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January 1, Friday - February 29, Monday VOLUNTEER WITH FRIENDS OF ROCKAWAY (Friends of Rockaway)
9am - 4pm at Rockaway, NY
None: None   Tickets: None

Friends of Rockaway needs volunteers for the winter months. We are a small non-profit that fomed after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Three years later, we are still out on the Rockaway Peninsula rebuilding homes. In 2016, we are looking to expand our reach to South Brooklyn as there are still people living in cold and hazardous situations from Hurricane Sandy damage. Since we started in 2012 we have built over 120 homes and have 60+ families on our waiting list.

Please sign-up to volunteer today at friendsofrockaway.org/volunteer/. Your thankless efforts will return families to safe and warm environments. If you cannot volunteer, please donate at friendsofrockaway.org/donation/. Your proceeds will help to purchase building materials for the 60 families still on our waiting list.

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January 28, Thursday - February 14, Sunday HENRY V (The Rogue and Peasant Players)
08:00 pm at Access Theater
Admission: $18   Tickets: http://rogueandpeasant.bpt.me/

"War is brewing in Europe. King Henry the fifth, newly on the throne, presses an ancient claim on France and leads his army onto mainland Europe. Surrounded by enemies both within and without, Henry must abandon the ways of his youth to become what his kingdom needs him to be."

The Rogue and Peasant Players present Henry V by William Shakespeare, directed by Kelly Monroe Johnston, featuring The Rogue and Peasant Players: Sarah Bonner, Tim Dowd, Dee Dee Popper, Alejandra Venancio, Malka Wallick & Brenna Yeary*. Also featuring Alyssa May Gold*, Elizabeth M Kelly*, Jess Milewicz & Adam Kee with apprentices Madeleine Escarne. 

January 28th-February 14th
Wednesdays through Saturdays - 8PM
Sundays at 2pm 
$18 
The Access Theater
380 Broadway New York, NY 10013

Equity Approved Showcase 
*These Actors and Stage Manager(s) are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

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February 4, Thursday - March 20, Sunday DOT (Vineyard Theatre)
at Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
Admission: $79   Tickets: 212-353-0303

DOT by Colman Domingo, directed by Susan Stroman with Colin Hanlon, Marjorie Johnson, Stephen Conrad Moore, Libya V. Pugh, Michael Rosen, Finnerty Steeves, Sharon Washington.

A storm’s always brewing when the Shealys get together for the holidays, but it’s never without a healthy dose of hilarity and familial love. This year is no different as mother Dotty and her three adult children face a new challenge, Dotty’s failing memory. As Dotty begins to navigate life with dementia, her children fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. A testament to the enduring bonds of family, this funny and moving new play by Colman Domingo (author of Vineyard’s A BOY AND HIS SOUL and Tony Award® nominee for his role in Vineyard’s production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS) grapples unforgettably with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of an inner city neighborhood. DOT is directed by Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman, who returns to The Vineyard after her ground-breaking work on THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS.

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February 4, Thursday - February 25, Thursday CARTER BURDEN GALLERY FEBRUARY EXHIBITION (Andrea & Associates)
6:00 PM at Carter Burden Gallery, 548 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10
None: Free

The Carter Burden Gallery in Chelsea, designed to give a voice to New York City’s re-emerging older professional artists, presents three new exhibitions: Recent Work in the east gallery featuring Betty McGeehan, Susan Newmark and Sumayyah Samaha, Paintings in the west gallery featuring Helen Iranyi, and On the Wall featuring Olivia Beens.

Recent Work displays sculptures, wall pieces, collages and abstract paintings. In Paintings, Helen Iranyi presents large acrylic paintings that are immersive explorations of color. Olivia Beens’ On The Wall large-scale installation is comprised of a painted scroll with collaged photographs and text.

The reception will be held February 4, 2016 from 6 – 8 PM.
The exhibition runs from February 4th through 25th,
 548 West 28th Street in New York City.

The Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm.
For more information, please visit www.carterburdengallery.org.

Check out the Gallery on Twitter @CBurdenGallery , Facebook Carter Burden Gallery and Instagram @carter_burden_gallery. 

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February 5, Friday - April 10, Sunday Making Soap the Hot Process Way (Bailey’s Café)
07:00 PM - 9:30 PM at 324 Malcolm X Blvd. Brooklyn, New York 11233
Admission: 125.00

Soap making is a traditional handcrafting method that is perfect for people interested in natural remedies and who have different types of skin conditions. 

