Actions | Demonstrations | Not-For-Profit Events

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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November 5, Saturday - April 1, Saturday Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts - World of Dance Series (Michelle Tabnick Communications)
8pm at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Admission: Free - $75   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 2016-17 World of Dance Series Celebrating Brooklyn’s multicultural communities with international artists from Argentina, Jamaica, and the United States. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2016-17 World of Dance series. Since its inception in 1966, this series has showcased new works by more than 175 regional, national, and international companies. 

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February 4, Saturday - March 4, Saturday Monk in Motion: The Next Face of Jazz (BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center)
07:30 pm at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Admission: 30   Tickets: online or at the door

The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is proud to present three previous finalists in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. This year’s performers ─ Orrin Evans (pianist/ bandleader, 1999 finalist), Charenee Wade (vocalist, 2010 finalist), and David Gibson (trombone, 2003 finalist) ─ will perform three concerts with their individual bands on separate dates.  Tickets are $30 for each concert (students/seniors $20).  

For ticket information, dates, and showtimes visit http://tribecapac.org.

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February 5, Sunday - February 24, Friday CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF THE SCULPTORS GUILD (Westbeth Art Gallery)
1:00pm at Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014
None: Free   Tickets: None

The Sculptors Guild celebrates its historic 80th anniversary with an exhibition curated by distinguished poet and critic John Yau at Westbeth Gallery in the West Village. The Sculptors Guild is a collective of contemporary professional sculptors “…looking to have the freedom to make and show work within a community that supports and encourages their practices. A rare feat in a world full of the detritus of pop culture and commodity-driven creation”, writes Brienne Walsh, art critic and historian.

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February 7, Tuesday - March 5, Sunday International Women's Day Celebration (Women's Press Collective)
12:30PM at 85 S. Oxford Street

On March 4th, the Women's Press Collection presents, "The International Women's Day Celebration." Join the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church to honor the leadership of strong working women. 

Located at 85 S. Oxford Street (between Lafayetter Ave & Fulton St.) Fort Greene, Brooklyn from 11am-4pm 

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February 10, Friday - February 24, Friday Blackness A Celebration of Black Art in the Africian Diaspora Art Exhbition (Elombe Brath Foundation)
5PM- 8PM at Boricuca College Gallery Audubon Terrace 3755 Broadway & 156
None: Free to the Public

Since the beginning of time, Africans have made worldwide contributions to culture, language, religion, music, food, dance, and art as seen not only in Africa but in South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean the United States and throughout the world. In celebration of Black History Month honoring their accomplishments, the Elombe Brath Foundation presents: “BLACKNESS! A Celebration Of Black Art In The African Diaspora”.

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February 20, Monday (Not My) President's Day ()
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Trump Tower, 725 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
None: Free   Tickets: Not Applicable

Donald Trump does not represent the progressive values of New York. We will not honor him on President's Day. While he is technically and literally our President, on a symbolic level he has yet to prove he intends to serve with our interests in mind.

This is a peaceful demonstration. It is a rally, not a march. It will take place at Trump Tower at 12pm.

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February 23, Thursday - March 4, Saturday Winter Film Awards 6th Annual Indie Film Festival (Winter Film Awards)
ALL DAY at Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street, New York NY
Admission: $0 - $15   Tickets: http://2017wfa.eventcombo.com/

Winter Film Awards Is New York City.  Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. Winter Film Awards is proudly one of the Top 10 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway. Winter Film Awards 6th annual Indie Film Festival runs Feb 23-Mar 4 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 88 films of All Genres

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February 23, Thursday - February 25, Saturday #ShutEmDownPratt Conference (Black Lives Matter @ Pratt)
10:00 AM at Pratt Institute Brooklyn, Higgins Hall (61 St. James Place, Brooklyn)
Admission: Free   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Join Black Lives Matter @ Pratt for Shut Em Down, a 3 day conference hosting many perspectives, ideas, and theories on the mission and goals that are Black Lives Matter. Our goal is to engage participants with performances, papers, workshops, and panels with some of the most creative and critically forward thinkers of our time.

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February 24, Friday Though A Lens Darkly with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris (Movies That Matter Beacon)
07:00 PM at First Presby. Church of Beacon, 50 Liberty St, Beacon, NY
None: Free   Tickets: None

In celebration of Black History month, Thomas Allen Harris will present his film, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence.  Mr. Harris will lead the discussion after the screening. This is the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present.

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March 4, Saturday - February 4, Saturday Andrea Sears-Songs From Over the Edge ()
8:00 PM at Desmond's Tavern, 433 Park Avenue South, NY, NY

Former WBAI reporter Andrea Sears presents a live performance of original songs. 

Andrea is a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn who sings about the stuff that drives us all nuts - crazy exes, computer meltdowns, spam, bizarre relationships and more. Life is insane to begin with so we might as well sing about it.

Visit the Facebook event link for more information.

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March 17, Friday - March 19, Sunday Spring CraftMorristown (Artrider Productions)
4pm at Morristown Armory
Admission: $9, Seniors $8   Tickets: Tickets sold at the gate

Spring CraftMorristown, March 17, 18, 19, 2017, marks its 27th year at the Morristown Armory as New Jersey’s most exciting spring art and shopping experience. This three-day, curated event brings winter-weary design lovers the opportunity to get “first dibs” on the year’s newest creations from 150 top American makers. The Morristown Armory is located at 430 Western Ave. in Morristown, NJ. It is most accessible from Route 287 or is less than an hour train ride from Penn Station in Manhattan. Visit www.artrider.com or call 845-331-7900 for more information.

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May 11, Thursday INTERSCHOOL ORCHESTRAS OF NEW YORK PRESENTS THE EDWARD AND ELAINE ALTMAN 45TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT (Andrea & Associates)
6:00 PM at Carnegie Hall
Admission: $600-$25,000   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

InterSchool Orchestras of New York presents the Edward and Elaine Altman 45th Anniversary Concert  Dinner will be held beforehand at 6:00 p.m. at Le Parker Meridien. This year, InterSchool Orchestras of New York is honoring Annabelle F. Prager, Founder of InterSchool Orchestras of New York, Canadian Brass and Tito Muñoz, Conductor. The night will include dinner and musical performances from all eight InterSchool Orchestras ensembles, and feature nearly 350 talented student musicians; Canadian Brass; and Tito Muñoz. 

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