"Hope: An Exhibit of Uncertain Faith"
Mar
2
Apr 9

"Hope: An Exhibit of Uncertain Faith"

The word hope is one used when we desire something but do so with uncertainty. Merriam-Webster defines to hope as "to want something to happen or to be true and think that it could happen or be true." The Biblical concept of hope, however, is defined with a certainty we lack. The Book of Hebrew says, "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance of what we do not see." In "Hope: An Exhibit of Uncertain Faith" women of faith in New York City visually work out the challenges and persistence of hope in the face of doubt. Curated by Christina Young.

Exhibiting Artists: Lourdes Bernard, Karen Hartmann, Teuta Ibriqaj, Lindsay Kolk, Teressa Valla and Kristen Somody Whalen

Exhibition opens March 2, 2017, runs through April 9, 2017. Open daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Opening reception: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

To RSVP for the opening reception and for more details, please visit the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/741242742707480/

Council District 6: Participatory Budgeting Voting
Mar
28
2:30 pm14:30

Council District 6: Participatory Budgeting Voting

Participatory budgeting voting for Council District 6 takes place from March 25 through April 2. Anyone over the age of 14 who lives or attends school in the district is eligible to vote. Ballots are available in English and Spanish.

We will serve as a voting site on March 28; for a list of all voting sites and to register online, please visit: http://helenrosenthal.com/2017-pb-voting-information/

For a list of the neighborhood improvement projects up for voting, please visit: http://helenrosenthal.com/2017-pb-projects/

The Handel Festival Orchestra
Mar
28
8:00 pm20:00

The Handel Festival Orchestra

The Handel Festival Orchestra (HFO) is a New York City based orchestra dedicated to celebrating the beautiful and majestic sounds of the baroque and classical eras. 

This evening's performance features soprano Sharla Nafziger, and the program includes selections from Mozart and Handel. The orchestra is conducted by Thomas Elefant.

Admission is free, $10 suggested donation

For more information about the orchestra and the concert, please visit http://www.thehandelfestivalorchestra.org

"Wish for Wholeness"
Apr
12
Jun 29

"Wish for Wholeness"

In the exhibit “Wish for Wholeness,” Beth Barron practices a contemplative approach to art-making as she collects bandages and other discarded personal remnants, crafting works that speak to the trauma of pain while celebrating the resiliency of the human spirit. Reflecting on the suffering in her own life, the artist invites the viewer to enter her process and consider personal experiences of suffering and the power to heal.

Exhibit opens April 12 and runs through June 29. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening reception: Thursday, April 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

To RSVP for the opening reception and for more details, please visit the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1274089452626602/

"Designing Your Life" seminar
Apr
20
7:30 pm19:30

"Designing Your Life" seminar

The Center for Faith & Work (CFW) hosts a two-hour workshop by Dave Evans, co-author of the New York Times bestselling book, “Designing Your Life.”

Dave Evans will use a design thinking approach to help attendees from any field develop a constructive and effective approach to finding and designing their vocation beyond their current status. Tickets are $65 and prices will increase on March 24. 

For event details and tickets, please visit http://www.faithandwork.com/events/115-designing-your-life-2-hour-seminar


"This Is Our Story": A Benefit Art Show
Mar
25
6:00 pm18:00

"This Is Our Story": A Benefit Art Show

The Center for All Abilities holds "This Is Our Story," an art show and benefit to support youth with neurodevelopmental differences. The evening will include a silent auction, musical performance, interactive experiential art-making and reception. All donations and tickets purchased will be tax deductible. 

The Center for All Abilities (CAA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that seeks to serve individuals with neurodevelopmental differences and their families through creative, educational and spiritual enrichment in a faith-guided environment. For more information and tickets, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-our-story-a-benefit-art-show-tickets-30574799047

MomsHood Kid's Clothing and Toy Swap
Mar
25
3:00 pm15:00

MomsHood Kid's Clothing and Toy Swap

MomsHood is an organization dedicated to connecting communities of busy parents and children and offering a way to keep down costs of clothing for growing kids by hosting live clothing and toys swap events in neighborhoods throughout NYC. This particular clothing and toy swap (suitable for newborn to five years) will also include children’s activities and a raffle for prizes. Any remaining items at the end of the swap will be donated to Room To Grow.

