Souldish 9/25 - 11/1 2009 NYC Events
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=====Save: Sunday, October 4=====
Manifesting the Mind Film Screening and Group Discussion with Filmmaker
Hosted and Sponsored by Reality Sandwich, Souldish and Story Spiral
Why are psychedelics so brutally suppressed in our culture? What exactly are some of the psychedelic plants and chemicals and how can they benefit us? With philosophy and insight from Dennis McKenna, Daniel Pinchbeck, Alex Grey, and many others, this film is not to be missed by anyone interested in psychedelics and shamanism. Interviews include - Robert Bussinger, Mike Crowley, Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy, Alex Grey, Clark Heinrich, Nick Herbert, John Major Jenkins, Dennis McKenna, Terence McKenna, Daniel Pinchbeck, and Dr. Rick Strassman.
Then join filmmaker Andrew Rutajit, psychologist Dr. Neal Goldsmith and the Drug Policy Alliance's Jag Davies (formerly of MAPS and the ACLU) for lively conversation between our special guest speakers and the audience. Expect to participate in thought provoking discussions.
The film, produced by Bouncing Bear Films and created by Andrew Rutajit, is the first in a series of three films discussing various aspects of shamanism and is a broad look at psychedelics in general. Andrew Rutajit is formerly from Gnostic Press. His previous work in the field include Astrotheology and Shamanism and the Pharmacratic Inquisition. You will be able to purchase advanced tickets at the Wild Project website.
See Andrew's blog here: http://www.souldish.com/2009/09/16/manifesting-the-mind-the-significance-of-dmt-by-andrew-rutajit/
(7p, $11 adv, $15 dr)
195 east 3rd St.
New York City, NY 10009
Advance tickets https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/691735
=====Saturday, September 25 through 27=====
Horizons Perspectives on Psychedelics - September 25-27th in NYC
Horizons is an annual forum for learning about psychedelics, hosted by Judson Memorial Church in New York City. Its goal is to open a fresh dialogue about psychedelics and rethink their role in medicine, culture, history, spirituality and art. Psychedelics are a unique class of psychoactive drugs that have been used by humans for thousands of years. In the 1950s and early 1960s, academic research with psychedelics yielded important discoveries in psychology and neuroscience. Just a few years later, they entered popular culture across North America, Europe and the world. Questions about their safety, medical value, history and implications in politics and culture were unfortunately answered with numerous myths spread by both their users and the media. The millennial rave fever brought a similar wave of popularity and hysteria. Recently, a renaissance in psychedelic research and dialogue has taken shape. Horizons brings together the brightest minds and boldest voices of this movement to share their insights and dreams for the future. You must purchase tickets via their web site. Pricing details and times can be found there. Friday, Sept 25, 8pm-midnight, Saturday, Sept 26, 10am-6pm Sunday, Sept 27, 2pm-6pm. A, C, E, F, V to West 4th St
R, W to 8th St / NYU, 1, 2 to Christopher St / Sheridan Square.
($ Please check the Horizons
website for ticket prices)
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square S
=====Friday, September 25=====
Le Arté Enveloupe An Absenthe Party
Expect: Art produced on envelopes, Absinthe lounges, Great jazz bands, wonderful singer songwriters, some funk & old soul djs.
Mcclay, Macmillan-Fiedel, Frohman and Winkel Present Le Arté Enveloupe. A Deluxe Absinthe soirée of disproportionate proportions. 19th Century France, a time of social uphevil, change was brewing from the back rooms of bohemian counterculture social halls. New forms of art, poetry, music and other forms of expression were exploding from a golden eyed few. Names like Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Aleister Crowley, and Alfred Jarry. Flash forward a century or two, the counter culture bohemian lifestyle of the modern day art warriors is still on the periscope of the very same social conservative prohibitionists. This time around, chalk one up for us. Absinthe is legal once again. This weekend is the annual DUMBO Arts Festival. We up the ante on "standard" typical art. In a magical building known only as the Waring Envelope Factory, we present: Le Arté Enveloupe. Your admission is free (or can be so). Please arrive with one piece of "art" for our gallery, which MUST be produced on an unsealed envelope, which may be of any size. You are asked insert gifts, surprises promises & wishes inside your work of art. Upon your arrival, you will relinquish your envelope to one of our highly trained white-gloved art curators, where upon they will hang your art in the gallary. Next you will be given 1 coupon to "purchase" another piece of art which will be chosen at random for you at some point in the evening. Your Arté Enveloupe will be your "golden ticket" for entry to Le Fete Enveloupe as well as fée tente verte in other spaces within the loft. Those who arrive ill prepared will be asked to return only with their artwork in hand, no exceptions! If this sounds confusing, you're reading correctly, now read it again. Acts include: Alixandra Macmillan Fiedel, Das Vibenbass, Le Chord on Blue. DJS: Balktick, Jon Margulies, Cartel, Butterbottom, Sit n' Spin, Absinthe inspired foliage by Gregory Skolozdra. Live art by the following: Hanger Slanger, Otto Vinkwitch, Troms Syliva.
