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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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May 19, Friday - September 10, Sunday Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses (Jehovah's Witnesses)
9:40am at Jersey City Assembly Hall, 2932 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City NJ, 07306

The theme of this year’s convention, “Don’t give up!” is designed to show how we can have a happy life now and a real hope for the future. There will be a variety of talks, demonstrations, interviews, video presentations and a three-part feature film that will follow the story of a family who learns why Jesus said, “Remember The Wife of Lot.” Programs will run every weekend (Fri-Sun) starting May 19th to September 10th. Convention programs are presented in several languages.

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May 31, Wednesday - May 31, Saturday THE COOPING THEORY: WHO KILLED EDGAR ALLAN POE? (Jonathan Slaff and associates)
08:00 PM at St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 345 Grand Street, Williamsbur
Admission: $75, $100   Tickets: 212-457-0889 ext. 0 (Call or Text)

Poseidon Theatre Company, an emerging theater company, is mounting its first original, immersive site-specific show: "The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?," an intimate theatre event for only 30 guests per night featuring craft cocktails, food (full dinner menu available) and a paranormal experience, all framed by the great words of the master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe. There is a $25 food and beverage minimum per guest. 

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June 22, Thursday - January 7, Sunday South Street Seaport Museum announces new exhibition Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914 (Michelle Tabnick PR)
11:00 AM at South Street Seaport Museum
Admission: $6, $8, $12   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

The South Street Seaport Museum announces its newest exhibition, Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners. Millions is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side-by-side, the dichotomy between First Class and Third Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century.  For more info click here https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/

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June 23, Friday - August 12, Saturday Theater of the Resist (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
06:00 pm at The Met Breuer, Floor 5, Madison Avenue at 75th Street
Donation: Free with Museum adm   Tickets: Register online

The Met Breuer, Floor 5. Friday and Saturday evenings 6 to 8 pm, June 23 through August 12, 2017. For complete schedule of performers visit www.metmuseum.org/resist MetLiveArts in collaboration with media and culture writer Kali Holloway presents an eight-week summer series of edgy, timely, and pointedly political performances and films on the Fifth Floor of The Met Breuer. 

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July 7, Friday - September 1, Friday Jazzy Jazz Festival 2017 (Medgar Evers College)
7:00pm at 1638 Bedford Avenue , Brooklyn,NY 11225
None: Free   Tickets: None

The Dr. Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival, will pay tribute to the legendary Lena Horne this year. Seating is on a first-come basis. This year’s lineup of performers include: Eric Wyatt Quartet , Steven Kroon & Sextet; MEC Jazz Ensemble, Hillard Greene and The Jazz Expressions; Melba Joyce and Friends, Ngoma's "Not Your Average String Thing"; Rhythm Healing featuring Bashiri Johnson & Frances Elizee; Jazzmeia Horn; and Alex Blake & Collective. We honor the Legendary Lena Horne, a Brooklyn native with nine concerts.

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July 7, Friday - August 11, Friday 13th Annual FREE SummerStarz Movies (Town Square)
8:00 pm at Transmitter Park
None: Free to the public   Tickets: None

13th Annual FREE SummerStarz Movies. School's almost out and Town Square's SummerSTARZ free family movie nights are back. Six wonderful Friday nights, starting with Guardians of the Galaxy on July 7th. Bring a picnic blanket, friends & family. Come early and have an awesome time! 

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July 10, Monday - July 23, Sunday Dos Toros 13 in 13 Snapchat Challenge (Derris)
at Dos Toros
None: Free   Tickets: N/A

Dos Toros is calling all NYC burrito connoisseurs to complete their "13 in 13" Snapchat challenge for the chance to win a trip to Chicago and FREE burritos for a year in celebration of the restaurant's opening in Chicago later this year! Guests must visit a Dos Toros location, Snapchat a selfie using the store’s custom geofilter (no purchase necessary),and submit a screenshot of it by either sharing it on Instagram and tagging @DosToros or emailing it to MyBurritoDay@dostoros.com by midnight on July 24. Anyone who completes the challenge will be entered to win two roundtrip airfare tickets from NYC to Chicago for the grand opening celebration in late August, as well as a Dos Toros Black Card (free burritos for a year)! 

