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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February 17, Wednesday - August 7, Sunday BROOKLYN MUSEUM (Brooklyn Museum)
11:00 AM at Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Admission: $16, $10, Free

 Presented by the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Agitprop! explores the legacy and continued power of politically engaged art. Agitprop!’s unique  method invites contemporary artists to select the exhibition’s content, thereby opening up the process to reflect multiple perspectives and positions. 

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April 14, Thursday - July 31, Sunday City Parks Foundation Presents: Little Red’s Hood (CityParks Foundation)
10:30 AM* at Swedish Cottage, 81st Street and Central Park West
Admission: $7-12   Tickets: Online or at the door when available

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the celebrated tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids.  Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Little Red’s Hood is written and directed by Liam Hurley. 

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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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May 27, Friday - August 26, Friday Seminar: Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (Marxist Education Project)
06:00 PM at The Brooklyn Commons
Donation: None-$140   Tickets: At the door.

Hegel studies continue at the Brooklyn Commons with a 14-week course in Hegel's work, "Phenomenology of Spirit".  Discussions will include Hegel’s view on history, the history of philosophy, and much more. Russell Dale will be teaching the course at the Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, starting Friday, May 27th at 6 PM. 

**Prices are on a sliding scale, click on more info for details**

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May 28, Saturday - July 24, Sunday Life is But a Dream (The Immersive Project)
1:00 PM at Governor's Island- Nolan Park, House #7A
None: Free   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Life is But a Dream takes place in a whimsical two-story house that we have transformed into a childlike dream. There is a room sized blanket fort, a room where painting on the walls is encouraged, a star-filled room, and much more! In each room you will encounter a memory, and be brought into a poignant moment from a childhood experience. Fun for the whole family! 

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June 16, Thursday - August 11, Thursday Free PopFit Kids Class Every Thursday at 'Summer in the Square' (PopFit Kids)
3:00 PM at Union Square
Admission: Free To The Public   Tickets: None

PopFit Kids is holding free classes every Thursday at “Summer in the Square” in Union Square. Led by a team of certified fitness experts, the PopFit Kids curriculum inspires MOVEment while engaging children on the fundamentals of fitness. 

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July 5, Tuesday - August 25, Thursday CITY PARKS FOUNDATION KICKS-OFF FREE SUMMER SPORTS PROGRAMS FOR NYC YOUTH (CityParks Foundation)
1 PM at Various NYC Parks
None: FREE

The City Parks Foundation kicks off its 2016 Summer Sports Program for young people. The program concludes mid-to-late August, depending on the sport. City Parks Foundation provides over 14,000 New York City children free tennis, golf, soccer, track & field and fitness instruction including free use of equipment in nearly 60 locations citywide. 

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July 7, Thursday - July 31, Sunday Free Life Coaching Sessions (Leadership That Works)
n/a at Telephone ONLY
Admission: Free to the Public   Tickets: None

The students of Coaching for Transformation, a Professional Coaching Certification Program are pleased to offer 3 months of professional coaching services, free of charge. Over 3 months a coach helps explore challenges, options and ways of working. Coaching helps break through internal barriers by noticing where you stop yourself, and by taking actions consistent with your vision and goals. You choose the focus.

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July 8, Friday - August 12, Friday SummerSTARZ free family movie nights (Town Square Inc.)
8:00 PM at Transmitter Park
Admission: FREE

6 wonderful Friday nights are planned for Transmitter Park on the gorgeous Greenpoint waterfront!  Bring a picnic blanket, friends & family.  Come early and have an awesome time!   The first movie night is Friday, July 8th, featuring KUNG FU PANDA 3.  

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July 8, Friday - July 23, Saturday Hyperbolic! The Last Spectacle (Monstah Black)
7:30pm at 161A Chrystie Street, NYC, NY, 10002
Admission: $19, $22, $15   Tickets: www.dixonplace.org

The brainchild of WBAI's Monstah Black, Hyperbolic! The Last Spectacle uses music, dance, theater & fashion as main ingredients for sensual feast! It imagines the very last party on earth. The speactacular, musical noir evening of post-apocalyptic pretty-glam gore, oozes sensual debauchery, greed, disgust, mistrust, & laughter.

