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Community Events Calendar, December–January

Indypendent Staff Dec 16

THRU MAR 16
$14/$10 for Students and Seniors/Free Under 20
EXHIBITION: JACOB RIIS: REVEALING NEW YORK’S OTHER HALF.
A retrospective of the photographs and writing of the late-19th century newspaper reporter Jacob Riis, this exhibition chronicles Riis’ use of photojournalism to illustrate the plight of impoverished residents of New York.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave
212-534-1672 • mcny.org/jacobariis

THRU AUG 7
$16/$12 for Students and Seniors/Free Under 19
EXHIBITION: AGITPROP!
A combination of “agitation” and “propaganda,” Agitprop! traces the long relationship of art and social activism, featuring historical social movements and contemporary efforts by artists engaged across mediums as diverse as photography, film, prints, banners, street actions, songs, digital files, and web platforms.
Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern PKWY
718-638-5000 • brooklynmuseum.org

ONGOING
CLASS: ADULT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene offers these day-long training sessions specifically to non-mental health professionals. Attendees will learn to identify the early signs of common disorders and assess what to do next.
Various locations
nyc.gov/dohmentalhealthfirstaid.org

SUN DEC 20
1pm • Free
FORUM: FEMINIST DISCUSSION OF MASCULINITY.
This discussion is a safe space to discuss the gendered expectations placed on men and boys in a patriarchal society, and how these have affected, and continue to affect, all of us. The forum is open to all, inclusive of gender and level of knowledge of the subject matter.
Bluestockings
172 Allen Street
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

MON DEC 21
7pm • Free
EVENT: CAMPAIGN FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY — GENERAL MEETING.
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice invite you to attend this monthly meeting with a focus on ending discriminatory policing in NYC. The meeting will include an update on work with Communities United for Police Reform, planning future “Know Your Responsibilities” workshops and legislative advocacy.
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
330 7th Ave Suite 1901
212-647-8966 • jfrej.org

THUR DEC 31
9:45/10pm • Free
BIKE RIDE & PARTY: NEW YEAR’S EVE RIDE
Join Times-Up for the direct action environmental organization’s annual New Year’s Eve ride and party. Bike or skate over the Williamsburg bridge and up to Central Park for a dance party. Non-riders are welcome to attend, simply meet at 11:45pm at Belvedere Castle. Dress festive (“don’t forget noisemakers and party favors”) and bring food and drink to share.
9:45pm Williamsburg Bridge at the Brooklyn entrance, OR
10pm Washington Square Park Arch, Manhattan
212-802-8222 • times-up.org

WED JAN 6
11am • Free
PARADE: 39TH ANNUAL THREE KINGS PARADE.
The Three Wise Men of the Christmas story are celebrated on this throughout Latin America and in El Barrio. The parade route runs from 106th and Lexington to 115th and Park. Attendees are invited to a celebration at El Museo del Barrio after the parade. To register to march or volunteer, see the website below.
El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave
212-831-7272 • elmuseo.org

FRI JAN 8
8:30pm • $7 RSVP/$10 at the door/Free for groups of three or more.
EVENT: ART LOVHER ARTIST SALON.
ArtLovHer is an evening of drink, draw, and performance in a historic artist collective space. Each event features a gallery reception, a live model to draw and a featured performance, and closes with an open mic welcome to any form of artistic expression.
WOW Café Theatre
59-61 East 4th St
917-725-1482 • wowcafe.org

SAT JAN 9
7pm • Free
READING: COMING OUT LIKE A PORN STAR.
Contributors to Jiz Lee’s upcoming anthology of essays on “coming out” about working in the adult industry will read their work. Lee’s work spans a decade of queer pornography and hardcore gonzo adult film genres.
Bluestockings
172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

SAT JAN 9
8pm • $18 suggested donation
PERFORMANCE: REGGIE HARRIS AND PAT WICTOR.
Join singers and guitarists Reggie Harris and Pat Wictor as they perform solo and together across a broad range of styles: everything from classical, folk, gospel and jazz to roots music, blues and country.
People’s Voice Cafe
40 East 35th St
peoplesvoicecafe.org

TUE JAN 12
2pm • Free
EVENT: BROOKLYN AFTERNOONS: ART AND CONVERSATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MEMORY LOSS.
Held during non-public hours, the Brooklyn Museum welcomes those living with memory loss and their caregivers to enjoy an afternoon of art, conversation, and each other’s company within the museum’s galleries. Wheelchairs and assistive listening devices are provided. Registration is required via email or by calling the number below.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
718-501-6229 • brooklynmuseum.org

WED JAN 13
7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: ISIS: WHAT CAN BE DONE?
Phyllis Bennis, activist author of Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer, and David Wildman of the United Methodist Church Human Rights & Racial Justice, will discuss ISIS, U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria, conditions on the ground, and the refugee crisis.
The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
718-624-5921 • brooklynpeace.org

WED JAN 13, 20 and 27
7:30pm • $25-45/No one turned away for inability to pay
CLASS: SEVEN ESSENTIAL STEPS IN MARX’S DIALECTICAL METHOD IN THREE NIGHTS
This three-night course will detail the seven steps in Marx’s dialectical method through explanation and practice, with the ultimate goal of helping people think, study and act more dialectically.
The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
marxedproject.org

TUE JAN 19
6:30pm • Free
SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: A PLACE AT THE TABLE.
This film looks at three American families and their daily struggle with hunger and sources of food. Director Lori Silverbush will be on hand.
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
718-222-4111 • brooklynhistory.org

TUE JAN 19
6:30pm • $16/$12 for Students & Seniors
PANEL DISCUSSION: HOUSING A GROWING CITY.
Urban planning professionals including housing advocates, city officials and community leaders will lead a discussion on NYC’s affordable housing crisis, its origins and some possible solutions.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave
212-534-1672 • mcny.org

ONGOING
Free (!)
SIGN UP FOR A NYC MUNICIPAL ID!
As The Indypendent went to press, it was announced that the NYC Municipal Identification Card — which is open to all New Yorkers who are at least 14 years old, regardless of immigration status — will remain free for a second straight year. The ID comes with a slew of benefits, including free one-year memberships in more than two dozen cultural entities such as the Bronx Zoo, the Brooklyn Museum and the New York City Ballet.To make a mandatory in-person appointment to receive a card, follow the link below.
IDNYC
nyc.gov/idnyc