NWS is a vibrant and affirming community-led event space centered on gender equity, creative expression and celebration of identity.

Our mission is to build strong relationships, create economic opportunity and inspire possibility for self-identified women, femme, queer, transgender and gender nonconforming individuals in an accessible, supportive, safer space.

Leadership at NWS


Co-Founders and Directors, Melissa Wong and Sandy Hong met by virtue of organizing their own respective community gatherings centered on women and queer, trans, gender nonconforming individuals, here in New York City. 

Since opening New Women Space, both Melissa and Sandy have taken the mission and philosophy of building strong, justice and compassion-centered community foundations to organizations all over NYC and beyond. 

Some speaking topics NWS has previously participated in:

  • Building Radical Community Spaces for Movement Organizers
  • Working at the Intersections of Justice, Healing & Spirituality
  • Radical Inclusivity in the Workplace and Beyond
  • Creating inclusive spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community 
  • What does it mean to Co-Create? A Community Study

Interested in having NWS speak or host a workshop? We'd love to hear from you.

Visit NWS

Visiting Hours: 
Tuesday - Friday, 12pm-6pm
Weekends, By Appointment Only

188 Woodpoint Road, Store 1A
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
United States