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July 12, Tuesday - August 19, Friday CITY PARKS FOUNDATION’S “GET UP & GO!” PROGRAM (CityParks Foundation)
9:30 AM at Various Parks in NYC
None: FREE   Tickets: None

This summer, City Parks Foundation is once again offering its educational, multi-sport fitness program designed to get children, ages six to 10, active in their local parks.  The “Get Up & Go!” program will take place twice a week from July 12 to August 19, 2016.  For more information about the program and to register, please visit

http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/kids-fitness/.

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July 12, Tuesday - July 28, Thursday Summer Dance (National Museum of the American Indian)
11 AM at National Museum of the American Indian- George Gustav Heye
Admission: Free   Tickets: None

Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance.

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July 14, Thursday - July 24, Sunday Broadway Mall Carnival (Dreamland Amusements)
4:00 PM and - 11:00 PM at Broadway Mall, 358 N. Broadway Mall, Hicksville, NY
None: Free Admission   Tickets: https://dreamlandamusements.thundertix.com/events/89595

Rides for all ages presented by Dreamland Amusements include both spectacular rides and kiddie rides. Enjoy favorite carnival fare, from funnel cakes and elephant ears to cotton candy, candy apples and more. Admission and parking are free. Ride wristbands are $25 Monday through Thursday and $30 Friday through Sunday.

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July 14, Thursday - July 23, Saturday Psycho Beach Party Free Outdoor Theatre (Piper Theatre Productions)
8 pm at Old Stone House & Washington Park, 4 Av & 3 St, Park Slope
None: Free to the Public   Tickets: None

Piper Theatre Productions brings the beach to the park with Charles Busch‘s classic comedy, a spoof of the 1960’s Beach films of Annette Funicello and Sandra Dee with a few subversive twists. Join Chicklet as she tries to join the cool kids all the while battling her dangerous multiple personalities. Concession stand includes food, beer, mixed drinks, wine and soft drinks. Admission is free but donations are always gratefully appreciated. 

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July 21, Thursday - August 1, Monday PopUP Theatrics BROKEN CITY: WALL STREET (PopUp Theatrics)
5:00 PM, 6:0 at 35 Cedar Street
Admission: $25-35   Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broken-city-wall-street-tickets-24967974885

Part flash mob, part walking tour, and part participatory event, audience members (and random spectators) experience the neighborhood they thought they knew in a way that is fresh and full of wonder. Led by the deaf and physically disabled artistic team of Isolte Avila and David Bower, SignDance Collective fuses sign language with dance, theatre, and live music to create staggeringly beautiful performances.  

Please note there is no traditional seating and all performances involve walking or mobility. When purchasing tickets, please indicate handicap accessibility. 

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July 23, Saturday - July 24, Sunday Shattered! Deception, Denial & the Truth (Blue Pearl Theatrics)
7:00 pm at The DeSotelle Theater, 300 West 43 Street, #301, NYC 10036
Admission: $20   Tickets: https://shatteredplay1.eventbrite.com/

Shattered! Deception, Denial & the Truth features an array of stories written by playwrights throughout the nation. Each tale explores the various ways adversity is challenged, confronted, manipulated or suppressed. It’s about confrontation, survival and love. Enjoy the complimentary wine and cheese Q & A reception after the show with the actors, and directors.  

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July 26, Tuesday STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION (WNYC/NYPR)
7:00 PM at The Greene Space 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY (corner o
Admission: $10   Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10096939

 Tonight, we celebrate the work of the current group of young artists: Jordan Casteel, EJ Hill and Jibade-Khalil Huffman. They'll be joined in conversation with program alumni Kevin Beasley, Kerry James Marshall and Dave McKenzie. Hosted by Q2 Music's Helga Davis, they'll discuss the unique history of the program that gives the Museum it's name and the creativity and passion that drives their work.

