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|March 11, Tuesday - March 12, Wednesday||"An Inconsolable Memory": Selected Films of Aryan Kaganof (The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia Universit)
5:30 pm at The Italian Academy, Columbia University
Admission: Free to the public Tickets: Register at website
On March 11 and 12, 2014, South African independent filmmaker Aryan Kaganof will present and discuss his selected films, most of which have never been seen in the United States. On Wednesday, March 12 at 4:30 pm he will join Richard Peña (Columbia), Hlonipha Mokoena (Columbia), Sean Jacobs (The New School) and Anna Grimshaw (Emory University) in a panel discussion about his work.
Additional screenings of films by Aryan Kaganof will run from 12:00 pm on March 11. Films are intended for an adult audience. Admission is free. Registration and further information at www.italianacademy.columbia.edu
|March 13, Thursday||In Conversation and Song: Sonia Sanchez and Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon (Brooklyn Museum)
7:00 PM at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Admission: $20 Tickets: Click Here For Tickets
Poet Sonia Sanchez and musician Bernice Johnson Reagon talk about their experience as activists and share words and music from the Civil Rights Movement. Don’t miss this special evening presented in celebration of the opening week of the exhibition "Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties." This event is free for museum members.
|March 14, Friday - March 15, Saturday||Growing Up Daddy (GHT Communications)
7:00 PM at Nuyorican Poets Cafe 236 East 3rd Street, NY, NY
Admission: $12.00 advance, $15 Tickets: www.nuyorican.org
Award winning poetry slam champion and original HBO Def Jam Poetry performer Kraal "Kayo" Charles uses poetry and hip hop to explore what happens when a rising artist-entrepreneur is suddenly faced with unexpected impending fatherhood. With humor and honesty, Kayo conveys the complexities of a man caught between embracing and rejecting his newest and greatest role. He walks you through his rites of passage as he attempts to figure out the equations that balances his passions with his sense of responsibility. He captures the essence of memoir by recounting tales of whimsical women, fair-weather friends and his frugal Caribbean father; all while keeping the faith with his devout Christian grandmother.
“As a first generation Afro-Caribbean born in America, the concept of manhood was defined by the amount of children that we could ‘breed’ and not in the quality of time spent with them” Kayo said. “Your lessons of manhood are learnt later on in life by trial and error and not by the triumphs and failures of the male figures that came before you."
|March 20, Thursday||Its Our Time (The Sisters Upper Room)
6:00 PM at 200 Brushhollow Road, 4th flr suite 405, Melville, NY11747
Admission: Free Tickets: None
Free Nurse Entrepreneur Cooperative Business Project event. We are seeking potential Nurse Practictioners and Profession al Nurse Business partners who are interested in creating an innovative cooperative nurse owned and operated wellness practice. Light dinner, refreshments and a free raffle will be provided as we explore cooperative business options that can benefit Nurses and our communities. Please RSVP and invite fellow interested Professional Nurses.
|April 6, Sunday||Walk for Kids Growth, NY 2014 (Human Growth Foundation)
1:00 pm at Flushing Meadows Park, Queens
Donation: $10 kids/$15 adults
Walk for Kids Growth will increase awareness of childhood growth disorders, growth deficiency and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
The event will feature a scenic 3-mile walk, display booths, refreshments, giveaways, live entertainment and more. All registered participants will receive an event tee shirt.
The event is hosted by the Human Growth Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
|April 12, Saturday - April 27, Sunday||Witness: The Cedar Tavern Phone Booth Show (Witness: The Cedar Tavern Phone Booth Show)
at Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014
Admission: Free To The Public
The phone booth at the Cedar Tavern was the only part of the original bar that survived the move from the bar’s earlier location at 24 University Place to its location at 82 University Place. Therefore, The phone booth was truly a witness when Jackson Pollock ripped the bathroom door off it’s hinges and threw it at Franz Kline, or when Kerouac was thrown out for urinating in an ashtray. The phone booth witnessed Robert Motherwell’s weekly salon, and the literary and art discussions of Leroi and Hetty Jones, Allen Ginsberg, Grace Hartigan, D.A. Pennebaker and Bob Dylan. Later, it witnessed the bar becoming a hangout for New York actors, writers, and musicians like Herbert Hunke, F. Murray Abraham, Matt Dillon, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Winona Ryder, and even Brad Pitt. When the bar decided to get rid of the phone booth, Megan Karlen, a Cedar Tavern waitress and painter, arranged its movement to John Carruthers’ Catskills cabin. The double punch of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy damaged the booth beyond repair. It was then disassembled, and the parts given to artists to create pieces based on the Cedar Tavern, and New York City during it’s beatnik and Abstract Expressionist heyday. We are pleased to have such a perfect setting as the Westbeth Gallery because of it’s own longstanding role of supporting artists in New York City.
Curated by John Carruthers and Gywnne Duncan, the show will include paintings, prints, watercolors, and mixed media works. The show will feature 18 artists and have a room set aside for the phone booth inspired pieces as well other current work by the artists. Inspired by the group shows we curated in the 90’s, we contacted many of the same artists and are joining back together in a show about the New York art scene in the ’90’s. Throughout the last decade, many galleries and music venues have been shut down as real estate gobbles up the old neighborhoods. Witness is about being there, participating, and rendering the world around us while connecting with our community of artists. We are keeping the spark alive with new images of urban landscapes, portraits, and dream imagery.
The artists are- John Carruthers, Danielle Charette, Marianne DeAngelis, Brian Delacey, Gwynne Duncan, Kirsten Flaherty, Wes Freed, Daniel Genova, Peter Gorfain, Jenny Shannon Harkins, Shirin Kazemi, Megan Karlen, Hamish Kilgour, David Lantow, Glynnis MacNicol, Mary Pinto,Rick Prol, Chris Syrett, HeideTrepanier, and Julie Wolf
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday:1-6pm; Closed Mon-Tues. On view from Saturday, April 12th - Sunday, April 27th, 2014. Opening- Saturday, April 12th, 6 to 8 pm featuring live music and a dance performance by Julie Spodek
|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.  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."
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