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July 17, Monday - August 20, Sunday The Wizard of Oz (Harlem Repertory Theatre)
3:00 pm at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 E. 123rd St, New York, NY 10035
Admission: $10   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

An adaptation of the iconic 1939 MGM movie musical about a little girl from Kansas who journeys to the Land of Oz. When Dorothy wakes up in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, and munchkins and monkeys, she's charmed but desperate to return home. She sets off on a quest to ask the Wizard for help and along the way befriends a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man without a heart, and a cowardly lion. They journey down the yellow brick road with Harlem Rep's jazz inspired renditions of the memorable songs from the Oscar-nominated film.

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July 23, Sunday A Dance With Death (The Murder Mystery Company in New York)
5:00 PM at Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan Midtown East
Admission: $90 - 109   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

The Murder Mystery Murder Company are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in New York City and surrounding areas throughout New York. Join The Murder Mystery Company in New York for a night of intrigue and deception! 

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July 26, Wednesday RAW: Orange County = Fashion + Music + Art + Performances (RAW Artists)
7:00 PM at Mansion Costa Mesa 841 Baker St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Admission: $30   Tickets: https://www.rawartists.org/orangecounty/fixate

Join us @ RAW: Orange County for a local creative explosion of film, fashion, music, art, performing art, hair styl ing, makeup artistry, photography, accessories and more. The coolest thing you could do on a Wednesday night! Door Fashion Shows, Pop Up Art-Gallery, Short Film Screening, Live Music Performances, Installations and more.

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July 26, Wednesday - September 3, Sunday The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America (Brooklyn Museum)
11AM at Brooklyn Museum
Admission: $25

The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America seeks to spark an honest conversation about the legacy of racial injustice in America today. Coordinated in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and Google, this exhibition presents EJI’s groundbreaking research into the history of lynchings and connects it to artworks and archival material from the Brooklyn Museum’s collections. Throughout the Brooklyn Museum’s history, our exhibitions and public programs have confronted difficult and urgent issues because we believe that great art and courageous conversations contribute to a more just, civic, and empathetic world. We are proud to showcase the work of six photographers commissioned by EJI to illustrate the oral histories on view—Melissa Bunni Elian, Kris Graves, Raymond Thompson, Andre Wagner, Bee Walker, and Rog Walker. To approach this topic respectfully, the exhibition focuses on personal stories. It does not contain explicit photographs or illustrations.Learn more about the memorial and EJI's Research on lynching.

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July 27, Thursday - August 12, Saturday Henry VI Part 3 (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot)
7:00 PM at 114 Norfolk Street
None: Free To The Public   Tickets: None

The play, which is seldom done, lays bare the passions of the Medieval English war between York and Lancaster. It illuminates the animosity between today's Republicans and Democrats on one hand and the tenacity of irreconcilable conflicts, including current civil and sectarian wars, on the other. The play contains provocative dialogue about the roles and possibility of peacemaking during societal conflict. 

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July 29, Saturday - July 30, Sunday Ribbons in The Tree of Life (artist)
11am - 6pm at Governors Island Front Lawn of Commander Nolans House
None: free   Tickets: register at Eventbrite and receive A festival tote bag and signed copies books b

On the occasion of the 7th Annual New York Poetry Festival and The New York Poetry Society artist Ana de Portela to create an installation of "Post It Poems" These are attached to bright colored Ribbons festooning the branches of two trees.Located on the front lawn of Commander Nolan House this interactive sculpture/performance is a centuries old tradition spanning world cultures the public is invited to participate by adding images thoughts or wishes.

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July 31, Monday Compete for a League of Legends National Championship in your Local New York Theater! (Super League Gaming)
7:00 PM at City Center 15: Cinema de Lux 237 Martine Ave, White Plains,
Admission: $5   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

Super League Gaming’s second season of League of Legends City Champs is kicking off on July 31st, and players of all skill levels have an opportunity to compete as a member of the New York Fury! In order to secure your spot on the amateur eSports team, be sure to participate in the online qualifiers taking place from Friday, July 21st – Monday, July 24th. If you top the leaderboards, you’ll be selected to join the team of 60, represent your city, and connect with other League of Legends players as you compete on the big screen. The national, intercity competition will pit the New York Fury against 11 other teams from around the country for the chance to become the League of Legends City Champs national champion! Play your favorite game and champions in a new “League Unlocked” mode, and make new friends – all while representing the New York Fury!