(9p - till it's time to make breakfast, $)
Brooklyn - arrive early for free PBR
rsvp for entry at http://tinyurl.com/LeArteEnvelope
=====Also on Friday=====
Managing Up: How to Make Your Supervisors Work for You
Sponsored by NYNP-NYC. This is a workshop on Managing Up: How to Make Your Supervisors Work for YouDeveloping a good relationship with your supervisors is essential to making sure that you stand out in a positive way, especially during these difficult economic times. By actively working toward a close, professional relationship with your managers, you are not only serving your best interests, but the interests of your supervisor, the entire organization, and your clients. Those who master the art of managing up are able to acquire the resources they need in order to become more effective and successful at work. Join this important workshop to learn from experts in the professional management field about how you can build a healthy and productive relationship with your managers and thus improve your overall work performance. This workshop will begin at 6:00pm with networking, and the program will begin at 6:30pm. It is hosted by YNPN-NYC and will take place at the
(6p - 8:30p, $5)
Support Center for Nonprofit Management
305 Seventh Avenue @ 27th Street, 11th Floor.
=====Also on Friday=====
Sacred Sexuality Symposium with Richard Anton Diaz
Masters of Ceremonies-Richard Anton Diaz, founder of SexySpirits.com & Alan Steinfeld, founder of NewRealities.com. Our Keynote speakers include-Carla Tara, Reid Mihalko, Baba Dez, Luba Evans, Sheri Winston, Mark & Patricia and more to come. Whether you are a beginner, a skeptic, or already involved in the conscious, spiritual sexuality movement, this is your chance to learn from leaders and pioneers in Sacred Sexuality in one fell swoop. Gathered together in one place, meet and engage with dynamic men and women who are pioneers in the sacred sex revolution. Listen to their thoughts and ask them all that you want to know. This incredible sexy spirited gathering kicks off the Great North-East Sacred Sexuality Round-Up in New York City (September 25-27, 2009) which will encompass 3-Days / 2-Nights of Learning, Networking and Community Building with the World's leading Sacred Sexuality Educators.
(8:10p, 11p, Free or $10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds)
Reflections Yoga Studios
250 @ 49th St, 2nd Fl
=====Also on Friday=====
Belly Jam a middle eastern jam hosted by BellyJam. Drum & Dance Circle Assoc of NJ/NY
(8p - 10p, donation)
Studio Yoga Chatham ( located in the Chatham Mall)
650 Shunpike Road
mail (at) LuisManuelPercussion.com
=====Also on Friday=====
Gemini & Scorpio present Rooftop screening series of Joss Whedon's Firefly
9pm: "Out of Gas" - After Serenity suffers a catastrophe that leaves her crew with only hours of oxygen, flashbacks show how Mal and Zoe acquired Serenity and assembled their motley band. 10pm: "Ariel" - Hard up for cash, Serenity takes on a job from Simon: help him get a thorough diagnostic of River in return for the opportunity to loot the vast medical stores of an Alliance hospital on central world Ariel. But River's pursuers are hot on their trail, and they receive some unexpected inside help. 11pm: "War Stories" - Angered at Zoe's unshakable war connection to Mal, Wash demands a shot at a field assignment. Unfortunately, crime lord Niska chooses this moment to exact a brutal vengeance for Mal's failure to complete an earlier job. Private location revealed with rsvp, $10 suggested donation/snacks + drinks by donation, all ages.
=====Saturday, September 26=====
One Love Community Drum Circle
Drum, Dance, Celebrate & Connect from your heart with a conscious, vibrant community. Two music rooms to explore-Ecstatic Drumming Circle & Relaxing Chill Out Lounge with mini massage & reiki sessions available to nourish your body, heart and soul. The night will start with an opening ceremony of invoking the gratitude in our hearts with a shamanic journey lead by NY Shamanic Circle Facilitator Joey Levine. 6:30-7p Opening Ceremony & Shamanic Journey 7p-9:30 Live Drumming lovingly facilitated by JustinJustin Toca. The One Love commUNITY Circle provides a safe & sacred place for you to connect, express yourself fully, & celebrate life in a healthy, positive, and nurturing way. Join us and be a part of the One Love tribe. Presented by The Dancing Path & Energy of Breath. Dancers- $20 adv $30. day of Drummers- $20 day of, or arrive by 6:30 and it’s $15. You must register in advance at the meetup site below to get the advance rate.
(6:30-9:30p, $20 Adv, $30 Dr.)
Dance Theater Workshop Studio
219 W 19th St. btwn 7th & 8th Ave
Register at: http://www.meetup.com/thedancingpath/
=====Also on Saturday=====
I’m on a Boat - A Deep Space Party
All aboard. The magickal mystery tour is coming to take u away. Take Your feet off the ground and blast off with us on. Enter through the worm hole of astral delight aided by the super sonic sounds of three floors of live , Rockus bands and body moving djays . We are sure you will gravitate toward a few of our rising stars. Come early to hear our speakers instructing us on Astro-biology and string theory (seriously!) Once you learn the ropes of deep space you can experience the whole world art installations and performance we have put together to delight you, all through the night. Come in your extra terrestrial splendor or a space suit will be given to you. Vans will be transporting guests to and from the ship for blast off, every 5-10 minutes from dusk til dawn. 21+no exceptions. Entry is $20 at the meet-up location with your password. Rsvp for password.