Marshalla is the small business owner of www.bubblymoonnaturals.com a handcrafted natural soap and body product company. 

In this two 1/2 hour class you will be guided by a soap chef to learn how to create your own natural vegetable/vegan soap using the hot process method of saponification. 

You will learn why each ingredient is beneficial for your skin.

In order to participate, you must bring your own crock pot, pyrex gloves, safety goggles, face mask, a long sleeve shirt, jeans and comfortable shoes.

February 5th, March 4th, and April 1st

Fridays from 7:00-9:30 p.m

February 14th, March 13th and April 10th

Sundays from 11:00-2:30 p.m. 

$125

Bailey’s Cafe

324 Malcolm X Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11233

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February 6, Saturday - March 3, Thursday CYFEST NYC: PATTERNS OF THE MIND (THE WYE)
at The Rubelle and Norman Shafler Galleries, 200 Willoughby Ave
None: Free   Tickets: None

The era of a real :: virtual global series… CYFEST comes to NYC (Feb 2016) where CYLAND and Pratt Institute connect those engaged in the borderless, multidisciplinary, progressive movement redefining the intersection between Art :: Tech.

Digital networks provide the traditional means of communicating within a new borderless set of parameters, creating a whole new structure of collective consciousness where dynamic, self-assembling tribes can unify instantaneously. Enabled by digital catalysts, society has gone from local to national and from national to transnational tribal behavior and congregation. In this post-post-modern epoch, what defines one’s place in the virtual and the physical world is the ability to communicate convincingly reality or fantasy. Medium matters, but only up to a point, as a conduit for the message. 

CYFEST NYC: Patterns of the Mind enquires into the primacy and power of a creator’s message, in which any medium is only the tool used to carry it across.

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February 8, Monday - April 11, Monday Salman Rushdie, Laurie Anderson, and Other Luminaries Join Muldoon's Picnic at Irish Arts Center (Brooklyn Social Media)
7:30 PM at Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street, NY, NY 10019
Admission: $30 premium, $25 gen   Tickets: irishartscenter.org

“Okay, it's not actually a picnic but a music-and-literature extravaganza.” – Time Out New Yo rk

Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet, New Yorker Poetry Editor, and pop music lyricist Paul Muldoon returns for his fourth season of monthly words-and-music jamborees, joined by his house band Rogue Oliphant and always a stunning lineup of world-class special guests from the across the spectrum of music and literature.

Some of the most special and surprising moments in our season happen at the Picnic so book your tickets early for this “only in New York” experience.

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February 11, Thursday - February 14, Sunday Brooklyn Flair Showroom (Brooklyn Flair)
11am-7pm at 591 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
None: free to the public   Tickets: none

Greetings! Welcome to the Brooklyn Flair Showroom, “wear” creativity meets style!

Our mission is to make creativity stylish. This is a communal platform for merchants, artists, and healers to showcase their natural talents at the Brooklyn Flair Showroom. Our core collective of merchants are all Brooklyn residents and work well together to showcase the best that this diverse city has to offer right in the Lefferts Gardens corridor on Flatbush Avenue.

Our first debut at the Tafari Café space took place over the holiday season of 2015. We were able to attract over 500 guests from across the New York City Tri State area. It was such a success that we have decided to expand our Pop Up Shop into a Full Show Room. For 2016 we are expanding the vision to present a new series like none other that will incorporate live entertainment and informative workshops on a weekly basis. 

Attendees will be a culturally mixed group of men and women primarily between the ages of 25 and 60. They are educated consumers who are working, middle and upper income individuals. They are also health conscious with a general interest in multi cultural goods and services.

Each Week, YOU are invited to a showcase of original style for an eclectic shopping experience with the best local designers of Brooklyn, NY.  As we all know Brooklyn is a melting pot of cultural authenticity. At the Brooklyn Flair, we provide a variety of genuine hand crafted jewelry, home décor, hair/ health products and vintage flair to adorn your lifestyle. Our Showroom also offers a plethora of workshops and local entertainment that supports the charisma of Brooklyn. 

February, 11th - February 14th 2016

From 11am - 7pm

591 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 

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February 12, Friday - June 6, Monday BROOKLYN MUSEUM EXHIBITION "THIS PLACE" (Brooklyn Museum)
11:00 AM at Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Admission: $16, $10, Free

Starting this february, the Brooklyn Museum presents a unique exhibition: "This Place"

This Place explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers.

