Souldish NYC: April 23-30
After a brief pause for technical difficulties, Souldish is back in action and just in time for your spring awakenings. And there?s a lot for New Yorkers to celebrate this week. You can catch some vision at the Story Spiral Series, journey through the temple of Damanhur, groove along to Sub Swara?s Sub City, catch the ?womping bass? of Derty Derty Boombox, learn about Brooklynnovation, have a Chillaxing Sunday at Wonderland, and discover the adventures of Mary and Jesus in Islam.
Email your events to salma(at)souldish(dot)com. For more in-depth listings, subscribe to the Souldish newsletter.
Until next week,
Salma, Jonathan, Renee
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===== Thursday, April 23=====
The Spiral Series - Vision: The Call to Evolve
When Joseph Campbell uttered his famous words, "Follow your bliss", he urged the passionate pursuit of a life-giving, soul-nurturing vision. How does an image of what we must create emerge from the depths of the psyche? What makes the process of giving an abstract idea flesh something akin to ecstatic mystery? Can we envision our collective future more consciously and thus choose and create it? How do we invite and honor visions from the divine within us all? Let us ponder these questions in the company of an eclectic panel of guest speakers - each a forward thinker, impassioned creator, and resolute doer. Featuring in the field of science: Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, spirituality: Souldish?s Jonathan Phillips, social change: Todd Goldfarb and creativity: Peter Coan. The Spiral Series brings together a panel of speakers from the worlds of science, spirituality, social change, and creativity. We approach each topic from these four vantage points in the spirit of cultivating a more holistic worldview. We follow the speaker panel with a single generative conversation among everyone present.
206 Sullivan St (btww Bleecker & 3rd St)
(7:30p - 0p, $5)
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====Thursday, April 23=====
NY Transformed: Visions for a Sustainable City
We have a once in a lifetime chance to promote the creative solutions that are needed to tackle our ever changing environment. Now is our chance to lead by example. Join the Sierra Club and the NYC Parks Department in picturing how to make New York a more sustainable city in the future. Four of this city's leading visionaries will paint a sustainable picture of NYC - describing long-term goals and the first steps toward them. Our speakers include: Dickson Despommier, Ph.D., Professor of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University, Paul Mankiewicz, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Gaia Institute, Kieran Coleman, Founder of PolisWind and Joel Towers, Dean of Parson?s School of Design Strategies, specializing in cities, services and ecosystems. Closest subways are the R,W,6,F Seating available on a first come basis. Light refreshments will be served.
Central Park (at 64th St. & 5th Ave.)
(6:30pm ? 8:30p, free)
=====Friday, April 24=====
An Evening with the Art of Damanhur:
Temples of Humankind with Alex and Allyson Grey
Alex and Allyson Grey have made numerous visits and published the decisive book on the intentional community of Damanhur, a group that has formed around the building of exquisite temples inside a mountain in northern Italy. Alex and Allyson will speak on their experience and show pictures detailing the amazing artistry, ceremony, and lifestyle of these extraordinary people. For women attending the Women's Spiritual Mastery Conference in Turin, a trip to Dananhur is planned so this evening will be an extraordinary opportunity to preview the excursion.
CoSM @ East West Gallery
(8 - 10p, $20)
=====Also on Friday=====
Delusions of Normality: Sanity, Drugs, Sex, Money and Beliefs in America with J.P. Harpignies
What do we mean when we say someone or something is normal? In his new book, Delusions of Normality, J. P. Harpignies marshals considerable evidence to persuasively argue that we Americans are collectively far less mentally stable, far more corruptible or financially irrational, far druggier, far more covert and kinkier in our sex lives and far zanier in our beliefs than we generally admit, and that a great many of the unspoken assumptions that underlie our media?s discourse are seriously at odds with the reality of people?s lives and ideas. This evening will offer a bracing but refreshing and entertaining look at some dark corners of American life, providing a corrective lens to our rose-colored myopia about how we really behave. J. P. Harpignies, a writer/editor, environmental activist, and associate producer of the annual Bioneers conference (www.bioneers.org), is the author of three books: ?Political Ecosystems,? ?Double Helix Hubris? and, most recently, ?Delusions of Normality,? as well as the editor of ?Visionary Plant Consciousness.? Class code: 09WEC63P
NY Open Center
83 Spring St
(7:30p - 9:30p, $20)
=====Also on Friday=====
Sub City Sessions Featuring Sub Swara, Glitch Mob, Lazer Sword & Ana Sia
Join us for Sub City Sessions at Le Poisson Rouge. The city unfurls its spring and we promise thunder. For this first session Sub Swara offers up a platoon of our favorite producers/DJ's representing the best and freshest of the underground west coast sound. Roll through and put a bounce in your step as we share the stage with the whole O-G crew. Make sure to get your tickets early. Sub Swara presents Sub City Sessions - the new quarterly event for out-leaning bass music with a serious bounce at remarkable venues in NYC. Make sure to get tickets early.
