FRI JAN 6
10:30am-12pm • Free
PARADE: 35TH ANNUAL THREE KINGS DAY PARADE. In this colorful annual celebration marking the new year, community leaders and local groups join the Latin American community for this parade through el barrio complete with lively music, camels and puppets.
El Museo del Barrio, 106th St. & Madison Ave.
212-660-7165 • elmuseo.org
SAT JAN 7
10am-12pm • Free
EVENT: MULCHFEST 2012. Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city. Trees can also be dropped off at designated sites from Jan. 2-8.
311 • nyc.gov/parks
4-6pm • Free
DISCUSSION: A CONVERSATION WITH ANDY WORTHINGTON. The author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison talks about his work investigating American military detention facilities and the prisoners trapped within them.
Revolution Books, 146 W. 26th St.
212-691-3345 • revolutionbooksnyc.org
5-11pm • Free
EVENT: FIRST SATURDAYS AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM — OUT AND PROUD. Brooklyn Museum opens its doors to the neighborhood for free events, exhibits and activities that culminate in an evening dance party. January’s theme is LGBT rights, pride and art.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Bklyn
718-638-5000 • brooklynmusuem.org
7pm • Free w. RSVP
EXHIBIT: “A CHILD’S VIEW FROM GAZA”. In the winter of 2008-2009, Israel conducted “Operation Cast Lead,” a brutal attack on Gaza which left more than 1,400 dead in less than two months. This exhibit features children’s drawings of that historic moment, reflecting both the violent intensity of the assault and the psychosocial trauma experienced by many of the children.
Park Slope Food Co-Op, 782 Union St., Bklyn
firstname.lastname@example.org • foodcoop.com
TUE JAN 10
6-8pm • Free
FORUM: FAMILIES: THE MISSING LINK IN REDUCING RISK & PROMOTING WELL-BEING OF LGBT YOUTH. This forum focuses on a groundbreaking new approach to working with families of LGBT youth to solve the tragic problem of family rejection that can result in homelessness, family disruption and serious related psychological and health problems.
LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St.
917-757-6123 • gaycenter.org
WED JAN 11
7pm • Free
READING: GENDER BORN, GENDER MADE: RAISING HEALTHY GENDER-NONCONFORMING CHILDREN. Author Diane Ehrensaft discusses her guidebook on raising children who don’t behave according to the traditional gender mold.. Ehrensaft explores “gender creativity” as well as some of the day-to-day challenges of raising transgender children.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St.
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com
7:30pm • $10
SCREENING: ALL ME AND AN EVENING WITH WINFRED REMBERT. With his intensely autobiographical paintings depicting the day-to-day existence of blacks in the segregated South, Rembert has preserved an important, if often disturbing, chapter of American history.
Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Ave.
212-582-6050 • mayslesinstitute.org
7:30-9pm • $8/$3 Donation
DISCUSSION: COUNTERING THE ATTACK ON THE REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS OF WOMEN OF COLOR. Speaker Charlotte Strauss Swanson will talk about the historical role of women of color in the defense of reproduction rights and the racist campaign of the right wing that claims “abortion is Black genocide.”
Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th. St.
212-222-0633 • radicalwomen.org
THU JAN 12
6-9pm • Free
EXHIBIT: STREET.LIFE.LIVE. WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE. This show examines ways of looking, seeing and how cultural identities are forged and preserved in an assortment of local photographs by noted LES photographers- Rebecca Lepkoff, Silvianna Golodsmith, Marlis Momber, Anna Sawaryn and Shell Sheddy.
14th Street YMCA, 344 E. 14th St.
212-780-0800 • 14streety.org
7pm • $5
TRIBUTE: LOWER EAST SIDE, I LOVE YOU… A BIMBO RIVAS TRIBUTE. Poetry, music and art celebrate the finished painting of a tribute to legendary Lower East Side poet Bimbo Rivas, who wrote “Loisaida,” an epic ode to the neighborhood.
Nuyorican Cafe, 236 E. Third St.
212-780-9386 • nuyorican.org