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 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 16, Thursday - June 5, Friday South Street Seaport Museum announces Expansion of Mini-Mates Program (Michelle Tabnick Communications)
10am at South Street Seaport Museum
Admission: $200   Tickets: https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/education/families-and-visitors/

South Street Seaport Museum begins a new Spring Session of the Mini Mates Program with an expanded schedule. Classes wil l be offered on two different days in order to minimize class size while allowing more families to participate. Families can sign up for Thursdays or Fridays, as both days will offer the same program. This program, aimed at children ages 18 months to 4 years and their parents or caregivers, is designed to encourage adults to engage in fun and educational activities with their children while guided by a Museum Educator.

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May 9, Saturday Affinity Health Plan's 2015 Spring Fling (Affinity Health Plan)
12:00 pm at St. Albans Memorial Park
None: Free to public   Tickets: http://www.affinityplan.org/csc_map.aspx

Affinity Health Plan, with Senator Leroy Comrie and Council Member Daneek Miller, present the 14th Annual Spring Fling & amp; Family Fun Day, Tickets are available at your local Affinity Retail Store.  Activities: Rides, carnival games, arts & crafts Face painting, photo station Music, live entertainment Zumba classes Health pavilion (includes health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations and health tips) Other age appropriate activities and more

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May 10, Sunday - May 17, Sunday Mothers Day Wellness Retreat (The Sisters Upper Room)
5:00pm at Lake Harmony, Poconos, Pa
Admission: $300 per person   Tickets: https://eventbrite.com/event/16657169041/

3-Day Mothers Day Wellness Retreat Two sessions May 10 -13,  2015 & May 14-17, 2015 Includes 3 overnights, 5 ho listic meals, holistic therapies, shifa healing circles, 4 wellness workshops of your choice, Guest speaker for financial planning workshop, Security Awareness tips for women and lots of relaxation and fun. A Healing Experience Just for You!!!   To attend, 50% deposit required in advance total balance due by 5/01/15, for more info and to register please contact: Jamila Ali, WHNP BC MSN 917 689-7890 or email jali@thesistersupperroom.com ***RSVP before May 1, 2015***transportation not included

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May 16, Saturday Eddie Palmieri’s Latin Jazz Septet (Michelle Tabnick Communications)
8 PM at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 2900 Campus
None: 30   Tickets: http://www.brooklyncenter.org/buy-tickets/calendar-of-events/view/Eddie-Palmieri

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 60th Anniversary Season with a concert by Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri, performing with his Latin Jazz Septet on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8pm. Dubbed “the Latin Thelonius Monk” by famed jazz photographer Lee Tanner, Eddie Palmieri leads his septet with charismatic power and bold innovative drive. Tickets are $30-40 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

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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 18, Monday (Athena Theatre)
8PM at Theatre Row
Admission: $18   Tickets: https://www.telecharge.com/FindTickets.aspx?ProductId=10816

“Athena Writes” a ten-minute play festival An evening of ten-minute plays developed through Athena Theatre&r squo;s playwright group inspired by this year’s theme “Undiscovered Inhibitions.”

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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 21, Thursday - May 23, Saturday BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance presents The Mantises Are Flipping W.3 (Michelle Tabnick Communications)
8pm at St. Marks Church, 131 E. 10th St., New York, NY 10003
Admission: $20   Tickets: http://bodystoriesfellion.org

 Teresa Fellion Dance presents The Mantises Are Flipping W.3 as part of the DANCE: Access series* at Danspace Project.  Derived from Teresa Fellion’s original solo work, Mantises utilizes contrasting movement qualities, while creating polyrhythmic movement where the upper and lower body performs separate dynamics and rhythms. With Fellion’s direction, the company dancers are investigating themes including: the nature of opposites, “sanity versus insanity”, the effects of sound on the body both internally and externally, and the changing psychological states of several individuals in a thread of isolation. 

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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 10, Wednesday - June 24, Wednesday THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (American Sephardi Federation at The Center for Jewish Histor)
3pm at Center for Jewish History
Admission: $26 - $36   Tickets: asfmerchant.bpt.me

The CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY (15 W 16th St New York, NY 10011) presents: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare June 10th at 3pm (preview), 14th at 7pm (Opening), 22nd and 24th at 8pm The lead role of Shylock will be played by international Actor and Baritone David Serero. This production made by the American Sephardi Federation will be done in Sephardi style featuring Ladino Music Songs. Please watch our trailer: https://youtu.be/leghp8Ii0pk

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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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August 8, Saturday - August 9, Sunday Putnam County Wine & Food Fest (Putnam County Wine & Food Fest)
11:00 AM at Beaver Creek Farm 683 Route 311, Patterson, NY
Admission: $10.00-$175.00   Tickets: At the gate or website

The two-day outdoor event will showcase some of New York's most renowned wine and spirit producers. The festival als o includes distillers, a beer garden, food trucks, local and international artists, and live music for the whole family. Attendees may also take Metro-North’s Harlem Line to the Patterson Station to connect with free shuttle buses to and from the Wine Fest, making the commute from New York City and neighboring towns a breeze. For more information contact, 800-557-4185, ext 9 and www.putnamcountywinefest.com

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