Pitch your ideas for Caveat, an event space for ideas and conversations

For the past two years I’ve been working on a new project: an event space dedicated to talks, conversations, and interactive experiences all with wine, beer, and food. It’s a place where we’ll experiment with daring new event formats to find ways of blending entertainment and public discourse. The subjects will range from science to history to the arts and many more, expressed through polished lectures, free-form dialogues, comedy, music, and anything else we can think of.

And I’m looking for people to be part of it.

Caveat opens September 2017 on Manhattan’s Lower East side. It will have the vibe of a jazz or comedy club. There will be beers on tap, wines by the glass or bottle, food from around the globe, and you.

We’re looking for people who want to take part, whether that means developing a show, producing events, or being in the audience and spreading the word.

If you want to be involved, either sign up for our “Get involved with Caveat” list here, or send an email to events@caveat.nyc.

If you want to hear about our events sign up for announcements here, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

What we’re looking for:


We’re looking for a couple broad categories: existing shows you’d like to present in our space, or pitches for events we’ll produce with you. Every show in our space will involve at least one of the following:

  • An original format or design.
  • An innovative approach to the content.
  • Exceptional stagecraft and execution.

We’re interested in events exploring ideas in any field of inquiry. It could be comedy that approaches the world in new and unexpected ways, music that engages with philosophy and science, or something else we haven’t imagined.

Right now we’re particularly looking for events and event producers in the areas of:

  • Literature (fiction & non-fiction)
  • Poetry
  • History
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Pop culture
  • Tech
  • Anything that crosses traditional lines between fields

If you have an existing show you think would be a great fit, or a pitch for a new event you’d like us to consider, email us at events@caveat.nyc.

We’ll take pitches at any time, but our first round of bookings will start June 20th.

We’re also hiring a few full- and part-time positions! Currently we’re looking for: a food and beverage manager, a technical director, and a social-media manager. More here.


If you’re an academic, journalist, actor, musician, comedian, or simply interested in taking part, write and let us know a little bit about you, and what you’d like to contribute. We’ll find a way to connect you to the right opportunity, whether it’s participating in a debate, working with us to develop a polished talk, participating in our open-mics, or other opportunities.

Sign up for our Get Involved mailing list here or email contact@caveat.nyc.