Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Agora presents "Social Animals": a documentary about the real lives of social media stars

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“So many people want to be who they aren’t.”  

What is life really like for the teenage stars of social media? Find out at the New York City screening of the new documentary Social Animals, which traces the paths of a daredevil bridge-climber, an aspiring swimsuit model, and a midwestern girl-next-door as they seek love, acceptance, and fame on social media. Then join a conversation about what that means for all of us, based on the film the Austin Chronicle calls “a smart, cautionary tale.”

Film runtime: 87 minutes, followed by a panel conversation.

Doors at 6:30 pm. Event starts at 7:00 pm.

To view the trailer, click HERE.

Tickets: $3 in advance, $5 at the door, or $10 for ticket plus digital copy of the film.

Presented by Redeemer West Side's "Agora: Conversations for the Common Good."

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Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

The SymphoNYChorus: Sing We Now of Christmas

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The SymphoNYChorus, under the direction of Henric Ideström, invites you to "Sing We Now of Christmas". 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.

About the SymphoNYChorus: The SymphoNYChorus is a group of volunteers committed to professional excellence with members coming together from all boroughs of New York City and the surrounding tri-state area. We put on two major productions a year, one at Christmas and a themed concert in the spring, while also performing regionally once or twice a month. Our music spans across the genres - gospel, contemporary, classical, Broadway, spirituals, and more. The SymphoNYChorus, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 2008 by Henric Ideström. 

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Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Life After Life in Prison: The Bedroom Project | Panel Discussion

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Fifteen to thirty years in maximum security prison left the women in Sara Bennett’s photos profoundly changed. Having overcome the struggles of repeatedly denied parole, constant supervision, lack of personal space, and limited freedom of choice, how do they cope when given back their freedom and a place of their own? Through Bennett’s photos and their own handwritten words, we are invited into these women’s personal spaces and given a glimpse of their lives after incarceration.

Join us for a discussion with Bennett and two of the women featured in her photographs as we explore how prison has affected the lives of these women, as well as Bennett's approach to her work.

This event is free, but space and seating is limited. Please RSVP.

”Life After Life in Prison: The Bedroom Project” exhibit is on view at the Gallery at W83 November 29, 2018 through January 6, 2019.

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Time Is Here: Album Release Party NYC

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Celebrate the release of Melinda DeRocker's newest album, Christmas Time Is Here and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, Christmas cookies, hot cider, and a glass of wine (or two) while you hear Melinda and her fabulous band perform selections from the album. 

Admission to the CD release party is $20 online and $25 at the door on the day of the event. There is also a special admission & CD bundle for $30 online.

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Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

"Life After Life in Prison: The Bedroom Project" opening reception

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Photographer Sara Bennett returns to the Gallery at W83 with Life After Life in Prison: The Bedroom Project, a continuation of her original Life After Life in Prison series.

Fifteen to thirty years in maximum security prison left the women in Sara Bennett’s photos profoundly changed. Having overcome the struggles of repeatedly denied parole, constant supervision, lack of personal space, and limited freedom of choice, how do they cope when given back their freedom and a place of their own? Through Bennett’s photos and their own handwritten words, we are invited into these women’s personal spaces and given a glimpse of their lives after incarceration.

Opening reception is 6:30 to 8:30 pm, free and open to the public.

The exhibit runs through January 6, 2019.

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Nov 28: Harper's Magazine Presents: John Cleese and Iain McGilchrist

What do a comic genius and an internationally renowned psychiatrist have in common? Quite a bit, it turns out. So much, in fact, that Harper’s Magazine and Book Culture on Columbus will present John Cleese and Iain McGilchrist in conversation for two back-to-back evenings this fall in New York City.

On Tuesday, November 27th, John Cleese will be the focus of the discussion and Iain McGilchrist will act as interlocutor, the following evening McGilchrist will take the hot seat and be interviewed by John Cleese. These complementary events are intended to provide ample opportunity for Cleese and McGilchrist to explore the commonalities in their work as well as their unique and exceptional paths. Tickets are $60 for one evening, $90 for both and include a copy of the headlining author’s book and a year subscription to Harper’s Magazine.

