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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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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September 1, Thursday - September 30, Friday GIVING BACK HAS NEVER BEEN SWEETER! (LAK Public Relations, Inc)
12:00 AM at Various New York City restaurant locations
Donation: Prices vary

Some of New York City’s best restaurants, bakeries and sweet shops will celebrate “Sweet September,” an initiative that raises awareness and funds for Citymeals on Wheels, a nonprofit organization that prepares and delivers more than two million weekend, holiday and emergency meals for homebound or elderly New Yorkers each year. For each “Sweet September” item sold, the eateries will donate a portion of proceeds to support the preparation and delivery of meals to New York City’s frail aged.

Participating establishments include: 21 Club, Express Aureole, Charlie Palmer Steak, Chomp Chomp Colonie, DBGB, Epicerie Boulud, Huertas, Jacques Torres Chocolate, and many more!

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September 3, Saturday - September 28, Wednesday Housing Works' Best of Fall Event (Housing Works)
12pm at Housing Works Thrift Shops

Housing Works' biannual shopping event is back! Find the 'Best of Fall' fashion, furniture, and art for far less than retail at all 12 thrift shop locations in September. The best part? All of the profit goes to charity! To find the full list of Thrift Shop locations, click here.  

Event Dates & Locations:  

Soho Sat, Sept 3 12-8pm 

Upper East Side Tue, Sept 6 5-8pm 

Brooklyn Heights Thu, Sept 8 5-8pm 

West Village Sat, Sept 10 12-8pm 

Columbus & 74 Tue, Sept 13 5-8pm 

Hell’s Kitchen Thu, Sept 15 5-8pm 

Yorkville Sat, Sept 17 12-8pm 

Gramercy Tue, Sept 20  5-8pm 

Broadway & 96th Thu, Sept 22  5-8pm 

Park Slope Sat, Sept 24  12-8pm 

Tribeca Tue, Sept 27 5-8pm 

Chelsea  Thu, Sept 29  5-8pm 

Housing Works is a nonprofit organization that provides life-saving services to thousands of New Yorkers living with or affected by HIV/ AID and homelessness.

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September 24, Saturday - October 30, Sunday Luna Park's Halloween Harvest! (Luna Park)
12 Noon to 1 at 1000 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11224
None: Free to the Public   Tickets: None

The colors are changing and it’s finally cooling down! Fall is definitely on the horizon, and that means Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island! Join us every weekend from Sept 24 through Oct 30 for a family-friendly event filled with tons of activities, entertainment, and of course the Luna Park rides and games you know and love!

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September 25, Sunday - October 2, Sunday In Gardens (Arts For Art)
2 PM at 6BC Garden - E. 6 Street between Ave B & C
Donation: Free To The Public

Sunday 09/25 at 6BC Garden “Race & Resistance” 2 pm:  Karen Borca TRIO Karen Borca - bassoon / Warren Smith - vibes / Jackson Krall - drums 3 pm:  Poetry Reading:  Yuko Otomo | Patricia Spears Jones 3:45:     Duo: Ingrid Laubrock - tenor sax / Tom Rainey - drums 4:45:    Dickey / Knuffke Whit Dickey - drums / Kirk Knuffke - cornet  

Saturday 10/1 @ 6BC Garden “Race & Resistance” 2 pm: Daniel Carter - reeds / Todd Nicholson - bass / Newman Taylor Baker - drums 3 pm:     Poetry Reading:  Billy Cancel | Aaron Howard and the Octave Doctors 3:45:     Michael Wimberly Trio: Michael Wimberly - drums, djembe / Larry Roland - bass Waldron Ricks - trumpet 4:45:    Jason Kao Hwang Trio Jason Kao Hwang violin / Todd Nicholson - bass / Michael TA Thompson - drums  

Sunday 10/2 @ 6BC Garden “Race & Resistance” 2 pm: Lester Saint Louis - solo cello 3 pm: James Brandon Lewis - tenor sax / Chad Taylor - drums 3:45:     Andrea Wolper - voice / Ken Filiano - bass 4:45:    Charles Downs’ Centipede Ras Moshe - tenor sax / Joe McPhee - tenor sax / Larry Roland - bass / Billy Stein - guitar Charles Downs - drums

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September 29, Thursday An Evening of Opera hosted by DenseBreast-info, Inc. (DenseBreast-info, Inc.)
6:00 PM at New York
Donation: $250   Tickets: https://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?etid=9216