This Place features more than 600 photographs by Frédéric Brenner, Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, and Nick Waplington,

Between 2009 and 2012, the twelve artists spent extended periods in Israel and the West Bank, free to approach their subjects as they chose. While the exhibition presents twelve distinct perspectives, several key themes emerged, such as family, identity, home, and landscape and the environment. At the same time, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is impossible to ignore and leaves its mark on many of the images, often in ways that are not immediately apparent. 

The exhibition challenges viewers to go beyond the polarizing narratives and familiar images of the region found in mainstream media. The result is a deeply humanistic and nuanced examination that reminds us of the place of art, not as an illustration of conflict, but as a platform for raising questions and engaging viewers in a conversation.

Price : 16$ - 10$ - Free

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

February 12 – June 5  2016 at  11am

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February 16, Tuesday SITTING DOWN: STANDING STRONG (1199SEIU & The March on Washington Film Festival)
6PM at Martin Luther King Labor Center Auditorium, 310 W. 43rd St.
None: Free to the Public   Tickets: Register online for admittance

Celebrate unsung Civil Rights Icon, Claudette Colvin, who as a teen, was responsible for igniting the Montgomery Bus Boycotts by refusing to give up her seat for a white passenger - several months before Rosa Parks followed in her footsteps. Learn why Claudette became less than a footnote in history, while Ms. Parks became renowned as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.

Presented by the March on Washington Film Festival in partnership with 1199SEIU, Featuring Civil Rights icon and 1199SEIU member, CLAUDETTE COLVIN of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, in conversation with NY Times journalist, Jada F. Smith. Remarks from George Gresham, President 1199SEIU. Video Excerpt from Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings, 1954-56. Performance by dancer Adaku Utah and violinist Juliette Jones.

Discover one of the lost stories of the Civil Rights Movement and celebrate her courage and contribution to the African-American struggle for freedom and social justice. This event is FREE to the public, but you must register to receive admittance.  Join us for a reception at 5:30pm followed by the progam that starts at 6pm.

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February 17, Wednesday - August 7, Sunday BROOKLYN MUSEUM "AGITPROP" (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 curatorial 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. 

In total, more than fifty contemporary fusions of art and political action, involving hundreds of contributors, will be exhibited.

This dynamic and thought-provoking installation, on view from December 11, 2015, through August 7, 2016, features a full range of material, including photography and film, prints and banners, street actions and songs, and TV shows, social media, and performances. 

The term agitprop emerged from the Russian Revolution almost a hundred years ago, combining the words agitation and propaganda to describe art practices intended to incite social change. Connecting current creative practices with strategies from the early twentieth century, these projects show artists responding to the pressing questions of their day and seeking to motivate broad, diverse audiences. 

Unfolding in three waves, Agitprop! kicked off on December 11 with five case studies in early agitprop and twenty contemporary art projects selected by the Sackler Center staff. The second wave opens on February 17 with selections by the first round of contemporary participants; this second group will invite a final round of artists, whose work will be incorporated on April 6. Second wave artists include Amnesty International and El Zeft , Andrew Tider and Jeff Greenspan , David Brower and Jerry Mander. 

Price : $16 - $10 - free

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

December 11, 2015– August 7, 2016 at 11AM
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor 

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February 18, Thursday - February 21, Sunday Ben Allison Group (Jazz at Lincoln Center)
7:30pm 9pm at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola 10 Columbus Circ, New York, NY 10019
Admission: $30 - $45   Tickets: Reserve by phone (212-258-9595) or at the box office after 6:00pm

Bassist Ben Allison is an adventurous and versatile composer, comfortable in many instrumental groupings.

Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves, and hummable melodies, Allison draws from jazz, rock, folk, 20th century classical, and various world music traditions, blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole. 

The band includes Steve Cardenas, Allison Miller, and Jeremy Pelt, each of them a prominent band leader, composer, and regular cohort of Allison’s. Music fans looking for something totally unique yet accessible will find these sets particularly rewarding.

