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Community Calendar for April 11-24

Indypendent Staff Apr 11

Please send event announcements to indyevents@gmail.com.

The next editorial meeting for The Indypendent is Tuesday, April 15 at 7pm. 4 W 43rd St, Room 311. All are welcome.

SUNDAYS
3pm • $3 READING: “SOS: THE SUNDAY OPEN SERIES.” A weekly open poetry reading. ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St 212-254-3697 • abcnorio.org

WEEKLY BEGINNING APR 10
1st & 3rd Tues at 8:30am & 2nd & 4th Thur at 6pm • $5-$10 suggested donation WEEKLY HERB WALKS IN PROSPECT PARK. Join Brooklyn herbalist Jacoby Ballard and learn how to identify and prepare plants that grow in Prospect Park. Meet just inside the Lincoln Rd & Ocean Ave entrance at the benches. jacoby.ballard@gmail.com

ONGOING THRU APR 26
8pm • $20 adults/$15 students w/ID PLAY: THE NYC REVIVAL OF “DIRT.” A one-man play by Robert Schneider about an Iraqi citizen living in New York and working as a street vendor selling roses. Under St. Marks (no wheelchair access), 94 St. Mark’s Pl • dirt-nyc.com smarttix.com • 212-868-4444

ONGOING THRU MAY 3
$5 suggested donation EXHIBITION: “STATE OF PROGRESS.” Photographs and art objects from a North American country farm tour presenting current environmental concerns and the ways in which artists are addressing them. Exit Art, 475 10th Ave stateofprogress.org • exitart.org

SAT APR 12 & SUN APR 13
FREE BOOKFAIR: “THE 2ND ANNUAL NYC ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR.” 60 exhibitors and organizations plus 18 panels, workshops and skillshares. Free childcare. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Wash Square South. 917-806-6452 • anarchistbookfair.net

SUN APR 13
7pm • FREE LECTURE: GANDHI’S “TRUTH FORCE” IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Gandhi’s concept of Satyagraha (“truth force”) inspired the 20th century’s most effective social change movements. Can it now inspire us to confront and transform climate change? Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave (at 112th). 845-424-4800 • Satya-graha.org

2-4pm • FREE MEETING: PROGRESSIVE EDUCATOR BOOKCLUB. Join IndyKids volunteers and teachers for this informal monthly book club. The current reading is chapter’s 9-16 of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. At a Lower East Side apartment, call 646-415-1012 for address • Indykids.net

SUN APR 13 & 20
1:30-3pm • FREE CLASS: INFANT MASSAGE. Learn how to safely perform soothing massages on your infant. Parents, bring your baby and expectant parents bring 21” baby doll to practice with. Maple Street School, 21 Lincoln Pl, Bklyn. Please register early. 917-774-1289 maat_oshun@hotmail.com

WED APR 16
7pm • FREE LECTURE: THE MISSING PEACE: HOW CONTEMPLATIVE TEACHING IS CHANGING AMERICAN EDUCATION. Mirabai Bush, director of the Center for Cotemplative Mind, brings a unique background of organizational management, teaching and spiritual practice. Peace Education Center at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, Cowin Center Auditorium (Enter on 120th St& Broadway). 212-678-8116 • Satya-graha.org

FRI/SAT APR 18 & 19
FREE Earth Day Eco-Festival at Grand Central (Vanderbilt Ave & 42nd St)

SAT APR 19
12-6pm • FREE FESTIVAL: WE ACT EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Harlem’s Green Festival sponsored by WE ACT for Environmental Justice, 163 W 125th St 212-961-1000 • weact.org

5pm • FREE TALK: “1968: YEAR OF REVOLT” featuring Joe Allen of the Chicago Teamsters Local 705 on the 40th Anniversary of 1968. National tour sponsored by International Socialist Review. City College, 138th St & Convent, Room TBA. 646-452-8631 • nyciso@hotmail.com

MON APR 21 & 28
7:30-9pm • FREE DISCUSSION: “A SOCIALIST FEMINIST TAKE ON THE ECONOMY AND ON THE ELECTIONS.” Sponsored by the FREEdom Socialist Party. Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St 212-222-0633 • fsp@nyct.net socialism.com

MON APR 21
7pm • FREE ($10 suggested donation) DISCUSSION: GANDHI, KING AND THE POWER OF NONVIOLENCE: ALTERNATIVES TO FORCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY. Join best-selling authors Jonathan Schell and Pulitzer prize-winner Taylor Branch as they discuss Gandhi, MLK and the enduring power of nonviolence. Sponsored by The Nation Institute. The New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St at Central Park West. Satya-graha.org

FRI APR 25
8pm • sliding scale beginning at $10 DANCE PARTY: TIMES UP! DANCE PARTY AT THE HUB. Rude Mechanical Orchestra, DJ Suggested D, Boom Boom Brooks Trio. There will be a bicycle fashion show, Traffic Jam Tap Dancers, olympic-sized trampoline, valet bike parking and snacks. New location: 73 Morton St 212-802-8222 • times-up.org

SAT APR 26
2-4pm • FREE VIGIL: WITNESS AGAINST TORTURE GUANTANAMO STREET THEATER. Participate or support the action. Music and leafleting. 125th St & 7th Ave daloisio@earthlink.net

SUN APR 27
2-6pm • FREE FESTIVAL: “BLACKKAT MAYDAY 2008.” Music from hip-hop legends and others as well as performance, live silkscreening and other artworks. Tompkins Sq Park, 7th St btw Aves A & B, afterparty at The Delancey. Activist groups are invited to table. blackkat.org • blackkatemail@gmail.com

Next Issue : April 25