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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 2, Monday - March 31, Tuesday After School Workshops at Beam Center (Beam Center)
4pm at 60 Sackett Street
Admission: Starts at $360

After School workshops for grades 2-8 at Beam Center start February 2.

Beam Cente r’s Inventgenuity Workshops offers kids hands-on adventures in imagination, technology and craft. Students explore a world of new skills, from woodworking and electronics to moviemaking, digital media, and handcraft.  Workshops available in: Ceramics, Coding, Boatbuilding, Textiles, Electronics, Metals, Woodworking, and more. Age Range: Grades 2-8

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February 18, Wednesday - March 7, Saturday A Bailar: Dance at the Center (Michelle Tabnick Communications)
7:30 PM at New York City Center
Admission: $25   Tickets: Box Office, Online, Phone

New York City Center will present A Bailar: Dance at the Center, a three-week Latin dance festival featuring three acclaimed dance companies from Cuba, Argentina and Spain. The Festival kicks off with the U.S. debut of Havana Rakatan, a celebration of Cuban dance and music, and continues with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s m¡longa, which captures the sultry world of Buenos Aires tango. Voces, Suite Flamenca, a new work from flamenco superstar Sara Baras, closes A Bailar.

The Festival’s many free pre-show events include dance lessons and discussion panels that will explore Latin culture through a variety of lenses. 

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February 18, Wednesday - March 1, Sunday Nothing was the same (#624713ART)
6:00 PM - 10:00 at 235 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Admission: 5$   Tickets: At the Door

Local artists from the 624713 ART collective Carlito624 and Jenevieve713 will be displaying their artworks from the ''someplace warm'' collection. Come support local talent!

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February 18, Wednesday - March 3, Tuesday I Am the Vine, You Are the Branches: An Exhibition by Nancy Azara (St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church)
12 Noon at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
None: Free to the Public

            The exhibition is an offering of the visual art program at St. Ann’s, part of The Forum @ St. Ann’s, which seeks to engage the community in conversation about the arts, ideas and civic life. An artist’s talk is scheduled on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 2:00 pm, followed by a reception. The exhibition will be on view Tuesday through Thursday, 12 noon – 3:00 pm, Sundays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, and by appointment by contacting the parish office at 718-875-6960 or office@stannholytrinity.org.

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February 19, Thursday - March 1, Sunday Horrors of Cocaine (Horrors of Cocaine)
8:00PM at 155 First Avenue, New York, New York 10009
Admission: $10   Tickets: At The Door

Theater for the New City presents "Horrors of Cocaine" written and directed by Carla Cubit.  "Horrors of Cocaine: What cocaine made me do for seven years", is based on the ebook Horrors of Cocaine. The Horrors of Cocaine chronicles the life of a Kansas City, Missouri woman addicted to cocaine for seven years. After starting a cocaine habit at her job, a Missouri woman loses her job and her life of the American dream begins to unravel as she encounters crime, theft, prostitution, homelessness, psych wards, hospitals, and other activities as a result of her addiction to crack cocaine.

For information and reservations, please call 212-254-1109 or visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net http://horrorsofcocaine.com/

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March 3, Tuesday "It's Our Time" (The Sisters Upper Room)
2:30pm at Microsoft Theater, Huntington Mall, Huntington, NY
None: Free

In Honor of Women's Month,  “IT’S OUR TIME” In Honor of Women's Month The Health System, Big Hoax and Debacle A two part series workshop presentation, cooperative health and wellness project.presented by Nurse Practitioner Buisness owner and Women’s Health Program Developer. The aim is to identify current issues and problems surrounding our dysfunctional Health system. Our goal is to develop an economical feasible alternative cooperative healthcare model.  
 

Topics for  open  discussion include: War Stories regarding “Our Health System”  Hospitals, Clinics, Health Plans and DOH Vaccines, Over Medication, Medical Disparity and Selective Indifference (Death by Medicine) Whistle Blowing, Medical Errors and Wrongful Death Identifying the possibilities of Nurse Owned Practices

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March 4, Wednesday - March 7, Saturday Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras - Voces, Suite Flamenca (Michelle Tabnick Communications)
7:30 PM, 8 P at New York City Center
Admission: $25   Tickets: http://www.nycitycenter.org/tickets/productionNew.aspx?performanceNumber=8667#.V

The U.S premiere of Voces, Suite Flamenca, a new work from flamenco superstar Sara Baras, will run for four performance at New York City Center. Capturing the emotion, drama and passion of traditional flamenco with a vibrant contemporary edge, Sara Baras is joined on stage by her company of ten dancers, including guest artist JoseĢ Serrano and eight renowned flamenco musicians.

Celebrated for her brilliant footwork and captivating stage presence, Sara Baras has become internationally famous in a career that has spanned more than 20 years and earned her dozens of prestigious dance awards. For more information, please visit www.NYCityCenter.org

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March 4, Wednesday Book Reading & Discussion: Amara Lakhous: Award-Winning Algerian Author Presents a Trilogy of Works (Alwan for the Arts)
7:00 PM at Alwan for the Arts
Donation: $5-10   Tickets: At the Door

Alwan for the Arts is pleased to present an evening of discussion with Algerian author Amara Lakhous, introducing a trilogy of his works, recently translated into English: Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio, Dispute Over a Very Italian Piglet, Divorce Islamic Style. Lakhous recently relocated to New York and promises to rank amongst the great Arab authors in North America, after the accomplishments he has achieved throughout Europe. 

