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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February 17, Wednesday - August 7, Sunday BROOKLYN MUSEUM (Brooklyn Museum)
11:00 AM at Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Admission: $16, $10, Free

The collaborative spirit of Agitprop! continues on February 17, 2016, Agitprop!’s unique  method invites contemporary artists to select the exhibition’s content, thereby opening up the process to reflect multiple perspectives and positions. 

Presented by the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Agitprop! explores the legacy and continued power of politically engaged art. 

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March 31, Thursday - June 2, Thursday Reading Circle: Revolutionary Integration (Freedom Socialist Party)
7:00 PM at Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St, Manhattan, NY 10027
None: Free

What will it take to truly end racism in the U.S.?  Come study this groundbreaking text that highlights the crucial role of Black workers, women and LGBT people in the struggle for an integrated movement against not only race oppression, but all injustice and exploitation. 

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April 14, Thursday - July 31, Sunday City Parks Foundation Presents: Little Red’s Hood (CityParks Foundation)
10:30 AM* at Swedish Cottage, 81st Street and Central Park West
Admission: $7-12   Tickets: Online or at the door when available

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the celebrated tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids.  Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Little Red’s Hood is written and directed by Liam Hurley. 

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April 21, Thursday - December 29, Thursday The PIT Presents (The PIT Presents)
10PM at Peoples Improv Theater The Underground 123 E 24th St NYC, 10010
Admission: $5 gen, $1 students   Tickets: At The Door

The PIT Presents is the Peoples' Improv Theater's Stand Up Residency Program. Over the course of the year these emerging stand ups will develop new material, improve their stage presence and refine their art as a team. By the end of the program each of the residents will have performed a half hour set that could be ready to submit to television.

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May 5, Thursday - June 2, Thursday Reading Circle: Revolutionary Integration (Freedom Socialist Party)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM at Freedom Hall
None: Free

What will it take to truly end racism in the U.S.? Come study this groundbreaking text that highlights the crucial role of Black workers, women and LGBT people in the struggle for an integrated movement against not only race oppression but all injustice and exploitation. 

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May 5, Thursday - June 5, Sunday GRAND OPENING PREVIEW of Opera Gallery New York (TARA, Ink.)
10:00 AM at Opera Gallery New York
None: Free To The Public   Tickets: None

Curated by Gilles Dyan, the GRAND OPENING PREVIEW exhibition of Opera Gallery presents over 30 paintings and sculptures, including: Jackie (1964) by Andy Warhol; Enseigne de Lunettes (1976) by Alexander Calder; Le Cirque au village (1966) by Marc Chagall; Tête de femme (Dora Maar) (1944) by Pablo Picasso; Flowers No. 13 (2007) by Ai Wei Wei; and Reached up to Heaven - Dotted Pumpkin (2012) by Yayoi Kusama.

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May 17, Tuesday - June 10, Friday Mariposa & the Saint: Play exposing harms of solitary confinement comes to New York (Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC))
5:00 PM at New York State
Donation: Sliding scale   Tickets: http://www.juliasteeleallen.com/events/

Julia Steele Allen, an award-winning playwright and activist, brings to life the true story of a woman locked in solitary confinement for nearly three years, in her own words. Mariposa & the Saint is based entirely on letters written between Mariposa and Allen while Mariposa was held in the Security Housing Unit of a California women’s prison.

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May 27, Friday - August 26, Friday Seminar: Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (Marxist Education Project)
06:00 PM at The Brooklyn Commons
Donation: None-$140   Tickets: At the door.

Hegel studies continue at the Brooklyn Commons with a 14-week course in Hegel's work, "Phenomenology of Spirit".  Discussions will include Hegel’s view on history, the history of philosophy, and much more. Russell Dale will be teaching the course at the Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, starting Friday, May 27th at 6 PM. 

**Prices are on a sliding scale, click on more info for details**

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May 28, Saturday - July 24, Sunday Life is But a Dream (The Immersive Project)
1:00 PM at Governor's Island- Nolan Park, House #7A
None: Free   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Life is But a Dream takes place in a whimsical two-story house that we have transformed into a childlike dream. There is a room sized blanket fort, a room where painting on the walls is encouraged, a star-filled room, and much more! In each room you will encounter a memory, and be brought into a poignant moment from a childhood experience. Fun for the whole family! 

