Scream Queens Halloween Party
Oct 27, 2023 6—8 PM

On Friday October 27 Café Forgot and Dirty Magazine hosted “Scream Queens” Halloween Party featuring a performance by ventriloquist, Sophie Becker. There was a spooky halloween-themed cake by Shannon Gorman and Narcan and Fentynl test strips giveaways provided by A$AP Foundation.

CF T Shirt
Jul 26, 2023

On July 26, Café Forgot launched a line of logo t-shirts. Each tee is screen-printed inside out on hand-sourced dead-stock vintage blanks with the CF logo on the front and the number 170 on the back. For Café Forgot founders, Vita Haas and Lucy Weisner, 170 is a magical number essential to the store’s founding in 2017.  Logo tees are availabe to purchase here.

Campaign shot by Alex Hodor-Lee.

Patricia Torvalds Summer Swim Party
Jul 12, 2023 5—7 PM

A summer party featuring a new collection of swimsuits from Patricia Torvalds and ice cream from creamy boys.

Zoe Gustavia Anna Whalen
Jun 8, 2023 6—8 PM

A launch party for Zoe Gustavia Anna Whalen’s SS23 collection, Saturn Return featuring an installation by Zoe and Christian DeFonte and live cello accompaniment from Aliya Ultan.

Kitten by Kate and Beepy Bella
Apr 13, 2023 6—8 PM

A spring party featuring an exclusive collaboration by Kitten by Kate and Beepy Bella.

Timothy Gibbons at CF
Mar 2, 2023 6—8 PM

A party featuring a special collection by designer Timothy Gibbons.

Shawna Wu Lingerie Release Party
Feb 9, 2023 6—8 PM

On Thursday February 9 NYC-based, Taiwanese artist, Shawna Wu launched a new collection of lingerie and ready-to-wear at Café Forgot.

Shawna Wu’s work is informed by Chinese ancestral practices of knotting and artisanal textile-making. Her butterfly knot harnesses inspired by the Chinese myth of the butterfly lovers alongside hand-knotted and beaded lingerie sets, hand-knotted fringed ‘whip’ skirts and panel tops in baby pink and black were available for sale at the event.

Shawna Wu also debuted inclusive lingerie sets: matching bra and panties that come in both ‘flat’ and ‘pouch’ cuts. These inclusive lingerie sets aim to fill a gap in the market by catering to diverse bodies and are made sustainably from rare dead-stock lace.

Alongside the collection, Café Forgot displayed an interior wall-length billboard with Shawna Wu’s campaign imagery and a light installation by queer lighting collective Wildblur, best known for illuminating Brooklyn’s underground raves like the monthly sksksk and annual gay festival Honcho Campout. Poet Rachel Oyster Kim’s latest chapbook was available at the event.

Sant'Elia Holiday Party
Dec 16, 2022, 6—8 PM

A Sant’Elia holiday party at Café Forgot with an xxxclusive collection. Click here to shop.

The Dinner Party Sticker Zine Launch
Dec 8, 2022 6—8 PM

Paige Kozak launched The Dinner Party Sticker Zine at Café Forgot. A portion of proceeds benefits the Sixth Street Community Center. Click here to shop the sticker zine.

About: An interactive sticker zine featuring contributions from an exquisite group of artists, brought (stuck?) together for a night of fine dining.

The Dinner Party invites you to indulge in 52 stickers from 16 artists, curating your dream soiree in 2D Technicolor.

Contributors: Barbara Saenz, B. Thom Stevenson, Brynn Wallner, Emily Sundberg, Fatou Ridgird, Janie Korn, Jeanette Hayes, Justin Hager, Kristine Reano-Hager, Laura Chautin, Nico Geyer, Rocco Arena, Sarah Reider, Shana Sadeghi-Ray, Steak Diane, Susan Korn

OGBFF Summer in November
Nov 18—Nov 20, 2022

Summer in November. A weekend popup featuring exclusive pieces by the infamous LA duo, OGBFF.

