Souldish NYC Events October 14 thru 21 2010


(art by Pablo Maringo www.pabloamaringo.com.)

Dear Souldish Friends,

I would like to introduce you to a newly emerging cultural center at the Alignment Center at 120, 28th Street in Manhattan.  The Alignment Center is a program of Universal Consciousness, a not-for-profit organization that unites the many human, ancestral, spiritual and religious paths through programs that empower a consciousness of cooperation and collaboration. Together we inspire individuals and groups to heal differences, expand personal boundaries and embrace the oneness of our human spirit.

There will be many people in our networks who will begin hosting events there, including Alokananda’s new Unitribe Movement,  Parashakti’s Illuminate, Disinformation Company Meetups like the one on Wednesday, October 20th, where Graham Hancock makes his exclusive NYC appearance speaking about his new book and also about parallel realms and the mysteries of the vine of the dead, and much more.  Evolver NYC may also be hosting more events there as well and word has it that they have plans for making the space even more than what it is at the present moment, all for the community, with the community and by the community.

I would love for you to join me in welcoming Graham Hancock to NYC on Wednesday October 20, at 7:30pm.  I invite you to come have a look at this new space, The Alignment Center, and consider joining forces with us in supporting our collective, hosting events here and spreading the word about the good work that is evolving.

Friday is the NYC public premier of Daniel Pinchbeck’s new film 2012: Time for Change.  It will be screening all week and it would be quite wonderful if we all helped the film get national distribution.  We can do that by inviting our friends and associates and coming out to any of the numerous screenings.  If they can make their ‘numbers’ than the important message in the film will get out to a more mainstream, national audience.  This is not about any one person, this is about spreading the word about positive transformation.  Let’s continue to back our words up with action.  This is a simple step that anyone can take to make a difference.

Also check out Alex and Allyson Grey’s new workshop at their upstate CoSM sanctuary, “Portraying the Self.”

If any community organizers would like to join us for an Urban Dream Council Meeting October 21, please let me know and I will send you the information.

Blessings,
Salma

P.S.
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==Friday, October 15==

“2012: Time for Change” Opens in New York City

A film by Daniel Pinchbeck and Emmy Award Nominee João Amorim.  The film  presents an optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom.  It follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method. As conscious agents of evolution, we can redesign post-industrial society on ecological principles to make a world that works for all. Rather than breakdown and barbarism, 2012 heralds the birth of a regenerative planetary culture where collaboration replaces competition, where exploration of psyche and spirit becomes the new cutting edge, replacing the sterile materialism that has pushed our world to the brink.  Panel schedule - will be updated throughout the week.  Fri 10/15 7 pm Screening, Joao Amorim, Daniel Pinchbeck, Tiokasin Ghosthorse.

Showtimes at 11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm and 9:30pm daily.

Friday (7p - 10p, $)
AMC Loews Village 7
66 3rd. Ave. (at 11th St.)
For a list of screenings and speakers for all shows:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118649384857796&;ref=ts
http://2012timeforchange.com/site/index.html
http://www.fandango.com/2012:timeforchange_131684/movieoverview?date=10/15/2010

==Saturday, October 16==

“Let the Frolic Begin~!!!”

Presented by Psybolic Frolic (aka Kaliptus)  Kaliptus is known to throw his heart and soul into his projects.  His parties are rich and full of energy, beautiful people, art, dance and  awesome music.  I highly recommend this one.  Experience a night of Psytrance, Psychill, Art, Fire, Frolic Vibes, and Mystical Wonders in a dope loft with 3 rooms of sound, and rooftop. Its a free art environment, as well so feel free to get creative ;)  Psybolic Frolic is another one of Kaliptus’ side projects and this one is dedicated to bring to you high doses of psychedelic music and mystical utopia. As some of you already know, Kaliptus was a co-founder of the Archaic Revival projects, Tryptophan Art Utopia, some of the Seed Gallery events and the Entheovideo projects at CoSM. Though this is the first event of Psybolic Frolic, it is one charged with many energies and experiences of the past. It is a Phoenix of wonders, a chain reaction to be unleashed with great energy and more events to come.  Event also take place by an artshow by Courtney Lee Kelly.

