For their holiday pleasure, New Yorkers can Heal with Bowls, Dance away their Debts, Groove to GlobeSonic, Buy Nothing at the Really, Really Free Market, visit a Winter Wonderland for Animals, learn about the Green Collar Economy, fight for their Right to Write, and make Handmade Holiday Gifts. Please send your event listings to Salma(at)souldish(dot)com. For more in-depth listings subscribe to the Souldish newsletter.
'til next week,
)))))=Souldish Featured Events=(((((
Healing with Bowls – Crystal Sounds at CoSM
Join us for an evening of Sound at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors Thursday December 4th. It is the opportunity to feel yourself energized and vibrating at a higher frequency, merging with the Sacred Sound of the Crystal Bowls. Experiencing Scared Space, and letting the Healing take place. Sound (the word) is the original creational tone. Everything is made up of energy at various frequencies. All things in nature vibrate to sound, light and color. Sound frequencies effect everything about us. The correct vibrational frequencies can be used to heal and balance our bodies. Sound healing is the practice of using sound to realize and correct imbalances in the body. Sound healing works on the belief that the human body is not solid. Rather it is energy that is held together by sound. Any disease therefore indicates that some sound has gone out of tune. Sound travels through our body, touching the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, calling to remembrance our natural state of harmony. Journey with the sound of crystal bowls with Philippe Garnier.
"bring a yoga mat or blanket"
542 W27th. St. 4th Flr
(8p, $15 on list / $20 @ door) rsvp:[email protected]
Reality Sandwich Presents
Sneak Preview: Footsteps in Africa: A Nomadic Journey
Discussion with Director Kathi von Koerber and Editor CC Treadway
Catch a sneak preview of an exquisite cinematic journey followed by
a discussion with the films director Kathi von Koerber and its editor
CC Treadway. Footsteps in Africa, a Nomadic Journey is a
documentary, witnessing the colorful music of the daily life and
ritualistic survival of the Saharan desert nomads of Mali. The Tuareg /
Kel Tamashek relate their nomadic quest for freedom, their pursuit for
oneness with life, and their integration of encroaching modern ways
into their tradition of life. For thousands of years their survival
reveals the innate wisdom of living as one with nature in the desert,
allowing them to survive beyond droughts and their rebellions. Shot on
24P Video ,16 mm and interlaced with still photography, the film
expresses the power of music, its frequencies, and the Tuaregs
courage, strength and willingness to face death.
The Wild Project
195 E 3rd st. (212) 228-1195
December 17th, (7p doors, 8p screening, $15)
)))))=Other Wonderful NYC Events=(((((
Buy Nothing Day 2008: Dance Your Debt Away
Liberate your inner shopaholic from the excesses of holiday consumption and come boogie down instead! The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year to some, but since 1997 it's also "Buy Nothing Day", a chance to escape the packed malls and aggressive advertising. So give your credit card a rest and put your rhythm to work by joining Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping for a free dance party at Union Square. Receive a special blessing (or exorcism) from the Rev for a "Debt Free Christmas!" Music makers and holiday costumes encouraged, all ages welcome! On Saturday you'll be singing "Last Night A DJ Saved My Mortgage."
With Reverend Billy and the Church Of Stop Shopping
at Union Square
Take the L, N, R, W, Q, 4, 5, 6 trains to Union Square; 917-825-3562
=====Saturday November 29=====
Original Face Followed by the Entheocentric Salon Alex Grey's Birthday at CoSM
(8-10pm) Gallery show Alex Grey, Original Face: Self-portraits and reflections of other artists. Entheocentric Salon – Alex Grey's Birthday CoSM. 10-3 Dawouds galatic sitar; Steve Booke cosmic guitar; CoSMosis 10pm-4am: Mikios soulful dub-breaks, Nyxyss evocative eastern violin, crunchy beats & ethereal subtexture; Manny DJ Dojo/Austin TX. Performance by: Sera & Solstice East Coast Tribal bellydance. Tastee Media & Baseshot Visuals (Video Projections) Live Painting: Alex & Allyson Grey; Sharon Fulcher; Percept; Collyn Gold; Austin & Shannon; Amy Angeles Body Painting. MicroCoSM: DJ Cloud; Hall of Spirit, Primate CoSM, tribal psytrance; DaVinci Prog-psy; Phantomime – environmental deco.
Original Face (8-10p, Free – MicroCoSM)
Party (10p – 3a $30 adv, $40 dr).