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August 1, Tuesday Gold Business Connect Speed Networking (Light of Gold PR and Marketing)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Regus, 132 West 31st Street, 15th Floor, 31 Penn Plaza, New
Admission: $20.00   Tickets: Click Here For Tickets

In an effort to connect, educate professionals, and stimulate growth for your business and to encourage community and st rategic partnerships and alliances, we’ve decided to host this series.  We’re hosting this event as a way to encourage synergies between business owners, solopreneurs, and business professionals.  

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August 4, Friday - August 6, Sunday DON’T GIVE UP! 2017 Tagalog Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Jehovah's Witnesses)
9:20 AM at 300 Sovereign , Blackwood, NJ 08012
None: Free

Highlights include talks and interviews on how God supplies endurance, a feature film each afternoon that follows the story of a family from the Bible and the encouraging discourse Sunday morning, "Never Give Up Hope!" All are welcome to attend any convention session. For more information and program schedule, please visit our website

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August 9, Wednesday Free 12 Steps to Goal Setting and Special Guest (Self-Improvement Career Coach/Motivational Speaker)
7:00pm at 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead NY 11552

Providing strategies to help with success, focus and better connection to yourself and others. In addition Special Guest Martial Arts Grand Master Parks...who will help with improving your physical and mental wellness by learning De-Stress Techniques: Proper Breathing, Meditation, Breaking boards, Demonstrations and more...

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August 12, Saturday Jazz on the Hudson (Mountainside Treatment Center)
6:30 PM at Hornblower Cruises & Events, Pier 40 - 353 West Street, New
Admission: $75 +5.12 fee   Tickets: On the website

Be entertained and energized as our second annual sober cruise transports you to the golden age of jazz! Dance the night away to music by Ulysses Owens Jr. Enjoy a mocktail hour and a full dinner buffet as you take in the legendary views of the New York City skyline. On top of the food, fun and fellowship, there will be plenty of surprises and cool giveaways all night long! Get into the theme & dress the part! We recommend dressy casual attire to match the fun & excitement of Jazz. For your safety on the yacht, please no high heels or flip-flops. We also suggest you bring a light jacket in case it gets chilly.

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August 13, Sunday - August 19, Saturday 2017 Battery Dance Festival (Battery Dance / Michelle Tabnick PR)
7:00 PM at Robert F Wagner Jr Park
None: Free   Tickets: http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/ (Ava il. 8/1)

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City. Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City's longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival attracts a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

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August 22, Tuesday - August 29, Tuesday New York Choral Society 2017-18 Auditions (New York Choral Society)
6:00 PM at Nola Studios, NYC
None: Free

NYCHORAL (New York Choral Society) invites you to join our friendly and talented group of singers, led by music director David Hayes.The 175-voice NYCHORAL has been widely recognized for its outstanding performances at Carnegie Hall and other prestigious venues around the world for over 50 years.We are looking for experienced choral singers with good reading ability, musical skills and the desire to be moved, inspired and challenged! We hope you’ll join us for our exciting 2017-18 season. Learn more about NYCHORAL auditions, membership and our upcoming season by visiting our websit and to request an audition or if you have questions, please contact us at nychoral@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you!

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September 16, Saturday - September 17, Sunday Launch the People's Congress of Resistance (ANSWER Coalition)
at Washington DC

In the face of the Trump Administration’s assault against working class and poor communities, and the environment, a grassroots People’s Congress of Resistance will convene in Washington, D.C. on September 16-17. Grassroots resisters will be traveling from all 50 states to attend this historic gathering.

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September 19, Tuesday Polly Ferman - Habaneras Milongas Tangos (Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc)
7:00 PM at Marc A, Scorca Hall of national Opera Center
None: Free

Jeffrey James Arts Consulting presents Pianist Polly Ferman performing Habaneras Milongas,Tangos,a multimedia solo piano recital, with commentary, showcasing Tango from its African roots to the New Tango.Projections, film, and music will take the audience on a journey through Tangos history before,during and after the emergence of the well-known Tango for dancing.It will also show how difficult it was for women to enter this Rio de la Plata  (Argentina and Uruguay) City-style world.  

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November 20, Monday - November 21, Tuesday Startup Spectacular 2017 (TechBreakfast)
8:00am at Microsoft Times Square, NYC
None: Free

In this fast-paced multi-track program learn from experts: how to incorporate your business, raise money, attract and retain employees, protect your intellectual property, accounting 101, sales for startups, marketing on a shoestring, growth hacking, dealing with legal issues ranging from employee and supplier contracts to immigration-related issues for your employees. In addition, get access to tons of professional services, content, and offers that will return a huge investment. 

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