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June 1, Wednesday - June 5, Sunday Sidra Bell Dance New York (Baruch Performing Arts Center)
7:30 PM at Baruch Performing Arts Center
None: $10 - $30   Tickets: Phone: 212-352-3101, online or at the door

Award-winning dance theater company Sidra Bell Dance New York is collaborating with electronic sound artist and Juilliard trained Alexey Gorokholinsky for the exciting world premiere of their new piece L O S T L A N G U A G E at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. L O S T L A N G U A G E physicalizes the memories, and histories of its performers to create a mysterious, yet electrifying evening of images and stories with great currency.

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June 1, Wednesday - June 29, Wednesday Meditation Masterpieces (Limitless Health Institute)
7:30pm at Three Jewels, 61 Fourth Avenue #3 between 9th and 10th Stree
None: Free To The Public   Tickets: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=219369&stype=-8&sTG=37&sV

This series of classes reveals a beautiful lifestyle that makes every meditation a masterpiece. Master Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation will refine your art of meditation, as his exceptional presentation on The Meaning of the Diamond Cutter exquisitely exhibits what to focus on during your daily meditation to make your day, your life, exactly how you wish it to be. 

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June 2, Thursday - June 9, Thursday Israel Center Film Festival (JCC Manhattan)
7:00 PM at JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street
None: $0 - $86   Tickets: At the JCC Manhattan Website

Celebrate the best new films coming out of Israel with NY's leading festival of Israeli films. Join actors, directors, and more for a week of great cinema. The festival also celebrates the life and work of Israel’s beloved director and actress Ronit Elkabetz  who passed away this April, with a rooftop screening of her 2008 film SHIVA (SEVEN DAYS). The festival also screens two episodes of Fauda, a political thriller that has quickly become one of Israel’s highest-rated television series of all time.

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June 3, Friday CELEBRATE NATIONAL DONUT DAY in NEW YORK FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd with ENTENMANN’S® & THE SALVATION ARMY (Freeman PR)
7:00 AM at The Greenway between 17th and 18th Streets
Admission: Free to the Public   Tickets: None

Entenmann’s® Bakery is having a big party with The Salvation Army to celebrate National Donut Day. The fun-filled event will give out 50 THOUSAND FREE DONUTS and coffee for all (while supplies last). Presenting a $35,000 check to The Salvation Army from Entenmann’s® Facebook campaign. Over the course of the partnership, $165,000 has been raised to benefit the lives served by The Salvation Army.

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June 4, Saturday - June 25, Saturday Unpacking the 21st Century: Artists Engaging the World (Curator of the exhibition)
1:00 PM at Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014
None: Free To The Public

Curated by Aileen Bassis, the exhibit presents work by mid-career artists Aliza Augustine, Aileen Bassis, Patricia Cazorla, Patricia Dahlman and Nancy Saleme. Their work in photography, printmaking, collage, murals and sculptures explore marriage equality, the refugee crisis, undocumented workers, income inequality and the children of Holocaust survivors. 

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June 4, Saturday Citizenship Drive (Office of Brooklyn Borough President)
11:00 AM at 209 Joralemon Street
Admission: $680

 Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna invite you to help acquire your citizenship. You will be able to receive free assistance with your naturalization application. Persons who are serving or have served under specified conditions in the United States Armed Forces are granted certain exemptions from the general requirements of naturalization. 

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June 4, Saturday Go Green! Greenpoint (Town Square Inc.)
1:00 pm at McCarren Park
None: Free To The Public   Tickets: https://go-green-bk-2016-exhibitors.eventbrite.com

Go Green is a fun and informative day of exhibits and activities promoting Earth Day values for the thousands of park-goers who traditionally enjoy McCarren Park on a nice summer day. Does your mission help our environment? Go Green! is the festival for you! To exhibit at Go Green! Greenpoint 2016, please apply at https://go-green-bk-2016-exhibitors.eventbrite.com. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come basis.  