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
542 West 27th St. 4 fl. bet.10-11
=====Saturday, November 29th=====
Meditation for the People Workshop
Come support my friend Adam in his new "Meditation for the People" workshop Saturday, November 29th frpm 2-4pm at East/West Yoga (14th Street and 5th Avenue). We will explore the landscape of meditation philosophies and techniques while learning about the everyday scientific/health benefits of meditation. And of course, we will practice meditating together along the way. By the end of this workshop, each student will have established their own life-long personal meditation practice and philosophy, chosen individually from the wealth of information, philosophies, and practice techniques. Traditionally meditation has been reserved for eastern religions, monasteries, and ashrams, or for those who could afford expensive meditation schools. But ever since scientific studies have proven the medical benefits of meditation, and have even linked public meditation to decreased crime rates, the practice of meditation is now available to anyone interested in healthy living. The truth is that meditation is healing and helpful for anyone, anytime, regardless of religion or belief. By calming our minds and learning to center within, we take an active role in creating peace on earth (which is a goal most of us share, especially around the upcoming Holidays!).
(2p – 4p, $30 at dr)
Please Register in advance by calling Adam Elenbaas: 914-255-0203
Or email: [email protected]
=====Also on Saturday=====
GlobeSonic Sound System at 92Y Tribeca Give Thanks
Celebrating the opening of the newest 92Y location, DJ's Derek Beres, Fabian Alsultany, & Bill Bragin will be throwing down over Thanksgiving weekend. It's been a minute, but we've been busy. Last weekend we DJ'd a special opening at Mass MoCa in North Adams, Mass., along with Steve Reich and musicians, and last Thursday I traveled to D.C. to DJ National Geographic Adventure's annual throwdown. GlobeSonic Sound System returns to the public dance floor this Saturday, at the newly opened 92ytribeca, which I hear has a rather sweet sound system and plenty of room for throwing down. Come join us to shake off Thursday's feast, and Give Thanks in proper fashion.Give Thanks on the Dance Floor by sweating your gratitude with GlobeSonic Sound System Djs Fabian Alsultany, Bill Bragin and Derek Beres at the brand new 92Y Tribeca. 92YTribeca is a brand new cultural venue at 200 Hudson Street in New York City. Home to a music club, lounge, screening room, wireless café, lecture halls and seminar rooms, 92YTribeca brings downtown a new slate of programs for lovers of new music, film, theater and art.
GlobeSonic Sound System
200 Hudson Street @ Canal Street; 212.601.1000; [email protected]
(10p – 2a, $10)
=====Also on Saturday=====
Psychedelic Trance Party
Cpu and Acid, Konflux vs. Cognoscenti, Nomolos, PsyOps, Brandon Adams. Fluorescent Psychedelic Backdrops & paintings by: "Calaquendi. Additional decor & interactive psytructures by Neff. The party will be located at the same venue we held our Halloween bash, Club "Refuge". Subway Directions: Take the L Train to Halsey Street Station. Exit near intersection of Halsey St and Wyckoff Ave. Start out going EAST on Wyckoff Ave towards George St. Turn right onto Decatur St, and proceed to 1532 Decatur St. The location is approximately 5 minutes away from the subway stop. 18+ To Enter, 21+ To Drink.
1532 Decatur St, Queens
(10p – 8a, $30adv, $35dr)
====Monday, December 1st=====
Osho Dynamic Meditation – Weekly classes
Sunder invites you to "OSHO Dynamic Meditation, Free trial December 1st" on Monday, December 1 at 7:00am. Breathe, Release, Re-channel, Witness and Celebrate: these are the five stages of Dynamic meditation and each stage has been designed to bring us closer to our true vibrant selves. December 1st complementary trial, Price for the 21 Day Program: $ 130. Drop In Classes are welcome at $12. Please arrive 10 minutes early to receive an introduction. Pre-registration is recommended by phone or email 718-399-1428. Last class: Sunday, December 21, 2008.
OSHO Dynamic Meditation, Free trial December 1st "21 Day intensive"
The New York Core Center
115 E 23rd St.; (212) 505-6767
(7a, Free Dec 1st only)
=====Wednesday, December 3rd=====
Witness: Photographers, Journalists, and Social Workers Respond to Tragedy
You are cordially invited to a panel discussion jointly sponsored by the Open Society Institute Documentary Photography Project, the Columbia University School of Social Work, and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Unlike social workers or therapiststhe witnesses of the helping professionsjournalists and photographers function mainly to inform, interpret and bridge rather than to help directly. Documentary photographers can inspire understanding and compassion with their images and can contribute to opening paths to assistance. Yet, there are pitfalls and ethical challenges when documenting stories about communities or individuals who have been through traumatic experiences.