(10p – 6a, $12) All Ages-No Bar
117 NJ Railroad Ave. 2nd fl. Newark NJ
4 Blocks from Newark Penn/Path Station
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Psybolic-Frolic/144985388879263

==Wednesday, October 20==

Elves, Aliens, Angels and Ayahuasca with Graham Hancock

“Parallel Realms and the Mysteries of the Vine of the Dead.” Presented by Graham Hancock, hosted by Disinformation Company.

“Graham Hancock Presents: Elves, Aliens, Angels and Ayahuasca: Parallel Realms and the Mysteries of the Vine of the Dead.” ( Approx. 1 hour 15 mins, followed by Q & A and book signing / autograph session)

Judging from the abundant evidence of ancient cave art from all parts of the world, encounters with aliens and UFO’s are nothing new. Humanity has been visited, taught and nurtured by non-terrestrial beings for at least 35,000 years, construing them according to different cultural frameworks as “spirits”, “elves” or “fairies”, “angels” or even “demons”, and most recently as “aliens”.  The same beings and vehicles depicted in the cave art also occur in the much more recent art of surviving shamanistic peoples still living today in remote regions such as the Kalahari and the Amazon jungle. Even more mysteriously, similar experiences and imagery are reported by Western lab volunteers, placed experimentally under the influence of hallucinogens such as DMT, psilocybin, mescaline and LSD.

The growing popularity in the West of the Amazonian visionary brew Ayahuasaca (where the active ingredient is DMT) has opened up these experiences of parallel realms and their inhabitants to an ever-growing constituency of North Americans and Europeans. The common factor, which is also fundamental to all forms of shamanism, appears to be altered states of consciousness and, crucially, this does not suggest that these experiences are in any way “unreal.”

On the contrary the evidence supports the hypothesis that in deeply altered states of consciousness the receiver wavelength of the brain is altered to allow us to tune into and interact with beings from other levels and dimensions of reality. These beings, Hancock argues, are the ancient teachers of mankind.
Though much of modern civilization is in a state of rigid denial the fact is that they are still very much in contact with us today. These contacts, and how we as a society react to them - are as fundamental to the future of our species now as they were 35,000 years ago.

Hancock’s new book, ‘Entangled: The Eater of Souls’ features these topics and more in the dazzling start to an epic adventure. Two brave young women living at opposite ends of history are brought together by supernatural forces to do battle with a demon who travels through time. The fate of humanity rests in their hands…

Graham Hancock, author of ‘Fingerprints of the Gods,’ ‘Supernatural,’ ‘The Sign and the Seal,’ ‘Underworld’ and other bestselling investigations of historical mysteries, brilliantly displays the full scope of his knowledge, intelligence and imagination to propel a fantasy adventure like nothing else preceding it.

Recognized as an unconventional thinker who raises fascinating questions about humanity’s history and prehistory, Hancock offers a controversial challenge to the entrenched views of orthodox scholars. Written with the same page-turning appeal that has made his non-fiction so popular, ‘Entangled’ is his first novel.  Hancock’s books have sold more than five million copies, have been translated into 27 languages, and include five No. 1 bestsellers. His public lectures and TV appearances, including the three-hour Channel 4 TV/Learning Channel co-productions, Quest For The Lost Civilization and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age, have put his ideas before audiences of tens of millions worldwide.

Tickets will be $15 on the door, first come first served. Advance tickets are $9.99 plus $0.99 service fee. Front Row tickets may be purchased in advance for $30 + $1.99 service fee.  We expect this event to sell out!