February 18th - February 21st at 7:30PM and 9PM

Thursday and Friday $40

Saturday  $45

Sunday $35

Student thursday, friday, saturday, sunday $30 (9:30pm only)

 Reserve by phone at 212-258-9595

Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola 10 Columbus Circ, New York, NY 10019

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February 18, Thursday - February 26, Friday WINTER FILM AWARDS INDIE FILM FESTIVAL – Feb 18-26 NYC #WFA2016 #WFASoDiverse (Winter Film Awards)
All Day at Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street, New York NY 10003
Admission: 0-15   Tickets: http://www.eventcombo.com/saroosh/event_page.cfm?EventID=23386

Winter Film Awards 5th annual INDIE FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 18-26 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 86 films by emerging filmmakers from 26 countries. 

Free discussion Panels — $5 Animation afternoon —Bloody Thursday all horror all day — daily screenings of fantastic films and free parties every night.

Hollywood might ignore women and people of color, but Winter Film Awards celebrates everyone! #WFA2016 #WFASoDiverse

Among the 86 Official Selections to be screened at Cinema Village in the heart of Greenwich Village (22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003), is a diverse mixture of 12 documentaries, 34 shorts, 10 narrative features, 9 animations, 7 music videos, 9 horror films and 5 web series, including 8 student films, 36 female directors, 40% of films by people of color and representation from 26 countries. 43% of accepted films pass the "Bechdel Test". The majority of the films were made for a budget under $50,000.

* Tickets on sale now! * Screenings each night and all weekend $10 in advance, $15 at the door ($5 w/Student ID) Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for tickets, schedule and details.

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February 20, Saturday February Bronx Rising! Bronx Blues: A Tribute to Reverend Gary Davis (Bronx Music Heritage Center)
07:00 PM at 1303 Louis Nine Blvd., Bronx, NY 10459
None: FREE

Celebrate Black History Month with a tribute to Reverend Gary Davis, the blues/gospel singer from North Carolina who once called the Bronx his home. Davis inspired Dave Van Ronk, Rory Block, David Bromberg, Jorma Kaukonen, Bob Weir, and many other leaders of the folk movement during the 1960's, as they often traveled to the Bronx to learn his music. 

Harlem Street Singer (2013) is the first-ever film to tell the little-known story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great ragtime and gospel musician. Tracing his journey from the tobacco warehouses of the rural south to the streets of Harlem, the film is a revealing portrait of an artist who impacted the musical landscape of folk music and endeared himself to musicians such as Pete Seeger, Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, David Bromberg, Bob Dylan and countless others.

Gospel vocalist and songwriter Monica Hope is the daughter of renowned jazz legends Elmo and Bertha Hope, and has performed nationwide. 

February 20th 

7:00 p.m. - Screening of Harlem Street Singer (2013) 

8:30 p.m. - Performance, Monica Hope and Solomon Hicks 

1303 Louis Nine Blvd., Bronx, NY 10459

price : free

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February 20, Saturday - February 21, Sunday DIMENSIONS (Blue Pearl Theatrics)
7:00 pm - 9: at The Bridge Theater
Admission: $20   Tickets: http://dimensionsplay.eventbrite.com/

10 one act plays, awesome talent, free food and wine!
Come join us on February 20th and 21st for fun, food, and NY theater! 

Purchase tickets at: http://dimensionsplay.eventbrite.com/

Stay connected! Visit us online at-
www.bluepearltheatrics.com
instagram.com/bluepearltheatrics
twitter.com/bptheatrics

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February 23, Tuesday - February 28, Sunday UNVEILING, ABORTIVE, EMBERS (Invisible Girls Theatre Co.)
at TBG Theater, 312 W 36 Street
Admission: $15-20   Tickets: Online or At the Door

Invisible Girls Theatre Co. presents three plays: Embers by Samuel Beckett, Unveiling by Václav Havel, and Abortive by Caryl Churchill. 

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March 2, Wednesday - March 13, Sunday Shen Yun Performing Arts – 2016 Tour (Shen Yun Promotions International)
7:30PM, 2:30 at The David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza New York
Admission: $80-$300   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Embark on an extraordinary journey through 5,000 years of Chinese civilization!

From ancient dynasties to modern day, inspiring stories and celebrated legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a unique East-West orchestra, dazzling costumes, and animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world.  Experience the wonder of authentic Chinese culture.

March 2nd - March 13th at 1:30PM - 2:30PM - 7:30PM

The David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza New York

Price : from $80 to $300

For tickets call 800-818-2393 or email ticketing@sy-pi.org 

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March 3, Thursday - March 31, Thursday Housing Works Best of Spring (Housing Works)
12:00 pm at Housing Works Thrift Shops
None: Free

Housing Works’ annual Best of Spring shopping event will be taking place throughout the month of March at all 12 of the non-profit organization’s New York City thrift shops.