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July 27, Wednesday CRAFT BEER JAM: NEW YORK'S FARM-TO-TAP BREWS (WNYC/NYPR)
7:00 PM at The Greene Space 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY (corner o
Admission: $25   Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10096939

Come taste the magic of farm-to-tap brews. From the honey and fruit to the yeast to the heirloom grains and barley, these young, forward-thinking brewers are reversing years of advancement in brewing technology to make primitive, highly visceral beer. And they are supporting local farmers by sourcing almost exclusively using New York state-grown ingredients.

Expect expert brewers in lively conversation and plenty of opportunities to sample unique brews for this one night tasting event. Hosted by Jimmy Carbone, owner of Jimmy's No. 43 and host of the internet radio show "Beer Sessions Radio" and co-founder of The Good Beer Seal.

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July 27, Wednesday - July 28, Thursday In Persistence of Memory (Michelle Tabnick Communications)
7pm at John Jay College Rooftop Plaza
Admission: $25 online, $30 at t   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

 CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre present IN PERSISTE NCE OF MEMORY John Jay College Rooftop Plaza, 860 11th Avenue, NYC July 27 and 28, 2016 at 7pm CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre present IN PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY, a lush outdoor performance shaped specifically for the gorgeous rooftop plaza at John Jay College, 860 11th Avenue, NYC on July 27 and 28, 2016 at 7pm.

  The performance utilizes beautiful, fierce, expansive, playful and gestural movement to pursue the imperfection of memory. Through the choreography of bodies, image, space and sound on the open-air rooftop terrace, the dance unfolds before the audience. Riker has created a full experience with live music, vibrant costumes by designer Asa Thornton and hundreds of feet of fabric cut by visual artist Celeste Cooning. Kinesis Project dance theater has been called “a moveable feast, in more ways than one” by critic Eva Yaa Assantwaa.

August 6, Saturday High School of Contemporary Arts, Council Member Andy King, Fun In the Son Community Engagement Day (NYC Council Member Andy King's Office)
10:00 AM at Evander Childs Football Field, 800 E. Gun Hill Rd. Bx
Admission: FREE   Tickets: NONE

Visitors will have the opportunity to watch a parade or participate in a wide variety of vans and trucks offering health screenings, sidewalk tables and exhibits, vendors, assorted demonstrations, music concerts, refreshments and activities for adults and children. 

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August 6, Saturday - August 7, Sunday Putnam County Wine & Food Fest (Greenergy Productions, LLC)
11:00 AM at Beaver Creek Equestrian Center, 683 Route 311, Patterson, NY
Admission: $25.00 Wine Tastings   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Get ready for the sixth annual Putnam County Wine & Food Fest! Live music, great food, and the best wine and spirits New York has to offer! There will be arts and crafts, exhibits, and more entertainment than you can shake a stick at – even for the kids. 

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August 14, Sunday - August 20, Saturday Battery Dance Festival (Michelle Tabnick Communications)
6:30 PM at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City
Admission: free

Free performances on August 14-19, 2016, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City. Battery Dance is committed to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of its home community in New York City, extending programming throughout the U.S., and building bridges worldwide through international cultural exchange with programs in 65 countries to date. 

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August 25, Thursday - September 1, Thursday New York Choral Society 2016-17 Auditions (New York Choral Society)
6:00 PM at Nola Studios, midtown Manhattan
Admission: Free Audition   Tickets: None

We are looking for experienced choral singers in all voice parts, with good reading ability, musical skills and the desire to be moved, inspired and challenged! 

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November 12, Saturday STEAM Night Out (The Cush Center for Learning, Inc.)
2:00 PM at Barnes and Noble, 33 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003
Admission: Free To The Public

STEAM Night Out, will introduce STEAM subjects to the budding young minds in the local schools of the Manhattan community and support the STEAM initiatives within The Cush Center for Learning, Inc.

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