(7:30p, $9.99 - $30)
The Alignment Center
120 West 28th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
http://www.alignmentcenter.org/
Purchase Advance Tickets Here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/132337

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==Thursday, October 14==

The Art of Elysium @ 3rd Ward

When was the last time you shared an experience so powerful it left you inspired for weeks afterward?  This Thursday, October 14th, The Art of Elysium invites you be a part of something simple, charitable and profound.  The Art of Elysium brings anyone with creative interests into the city’s hospitals to brighten the lives of young people who need it most.  The process is simple, the people are lovely and the projects are fun.  Thursday night, will be an introduction to the program and an opportunity to sign-up for specific creative events happening over the next two months.  The projects range from two hour craft gatherings to fashion shows to evening music sessions.  We will provide complimentary whiskey and wine, live blue-grass and an opportunity to be a part of something much larger than yourself.

(7p - 9p)
@ 3rd Ward : 195 Morgan Ave. : Brooklyn, NY
Take the L train to Morgan Ave and walk five blocks North.
RSVP at: http://www.3rdward.com/rsvp/

==Friday, October 15==

Flower Essences for Body Workers and Yoga Instructors

Flower essences are active on the mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional planes to bring our physical and energetic bodies into alignment. The essences are extracted from the most highly evolved part of the plant, the flower, whose dynamic life force is subtle yet powerful. This plant medicine is a wonderful ally for health practitioners, to guide clients and students through blockage and pain, dislodging trauma and memories locked into the tissue. In this class for healing professionals, Julia will illuminate and demonstrate how flower essences can be integrated into your practice to enhance and deepen the healing benefit of your work. Julia Graves is a master herbalist, Gestalt psychotherapist, bodyworker, flower essence practitioner. She began learning about herbs as a child, and at the age of 19 was introduced to homeopathy and anthroposophical medicine. She continued her holistic medical training in her native Germany, trained in developing flower essences at Findhorn Flower Essences, and has spent the last 25 years developing a unique practice which integrates her diverse studies with her love for plants and nature. Now living in France, she has developed her own line of lily flower essences, the Lily Circle, and has authored an upcoming book on the doctrine of signatures,

(7p –  9p)
Maha Rose 97 Green St, #G3 Brooklyn
The Language of Plants.
http://cooperative-evolution.ning.com/events/flower-essences-for-body

==Friday, October 15==

Metaforce: Activate! Return of the Planet 6362 Psychedelic Superheroes

Get ready to dance…more psy music for your whole body.

(10p, $20 adv, $25 dr)
Littlefield
622 Degraw Brooklyn
http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event-detail/?id=17243

==Saturday, October 16 ==

Reiki Level One

With Reiki Master/Teacher Edmund K. Friedman, RMT; Hosted by Alokananda (Unitribe)…Here you will be introduced to the basics of Reiki – giving you the ability to use healing energy on others, yourself. You will sensitize yourself to powerful subtle energies of transformation.  This is the first of three levels towards Reiki Master*  Their approach emphasizes grounding techniques facilitating more direct and visceral experience of Reiki on central nervous system.  Includes hands on teaching, materials, attunement and a gourmet vegetarian lunch.  Space is limited, please pre-register.  This is an inexpensive, intimate and powerful way to acquire tools for healing and connect to your spiritual process.  * Reiki Level 1 typically costs from $200-$400 as based upon the Reiki Institute and others I’ve seen.* Reiki energy is enhanced greatly by larger groups – I am also offering to build a group to continue the process beyond Reiki Master and Reiki Teacher to include 12 levels of Reiki/Light Ascension.  If you have any questions contact either Edmund or Aloka.

