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INDY EVENTS CALENDAR: July 31 – Aug. 6

The Indypendent Jul 31

 FRI JULY 31

10am – 5pm · Suggested Contribution $10/ Students $6/ Seniors $6/ Children Free

VIDEO: REFLECTIONS ON THE EKECTRIC MIRROR: NEW FEMINIST VIDEO

This exhibition features the work of nine emerging women artists, all born during the Second Wave of Feminism, four of whom work as collaborative duos.

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Pkwy, Bklyn

brooklynmuseum.org · 718-638-5000   

 

FRI JULY 31

6pm – 10pm · Free

EVENT: AGE OF THE CAKE BY LAZARO VALIENTE

Using memory and written history to create improvised-harmonies live from Lower East Side’s Envoy Enterprises, Lázaro Valiente will channel people who died or were born on July 31st. Physical and virtual visitors will be allowed to influence the piece by giving direct instructions to Valiente from a predetermined list.

Envoy Enterprises, Contemporary Art Space

131 Chrystie St

ageofthecake.com · (212) 2264555

 

FRI JULY 31

7pm • $10

BENEFIT: PUERTO RICAN FREEDOM PROJECT FUNDRAISER

Listen to performances by Rebel Diaz, Dr Loco and others and support Puerto Rican political prisoners and their families.

Rebel Diaz Arts Collective

478 Austin Pl, 2nd Fl, Brnx

freedomalbum@gmail.com

 

FRI JUL 31

7-9pm • $10

PERFORMANCE: THE TRUTH PRESENTS “EXPOSED”

The Truth will deliver sharp, original, and incisive spoken word poetry.

Nuyorican Poets Café

236 E 3rd St

nuyorican.org • 631-383-6239

 

SAT AUG 1

1pm-3pm • Free

RALLY: STOP THE WAR ON IRAN

Come speak out against military attacks and sanctions against Iran.

Times Square

42nd St & 7th Ave

info@stopwaroniran.org • 212-633-6646

 

SAT AUG 1

1:30pm • Free

VIGIL: “ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS”

Wear black and call for the end of nuclear weapons in honor of Hiroshima Day, August 6.

4th Ave btw 96th & 97th Sts

infaithpeace@yahoo.com • 718-680-2981

 

SAT AUG 1

6pm • $10 Suggested donation

EXHIBIT: NECROPOLIS: CITY OF THE DEAD

The Alternative Arts Association presents a multimedia production exploring the metaphoric graveyard of modern life.

Brecht Forum

451 West St

brechtforum.org • 212-242-4201

 

SUN AUG 2

9am-1pm • $20 Registration Required

BIKE RIDE: “BIKING AND BIRDING: RIVERDALE”

The ride will begin in Columbus Circle and travel throughout Manhattan and the Bronx with Transportation Alternatives members to explore parks including Inwood Hill Park and Riverdale Park and will pass historic grounds and gardens at Wave Hill. The ride is 12 miles one way.

Columbus Circle, Manhattan

Transalt.org • 212-629-8080

 

SUN AUG 2

2:30pm • Free

DISCUSSION: “FEMINIST BOOK CLUB: ANGELA DAVIS’ ‘WOMEN, RACE & CLASS’”

This discussion will focus on Davis’ views of feminism, race and class and is open to all genders.

Bluestockings Bookstore

172 Allen St

feministbookclub@bluestockings.com • 212-777-6028

 

SUN AUG 2

7pm • $5 Suggested donation

FILM: “PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL”

Gina Reticker’s award-winning documentary chronicles Liberian women who resisted the rule of warlords. Catherine Shimony, founder of Global Goods Partners, will lead a discussion after the screening.

Bluestockings

172 Allen St

bluestockings.com • 212-777-6028

 

MON AUG 3

7pm • Free

DISCUSSION: ABORTION, MORALITY, AND THE LIBERATION OF WOMEN

A conversation between Revolution reporter Sunsara Taylor and author Dr. Susan Wickland.

LGBT Community Center

208 W 13th St

revolutionbooksnyc.org • revbooksnyc@yahoo.com • 212-691-3345

 

MON AUG 3

7pm • Free

READING: “MIRIAM GREENBERG ‘BRANDING NEW YORK.’”

Miriam Greenberg will discuss her book about how NYC was sold and marketed to the world through tourism, the finance industry and real estate.

Bluestockings Bookstore

172 Allen St

Bluestockings.com • 212-777-6028

 

MON AUG 3

7:30-9pm • Free

DISCUSSION: “OCCUPATION 101: THE U.S.-ISRAEL CONNECTION”

The latest installment in a six-part series, this session will focus on U.S. power and influence over Israel.

Freedom Hall

113 W 128th St

wbai.org • fsp@nyct.net • 212-222-0633

 

TUE AUG 4

11am-12:30pm • Free (Registration Required)

WORKSHOP: “BEFORE YOU SEEK A GRANT: A CHECKLIST FOR NEW NONPROFITS”

This course will provide essential tools for starting up a nonprofit venture and give you the foundation you need to fundraise.

The Foundation Center

79 Fifth Ave 2nd floor

Foundationcenter.org • 212-620-4230

 

TUE AUG 4

7pm • Free

MEETING: END THE ILLEGAL SIEGE OF GAZA

Come to discuss how to mobilize to end the siege of Gaza.

