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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 9, Thursday - April 19, Sunday TRUCE, a Futuristic Musical for Peace by Gene Ruffini; Music by Barney Griffin; Directed by Elizabeth Ruf (Theater for the New City)
Thursdays, F at Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave. @ 10th St., Manhattan
Admission: $15/10 Studnt/Senior   Tickets: Reservations at 212-254-1109 or online (see web link)

As we celebrate the recent 100th Anniversary of the World War I Christmas Truce of 1914, "TRUCE, a Futuristic Music al for Peace," asks the question: Might we find lasting peace 50 years from now on a battlefield in the jungle of Brazil?

This multimedia production opens with a colorful explosion of Brazilian song, dance, and capoeira. The plot follows its diverse cast of characters – activists, soldiers, polititians, media moguls, orishas, an evangelist, and even Christ and the Pope (now a Southeast Asian woman) – around the globe.   

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April 11, Saturday - April 26, Sunday The Human Condition Exhibition (Westbeth Gallery)
1pm-6pm at Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014
Admission: free   Tickets: none

8 artists examine the day-to-day existence of the 21st century human via innovative figurative artwork. These artists examine contemporary society’s influence in shaping who we have become and how we perceive each other and ourselves.  Heather Cox, Daniel Mirer, Karla Carballar, Charles Yuen, Margaret Murphy, Davide Cantoni, Toni Thomas, and Diana Jensen.

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April 13, Monday - June 11, Thursday Spring After School Workshops Start at Beam (Beam Center)
4:00 PM at Beam Center, 60 Sackett Street Brooklyn, NY
Admission: 360   Tickets: http://beamcenter.org/workshops

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES IN IMAGINATION, TECHNOLOGY, & CRAFT  For kids in 2nd through 8th grades  New 8-wee k workshops starting April 13  In ceramics, bookmaking, robots, coding, woodworking, and much more. TIME: Inventgenuity Workshops run from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday; Beam Center is open to kids from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on those days. Snack is provided and early arrivals have a chance to do homework. 

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April 18, Saturday - April 25, Saturday Filmideo (Index Art Center)
6 PM at 237 Washington St Newark, NJ 07102
Donation: Donation   Tickets: None

Newark "FILMIDEO" 10th annual film and video screenings. Filmideo is a yearly event that celebrates the great diversity and work of independent filmmakers and video artists both nationally and from around the globe. For an entire month, Index Art Gallery transforms its gallery space into a screening theater, where artist’s works are projected onto a 10’x10’ screen. This event is free and open to the public.

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April 22, Wednesday Celebrating Armenian Culture: "The River Ran Red" by J. Michael Hagopian + Short Films by Emerging Armenian Filmmakers (Alwan for the Arts, 3rd i NY)
7:00 PM at Alwan for the Arts
Admission: $5-10 suggested   Tickets: At the Door

CELEBRATING ARMENIAN CULTURE Documentary Feature THE RIVER RAN RED by J. Michael Hagopian Documentary | 2009 | United States | 60 mins Short Films Program FOUR WALLS (04:25) & THE JAILOR by Anahid Yahjian (03:15)

A special series showcasing the enduring arts and culture of the Armenians, who share a collective tragedy, and who have become an integral part and active voice in the tapestry of world cultures, specifically that of the Middle East and the Arab world, where distinct and complex Armenian communities have taken root and been nourished over the last century. 

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April 24, Friday Harpeth Rising (Harpeth Rising)
7:30 PM at Spiral Sounds Concerts
Admission: $20 Suggested   Tickets: spiralsoundconcerts@gmail.com

Since their formation in 2009, Harpeth Rising has been building a reputation by breaking down musical boundaries with violin, banjo, cello, foot percussion, and powerful, three-part vocals.  The classically trained group released their fourth album, 'Tales From Jackson Bridge,' in October of 2013, which reached No. 6 on the Folk DJ Charts the same month and No. 15 on the EuroAmericana Charts the following March. 

The album has been named on the Americana Radio Top Five Most Added List, the Roots Music Report's Top Forty, Alternate Root's Top Ten Songs of the Week, and Amazon's Top Twenty Hot New Releases in Roots Rock.

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May 1, Friday - May 4, Monday Women Doing It Big Conference & Expo (Women Doing It Big)
08:00 AM at Culinary Conference Center
Admission: $97-$249   Tickets: Website

WOMEN DOING IT BIG CONFERENCE & EXPO IS BACK! The EPIC 4 day event will be everything you've expected plus more that's filled with excitement, enlightenment and fulfillment for women! Join us in Jersey City, NJ @ The Culinary Conference Center.  

DAY 1: May 1, 2015- Ladies Night Pre- Event Pajama Party
DAY 2: May 2, 2015- "Power of You" Celebrity Master Classes
DAY 3: May 3, 2015- "Mind, Body & Spirit" Gospel Brunch & Concert
DAY 4: May 4, 2015- "Relax, Renew & Reboot" Spa Day (*at off-site location, NYC Spa Castle)

GUESTS & ATTENDEES INCLUDE:
-Author, Teri Woods
-Finance & Bankruptcy Advisor, Dr. Teresa R. Martin
-Radio Host, Angela Yee 
-Health & Fitness Coach, Vanessa Cunningham 
-"Preacher's of LA's", Myesha Chaney -Celebrity Acting Coach, Marishka Phillips 
-Miss Jessie's Creator, Miko Branch 
 

Visit WDIBexpo.org for more info and/or contact info@tianavonjohnson.comor call 917-652-1371 TODAY!