$135 with Pre-registration; $150 without Pre-registration (At Door)
12p – 6p
51 Cliff St. Staten Island NY
To pre-register, visit: http://www.biocoreintegration.com/reiki-class-registration.html or simply send $35.00 to via PayPal to: lightedmund@gmail.com
818-521-0037; lightedmund@gmail.com
718-496-2519; Alokabliss@gmail.com
http://www.BioCoreIntegration.com

==Saturday, October 16==

Get Your Dance On Benefit for Dance Parade

Get Your Dance On is based in connecting people through movement, music, and world-changing ideas. We feature the very best local DJs, musicians, yoga teachers, healers, artists, and performers, and local sponsors provide high vibe treats like raw chocolate, kombucha, turmeric elixirs, and fresh fruit.  October 16th we’ll join forces with Catchafire.org and Dance Parade to take over YogaWorks Soho’s gorgeous duplex space, complete with three huge rooms, hardwood floors perfect for barefoot grooving, saunas, and showers for when you’re all danced out, and create an opportunity for NYC’s finest humans to revel in their collective awesomeness and have a freakin blast. DJ Barney Iller will man the wheels of steel as Brooklyn’s Brian T Carter facilitates the beat in our live room to keep things inspired, and the Didge Project will hold down the chill space with didgeridoos, singing bowls, and an acupuncturist on-site doing community-style treatments.  Funds raised will cover event costs (music, sound, artists, production), and all funds raised above the cost of the event will be donated directly to Dance Parade (danceparade.org), which showcases and empowers NYC’s diverse dance culture through funding, networking, and bringing movement to the masses.

(8p - midnight, $10 - $500 donation to Dance Parade)
YogaWorks Soho
459 Broadway 2nd fl.

==Saturday, October 16==

Experimental Workshop At Studio 5: “Myth & the Modern Fairy Tales

The fairy tale traditionally involves youthful characters overcoming an impossible darkness. As a mythic storyteller, you are tasked with exploring the darkness to discover magic and inspiration that breathes life into your work. In “Myth & the Modern Fairy Tale: Exploring Darkness,” I will take you through the cracks in the light with a mask & movement-based workshop that inspires and expands the fantastic imagination.  We begin by defining what is psychologically lost in modern society; a succinct, mythological passage of rites that has been shrouded behind scattered ideologies. Through abstract music, you will descend to the lowest reaches of your inner-consciousness–the “Old Hollow Oak”–opening the doors to the unknown.  Through movement, voice, and mask work, actors and writers will explore their own darkness and gain access to individual worlds, form scenarios within their own imagination, and incorporate them through focus and gesture. The process will, ultimately, bring the greater light into focus. Classic works from George MacDonald and The Brother’s Grimm will be used as inspiration for your journey.

Studio 5
421 Classon Ave.
Brooklyn
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144626225576154

==Saturday, October 16==

Added Value Harvest Festival

Come down to Red Hook Community Farm, celebrate the bounty of the season, eat delicious food, watch incredible performances, and learn how to build a stronger, healthier, more vibrant, just and sustainable city. We’ll have: Our “pick your own” pumpkin patch — carve them right here or bring them home, Kids activities including live animals to pet, face painting, balloon hats, and a scavenger hunt, Live music and performances by Bomba Yo! The City Billies, Professor Louis, The Broken Arrowz, Rebel Diaz and more, Great Food provided by The Good Fork, iCi, Rice, Kevin’s and the Lobster Pound, A Farmers Market featuring locally grown produce and hand made products, Cooking demonstrations with local seasonal food.

(10a –  5p)
Red Hook Community Farm
http://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#search/tom/12ba5a7da206752c

==Saturday, October 16==

3rd Annual NYC Big Wheel Race

Central Park, 104th Central Park Drive, East Side. Get your rides and camera’s ready.

3p
Central Park,
104th Central Park Drive, East Side.

==Saturday, October 16==

Get Connected to Fresh, Local Food

Learn how to start a CSA and bring fresh, local produce to your own neighborhood

(11a - 12:30p)
Location: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street Flushing, (First Floor Conference Room)
http://cooperative-evolution.ning.com/events/get-connected-to-fresh-local-2

==Saturday, October 16==

“The Chakra Show: a Group Art Exhibition”

Presented by Mary Benson Gallery.  “Chakra” is a sanskrit word for “Spinning Wheel”, and refers to the energy centers that pulsate corresponding to certain locations of our earthly bodies. These “Energy Centers” are also known as “Sephirot” and correspond to the Tree of Life, and can be found throughout Millennia by many different names.  The goal of this exhibition is to educate the masses through art on how to develop these “Energy centers” in life.