Nov 9, 2022

A holiday 2022 collaboration with Nordstrom SPACE, featuring the work of 19 Café Forgot designers.

The collection is available to purchase at Nordstrom NYC (225 W 57th St, 3rd Fl) and online at

One Year Bday Party w/ Pretties
Jun 16, 2021, 6—8 PM

A birthday celebration in honor of our one-year anniversary at 29 Ludlow St co-hosted with Pretties.

Boss Give Employee Facial
Jun 9, 2022 6—8 PM

The opening party for Mara Mckevitt’s installation based in the speculative landscape of her film-in-progress “Boss Gives Employee Facial.”

Set in a futuristic ‘girls only’ apartment complex called Our Place, this erotic thriller follows employee, Liv Cameron (Ripley Soprano), the complex’s receptionist by day and cam-girl by night. Liv sells in-suite surveillance footage to afford her rent (like her fellow residents) and her own specialized content to earn an income. The conditions of her work-life are periodically managed by an HR bot (Bianca Perez). Unbeknownst to Liv, her boss and property manager, Lisa Landers (stand-in: Brynn Michaels) chooses her as a test subject for Our Place’s new experimental device. Liv undergoes beta-testing for X-link, a new biotechnological pleasure instrument, which allows users to experience other people’s orgasms. In Lisa’s prospective business plan, members buy, sell and trade orgasms, while [redacted]—a small class of people affluent enough to purchase unsurveilled, private time—are X-Link’s primary consumer. In navigating this not-so-distant reality, Liv comes to terms with the illusion of consent protecting an enduring nexus of labor, pleasure and identity.

The first collection of garments based on the film will be available at Café Forgot. Each variation: EMPLOYEE, RESIDENT, CONTENT, BOSS, MEMBER, and [REDACTED], refer to stratas of class and labor relations structuring the world of ‘Boss Gives Employee Facial.’

Spring party with Zepherina
Mar 25, 2021 6—8 PM

A spring party in collaboration with Zepherina. Live harp accompaniment by Nora Linde.

False Misrememberings
Oct 13, 2021

A reading at 6BC garden (624 E 6th St NYC) with Honor Levy, Gideon Jacobs, Jennifer Fisher, Rebekah Campbell, and Annie Hamilton.

cumgirl8 Collection 2
Sep 11, 2021

Fashion show for cumgirl8 collection 2.

Heaven I Stay
Aug 31, 2021 4—8 PM

Celebratory collaboration with Heaven I Stay, a new shop for vintage designer clothing.

Dirty Magazine Issue 2
Aug 12, 2021

Dirty Magazine issue 2 release party with a narcan training and distribution by nurse and street medic, Syd Prescott.

Summer Reading and Party With Luke Simon
Jul 15, 2021 6—8 PM

On Thursday July 15 we hosted a celebration and reading from “VENUS JUICE: When I Tried To Live in LA” by author and healer, Luke Simon.


VENUS JUICE takes readers on a neo-nostalgic trip into the LA wellness scene of the late 2010s, a land of luxury juice, natural healing, and digital hookups. On the surface the City of Angels seems to hold the keys to all that Luke seeks—love, creativity and how to make it as an Instagram healer. But is everything what it seems?

Known in wellness circles as a co-founder of the popular Maha Rose Center for Healing in Brooklyn, Simon’s story takes in themes of friendship, celebrity, queer romance, and the social media hustle that has come to color our experiences in the new millennium.

An incisive portrait and loving parody of a city where glossy facades often conceal darker hidden truths, VENUS JUICE is populated with a colorful cast of coaches, artists, hunks, healers, influencers, nighttime flowers, and health food connoisseurs. At the center of it all, we find one soul learning the meaning of self-love in our increasingly divided and digitized world.

29 Ludlow St
Jun 16, 2021—Ongoing

Opening party June 16, 6–8 PM.

