Souldish NYC: August 7-14
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=====Thursday, August 7th=====
In Our Hearts Squatter Forum
Okupas. (Squats) Towards an Anarchist Ecology Films & discussion on squatter networks, freeganism, art, & free space. Featuring Alex Ross of Freegan.info. "Throughout the world, networks of politically conscious squatters have been uniting against capitalist exploitation. From the barrios of Argentina to the city center of Amsterdam, squatters are pioneering new ways of sustainable community living, founded on tenets of mutual aid, self-management, and ecology. Alex will present a discussion on the interconnected, global squatter movement, its solidarity, and its divisions. Alex, who spent three months within the squatter networks of Europe, will also speak on the progressive notions of ecology, economy, and politics that compose Okupas (squats) in Europe."
123 Community Space:
123 Tompkins Ave. (off Myrtle) (map)
Bed-Stuy, Bklyn; G to Myrtle -Willoughby. JMZ to Myrtle.
=====Also on Thursday=====
Hang Out Party
DJ Neil Nice (Turntable Lab) and knomad will be playing dance music all night, including everything from House and Disco classics to more current dance sounds by artists like Cut Copy, Chromeo, and LCD Soundsystem, with a little classic hip hop, 80s, and more thrown into the mix as well.
(10pm-close, no cover)
@ Belmont Lounge
Belmont Lounge is one of my favorite bars in the Union Square area, so be sure and check this out. It's located at 117 E. 15th St between Park and Irving. Take the 4,5,6,N,Q,R,W or L trains to 14th Union sq.
=====Friday, August 8th=====
Crystallization 888 - An Entheon Village and Pantheogenesis Temple Fundraiser
You are invited to join us at a beautiful private triplex home with garden in Brooklyn, for an evening of sumptuous food and drink, blessing, dancing, and pre-playa connection. We will be showcasing the central altar from the Temple, a 40 square foot map of the entire playa made from 1000 crystal geodes. Entheon Village has been active in the visionary art scene at Burning Man since its formation in 2006, bringing artists such as Alex Grey and the Interdimensional Art Movement Unified to the playa. The Sacred Spaces Art Collective has since 2006 built a succession of ever-bigger Temples on the playa, including the Axial Temple, the Gaia MaiTreya Temple and the Temple of All Gods. This year, Entheon Village and Sacred Spaces are collaborating on the creation of the Pantheogenesis Temple, bringing 12,000 square feet of visionary art, sacred geometrical crystal grids, amazing lectures and music together in a single coherent whole. The Temple will consist of seven interconnected spaces, each of which has its own artistic and spiritual theme, and its own programming. There will be a multitude of art pieces, an energy grid of over 1000 crystals, and a great deal of beauty and meditative healing energy. This is a fundraiser to support this project we will be having simultaneous video-linked fundraisers across the nation: New York, Chicago, Reno and San Francisco. We hope that you can come to the Crystallization 888. Fundraiser in New York and support this important vision. Highlights include: - Music from DJ Velour and Douggie Styles; - Silent Auction of - Gourmet food from Ben Craig - Firespinning (weather permitting.) All money collected, above party expenses, will be used exclusively for the project. Don your best playa evening wear… or come as a patron of the Arts
Google map at: http://tinyurl.com/3ow66l
Nearest subways are R and F (just a couple of blocks away) at 4th avenue/9th street of the G and F at Smith and 9th (a bit further) - we are one quick change away from the B, D, N, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 trains at Atlantic Avenue. Please note that 230 7th st is a different address. Our door is under the stairs on the left hand side of the building.
(7:30p - late, $25 - $50 donations)
230-C 7th St., Apt A (btw 3rd and 4th Aves); 718-499-4931
**Please do not re-post on other lists. This is a private party in a private home.**
=====Also on Friday=====
The New York Shamanic Circle Open House
They meet every Second Friday of each month at 7:15 until 9:30 pm (Please arrive 15 minutes prior.) Come and celebrate Spirit, learn the basic techniques of core shamanism, meet your Spirit Guides, deepen your shamanic practice, drum, chant, move and above all, have fun at our Shamanic circle. Please bring along a drum or a rattle, a pen & notepad, and a bandanna. You may want to bring a pillow, blanket to use when we journey. A suggested donation of $20.00 to help cover the cost of the space would be appreciated.
(7:15p -9:30p, $20) (Please arrive 15 minutes prior)
At The Children's Aid Society- 219 Sullivan St. NYC
(btwn W. 3rd & Bleecker St, near Washington Sq.) By subway take: #6 - to Bleecker St.; R, N - to 8th St. or Prince St.
B, D, F, Q, A, C, E - to West 4th St.; 1, #9 - to Sheridan Sq.
=====Saturday, August 9th=====
The Science of Vibration - Kundalini Yoga and Sacred Sound
Illuminate the inherent power of your word and expand conscious to the primal element of manifestation through sound. Broken down the word Mantra" can be more easily understood: "Man" means "mind" and "Trang" means "to move" as in "transport". Our mantra is what we project outward and inward that shapes our perceived reality. In this workshop we will commune with that power of our individual projection while in asana and meditation. The Science of Vibration works with the sacred sound current to manifest peace and sustain happiness in our modern lives. The workshop will climax during an extended healing with the harmonious and penetrating sounds of the gong.
(4:30 - 6:30p, $35 In Advance, $45)
Jivamukti Yoga School
841 Broadway, 2nd fl
Come Together - Pan-cultural worldbeat mashup every Wednesdays at Mehanata Bulgarian Bar
See the hottest world traipsing musical acts on the planet today. Hosted by Akim Funk Buddha. Check website for fresh new acts each week. *Drink Special: $2 House Red Wine 8pm - 10pm.*
Mehanata Bulgarian Bar
113 Ludlow btw.
Rivington and Delancey
Sponsored by Reality Sandwich, http://www.realitysandwich.com
=====Also on Wednesday, August 13th=====
Reading: Dominic Pettman "Love and Other Technologies"
Evoking a bit of "Lars and the Real Girl," please Join Dominic Pettman for a reading from "Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age" and in a discussion neo-sexual relationships and how our highly ritualized expressions of desire always reveal an era's attitude toward one's existence as a self among others. Cultural theorist Veronica Cassidy will also provide perspective on the wider phenomenon of men who share their lives with Real Dolls and she will explore the gender politics involved when people develop passionate attachments to objects.
172 Allen Street @ Stanton (1 block south of Houston)
=====Also on Wednesday=====
"Introduction to Tantric Flow": Free Transformatolgy Group Healing - Presented by Andrew Sway
Tantric Flow comes about when we develop a strong and grounded sense of self love. This self love becomes our reference point in our dealings with the outside world and we slowly evolve into a state of empowered spontaneity. Our self love spreads out, with confidence, to our surroundings. Conscious Manifestation occurs with ease and much less outside resistance. This introductory event will combine discussion and group energy healing to give participants a direct experience of the potential freedom and spontaneity within themselves. **There is no sexual activity of any kind in this seminar.
( 7-9p, free)
214 West 29TH St.; 16th Fl; 212.736.0999
(Between 7th and 8th Avenues in Manhattan - Convenient Chelsea location near Penn Station and other mass transit.)