Brecht Forum

451 West St

dasitg@gmail.com • 212-371-6001

 

TUES AUG 4

7-9pm • Free

DEBATE: NYC MAYORAL CANDIDATES’ CIVIL RIGHTS FORUM

WNYC city hall reporter Bob Hennelly will moderate between candidates.

New York Law School

57 Worth St

nyclu.org • 212-607-3358

 

TUES AUG 4

8pm • $10 advance, $12 at door

READING: STORIES IN HIGH FIDELITY

The Village Voice’s Rob Harvilla and writers Dean Wareham and Dan Kennedy will discuss their music literature.

Union Hall

702 Union St, Bklyn

unionhallny.com718-638-4400

 

TUE AUGUST 4

8 -10pm · Free

CONCERT: CROSS-POLLINATION CONCERT SERIES

Two of the best singer-songwriters in NYC each play a 40 minute solo set. This is followed by a three song collaborative set during which both artists share the stage.

Pianos

158 Ludlow St

liberatedmatter.com

 

WED AUG 5

3:30pm-4:30pm • Free (Registration Required)

WORKSHOP: CHILDREN’S WORM COMPOSTING WORKSHOP

This event, held by the Lower East Side Ecology Center, will help children learn more about decomposition, worm anatomy and caring for worms. This is for children ages 5 and up.

Whole Foods Tribeca, Upstairs Seating Area

270 Greenwich St

Lesecologycenter.org • info@lesecologycenter.org

 

WED AUG 5

6:30pm

EVENT: 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF UNIVERSAL PEACE DAY

Enjoy performances by David Amram, Hiroshima survivor Koji Kobayashi, Japanese rock star Shinji Harada and others for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration Ceremony.

NY Buddhist Church

331-332 Riverside Dr

 

WED AUG 5

7pm • FREE

DISCUSSION: SEXUALITY & SOCIALISM: HISTORY, POLITICS & THEORY OF LGBT LIBERATION

Discuss the new book by Sherry Wolf from Haymarket and debate topics such as equal rights for all LGBT people.

Diversity Center of Queens

76-11 37th Ave, rm 206

nyciso@gmail.com

 

WED AUG 5

7pm • FREE

TALK: IRAN TODAY

Learn about Iran’s culture, religion and society and examine U.S.-Iran relations in this talk by Iris Bieri.

Brooklyn Friends Meeting House

110 Schermerhorn St

bfp@brooklynpeace.org • 718-624-5921

 

WED AUG 5

7pm

MEETING: WE NEED A NEW ABORTION RIGHTS MOVEMENT

This meeting, led by feminist author Jennifer Roesch, will focus on women’s rights in relation to abortion topics.

Bluestockings

172 Allen St

nyciso@gmail.com • 585-350-8862

 

WED AUG 5

7:30pm  • $6/$10/$15 Sliding Scale

FILM: “BUFFALO SOLDIERS: AFRICAN-AMERICANS & U.S. MILITARISM”

This 43-minute film from Director Stuart Heisler, “The Negro Soldier,” will be screened alongside the 68-minute “No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger,” from Director David Loeb Weiss. The two are a part of the Black August Film Series from the Brecht Forum.

The Brecht Forum

451 West St

brechtforum@brechtforum.org • 212-242-4201

 

WED AUGUST 5

8:30pm · $6

EVENT: CHANNEL 101: NY MONTHLY SCREENING

At Channel 101 the destiny of TV entertainment is in your hands! New five-minute shows from the best young writers and directors in NYC battle it out for the right to be turned into a series. The top five shows become the new “prime time” lineup for the following month; losing shows are banished forever.

200 Hudson Street

92y.org

 

THU AUGUST 6

6pm – 8pm  · Free

EVENT: NEW YORK CiviCRM MEETUP

CiviCRM is the first open source and freely downloadable constituent relationship management solution. CiviCRM is web-based, open source, internationalized, and designed specifically to meet the needs of advocacy, non-profit and non-governmental groups.

79 Leonard Street, Suite #5

info@civicrm.org

 

THU AUGUST 6

6pm – 8pm · Free

EVENT: IMPACT SHOWCASE

Come and learn in the interactive multimedia performing arts collaborative technology workshop.

Black Box Theatre

82 Washington Sq. East

(212) 998-5281

 

THU AUG 6

7pm • Free

BOOK RELEASE EVENT: “CONFESSIONS OF A EX-DOOFUS ITCHYFOOTED MUTHA”

Iconic filmmaker and “Black Broadway” pioneer Melvin Van Peebles will introduce his new graphic novel.

Revolution Books

146 W 26th St

revolutionbooksnyc.org • 212-691-3345

 

THU AUG 6

7pm • FREE

READING: “FOR ALL THE PEOPLE”

Listen to author John Curl discuss his work about cooperation, cooperative movements and communalism in the United States.

Bluestockings

172 Allen St

info@bluestockings.com • 212-777-6028

 

THU AUGUST 6

7:30pm · $3 Suggested Contribution

MOVIE: PURPLE RAIN

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of history’s greatest pop albums, and the extravagantly, hilariously whacky and over the top film it inspired, we invite you to don something lacey and ruffled and come get your Prince on. Gates open at 6:30pm.

Prospect Park Bandshell

Prospect Park West and 9th Street, Bklyn

bricartsmedia.org

 

 

 

 

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