An Evening of Opera With Ross Benoliel Member of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. A unique event in support of DenseBreast-info.org, an essential new non-profit providing free life-saving information to women around the world. Thursday, September 29, 2016 150 E. 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 Wells Fargo Private Wealth Lower Level Curtain goes up at 6:00pm Act 1: Wine and hors d’oeuvres Act 2: Divo presentation of arias and show tunes Finale: “Singing” silent auction

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October 1, Saturday NYC PTA Expo 2016 (Town Square Inc.)
12:00 PM at Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street Brooklyn NY 11222
Admission: $5.00   Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-pta-expo-2016-admission-tickets-tickets-2650650

A fun and informative event with great resources, products, services and information for New York City PAs and PTAs while bringing together community members, educators, families, parents and city agencies. NYC PTA Expo offers community access and support for parents, exhibitors and educational leaders, alike. 

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October 1, Saturday The 2016 New York Colon Cancer Challenge (Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation)
8:30 AM at Randall's Island
Admission: $15 - $50   Tickets: Online or day of event at randall's island

Take on the Challenge of a 5K that loops around the pristine grounds of Randall's Island for the 13th annual Colon Cancer Challenge. Come out to raise awareness of colorectal cancer and raise funds for the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation's strategic initiatives of Public Awareness, Prevention, Screening and Research.

Participants will have access to Sponsor and Exhibitor booths from 8:30 AM - 2PM 

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October 1, Saturday Schoolfest 2016 (Town Square Inc.)
12:00 PM at Brooklyn Expo Center
Admission: 5.00   Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/schoolfest-2016-admission-tickets-tickets-265060513

A one-of-a-kind school fair for North Brooklyn students and parents. Schoolfest allows our neighborhood schools to share new information and projects with each other so that our entire district may benefit. Most importantly, Schoolfest understands that parents can often be overwhelmed by school choices and admission processes.  Schoolfest helps parents navigate through the confusion so that they can make the best choice for their child’s educational needs   

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October 1, Saturday - October 5, Wednesday Mitsunori Sakamoto Gallery Show (Collabo Japonica)
12PM at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, NY, NY 10011
None: Free

An exclusive look at fifteen new artworks from photographer Mitsunori Sakamoto printed on Washi, Japanese paper.  He will exhibit nature-oriented photographs and traditionally themed visual works.

This event will promote and sell his works as well as Washi sheets from recognized by UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2014. Also, we will have a Reception on October 3rd. This takes place October 1-5, 2016 at Tenri Galley, 43A West 13th Street, NY, NY 10011.

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October 2, Sunday BROOKLYN BABYFEST 2016 (Town Squre Inc.)
12:00 PM at Brooklyn Expo Center
Admission: $5.00   Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-babyfest-2016-admission-tickets-tickets-26

Are you interested in meeting other parents, grandparents, educators, and caretakers in a fun, nurturing and supportive environment?  Brooklyn Babyfest features presentations & demos on the most common prenatal to preschool questions/concerns.

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October 7, Friday - October 9, Sunday Design on a Dime Brooklyn Outpost (Housing Works)
12 Noon at Industry City, 233 37th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
None: Free!   Tickets: None

Housing Works’ widely popular interior design benefit event, Design on a Dime, will expand to a third location this fall taking place in Brooklyn’s Industry City. Design on a Dime Brooklyn Outpost is a benefit and sale that will kick off with a ticketed opening night reception on Thursday, October 6th, followed by a special event produced by Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Friday evening, with three public sale days following on October 7-9th. The event will celebrate Brooklyn art, culture, and design, featuring 20 room vignettes created by the borough’s established, as well as up and coming, interior designers and makers. Guests will be able to shop vignettes for furniture, art, and home décor at discounts up to 80% off retail with proceeds benefiting Housing Works’ lifesaving services, housing, and advocacy to New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and homelessness. Purchase tickets here: https://doadbko2016.splashthat.com/

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October 8, Saturday - October 9, Sunday In Gardens (Arts For Art)
2 PM at First Street Green Art Park - 33 E. First Street, near 2nd A
None: Free To The Public   Tickets: Donations Accepted at the Door

Saturday 10/8 @ FIRST STREET GREEN “An Un-Columbus Celebration”

2 pm: Bern Nix Trio: Bern Nix - guitar / Reggie Sylvester - drums / Francois Grillot - bass

