Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Marilynne Robinson

Join Center for Faith & Work for a special evening with Pulitzer Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson (Gilead, Home, Lila, and Housekeeping), the recipient of CFW’s inaugural Commission of Faith & Work. Hear this luminary author read from and speak about her forthcoming work, What Are We Doing Here?, a sagacious collection of essays that explore the mysteries of faith and the climate of American cultural and political life. Mining great thinkers like Tocqueville, Emerson, and Calvin, while investigating how beauty forms daily life, Robinson’s unmatched voice finds a new urgency for Americans of faith. An in-depth conversation will follow, investigating the author's illustrious body of work, her rigorous and scholarly devotion to the humanities, and how it all has intersected with her own personal faith. 

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Reception, with food and drink, to follow.
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Robinson is the author of four novels: Lila (2014), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; Home (2008), winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Gilead(2004), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Housekeeping (1980), winner of PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction. Her five nonfiction books include The Givenness of Things: Essays (2015) and The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought (1998).

Her many other honors include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Fund, the National Humanities Medal, and the American Academy of Religion in the Arts Award. Robinson, a longtime faculty member of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Robinson lives in Iowa City, Iowa, where she is a deacon for the Congregational United Church of Christ. She has received the Library of Congress' Prize for American Fiction.

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Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Art of Storytelling and Public Speaking for Business

In this three hour workshop, presented by Center for Faith & Work, you will focus on the persuasive power of telling personal narrative stories and how to connect to employees and clients like you never have before. Also, you will touch upon various techniques that will help you become more comfortable with public speaking and work presentations.

Led by Adam Wade, a record 20-time Story Slam Champion at The Moth, whose comedic storytelling has been lauded by critics at The New York Times, The Village Voice, Newsweek and New York Magazine. 

PRICE IS $99 | No refunds will be issued after Dec. 6.

 
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Comedic storytelling is booming across America and one of its undisputed masters is the hilarious, deeply humane Adam Wade. He is Everyman: the guy on the bus who greets the driver, the local whose order is well known to the counter girl at the coffee shop, the underdog pining for the waitress with the slightly green front tooth. Adam is originally from a small town in New Hampshire, so you know his values have to be solid. But like anyone, he always wants a little more than he can get, which can lead him into situations that are frequently absurd. Audiences love Adam because they see themselves in his yearnings and dilemmas, and because he makes them long to know how everything turns out in the end. 

Adam’s first comedy album, Adam Wade: The Human Comedy, was recorded in front of a sold out audience at The Bell House in Brooklyn and released on iTunes and Google Play in September of 2015. Adam is a record 20-time Story Slam Champion at The Moth. His comedic storytelling has been lauded by critics at The New York Times, the Village Voice, Newsweek and New York Magazine. He has toured North America with his award-winning stories and is a regular performer on the legendary monthly storytelling show “The Nights of Our Lives” at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Time Out New York has featured him on their “Best of List” in the Most Promising Young Talents category. He has also appeared on Season 2 and 3 of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer.

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Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

The 10th Annual SymphoNYChorus "Celebrate Christmas" Concert

The SymphoNYChorus under the direction of Henric Ideström invites you to "Celebrate Christmas" at a special 10th Anniversary Christmas Concert. This concert will feature The SymphoNYChorus' signature blend of traditional, Gospel, and contemporary Christmas music - from majestic 8-part harmonies to intimate a cappella works.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, $22 for students/seniors, and $15 for children 12 & under. 

Reserve your tickets here.



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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Harper's Magazine Presents: Joseph Stiglitz in Conversation with John R. MacArthur

Join Harper's Magazine and Book Culture on Columbus for a conversation with renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E Stiglitz at on Wednesday, November 29 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Professor Stiglitz will discuss his landmark book, Globalization and Its Discontents, which has just been reissued with new material from W.W. Norton. Harper's Magazine President and Publisher John R. MacArthur will lead the conversation. Felicia Wong, President of the Roosevelt Institute, a co-sponsor of the event, will introduce the speakers.

Tickets are available now - $25 for General Admission and $20 for Students. Ticket includes admission, a copy of the new edition of Globalization and Its Discontents and a one-year subscription to Harper’s Magazine.


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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

"Turning" Opening Reception

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"Turning" by Ben Weathers is an installation of twenty-eight paintings, each a recording from a day in the ripening of a banana. He focuses on how a banana can be just as beautiful as a rainbow or have the same sublime quality as the grand canyon. Often looking for things to “become more messy than their intentions,” Weathers hopes this exhibit will be “an experience complicated by feeling and understanding.”

The Opening Reception is Tuesday, November 14 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
All Gallery at W83 exhibits are free and open to the community from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.



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Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Eunice Sings Mahalia

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A tribute to the world's greatest gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson, performed by Eunice Newkirk and friends. 