For event details and tickets, please visit http://www.momshood.com/events/

AGORA presents: Rehabilitation Through the Arts' "Dramatic Escape"
Mar
6
7:00 pm19:00

AGORA presents: Rehabilitation Through the Arts' "Dramatic Escape"

"Dramatic Escape" is the remarkable documentary by Goldcrest Films that transports viewers into the lives of a group of maximum security prisoners preparing to stage a production of A Few Good Men as part of the Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) program at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, NY. It provides an intimate look at life behind bars as it traces the steps from auditions through curtain call. Along the way, the men reveal their personal stories, their everyday struggles, and contemplate whether redemption is possible. Click here to watch the trailer.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Katherine Vockins, RTA Founder; Rev. David Bisgrove, Lead Pastor of Redeemer West Side; Jill Becker, RTA Communications; Johnny Hincapie, RTA Alum; Clarence Macklin, RTA Alum; Robbie Pollock, RTA Alum

Wine and hors d'oeuvres reception to follow catered by the DOE Fund.

Click here for more info and tickets

The Hope Gathering
Mar
3
Mar 4

The Hope Gathering

 

An annual gathering of women from over 60 different NYC churches to hear stories of extraordinary and everyday hope, worship God, experience a specially curated art exhibition, and meet diverse women who are like-minded in pursuit of the life of God. Tickets include lunch on Saturday. 

This event is sponsored by Cru and organized by women representing various churches and organizations across New York City. For more information and to register, please visit: www.hopegathering.com

VCU Commonwealth Singers Performance and Reception
Feb
18
7:30 pm19:30

VCU Commonwealth Singers Performance and Reception

The Commonwealth Singers is the most select choral ensemble at Virginia Commonwealth University. Directed by Dr. Erin Freeman, the choir is known for its sensitive and dynamic performances of masterworks and a diverse spectrum of standard and non-traditional choral repertoire. The choir has performed at ACDA (American Choral Director’s Association) and VMEA (Virginia Music Educators Association) conferences, and internationally in Beijing, Shanghai and Montreal.

Join the Commonwealth Singers for a special performance and a small reception afterwards welcoming VCU Alumni and friends. Free and open to the public.

The Handel Festival Orchestra
Feb
7
8:00 pm20:00

The Handel Festival Orchestra

The Handel Festival Orchestra (HFO) is a New York City based orchestra dedicated to celebrating the beautiful and majestic sounds of the baroque and classical eras.

Valentine's Day Quartet Concert: "The Variation". Discover the intimacy of this beautiful form in a narrated performance.

For more information about the orchestra and the concert, please visit
http://www.thehandelfestivalorchestra.org/

An Evening With Poet Christian Wiman
Jan
28
8:00 pm20:00

An Evening With Poet Christian Wiman

The Center for Faith and Work (CFW) presents an evening with acclaimed poet Christian Wiman. The intermingling of calling and desire, the inhering of the self in our work, the catalyzing hunger of longing -- these tensions form the high-wire meditation that Wiman treads. Join Wiman as he investigate the ineffable essence of God's calling in our daily lives in his brand new work, presented for the very first time, commissioned under CFW's inaugural Artist Fellowship. Ticket includes a reception with drinks following the program.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://bit.ly/2k57y77

"Ruah": A solo exhibit of Mike McManus
Jan
12
Feb 27

"Ruah": A solo exhibit of Mike McManus

“Ruah” is the breath of life, the Spirit that animates and awakens living beings. In this exhibition, Mike McManus seeks to understand God through a creative practice of personal worship and meditation. Supplementing traditional church and religious Christian practices, McManus works out the deep utterings and groanings of the spirit in a visual exercise of “speaking in tongues” and communing with God through his art-making.

Exhibition opens January 12, 2017, runs through February 27, 2017. Open daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Opening reception: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

To RSVP for the opening reception and for more details, please visit the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/988673321276117/

BROKEN HEARTS: a concert for piano, quartet and actor
Dec
14
7:30 pm19:30

BROKEN HEARTS: a concert for piano, quartet and actor

The Elsewhere Ensemble presents an evening of storytelling through music and the spoken word. Experience Brahms through the lens of one man's personal journey in "Letter to Brahms." In "The Happy Prince," Oscar Wilde's beloved tale tells of the unlikely bond between a little swallow and a golden statue and how they open their eyes to the suffering in the city around them.

All concert proceeds will go to Restore NYC, an organization whose mission is to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well-being and independence of foreign national survivors.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://elsewhereensemble.bpt.me/

One Harmony Concert: Art as a Language for Diplomacy
Dec
12
6:30 pm18:30

One Harmony Concert: Art as a Language for Diplomacy

Classical violinist Hyung Joon Won embodies “art as a language of diplomacy” with his project One Harmony, a first ever combined classical orchestra of Koreans from both the North and the South peninsula. Hear Won perform and speak about his ongoing efforts to reinstate dialogue between the two Koreas through music.

Following the concert will be a panel discussion with the artist, joined by panelists: CEO / Founder of Newsdeeply Lara Setrakian, Author Jieun Baek and CEO / Founder of The Human Rights Network Elias Popa.