John Cleese’s latest book, Professor at Large features the beloved English comedian and actor in his lesser-known role at Cornell University where he has contributed talks, essays, and lectures for close to twenty years. This collection of the very best moments from Cleese under his mortarboard provides a unique view of his endless pursuit of intellectual discovery across a range of topics.

Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist and writer committed to the idea that the mind and brain can be understood only by seeing them in the broadest possible context, that of the whole of our physical and spiritual existence, and of the wider human culture in which they arise – the culture which helps to mold, and in turn is molded by, our minds and brains. He is author of The Master and His Emissary, among other works.

A special discount is available for friends of W83 Ministry Center: enter W83FRIEND for the promotional code on Eventbrite to receive 10% off all tickets.


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Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Nov 27: Harper's Magazine Presents: John Cleese and Iain McGilchrist

What do a comic genius and an internationally renowned psychiatrist have in common? Quite a bit, it turns out. So much, in fact, that Harper’s Magazine and Book Culture on Columbus will present John Cleese and Iain McGilchrist in conversation for two back-to-back evenings this fall in New York City.

On Tuesday, November 27th, John Cleese will be the focus of the discussion and Iain McGilchrist will act as interlocutor, the following evening McGilchrist will take the hot seat and be interviewed by John Cleese. These complementary events are intended to provide ample opportunity for Cleese and McGilchrist to explore the commonalities in their work as well as their unique and exceptional paths. Tickets are $60 for one evening, $90 for both and include a copy of the headlining author’s book and a year subscription to Harper’s Magazine.

John Cleese’s latest book, Professor at Large features the beloved English comedian and actor in his lesser-known role at Cornell University where he has contributed talks, essays, and lectures for close to twenty years. This collection of the very best moments from Cleese under his mortarboard provides a unique view of his endless pursuit of intellectual discovery across a range of topics.

Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist and writer committed to the idea that the mind and brain can be understood only by seeing them in the broadest possible context, that of the whole of our physical and spiritual existence, and of the wider human culture in which they arise – the culture which helps to mold, and in turn is molded by, our minds and brains. He is author of The Master and His Emissary, among other works.

A special discount is available for friends of W83 Ministry Center: enter W83FRIEND for the promotional code on Eventbrite to receive 10% off all tickets.


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Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Build the Block: Neighborhood Policing and Safety Meeting

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The NYPD officers of 20th Precinct, Sector C, invite our UWS neighbors to a discussion of the public safety challenges in our neighborhood. With neighborhood policing, the Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs), and the Steady Sector Officers who work with them, have been given more time and opportunity to collaborate with residents in identifying and solving local quality of life conditions and crime concerns. The same officers are assigned to our community each day, so these officers learn the neighborhood, its challenges and potential, and the people who call it home.

Sponsored by Neighborhood Coordination Officers of 20th Precinct, Sector C:

Police Officer Roberto Vasquez
Police Officer Clifford Jean

Doors open at 5:00 pm for refreshments. Meeting starts at 5:30 pm.

For accommodations regarding any disability, please contact Lieutenant Noreen Lazarus at 212-580-6448 or Noreen.Lazarus@NYPD.org by November 13, 2018.

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Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Perspective Drawing 101 with Grant Billingsley and Avery Reed

If you had to depict your environment, would you choose to work from your imagination or observation? Why?

Join artists Grant Billingsley and Avery Reed as they teach a drawing class based on the theme of their current exhibit, “Outside/In”, at the Gallery at W83 Ministry Center.

Grant and Avery will guide participants as they create drawings of environments, teach the rules of one-point perspective, as well rules of overlap, size change, color change, detail change to create a sense of depth. They will analyze the works of Ansel Adams and other landscape photographers, the School of Athens, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Albrecht Durer, Giacometti drawings, and Corot’s landscapes. They will also look at Giorgio de Chirico paintings for what happens when you don’t follow the rules.