(7p - 9p, Free)
Mary Benson Gallery
369 3rd Street
Jersey City, NJ

==Sunday, October 17==

Kirtan and Potluck with Aloka and Srikala

Every 1st and 3rd Sundays at Greenhouse Holistic… We hold the space for the singing of songs that heal the heart and awakens the soul.  Come Sing with us.  Please bring your shakers and other small instruments..  Gopal!

$10 Suggested Donation or a Dish offering..
Greenhouse Holistic
783 Driggs St.
Brooklyn
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=168882283125217

==Sunday, October 17==

12th Annual Shamanic Gathering in Central Park

Join Itzhak Beery, The NY Shamanic Circle  and our Earth honoring community and celebrate the Spirit World.  Come drum, sing, dance, journey and shapeshift with us following the many traditions being shared by shamans—Native American, Mesoamerican, South American and more!  This Year we are happy to have with us: Don Jose Joaquin Pineda (Ecuadorian Yachak), Nina Spiro (Sieberian Shamanic Sound Healer), Joe Monkman (member of the NYSC), Salisbury Hand Drummers, Sage (Native American Music)Eliana Carlson (Tensegrity — Carlos Castaneda’s Magical Passes)And more…You are invited to bring food & non-alcoholic drinks for potluck picnic.  Please bring a rattle/drum, a notepad and pen/pencil,bandana, blanket & warm clothes.

(1–6p at The Great Hill; The event is FREE / Suggested Donation $10-$20)
Children and pets are welcome—No Rain Date
(bet. 103rd-106th Streets - enter from the West side)
Directions: Take Subways B/C to 103rd & C.P.W., or 1/9 to 103rd & Broadway.
htp://www.nyshamaniccircle.org
email: nyshamaniccircle@gmail.com; 212-533-0909

==Sunday, October 17th==

Wild Woman Gatherings

w/ Vanessa Gonzalez…3 week course Saturdays.  October 17th is the second class in the series.  We work with a common story from the book “Woman Who Run With the Wolves”. There will be an open discussion and sharing about the theme and our relationship to it, then a period of dancing in a ceremonial context, the support of the women in the group helps nurture and empower each others process and hold it with love. We create an altar to the Goddess. We sweat, we laugh until it hurts, and we get creatively ‘wild’ in our bodies and spirit, exploring emotion and the instinctual!  It is a drugless ceremony of purification and celebration; intimate, revealing, energetic, tribal and wildly creative female souls journeying through the magic of song and dance. You will experience many traditions and cultures, power animals and healing.  [For the first session, please read chapter 7 from the book “Woman Who Run With the Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes and write a poem, a story, dream that you want to share, draw a picture or any other creative form - it’s your story] This event is open to both men and women.

(7p - 9p, $45 each individual class)
Pre-register: ReikiAndHealing@gmail.com
Alignment Center
120 West 28th Street
Between 6th and 7th Aves
R/W or 1 train to 28th St
http://www.alignmentcenter.org/upcoming-events.html

www.ReikiAndHealingnow.com

==Tuesday, October 19==

Food Justice: Film Screening - “What’s Organic About Organic?”.

The Brooklyn Bridge CSA and Pursue will be screening “What’s Organic About Organic?”. Shelley will be at the event to introduce her film, and will lead a wonderful post-film program about the impact organic food production has on food justice, and how we can take a more active role as consumers to make our food system more just.  The event is open to the public, so please invite your family, friends, and networks to what promises to be an engaging and empowering event. We will provide some yummy snacks and drinks, and feel free to bring some pot luck snacks of your own (vegetarian only, please). We will also be collecting non-perishable (preferably organic) food items for Brooklyn Bridge CSA’s emergency food provider, Hanson Place Seventh-day Adventist Church.