For tickets and more information, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-harmony-concert-art-as-a-language-for-diplomacy-tickets-29052919063

Advent church services
Nov
27
Jan 1

Advent church services

Redeemer Presbyterian Church will be holding special Advent services at all three of its locations, including the Redeemer West Side's services here at W83 Ministry Center.

Special service times include:

Christmas Eve, December 24: 5:00 pm
Christmas Day, December 25: 9:30 am, 11:30 am
New Year's Day, January 1 (Sunday): 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 5:00 pm

For a full schedule, please refer to http://www.redeemer.com/r/december_services_schedule.

"Home: Seen. Unseen.": Solo exhibit of Christopher Voss
Nov
1
Dec 18

"Home: Seen. Unseen.": Solo exhibit of Christopher Voss

Christopher Voss explores the perceptions and realities of how we define and experience home and belonging in his series, 'Home: Seen. Unseen." Through the layering and piecing together of fragmented images, Voss asks the viewer to consider the tensions that may exist between what we choose to remember and to forget, the narratives that stay with us, and the narratives we recall through an altered lens.

Exhibition opens November 1, runs through December 18. Open daiily 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Opening reception: Tuesday, November 1, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

To RSVP for the opening reception and for more details, please visit the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/180943339015300/

The Handel Festival Orchestra
Oct
25
8:00 pm20:00

The Handel Festival Orchestra

The Handel Festival Orchestra (HFO) is a New York City based orchestra dedicated to celebrating the beautiful and majestic sounds of the baroque and classical eras. The concert includes excerpts from Handel's Concerto Grosso op. 6, nos. 1-6 and Bach's Orchestral Suite no. 2, featuring flutist Steven Kim.

For more information about the orchestra and the concert, please visit
http://www.thehandelfestivalorchestra.org/

Civility in the Public Square: Nicholas Kristof, John Inazu & Tim Keller
Oct
24
7:30 pm19:30

Civility in the Public Square: Nicholas Kristof, John Inazu & Tim Keller

 

Join us for an evening with Nicholas Kristof (Pulitzer Prize winning NY Times editorialist), John Inazu (author of Confident Pluralism), and best-selling author and pastor Tim Keller (Redeemer Presbyterian Church) to discuss rediscovering civility and dignity in the public square.
Co-sponsored by
Redeemer West Side and The Center for Faith & Work

For tickets and more details: http://civilityinthepublicsquare.eventbrite.com/

New York Classical Players: Clara Meets Vivaldi
Oct
1
8:00 pm20:00

New York Classical Players: Clara Meets Vivaldi

The New York Classical Players’ seventh season kicks off with violinist Clara-Jumi Kang performing as soloist in a sparkling and refined interpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The program opens with Tchaikovsky’s iconic string sextet, Souvenir de Florence, in NYCP’s own transcription.

To RSVP and for more details, please visit http://www.nycpmusic.org/clara-meets-vivaldi/

Sep
28
6:30 pm18:30

@Sree's Social Media One Night Stand

Sree Sreenivasan, the newly-appointed Chief Digital Officer of NYC, will be teaching a social media workshop joined by other industry experts and guest speakers. Topics include best practices, how to cut through the noise using innovative tools and strategies, and tips and tricks for reinventing yourself and job searching. Admission includes one-on-one and small group consultations with "social media doctors".

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: bit.ly/onenight2016

Text as form: A drawing and writing workshop
Sep
26
7:00 pm19:00

Text as form: A drawing and writing workshop

Artist Harriet Finck leads a workshop inspired by her series of work, Kohelet, currently exhibiting at W83 Gallery. Participants will have the opportunity to study the writings of Ecclesiastes (or Kohelet) in a few different English translations, noting subtle differences and drawing meaning. Participants will then translate their findings into art-making, using text as form, employing a variety of mediums and experimenting on different surfaces. Those who wish to try writing in Hebrew will be encouraged.

Cost: $10 per person, includes materials.

To RSVP, please visit: http://text-as-form-w83.eventbrite.com

"The Four Loves": An Exploration through Song
Sep
14
7:30 pm19:30

"The Four Loves": An Exploration through Song

Inspired by C.S. Lewis' The Four Loves, this is an evening of original opera music exploring the different manifestations of Love through the lens of the Greek definitions: Storge, Eros, Philia, and Agape. This performance features the voices of professional opera singers Lindsey Anderson, Raymon Godfrey Geis, SeungHyeon Baek, Ying Jin, accompanied by pianist Derrick Goff.

Performance starts at 7:30 pm
$10 suggested donation at door

"Kohelet": The Visual Meditations of Harriet Finck
Sep
13
Oct 26

"Kohelet": The Visual Meditations of Harriet Finck

Harriet Finck's patient and deliberate process layers Hebrew and English text with repeated mark making to create works of meditation. In her series "Kohelet", Finck ponders the words of Ecclesiastes as she visually explores the cyclic nature of life, inviting us to consider the cycles we experience in our own lives.