3 pm: Jason Jordan - dance / Patricia Nicholson - dance / Omar Tamez - guitar 

3:45 pm: New AfroHORN: Sam Newsome - soprano saxophone / Roman Diaz - percussion Francisco Mora-Catlett - drums

4:45 pm: The Andrew Lamb Equation Andrew Lamb - sax, flute, clarinet / Larry Roland - bass, poetry Warren Smith - drums, percussion / Jose Abreu - percussion  

Sunday 10/9 @ FIRST STREET GREEN “An Un-Columbus Celebration”

2 pm: Yoni Kretzmer - tenor sax / Federico Ughi - drums

3 pm: Djassi DaCosta Johnson - dance / Shayna Dulberger - bass

3:45 pm: Brandon Lopez Trio: Brandon Lopez - bass / Alejandro Florez - guitar / Carlo Costa - drums

4:45 pm: Fay Victor - voice / Sam Newsome - soprano sax / William Parker - bass

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October 21, Friday National Conversation on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (The Bromwich Group)
9:30 AM at National Museum of the American Indian
Admission: Free to the Public

The National Archives and Records Administration presents a National Conversation on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality at the National Archives at New York in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City on October 21, 2016. All programs will be livestreamed.

On Friday October 21, at 9:30am, Dorothy Dougherty, Programs Director, National Archives at New York; Machel Monenerkit, Deputy Director, National Museum of the American Indian; Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council; and David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States will open the National Conversation.

At 10am, Soledad O’Brien and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt will discuss the current state of women’s rights and gender equality in the United States.

Andrea Flynn of the Roosevelt Institute will moderate a discussion on gender equality and human rights at 11:15am, including Arlinda Locklear, attorney; Alondra Nelson, Columbia University; Allida Black, George Washington University; and Noreen Farrell, Equal Rights Advocates. Following a lunch break, at 1:15pm, the National Conversation will resume with a distinguished panel on current issues facing women today, including health/reproduction rights, family issues, race, and violence. This panel will be moderated by Andrea Flynn and includes Sonia Ossorio, NOW-NYC; Suzan Shown Harjo, The Morning Star Institute; Suzanne Braun Levine, Ms. Magazine; and Stephanie Toti, Center for Reproductive Rights.

At 2:30pm, Soledad O’Brien will moderate a panel on financial empowerment and challenges facing women in business, technology, and education, with Marianne Schnall, Feminist.com;Dana Edell, SPARK; Avis Jones-DeWeever, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women; and Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls.

At 3:30pm, poet Aja Monet will perform. The National Conversation on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality will conclude with a closing keynote address at 3:45pm. Registration is now open for these programs, though all details are subject to change. 

Please arrive by 9:00am for welcoming remarks.

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October 29, Saturday - October 30, Sunday Tea Time with Madeline (Edaville USA)
1:00pm at Edaville USA
Admission: $32 & $37 (see site)   Tickets: www.store.edaville.com

“We LOVE our bread, we LOVE our butter but most of all we LOVE each other!” Madeline will be available throughout the day for meet and greets where you and your family can get the perfect photo! After your visit with Madeline take some time and visit Edaville USA’s three adventures in one: Edaville Proper, Thomas Land, Dino land (Seasonal) and Christmas Festival of Lights (Seasonal), including over 90 rides and attractions! VIP Option: Oui Oui!!! Madeline will be hosting her very own story & tea time including kid friendly crumpets, tea sandwiches & drinks! Make sure you “Dress to the Nines” arriving in your fanciest outfit! Advance Reservations are required. ($10.00 VIP Upgrade and regular admission ticket required) Time: 2:00PM-3:00PM or 4:00 PM-5:00PM Edaville Tid Bit: Bring your favorite doll to the park for a fabulous day! Edaville Elites save 20% off of the VIP Option. Free Parking!   Date:  October 29th & 30th: Time: 1:00PM-8:00PM Cost Online Only (Save $3): Ages 4 & over $34.00, Ages 2, 3 & Seniors (60+) $29.00, Children under 2 are Free New Anytime Tickets/Gate Price: Ages 4 & over $37.00 Ages 2, 3 & Seniors (60+) $32.00 VIP Upgrade $10.00 per ticket Buy now at: http://store.edaville.com/daily-admission   Money back guarantee! Restrictions apply. Please visit www.edaville.com for more information.   Now open Thursdays-Sundays!   Edaville USA 5 Pine Street Carver, MA 02330 Phone: 508-866-8190 Email: info@edaville.com Website: www.edaville.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/EdavilleUSA Instagram: www.instagram.com/edavilleusa

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November 5, Saturday - November 6, Sunday CraftWestport (Artrider Productions)
10 AM - 5PM at Staples High School, 70 North Ave., Westport, CT 06880
Admission: $10, Seniors $9   Tickets: Tickets sold at the gate

Our event brings more than 175 fine contemporary artists and craftspeople from the region and across the country to exhibit at Connecticut’s largest indoor fine crafts festival. Visitors will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet visionary artists and purchase their latest work as well as help to raise money for local charities. 