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March 5, Thursday HOLLA::REVOLUTION 2015 (Hollaback)
2:00PM - 5:00PM at The New School
None: Donations suggested

According to the Washington Post, 2014 was the year the conversation around street harassment hit a tipping point. On March 5th, let's take this to the next level at this year's HOLLA::Revolution.

Come join leading thinkers and activists in the field to expand the definitions of street harassment and discuss what each of us can do to create on-the-ground activism in our communities.

This year's event is being held at the New School (66 W 12th Street, New York, NY 10011), with a panel of speakers to answer your questions and discuss. We hope to see you there and thank you for your support.

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March 5, Thursday - March 22, Sunday "Quit the Road, Jack": A Comedy About - NAFTA? (Producer: Radical Gags, a non-profit political humor site.)
8:00 PM Thur at TheaterLab, 357 West 36th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY
Admission: $18, grp/studnt disc

Quit the Road, Jack, a new comedy by Jerry Polner about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), premieres Thurs day March 5 as a guest production of TheaterLab in Manhattan.  NAFTA?  Well, when the son of a divorced and miserable couple of burnt-out ex-musicians runs away from home to join up with the immigrant worker rights movement, mom and dad are forced to travel across North America together to find their boy. Directed by Jonathan Warman, acclaimed for his work by the New York Times, Backstage, Theatermania and NYTheatre.com.  

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March 6, Friday - March 8, Sunday Weekend of Song (Folk Music Society of New York, Inc.)
7:30 PM at Elisabeth Irwin HS, 40 Charlton St. (so. of Houston)
Admission: Sug. cont.: $20, 25+   Tickets: At The Door

This is a weekend of concerts and workshops on a variety of folk music. There will be participatory daytime workshops or demos/talks with: The Johnson Girls, Triple Play, Andy Cohen, Triboro, Ellen Weiss, Don Meade, Double Trouble, Jan Maier, Erica Weiss, Hubby Jenkins, Evy Mayer, Ben Grosscup, Don Friedman, Phyllis Elkind, Sol Weber, Jean Farnworth, Heather Wood, John Krumm, Jason Poole, Chris Koldewey, Joy Bennett, Brooklyn-Queens NOW. Bring voices and instruments for the workshops.

Friday evening concert: Triboro, Hubby Jenkins, Ben Grosscup and The Johnson Girls. Saturday evening concert: Triple Play All Stars, Double Trouble, Andy Cohen, and Jason Poole.  

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March 12, Thursday - March 14, Saturday Cat in the Hat - Children's Show (Chappell Players Theatre Group)
8:00 PM at Little Theatre at St. John's University
Admission: $4.00 - $6.00   Tickets: At The Door

Dr. Seuss is back in the Little Theatre for this year's Children Show, Cat in the Hat! Written by Katie Mitchell. Th is imaginative play brings to life everyone's favorite mischievous cat as he turns a boring, rainy day into a fun-filled extravaganza! The Children's Show is performed for elementary school children and general public in the St. John's community. 

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March 13, Friday - March 15, Sunday Spring CraftMorristown (Artrider)
at The Morristown Armory
Admission: Free - $9   Tickets: At the door

Spring CraftMorristown returns, offering winter-weary handmade design lovers a spring awakening and “first dibs” on the year’s newest creations by 150 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country. These exceptional, indie artists infuse each of their pieces with their distinctive creative vision.

The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition: jewelry; apparel and accessories; furniture and home décor pieces; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography.

Hours: Friday (4PM to 8PM), Saturday (10AM to 6PM) & Sunday (11AM to 5PM). 

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March 13, Friday - March 15, Sunday NY Peace Film Festival (New York Peace FIlm Festival)
11am at All Souls Unitarian Church
Admission: $12-$15   Tickets: http://nypff2015.eventbrite.com/

2015 New York Peace Film Festival 

The Eighth Annual New York Peace Fi lm Festival (NYPFF) starts with a kickoff party Friday, March 13 at 7pm at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th & 80th Streets), followed by two days of screenings at the same location.  The Peace & Justice Task Force of All Souls Unitarian Church is co-sponsoring the festival again this year.  The opening gala will feature two short films (My Fellow Americans by student filmmaker Garret Laver and Imphal 1944 by Junichi Kajioka) and trailers of all the films to be screened in the festival. 

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March 17, Tuesday - March 22, Sunday GUY KLUCEVSEK (AMT PR)
08:00pm at The Stone
Admission: $20   Tickets: At the door

John Zorn’s renowned THE STONE presents A 40 Year Composer Retrospective  — a weeklong residency performed and curated by composer/accordionist Guy Klucevsek. 