(7:30p)
Congregation Mt. Sinai
Brooklyn Heights (250 Cadman Plaza West)
Joelle Berman <joelleaberman@gmail.com>
If you intend to come, please RSVP here: http://whatsorganic.eventbrite.com/

==Tuesday, October 19==

Nicotine: The Spirit Molecule

Nicotine: The Spirit Molecule
For the first time in years.  Goa Trash in partnership with DMT, Trip Out New York, and NYC604 presents Nicotine: The Spirit Molecule.  A 10 hour full multigenre night with starting with downtempo, house, minimal techno, psytekk moving to full on psy after midnight - Psychedelic standup comedy at 12:30am!  DMT Bridge party reunion.

6pm Downtempo/Eclectric/Mashups/Rock/Punk/Etc  Open Decks with Terry Spacehopper  and Machinel DJ/beatmatching  lessons for new people - bring your favorite CDs, also have WiFi for extra tunes.  10pm DJ Hours aka Guilleaume Clave ( - 132 to 136bpm trance Guilleaume is one of the brains behind the Den parties and has been a longtime contributor to excellence in NYC trance parties.  11pm Vadim Vadim Dostman (Russia) along with Jason Sannachan was part of Subtle Chaos, one of the original pioneers in NYC in the mid to late 90s bringing in such acts as Fletcher Mundson Syndrome and Ear Gear.  He’s since been involved with the minimal techno scene.  His sound has always been minimal and tekky, tonight he’s dusting off some old subtle chaos vinyl to tie the evening together.  12:30am: Standup Shaman Machinelf, 30 minutes of zany comedy, neuroscience, drug talk, dick jokes, and history of the world.  This Seer of Phillip Morris, this Warlock of Lucky Strikes needs no introduction and will pass the pipe and take you through a spiritual journey sacred tobacco ceremony with just 3 long tokes.  Machinelf shamelessly steals from Bill Hicks, Terence McKenna, Mel Brooks, Sam Kinison, Gallagher, the Unknown Comic, Andrew Dice Clay, and Dennis Leary for a rip-roaring blast through human history and beyond..  Get your shame-on.  1am Severin (Ukraine) http://www.severyn.com/ has been a deco artist since the very early days of psy in NYC.  His work has been at hundreds of events.  After a brutal theft of all his work in the early 2000s, he had to remake himself and start completely over.  He has progressed into clothing, selling in Union Square and Madison Square Park.  Tonight he will play an old school psytekk set.  Brandon Adams (US) is one of those rarities - a capable and relatively sober American DJ :)   For the last decade Brandon has dominated the local psy trance DJs with great track selection and mixing.  Come hear him tonight as he shows you why he has topped the lists for years.  El Nadiv (Jerusalem)  this heavyweight and organizer of the biggest event in NYC,  Alladin Project, needs no introduction come hear him close up with a full on sextravaganza

(6p – 4a)
Downstairs at Karma  51
1st Avenue between 3rd and 4th, Manhattan
(ID/21+ no exceptions)  Hookahs and Smoking Permitted

==Sunday, October 17==

Swing House

Gemini & Scorpio.  A dazzling vintage dance event: “Gatsby-era fun with a twist of new-school vibe” - Village Voice.  Bootleggers and speakeasies…wild dancers and smart mouths…art that sizzles and music that roars…A costumed all-night dance ball with live swingin’ sounds by authentic vintage jazz bands, re-bopin’ DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves, blazing burlesque divas and exotic cocktails.   Featuring…Two sets of danceable early Americana by Tin Pan Band. Swingin’ brass attack by Chicago’s Environmental Encroachment mini-band and guests from Hungry March Band. Live swing remix dance set by FreeBass on bass and laptop. Blazing burlesque by dancer extraordinaire Maine Attraction and sultry striptease siren Gigi LaFemme. Re-bopin’ jazz swingin’ beats by renown mix master DJ Shakey. Living art installation by Katelan Foisy. Free dance class before the event by Akemi Kinukawa. Plus fire performers, cigarette girls and other unpredictable surprises.

