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.

Have an event coming up? Click here to submit your event to WBAI online.

November 5, Saturday - April 1, Saturday Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts - World of Dance Series (Michelle Tabnick Communications)
8pm at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Admission: Free - $75   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 2016-17 World of Dance Series Celebrating Brooklyn’s multicultural communities with international artists from Argentina, Jamaica, and the United States. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2016-17 World of Dance series. Since its inception in 1966, this series has showcased new works by more than 175 regional, national, and international companies. 

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February 4, Saturday - March 4, Saturday Monk in Motion: The Next Face of Jazz (BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center)
07:30 pm at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Admission: 30   Tickets: online or at the door

The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is proud to present three previous finalists in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. This year’s performers ─ Orrin Evans (pianist/ bandleader, 1999 finalist), Charenee Wade (vocalist, 2010 finalist), and David Gibson (trombone, 2003 finalist) ─ will perform three concerts with their individual bands on separate dates.  Tickets are $30 for each concert (students/seniors $20).  

For ticket information, dates, and showtimes visit http://tribecapac.org.

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February 5, Sunday - February 24, Friday CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF THE SCULPTORS GUILD (Westbeth Art Gallery)
1:00pm at Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014
None: Free   Tickets: None

The Sculptors Guild celebrates its historic 80th anniversary with an exhibition curated by distinguished poet and critic John Yau at Westbeth Gallery in the West Village. The Sculptors Guild is a collective of contemporary professional sculptors “…looking to have the freedom to make and show work within a community that supports and encourages their practices. A rare feat in a world full of the detritus of pop culture and commodity-driven creation”, writes Brienne Walsh, art critic and historian.

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February 7, Tuesday - March 5, Sunday International Women's Day Celebration (Women's Press Collective)
12:30PM at 85 S. Oxford Street

On March 4th, the Women's Press Collection presents, "The International Women's Day Celebration." Join the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church to honor the leadership of strong working women. 

Located at 85 S. Oxford Street (between Lafayetter Ave & Fulton St.) Fort Greene, Brooklyn from 11am-4pm 

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February 10, Friday - February 24, Friday Blackness A Celebration of Black Art in the Africian Diaspora Art Exhbition (Elombe Brath Foundation)
5PM- 8PM at Boricuca College Gallery Audubon Terrace 3755 Broadway & 156
None: Free to the Public

Since the beginning of time, Africans have made worldwide contributions to culture, language, religion, music, food, dance, and art as seen not only in Africa but in South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean the United States and throughout the world. In celebration of Black History Month honoring their accomplishments, the Elombe Brath Foundation presents: “BLACKNESS! A Celebration Of Black Art In The African Diaspora”.

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February 23, Thursday - March 4, Saturday Winter Film Awards 6th Annual Indie Film Festival (Winter Film Awards)
ALL DAY at Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street, New York NY
Admission: $0 - $15   Tickets: http://2017wfa.eventcombo.com/

Winter Film Awards Is New York City.  Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. Winter Film Awards is proudly one of the Top 10 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway. Winter Film Awards 6th annual Indie Film Festival runs Feb 23-Mar 4 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 88 films of All Genres

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February 23, Thursday - February 25, Saturday #ShutEmDownPratt Conference (Black Lives Matter @ Pratt)
10:00 AM at Pratt Institute Brooklyn, Higgins Hall (61 St. James Place, Brooklyn)
Admission: Free   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Join Black Lives Matter @ Pratt for Shut Em Down, a 3 day conference hosting many perspectives, ideas, and theories on the mission and goals that are Black Lives Matter. Our goal is to engage participants with performances, papers, workshops, and panels with some of the most creative and critically forward thinkers of our time.

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February 24, Friday Though A Lens Darkly with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris (Movies That Matter Beacon)
07:00 PM at First Presby. Church of Beacon, 50 Liberty St, Beacon, NY
None: Free   Tickets: None

In celebration of Black History month, Thomas Allen Harris will present his film, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence.  Mr. Harris will lead the discussion after the screening. This is the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present.

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February 25, Saturday Black Power! Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon (Schomburg Center and AfroCROWD)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY 10037)
None: Free   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Join us and contribute content related to black history on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign. For the first time, via video satellite, we'll be able to unite with Wikipedia editors in Africa who will edit alongside us.

At this event, you will learn how Wikipedia works and how to add content to it. Take advantage of the rich resources of the Schomburg library to write and edit entries on black history and culture. Volunteer Wikipedians, the experts, will also be on hand to provide support and instruction on working in Wikipedia.

The Wikipedia training and Edit-a-thon will be held in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division on the C-level (lower level) of the Schomburg Center. 

Bring your own laptop if possible. Laptops will also be available to check out with your NYPL library card.

Advanced wiki editing skills not required.

Passion for black history and culture is highly recommended!

A reception will follow the event at 5:00 pm.

If you're new to Wikipedia, check out the Beginner's guide to Wikipedia and make sure to create an account before Feb. 25th so you can get started right away.

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February 25, Saturday March to Support Muslim Peoples, Refugees, and Allies ()
11:00 AM - 06:00 PM at 5 Av To Central Park W, 59 St To 110 St

This is not an official time, only an intended date and time.

Trump's new ban on muslim people from entering the country is not only islamophobic, itms racist as well. As Americans we must stand against this.

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February 28, Tuesday Protect Immigrant Students Day Of Action (MORE, TeachDream, New York State Youth Leadership Council, T)
5:00 PM - 08:30 PM at Panel on Education Policy Meeting at Prospect Heights High School 883 Classon Ave., brooklyn NY 11235

Take Action At Your School (see resources in 'Discussion) and Join us on February 28 at 5pm as we ask Chancellor Fariña and the NYC Department of Education

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March 4, Saturday - February 4, Saturday Andrea Sears-Songs From Over the Edge ()
8:00 PM at Desmond's Tavern, 433 Park Avenue South, NY, NY

Former WBAI reporter Andrea Sears presents a live performance of original songs. 

Andrea is a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn who sings about the stuff that drives us all nuts - crazy exes, computer meltdowns, spam, bizarre relationships and more. Life is insane to begin with so we might as well sing about it.

Visit the Facebook event link for more information.

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March 4, Saturday March 4th for Standing Rock ()
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM at NYPL The New York Public Library

Six days before the national Rise with Standing Rock mobilization in Washington, DC, march on Trump Tower to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and its threat to the Standing Rock Sioux, their sacred lands and clean water.

We will rally at 1:00 pm, then march at 2:00. The march will begin in front of the New York Public Library and go to Trump Tower and beyond. Please sign in when you arrive!

#March4StandingRock

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March 10, Friday Rise With Standing Rock Native Nations March (Native Nations Rise)
10:00 AM at Army Corps of Engineers HQ, 443 G St NW, DC
Admission: Free

The Standing Rock Sioux Nation and grassroots Indigenous leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully march on Washington D.C. This movement has evolved into a powerful global phenomenon highlighting the necessity to respect Indigenous Nations and their right to protect their homelands, environment and future generations. Now it's time to take this to the doors of the White House.

Standing Rock and Native Nations will lead a march in prayer and action in Washington D.C. The march will start at the Army Corps of Engineers HQ and end with a rally at Lafayette Square. 

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March 11, Saturday WBAI Feminist Film Festival (WBAI)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM at The Brooklyn Commons (388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217)
Donation: $20 (Suggested)

Join us for a showing of director Mary Dore's film "She's Beautiful When She's Angry", arguably the best film made on the Second Wave. Dore will be present at the event, and there will be a panel and audience discussion of where we go from here!


Suggested donation is $20, however, no one will be turned away.

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March 17, Friday - March 19, Sunday Spring CraftMorristown (Artrider Productions)
4pm at Morristown Armory
Admission: $9, Seniors $8   Tickets: Tickets sold at the gate

Spring CraftMorristown, March 17, 18, 19, 2017, marks its 27th year at the Morristown Armory as New Jersey’s most exciting spring art and shopping experience. This three-day, curated event brings winter-weary design lovers the opportunity to get “first dibs” on the year’s newest creations from 150 top American makers. The Morristown Armory is located at 430 Western Ave. in Morristown, NJ. It is most accessible from Route 287 or is less than an hour train ride from Penn Station in Manhattan. Visit www.artrider.com or call 845-331-7900 for more information.