Le Poisson Rouge
(10p - 5a, $20) 21+
=====Also on Friday=====
Derty Derty BoomBoX Part Deux
The adventure continues into the next installment of all things bass. Join us again at the Jungle Warehouse space for another episode of womping bass sound, insane visual projections, Baltimore booty bangers, and baile electro funk. Fire Performances, Capoeira, Visual Projections by Hooked on Chronic and Todo Santos Hula, hooping by kayti, Bunny Delicious Delights by Cacossa Free beer -10pm-11pm late night drink specials. Take L train to Montrose stop, 10 min from Manhattan. Rsvp: firstname.lastname@example.org. 18 to get down 21 to consume refreshments.
286 Meserole St, Bk; email@example.com
(10p - 5a, $15 dr, $10 adv/RSV)
=====Also on Friday=====
Brooklynnovation: Poster Boy Gallery Opening
Pomp & Circumstance celebrates in the heart of the art and culture movement in Brooklyn. Featuring salsa-makers, ad creators and mash-uppers as well as DJ's and drinks, come to the Spring Event showcasing the groundbreaking advertising cut and pastery of Poster Boy (but this time endorsed by the advertisers? Could this be?). Engage with the brands, artists and creators of a new class of tastemakers. Celebrate the diversity, creativity and innovation of the hottest borough in NYC.
195 Morgan Ave
(7 - 12a)
=====Saturday, April 25=====
Be Wild Woman's Fertile Rites of Spring
Fertile Goddess Brooklyn Museum Tour & Rites of Spring in Prospect Park. Women's Rites last Saturday of every month. Calling all women to gather each month to reclaim innate wisdom and power. Explore, heal, and restore as sacred, women's bodies,lives and cycles, using ritual, sharing, journaling and more...Who is she? A goddess, a ritual object, a votive offering, a vehicle for working magic or fulfilling wishes, a talisman for protection, a teaching or initiation device, or simply an ancient woman's embodiment of herself?? These are all questions raised by Fertile Goddess exhibit. Join us as we celebrate and connect to the fertile goddess through these ancient images. Afterward, we will go Prospect Park and witness Mother Earth giving birth to springtime. We will draw from these manifestations of the goddess to plant and grow our own seeds of abundance. In the same way that life and plants spring from Gaia, I invite you to recognize that you are a manifestation of the fertile goddess. What flowers and beautiful dreams are waiting to bloom in your life? We will meet at the museum at 1:00 pm, then walk to the park around 3pm.
The Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art,
200 Eastern Parkway, Bk; firstname.lastname@example.org
Herstory Gallery, 4th Floor
(1p - 5:30p, $?)
YogiBogeyBox presents Rise & Shine
We are very excited to announce this next event with two first timers to the United States. Both of these artists are masters of their trade and this one promises to be our best event yet. Fungus Funk Live from Russia. The Project of Serge Prilepa is very well known around the world for its strong yet melodic tunes. Born in 1979, Serge has more than a century of electronic music experience. Ever since his childhood he has been experimenting with music and it is to luck that he has landed in the psycirle. The first release came in 2001 on Acidance records and since he has released countless material. He has played at some of the world?s biggest festivals including the morning set at Boom which surely got the crowd?s attention. We are thrilled to have his US premiere at a YBB event. Click the link and have a listen http://www.myspace.com/fungusfunk. Directions: Take L to Montrose, walk one block to Meserole, make a right. Address is 286. Purchase advanced tickets here http://www.YOGIBOGEYBOX.ORG. There will be many other DJ's spinning as well, check the Facebook link for details.
286 Meserole St
11p - 10a, $30 dr, discount for pre-purchase)
=====Sunday, April 26=====
Free Urban Gardening Class
Sponsored by the New York Permaculture Meetup Group and Ke Xu (Suburban Backyard Gardener.) In this class we will be going over the techniques of intercropping, succession-planting, and crop rotations. We will also cover the details of growing turnips and radishes as well. Additionally, we will be answering any gardening related questions that people might have. Sponsors: Tri-State Food Not Lawns, Permaculture 61.
Open Road Community Garden
420 E 12th St (inside green house if it rains)
(3p, Free, or optional $5)
=====Also on Sunday=====
Chillaxing Sunday of Chuhasco & Dancing
JustinJustin Toca Ale-Ale Foundation Wonderland 2Melo present Chillaxing Sunday, an old fashioned daytime gathering. ?Chuhasco disco originated back when I was in Brazil in an area called Santa Teresa. I was dancing and eating and eating and dancing at a party. Chuhasco means BBQ in portuguese. A Sunday Gathering with friends, music, drums, barbecue, samba & hula hoops. No stress at door. No guest list. No dress code. No bottle service. No drama. No Discrimination. Spring is here, what better way to enjoy a Sunday then on a roof top in a dope warehouse space grilling, dancing ,drumming...chlilaxing. On the card, Toca & Ale Ale Drummers, Samba Nation Batucada, Dj 2melo ( more djays tba.) Hula Hooping by Kayti Bunny. Capoeira Beginners Class. Maybe some fire. Smoothies by Love girl. Bring instruments, drums , your friends, a dish or other delights. Capoeria class from 3pm-5pm taught by Toca. If you are taking the class you need to be there on time and bring work out clothing. Drum Circle 5:00-9pm; djays 9-11ish; BBQ - Open Grill - bring whatever you would like to grill. Roof top closes at 10pm (Noise Reduction ). Directions: take n/w to Ditmars ( Last Stop ) Check out the train Schedule is you coming by Metro. Sometimes you need to Switch to the # 7 & transfer at Queensboro Plaza...If you are driving, there?s stress with parking on Sundays.?
Wonderland Loft & Roof Top
38 01 23 Ave. #201
(3p - 11p, $10 donation)
=====Also on Sunday=====
Mary and Jesus in Islam and Sufism: Through the Writings of Rumi and Ibn ?Arabi
with Stephen Hirtenstein, MA.
We all know that Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all in the same family of Abrahamic faiths and share many sacred figures. Many Christians do not realize that in Islamic mysticism the figures of Mary and Jesus are venerated as archetypes of purity and sainthood. In these two half-day workshops, which will include meditation, the contemplation of particular themes, PowerPoint presentations and group discussions of specially translated texts, we will look at how this link between the two faiths offers common ground for fruitful ecumenical dialogue, and explore the meaning and relevance of saintliness in the present day. These two programs will show us how exploring each others? mystical traditions can help us see our own faith with new eyes. The Mystical Islamic View of Mary Stories about Mary in the Quran and in the Sufi tradition mention her as ?chosen above all other women,? and seem to point to her as the embodiment ofa cosmic principle of wisdom and compassion that also exists inside us (the ?Mary within?). We will look at the tradition of female saints in Sufism and at the larger archetype of the feminine aspect of Divine Wisdom (Sophia). The Christ Within in Ibn ?Arabi and Rumi In this session, we will focus on a few specially translated texts from the writings of the great 13th century Sufi masters Ibn ?Arabi and Rumi that elucidate these extraordinary mystics? understanding of such esoteric concepts as the virgin birth and the presence of an ?inner Christ? who can come alive in all of us.