Meet at 949 grand st Bklyn
=====Also on Saturday=====
The Last Supper Salon at Third Ward
The Last Supper salon merges film, artistic food, music, design, writing and fine art in a creative harvest that celebrates the seasonal shift between summer and winter. The fifth annual Last Supper salon brings together over 50 short films, works of art, culinary creations, writing, and musical acts to create an artistic feast for the senses and to celebrate the autumn harvest. Humbly launched five years ago in a Williamsburg backyard, last year more than 700 people attended the event held at 3rd Ward, capped off by the annual feasting on a “sacrificial” lamb and a dance party that stretched until the early morning hours. Highlighting the creative process as a cyclical, communally interactive conversation be- tween media, The Last Supper, created by Brooklyn artist and architect Coralina Meyer, is a nonprofit event that benefits the Food Bank for New York City. Each year, the show sparks dialog about consumption by featuring projects based on a theme of global and local im- port. This year, in light of the world economic crash, more than 50 creators and volunteers will discuss the relevant idea of “Means,” with the audience to critique the current state of consumption. It occurs as an indoor/outdoor salon of ideas in NYC at the end of September, with summer’s decay and winter’s emergence celebrated. Planners: Coralina Meyer, Thomas Newman, Jim Cronin, Mary Steel-Hayes, Demir Gjokai, Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Charlie Chiang, Doug Koh, Haanwa Chau, Erika Schnieder, Simon Lange, Nic Richards, Claire Bergeal, Sarah Ryley, Sarah Walko, Alicia Blegen, Susan Whang, Naomi Sorkin.
(6p - 2a, $15, or $10 with a canned food donation)
The Last Supper Festival
3rd Ward Brooklyn
195 Morgan Ave, Bushwick
====Also on Saturday=====
Refuge: The Harvest warehouse party
There will not be corn mazes, hay rides, or scarecrows. Okay maybe scarecrows. The hottest days of the summer are over, but the hottest nights of the year have not yet begun. Your presence is formally requested for another all nighter on the Brooklyn/Queens border. Dress for an autumnal ball, bring the farmer's daughter, and kiss the summer goodbye as Refuge cools off to a bearable temperature. This is the latest fundraiser in our effort to create Refuge Center for the Arts, a diamond in the rough of Bushwick. Light Ripple by Jason Eppink, candy corn bowls, and fall décor. Musical acts to be announced.
(10p - 4a, $10 before 12 / $15 after)
For address and directions, RSVP to email@example.com
=====Also on Saturday=====
Triple Tantric Goddess Puja
If interested in the spiritual side of sex and intimacy? Perhaps you're a workshop junkie looking for your next rush of experiential learning? Do you like to dive deep with people when you meet them? Looking for a way to share ecstatic states with others that doesn't mean having to get naked or tumbling into bed together? Whether you are a beginner, a skeptic, or already involved in the conscious, spiritual sexuality movement, this is your chance to learn from leaders and pioneers in Sacred Sexuality in one fell swoop. Gathered together in one place, meet and engage with dynamic men and women who are pioneers in the sacred sex revolution. Listen to their thoughts and ask them all that you want to know. Saturday night's puja is definitely the place where you can meet exciting people, shout and clap and dance for joy, and tap into something larger than yourself. Co-created and facilitated by the amazingly powerful and sensual trinity of Carla Tara (http://1tantra.com, ), Isis Phoenix (http://www.sensualshaman.com), and Kiana Love (http://kianalove.com/), join us for a guided, sacred ceremony of connection in which we release the idea of personality and embrace the divine aspects of ourselves and others. Expand your spiritual community while meeting some of the top sacred sexuality educators in the country. The Triple Tantric Goddess Puja is a spiritual celebration with a large component of sensuality and intimacy. It is not a sexual free-for-all, nor is it a sex party. Bring your open mind and open heart to Reflections Yoga Saturday the 26th so you can let your hair down, move your body, and let your spirit shine. Online discount. For two great definitions of what a Puja is, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puja
(8:30p - 11p, $10 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds)
250 W. 49th. 2nd Fl
=====Also on Saturday=====
Kirtan Rabbi Special HIgh Holiday Kirtan
Satsang precedes the Kirtan. This will take place on what is called Shabbat "Shuva," the Sabbath of 'turning' and 'answering' - perfect for Kirtan.
(8p - 10p, $)
227 West 13th St btwn 7th & 8th Aves.
=====Also on Saturday=====
NY Pagan Pride Harvest Festival and Food Drive
Vendors, Music, Readers, Kids Crafts, Guest Speakers, Workshops, Harvest Circle
(11a - 5p, free)
MoonTwin609 (at) aol.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/nycppp and http://www.nyc-ppp.org
=====Also on Saturday=====
The flyer reads: Farm tours, organic produce, kids activities, great food & refreshments (no alcohol), silent & live auction, chair massage & reiki, Tshirt & awareness bracelet sales. Bring your own lawn chairs. All proceeds go to the Jack Spelman Foundation, who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Raindate is Sunday, September 27.
Silverton Farms, 1520 Silverton Road, Toms River, NJ
( 1p – dusk, $10 suggested donation)
For more information call Cory & Elaine at 732-281-8494.
