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 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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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 27, Wednesday - September 25, Sunday Rush Will Take You to Funkytown! (Brooklyn Bridge Park)
8:00 AM at 99 Plymouth, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Admission: Free

Come see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The murals are inspired by the vibrant energy of Brooklyn Bridge Parkfor  and the artwork of Xenobia Bailey. 

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July 31, Sunday - September 25, Sunday South Street Seaport Museum hosts Family Ecology Sail on board the Pioneer (Michelle Tabnick Communications)
12pm to 3pm at Pier 16
None: $40-$45   Tickets: https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/family-ecology-sail/

Board the historic 1885 schooner and set sail past Governors Island for the fishing grounds of Bay Ridge.  We’ll set a trawl net and participants will haul it in, bringing up a variety of creatures from blue crabs to flounder. Then it’s time to man your halyard and haul away! Children and adults help raise the sails so we can continue our exploration the old fashioned way. 

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August 1, Monday - August 25, Thursday City Parks Foundation's FREE Summer Golf Program (City Parks Foundation)
9:30 AM at Various Locations
Admission: FREE

CityParks Golf presented by LACOSTE Foundation makes it fun and easy for boys and girls, ages six to 17, to learn to play golf. The free golf lessons and use of equipment, held in public parks and on citywide courses, makes the sport of golf accessible to kids of all skill levels throughout New York City. 

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August 5, Friday - August 28, Sunday Uncle Tom vs. Uncle Sam (Playwright)
8pm (Fri. Sa at Symphonyspace 2537 Broadway @ 95 St
Admission: $30   Tickets: At the door, and www.symphonyspace.org

Satirical, social-political stage play about newlywed and interracial couple, Shawn & Margaux, living in gentrified Bed-Stuy, B'klyn.; unable to conceive but agreeing to adopt, but only, according to Shawn, if the child is white! 

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August 9, Tuesday - August 28, Sunday charity: water invites you to experience clean water (charity: water)
11 AM - 8 PM at Brookfield Place Winter Garden 220 Vesey Street
None: Free

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, charity: water is taking over Brookfield Place with an interactive exhibition de signed to show the public what life is like for the 663 million people across the globe who lack access to clean water.  The Brookfield Place Winter Garden will be filled with virtual reality screening pods where visitors can watch charity: water’s VR film “The Source”, which follows a 13-year-old Ethiopian girl as her village gets clean water for the first time. Thanks to a generous donor, every viewing of the film or participation in the water walk will unlock a $30 donation to give one person clean water, with the goal of bringing clean water to 10,000 people in need.

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August 11, Thursday - September 4, Sunday Cutting Edge Playhouse: Emerging Playwrights Competition Showcase (The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc.)
8:00 PM at La MaMa E.T.C. First Floor Theatre
Admission: $18   Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34599

The NEC presents four consecutive weekends of exciting and innovative productions showcasing up-and-coming Black playwrights through the Emerging Playwrights Competition. The selected plays are: Hurricane House, by Wendell E. Carter and directed by Justin Lord; Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water, by Michael A. Jones and directed by Charles Weldon; Swing, by Holly M. Eaton and directed by Jeannine Foster-McKelvia; and Le Blanc, by Brian Wade and directed by Fulton C. Hodges

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August 13, Saturday - August 26, Friday This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss? (YoMiss Productions)
4:30 PM at VENUE #7: Under St. Marks
Admission: $18   Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-gonna-be-on-the-test-miss-fringenyc-tickets-26

A solo show ripped from Ronna's 20 years teaching Remedial English in community college classrooms both in Los Angeles and New York City. As an aspiring actress who takes this part time teaching position until she can pick up more waitressing shifts or land an acting gig, Ronna finds her purpose, her voice, and realizes who she really is in a role she was meant to play. 

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August 13, Saturday - August 28, Sunday dell’Arte Opera Ensemble presents Violetta & her Sisters (Michelle Tabnick Communications)
7:30pm & 2pm at The Rose Nagelberg Theater at the Baruch Performing Arts Cen
Admission: $38   Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/dellarte-opera-ensemble-10674438659

Our “Violetta & Her Sisters” theme encompasses numerous stories of the French demimonde, including grisettes and courtesans,  and the men who loved (and tried to control) them. 

Jules Massenet’s Manon, a semi-staged Scenes from the demi-monde, with excerpts from Puccini’s La Rondine and Leoncavallo’s La bohème, and a recital featuring the poetry of Charles Baudelaire, with settings by Debussy, Fauré, Duparc, Vierne, d’Indy, Loeffler and others. 

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August 25, Thursday Bergen St. Summer Sound Sessions with Sam Cohen (Derris & Company)
6:00 PM at Warby Parker Bergen St., 55 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, New Yor
None: Free To The Public   Tickets: None

Introducing our Summer Sound Sessions: a series of concerts over 10 weeks, in 10 cities, with 10 local musicians that we love. On Thursday, August 25, Sam Cohen will be giving us a special summertime performance at our Greene St. store. Come through for good music and good vibes.