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November 5, Saturday - November 26, Saturday At Dusk (Westbeth Home of the Arts)
6:00pm at Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014
None: Free

A show about dusk that does not depict the setting sun, but objects and landscapes seen through its light. It is a show about abstract concerns that take place at this time – such as reversal, replacement, transformation, and reflection. Avri Ohana and Joan Roberts Garcia maintain that by having an intuitive visual conversation about that light, presented through their unique perceptions, mediums, and styles – a bit of dusk’s magic will be captured and witnessed.  The show will be a type of installation, of a shared awe and aesthetic, expressed in two distinct ways.

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November 6, Sunday AccessArt (Brooklyn Arts Council)
2pm - 5pm at 28 Jay St.
Admission: GA: $25 VIP: $200

Join us for drinks, snacks and a chance to build your art collection with affordable artwork by some of Brooklyn’s most talented artists..

All proceeds from the sale will support BAC’s services for visual artists, including grants, exhibition opportunities, professional development and more.

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November 12, Saturday - November 13, Sunday STEAM Night Out! (The Cush Center for Learning)
2:00 PM at Barnes and Noble, Union Square, NYC
Admission: RSVP   Tickets: None

The Cush Center for Learning develops programs for underprivileged students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Our goal is to provide programs and services that encourage learning, growth and innovation among youth in the S.T.E.A.M. fields.

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November 18, Friday - January 1, Sunday Christmas Festival of Lights (Edaville USA)
2:00pm at Edaville USA
Admission: $32 & $37 (see site)   Tickets: www.store.edaville.com

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Edaville USA’s most memorable New England Tradition is back this year with over 17 million lights illuminating the park! You and your family can enjoy  access Edaville USA’s three adventures in one: Edaville Proper, Thomas Land, Dino land (Seasonal) and Christmas Festival of Lights (Seasonal), including over 90 rides and attractions! Come on down and create a magical experience where your family can grow and bond together while creating traditions that turn into unforgettable memories lasting a lifetime.   VIP Option: Edaville USA where Santa knows your name every Saturday & Sunday! You will have exclusive access to the park before the public arrives! Check-in starts at 12:45 pm & the train leaves promptly at 1:00 pm. Hop aboard our Santa VIP train for a once in a lifetime interactive experience with Santa himself and his elves straight from the North Pole! This package includes a VIP lanyard for each guest with their name prominently displayed for Santa to see and upon interaction with Santa, he will refer to each child by their first name, making for a very personal experience. As Santa goes through the train cars, he will give each child a specially wrapped gift which completes their magical holiday experience. (VIP Upgrade and regular admission ticket required)   Edaville Tid Bit: Book early, Santa VIP sells out VERY quickly! Edaville Elites save 20% off of the VIP Option! Christmas Trees will be for sale at the park!   Price & Times TBD Free Parking!   Date:  November 18th-January 1st, 2017 Time: Monday-Thursday 4:00 PM-8:00PM, Friday- Saturday 2:00 PM-9:00 PM & Sunday 2:00PM-8:00PM,  December Fridays & Saturdays 2:00 PM-9:30PM (Closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas) Cost Online Only (Save $3): Ages 4 & over $34.00, Ages 2, 3 & Seniors (60+) $29.00, Children under 2 are Free New Anytime Tickets/Gate Price: Ages 4 & over $37.00 Ages 2, 3 & Seniors (60+) $32.00 VIP Upgrade $ Buy now at: http://store.edaville.com/daily-admission   Money back guarantee! Restrictions apply. Please visit www.edaville.com for more information.   Edaville USA 5 Pine Street Carver, MA 02330 Phone: 508-866-8190 Email: info@edaville.com Website: www.edaville.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/EdavilleUSA Instagram: www.instagram.com/edavilleusa

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