(8pm doors, 8:30pm dance class, 9pm party; $15 with RSVP + themed dress, $20 door, $10 after 11:30pm) 21+
The Brooklyn Lyceum,
227 4th Avenue (D/N/R to Union)
RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155923597769718
Twitter: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/e09-03-15.html

==Tuesday, October 19==

Urban Agriculture

Many disadvantaged New York City neighborhoods lie within “food deserts,” where a lack of grocery stores and farms limit access to affordable, fresh food, paradoxically exacerbating both obesity and hunger. Rising unemployment additionally curtails the luxury of healthy diets. In 2009, 3.3 million of New Yorkers struggled to pay for food and 1.6 million received food stamps. Urban Agriculture provides opportunities to optimize under-utilized space for growing food, provide jobs and skills training, and implement new technologies, leading to substantial health, economic and environmental benefits. Yet despite heavy interest in urban agriculture in New York City, many zoning, financial and organizational obstacles prevent large-scale expansion and permanence. To help incentivize the establishment of grocery stores in underserved communities, the NYCEDC’s Food Retail Expansion to Support Health (FRESH) program has released an RFP (attached) for the development of a 109,000 square foot Bronx site. One team responding to the RFP, lead by Mark Harari, plan to submit their draft proposal, which includes an urban farm component, for review by expert agricultural operator, developer, finance, government and NGO representatives several weeks before the SPN panel event. The SPN panel will follow a design charette format, with the development team presenting their proposal for expert panelist (and audience) critiquing.

(6p – 8p)
NYU Stern / Social Enterprise Association – Kauffman Management Center ,
44 West 4th Street NY NY 10012
http://cooperative-evolution.ning.com/events/urban-agriculture-nycedc-1

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==Saturday, October 23==

Cheb I Sabbah & Yoga On The Dance Floor

Cheb I Sabbah’s energy is so exhilarating and contagious.  His fans know this well.  For those of you who have never experienced one of his shows, I highly recommend you come out to one of them while he is in NYC.  House Of Hearts Bklyn & Majic B.U.S. Event Productions Present “Dharma In The Dance Hall” With Ekayani and the Tom Glide Space

(10p, Show 11p, Adv. Tickets: $15, $20 at the door Rose Live Music)
345 Grand St.,
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.
Info: 718 599 0069 – 718 374 6852
http://dharmadance.eventbrite.com/

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Alex and Allyson Grey present Portraying the Self

Few pictures through the ages are more honest or experimental than self portraits. Self portraiture can nobly and expressively convey the deepest feelings with sincerity. The mirror enables an artist to capture their most personal view of reality. The degree of comfort with which self portraits capture physical features, environmental conditions and the artist’s inner world can leave a faithful record of self scrutiny through…  the creative process. Facing ones moods, expressions and shadow, the artist can go beyond likeness and represent inner turmoil, inner spirit, and higher possibility.  This workshop will allow the exploration of various mediums, examine the history of self-portraiture, offer immersion into the soul through self-revelation, and address philosophically the nature of the self.  Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday breakfast and lunch.
Coffee and snacks available all weekend. Materials list will be provided upon registration.

Attention Members.  You receive 10% off your registration fee for workshops! Please call the office to receive your discount! 845-297-2323 M-F 10am-6pm

Course Fee: $300 includes all events + food
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
46 Deer Hill Road
Wappingers Falls, NY

))Call for Artists((

3rd  Ward is now accepting vendor submissions for our fourth annual Handmade Holiday Craft Fair—and offering applicants the chance to receive their first two months of Basic or Unlimited membership FREE (up to a $718 value!).

Please consider sharing this fantastic opportunity with your readers. The details are below, and don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. We’d be happy for any assistance in spreading the word!

All best,

Jessica Tom
Director of Marketing & Events
3rd Ward
718.715.4961
jessica@3rdward.com
www.3rdward.com
http://www.facebook.com/3rdwardbrooklyn

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