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April 2, Sunday THE 14th ANNUAL COLON CANCER CHALLENGE (Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation)
08:00 AM at Randall’s Island New York, NY

Join us at Randall’s Island – for the 14th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge. Randall’s Island is an urban oasis complete with stunning New York City vistas, wetlands, uplands and paralleled waterfront walkways. Run, walk, celebrate, educate and inspire yourself with participants from 48 states who are dedicated to educating their community about the prevention of colon cancer.  More than an estimated 50,000 Americans died from colon cancer this past year. Choose a 5K that loops around the island then into the stadium and ONTO the famed Icahn Stadium track or the Prevention & Remembrance Walk also looping around island with the final leg completed ON the Track – no matter what distance you cover, you’ll make up ground in the race to prevent colon cancer. Or bring the Challenge to your hometown by registering for My Local Challenge.  My Local Challenge is designed to encourage CCCF supporters to raise awareness and funds in their hometowns by creating a unique event in their own community.

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April 4, Tuesday Our Voices: Trans Stories, Trans Justice, Trans Resiliency (Barnard Center for Research on Women)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
None: Free   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

In a time when transgender and gender nonconforming communities remain under attack, it is crucial to lift up stories of trans resiliency and power. This film screening and panel will highlight ways trans communities fight back, build community, and center the intersectional work essential to survival. Luce Lincoln of Global Action Project, Marin Watts of Trans Justice Funding Project, Olympia Perez and Sasha Alexander of Black Trans Media, and other social justice trans and gender nonconforming media makers will share work that highlights the legacy of trans leadership, organizing, and activism during this historic moment.

Registration is preferred but not required.

Image credit: Luce Lincoln, Global Action Project

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April 26, Wednesday Garjana - A New Dance Workout Movement (Fundraiser) (Food Tank)
6:00PM at Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011
Donation: 40   Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garjana-a-new-dance-party-happy-hour-workout-moveme

Garjana, a brand new fitness concept, is completely changing happy hour—bringing together hundreds of New Yorkers on April 26 at 6:00PM at the Highline Ballroom (431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011) for a one-hour cardio/dance celebration to benefit Food Tank (foodtank.com), a nonprofit working to build a more sustainable food system. No vanity mirrors, judgments, overplayed music, or boring dance steps..

Visuals and video are by award winning film and television director Kevin Arbouet. Choreography is by Monica Kapoor, a dance-fitness instructor based in NYC. Her performing credits include Mamma Mia Broadway, Bombay Dreams, NBC’s Smash, and more. Following the event, participants can nosh and hydrate with a tasting of some of the hottest local brands in the New York City food scene. Food Tank will use the profits from this event to promote efforts in New York City to reduce and/or eliminate food waste. Participants are encouraged to “dress to sweat” and can purchase tickets ($40 requested donation) at Garjana.com. Doors open at 5:30PM. The event begins at 6:00PM and will run roughly for one hour. 

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May 11, Thursday INTERSCHOOL ORCHESTRAS OF NEW YORK PRESENTS THE EDWARD AND ELAINE ALTMAN 45TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT (Andrea & Associates)
6:00 PM at Carnegie Hall
Admission: $600-$25,000   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

InterSchool Orchestras of New York presents the Edward and Elaine Altman 45th Anniversary Concert  Dinner will be held beforehand at 6:00 p.m. at Le Parker Meridien. This year, InterSchool Orchestras of New York is honoring Annabelle F. Prager, Founder of InterSchool Orchestras of New York, Canadian Brass and Tito Muñoz, Conductor. The night will include dinner and musical performances from all eight InterSchool Orchestras ensembles, and feature nearly 350 talented student musicians; Canadian Brass; and Tito Muñoz. 

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