All experience levels welcome.

Class fee is $3 online or at the door and includes supplies. Children ages 16 and under can attend for free.

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Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Agora presents "The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction"

What if the most important parts of our life are the most invisible parts of our life? They are called habits. They are the thousand little actions we take every day that we don’t see because they are so normal, and yet they determine who we are and who we are becoming. In the words of Annie Dillard, “How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.”

In his forthcoming book, The Common Rule - Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction, Justin Whitmel Earley argues that our most ordinary habits of attention have the most extraordinary impact on our souls. And it is precisely those ordinary habits of attention that are being rewired by a decade of smartphones. Justin proposes a new set of daily and weekly habits of purpose designed to cultivate souls in an age of screens. For more details, visit www.thecommonrule.org

Presented by Agora: Conversations for the Common Good.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, event starts at 7:00 pm.
Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

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Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

New York Classical Players: Brahms & Schoenberg

A triad of great musical minds are showcased in this program with works by Brahms, Schoenberg, and Webern. Schoenberg famously paid homage to Brahms as a "great innovator" in his creative abilities and musical genius and in Verklärte Nacht, one hears echoes of Brahms’ formalism and rich lyricism that gives way to Schoenberg’s radical harmonies.  Acclaimed violinist Pamela Frank and cellist Peter Wiley - both celebrated soloists and collaborators - join the ensemble for Brahms’ remarkable Double Concerto. Composed as a homework assignment for his tutor, Schoenberg, Webern’s Langsamer Satz is a subtle yet powerfully intense example of the young composer’s originality.

Dongmin Kimconductor
Pamela Frank, violin
Peter Wiley, cello

Anton Webern / Langsamer Satz
Johannes Brahms / Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 (arr. Yoomi Paick)
Arnold Schoenberg / Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

Donations will be accepted at the door.
Suggested donation: $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

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Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Reimagine End of Life: Death by Design Podcast Recording with Panel and Live Audience

This event is part of Reimagine End of Life, a week of exploring big questions about life and death with multiple events happening in venues across New York City.

For the first time, Death by Design podcast host Kimberly C. Paul will record the podcast with a panel of experts, creatives, and caregivers in front of a LIVE audience. Through this panel of experienced professional and artists, the audience will be able to ask questions and have open conversations about how each of us can reimagine end of life and live well until our last days.

ABOUT KIMBERLY C. PAUL
Kimberly C. Paul wants to radically change the way people face end of life, and she’s using her extensive experience as a storyteller to do just that.  From the set of Saturday Night Live in New York City, to casting for CBS daytime, Kimberly has spent the last 17 years telling a very different kind of story.  As Vice President of Outreach and Communications for Lower Cape Fear Hospice, she used a myriad of award-winning marketing strategies to share real stories about death and dying and the keys to making every moment matter.

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Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Reimagine End of Life: Bridging the Gap / Life Lessons from the Dying

This event is part of Reimagine End of Life, a week of exploring big questions about life and death with multiple events happening in venues across New York City.

Live vicariously through Kimberly C. Paul, host of Death by Design podcast and author of Bridging the Gap, as she shares personal stories and the life lessons she has learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years. Each chapter will inspire you to design your own life and death around what matters most.

ABOUT KIMBERLY C. PAUL
Kimberly C. Paul wants to radically change the way people face end of life, and she’s using her extensive experience as a storyteller to do just that.  From the set of Saturday Night Live in New York City, to casting for CBS daytime, Kimberly has spent the last 17 years telling a very different kind of story.  As Vice President of Outreach and Communications for Lower Cape Fear Hospice, she used a myriad of award-winning marketing strategies to share real stories about death and dying and the keys to making every moment matter.

 

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Agora: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" documentary screening

Agora invites you a special screening of this year’s breakout documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.