Join Eunice for an evening featuring Mahalia's greatest hits as well as other gospel classics chosen in dedication of her legacy.

Eunice Newkirk is a blues and jazz singer who sings regularly at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.

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Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

Handel Festival Orchestra's Season Premiere Concert

Join Conductor Thomas Elefant and the Handel Festival Orchestra for their Season Premiere Concert.

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. Comprised of professional and community musicians, the orchestra performs an annual concert series in Manhattan while also providing music to senior centers and hospitals. 

Thomas Elefant, an accomplished conductor, musician, and university lecturer, founded the Handel Festival Orchestra in 2009 to pursue his passion for the performance of the emotion-filled music of G.F. Handel. By providing the audience with pre-concert lectures, Mr. Elefant highlights the unique elements that distinguish it from the music of other composers. 

 

 

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Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop with Imago Verbosa Artist David Hollier

Artist David Hollier hosts a workshop to demonstrate the processes by which he creates “Imago Verbosa,” the current series exhibiting in the Gallery at W83. Using his vintage typewriter, David will share one of his techniques and discuss his approach in choosing images and text.

 

In his series “Imago Verbosa,” David Hollier creates images of cultural and political icons as composites of their famous words in the form of painted and typed text. Part social commentary and part documentary, Hollier’s work literally blurs the lines between pop culture and politics and invites us to consider the power of words to influence and endure.

Free and open to the public but please RSVP HERE.

For Gallery at W83 details and viewing hours, click here.

 

 

 

 

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Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Agora | Global Poverty and Local Advocacy: Seeing, Caring, and Engaging

Global Poverty combines two words that for the majority of us describes something abstract that impacts people somewhere else. But to millions of people, both near and far, these words describe the daily realities of violence, disease, hunger, injustice, and despair.

On October 19 Agora and the ONE Campaign will host "Global Poverty and Local Advocacy: Seeing, Caring, and Engaging" at W83 Ministry Center. Michael Gerson, Edith Jibunoh, and Tim Keller will discuss some of the issues contributing to global poverty, ways we can engage in the fight against it, and the moral vision necessary to unite our collective efforts.

Michael Gerson is an op-ed columnist for The Washington Post and a Policy Fellow with the ONE Campaign; Edith Jibunoh is World Bank Group’s Civil Society Adviser and former Global Policy Director at the ONE Campaign; Tim Keller is the founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

Bridging the gap between those who know of the existence of Global Poverty and those who experience its devastation requires honest dialogue and active engagement at all levels of society.

Tickets are $15 - purchase them here.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., program starts at 7:30.

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Through an ongoing series of conversations around topics important to New Yorkers, W83 Ministry Center strives to be a place where relevant and important issues of the day are being discussed. Agora: Conversations for the Common Good at W83 Ministry Center is presented by Redeemer West Side. 



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Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Opera Night with Annabelle Han and Keith Chambers

 

Soprano Annabelle Han and Pianist Keith Chambers take us on a tour around the world with music from timeless Italian, German, English, and French composers such as Handel, Donizetti, Poulenc, Strauss, Mozart, and more.

General admission tickets for Annabelle Han's "Opera Night" are $20 at the door.
(Students and seniors $10 at the door.)

Soprano Annabelle Han

Soprano Annabelle Han

Annabelle Han, Korean-born soprano, has been hailed as a “bright talent,” and lauded by MetroLA as possessing a “voice and physical performance [that are] both spectacular.” Ms. Han started her career and training in Seoul Korea, where she trained as a classical pianist. After moving to the United States, she performed extensively on the West Coast. Ms. Han trained her voice with Janice McVeigh, voice faculty at the University of Southern California and Brent McMunn, USC Opera Director. She went on to further training with renowned voice teacher Nina Hinson. She graduated with honors from California State University, holding a Master of Music in Vocal Performance.

After moving to New York City, Ms. Han developed her Fach from lyric coloratura to dramatic coloratura under the tutelage of Heidi Skok, Metropolitan Opera singer, Keith Chambers, Director at New Amsterdam Opera, and Roger Malouf, Assistant Conductor at Metropolitan Opera. She was recently selected as a recipient of the Grant Award from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust in NYC. She performs regularly as a Song Leader and Soloist at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. This is Annabelle’s third performance in her concert series “Opera Night.”


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Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

International Justice Mission NYC Prayer Gathering

Join International Justice Mission on October 7 for an evening of prayer, education and action to end slavery.


"There are more than 45 million slaves across our world today. This reality is overwhelming, but we are not overcome. The end of slavery begins with God's people. It begins with you."

Hear stories from the frontlines as Claire Wilkinson, IJM's Vice President of Regional Operations Africa, shares about the life and death struggle of the world's poor. 

For more information and to reserve a ticket, click here.

