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.
I encourage you to send event listings for me, even if it’s not your
event but you just think it’s pretty cool or important.  Please try to
format it in the format that I have been using for Souldish.  It makes
it a lot easier for me to finish the listing on time.  Also, anyone who
would like to help me format the listing from time to time, please let
me know, I am getting computer burnout from it and would really love
some assistance.

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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/

))Workshops((

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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