=====Also on Saturday=====
Join us this Saturday for a complimentary, open-level vinyasa yoga class led by Derek Beres from Equinox Brooklyn Heights! Derek Beres teaches EarthRise Yoga - his own take on a vigorous, vinyasa-based practice drawing from all aspects of yoga, dance, and martial arts. Be sure to check out his website for more info: http://www.derekberes.com/
(10a - 11a, Free)
472 Bergen St., Brklyn
=====Sunday, September 27=====
Wombing to Be Wild Woman with Kiana Love and The Great North East Sacred Sexuality Roundup
A Jam-Packed Weekend Full of Learning, Networking, and Community Building with the World’s leading Tantra Teachers and Sacred Sexuality Educators. Wombing to Be Wild Woman, Wild: growing or living in a natural state not domesticated untamed. Womb: to create and cultivate safety and healing both inside your body and in your life. “Wild” means living in a natural state, untamed, connected to one’s power, pleasure, creativity, and intuition. Integral to women’s empowerment, “wombing” helps you create the foundation you need to heal and cultivate relationship between you and your inner wildness. Kiana shares wisdom from her wild wombing journey from depression & sexual trauma to joyful wild woman. Learn how wombing can help women reclaim their wildness and hold space for men to be wild too.
(1p - 3p, $donation)
250 w 49th ( in time square- 2nd flr)
kakini (at) gmail.com
=====Also on Sunday=====
Way and Art of the Magical Intelligence with Rene Collins
Rene will be teaching this class, the first of its kind! Combining ancient magical traditions, eastern meditation techniques and the philosophy of the latest self development courses we will explore the inner dimensions of the Magical Intelligence. What is the Magical Intelligence? Well for starters imagine the very force that runs functions in your body. There are billions of cells each working in union to maintain the organs and health of the body. Your body is run better than government institutions, corporations and even religons movements. What isn't explained is that this same force can be extended to harmonize your external affairs. How would you like this same force to unify and guide your finances, health, relationships occupation and other important areas in your life. This workshop is a lecture and meditation workshop designed to get you started on extending your MI. We find that our society is filled with self help organizations, fasting workshops and lectures in how to use attraction to create what we want. But notice that only a small percentage of students do very well while still a large percent of the students have little or no progress. Why does this happen? I believe I have found the problem. Certain key components are missing in their teaching. I have found only 1 school that teaches the complete path to success. And I have used these keys with continued success. Now I wish to share this with my tribe.
In this class we will explore: Make up of the soul and spirit, Proper use of the Will, Understanding emotions and thoughts, Life force Cultivation, Relationship between Spirit and Consciousness. These techiques I share with my tribe is not in anyway part of religous movement or cult. The techiques can be use in any system. In fact the Knowledge I will be sharing with you in this class is the foundation of all systems. Way and Art of the Magical Intelligence is the process of using Meditation to direct the forces of the subconscious or spirit. We can change habits, alter behavior tendencies and direct circumstances in the environment. Even communicate with the Supreme Being. A collective use of this intelligence in a group setting can generate long lasting profound effects personally and universally. Rene Collins has been a practitioner of the meditative, magickal and spiritual arts for 25 years. He has personally taught students in this practice for 5 of those years. Previously the High Priest for Body Temple and A Temple of the Apotheosis (ATOTA), Rene has written and led meditation and pagan rituals on the West and East Coast. He continues to perform marriages and healing rituals for all who need assistance.
(3p - 5p, $5 - $15)
Third Root 380
Cortelyou Rd, Brklyn
=====Monday, September 28 and Thursday October 1=====
Donation based community yoga class held every Monday at 7:00 - 8:30 and Thursday at 6:30 - 8pm. There are no strings attached and all donations are anonymously put in a gray bucket in the classroom. So just come and experience the joys of yoga.
Mondays and Thursdays
Body and Mind Builders
78 Reade Street (Broadway & Church) 212-587-1099
=====Tuesday, September 29=====
Esoteric in New York City - Occult New York with Mitch Horowitz
From the spread of Spiritualism to the founding of the influential movement called Theosophy, New York City and its surrounding environs have been home to many of the modern world’s most significant developments in alternative and mystical spirituality. This series explores and celebrates New York’s astonishing—and frequently overlooked—role in the growth of alternative spirituality in America and the world. Occult New York. Join us for a discussion of the esoteric personas and unusual episodes in New York history that shaped the nation’s alternative spiritual culture. Topics include the Russian mage and one-time New Yorker Helena Petrovna Blavatsky; eighteenth-century spirit medium Jemima Wilkinson, who rose to prominence as the nation’s first female religious leader in 1776; the “Poughkeepsie Seer,” Andrew Jackson Davis, who popularized Mesmerism, or hypnotism, in the 1840s; and the enormously influential mystical thinker Mother Ann Lee, who founded the Shakers in upstate New York at the dawn of the American revolution. Mitch Horowitz is the editor in chief of Tarcher/Penguin in New York and the author of the forthcoming Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation, which has been called “a fascinating book” by Ken Burns and “a sparkling, down-to-earth, and often deeply touching account” by Jacob Needleman.