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Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Heine, the Poet - with New York Poetry and Song

New York Poetry and Song marries art song, chamber music, and solo piano music within various themes, to present an intimate and cohesive recital experience. This recital presents a collection of Heinrich Heine poems in settings by myriad composers, from Schumann and Schubert, to Liszt, Wagner, and Boulanger.
Nigel Smith, baritone
Suna Chung, piano

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Hamburg (1800s) ©Patrick Guenette

 

Tickets at the door (cash only): suggested $20

All proceeds go to International Justice Mission
 



Suna Chung is the
creator and curator of
New York Poetry and Song

Suna Chung received her Master’s degree at Indiana University and her DMA from SUNY Stony Brook. Suna has participated in festivals including the International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove in the UK; the long-term residency program at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Canada; the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto, Canada; the American Conservatory Summer Festival in Fontainebleau, France; the Franz-Schubert-Institut Master Lieder Course in Baden-bei-Wien, Austria; the Oxford Lieder Master Course in Oxford, England; the Wiener Meisterkurse in Vienna, Austria; and the Stimmen Festival in Freistadt, Austria.

Her teachers include Evelyne Brancart, Ferenc Rados, and Pierre Vallet. She has appeared in public masterclasses with Richard Goode, Leon Fleischer, Julius Drake, Elly Ameling, Marc Durand, Wolfram Rieger, Graham Johnson, and Roger Vignoles; and in concert at the 92nd Street Y, Palais de Fontainebleau in France, Zankel and Weill Halls at Carnegie Hall, in Berlin under the auspices of Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft, Haus der Kunst in Austria, the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, England, and the Royal Swedish Opera’s Summer Concert series in Stockholm, Sweden.

Born in Montreal, Nigel Smith spent most of his professional life in France. After graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music, he completed his apprenticeship with the Centre de Formation Lyrique, at the Paris National Opera, where he performed on both the stages of the Bastille and Palais Garnier. Nigel represented Canada at the 2001 Cardiff Singer of the World, and continued working in many theatres in France and in Europe. Performing principally on the operatic stage, Nigel has been heard with Jean-Claude Malgoire and the Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing in works such as Rameau’s Les Indes galantes, Händel’s Agrippina, and Rinaldo, as well as in Salieri’s Falstaff. Additionally, he has created the roles of Lead for James Rolfe’s Beatrice Chancy, which was produced both live, and for television; as well as the role of Der Auskunftgeber for Philippe Manoury’s setting of Franz Kafka’s “Der Prozess”, entitled K…, at the Opéra National de Paris (Bastille). This latter encounter inspired Manoury to write the role of un jeune fugitif in his chamber opera La frontière for Nigel, which he created with Manoury and famed actor/director Yoshi Oida at Paris’ Les bouffes du nord. Nigel also premiered Guillaume Connesson’s oratorio Athanor at France Musique’s Festival Présences and, most recently, was featured in the world premiere of Joseph Barandashvili’s The Passion of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai with the Israel Camerata Jerusalem, under the baton of Avner Biron.



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Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

"Imago Verbosa" Opening Reception

In his series “Imago Verbosa,” David Hollier creates images of cultural and political icons as composites of their famous words in the form of painted and typed text. Part social commentary and part documentary, Hollier’s work literally blurs the lines between pop culture and politics and invites us to consider the power of words to influence and endure.
Below "Judy Garland" (Text: 'Over the Rainbow' and 'Optimistic Voices')

Opening reception is Wednesday, September 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
The exhibition will be free and open to the community through November 7, 2017.
Viewing hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily.
Curated by Christina Young

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About the artist: 
David Hollier is originally from Wolverhampton, England. He has been living and working in Brooklyn, New York since 2002 and divides his time between painting and teaching at Parsons, The New School. He sold his first painting when he was 15 years old, and has been exhibited in solo and group shows around the world. He is represented by New Apostle Gallery in NYC, Gilles Clement Gallery in Connecticut, and Ap-Art Gallery in London.

 

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Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Operation Exodus Benefit Concert

Come hear Sergei Rachmaninov's exquisite sonata for cello and piano, paired with the brilliantly virtuosic sonata for cello and piano by Alfred Schnittke. The concert will also feature three beautiful sacred songs arranged by Tom Jennings. Stay after for a chance to meet the performers and learn about the impact of the Operation Exodus Mentoring program!