This panel will explore ways to strengthen the impact of documentary practice, sharing knowledge and practices of inclusion across disciplines. Panelists Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma (moderator) Grace Christ, Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work Donna DeCesare, Photographer and Associate Professor, University of Texas School of Journalism Jack Saul, Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health DeCesare's exhibition Sharing Secrets: Children's Portraits Exposing Stigma is part of the Moving Walls 12 photography exhibition organized by the Open Society Institute and is currently on display at the Columbia School of Social Work. For more information about the Moving Walls exhibition, please visit www.movingwalls.org.
Columbia University School of Social Work
1255 Amsterdam Ave. (btwn 121st and 122nd St)
Concourse Level, Room C03
Please RSVP Contact: Quito Ziegler [email protected] 1-212-547-6909
(6:30 – 8:30 p.m, ?)
=====Thursday, December 4th=====
"Winter Wonderland for the Animals: A Farm Sanctuary Benefit."
Join us at The Art Directors Club for a decadent vegan buffet, delicious cocktails, uplifting and entertaining presentations, and holiday shopping at our silent auction not to mention a fun goody bag featuring cruelty-free treats! Special Guests include Jennifer Coolidge, Corey Feldman, Rory Freedman, Andy Hurley, Peter Max, Patrick McDonnell, Daniela Sea, Ally Sheedy, Princess Superstar, Justin Theroux, Nick Zinner and many more. Please purchase your tickets today.
The Art Directors Club
106 W. 29th St.
607-583-2225, ext 221
(6p 10p, $350)
=====Also on Thursday=====
Reading: Van Jones "The Green Collar Economy"
Come out for a reading and discussion with Van Jones about his book "The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems" in which he provides substantive and viable plan fixing our economy and our devastated environment. Jones is a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress and co-founder of the Ella Baker Center.
Bluestockings Radical Books
172 Allen St; (212) 777-6028
(8p – Free)
=====Also on Thursday=====
Unified Vibes Free Party
Eshin – jump-up; Bigears – ragga-jungle; John Dough – acid techno; Amok – breaks; Primate – tribal psytrance; Loud Zoo – tribal psytrance; Bitmode – analogue electronics; Madnum Darxyde – raggae. Please bring canned food to donate to www.foodnotbombs.net
115 ave C
=====Friday, December 5th=====
Sub Swara 034 w/Fort Knox Five Year End Stomp
Sub Swara closes out a crushing year long hit of Love NYC with episode ::034:: which finds the crew in top form for an east-coast family throwdown, as DC's finest, Fort Knox Five drop in for a mashup of soundsystems and a very special, very live set in celebration of their debut album 'Radio Free D.C.'. We have finished the first round of remixes. the beginning of a great adventure…check it: http://www.myspace.com/subswara. FK5 takes things back to their roots, always keeping the vibe tight and centered around the city they love, Washington D.C. joined by a host of special guests and live performers tba. FK5 the way they are meant to be heard. very Live. For 'Radio Free D.C'. they invited many close friends from around the Nation's Capitol, including Asheru, Mustafa Akbar, Rootz & Zeebo, Sleepy Wonder and Ian Svenonius to help them create a record that captures DC's musical diversity. Sought after producers and remixers FK5 have over 20 remixes to their credit, including monster mixes for A. Skillz and Krafty Kuts, Kraak & Smaak, Ursula 1000, Dynamo Productions, and Mo' Horizons, as well as remixes of the legendary Tito Puente, Louis Armstrong, and Robert Nesta. They produced 4 crucial tracks for Afrika Bambaataa's album 'Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light.'