Though he may be best known today as a soft-spoken, cardigan-wearing children’s television host, in reality, Fred Rogers’ career represents a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent view about how we should best speak to children about important matters and how television could be used as a positive force in our society.

In Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. Neville pays tribute to this legacy with the latest in his series of highly engaging, moving documentary portraits of essential American artists.

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Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Opera Night with Annabelle Han Bao

Soprano Annabelle Han Bao will be presenting the fourth concert of her “Opera Night” series in collaboration with maestro Keith Chambers. The theme of the concert is “The Queens” in opera works; the subtitle “Queen of the Night” has been taken from the famous Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), which is part of the program. Arias to be performed include: Queen Anne Boleyn (Anna Bolena)’s aria “Come, innocente giovane” by Donizetti; Queen of the Night’s first act aria in Magic Flute “O zittre night”; Queen of the fairies Tytania’s aria “Be kind and courteous” in Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Philine, an actress who is depicting Titania, Queen of the fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in Thomas’ opera Mignon.

In addition to the queens’ arias, Bao will sing a couple of sacred songs from religious works, which include one of the most popular sacred songs for soprano “Rejoice greatly” in Handel’s Messiah and the beautiful “Laudate Dominum (Praise the Lord)” from Vesperae solennes de confessore K.339 by Mozart.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for Students/Seniors)

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Agora presents: The Future of Penn Station

Everyone agrees that New York's Penn Station is an utter disaster and embarrassment to the city. The depot is ugly, cramped, dark, dangerous, difficult to navigate, and plagued by train delays. Are we capable of building a world-class station for a world-class city? Should we leave Madison Square Garden in place and add a glass wall to the station on 8th Avenue? Should we rebuild the original Beaux-Arts station? Is there a way to improve train traffic and passenger circulation?

In partnership with Rebuild Penn Station: a project of the National Civic Art Society, Agora presents "The Future of Penn Station," an evening addressing various proposals to alleviate these problems. We hope you will join us for this rich conversation.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, event starts at 7:00 pm. Reception to follow the program.

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Panel of speakers include:

Kevin Baker, a New York-based writer
Richard Cameron, a principal designer at Atelier & Co. in Brooklyn
Wally Rubin, District Manager of Manhattan's Community Board Five
Dani Simons, Vice President for Strategic Communications at the Regional Plan Association
Samuel Turvey, Chairman of the Rebuild Penn Station Steering Committee
Panel moderator: Justin Shubow, President of the National Civic Art Society

For more details or to RSVP for this event, please click below.

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Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

The Handel Festival Orchestra: Featuring Johnson Li

The Handel Festival Orchestra celebrates its 10th season with a performance featuring solo pianist Johnson Li. The evening’s program will include Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat Major, K. 271, and Handel’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 5 in D Major.

Admission is free but a $20 donation is suggested.

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. 

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Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

International Academy of New York Open House

The International Academy of New York is a non-profit, independent school serving Pre-Nursery-Grade 8. The school is bilingual, multi-cultural and has a diverse community of families and staff. IANYC's curriculum is centered on building outstanding literacy and math skills, as well as fluency in either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. Open Houses are held throughout the year to give prospective families an opportunity to meet the Head of School, Director of Admissions, and learn more about the school and their curriculum.
Open house dates:
Thursday, September 20th
Friday, September 28th
Wednesday, October 17th
9:00am to 10:00am
Please visit www.ianyc.org for more details.

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Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

EnsembleNYC Premiere Concert

EnsembleNYC is a newly organized choral group whose vision is to bring hope to the people of New York City by offering choral concerts that are a place of respite and encouragement. EnsembleNYC is committed to giving a minimum of 10% of our ticket proceeds to other charitable organizations; the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be the first recipient of proceeds from this premiere concert.

This concert will feature choral music of all eras and styles: Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Contemporary, Spirituals, and Broadway.