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May 1, Friday - May 3, Sunday Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst (Artrider)
10:00 AM at Lyndhurst
Admission: $12   Tickets: At the Door

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, May 1, 2, 3, showcases over 300 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country selling their exciting contemporary creations and is a celebration of all things handmade.

A full day art and shopping experience for the entire family including live music, kids activities, delicious gourmet foods and concessions, a sculpture garden, hands-on demonstrations, an interactive musical experience and more at Westchester’s favorite out-of-the-box shopping experience.

Weekend pass $12; seniors $11; kids 6-16 $4, under 6 free. Rain or shine. No pets allowed. Visit www.artrider.com for discount coupons, group rates and more information.

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May 1, Friday The Highliners (The Highliners Jazz Quintet)
6:00 PM at The Shrine; 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, NYC 10030
None: Free To The Public   Tickets: At the Door

Melissa Fogarty, Vocals Debra Kreisberg, Alto Saxophone  Steve Newman, Piano Ian Hutchison, Bass Mark Farnsworth, Drums Jazz is chamber music, and May is Chamber Music America's National Chamber Music Month! For the first of two shows in partnership with National Chamber Music Month, The Highliners return to the funky Harlem venue, The Shrine. Excellent food, drinks and atmosphere. 

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May 16, Saturday 9th ANNUAL DANCE PARADE & FESTIVAL (Dance Parade Inc.)
at 21st Broadway New York, NY
None: Free to the Public

Now into its 9th Year, Dance Parade New York has become the world's largest event to celebrate the diversity of danc e. The word is out. The energy is building. Over 10,000 dancers will celebrate more than 75 styles of dance and culture.

On May 16th 2015, Dance Parade will explode down Broadway in the heart of Manhattan, sashay through Union Square and leap across Saint Marks Place. Never seen before dance genres and choreography that highlight the human experience -- 75 styles, everything from Ballet to Breakdance, Two-step to Dub-Step and African to Zydeco--all in dazzling outfits, with live bands, djs and decorated floats. 

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May 20, Wednesday The Highliners (The Highliners Jazz Quintet)
8:00 PM at Tomi Jazz 239 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
None: Free To The Public   Tickets: At the Door

 The Highliners is a new jazz quintet dedicated to exploring a wide range of material, from the American Song Book to deep-cut classic jazz, and innovative spins on classic rock.  Founded by vocalist Melissa Fogarty and saxophonist Debra Kreisberg, The Highliners' creative direction reflects its members’ individual roots in Latin, klezmer, funk, rock, opera and beyond, and cultivates an original perspective on vintage repertoire, while also dissolving traditional boundaries.

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May 22, Friday - May 23, Saturday Afrodreamfest Music Concert 2015 NYC - May 22 & 23 (Dreamweavers Entertainment)
8:00 PM at Meridian 23 and Silvana, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: 10   Tickets: https://afrodreamfestnyc2015.eventbrite.com/

AfroDreamFest is an annual touring concert that celebrates and promotes neo Afro-fusion genres of music from the African continent in the diaspora to celebrate African Liberation Day on May 25.  Featuring Afrobeat band Laolu and The Afromysterics, Afrosoul/folk artist TOSINGER, AfroRnB artist OgaSilachi , Afro Jazz Artist Eli Fola and Ayanbinrin Tosin - Africa's foremost female Talking Drummer. GET YOUR EARLY BIRD PRICED TICKETS OF $10 only!!!

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May 22, Friday Homage to Tango (Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc)
7:00pm at Symphony Space
Admission: advance $25   Tickets: https://tickets.symphonyspace.org/public/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=11

PAMAR Presents: HOMAGE TO TANGO Sir N. Antonio Peruch, classical concert accordion, Polly Ferman, piano, and the&nb sp;Vaughan String Quartet perform tangos of Argentinean composers Daniel Binelli and Astor Piazzolla. Sir Antonio will launch two CDs recorded with Polly Ferman, pianist and music director, and with the Camerata Romeu string orchestra conducted by Zenaida Romeu-Homage to Tango: The Music of Daniel Binelli (the first recording completely dedicated to Daniel Binelli's compositions)-and Loving: The Tango of Astor Piazzolla

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June 20, Saturday - June 21, Sunday GENERATION BRIDGE SUMMER WHITE BALL (Soul Night Events)
6:30 PM at Jazz Room at the General 199 Bowery
Admission: $50 - $350   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Culture hounds it is that time of the year! Expect crazy music and an even crazier crowd of you, your closest mates, an ice cold beer, bourbon on the rocks or garden inspired cocktail.

This formidable combination is a night to celebrate the awesome contributions made by outstanding individuals with other soulful New Yorkers. See you there!

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July 7, Tuesday - July 28, Tuesday Arts in the Park (Cultural Collaborative Jamaica)
10:00 AM at Rufus King Park
None: Free

A FREE summer series located in Rufus King Park designed for children, (k-6) to see professional performances by local and national artists. Attendees consists of counselors, children from daycare centers, summer camps, family courts, afterschool programs and parents with small children. Each performance takes place every Tuesday at 10:00 AM beginning in July. 

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