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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March 16, Thursday - May 18, Thursday CREMATION: HISTORY AND MODERN PROCESS (LAK Public Relations)
5:00 PM at Green-Wood 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
None: Free

When cremation was first introduced in the United States in the 1860s, it was obscure and rarely practiced. However, as of 2015, cremation rates surpassed those of burial in this country.

On March 16th and May 18th, Green-Wood invites the public to find out a bit more about cremation, how it works and how it all began. Death educator, Amy Cunningham, will present on cremation’s history and its impact on the present and future of funerals.

This engaging and sometimes even light-hearted discussion will give attendees a better approach to this often emotional subject. Afterwards, attendees will have the opportunity to visit the crematory with Green-Wood’s Crematory Manager, Gema LaBoccetta, and then chat with Cunningham and other guests at a short reception. 

This event is free. Reservations  are recommended. To make an online reservation or to find outmore information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

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April 10, Monday - June 26, Monday Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace Spring/Summer 2017 Mini Camps (Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace)
8:00 AM at 1224 Prospect Avenue
Admission: $75 per day

Ages 4-13 8am-6am $75 per day. Sign up for 3 or more days and save $10 per day. Kosher breakfast and snack provided. Please pack peanut-free lunch. Swimming on select days, arts & crafts, sports and more! 

Trips

April 10: Bronx Zoo

April 13: Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty

April 14: Prospect Park Zoo

April 17: NY Aquarium

April 18: Queens Zoo

June 8: Botanical Gardens

June 12: Specialist Day

June 26: Brooklyn Children’s Museum

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April 21, Friday - May 19, Friday Self-Taught Art from Latin America and the Caribbean: The Aldemaro and Ana Romero Collection (CUNY Baruch College)
12 Noon at The Sidney Mishkin Gallery, 135 E. 22 St. NY, NY 10010
None: Free to the Public

The Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College will present the exhibition-Self-Taught Art from Latin America and the Caribbean: The Aldemaro and Ana Romero Collection from Friday, April 21 to Friday May 19, 2017, featuring paintings and sculptures by artists who lack professional education and training.

As self-taught art has become popular with museums and universities, it is possible for these unknown artists to become part of the art historical canon. Some self-taught artists are already well-known, including the French painter Henri Rousseau (1944-1910), who was discovered by Pablo Picasso. Simplicity, repetition, a geometrically erroneous sense of perspective, and the use of brilliant, saturated colors are among the major characteristics of this art. 

Free and open to the public.

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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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April 30, Sunday THE 14th ANNUAL COLON CANCER CHALLENGE (Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation)
08:00 AM at Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street Purchase, NY 1

Join us on the grounds of one of Westchester’s most beautiful colleges – Manhattanville College – for the 14th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge. Walk, run, celebrate, educate and inspire yourself with participants from across the region who are dedicated to educating their community about the prevention of colorectal cancer.

Your entry fee in the Prevention & Remembrance Walk, 4M Time Fun Run or Kids Fun Run includes a bib, long-sleeve t-shirt, entry into a raffle for fabulous local and seasonal prizes, post-run bagels and fruit and access to the post-race Wellness Festival. Entry fee for My Local Challenge does not include a bib, t-shirt and/or raffle entry.  

Proceeds benefit the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation’s public awareness, prevention, screening and research programs.

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May 4, Thursday 5th Annual Moms +SocialGood (United Nations Foundatin)
9:30AM at Axa Event & Production Center, 767 7th Ave
Admission: Free To The Public   Tickets: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=232235&

United Nations Foundation and Johnson & Johnson are pleased to invite you to the fifth annual Moms +SocialGood in Ne w York City!  Moms +SocialGood is a one day event that focuses on the role that women and their families play in the world and how we support the livelihood of our children and the planet.  Speakers include...  - Zoe Saldana, Award-winning Actress  - Yolanda Hadid, Health Advocate and Model  - Rachel Zoe, CEO, Rachel Zoe, Inc.  - Dr. Vanessa Kerry, CEO and Co-Founder, Seed Global Health  - Catalina Escobar, Founder, Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation, 2012 CNN Hero  - Kimberly Chandler, Journalist and Philanthropist  - Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children  - Gwen Zwanziger, Flu Prevention Advocate - Special Guest performance by the Harlem Gospel Choir  ...and many more!

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May 9, Tuesday Mouse20: Powering Change (Pulp PR LLC)
6:00 pm at 409 East 59th Street, New York City
Admission: $500+   Tickets: https://mouse.org/mouse20/tickets

Mouse is celebrating 20 years of empowering youth to use technology as a force for good. Founded at the boom of Silicon Alley in the late 90’s, Mouse has grown to a national nonprofit impacting nearly 40,000 youth.

Celebrate this milestone at the Mouse20: Powering Change event as Mouse spotlights personal stories of youth and alumni in their “20 Makers of Change,” and honors individuals and partners who have been integral to the impact and growth of Mouse.  

The event will be an interactive celebration with youth presenting projects using the latest technologies, including circuitry, 3D design, virtual reality, and more. 

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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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June 9, Friday - June 10, Saturday Red Hook Fest (Dance Theatre Etcetera)
5:30 PM at Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier
None: Free & To The Public   Tickets: None

The 24th Annual Red Hook Fest: We Push Forward, our FREE live music and dance festival on the Brooklyn waterfront, will be June 9-10th!

We have a stellar line-up of performers, including musical spoken word duo Climbing PoeTree, theatrical contemporary dance group The Dash Ensemble, Princess Grace Award-winning choreographer Loni Landon and the Loni Landon Dance Project, and the electrifying Dabka and Zaffa team Freedom Dabka Group.

FRI JUNE 9, 2016 Community Cookout & DJ Dance Party (5:30pm-8:30pm)

SAT JUNE 10, 2016 Mainstage Performances (2pm-7pm)

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