Curated by Christina Young.

Exhibition opens September 13, runs through October 26.
Opening reception: Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

To RSVP for the opening reception and for more details, please visit the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1177897268920327/

Summer Chamber Music Intensive recital
Aug
27
2:00 pm14:00

Summer Chamber Music Intensive recital

Students from the 2016 Summer Chamber Music Intensive perform in a recital as a culmination and celebration of their program. These musicians will perform works by Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Reinecke, Kauffmann and more. Free and open to the public. Organized by pianist Eileen Buck.

Making Place: Open Mic
Aug
23
6:30 pm18:30

Making Place: Open Mic

W83 Gallery welcomes writers, poets, musicians, and artists to participate in the closing reception for our interactive art exhibit, Making Place. Please join us for an Open Mic evening (open to all ages!) and share stories and art inspired by your neighborhood and places of personal meaning in this city. If you have participated in Making Place virtually through social media or physically on our interactive map on display, we invite you to come and share the story behind your submission.

Each Open Mic presentation is limited to 5 minutes. Please sign up HERE.

Reception starts at 6:30 pm
Open Mic from 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Tent of meeting: An experiment in loving action for solo piano
Jul
28
7:00 pm19:00

Tent of meeting: An experiment in loving action for solo piano

A MICROSCOPE (pianist and composer Kris Wettstein) presents his new work 'Tent of Meeting', a structured improvisation that lasts 1-2 hours. Drawing on Kris' background in minimal piano music and gospel, as well as a yearlong study of clouds, the piece intends to create clouds of sound in which love can be palpably felt both in the dense vibrations, and in the silences.

Concert: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Reception: 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Suggested donation: $15 per person
Tickets available online and at the door.

For tickets and more information: https://tent_of_meeting.eventbrite.com

Jul
18
3:00 pm15:00

Small Business Clinic

Council Member Helen Rosenthal's office hosts a Small Business Clinic with the NYC Department of Small Business Services. The clinic will include workshops on lease negotiations, neighborhood best practices, and business violations. The Departments of Health, Environmental Protection, and Sanitation as well as pro bono business attorneys will be on hand to answer questions. 

For more details, please visit: http://bit.ly/29lIq4X

Prayer for Racial Reconciliation
Jul
14
7:00 pm19:00

Prayer for Racial Reconciliation

In light of recent events, Grace & Race of Redeemer Presbyterian Church hosts an evening of prayer for healing and an end to the violence stemming from racism in our country. The evening will include worship and prayer for God to move our nation, our city, our church, and us as individuals towards active racial reconciliation through the hope of the gospel.

For details and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/826680930764991/

Making Place: interactive art exhibit
Jun
20
Sep 4

Making Place: interactive art exhibit

A restaurant where we held a special celebration, a bench with our favorite view at the park, or the corner where we received an important phone call: these are all public places that can hold personal meaning. The collection of these special spots in a neighborhood is what can make places meaningful; to make a place for ourselves is both a physical and an emotional act.

W83 Gallery invites you to participate in Making Place, an interactive art project exhibiting the collective memories and places of meaning in our Upper West Side neighborhood. From now through August 25, we invite you to take pictures of places on the UWS special to you in terms of Change, Beauty, Joy, Love or Loss and label it with #MakingPlaceUWS on social media (Instagram, Twitter). Your images will be collectively displayed as part of this exhibition. Share as much or as little as you would like about the significance of the place. Please include the location's name and cross streets. A physical map will be on display for the duration of the exhibit, and we invite you to come by and mark the places tangibly as well.

Exhibit opens July 21, runs through September 4.
Closing reception: Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

For more details, please email W83.Gallery@redeemer.com

'Life After Life in Prison': Photographs by Sara Bennett
Jun
15
Jul 17

'Life After Life in Prison': Photographs by Sara Bennett

Life After Life in Prison introduces us to Carol, Evelyn, Keila and Tracy, who spent anywhere from 17-35 years in a New York State maximum security prison. They were photographed by Sara Bennett, a former criminal defense attorney, who wanted to give a face to “long-termers.” Bennett’s images offer a glimpse of the women’s dignity, patience and perseverance as they rebuild their lives in the face of societal hurdles.

This exhibition opens on June 15 with an opening reception. In conjunction with the opening, all four women will participate in a panel conversation.

6:30 - 7:30 pm: opening reception
7:30 - 8:30 pm: panel conversation

Exhibit runs June 15 through July 17, 2016.

Free and open to the public, but please RSVP here: https://life-after-life-in-prison.eventbrite.com