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Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Agora: An Alethea Project Screening of "Stranger in Paradise"

Join Redeemer West Side’s Agora and The Alethea Project on the evening of October 12 for a screening of Stranger In Paradise, a film that provocatively dismantles our understanding of the world’s most urgent humanitarian crisis. Stay after for a lively panel discussion moderated by Alissa Wilkinson, film critic and staff writer for Vox.com.

The Alethea Project believes that honest conversation and debate around ideas strengthens our understanding of those with whom we disagree. Documentary film provides opportunity for conversation, understanding, and the construction of a more vibrant and multifaceted community. The Alethea Project seeks to positively impact the public’s impression of documentary films and their makers – and build appreciation for nonfiction as an art form.

This event is free but RSVP is required.

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Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Outside/In art exhibit opening reception

Grant Billingsley and Avery Reed present contrasting depictions of objects and locations real and imagined in their joint show, “Outside/In.” They invite you to interact with and respond to their work from the outside in as you imagine and explore the visual perspectives and places of each particular piece. Likewise, they invite you to respond from the inside out as you consider how you react to the space around and outside of you.

Opening reception is Wednesday, October 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

The exhibit runs through November 18.

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“You Can’t/Couch, Plant” by Grant Billingsley

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Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

New York Classical Players Season Opener

Jasmine Choi, “the goddess of the flute” (Korea Times), returns to New York Classical Players (NYCP) for her first concert as Artist-in-Residence. Five fresh works showcase inspiration from diverse sources in this season opener: two works by Grieg offer Baroque nostalgia and Norwegian sentiments, and selections by Bartok and de Sarasate feature Roma-inspired melodies. The world premiere of Clint Needham’s Pocket Concerto is the first of three new works commissioned in honor of Ms. Choi, one for each year of her residency.

Dongmin Kimconductor
Jasmine Choiflute / artist-in-residence

Edvard Grieg / Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Clint Needham / Pocket Concerto (premiere)
Edvard Grieg / Two Melodies Op.53
Pablo Sarasate / Zigeunerweisen Op. 20 (arr. Yoomi Paick)
Béla Bartók / Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 68

Donations will be accepted at the door.
Suggested donation: $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

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Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

International Academy of New York Open House

The International Academy of New York is a non-profit, independent school serving Pre-Nursery-Grade 8. The school is bilingual, multi-cultural and has a diverse community of families and staff. IANYC's curriculum is centered on building outstanding literacy and math skills, as well as fluency in either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. Open Houses are held throughout the year to give prospective families an opportunity to meet the Head of School, Director of Admissions, and learn more about the school and their curriculum.
Open house dates:
Thursday, September 20th
Friday, September 28th
Wednesday, October 17th
9:00am to 10:00am
Please visit www.ianyc.org for more details.

 

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Sep
20
9:00 AM09:00

International Academy of New York Open House

The International Academy of New York is a non-profit, independent school serving Pre-Nursery-Grade 8. The school is bilingual, multi-cultural and has a diverse community of families and staff. IANYC's curriculum is centered on building outstanding literacy and math skills, as well as fluency in either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. Open Houses are held throughout the year to give prospective families an opportunity to meet the Head of School, Director of Admissions, and learn more about the school and their curriculum.
Open house dates:
Thursday, September 20th
Friday, September 28th
Wednesday, October 17th
9:00am to 10:00am
Please visit www.ianyc.org for more details.

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Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Rachael Denhollander

An Evening with Rachael Denhollander, The Brave Woman Who Stopped the "Greatest Sex Scandal in Sports History". 

Redeemer West Side Agora is fortunate to present Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Her story is one of immense courage, guided by an unwavering pursuit of justice and a hope in a God that will one day make all things right.

A prominent advocate for abuse survivors, Rachael Denhollander has spurred national conversations about sexual abuse in athletics as well as in evangelical churches. As the first woman to speak publicly and file a criminal report against former USA Gymnastics team doctor and now convicted child molester, Larry Nassar, Denhollander's story has been published in The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post. Her victim impact statement and New York Times op-ed highlight her commitment to justice—even in the face of great personal cost—and to Christian forgiveness.

