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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August 8, Friday - August 23, Saturday The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell (dell'Arte Opera Ensemble)
08:00 PM at East 13th Street Theatre, 136 East 13th Street, New York, NY
Admission: $35 / $20 seniors   Tickets: www.dellarteopera.org

dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, offering high-quality opera featuring debut artists in an intimate setting, is kicking off its summer season with a production of Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen.” The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell is sung in English and features singers, actors, and dancers in equal measure. The original libretto was an anonymous adaption of Shakespeare’s wedding comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; the “book” for dell’Arte’s production returns to an abridged version of Shakespeare’s play. Purcell did not set any of Shakespeare's text to music, instead he composed short masques (entertaining commentaries on the play) in every act but the first. The Sebastians, a dynamic ensemble specializing in music of the baroque and classical eras, join dell’Arte’s cast of debut opera artists to perform in this baroque tour de force. This production features Andy Berry, John Callison, Brennan Hall, Noelle McMurtry, Tamra Paselk, Raymond Storms, Leslie Tay, Peter Thoresen, Elizabeth Westerman, Julian Whitley, and Nathan Letourneau. Fairy Queen is directed and choreographed by Christopher Caines, with music direction by Jeff Grossman, costumes by Nina Bova, sets by Karen Tashjian, and lighting by Scott Schneider.

Performance dates: August 8, 9, 16 & 23 @ 8pm; August 10 @ 2pm; August 18 @ 7:30pm

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August 24, Sunday Awaken Wellness Fair Williamsburg Brooklyn (Awaken Wellness Fairs, PPC Group LLC)
10:00am-5:00 at 57-90 Havemeyer Street, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
None: Free Admission   Tickets: Fee For Readings/Healers/Vendors

Our 13th Year of Body-Mind-Spirit-Green Expos! Now in WILLIAMSBURG BROOKLYN Awaken Wellness Fair Join Us August 24! Yes, it's funky, it's health conscious, it's hip, it's trendy, it's up and coming! Our newest Awaken Wellness Fair location is Williamsburg Brooklyn!

The Awaken Wellness Fair brings together wellness-oriented Speakers, Healers, Vendors and Readers in a totally new outdoor environment! Located in the heart of Williamsburg, just steps from the renowned Bedford Street shopping and dining area, the Awaken Wellness Fair offers an outstanding array of ancient healing practices as well as cutting edge technologies in wellness. It boasts arguably the best body-mind-spirit resources around. And now in a super trendy outdoor urban setting! Venue Flea Market Betty's cool new space for outdoor events at 57-90 Havemeyer Street is an open area, perfect for strolling with your friends on a summer weekend.

It's not fancy -- in fact it's a little gritty. It's Brooklyn, packed with hip urbanites tuned in to the latest trends -- in nutrition, exercise, ideas, food, and accessories for homes and people! For Vendors, we are offering space only, bring your own table, tent, etc. or you can rent from Betty! This is a fantastic way to expand your reach to a whole new set of customers.

Creators Producing the best body-mind-spirit-green expos around for well over a decade, the PPC Group, LLC was founded by Paula Caracappa, herself an ordained reverend and holistic practitioner: reiki master teacher, polarity practitioner, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioner and long time meditation facilitator. Lots more info at www.AwakenFair.com, click on "Brooklyn 8-24-14."

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August 25, Monday - September 3, Wednesday New York Choral Society-AUDITION NOTICE (New York Choral Society)
6:00 PM at Nola Studios
None: Free to the Public   Tickets: None

Join a unique and diverse community of people who have come together to share their passion for music. Join the New York Choral Society! The 150 voice New York Choral Society, led by music director David Hayes, has been widely recognized for its outstanding performances at prestigious venues around the world for over 50 years. Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will be held on August 25, 26 & 28 and September 2 & 3, 2014. We are looking for experienced choral singers in all voice parts, with good reading ability, musical skills and the desire to be moved, inspired and challenged. The 2014-2015 concert season includes an appearance at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala in Avery Fisher Hall, an appearance with superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli in Madison Square Garden and a series of Christmas concerts performed in several boroughs throughout the City including Manhattan and Staten Island. We will return to Carnegie Hall on Sunday January 25, 2015 for a matinee performance of Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Saint Paul  and on April 8, 2015 for a performance of John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls and Hindemith’s When Lilacs Last in The Dooryard Bloom’d. 

In addition the New York Choral Society will join the New York Youth Symphony for two performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on Sunday May 3 at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights and in Carnegie Hall on Sunday May 24, 2015. In addition there is a Chamber Chorus for those who wish a more intimate choral experience. Auditions for the Chamber Chorus will be held at a later date. 

If you are interested in joining this unique family of singers for an exceptional musical journey you can find more information about scheduling an audition and membership by calling 212-247-3878 or e-mail info@nychoral.org.

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September 12, Friday - September 14, Sunday FALL CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST (Artrider Productions Inc.)
9:00am at Lyndhurst- 635 S. Broadway Tarrytown NY 10591
Admission: $12 Adults   Tickets: At The Door

Re-awaken your spirit at this beautiful Hudson Valley event. Crafts at Lyndhurst has been held semi-annually for 30 years and it is among the best-known, best-attended outdoor craft festivals in the nation.

Set on the grounds of the grand and historic Lyndhurst, come discover the unique designs and creative artistry of over 275 leading artists and crafts people as they exhibit, sell and talk about their work amidst the unique beauty of the Hudson Valley.

Collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest work. Lyndhurst is just 20 miles north of Manhattan and is easily accessible by car or train. Proceeds benefit the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

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September 13, Saturday 2014 Lupus Trials Fair (Lupus Research Institute)
10:00 a.m. at The Roosevelt Hotel
None: Free to the Public   Tickets: None

You hold the power to improve lupus treatment! Take part, and find out about the latest studies to improve lupus treatme nt!  Panel presentations by lupus experts and patient participants will provide background on the different types of lupus trials and what to expect if you take part in one.

The goal is for anyone to find out how they can help in studies. The Trials that need volunteers don’t have to have l lupus. Meet representatives from leading research institutions conducting clinical trials.

Free event includes light refreshments. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 5.

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September 14, Sunday LONG ISLAND WALK FOR LIFE (The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation)
10:00 AM at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY
Admission: $30-$35   Tickets: support.giftoflife.org

The Gift of Life Foundation is encouraging anyone to walk for a cause for their upcoming event, 'The Walk of Life 9; in Long Island. This event is the only one in the area that is solely dedicated to raising awareness for bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants. Any early registrations will have an admission of $30 or $35 on the day on the walk. Gather your friends and family to form a team as well! 

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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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