Event Calendar

WBAI publishes this calendar of events that we think might be of interest to our listeners and members. As a community service, we also offer the on-the-air Community Bulletin Board to help not-for-profit organizations publicize their events to the community at large.

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May 29, Thursday - November 8, Saturday Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center Information Sessions (Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center)
at Various Locations
None: Free to the Public   Tickets: None

Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) is organizing a series of five informational sessions throughout 2014 for those who are seeking innovative facts and information concerning Alzheimer’s Disease. The sessions will review vital information, such as new Alzheimer’s Disease research, musical stimulation, and brain exercises to prevent memory loss. They include:

Ask the Expert: Update on Newest Alzheimer’s Research presented by Ana C. Pereira, M.D. Session will be held 6:30-8:00 PM on May 29th at Atria Senior Living, located at 165 Beverly Road in Huntington. 

Forever Love: A Thousand Tomorrows presented by Maureen Clinton, FACCS, LMFT. Session will be held on 6:30-8:00 PM on June 4th at The Bristal, located at 129 Lakeland Avenue in Sayville.

Training the Brain: Preventing Memory Loss presented by Joan Lewis, MA. Session will be held 2:30-4:00 PM on September 10th at the Atria Senior Living, located at 112-50 72nd Avenue in Forest Hills.

A Drive Through The Ages: Safe Driving For Seniors presented by Mr. Chuck Conroy. Session will be held 6:30-8:00 PM on October 15th at the Hampton Bays Senior Center, located at 25 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays.

Project Far From Home: Using Rescue Dogs to Address Wandering and At-Risk Behaviors for Persons with Alzheimer’s presented by Kimberly R. Kelly, Retired Law Enforcement Reserve Lieutenant. Session will be held 2:00-4:00 PM on November 8th at Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc., located at 45 Park Avenue in Bay Shore. 


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October 4, Saturday - October 25, Saturday Laudes Creaturarum: Nature and Spirituality Art Show (Parables)
7pm at 334 S. 5th St., Brooklyn, 11211
None: FREE   Tickets: None

Celebrate the intersection of art, nature, and spirituality as over a dozen artists present original paintings, poetry, music, and film that find the divine in the natural world. Exhibition Opening: Oct 4th, The Festival of St. Francis, 7pm-10pm. 334 S. 5th St., (Williamsburg) Brooklyn, NY, 11211 Free. Light refreshments provided. Exhibition Hours: Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays, 1pm-6pm Oct 6th-25th For more information visit:  www.ParablesNYC.org/laudes Featuring the artwork of: Ellen Alt Audrey Anastasi Chantal Bruchez-Hall Francis Colahan Alison Jacobs Angela Manno Arie Marie Mikael Nancy Purnell Marie Stile Shyun Song Caroline M. Sun Featuring the short films: Lost 2014 We Prayed in the Water Musical performance by: Gavin and Clark Colahan Laudes Creatuaraum is a Latin phrase meaning “praise of the creatures” and comes from the hymn of St. Francis with the same title. Laudes Creaturarum Art Show is a collaboration of Parables, an ongoing ministry of sharing stories and making art at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, with The Human Impacts Institute’s Fourth Annual Creative Climate Awards, in partnership with Climate Week NYC, Positive Feedback and Artbridge.


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October 20, Monday - October 24, Friday Grantsmanship Training Program, New York, NY, Oct. 20-24 (The Grantsmanship Center)
8:30 am at 254 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001
Admission: $895   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

The Grantsmanship Training Program is a comprehensive, hands-on workshop that covers the complete grant development proc ess, from researching funding sources to writing and reviewing grant proposals.

During the course of the workshop, participants will be involved in a proposal writing exercise. To register for this training call 800-421-9512, or visit http://www.tgci.com/event_details/48522/29365

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October 21, Tuesday EMERGENCY FORUM : EBOLA in Africa - The Weaponization of Disease (December 12th Movement International Secretariat)
7PM at House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn NY
Admission: Free

What is the origin of Ebola? The sudden outbreak of this deadly disease in Africa has raised many questions about its effect on the African continent, the land, resources, and African people worldwide. The Ebola Crisis has become a principal biological warfare query and implores a conscious examination of its origin and its objective.

A preliminary examination of the origins of this deadly disease in Europe [Marburg, Germany], demands a further, thorough investigation. The December 12th Movement International Secertariat will hold an EMERGENCY COMMUNITY FORUM to analyze and discuss these critical developments and make an historical analysis of the biological weapons used to destabilize of Africa and Africans in the Diaspora.

The Ebola Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00pm at the House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

The demand for a self determined and consistent Pan African resistance to the historic, imperialist tactics to recolonize Africa and African people has manifest  itself at this hour, politically, economically, and geographically, and biologically.

In the United States, there have been many examples of the “Weaponization Of Disease”. The insidious “Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment” example carries much weight in this situation. Many examples of these western “Weapons of Disease” will be discussed in this forum in an effort to strengthen the move toward fundamental change against racism in the international medical industry. For more information call 718-398-1766.