All donations will go directly to Operation Exodus. No tickets will be issued; please check your group in at the door with the name listed on the donation. 
Make a donation here

Left: Tom Jennings. Right: Nathan Vickery

Left: Tom Jennings. Right: Nathan Vickery

About the artists:

Nathan Vickery volunteers as a weekly mentor with Operation Exodus in Washington Heights. He works with underserved youth to give them opportunities for education, enrichment, and faith-based mentoring. Lauded as a "formidable cello soloist" (New York Times), Nathan appears regularly in solo and chamber music recitals and music festivals around the country. In September 2013 Nathan joined the New York Philharmonic as its youngest member, performing and touring with the orchestra at home in New York and throughout the world. Nathan is a member of the Rosamunde String Quartet, the Dolce Suono Ensemble, and The Vickery Three. He performs frequently on the New York Philharmonic chamber music series Ensembles at Merkin Hall, and on the Philharmonic's CONTACT! series of contemporary chamber music. Nathan received his Bachelors degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, under the tutelage of Peter Wiley. 

Hailed by the Boston Globe as a "thoughtfully attuned pianist," Tom Jennings is a versatile pianist and composer who has worked in a wide array of musical genres. He has performed and recorded with artists such as Leslie Uggams, Steve Ross, Branford Marsalis and Paquito DRivera. Tom has accompanied numerous opera stars, including Ben Heppner, Heidi Grant Murphy, and Jerome Hines, has appeared extensively as a recitalist and orchestral soloist, and played for Broadway and off-Broadway shows. He is the composer of published works for string quartet, jazz band, brass quintet, liturgical and commercial music. Since 1995 Tom has served as Music Director at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music.

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"Everyday Strangers": Works by Shannon Berry and Lisa Ferber
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

"Everyday Strangers": Works by Shannon Berry and Lisa Ferber

In “Everyday Strangers,” New York-based artists Shannon Berry and Lisa Ferber offer their observations on life in the city through their illustrations of figures interacting with one another and their environments. Comical, melancholic, whimsical and thoughtful — it is in entering these scenes that they invite us to consider how we enter the lives of one another, the strangers who are in fact our neighbors.

Exhibition opens July 18 and runs through September 6. Open daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening reception: Tuesday, July 18, 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/135797776967229/

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Seeing our Immigrant Neighbors
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Seeing our Immigrant Neighbors

Hope for New York (HFNY) hosts an evening of learning how to see and care for our immigrant neighbors here in NYC. The evening's program includes exploring a biblical foundation and perspective for seeing and engaging our immigrant neighbors, and hearing from HFNY affiliate organizations about the services and programs they provide for immigrant populations.

The evening will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A with staff from various affiliate organizations serving immigrant communities: Bill Carson (Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center), Liza Cho (The Open Door), Amanda Eckhardt (Restore NYC), and Mike Chan (Chinese Christian Herald Crusades). Reception to follow. 

For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.eventbrite.com.

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The Gospel According to Bach
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Gospel According to Bach

New York Poetry and Song presents The Gospel According to Bach, a performance of various arias and chorales from the two great Passions of Saint Matthew and Saint John. Bach’s overarching architecture and development of musical material are signature marks in these pieces, just as they are in his non-liturgical compositions. These aspects assert the force of mind that was Bach’s. It is, however, in the ordering of movements, detailed symbolism embedded into melodic lines, and emotional breadth steeped into the bones of these works, that the heart of Bach is revealed — revealed in a profound profession of faith.

Admission is free, suggested donation of $20. All proceeds will go to International Justice Mission (IJM). For more information on New York Poetry and Song and the concert, please visit newyorkpoetryandsong.org

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Center for Faith and Work: Sabbath in a Time of Unrest
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Center for Faith and Work: Sabbath in a Time of Unrest

The Center for Faith and Work (CFW) presents “Sabbath in a Time of Unrest”, a discussion on the need for rest in a busy city like New York. Judith Shulevitz, a columnist with the New York Times and author of The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time, is joined in conversation by David Kim, CFW Executive Director, to explore tools for keeping Sabbath and how and why rest is essential to knowing God. Reception to follow. Earlybird tickets available through May 12.

For more information and to register, please visit www.faithandwork.com.

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"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

NEW LOCATION! "Designing Your Life" has been moved to Redeemer Main Offices at 1166 Avenue of the Americas, 16th Fl. If you have any questions please contact CFW at cfw@redeemer.com.

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Holy Week: Redeemer West Side services
Apr
14
to Apr 16

Holy Week: Redeemer West Side services

W83 Ministry Center will be closed to public events on April 14 except for Good Friday services. Our sanctuary will be open for quiet prayer hours from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m and Good Friday services will be held at 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. Redeemer West Side will hold five services on Easter Sunday, April 16. For the full Holy Week services schedule for all Redeemer congregations, please click here.

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"Wish for Wholeness": Solo exhibit by Beth Barron
Apr
12
to Jun 29

"Wish for Wholeness": Solo exhibit by Beth Barron

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/

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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

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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/

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"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

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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/

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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.

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The Hope Gathering
Mar
3
to 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

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"Hope: An Exhibit of Uncertain Faith"
Mar
2
to 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/

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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.

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