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Weekly Calendar, 7/29-8/4

Kristy Zhen Jul 29, 2011

FRI JULY 29 – THU AUG 4
Various times • $11
FILM: THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA.
Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive. The Harvest/La Cosecha profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas’ onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida’s tomato fields to follow the harvest.
Quad Cinema
34 West 13th Street
212-255-8800 • quadcinema.com

10:30am • Free
ACTION: THE JERICHO WALK – GIVE US THE RIGHT TO REMAIN.
Join The New Sanctuary Coalition for their seventh and last March of Jericho to demand protection of immigrant families to remain in their communities and bring attention to the immorality of the detention and deportation system. All  participants should wear white. Press conference will be held at 12:30 p.m.
26 Federal Plaza
917-566-4816 • nycal.mayfirst.org

SAT JULY 30
8am-7pm • $5
DISCUSSIONS: INDIE BOOK EVENT 2011.
This all-day event allows independent publishers and self-published authors to promote their work, network and discuss issues of publishing, social media, blogging and much more. Independent author Donna Carrick will also be honored with an award.
The New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave
indiebookevent.com

11:30am-1pm • Free
TOUR: EL BARIO TODAY WALKING TOUR.
El Barrio Today Arts Cluster invites people to come explore the East Harlem neighborhood, with tours running each Saturday through Nov. 5. Highlights include the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Julia de Burgos Boulevard, local murals and much more.
El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave
212-831-7272 • elmuseo.org

12:30pm-3:30pm • Free
ACTION: FREE SAME-SEX WEDDINGS.
Buddhist Minister Rev. Lawrence Grecco is offering free civil wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. Professional wedding photographer Jennifer Shea will also be offering free wedding photography. Couples should RSVP to reserve their 15-minute block and purchase marriage certificates in advance at nyc.gov.
The LGBT Community Center, 208 W 13th St
212-989-3456 • gaycenter.org

SUN JULY 31
12pm-4pm • Free
PERFORMANCE: BOLIVIA TINKU WORLD DANCE EVENT 2011.
Tinku is an Andean ritual native to the northern region of Potosí in Bolivia. All are invited to attend this celebration of Bolivian culture.
Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
718-592-9700 • queensmuseum.org

MON AUGUST 1
7pm • Free
READING: LARA FERGUS MY SISTER CHAOS.
From Australia’s feminist press, Spinifex, comes a story of twin sisters who escape from an unknown war-torn country, an obsessive-compulsive cartographer trapped in the mapping of her own house and a painter turned code-breaker trying to find the lover she lost in the war.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

TUE AUGUST 2

7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: NYCLU: PREVENTING HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN BROOKLYN.
Join the NYCLU for a discussion of their current legal battle to protect the Fair Housing Act.
125 Broad St 19th floor
212-607-3371 • discussionseries@nyclu.org

WED AUGUST 3

8pm-9:30pm • Free
PERFORMANCE: HIP-HOP KUNG FU.
Dancing in the Streets explores how Asian culture, specifically martial arts, has influenced hip-hop, and vice-versa. An international group of dancers, drummers and martial artists will perform.
Asia Society, 725 Park Ave
212-288-6400 • asiasociety.org

THU AUG 4

7pm • Free
READING: THE BEACH BENEATH THE STREETS.
Join the authors of the book, Benjamin Shepard and Gergory Smithsimon, as they discuss the activist struggles of different communities in reclaiming and transforming public space in New York City.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

7:30pm • $10 Sugg
FILM: AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR.
For 15 years, Carroll Picket was the death house chaplain to the infamous “Walls” housing unit in Huntsville, Texas. This film follows the career of Picket as he presided over 95 executions, including one in which he firmly believed the convicted man was innocent.
Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue
212-582-6050 • brownpapertickets.com

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