New York Open Center (new address)
22 E. 30th St., Ph: 212.219.2527
=====Also on Tuesday=====
Sound & Symbols Healing Circle with Barry Goldstein & Janet Cristenfeld
Come join us for a unique evening of healing and meditation with Janet Cristenfeld's Souligraphy™ Symbols and Barry Goldstein's divine music. Symbols create doorways to greater levels of awareness and manifestation, and music is a harmonic bridge to healing. Embark with us in this synergy of giftedness on a beautiful soul journey. Open up to Divine guidance and love through a shared experience of symbols, song and sound. Allow yourself to release anxieties and access a higher plane for health, peace, and joy. Barry will assist you in creating harmonic balance using tuning forks and releasing blocks through sound and song. Janet will channel the energy of the Symbols to facilitate a shift in consciousness and well-being through guided meditation and hands on healing. Take this opportunity for restoration, rejuvenation, and deep connection. Space is limited. Pay in advance to reserve your place.
(7:30p - 9:30p, $25)
Place: Moonheart Healing Center
59 W. 19th St., Suite 3a2
(entrance - double glass doors under the black awning that says 59 W. 19th, also known as the Photography Building, 636 6th Ave)
=====Wednesday Sept 30=====
Allowing Your Intuition to Be Your Guide with Chakra teacher Kiana Love
So you can see clearly even in the dark with Ajna Chakra Night. Do you have trouble seeing the big picture?Do you get stuck in the details or find yourself judging events or people harshly? Would you like to develop your intuition and be able to trust it more? Tonight will focus on the brow chakra, also known as the third eye... Join us for exercises, discussion, & meditation to connect you with tools to deepen and trust in your intuition. Learn how to bring ajna into balance in your life. Ajna, the sixth chakra, is related to vision, intuitive and physical. Healing this chakra helps you to improve your intuition, be more open-minded, more focused on your vision, and to see the big picture in your life. Chakracize Description: Do you need to relax, ground, energize, balance, express yourself? Join us to learn how to get back into your body and harness the power of your 7 major energy centers to change your life now. Move through the seven energy centers (chakras) of the body using a unique blend of yoga, dance, meditation, breath, toning, and more. Learn how to listen to and work with your body to effect powerful changes in your life. Rediscover your bliss and come away with simple, effective tools you can use throughout the week to help you focus, relieve stress, and be present in your body.
Nurture's Path Healing Arts
6-7pm Chakracize~awaken your bodies intuition
7-8pm Chakrastudy~Learn how to trust your intuition
$20 each/ $30 both in advance
$25 each/ $40 both at the door
=====October 1 - 10=====
The Desert Sin Dance Company, known internationally for their edgy and sensational fusion of dance and theater, presents the debut of their latest production, “Twitchers", at The House of Yes Theater in Brooklyn. This show is a beautiful immersion of dance, puppetry, aerial, live music, spectacle, and pure emotion. Desert Sin is one of the most experimental, cutting-edge theatrical dance companies in North America. Founded in 1999, Desert Sin utilizes Middle Eastern dance, ballet, modern, extensive theatrics and costuming in their critically acclaimed productions. The company has gained major popularity from their appearances at special events, corporate functions, theaters, nightclubs, and television, while touring internationally with productions and workshops. Appearances have included HBO’s Real Sex, repeated performances with the “Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball,” the critically acclaimed “An Evening of Experimental Middle Eastern Dance” in Los Angeles, and with Rakkasah, renowned as the largest Middle Eastern Dance event in the United States. Their past productions of “Musée des Femmes - Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque” played to sold out crowds and critical acclaim in 2004 and 2005 in Hollywood and then in 2008 off-Broadway at the Zipper Factory Theater. For this show we are teaming up with Mystery Bird Puppet Theater, Lady Circus, and The House of Yes Theater to create a Brooklyn bird-watching experience of a lifetime. We will also be collaborating with aerialists from Brooklyn's own Lady Circus, just back from performing at Bonnaroo: www.ladycircus.com. Mystery Bird Puppet Theater, a team of artist-puppeteers who make impossible beasts walk the earth, will be bringing their magic out from LA: www.mysterybirdpuppets.com
Show dates will be October 1,2,3 and 8,9,10
The House of Yes Theater
342 Maujer St. (Grand stop off the L Train) Brooklyn
(Door 8p, Show 9pm, $15
=====Thursday, October 1=====
A Night of Indian Classical Music with Falu
Don’t miss this special and intimate acoustic performance. Falu is trading in her band’s electric guitar, keyboards and drums for a very special acoustic performance featuring classical and traditional Indian music. Embracing her roots and musical culture, passed on to her by her mentor Ustad Sultan Khan, Falu will be performing an exciting acoustic set—drawing from some of the richest classical, semi-classical and folk traditions of India—for this special one-night-only performance. Falu’s last performance at Joe’s Pub sold out quickly, so please Purchase Tickets in advance: http://bit.ly/falutix
(9p - 11p$15)
425 Layette St.
======Friday, October 2=====
MC Yogi @ Jivamukti
MC Yogi is a high energy, delightfully soulful poet/musician/teacher. His performances never dissapoint. Expect to dance, sing, and revel in celebration of love, life and spirit. This is not a spectator sport, this is full body/mind and soul integration. You'll have the time of your life and you will leave feeling better than when you came. This is a not to be missed event if you love the feeling of being uplifted body, mind and soul. -S
(8:30p - 11:30p, $15 adv. $20 dr.)
