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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.
|March 16, Thursday - May 18, Thursday||CREMATION: HISTORY AND MODERN PROCESS (LAK Public Relations)
5:00 PM at Green-Wood 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
When cremation was first introduced in the United States in the 1860s, it was obscure and rarely practiced. However, as of 2015, cremation rates surpassed those of burial in this country. On March 16th and May 18th, Green-Wood invites the public to find out a bit more about cremation, how it works and how it all began. Death educator, Amy Cunningham, will present on cremation’s history and its impact on the present and future of funerals. This engaging and sometimes even light-hearted discussion will give attendees a better approach to this often emotional subject. Afterwards, attendees will have the opportunity to visit the crematory with Green-Wood’s Crematory Manager, Gema LaBoccetta, and then chat with Cunningham and other guests at a short reception. This event is free. Reservations are recommended. To make an online reservation or to find outmore information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.
|March 21, Tuesday - April 16, Sunday||The War Boys NYC Premiere (The Artists Crossing)
8:00pm at Access Theater 380 Broadway New York, NY 10013
Admission: $8-$37.50 Tickets: Online or At The Door
The War Boys follows three young Texas men patrolling the Mexican border. As they wait and watch for people crossing illegally, they play a game that gives us insight into the influences that have shaped their views of the world. The play invites us to examine sexism, racism, and xenophobia present in contemporary American culture. It is also a study of the relationship between young men, sex and violence. Written in 1993, The War Boys is more timely than ever given the current political climate. This adults-only production contains coarse language and psycho-sexual scenes but is reflective of how young American men behave in a culture that prizes aggression and violence.
|March 27, Monday||CARINGKIND EXPANDS SERVICES FOR THE CHINESE COMMUNITY (LAK Public Relations)
9:30 AM at VNS Chinatown Community Center 7 Mott Street NY,NY 10013
On Monday, March 27, 2017, CaringKind, NYC’s leading expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia care for more than t hree decades, will host Chinese Outreach Day in Chinatown at VNS Chinatown Community Center in an effort to make CaringKind’s free services more easily accessible to the Chinese-speaking community. The fourth Monday of every month, CaringKind, NYC’s leading expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia care for more than three decades, will host Chinese Outreach Day in Chinatown at VNS Chinatown Community Center in an effort to make CaringKind’s free services more easily accessible to the Chinese-speaking community.
Weijing Shi, Manager, Chinese Outreach at CaringKind, will spend one day per month in the Chinatown space generously provided by VNS NNORC (Visiting Nurse Service of New York). There Shi will answer questions about Alzheimer’s and dementia and CaringKind’s free programs available to residents of all five boroughs and facilitate referrals to CaringKind’s social work services and education and training programs held in Chinese. Shi will also assist community members fill out applications for the MedicAlert® NYC Wanderer’s Safety Program, which works with the New York City Police Department and other key community partners to locate missing dementia patients who wander.
|March 31, Friday||Insanity Speech (tonianns company)
2:00 PM at Centre for Social Innovation
Admission: $0/$15 (limited) Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/insanity-speech-tickets-31100748175
ToniAnn Carriere is a renowned speaker on telling her story living with highs and lows and hearing delusions. She will be giving a speech on her story living with mental illness explaining her recovery and describing the "insanity" of her life. It is broken up into 5 segments starting with dark days and ending with strategies, successes - hopes & dreams. In addition to that, there will be pizza and drinks for you to enjoy. Some goodies will be given out too. Make sure to get your seat early! These tickets will get booked fast! *Must show ID at security* PARKING GARAGES 550 West 25th and 549 West 24th SUBWAYS C / E / A / 1 / F BUS & SHUTTLES M23 / M11 / Starrett-Lehigh Shuttle
|April 2, Sunday||THE 14th ANNUAL COLON CANCER CHALLENGE (Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation)
08:00 AM at Randall’s Island New York, NY
Join us at Randall’s Island – for the 14th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge. Randall’s Island is an urban oasis complete with stunning New York City vistas, wetlands, uplands and paralleled waterfront walkways. Run, walk, celebrate, educate and inspire yourself with participants from 48 states who are dedicated to educating their community about the prevention of colon cancer. More than an estimated 50,000 Americans died from colon cancer this past year. Choose a 5K that loops around the island then into the stadium and ONTO the famed Icahn Stadium track or the Prevention & Remembrance Walk also looping around island with the final leg completed ON the Track – no matter what distance you cover, you’ll make up ground in the race to prevent colon cancer. Or bring the Challenge to your hometown by registering for My Local Challenge. My Local Challenge is designed to encourage CCCF supporters to raise awareness and funds in their hometowns by creating a unique event in their own community.
|April 4, Tuesday||Our Voices: Trans Stories, Trans Justice, Trans Resiliency (Barnard Center for Research on Women)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
None: Free Tickets: Click Here For Tickets
In a time when transgender and gender nonconforming communities remain under attack, it is crucial to lift up stories of trans resiliency and power. This film screening and panel will highlight ways trans communities fight back, build community, and center the intersectional work essential to survival. Luce Lincoln of Global Action Project, Marin Watts of Trans Justice Funding Project, Olympia Perez and Sasha Alexander of Black Trans Media, and other social justice trans and gender nonconforming media makers will share work that highlights the legacy of trans leadership, organizing, and activism during this historic moment.
Image credit: Luce Lincoln, Global Action Project
|April 22, Saturday||All-American Awaaz (Association of South Asian A Cappella)
6:00PM at Mason Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center
Admission: $25-$35 Tickets: http://www.desiacappella.org/tickets
The Association of South Asian A cappella (ASA), powered by B4U and sponsored by Liquid Fifth Productions, will present the first ever national South Asian a cappella championship competition, All-American Awaaz. Competing teams from universities across the United States will gather at Baruch College’s Mason Hall to battle for the title of top South Asian A cappella team. The profits from this year’s All-American Awaaz will go to Little Kids Rock, a national non-profit that has quickly become the largest free music education program in the USA by bringing free, weekly music lessons to more than 225,000 public school children.
|April 22, Saturday - April 23, Sunday||6th Annual NY Guitar Exposition (NY Guitar Exposition)
10:00 at 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freepor, NY 11520
Admission: 10.00 Tickets: At the Door
Guitar Exposition will feature, new, vintage, used guitars, pedals and amps.Custom guiar builders will be there too. Les Paul Exhibit is also back for your enjoyment.For all you rock and rollers come and enjoy the exposition.
|April 26, Wednesday||Garjana - A New Dance Workout Movement (Fundraiser) (Food Tank)
6:00PM at Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011
Donation: 40 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garjana-a-new-dance-party-happy-hour-workout-moveme
Garjana, a brand new fitness concept, is completely changing happy hour—bringing together hundreds of New Yorkers on April 26 at 6:00PM at the Highline Ballroom (431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011) for a one-hour cardio/dance celebration to benefit Food Tank (foodtank.com), a nonprofit working to build a more sustainable food system. No vanity mirrors, judgments, overplayed music, or boring dance steps..
Visuals and video are by award winning film and television director Kevin Arbouet. Choreography is by Monica Kapoor, a dance-fitness instructor based in NYC. Her performing credits include Mamma Mia Broadway, Bombay Dreams, NBC’s Smash, and more. Following the event, participants can nosh and hydrate with a tasting of some of the hottest local brands in the New York City food scene. Food Tank will use the profits from this event to promote efforts in New York City to reduce and/or eliminate food waste. Participants are encouraged to “dress to sweat” and can purchase tickets ($40 requested donation) at Garjana.com. Doors open at 5:30PM. The event begins at 6:00PM and will run roughly for one hour.
|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.