40 W 27th St
Jan 1—Jun 4

We are open by appointment two days per week on Thursday and Friday. To sign up for an appointment email

Eau de Parfum No 1
Dec 14, 2020

Campaign by Monika Mogi with Marland Backus and Hanano Momose. Music by Tex Crick. Watch Here.

Click Here to Purchase. Eau de Parfum No 1 is developed in collaboration with Moscow based nose, Maria Golovina. Scent notes include pink peppercorn, dried rose, almond milk, and new stockings.

Ceremony – Pratt 2020 Fashion
Dec 9, 2020

Click the link to download our digital book in collaboration with Pratt Fashion class of 2020. DOWNLOAD HERE

Screen Dreams
Nov 11, 2020

In this moment of unprecedented isolation, when connection and community tend to be mediated by a screen, Café Forgot presented a night of stories, poems, and essays mediated by a screen with Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Coco Gordon Moore, Gideon Jacobs, Rebekah Campbell, Stepahanie LaCava, and Yves B. Golden.

Side Effect: Virtual
May 21— 24, 2020

Café Forgot in collaboration with Jade Forrest Marks and Cara Marie Piazza hosted a series of virtual workshops focused on healing and catharsis during the time of COVID-19.

Workshops included:


Virtual Breathwork Healing
May 20, 7—9 PM

In this virtual healing group, live on Zoom, Luke Simon led participants in a Breathwork journey to shake off restlessness and worry, and move forward with courage, creativity and trust.

Breathwork is an active meditation that takes you out of the mind and into feeling. The increased oxygen flow shifts your brain chemistry, helping old emotions to release and new understanding to dawn.

Listen: Fashion Meditation with Luke Simon
May 1, 2020

A guided journey to ground yourself and open your intuition. Connect to the essence of your style with prompts to uncover the colors, textures and looks your spirit is craving. Uniting intuition with appreciation for life, we receive new visions for ourselves and the planet. Guided by Luke Simon with music by Deta Factor & Matthewdavid

Documentary Test Screening
Apr 27, 2020

In light of the pandemic we wanted to share Cyrus Duff’s Untitled Café Forgot Documentary, which originally screened at Anthology Film Archives on February 24, 2020.


627 E 6th St
Dec 2019—Dec 2020

Photography: Tasmin Meyer Ersahin.

Models: Giannina Oteto, Kaia Jane Abraham, Ava Ferguson, Manon Macasaet, Lumia Nocito, Taylor Jeanne, Sadaf Nava, Dasha Nekrasova, Seashell Coker, Vera Bulder, Hannah Woldetsadik, Sabrina Fuentes, Kelly Zutrau.

Images co-produced with No Agency New York.

Side Effect

Side Effect has been postponed due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for updates. If you already purchased tickets you will be contacted via email regarding refunds. Take care + stay safe.

A Narrative Room
Mar 9—13, 2020

Designer Renea LaRiviere founded the concept for her line in 2018 as an ode to her Great Grandmother Zepherina. A combined influence of familial photographs, stories, and heirlooms constructed her character of Zepherina. This narrative is illustrated in her collection of limited-edition silhouettes, crafted with premium textiles and one-of-a-kind details for a mysterious-yet-sophisticated look. This March, for A Narrative Room, Renea will create an immersive installation of found furniture, art objects, and one-of-a-kind garments, featuring work by Claudia Cruz, Daisy Chains, and Ty & Calla. The result will be an enchanted space that the character Zepherina would inhabit.

Opening Party Mar 9 7—10 PM with a selection of natural wines by Berlin & Zev Rovine Selections.

Test Screening: "Untitled Café Forgot Documentary"
Feb 24, 2020, 8 PM

On February 24th, 2020, Café Forgot and No Agency New York hosted an intimate test screening at Anthology Film Archives of Cyrus Duff’s unfinished documentary on Cafe’s inception and journey from ephemeral pop-ups to a long-term East Village lease. Duff’s documentary also covers the collaboration and conflict between Café Forgot and No Agency New York on a recent shoot.