841 Broadway , 2nd flr
=====Saturday, October 31=====
Deities & Demons Halloween Party
Celebrate CoSM's first Halloween at the Art Sanctuary upstate in Wappingers Falls. This is going to be a magical evening. More information to come.
(6p - 11:55p, $30)
CoSM Art Sanctuary
46 Deer Hill Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY
=====Monday, October 5=====
World Habitat Day
Let's stand up on World Habitat Day and let it be known that affordable, adequate housing should be a priority everywhere—in our communities, in our towns, in our country, in our world.
)))))Exhibitions and Festivals(((((
=====Starting September 24=====
Psychotropia will be taking place on September 24th, 2009 at Seed Gallery, which is located on 239 Washington St. in Newark, NJ. This awesome celebration of Seed’s two-year opening anniversary & psychotropic art exhibition is guaranteed to be one of our best yet. The theme of “psychotropia” reflects the mind, revealing its deeper nature and its infinite aspects of the psyche. The art that will be displayed from September 24th until October will be psychotropic in that it will bring our audience closer to their deeper mind. The content of the works are mind revealing and can be considered to express mystical states of consciousness, shamanic experiences, visionary states of the mind, etc. Our goal is to bring together an impressive array of artists, who’s art forms not only deliver quality in content and design but also act as a portal for spiritual exploration, inspiration, healing, and psychotropic research. Claudia Lady Bird Johnson once said, “Art is the window to man's soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within.” Art is meant to elevate one’s understanding of himself and the world around him, instantaneously taking him/her into a higher level of consciousness. In “Psychotropia” we will be creating a unique and awe-inspiring environment that is meant to transcend the self beyond the beyond. Art works will vary from paintings to sculptures, to digital prints, collages, installations, animations, and much, much more. Imagine entering the gallery and stepping into an entirely different universe where one can explore multiple realities uncommon to day-to-day reality. Hues of bright and fluorescent tones intertwined in archaic myths with psychedelic gods and archetypal techno demons might be some of the themes displayed in some of the more expected pieces. But be prepared to also expect the unexpected. Feedback installations with interactive devices and video projects might just melt your mind and blow you away. We are also expected to have synesthetic animations that vibrate trance evoking, audio frequencies and optical phenomenon so astonishing that you might never forget. If you are inspired by eidetic imagery, visionary art, mandalas, sacred geometry and surrealism don’t hesitate to stop by for our opening night. This upcoming show’s artists will bring to you some of the most exciting aggregations that may resemble many of Carl Jung’s collective archetypes or the powerful hypnagogic states of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk. Featured Artists: Adam Scott Miller, Manuel Abor, Gizem Bacaz, Kaliptus, Jelani Gould- Bailey, Martin Cash, Samson Contompasis, Gregory Maxwell Dunn, Giorgio Vaselli, Greyegg, Dwell & OneUnit, E.S.P., Collyn Gold, Joe Hollander, David Marghieri, Krystal Mitchell, J.H. Miller, Luis Monteagudo, Teofilo Olivery, Anibal Padilla, Radical, Syd Strangelove, Jon Scribles, Parker Wolf, Aeres Vistaas, Polina Zaitseva, Duke Papi, Vanessa Ramalho. Group Show, Curator: Kaliptus & Gizem Bacaz
Psychotropia - Seed Gallery’s Two Year Anniversary Art Exhibition
September 24th- November 13, 2009
239 Washington St. in Newark, NJ.
====September 25 through 27=====
D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival
The three-day multi-site neighborhood-wide event is a one-of-a-kind art happening: where serendipity meets the haphazard and where the unpredictable, spontaneous and downright weird thrive. The now teenage D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival® presents touchable, accessible, and interactive art, on a scale that makes it the nation's largest urban forum for experimental art. Art Under the Bridge is an opportunity for young artists to use any medium imaginable to create temporary projects on-the-spot everywhere and anywhere, completely transforming the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York, into a vibrant platform for self-expression. In addition to the 80+ projects throughout the historical post-industrial waterfront span, visitors can tour local artists' studios or check out the indoor video_dumbo, a non-stop program of cutting-edge video art from New York City and around the world. The immediacy of the event means many artists reflect on current issues: among others, the rise of technology, recession blues, homelessness and environmental concerns, for example: River's Edge, is a street installation of oyster shells by John Monteith. It remembers the past use of these shells as an industrial material while it celebrates their recent use as an environmental tool. Welcome to NYC; Boomtown 2006 by Artcodex creates a commentary about the failing boom markets of art and real estate by recreating New York as a post goldrush town. Performance times: Sat. 12-2pm; Sun. 2-4pm. Ballooning Awareness is an interactive roaming performance by John Bonafede that prompts youngsters to answer the question: "What is climate change and what should we do about it?" Performance times: Sat. 12pm; Sun. 12pm The Tree of Life: Reina Kubota’s plastic bag installation blooms under the night sky. Stir Crazy: Come see Ryan Roth, forced by these economic times into the endangered, caged and untamed, business werewolf. Performance times: Fri. 8-9pm; Sat. 12-9pm; Sun. 12-9pm. Eco-disco: Join Scott Rummler at the eco-disco and experience a dialogue between nature, technology, and culture. Tercet: Throughout the streets, Angela Silver questions meaning in contemporary experience by usurping the ubiquitous traffic sign system and replacing the text with multi-lingual poetics. The Dumbo Arts Center (DAC) has been the exclusive producer of the D.U.M.B.O Art Under the Bridge Festival® since 1997. DAC is a big impact, small non-profit, that in addition to its year-round gallery exhibitions, is committed to preserving Dumbo as a site in New York City where emerging visual artists can experiment in the public domain, while having unprecedented freedom and access to normally off-limit locations. DAC is delighted to report that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has selected the 13th D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival for a case study on outdoor festivals, to be published in 2010. iPhone Festival Guide application visit dumbo.walkabit.com on your iPhone.