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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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August 27, Saturday The Bergamot and The Unity Collective Return to NYC (The Unity Collective USA)
7 PM at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2)
Donation: Free To The Public   Tickets: At The Door

THE UNITY CAR is and art piece that created a bridge that allows us to reach out and build a community of radical inclusivity for all people, especially the voiceless in our society.  THE UNITY COLLECTIVE USA is our way of locking arms with one another to repair the universe and create a world of love over hate.

We invite you to come view and sign The Unity Car, which has been to all 50 States, and see a performance by The Bergamot.  

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August 28, Sunday 845 United: Back to School in the Park (We Are Newburgh and Maserati)
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Downing Park 123 Carpenter Street Route 9W Newburgh NY

Attend Back to School in the Park to help children in need get ready for this upcoming school year. There will be free giveaways and live music from local artists and deejays! Be ready to eat, play games, and have an eventful day. For more information or to donate and help call 845-219-2900 or 845-541-8475.

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September 7, Wednesday Your Smile Is Your Best Fashion Accessory - American Association of Orthodontists (American Association of Orthodontists)
4:00 PM at The Shops at Columbus Circle Time Warner Center
Admission: Free   Tickets: https://www.mylifemysmile.org/fashion-week-event

This free interactive event will feature fashion tips with Tai Beauchamp, InStyle Magazine’s fashion expert and trend setter, and tips and how to’s from some of the most popular retailers at The Shops at Columbus Circle.

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September 18, Sunday Orange County Arts Council Music and Arts Fest (Orange County NY Arts Council)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Orange County Choppers Cafe at 14 Crossroads Ct. in Newburgh NY
Admission: $15   Tickets: www.ocartscouncil.org

The first Orange County Arts Council Music & Arts Festival is partnering with Orange County Choppers Cafe to highlight local business people who are also musicians! Outside will be an art garden, featuring many talented Orange County artists doing demonstrations and selling their work. 

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October 1, Saturday NYC PTA Expo 2016 (Town Square Inc.)
12:00 PM at Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street Brooklyn NY 11222
Admission: $5.00   Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-pta-expo-2016-admission-tickets-tickets-2650650

A fun and informative event with great resources, products, services and information for New York City PAs and PTAs while bringing together community members, educators, families, parents and city agencies. NYC PTA Expo offers community access and support for parents, exhibitors and educational leaders, alike. 

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October 1, Saturday Schoolfest 2016 (Town Square Inc.)
12:00 PM at Brooklyn Expo Center
Admission: 5.00   Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/schoolfest-2016-admission-tickets-tickets-265060513

A one-of-a-kind school fair for North Brooklyn students and parents. Schoolfest allows our neighborhood schools to share new information and projects with each other so that our entire district may benefit. Most importantly, Schoolfest understands that parents can often be overwhelmed by school choices and admission processes.  Schoolfest helps parents navigate through the confusion so that they can make the best choice for their child’s educational needs   

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October 2, Sunday BROOKLYN BABYFEST 2016 (Town Squre Inc.)
12:00 PM at Brooklyn Expo Center
Admission: $5.00   Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-babyfest-2016-admission-tickets-tickets-26

Are you interested in meeting other parents, grandparents, educators, and caretakers in a fun, nurturing and supportive environment?  Brooklyn Babyfest features presentations & demos on the most common prenatal to preschool questions/concerns.

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November 5, Saturday - November 6, Sunday CraftWestport (Artrider Productions)
10 AM - 5PM at Staples High School, 70 North Ave., Westport, CT 06880
Admission: $10, Seniors $9   Tickets: Tickets sold at the gate

Our event brings more than 175 fine contemporary artists and craftspeople from the region and across the country to exhibit at Connecticut’s largest indoor fine crafts festival. Visitors will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet visionary artists and purchase their latest work as well as help to raise money for local charities. 

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November 6, Sunday AccessArt (Brooklyn Arts Council)
2pm - 5pm at 28 Jay St.
Admission: GA: $25 VIP: $200

Join us for drinks, snacks and a chance to build your art collection with affordable artwork by some of Brooklyn’s most talented artists..

All proceeds from the sale will support BAC’s services for visual artists, including grants, exhibition opportunities, professional development and more.

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November 12, Saturday - November 13, Sunday STEAM Night Out! (The Cush Center for Learning)
2:00 PM at Barnes and Noble, Union Square, NYC
Admission: RSVP   Tickets: None

The Cush Center for Learning develops programs for underprivileged students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Our goal is to provide programs and services that encourage learning, growth and innovation among youth in the S.T.E.A.M. fields.

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