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Community Calendar: August 8-September 12

Indypendent Staff Aug 8

Please send event announcements to indyevents@gmail.com.

The next open editorial meeting for The Indypendent is Tuesday, August 12 at 7pm. 4 W. 43rd St, Room 311. All are welcome.

ONGOING JUN 19-AUG 30
Daily • Sliding scale
EVENT: HOT! Dixon Place’s annual
festival of queer culture provides the
best of LGBT art in the form of theater,
performance art, music, dance and
cabaret.
Dixon Place, 258 Bowery St, 2nd Fl
212-219-0736 • contact@dixonplace.org
dixonplace.org/html/hotfest.html

SAT AUG 9
1pm-6pm • Free
EVENT: NAGASAKI DAY ACTIVITIES.
The NYC War Resisters League will be
displaying an exhibit and memorial featuring
the history of nuclear weapons.
Tompkins Sq Pk, 718-768-7306
nycwrl@att.net

SUN AUG 10
10am-3pm • Free
EVENT: SUNNYSIDE OF THE BLOCK
PARTY. Learn how to ride a bike, get
active in your community, learn about
environmental issues, have your face
painted, dance, eat, jump rope or just
relax in the shade. All ages welcome.
46th St, (btwn Skillman Ave & 43rd Ave),
Qns • sunnysideblockparty@gmail.com
• blockpartynyc.org or nylcv.org/events/
sunnyside_of_the_block_party_queens

TUE AUG 12
7:30pm • Sliding scale starting at $6
FILM & DISCUSSION: NOTHING BUT
A MAN. Come view this film about
a love between a man and a woman
whose bond overcomes racial and
class barriers. Discussants TBA.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

WED AUG 13
7pm • Free
READING: LOVE AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES:
RETROFITTING EROS FOR
THE INFORMAITON AGE. Join Dominic
Pettman for a reading and discussion of
neo-sexual relationships and how our
highly ritualized expressions of desire
always reveal an era’s attitude toward
one’s own existence.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

THU AUG 14
7pm-9pm • Free
BOOK DISCUSSION: BE A FATHER TO
YOUR CHILD. This book is a compilation
of essays, interviews and poems written
by both popular figures in hip-hop culture
and first-time writers, that counterattacks
the charge that Black men don’t
care about their families.
Barnes & Noble, 106 Court St, Bklyn
718-246-4996
info@beafathertoyourchild.com

FRI-MON AUG 15-18
CONFERENCE: “POVERTY & UNEMPLOYMENT:
THE PERMANENT VIOLENCE
OF CAPITALISM.” Join the Union
for Radical Political Economics for their
summer conference which will focus
on economic issues, both at home and
abroad. Camp Deer Run, Pine Bush, NY
413-557-0806 • urpe@labornet.org
urpe.org

SAT AUG 16
12pm-6pm • Free
EVENT: ALP’S 11TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY
OUTING & BAR-B-Q. An event for
lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans
and gender non-conforming people
of color and their family and friends.
Prospect Park Long Meadow, (park area
btwn 4th & 6th Sts), Bklyn
bfenner@alp.org • alp.org/node/182

WED AUG 20
6:30pm • Suggested Donation $10
BENEFIT & FILM: “SIR! NO SIR!” A
benefit film showing for the New York
Society for Ethical Culture Public Issues
Committee. Cabaret-style showing with
a post-film chat. For a $10 donation, you
get two beers and popcorn.
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2
W 64th St, Ceremonial Hall, 4th Fl.
212-874-5210 • nysec.org

THU AUG 21
7:30pm • Free
EVENT: BUILDING AN INDEPENDENT
FEMINIST MOVEMENT: Celebrate
Women’s Rights Day and participate in
an open discussion of a resolution for
Radical Women’s October conference
on what it will take to build a feminist
movement that is independent of the
twin parties of capitalism and war.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128th St
nycradicalwomen@nyct.net
radicalwomen.org • 212-222-0633

WED SEP 3
7:30pm • Sliding scale starting at $6
BOOK RELEASE & DISCUSSION: “A
PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF SPORTS IN THE
UNITED STATES.” Dave Zirin and Robert
Lipsyte discuss 250 years of politics,
protests, the people and play.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org

SAT SEP 6
5pm-8pm • Free
EVENT: LOWER EAST SIDE ECOLOGY
CENTER 10TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION
BY THE RIVER. Celebrate the 21st anniversary
of making a more sustainable
NYC and the center’s 10th anniversary
in East River Park. Special musical
guests, silent auction, raffle prizes,
delicious local food and more.
East River Park Amphitheatre
caroline@lesecologycenter.org

NEXT ISSUE: September 12
Have a great summer break!