179 Macdougal; [email protected];
(10p – 4a, $10 adv, $15 dr) 21+
====Starting Dec 6 – 27th=====
Wild Vegan & Raw Food Lifestyle Course
Jivamukti Yoga instructor and raw food chef, Maria Massana and personal chef, Jeanine Abraham, guide you on this evolutionary journey. A new course offered by JivamukTea Cafe and Massana Wellness. In November, Sharon Gannon, co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga School, released a new book called Yoga and Vegetarianism. This month in an effort to bring the teachings from the book to life, we are excited to offer the Wild Vegan & Raw Food Lifestyle Course. We will guide you to effectively move towards a vegetarian, vegan or raw food lifestyle. The course will be held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for four consecutive weeks in December. Each week we will make one of the four delicious meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack), both a vegan and a raw food version, as featured in the JivamukTea Cafe. In addition, we will cover practical yoga principles for harm-free daily living. Before Nov. 29th: $499; After Nov. 29th: $525
Jivamukti Yoga School
841 Broadway; (212) 353-0214
Saturdays, Dec. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
(9a-11a, $525 plus a Workbook Fee: $20 Seperate Fee)
=====Also December 6th=====
The Right to Write with Julia Cameron
What if everything we've learned about writing is wrong? In this class, drawing from her groundbreaking best-seller The Right to Write, Julia Cameron dismantles the mythology surrounding the writing life in our culture. Tackling such issues as time, mood, inspiration and support, she reveals that writing is, in fact, a naturaland crucialpart of life. Questions of how, when and why yield to the virtual toolkit of strategies and tips that she provides in this class. Whether we are jumping into the writing life for the first time or have already been living it, we will never be the same after encountering Julia Cameron. Join this uniquely inspiring teacher as she shares her insights, leads us in group exercises, answers our questions, and shares powerful techniques to awaken the graceful, fluid writer lying dormant in all of us. Julia Cameron is the author of 25 books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Artist's Way, Walking in this World, The Vein of Gold, The Right to Write, The Sound of Paper and, most recently, Mozart's Ghost. Cameron is also a novelist, playwright, songwriter and poet with distinguished credits in theater, film and television.
A Full-Day Workshop
NY Open Center
83 Spring St
(10-5:30p, Members $120/ Nonmembers $130)
=====Also December 6th=====
Keeping Your "New Year's Resolutions" with Manu Dawson
Move forward on your desire to live more healthfully with integrative approaches to nutrition and realistic goal setting. Learn about food combinations, the effect of food on your energy and mind, and the importance of balancing the proportions of raw foods to cooked ones. Understand digestive wellness and the increasing of digestive energy. Those new to a vegetarian or vegan diet and those wishing to expand their choices will discover new strategies to help change ideas about eating.
227 West 13th St
(Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
212-929-0586 info (at) iyiny (dot) org
(1:30p – 3:30p, $$30)
=====Also December 6th=====
Welcome, Hikers & Nature Lovers
Our next Meetup Palisades Hike (intermediate & fast hikers) Dec 6 Sat 8:30am. Dear hikers, since the Hiking & Nature Meetup Holiday Party is on this day, I figured we'd do a hike close to the city that allows us to get back early. We are going to take the bus to the Palisades, hike a couple miles and check out the old foundations and gardens at the top of the cliff. No beginning or slow hikers, please.
Meetup starts at:
8th Ave at 42nd Street
Benifit for Warmth – Clothing Swap, Coat Drive, Concert and Fundraiser
Come join two delightful souls, Cami and Bekah. You and your close friends are invited to the first annual Benefit for Warmth. A co-ed clothing swap, coat drive, fundraiser & concert. Prizes, Gift Baskets and services will be raffled and auctioned. Bring swappable clothes (left over clothes will be donated to Housing Works). Warm gently used coats to donate to NY Cares, and your $10(or more) donation to Changing Winds Native American Organization. Long awaited concert by soulful singer/ songwriter Zak Zeidman. Donations by East West Books, Kopali, Mix 1 and the list is growing…Tarot Readings by Anna Payne. If you would like to donate any goods or services and/or volunteer please contact us here or at [email protected] We will be needing a few people with cars to help transport donated coats and clothing. RSVP encouraged as space is limited
East West Yoga 78 5th Ave, 2nd floor.
East West Yoga
78 5th Ave Btwn 13th & 14th – 2nd Fl.; 808.281.5605
(6:30p – 8:30p, $10+ donation and bring stuff)
===Also December 7th=====
The Handmade Holiday Craft Fair
Where giving really is better then receiving. Browse the handmade goods & treats of over 50 local artisans, craft mavens & culinary masters or pick up some vintage ware from Brooklyn Kitchen. PLUS enjoy live music from Sigmund Droid & VJ Clay Franklin, chili & corn bread by Tom Mylan (of Marlow and Sons, Diner & Bonita), delicious drinks, a costume photobooth by Deluxa and FREE workshops. And while you're in the spirit of giving, drop off a food donation for the Food Bank for New York. Presented by 3rd Ward & Brooklyn Based.
195 Morgan Ave., Brklyn
[email protected]; 718.715.4961
(Noon – 7p, $ for stuff)