(12p - 9p, free)
=====Beginning October 6=====
DreamLab with Joey Levine
A seven session workshop exploring the alchemical process of turning dreams into reality. In this workshop, you will clarify your vision, energize your field, and elevate your power through experiential exercises, rituals, and meditations that draw on Shamanic, Eastern, and Western traditions. In DreamLab, you will learn tools and practices to align your life with your dreams and attract what your heart yearns for. You will have the opportunity to move beyond old limitations to new paradigms of possibility. You will discover ways to clear negativity, transform your emotional state, and activate powerful fields of intention. You will begin to focus your attention and hone your power of attraction experiencing new levels of creativity, inner peace, and joy.
Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17.
Cost: $250 ($220 for early registration by 9/24)
Contact: Joey Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org or (917) 548-7073.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or (917) 548-7073.
======Saturday, September 26=====
Confidence, Charisma & the Elixirs of Youth with Diana Ferrante
Diana is simply delightful! Ladies, want the inside scoop on how to sparkle with self-confidence & make heads turn when you walk into a room? This workshop is the ultimate guide for those who want to radiate their feminine essence and enhance beauty from the inside-out. Using a cache of breath, energy and movement techniques, you will learn how to exude your personal magnetism to look good, feel good and get more of what you want out of life. Join healer & teacher, Diana Ferrante as she uses her insight and knowledge of energetics as well as her expertise as a dancer, model, and actress to show you how to: 1. Create integrated wellness and a stronger sense of whole body awareness.2. Understand the concept of beauty from the perspective of the soul. 3. Defy age with immune-boosting and hormone-balancing techniques that turn back the clock and generate the appearance of youth regardless of your chronological age. 4. Reset your body weight using techniques that work on the energetic, emotional and physical levels.5. Energetically “makeover” your mind-body system to exude beauty that scintillates. 6. Turn up the sine qua non of charisma -that “special something” that everyone has, but doesn’t always use. 7. Confidently connect, express, and value who you are with humility & grace. For more information on how to register please contact: Anne-Sophie Rodriguez, Group Exercise Coordinator. About Diana: Diana Ferrante is an energy healer, certified yoga instructor, and classically trained dancer who uses her intuitive gifts and knowledge of energetics to help women attain heightened states of beauty and health. Diana maintains her own private energy healing/coaching practice in Manhattan.
(3:30p - 5:30p, $25 members/ $40 non-members)
Reebok Sports Club- Mind/Body Studios, Fire Studio, Club Level 1
160 Columbus Ave. at 67th st
(212) 501-1419 or firstname.lastname@example.org
=====Beginning September 30=====
Absolute beginner class. Learn the basic steps of Samba and work your feet, legs, hips, shoulders, and soul,
in a playful and seductive style, to the sounds of Brazil. No experience necessary. Comfortable dance wear suggested. Contact: Michael Meehan at 646-395-4330, or Michael_Meehan@14StreetY.org
Wednesday Nights - 4 sessions
(7:30 - 8:30p, $40 mem, $60 non)
Y East Village
344 East 14th St
=====Beginning Wednesday, September 30=====
Amulet Painting with Yona Verwer
An amulet is “An object that protects a person from trouble.” Amulets have been credited with power, similarly art objects are sometimes said to have power. have. Creating art and the art object itself is often referred to as having power. In this workshop we will explore different amulet themes/shapes and cultivate a concept on paper, and create amulets shapes out of Bristol board or watercolor paper. Participants will gain exposure to a variety of drawing and painting techniques, while exploring shape, lines, color, texture, composition, surface manipulation and expressive mark-making.
(6:30 – 8:30p, $75)
3 sessions, Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and 14
97 East Broadway, at the corner of Jefferson St.
By subway: Half a block from the F-train at the East Broadway stop; near the J, M, Z trains at Essex/Delancey St.; B, D trains to Grand St.
=====Thursday, October 8=====
Write and Produce your Own Short Film
Did you ever want to create your own short? Always have a million stories in your head but didn’t know which one to pick? This is a course where you learn how to write, and produce a short film. Learn how to create narrative structure, dramatic action and character development. If you have that creative impulse to showcase your talent, why wait? Here is an opportunity to take an active role in your career and make a short movie. The course is designed to help you write the script and then you can begin to work towards eventually producing and shooting your short film. The instructor is a Fulbright Scholar/08 – M.F.A. Film – Columbia University.