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June 4, Saturday - June 10, Friday The Freedman's Lit! Think and Be, Live and Rise. (Weeksville Heritage Center)
8:00PM at Weeksville Heritage Center
Admission: $14 & $10   Tickets: freedmanslit.eventbrite.com

“The Freedman’s Lit! Think and Be, Live and Rise.” is an immersive theater experience. The audience of freedman will participate in the reconstruction of our story by traveling with the performing artists onto the grounds of the historic 19th century community, inside an historic Hunterfly Road home, and through the Weeksville Heritage Center.

Please note this theatrical experience is not ideal for elders and folks with physical disabilities. 

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June 4, Saturday - June 5, Sunday Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk to #StopSuicide (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
2:00pm at Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Admission: $0-$1000   Tickets: Registration Required

The Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. From sun down to sun up thousands will walk through NYC to support the fight to #StopSuicide. The Overnight Walk is a fundraising event. Walkers must register ahead of time and must raise $1000 ($700 for student/military) and pay a $50 registration fee ($35 for student/military). Registered crew members must pay the same registration fee, but do not have a fundraising minimum. Volunteers do not pay or raise anything.

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June 4, Saturday - June 5, Sunday Park Slope Singers Concert: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained (Park Slope Singers)
3:00 PM at Park Slope & Bay Ridge
Admission: $15 & $10   Tickets: At the door and www.parkslopesingers.bpt.me

Join the Park Slope Singers for a program of songs linked to themes of loss and renewal. Dusty Francis has selected music from a range of styles and periods, from traditional airs to choral settings by Brahms, Vaughn Williams, and Stephen Paulus.  These pieces share the depth and poignancy evoked by our common experience of living with an awareness of mortality.  

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June 6, Monday FFANY Shoes4aCure Premier (Lividini and Co.)
12 Noon at 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
None: $25   Tickets: At the door or on website

Thanks to the generous donations of FFANY (Fashion Footwear Association of New York) member companies, footwear and handbag product from major international brands will be sold at 50 percent off the suggested retail price - all to benefit breast cancer research.

Funds raised by FFANY Shoes4aCure will be donated to 9 prominent research hospitals and foundations, who are leading the way in innovative breast cancer research. 

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June 20, Monday Coming to NYC, Authentic Voices of Immigrant Women (New Women New Yorkers)
06:30 PM at LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York
Admission: $50-80   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

New Women New Yorkers is holding its second annual benefit, “Coming to NYC, Authentic Voices of Immigrant Women”, in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month and World Refugee Day. This unique event introduces New Yorkers to the unique experiences of immigrant women and to the challenging, inspirational, and resilient lives they go on to lead. 

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June 25, Saturday - June 26, Sunday Rhinebeck Arts Festival (Artrider Productions)
10 AM - 5PM at Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Admission: $10, Seniors $9   Tickets: Tickets sold at the gate

The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is back!

See 200 of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley along with great live music, specialty food and family activities.

No pets are allowed on site.

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July 5, Tuesday - August 25, Thursday CITY PARKS FOUNDATION KICKS-OFF FREE SUMMER SPORTS PROGRAMS FOR NYC YOUTH (CityParks Foundation)
1 PM at Various NYC Parks
None: FREE

The City Parks Foundation kicks off its 2016 Summer Sports Program for young people. The program concludes mid-to-late August, depending on the sport. City Parks Foundation provides over 14,000 New York City children free tennis, golf, soccer, track & field and fitness instruction including free use of equipment in nearly 60 locations citywide. 

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August 6, Saturday - August 7, Sunday Putnam County Wine & Food Fest (Greenergy Productions, LLC)
11:00 AM at Beaver Creek Equestrian Center, 683 Route 311, Patterson, NY
Admission: $25.00 Wine Tastings   Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/putnam-county-wine-food-fest-tickets-21034310188?ref

Get ready for the sixth annual Putnam County Wine & Food Fest! Live music, great food, and the best wine and spirits New York has to offer! There will be arts and crafts, exhibits, and more entertainment than you can shake a stick at – even for the kids. 

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November 12, Saturday STEAM Night Out (The Cush Center for Learning, Inc.)
2:00 PM at Barnes and Noble, 33 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003
Admission: Free To The Public

STEAM Night Out, will introduce STEAM subjects to the budding young minds in the local schools of the Manhattan community and support the STEAM initiatives within The Cush Center for Learning, Inc.

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