Explore a wide array of coveted designer items and this season’s best deals in fashion, furniture, art and home goods, which will all be available at 40%-80% off retail price.

WHEN AND WHERE:

shophousingworks.org
Thu, Mar 3 – until the goods are gone!

Soho, 130 Crosby St.
Sat, Mar 5 12-8pm

Upper East, 202 East 77th St.
Tue, Mar 8 5-8pm

Brooklyn Heights, 122 Montague St.
Thu, Mar 10 5-8pm

West Village, 245 West 10th St.
Sat, Mar 12 12-8pm

Columbus & 74th, 306 Columbus Ave.
Tue, Mar 15 5-8pm

Hell’s Kitchen, 730-732 9th Ave.
Thu, Mar 17 5-8pm

Yorkville, 1730 Second Ave. at 90th St.
Sat, Mar 19 12-8pm

Gramercy, Thursday, 157 East 23rd St.
Tue, Mar 22 5-8pm

Broadway & 96th, 2659 Broadway between 96th and 97th. 
Thu, Mar 24 5-8pm

Park Slope, 266 5th Ave. 
Sat, Mar 26 12-8pm

Tribeca, 119 Chambers St., (between W. Broadway & Church)
Tue, Mar 29 5-8pm

Chelsea, 143 W. 17th St.
Thu, Mar 31 5-8pm

Entrance to the sale is free, however, members will be granted early access. 

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March 10, Thursday - March 19, Saturday GHOSTS APPEARING THROUGH THE SOUND: AN ABBEY LINCOLN TRIBUTE (WOW Cafe Theater)
7:00pm at WOW Cafe Theater, 59-61 E 4th st, 4th fl, New York, NY 10003
Admission: $10/$15/$20   Tickets: http://kosi-sings.com/abbey-lincoln-tribute

Celebrating the life, the philosophy, the music, and the magic of Abbey Lincoln: jazz singer-songwriter, actress, civil rights activist, and outspoken black woman, with an evening of music, poetry, and invocation.

For two weekends in March, up and coming jazz singer-songwriter Kosi, accompanied by a five-piece band of world class musicians, will be performing a tribute to recently departed jazz icon Abbey Lincoln at the WOW Cafe Theater in New York City. This tribute, called Ghosts Appearing through the Sound, will feature original interpretations of the musical compositions, lyrics, and poetry of Abbey Lincoln, in addition to some more contemporary compositions to which Kosi has lent her lyrics.

Celebrate jazz herstory with us!
Kosi - vocals
Brendon Biagi - sax
Aron Marchak - guitar 
Christopher Hall - bass 
Isaiah Pierce - drums

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March 20, Sunday Support Palestine: Join the March 20 National March in D.C. (Al-Awda, The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition and the A)
Noon at White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington , DC 20500 United States
Donation: Free

On Sunday, March 20, 2016, there will be a major National March on Washington, D.C., to support Palestine and the Palestinian people. Stand with Palestine, say NO to the racist reign of terror and the Apartheid Wall, and say YES to the right of Palestinian refugees to return home.

Buses are being reserved and organized. Transportation centers are being set up in cities up and down the East Coast and in the Midwest. We expect people from every region to descend on Washington, D.C.

The National March and Rally is timed to coincide with the opening of the AIPAC Convention in downtown Washington, D.C. We will gather in front of the White House for a rally at 12 Noon. At 1:00 pm we will march to the D.C. Convention Center, the site of the AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee) conference.

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June 25, Saturday GENERATION BRIDGE SUMMER WHITE BALL (Soul Night Events)
04:00 PM at Manhattan, New York
Admission: $40-$1500   Tickets: https://squareup.com/market/soul-night-events?square_lead=button

Come out and mingle at this hot New York party in the middle of Manhattan! Tickets are limited, so reserve early. Only t he best in contemporary music hits; an eclectic mix of Reggae, Soca and Makossa, thumping tracks from hip hop and R&B jams, and glittery pop gems.

Our DJs playlist will actually cause you to explode into pure joy and body-moving ecstasy. Enjoy a cocktail, and munch some tasty light hors d'oeuvres. You will be among friends so let's kick of Summer 2016 celebrating. Hope you can join us! Tickets are available at a discount now through www.soulnightevents.com. If you wish to share with friends: #GBWParty

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