October 8th – December 3rd Eight Week Workshop
Simple Studios 134 West 29th Street Bet. 6th & 7th Ave.
=====Beginning October 10=====
Permaculture Design Certificate for Adults along side a Naturalist Immersion Program for Children
Sponsored by Green Phoenix Permaculture. Permaculture is a set of tools and a process for designing a way to live sustainably within our ecosystems and our communities. It is based on observing nature and making connections across disciplines and over history, with the goal of meeting human needs, while leaving the earth healthier and more abundant for future generations. A unique opportunity for families. While adults participate in a permaculture design course, children explore the natural world around them. An autumn to spring program which allows an opportunity to experience both programs through 3 seasons. Children ages 7 through 12 will be accepted. Permaculture Design students are welcome with or without children. This is a standard, 72 hour permaculture certificate course.
2009: October 10-11, November 7-8, December 12-13
2010: January 23-24, March 13-14, April 10-1
Epworth Camp and Retreat Center & Permaculture Demonstration SIte
High Falls, New York,
2 hours north of New York City, 15 minutes from the Trailways Bus station in Rosendale.
=====Tuesdays beginning October 13=====
The Writer In The City: A Fiction-Writing Workshop with Henry Chang
Having trouble generating new material? Join Henry Chang, a New York Times-praised novelist and Chinatown native, for a 'total immersion' creative approach to voice, characterization, and setting. In this class, we will write at various locations throughout Chinatown, which will serve as sites of inspiration, incorporated in prompts, story brainstorms and various writing exercises to get your creative juices flowing. Be prepared to open up creative channels you didn't realize existed while New York City's Chinatown is your muse. Fiction writers, poets and nonfiction writers are welcome. For writers of all levels and genres. First class meets at Confucius Plaza (Bowery & Pell St.) Henry Chang is the author of Chinatown Beat and The Year of the Dog. The Chicago Sun-Times called The Year of The Dog "a worthy debut" and praised Chang's ability to write "with stark power and authority, covering the territory as only an insider can. He evokes the spirit, sights, smells and language of his setting in compelling fashion." Chang's follow-up, Chinatown Beat, is a novel with a "cool, measured style" that ... "should make the locals sit up and gasp" (New York Times Book Review). Read about Chang's thoughts on Chinatown and the literary imagination in this New York Times story.
Tuesdays October 13, 20 & 27, Thursdays October 16, 23 & 30, (6 Sessions)
(6:30-8p, $225 General / $200 Members; $40.50 General Deposit / $36.00 Members)
Location Note: First class meets at Confucius Plaza (Bowery & Pell St.)
All Friday classes meet @ The Workshop
16 West 32 Street
Suite 10A btw Broadway and Fifth Avenue
=====Friday, October 16=====
Remaking Eden: Ecological Design as Spiritual Practice
October 16-24th, 2009 An Advanced Permaculture Design Course. Most humans alive now, have grown up in cultures divorced from nature. This fundamental separation prevents conventional agricultural design from incorporating whole, self-regenerating ecosystems that also meet human needs. During this course we will explore how we can create food-producing ecosystems that work like healthy natural systems, with minimal maintenance, and diverse yields . and, how the practice of ecological design reveals a healthy relationship to nature and to spirit, teaching us how to see and act, with respect and humility. Using Sivananda Ashram as our design client, participant teams will undertake various design projects leading toward a master plan for the ashram property. We will also participate in the ashram schedule, and relate our experiences with meditation and Yoga to our work as designers. Join us as we explore and weave together questions and answers from the inner and outer landscapes through intense, hands-on practice of ecological design. Open to graduates of certified permaculture design courses, and others by special request. $600 + accommodations.
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch • Woodbourne, New York in the Catskills
$600 plus accomodations
=====October 23 - 25=====
God's Nature Field an Art Workshop at CoSM Sanctuary
Great artists throughout history have immersed themselves in God's Nature Field and each shared their unique painterly portrayal. Van Gogh channeled the rhythms of the cosmos in his brushstrokes. Georgia O'Keefe revealed the mystery of the Divine Feminine in a flower. Fredrick Church, a master of the Hudson River School, demonstrated the majesty and power of the waterfalls and exquisite beauty of our region. We will draw and paint the splendor of fall colors at CoSM Art Sanctuary, from a leaf, to a tree, to a forest. This workshop will examine both Eastern and Western approaches to the contemplation and representation of elemental regenerative forces. Artists of all experience levels are welcome. Explore and share your own unique relationship to God's greatest creation and the sacredness of Mother Nature's womb. Materials list will be provided upon registration.
Friday, October 23rd, 7pm - 10pm
Saturday, October 24th, 10am - 10pm
Sunday, October 25th, 10am - 1pm
Course fee: $300
Limited overnight on-site accommodations available.
Call for more information about housing and travel.
Oculus - over 300 mosaic eyes all over NYC...you're being watched. An artwork entitled Oculus (Eye) has been installed all over the Chambers Street/World Trade Center station complex. Created by Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel, Oculus consists of 300 different mosaic eyes, all based upon actual human eyes taken from photographs--not computer generated.