycle Day combines an extraordinary true story told in journalistic detail with the artist’s gritty, timelessly Technicolor comix style that is a testament to mind expansion, and a stunningly original visual history.

More Info:




Artnews Interview

Head Hi Brooklyn Designs 2019

The Head Hi Book Kiosk will feature a curated selection of vanguard and diverse publications from around the globe, including magazines, limited edition art and design books, artist publications and self-published materials specially selected for Brooklyn Designs visitors.


Displaying and selling the publications on a mobile stand, the kiosk will be a hub for inspiration, dialogue and reference. Visitors can purchase the publications or just simply browse, find something new, and conversate about the offering.

The Head Hi Book Kiosk for Brooklyn Designs 2019 takes form using our signature, minimalist bookshelves originally made for our shop located just across from the Navy Yard. We like to refer to them as ladders of knowledge.

BROOKLYN DESIGNS is Brooklyn’s premier design event showcasing a cross section of design, architecture and art.

P.S. Join us on Mother's Day for a Head Hi High Tea from 11am-2pm featuring Masha Tea and cookies!

a primeira palavra

featuring photographs by Jair Bortoleto

Opening April 27, 6:00pm

followed by special film screening of

Cuban Wave Riders directed by Liz McGee


Head Hi Sunday Sounds

Every Sunday at 8pm


Music is an important element of who we are, it inspires us & gets us going. Our Brooklyn shop has always played great tunes.


In March, NYC was ordered to "stay in" to slow the spread of COVID19. That was the beginning of our collective lock down & Head Hi's new virtual presence Sunday Sounds. We want to stay connected & support our community in isolation; music is a fantastic channel to do just that.


Sunday Sounds features a live feed of our view of the one & only Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (located footsteps from our shop) with music by DJ Mösco Disco (a Head Hi co-founder) who has been collecting records for over two decades. Mösco started playing records in 1997 while living on a sail-boat in San Francisco, CA & has performed at art spaces, hotels, bars & underground parties.



Sunday, January 27, 4-6pm

Head Hi is proud to launch its very own tea blend made by Masha Teas

Get the very first taste of this uplifting tea (with a hint of rock 'n' roll)

Enjoy live music by Calvin Grad and Agua Viva

Head Hi Tea is a pick-me-up for the discerning tea drinker. The herbs in this blend, California poppy, lemon balm, and orange peel, are used in botanical medicine to uplift, expand, and soothe. Designed with flavor, sustainability, and beauty in mind, Head Hi Tea blend combines the energetic rock and roll spirit of Head Hi cafe with the do-it-yourself and dream big ethos of Masha Tea. This tea is aromatic, a lovely orange color, and slightly bitter to taste. 


Masha Teas was founded in Brooklyn out of an unused Park Slope bedroom by naturopath, Dr. Maria Geyman ND. Created for the purpose of bringing the healing and regenerative powers of natural teas to discerning drinkers, Masha Teas are always organic, made with love. Masha Teas endeavors to create a more fun, thoughtful, and sensual tea culture worldwide. mashatea.com | @mashateas

Virtual Transparency

Book Launch & Conversation

Sunday, December 9th, 5:00-7:00pm 

Virtual Transparency is the first monograph, self-published by visual artist Vicente Muñoz. 


Continuing the ongoing body of work which he began in 2015, Virtual Transparency explores light and abstraction as the primary articulators of an architectural phenomenon known as roller-wave distortion, a phenomenon that defines the urban environment. The modern skyscraper is a symbol of strength and innovation, however these photographs invite an alternative reading which explores their abstract capacity as fragile refractions of light and transparency set in dialogue with one another.


Accompanied with an essay by architect Paul Knox, the book includes over 80 pages of spectacular photos. The book will be for sale at the launch for $45.00.


See what the DesignBoom has to say about the book.

Vicente Muñoz is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited at biennials and galleries internationally. Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, he lives and and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work addresses the architectural language as signifier, and explores light as the primary articulating element of space and structure. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Materia in Monterrey, Mexico and the XIV Cuenca Biennial in Cuenca, Ecuador.

More info: vicentemunoz.xyz  @vicente.munoz 


Paul Knox holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is currently a facade consultant in New York City. He has previously worked for the Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Rafael Vinoly Architects and Gensler. 