8 PM, Monday, February 24


32 2nd Ave New York NY 10003

Breathwork Healing
Jan 8, 2020 7—9 PM

Breathwork healing at Café Forgot (627 E 6th ST), lead by mystic, Luke Simon of Maha Rose addresses the energetic intensity of life in NYC. Breathwork is an active meditation that takes you out of the mind and into feeling. As you relax and let go, the increased oxygen flow rejuvenates your body and helps to open your heart.


Aug 1–31, 2019

Photography: Christian DeFonte, Sasha Frolova.

Models: Yasmine Geurts, Vera Bulder, Christian DeFonte.

True Blue, Eyeshadow, Personal Trainer, Sadie
Aug 25, 2019, 5 PM

Larrie and Café Forgot were pleased to host a concert with True Blue, Eyeshadow, Personal Trainer, and Sadie.

Becky Akinyode in Conversation with Martina Cox
Aug 15, 2019, 7 PM

Café Forgot founders Lucy Weisner and Vita Haas moderated a conversation between stylist Becky Akinyode and artist/designer Martina Cox. The discussion focused on the impact of limited edition and handmade clothing in their respective practices as well as utilizing second hand clothing as a visual and physical resource.

Marie Lea Lund Chakra Survey
Aug 1–31, 2019

Marie Lea Lund is an artist and designer based in Berlin, Germany. Marie created an anonymous survey for Café Forgot’s month long residency at Larrie. Based on the chakra system, the survey is made to measure the balance of each of the seven main energy centers in the body. The final results of the survey will be treated as an indication of the overall health of the Café Forgot community. The results will act as a foundation for a collection by Marie, who is working with a methodology of integrating holistic and spiritual care to fashion objects. Stay tuned for the collection.

Stand Up Comedy
May 17–June 8, 2019

Photography: Christian DeFonte. Models: Laine Bolte, Paris Reid.

Feb 13–16, 2019

Photography: Christian DeFonte. Models: Venice W, Ada O’Higgins, Sadaf H. Naha, Blanche Apsara.

Picture Room
Nov 10–18, 2018

Photography: Allegra Sussman, Christian DeFonte. Models: Lila Gold, Maya Laner, Rosy Brown.

165 Duane St
Aug 2–Sept 29, 2018

Photography: Sara Grace Powell, Allegra Sussman, Christian DeFonte. Models: Sara Grace Powell, Kat da Silva, Sabrina Fuentes, Daniela Lalita, Lulu Bonfils, Maggie Lee, Maia Ruth Lee.

Wine Bar
Sep 21–22, 2018

Hosted by Jzuj – the collaborative cooking project of graphic designer Owen Dodd and chef Nicholas Sewitz, the wine bar spanned two evenings, providing a selection of snacks paired with natural wines. On the second night of the wine bar, opera soprano, Charlotte Jackson, provided live accompaniment, performing selected arias from the 17th-20th centuries.

Comedy Show
Aug 18, 2018

Organized and curated in collaboration with friend and comedian Ruby McCollister, The Night You’ve Been Waiting For, featured performances by five comedic acts: Leah Hennessey and Emily Allan, Larry Owens, Peter Smith, Amy Zimmer, and Ruby McCollister.

170A Suffolk St (Pt.2)
Apr 1–14, 2018

Photography: Allegra Sussman, Christian DeFonte. Models: Katerina Tannenbaum, Erika Spring, Zoe Elise Bullock, Paulena Lynch.

Mirth Studio
Dec 1–11, 2017

Photography: Allegra Sussman, Christian DeFonte. Models: Hayett McCarthy, Briar McQuilkin, Bobbi Menuez, Lida Fox, Adinah Dancyger, Paris Reid.

170A Suffolk St (Pt.1)
Sep 19–Oct 3, 2017

Photography: Christian DeFonte. Model: Marland Backus.