October 26, Sunday First Annual Brooklyn Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk (Free to Breathe)
7:30 AM at Cadman Plaza West, Cadman Plaza East bet. BQE and Tillary St
None: $30   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Register, raise funds, and run or walk – that’s all it takes to be a hero in the eyes of a person facing lung cancer. Join hundreds of community members as they gather for a day of impact at the Brooklyn Free to Breathe Run/Walk October 26 at Cadman Plaza Park. The inspirational event will take you over the Brooklyn bridge feature a 5k run/walk and ½-mile walk for all fitness levels. All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a nonprofit lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception. Help us double lung cancer survival by 2022! To register and begin fundraising, visit www.freetobreathe.org.  WHEN:             October 26, 2014 7:30 a.m. – Pre-registered check-in 8:30 a.m. – Welcome, rally and warm-up 9:00 a.m. – 5k run 9:05 a.m. – 5k walk followed by ½-mile walk 10:15 a.m. – Closing rally   WHERE:           Cadman Plaza Park North Lawn at the William Jay Gaynor Memorial Cadman Plaza West, Cadman Plaza East bet. BQE and Tillary St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 REGISTER:      Online (closes Oct. 22): $30                         Mail-In (must be received by Oct. 20): $33                         *Due to park restrictions, there will be no onsite registration available on event day. Please be sure to register online prior to the registration deadline.


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October 28, Tuesday An Evening with Patricia Ariza (Americas Society)
07:00 PM at 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
Admission: Members Free; $10   Tickets: http://www.as-coa.org/events/evening-patricia-ariza

In this special event, Patricia Ariza—producer, director, actress, playwright and poet, as well as co-founder of the Colombian theater ensemble Teatro La Candelaria—will be interviewed about her work by the iconic Miriam Colón, acclaimed actress and director of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. The interview, accompanied by visuals, will explore Ariza’s artistic and activist work in Colombia with marginalized sectors such as women, indigenous people, immigrants, and prisoners as well as touching on topics including collective creation, political theater, feminism, and current Colombian realities. Following the conversation, Ariza will read her poems. Joyce Maio, Co-Chair of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s International Committee, will introduce the event. With the additional participation of actresses Gy Mirano, who will interpret the conversation, and two-time Tony Award nominee Josie de Guzman, who will read the translations of Ariza’s poems. On October 27 at the CUNY Graduate Center, Patricia Ariza will be honored by the League of Professional Theatre Women as the 2014 recipient of its Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award. Our October 28 event is presented with the League of Professional Theatre Women.


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November 13, Thursday - November 14, Friday RESTORATIVE RESPONSES TO GRIEF, TRAUMA, AND ADVERSITY (International Institue for Restorative Practices)
9:30 am at Stepping Out Studios, 37 West 26th Street, New York, New Yor
Admission: $300

The International Institute for Restorative Practices Graduate School is helping individuals explore the techniques and employ restorative practices. The objective is to gain the ability of responding effectively to serious incidents and address trauma and grief.

These new techniques work with traumatized people or those who have experienced significant emotional distress. These practices will view and discuss videos of powerful true stories that illustrate the emotional dynamics and healing potential of restorative practices.

Another goal for the IIRP is to address the essential issue of self-care when working with traumatized clients in high stress environments. This event may be used for optional IIRP Graduate School credit by adding online coursework. 

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December 3, Wednesday Hidden In Plain Sight: The Engines That Drive Human Trafficking (L.O.V.E. Task Force on Non-Violent Living)
7:00 PM at 316 East 88th Street, New York, NY 10128
None: Free To The Public   Tickets: None necessary

The L.O.V.E. [1]  Task Force on Non-Violent Living will present a panel discussion on human trafficking, “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Engines That Drive Human Trafficking,” during the 58th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58). The discussion will be preceded by a drama, dance and song performance by Girl Be Heard.

Panelists participating in “Hidden in Plain Sight” will include: The Hon. Nana Oye Lithur, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection of the Republic of Ghana; Ms. Linda Oalican, Co-founder, Damayan Migrant Workers Association; Dr. Pam Rajput, Chairperson of the Government of India’s High Level Committee on the Status of Women; Ms. Deborah S. Sigmund, Founder/Director, Innocents at Risk; Ms. Jessica Greer Morris, Executive Director of Girl Be Heard, a non-profit theatre company that brings stories of trafficking to light through performance; and Ms. Melanie Thompson, Performer/Writer, Girl Be Heard. Academy Award-winning actress Ms. Mira Sorvino, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking, has been invited to participate on the panel. The panel’s moderator will be Janelle T. Marshall, Esq.

The organizers of “Hidden in Plain Sight” believe that the theme of the upcoming CSW session – “The challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls” – as well as the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) themselves must directly address the human rights of victims of human trafficking. "There is no better voice to activate MDG promises than that of a girl,” says Jessica Greer Morris, executive director of Girl Be Heard. “Giving a girl a stage to speak out for change is the first step in stopping the cycle of gender-based silence and violence for future generations."  

[1] Liberate Ourselves, Value Everyone


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December 12, Friday - December 14, Sunday Holiday CraftMorristown (Artrider Productions Inc.)
at The Morristown Armory
Admission: $9   Tickets: At The Door

Holiday CraftMorristown returns December 12, 13, 14 to the Armory on Western Avenue for its 24th year, displaying contemporary work by 165 artists and crafts people from across the country.  These exceptional, jury-selected artists infuse each piece with their distinctive creative vision. Their outstanding craftsmanship of handmade masterpieces make extraordinary gifts loved ones will never forget. Collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest work at New Jersey’s most unique shopping event of the holiday season. 

The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion and accessories, furniture, and home décor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media. Visitors should be sure to plan on visiting the gourmet specialty food section to fully experience hand-crafted delights.

The show hours for Holiday CraftMorristown are Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $9 (includes unlimited re-entry); seniors are $8; children under 6 are free. The Morristown Armory is located on Western Ave. in Morristown, NJ and is most accessible from Route 287. Visit www.artrider.com or call 845-331-7900 for more information.


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