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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July 11, Friday - August 2, Saturday Trilogy: An Opera Company announces "FEST TRILOGY III" 2014 Summer Festival Schedule (Trilogy: An Opera Company)
7:00 PM at Science Theater, 260 Norfolk Street, Newark, NJ
Donation: Free to the Public   Tickets: None required

On Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 7 p.m at Science Theater (260 Norfolk Street, Newark, NJ) Trilogy: An Opera Company (TAOC) will open its 2014 Summer Festival, "FEST TRILOGY III". The festival features the work of Black composers and performing artists in seven productions on subject matter reflective of the Black experience. The festival will kick off with a presentation of choral music by African American composers performed by TAOC Chor Ensemble, Trilogy's resident chorus. The festival will conclude on August 2nd, 2014 at Central Theater (246 18th Avenue, Newark, NJ) with "The Mask in the Mirror", a chamber opera in three acts by Richard Thompson.

The piece explores controversial aspects of the life of prolific African American writer Paul Laurence Dunbar. Trilogy is one of the few companies in America that focuses its artistic efforts on heroes, heroines and historical events from the experience of Black Americans.  Through the music of Black composers, Trilogy tells the compelling and important stories of the Black community that continue to permeate the fabric of American culture.

In addition to FEST TRILOGY III, the 2014 season will include the U.S. premiere of "Robeson", the first opera ever on the life of the legendary Paul Robeson, on Sunday, November 23rd at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC); and a new children's opera, "The Bird That Wants to Fly" by Michael Raphael. 

Performance Schedule:

    • July 11th - TAOC Chor Ensemble, Science Theater Saturday 

    • July 12th - Newark City Ballet, Science Theater Wednesday 

    • July 16th - "Robeson" Concert Version, Branch Brook Park (dress in white)

    • July 25th - "An Evening with Tuffus Zimbabwe", Science Theater Saturday,         

    • July 26th - "Papa Doc" & "Ode to Trayvon", Science Theater Saturday, 

    • August 2nd - "The Mask in the Mirror", Central Theater

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July 12, Saturday - August 16, Saturday World Skateboarding Rider Cup Team Championship (World Skateboarding Grand Prix)
12 Noon at LES Skatepark, 62 Pike St, NYC, NY-see details for following
None: Free

The Rider Cup Team Skateboarding Championship will be held in New York City's five boroughs this summer: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. The New York City Rider Cup will take place over a six week period every Saturday beginning July 12, with the Finals held August 16 at Lower East Side Skatepark in Manhattan. Local skateboarders will form teams to represent their boroughs and compete in a jam format contest for a shot at a $10,000 cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to compete in the World Skateboarding Rider Cup championships during the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup. The Rider Cup Team Skateboarding Championship will be held in New York City's five boroughs this summer: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

  • The New York City Rider Cup will take place over a six week period every Saturday beginning July 12, with the Finals held August 16 at Lower East Side Skatepark in Manhattan. Local skateboarders will form teams to represent their boroughs and compete in a jam format contest for a shot at a $10,000 cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to compete in the World Skateboarding Rider Cup championships during the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup.
  • Saturday, July 12, 2014: Manhattan Qualifier at LES Skatepark 62 Pike St, New York, NY 10002 12pm
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014: Bronx Qualifier at River Ave Skatepark 108 East 157th Street, The Bronx, NY 10am
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014: Brooklyn Qualifier at McCarren Skatepark Bayard St, New York, NY 11222 12pm Saturday, August 2, 2014: Queens Qualifier at Astoria Skatepark Hoyt Ave. at 19th St 11102 12pm Saturday, August 9, 2014: Staten Island Qualifier at 5050 Skatepark 354 Front St, Staten Island, NY 10304 12pm Saturday, August 16, 2014: NYC Final at LES Skatepark 62 Pike St, New York, NY 10002  12pm

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July 12, Saturday - August 16, Saturday World Skateboarding Rider Cup Team Championship (Lee and London PR)
12 Noon at LES Skatepark, 62 Pike St, NYC, NY-see details for following
None: Free

  • The Rider Cup Team Skateboarding Championship will be held in New York City's five boroughs this summer: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. The New York City Rider Cup will take place over a six week period every Saturday beginning July 12, with the Finals held August 16 at Lower East Side Skatepark in Manhattan. Local skateboarders will form teams to represent their boroughs and compete in a jam format contest for a shot at a $10,000 cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to compete in the World Skateboarding Rider Cup championships during the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup. 
  • Saturday, July 12, 2014, 12pm: Manhattan Qualifier at LES Skatepark 62 Pike St, New York, NY 10002
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10am: Bronx Qualifier at River Ave Skatepark:108 East 157th Street, The Bronx, NY
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12pm: Brooklyn Qualifier at McCarren Skatepark:Bayard St, New York, NY 11222
  • Saturday, August 2, 2014, 12pm: Queens Qualifier at Astoria Skatepark:Hoyt Ave. at 19th St 11102
  • Saturday, August 9, 2014, 12pm: Staten Island Qualifier at 5050 Skatepark:354 Front St, Staten Island, NY 10304
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014,12pm: NYC Final at LES Skatepark:62 Pike St, New York, NY 10002 

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August 5, Tuesday - August 16, Saturday Summer Highlights II (New Century Artists, Inc. is a not-for-profit arts organizat)
11:00 AM at New Century Artists, 530 West 25th Street, NY,NY. 100111
None: Free to the public

Art exhibition debuts all-collaborative paintings of American artist Linda Storm and Cuban artist Pablo Perea, who combi ne their cultures on canvas into surreal landscapes. Other artists include Jane Atlas, Barbara Cuthel, Rodney Hawkins, Arlene Horton, Israel Marañón de Pablo.

  • The opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 9 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  
  • Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The exhibition will reveal cultural and artistic diversity revealed in abstract, representational, and surreal styles created with watercolor, acrylic and pastel. 

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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 9, Saturday - August 10, Sunday 2014 Long Island Blues Festival at Freeport, NY (The Long Island Blues Relief Fund)
1:00 pm at Cow Meadow Park & Preserve
Donation: $35   Tickets: Online

The 2014 Long Island Blues Festival At Freeport, NY is a blues music festival hosted by the Long Island Blues Relief Fund. This year's event will be fundraising money to benefit Long Islanders that are still in disarray from Hurricane Sandy. We are asking you to join us for a great cause and some great music.

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August 15, Friday C'mon, Get Happy! ()
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street, NYC
Donation: Free;2 Drink Minimum   Tickets: http://www.theduplex.com/~thedup/webcalendar/month.php?date=20140801

Join Lisa Hancock and Cedric Jones for an evening of inspirational pop, standards and show tunes. There is no cover, but all donations go to the 2014 BRAKING AIDS® RIDE, which benefits Housing Works.

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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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