For six consecutive nights, some of today’s top artists from both the jazz and new music scene join Klucevsek in performing his pieces written over the past four decades (1972-2014), including three world premieres and seven New York premieres.

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March 17, Tuesday - April 11, Saturday Sheryl Ruth Kolitsopoulos, Opening Reception (Pleiades Gallery)
11-6pm at Pleiades Gallery, 530 W25th St, 4th Fl, New York,NY 10001
None: Free To Public   Tickets: None

   Pleiades Gallery will host the solo show of artist Sheryl Ruth Kolitsopoulos. Kolitsopoulos's works are a celebration of Dance and life sculpted by her passion for drawing. Her lithographs capture the intimate moments of the dancers of the Syren Dance Company. She draws the viewer into her world to witness the simplest form of human behavior and existence. Please join us at the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 3-6pm.

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April 6, Monday - April 10, Friday Spring Break Day Camps at Beam Center (Beam Center)
9:00 AM at Beam Center, 60 Sackett Street Brooklyn, NY
Admission: 600   Tickets: http://beamcenter.org/midwinter-spring/

     Spring Break Day Camps at Beam Center are now open for registration. Our faculty of artist s, engineers, and craftspeople share their own practice with kids, from woodworking and electronics to moviemaking, digital media, and handcraft.

     Kids will explore a single concept, theme, or raw material through different media and creative practices with Beam Center's faculty. Past campers have written plays, performed with life-size puppets, and built sensory installations and motion-controlled electric dioramas.

     Kids will make connections between the disciplines they explore and collaboratively document their discoveries and creations! This spring campers can choose from two exciting themes: Cardboard TV Studio  Become part of a team of set designers, builders, writers, actors, directors, editors, and video producers to create a series of analog video masterpieces in Cardboard TV Studio! Character Animation

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May 1, Friday - May 4, Monday Women Doing It Big Conference & Expo (Women Doing It Big)
08:00 AM at Culinary Conference Center
Admission: $97-$249   Tickets: Website

WOMEN DOING IT BIG CONFERENCE & EXPO IS BACK! The EPIC 4 day event will be everything you've expected plus more that's filled with excitement, enlightenment and fulfillment for women! Join us in Jersey City, NJ @ The Culinary Conference Center.  

DAY 1: May 1, 2015- Ladies Night Pre- Event Pajama Party
DAY 2: May 2, 2015- "Power of You" Celebrity Master Classes
DAY 3: May 3, 2015- "Mind, Body & Spirit" Gospel Brunch & Concert
DAY 4: May 4, 2015- "Relax, Renew & Reboot" Spa Day (*at off-site location, NYC Spa Castle)

GUESTS & ATTENDEES INCLUDE:
-Author, Teri Woods
-Finance & Bankruptcy Advisor, Dr. Teresa R. Martin
-Radio Host, Angela Yee 
-Health & Fitness Coach, Vanessa Cunningham 
-"Preacher's of LA's", Myesha Chaney -Celebrity Acting Coach, Marishka Phillips 
-Miss Jessie's Creator, Miko Branch 
 

Visit WDIBexpo.org for more info and/or contact info@tianavonjohnson.comor call 917-652-1371 TODAY!

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May 1, Friday - May 3, Sunday Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst (Artrider)
10:00 AM at Lyndhurst
Admission: $12   Tickets: At the Door

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, May 1, 2, 3, showcases over 300 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country selling their exciting contemporary creations and is a celebration of all things handmade.

A full day art and shopping experience for the entire family including live music, kids activities, delicious gourmet foods and concessions, a sculpture garden, hands-on demonstrations, an interactive musical experience and more at Westchester’s favorite out-of-the-box shopping experience.

Weekend pass $12; seniors $11; kids 6-16 $4, under 6 free. Rain or shine. No pets allowed. Visit www.artrider.com for discount coupons, group rates and more information.

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May 16, Saturday 9th ANNUAL DANCE PARADE & FESTIVAL (Dance Parade Inc.)
at 21st Broadway New York, NY
None: Free to the Public

Now into its 9th Year, Dance Parade New York has become the world's largest event to celebrate the diversity of danc e. The word is out. The energy is building. Over 10,000 dancers will celebrate more than 75 styles of dance and culture.

On May 16th 2015, Dance Parade will explode down Broadway in the heart of Manhattan, sashay through Union Square and leap across Saint Marks Place. Never seen before dance genres and choreography that highlight the human experience -- 75 styles, everything from Ballet to Breakdance, Two-step to Dub-Step and African to Zydeco--all in dazzling outfits, with live bands, djs and decorated floats. 

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June 20, Saturday - June 21, Sunday GENERATION BRIDGE SUMMER WHITE BALL (Soul Night Events)
6:30 PM at Jazz Room at the General 199 Bowery
Admission: $50 - $350   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Culture hounds it is that time of the year! Expect crazy music and an even crazier crowd of you, your closest mates, an ice cold beer, bourbon on the rocks or garden inspired cocktail.

This formidable combination is a night to celebrate the awesome contributions made by outstanding individuals with other soulful New Yorkers. See you there!

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