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THRU SEPT 22
THUR–SAT 4PM–10PM, SAT–SUN 12PM–10PM
An area beneath a majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge will be transformed into an immersive photography village populated by 90-plus shipping containers repurposed into galleries.
Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, Bklyn
THUR SEPT 12
6:30PM–8PM • $5–$14
HISTORY: Jewish Lives in China
Jewish immigration to New York is a well-researched phenomenon, but tens of thousands of Jewish immigrants also traveled east from their homes looking for new freedom and opportunity. In this talk, panelists Jim Ross and Irene Clurman will explore the oft-forgotten history of Jewish communities in Harbin and Shanghai — refugees and fortune seekers from Odessa and Bukhara to Baghdad — that have now all but disappeared.
Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge St., Mnhtn
THUR SEPT 12
6:30PM–8PM • Free
BOOK LAUNCH: If We Forget Ourselves, Who Will Be Left to Remember Us?
Join Cherríe Moraga, the celebrated activist, writer and co-editor of the influential anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, for a reading and discussion of her new memoir, Native Country of the Heart, a love letter to her mother and an intimate portrait of the U.S.-Mexican diaspora.
Barnard Center for Research on Women, Milstein Center
40 Claremont Ave., 6th Fl., Mnhtn
FRI SEPT 13
7PM–9:30PM • $20–$25
DANCE: Louisiana Dance Party with the Revelers
Get freaky on the dance floor with the Revelers, Louisiana’s Grammy-nominated supergroup that combines swamp pop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from Southwest Louisiana. A brief dance lesson for beginners will be offered at 7 p.m. with music and dancing to follow.
214 Starr St., Bklyn
SAT SEPT 14
11AM–7PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: SoulFest 2019
Medgar Evers College celebrates its third annual SoulFest and this year’s festival promises to be the best yet! Grab a bite to eat from a variety of delicious food vendors, enjoy great live entertainment, and arts and crafts for the entire family.
Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Ave., Bklyn
SEPT 14–SEPT 15
SAT 2PM–4AM, SUN 10:30AM–2AM • $0–$12
SPIRITUALITY: Brooklyn Brujeria: The Festival
Drums. DJs. Magic. Community. Founded by Chiquita Brujita as an act of resistance and performance art, Brooklyn Brujeria has grown to include the production of an annual public drumming, market, and joy-raiser. In response to the atrocities impacting immigrant, refugee, and asylum seekers both near and far from Brooklyn, this year’s festival will honor the strength and resilience of Brooklyn’s immigrant youth, with proceeds and donations benefiting Atlas DIY, a local grassroots non-profit.
Day 1: Dumbo Archway
155 Water St., Bklyn
After Party: Colony 274
274 4th Ave., Bklyn
Day 2: Locations vary
SUN SEPT 15
12PM–6PM • FREE
PARADE: 50th Annual African American Day Parade
Celebrate black culture in Harlem. Marching bands, dancers, floats, the works.
111th St. to 136th St. along Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, Mnhtn
MON SEPT 16
7PM–9PM • FREE
PANEL: Bundism’s Influence Today
Today we are witnessing a revival of the ideas of the Jewish Labor Bund, an organization which was a powerful force in Russian and Polish Jewish communities during the first half of the 20th century. The Bund focused on doikayt (“hereness”), libertarian socialism and support for secular Jewish culture and the Yiddish language.This panel, made up of activists and cultural workers ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s, will discuss what they see in Bundist ideas, and how it affects their current political and cultural practices.
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 W. 16th St., Mnhtn
TUES SEPT 17
6:30PM–8PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Naomi Klein on the Green New Deal
Join renowned author Naomi Klein a public discussion of her latest book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, which gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing about the climate crisis.
The Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St., Mnhtn
TUES SEPT 17
7 PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent
Priyamvada Gopal will discuss her book with NYU’s Dina Siddiqi.
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince St., Mnhtn
TUES SEPT 17
8PM • FREE
PARTY: Don’t Fuck With Us, Don’t Fuck Without Us: Happy Hour for Planned Parenthood
Featuring funky vibes with DJ Kroba, killer drinks, and dope raffle prizes. Proceeds to go to support Planned Parenthood of NYC’s mission of offering reproductive health care, comprehensive sex education, and advocacy to the thousands of New Yorkers.
599 Johnson Ave., Bklyn
WED SEPT 18
5:30PM–7:30PM • FREE
TALK: Standing with Standing Rock
Dispatches of radical political engagement from people taking a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn
WED SEPT 18
7PM–9:30PM • FREE
LIT: LGBTQ Literature Through the Ages
Scott Alexander Hess celebrates the launch of his newest LGBTQ historical novel River Runs Red with an evening of sizzling readings and discussion with author Robert Levy and writer Darley Stewart . The trio will talk about Hess’ novel, set in 1891, as well as the evolution of queer fiction.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn