Souldish NYC Events 9/18 - 9/24 2009
Save the Date:
Upcoming Souldish Featured Events
=====Save: September 25, 2009=====
All Weekend Long beginning at 8pm
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.
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square S
=====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...
(7p, $11 adv, $15 dr)
195 east 3rd St.
New York City, NY 10009
Advance tickets https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/691735
====Friday, September 18====
Get read for some loud ass bass! Hosted by Kaliptus Arts. The music wll be primarily Substep, Ragga, Jungle, IDM and Drum and Bass featuring Live DJ’s DJ L*Ement, Subsince, Hecticmindz, DJ Midnight, Promethea Pink, and Spineless Thug. There will be lots of lucious live painting featuring the likes of Parkerwolf, Scribles, and Kaliptus. Treat yourself to a holistic massage with Pablo Salazar, nourish your soul with more than just eye candy, projected visuals from Archaic Revival, and thrill to a live fire performance by the Living Painting Group.
(10p - 5a, $10)
239 Washington Street
=====Friday, September 18=====
Maritime Madness Aerial Open Mic
Skybox, one of the main projects keeping House of Yes afloat presents a tsunami of a show! Our most dedicated first mates will throw you overboard with an evening of aquatic delights. With over 15 aerial acts, this is the most exiting thing to have washed ashore in all of Brooklyn. MC’d by the famous Ben Devoe of the infamous Bushwick Boat. Catered by Band of Bicycles. All booty to benefit Skybox.
(8p doors 8:30p show, $10)
House of Yes
342 Maujer St., Brooklyn
Subway: Take the L Train to Grand St.
=====Also on Friday=====
Disorient present: Pornj Star Shake Off The Dust, It’s Time To Glow!
Hosted by Disorient. Fresh off the playa, Disorient goes _techno_ with double headliners Henze and Joey Beltram. Bring your dust and get ready for the cleanse. DJ Henze, Joey Beltram, Bruce Tantum, DJ Shaggy, DJ Balls, Reda Briki, The Bass, Cristina Rafaeli. Visuals by Jaygo; Post-Playa Slide Show. Pornj is pink and orange. Pornj is the color of Disorient.
(10p – 5a, $25, $5 off with PORNJ STAR costume) 21+
Limited $50 “Ninja” presale tickets (each Ninja level ticket includes five DISORI9NT patches)
251 West 30th St.; ACE - Penn Station
=====Also on Friday=====
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop - Refuge Benefit Party for 123 Community Space
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop.Help save 123 Community Space Featuring-Rude Mechanical Orchestra (30-odd-piece radical marching band and dance troupe, -Whack! (infinitely danceable accordian punx)-Natti Vogel (alt-electric-keyboard madness)-DJ Tony Tantrum & more+ a special guest. 123 Community Space is an anarchist community center in Brooklyn. We’ve got free programs most days of the week including a bike workshop, Food Not Bombs, CopWatch, a screenprinting workshop, a lending library, an afterschool program, political prisoner letter writing dinners, summer field trip programs, a kid’s karate class, and others. For the last 3 years we’ve been located at 123 Tompkins & Myrtle Ave, until tensions over our programs led to a losing eviction fight with our landlord. Our goal now is to raise the approximately $20,000 needed for a loan on a downpayment to BUY a property so that no conniving landlord can ever evict us again. To kick off fundraising efforts, we’re having a benefit party at Refuge space on the Brooklyn/Queens border, this Friday! The door’s 7 bucks, the drinks’ll be cheap, and the dancefloor will be hot.
1532 Decatur, Bklyn. L to Halsey
(9p - 4a, $7) all ages
this is a safer space event.
event info: tinyurl.com/wontstop
123 info: 123communityspace.org
=====Saturday, September 19=====
Converse 4 a Cure 1st “Conversation” Raising Sickle Cell Awareness
Our 1st “Conversation” will begin with a live jazz networking reception, an informative presentation about SCD, live performances and silent auction that will be held at one of Newark, NJ’s newest and most progressive art galleries – the SEED Gallery. This very special event will conclude with the presentation and sale of the customized Converse sneakers. Performances by: TALoNTED, Wordspit, Farran Lee, Venemous 2000, Trini The Professor, St. Joe Louis, Yahya and Simone Alexis. Catered by: HLS Juice Bar and Grill. For more additional information, please visit www.converse4acure.org or contact Converse for a Cure at 609-506-0083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(7p - 11p, donation)
239 Washington St.
=====Also on Saturday=====
Hassan Hakmoun & Adam Rudolph
Special guest musicians include: Graham Haynes plays cornet, Ned Rothenberg plays clarinet, Jamshied Sharifi plays accordion in an acoustic Gnawa music performance.
(8pm & 9p, Free) Reservations required, Call (212) 477-4333
Moroccan Marrakech style traditional cuisine
owned, operated and cooking by the Hakmoun family
424 E 9th St
=====Sunday, September 20=====
Peace and Healing in the Garden - The Global Mala Peace Equinox
Presented by Kakini Healing Center, Be Wild Woman, Art for Arts & Walt Shamel Community Garden celebrating International UN Peace Day & Amma’s Birthday. Join us for art, music, yoga, peace chants, herbal ale and flu preventatives, bbq, healthy herbal treats, hip hop, rose petal pool, massage, tarot, face painting and more. Join us as we raise awareness & $ to promote peace in nyc and arround the world. Your donations will go to support The Global Mala Peace Project, Be Wild Woman’s Wombing Project, and the Walt Shamel Community Garden. 11am-1pm Global Mala Peace Equinox, 108 Amma chants & healing meditation in honor of Amma’s Birthday & peace; Chakracize for Peace - 108 chakra chants and movements stretch, dance, chant, sing,laugh for peace in your body and in our world. 1-2pm Be Wild Woman Herbal Remedies to Keep the Doctor Away. Herbal Ale, Wine, Vinegar, & Hot Cayenne..to stave off the plague and bring back passion. Self-guided healing herb garden walk. 2-5pm Art for Arts in Gardens Fall Equinox Invocation by Kiana Love, Musical Performances include: Matt Plummer Group,Jeremy Young, Sabir Mateen, Dance by Global Kids Peace Hip Hop, Carl Knight, MJ Donahue & Boom. Walt Shamel Community Garden BBQ & Bake Sale comfort foods and delectable delights from our community gardeners. Be Wild Woman Wombing Oasis gallery of art, healing art to make, make your own peace journal, learn about be wild woman’s healing peace efforts, herbal culinary treats. Be Wild Kid’s Station -peace crafting for kids, recyclable art, hip hop, peace talk. Peaceful healing stations include: Tarot,*Chair Massage* Face Painting*Rose petal pool
Walt Shamel Community Garden
1095 Dean St. btwn Bedford & Franklin, Brklyn
=====Also on Sunday=====
NYC Global Mala Yoga For Peace: Evening KIRTAN + Afternoon Sun Salutations
Evening Program: Kirtan Program w/ Dave Stringer, Shyamdas, Kamaniya & Keshavacharya Das + Esteemed Speakers Sri Dharma Mittra, Sharron Gannon, Swami Ramananda. Seating is limited and is on a first-come first-served basis. There will also be a day program: ** Morning/Afternoon Program 108 Sun Salutations with Kirtan by Anjula at Battery Park, Center Lawn (Lower Manhattan) from Noon - 3pm. (Sign-in begins at 10:30 am). Please arrive early, as we will begin at noon. Registration via PayPal: http://www.yoga-for-peace.org/reg.html. Suggested Donations: Advance On-Line Registration $20; Day of Event $25; Children 13-18 $10; Under 13 Free; children are welcome. There will be a special Children’s section organized by Karma Kids Yoga. All net proceeds to go to Animal-Mukti, a spay and neuter program established by Sharon Gannon at the New York Humane Society.
(Doors 5p, program 6p - 10p, $15)
Baruch College, Mason Hall (Evening Program)
17 Lexington Ave (23rd St. East of Lex) (212) 929-0586
=====Also on Sunday=====
Glow Bike Ride - Fluff’s Events
Good weather deems good ride. This Sunday the weather looks sunny during the day and clear in the low 60’s at night. Let’s ride. Just tack on as many lights as you can on to you, your bike and roll with us. Rollerblades and Big Wheels are perfectly acceptable. It will be a slow roll from South Ferry… right in front of the Staten Island Ferry up along the Hudson to the pier on 70th. It’s not crazy, it’s not even that far (6 miles), but it is beautiful. Up there is the bar, lots of seats and a view of Gods gift to Earth, New Jersey. For those Without a bike… meet us up at the bar at the pier on 70th street on the Hudson (west side) around 8pm. Check out the superduper website for the cafe: http://www.piericafe.com/ We’ll stay for a bit, look up at the 1 or 2 visible stars, talk of days yore looking into the glow of Weehawken and have a respite. Anyone who wants to head back around the horn up the east side with us can.
(7p - 8:30p, Free + pedal power)
Start point: Front of Staten Island Ferry, Manhattan
South St / Whitehall, NYC
=====Thursday, September 24=====
Spiral Series - Slow Living: A Choice for Self and Planet
The Spiral Series brings together a panel of guest 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 holistic worldview. Our next event offers a look at the Slow Living movement which has embraced the mission of reigniting the collective, often unconscious yearning for a saner, more mindful and generative way of life and supporting its practice. Our guest speakers will share their passion, experience, and counsel. Charlie Gonzalez will speak of the ancient science of life and art of healing Ayurveda. Ariane Burgess will help us see the essence of labyrinth walking as contemplative practice. Jordan Schachter will introduce Time Interchange of New York (TINY) where goods and services can be traded for an alternative currency called Time Dollars. And Joshua Adler will speak of the Theater Research Ensemble (TRE) - NYC’s first mindfulness inspired performance ensemble. The very talented Dave Sasscer will be our musical guest for the night. See full listing including speaker and musical guest bios here http://www.meetup.com/StorySpiral-NYC/calendar/10348512/
206 Sullivan St (between Bleecker & 3rd)
=====Also Thursday, September 24=====
Spiritual Nutrition - The Science of Fasting
With the Fathomless & Organic Avenue. The Science of Fasting is a powerful workshop designed to demonstrate the effects of juice fasting and teaches the overall effect of a plant source diet on the entire planet. Juice Fasting not only cleanses the physical body, but also the emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies. Completing a juicing fast affects our quality of life and how we choose to live in the world. Join The Fathomless Five and Organic Avenue to learn how to improve concentration, expand creative thinking, cease insomnia, fade anxieties and become more tranquil promoting the natural joy of living. Join the new Super Heroes on the block. The human race is on the clock. The Fathomless Five are on a mission to heal the planet one person at a time and our Complimentary Fasting Workshops will help participants reclaim their heath and rebuild themselves into super humans! The Fathomless Five will guide individuals through a journey of transformation and awareness about themselves and their potential! Join us and help save the world!Five Beautiful Benefits of Fasting, Lose weight and get rid of toxins, Rejuvenate cells and digestive tract, Clarify your mind and life’s goals, Be free from chronic pain, Reduce your carbon footprint. Eating uses up an enormous amount of energy. Sometimes, the digestive system needs a break in order to get back on track and let that energy be used to heal other parts of the body. By consuming only liquids or “fasting,” the body can take time to rejuvenate and recharge for optimal function. Fasting detoxifies the body and facilitates internal cleansing while producing a powerful time of contemplation and personal transformation. We live in a world full of toxins in our food, air and water. It is important to periodically cleanse these toxins from the body to prevent degenerative diseases. These toxins can also be produced by emotional pain and conflict. It is important to clear the body of these toxins for optimum holistic health. The Superheroes support you by empowering your superhero within! Through Spiritual Nutrition and fasting education, Creative Writing, Intention Setting and Journaling, Liberation Yoga and an intro to Parashakti’s Dance of Liberation, you can super charge your life by fasting with experienced, spiritual and emotional support. This Super Hero program was initiated by our Super founder ‘Eartheart’ (Rabbi Gabriel Cousens MD) in preparation for the June 2010 bi-coastal. Event ‘Juice Fasting to Stop Global Warming’. For more information visit his
=====Also on Thursday September 24=====
Intro to Digital Photo Editing with Amber Kusmenko
Use Photoshop or other (free!) image editing software to make clean, revisable, professional permaculture design maps and presentations. Make effective, beautiful flyers to advertise your permaculture services or workshops. Learn basic design concepts and take advantage of free online resources. In this absolute beginners course you will learn the basics of: Creating Photoshop Documents, adding Text & Images, working with Shapes and Color, managing Layers and more. You will also learn design tips for: Layout, Color Schemes•Fonts & Text, Photos and Illustrations. Optional: bring your laptop with Photoshop or Gimp to follow along. Bring a healthy snack to share and stay afterwards to mingle. Workshop host Amber Kusmenko holds Permaculture Design Certificates from both NYC’s Center for Bioregional Living and Brazil’s Ecocentro IPEC. She works as a freelance animator/designer in NYC.
Where: 440 Lafayette St. 6th Fl. R/W to 8th St., 6 to Astor Place
Please RSVP: email@example.com
=====Saturday, September 26=====
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. Brooklyn, JULY 27, 2009 — 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
====Saturday, September 26=====
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
=====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
=====Tuesday, September 22=====
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.
Free Introduction September 22nd, 7:30-9:30pm,
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)
Please RSVP to email@example.com or (917) 548-7073.
=====Saturday, September 26=====
One LoveCommunity 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 adv at the meetup site below to get the adv rate.
6:30-9:30p, $20 Adv, $30 Dr.)
Dance Theater Workshop Studio
219 W 19th street bet 7th & 8th Ave
Register at: www.meetup.com/thedancingpath/
======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
=====Saturday September 26th=====
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
=====Beginning in October=====
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.
=====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
Friday, October 23rd, 7pm - 10pm
Saturday, October 24th, 10am - 10pm
Sunday, October 25th, 10am - 1pm
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.
Course fee: $300
Limited overnight on-site accommodations available.
Call for more information about housing and travel.
Goodbye George Washington: Should Neighborhoods Adopt Their Own Currency?
Playa Del Fuego
Williamsburg Fashion week - Avant Garde 9/18 & 19
Take Action: Ban Factory Farms & Stop Forced Vaccinations
Evolver.net where conscious creators collaborate.
ABC No Rio Zine Library
The ABC No Rio Zine Library contains almost twelve thousand items.
Our collection includes independent, underground and marginal
publications on subjects such as music, culture, politics, personal
experience and travel. We are most interested in zines addressing
political and social issues. Our focus does not include poetry.
Decom will take place on Saturday, October 17th at Floyd Bennett Field @ Aviator Sports Center in Brooklyn.Tweet