NY Open Center
83 Spring St.
(10a- 5:30p, $118)
=====Monday, April 27=====
The Upgrade! Subversive Tech and Burma's Struggle for Democracy
The Upgrade! is a monthly gathering of artists, technologists, and activists. We are pleased to announce that The Upgrade! is now co-produced as a collaboration between Eyebeam and with Brooklyn-based activist organization Not An Alternative, and will focus on topics related to open source activist and creative practices for the upcoming year. This month's gathering takes place at Not An Alternative's storefront gallery space, The Change You Want To See, and features a talk and video screening from the September 2007 Monk protests, known as the Saffron Revolution, in which mobile phones and the internet allowed protesters to coordinate and publicize the largest protests seen in a generation. Co-presented by Not An Alternative and Digital Democracy.
The Change You Want to See Gallery
84 Havemeyer St., Bk
=====Wednesday, April 29=====
Party Fundraiser A Taste of Dance Parade
Dance Parade is throwing a benefit ?funraiser? to celebrate International Dance Day. Join us for a unique, three-hour event that kicks off at 7p with a pre-event cocktail party. Savor the skills and diversity of 13 performance troupes, including African Fusion, Belly Dance, Bulgarian Folk, Flagging, Korean Contemporary, Indian Fusion, Modern, Tango, and much much more. $25 Friend, $35 Partner, $50 Choreographer, $100 Soloist, $150 Chair. Donate via Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX. Silent Auction. Raise your profile with an item in the silent auction. Throughout the night guests will bid on auctioned packages that will raise necessary funds for this year?s post-parade Festival. Auction items include Joyce Theatre tickets, $400 gift baskets, dance lessons, historic Dance Parade memorabilia, and more. Dance Parade is looking for five premiere items to include in the silent auction. Contact Mel for details.
22 W. 34th St., 4th flr
(7p - 10p, various donations)
=====Friday, May 1=====
JourneyDance with Trinity
What Journey Dance is- Journey Dance is a transformational and celebratory dance experience that guides participants on a journey through their chakras. By playing music and giving movement suggestions that correlate with each chakra it helps participants to balance and align their body, mind and soul.
The Yoga Sanctuary
1 Depot Plaza Mamaroneck; (914) 381-9642
(7p - 9p, $20 adv, $25 dr)
=====Saturday, May 9=====
Seed Gallery and SAI Present: Art of Vision
The Society for the Art of Imagination UK/USA Seed Gallery USA Present Art of Vision curated by Olga Spiegel, Miguel Tio' & France Garrido. Opening reception is May 9th and the show closes on June 13. Art of Imagination: Works of imagination originate when artists express their awareness of some significant relationship with larger forces in an effort to reveal their secrets. This genre is called by many names - fantastic realism, surrealism and visionary art. Though all artists have a creative vision, the fantastic and highly imaginative artists of this group are of another realm. They have each created astounding works that reflect the theme of this exhibition in their own unique way. The society has chosen the title 'Art of Imagination' because it is the least restrictive, yet most unifying. Brigid Marlin, founder of this prestigious international organization and Ernst Fuchs, its honorary president, host exhibitions in London, Japan, Denmark and New York.Exhibiting international and local artists: Gizem Bacaz, Bhatboy, Ingeborg Bratman, Leonard Brett, Vincent Castiglia, Michel de St. Ouen, Val Dyshlov, Eike Erzmoneit, Alex Fishgoyt, Alphonse Ferrazza, Carolyn Frances, France Garrido, Guanlee, Daniel Hanequand, Martina Hoffman, Kaliptus, Mildred Kaye, Kristina Lazar, Shelagh Leech, Scott Lewis, Laurie Lipton, Brigid Marlin, James Mbuthia, Richard Montemurro, Jo Owens Murray, Elle Nicolai, Voytek Nowakowski, William Otto, Vladimir Ovtcharov, Daniela Ovtcharov, Maria Graha, Steven Peabody, Marnie Pitts, Frank Pudney, Jack Ray, Anthony Santella, Rick Simpson, Carol Spicuzza, Olga Spiegel, Maggie Stott, Ruth Terrill, Miguel Tio, Pamela Turczyn, Roberto Venosa, Keith Wigdor, Aleta Welling, and Nancy Wells.
239 Washington St.; (917) 607 - 4440
(2p- 6p, free)
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