Moderated by William Jess Laird a photographer and director working at the intersection of art, architecture, and design. He is also the host of Image Culture, a weekly podcast featuring in depth interviews with artists and creative people. Find Image Culture on Apple Podcasts as well as at www.williamjesslaird.com/imageculture


Head Hi Rockaways Presents


Opening August 11, 6 - 9pm

What is it? A group of artists from different parts of the world respond through their practice.
Opening gathering: August 11, 6 - 9pm
Viewing hours: August 12, 18, 19, 2:00-­‐7:00pm
544 Beach 72 & Burchell Ave
Arverne, Rockaway Queens, NY


Head Hi is proud to present Resilient a group show in the Rockaways. Each using their own unique practice, the multi-­‐ national artists in the exhibition, Brian Kauppi, Basia Goszczynska, Vicente Muñoz and Esteban Chacón, explore what it is to be resilient. The show takes place in the back of a 19th century house in Arverne, Queens, a diverse neighborhood vulnerably located between the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay. It is not an art gallery, it’s a space for reunion, to discover, to share ideas and have a dialogue about humans and the environment. In the adjoining backyard, Head Hi provides information about the oceans, pollution and recycling as well as a list of local groups working on a variety of projects to protect and conserve the environment. As hurricane season has started, we will also include information about what you can do to be prepared. What does Resilient mean to you?

More info on the artists here.




Head Hi Rockaways Presents

De Noche / At Night

Opening July 14, 6 - 9pm

De Noche / At Night
Paintings by Mösco 2016 -­‐ 2018

Opening reception Saturday, July 14, 6:00 -­‐ 9:00pm

Open for viewing July 15, 21 & 22, 4:00 -­‐ 7:00 pm


Head Hi is proud to present a series of events interconnecting art & nature this Summer 2018 in the Rockaways, a multicultural neighborhood by the sea in Queens, New York located just outside the heart and buzz of the big city.


Head Hi’s first season will kick off with an art exhibition by the artist Mösco. Called “De noche / At night”, the show features a series of surreal, nocturnal paintings of the beach created between 2016 -­‐ 2018. The paintings evoke the exciting yet mysterious feeling of being in nature in the dark as well as an unknown future we are experiencing with our climate today.


During the exhibition, visitors can access materials about the ocean, wild life and climate change from local groups working on conserving our fragile ecosystems in beautiful New York City.


Mösco is a New York based self-­‐taught artist, environmental advocate and surfer. His work has been exhibited at El Museo del Barrio (New York, NY), Museo Rufino Tamayo (Mexico City, Mexico), The First Biennial Art & Architecture of the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Spain), and Puerto Rico '02 En Ruta (San Juan, Puerto Rico).

Download info here.




Premiering Friday, August 14, 2020

Few names in fashion are as respected as Martin Margiela. For the first time, the iconic designer opens up about his life, work & legacy. Watch at home exclusively available through select screening partners like Head Hi for $12. The film cannot be found on Apple, Amazon, or any other mass market platform. Small businesses are facing unprecedented challenges at this time. By purchasing the film via our link, you are directly supporting Head Hi and our pals at Oscilloscope, New York's independent film experts.

One of the most revolutionary and influential fashion designers of his time, Martin Margiela has remained an elusive figure the entirety of his decades-long career. From Jean Paul Gaultier's assistant to creative director at Hermès to leading his own House, Margiela never showed his face publicly and avoided interviews, but reinvented fashion with his radical style through forty-one provocative collections. Now, for the first time, the "Banksy of fashion" reveals his drawings, notes, and personal items in this exclusive, intimate profile of his vision. The film features interviews with, among others, Margiela himself, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carine Roitfeld, trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, fashion critic Cathy Horyn, and fashion historian Olivier Saillard. The score has been composed by the Belgian rock band dEUS.


B O O K S H O P  Collaboration

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BOOKSHOP  by Head Hi x Mojave Art is a collection of curated books centered around six themes : THE DESERT, WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE, ITALIAN DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY, THE MAKERS and THE COLLECTOR. Each pack features a trio of books by international artists and pioneering creatives, who’ve inspired the founders of Mojave Art, started by a good friend of ours Renee Torres, and Head Hi. With many living and working from home during these times, these art books are an invitation to engage with creativity, bringing the world of design and art into your conscious abode. 

Check out the selections at Mojave Art here.

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