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Rachael Denhollander is an advocate and educator who became known internationally as the first woman to file a police report and speak publicly against Larry Nassar, one of the most prolific sexual abusers in recorded history. As a result of her activism, over 250 women came forward as survivors of Nassar’s abuse, leading to his life imprisonment.


Tickets are $20 in advance. 
Doors open at 7:00pm.

Rachael holds a Juris Doctorate from Oak Brook College of Law and is a member of the California Bar Association. Prior to beginning her work as an advocate and educator, she worked in public policy, performed research and writing for human rights organizations, and spoke in a variety of capacities, including testifying before state judiciary committees. She has also taught in legislative action days, and authored and taught a summer camp course on appellate advocacy and judicial philosophy to talented high-school students. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, BBC, NPR and in national and international print media, including Der Spiegel, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press, and is a New York Times op-ed contributor. She has been active in spearheading legislative reform at the state level. Rachael continues to educate on issues of abuse through supporting and speaking at local organizations that advocate for victims of sexual and domestic abuse, lecturing at universities, and teaching at abuse prevention conferences. Rachael is a recipient of the HeartAmbassadors Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributing to Social Justice and has been a panelist on a United Nations Peace Messenger Organization at the UN’s 62nd Commission on the Status of Women. She, along with her husband Jacob, live in Louisville, Kentucky with their four young children.

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Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

Companion Animals and Housing Rights

The Office of Council Member Helen Rosenthal presents "Companion Animals and Housing Rights Discussion." Topics to be covered include:
- Lease and renewal lease clauses and pets
- Pet restrictions in coops and condos
- NYC 90 day law
- Succession and pet succession
- Service animals vs. support animals
- Nuisance issues
And many more topics!

RSVPs and accessibility requests should be made to (212) 873-0282, or email nterrace@council.nyc.gov. Please know that while we love your pets, they are not allowed inside the building.

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Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Opening reception for "Beyond Bars" by Carlos Jaramillo

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 "Hallway of Lurigancho Prison" by Carlos Jaramillo, 2018

"Hallway of Lurigancho Prison" by Carlos Jaramillo, 2018

 

In Carlos Jaramillo's latest exhibit he explores life inside and outside of Lurigancho, a prison in Lima, Peru. His photographs capture the similarities between society on "el cerro," the hill, and life inside the prison. Life that rises from the rubble above the prison echoes the life inside its walls, and Jaramillo attempts to uncover what it is that informs the hope felt by prisoners and civilians. The opening reception for his exhibit, "Beyond Bars," is Thursday, July 19 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Gallery at W83. For more information about the gallery and visiting hours, visit our About the Gallery page here.

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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Drawing Class with Classical Artist Jerry Dienes

A drawing class with New York classical artist, Jerry Dienes. Trained at the Columbus College of Art & Design, Dienes paints and draws in the style of classical realism. He has taken classes at the New York Academy of Art and The Printmakers Workshop, studied figure painting with Jacob Collins at The Water Street Atelier, and drawing with Dan Thompson, Michael Grimaldi, and Ephraim Rubenstein at the Art Student’s League. He has most recently studied part-time with Justin Wood at the Grand Central Atelier in New York.

Join us at 10am for coffee and tea in the gallery where you can view his current exhibit "Niggle's Studio: Leaf Paintings," then head up to a classroom for the workshop. He will offer instruction on still-life drawing for beginners and intermediate artists who are interested in exploring new ways of seeing ordinary objects and learning/practicing proper techniques for holding a pencil.

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Looking: being humbled before the object vs. drawing an archetype.
Seeing: evaluating the direction, strength and character of the light on the object.

Properly viewed, a simple apple will offer much to consider, more than can be contained even in a one hour class.

Your $5 will cover the cost of supplies - the sketchbooks, pencils, and erasers are yours to keep after the class! (Limited scholarships available.)

If you have questions about the materials provided or would like to bring your own, please contact the artist: jerrydienes@gmail.com

 

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