This week, dance to the Silent Disco, explore concepts in Ecourbanism, imagine When Fear Falls Away, dare to discover your darker side at Fear and Loathing’s secret NYC adventure, take a walk on the Wild Food and Medicine side, drop in for the Love-in, think Local Food - Self Reliance, stay tuned for upcoming festivals andn film screenings, like the Souldish sponsored Cognition Factor, and have a wonderful weekend!
Until next week,
))))Souldish Featured Event - Save the Date(((((
Evolver Town Hall Beyond Survive - We Thrive!
Economic Recession, Energy Crisis, Global Warming… Okay, so what are we going to do about it?
On Sunday, May 31, join a city-wide gathering of innovating individuals, groups, nonprofits, government organizations, and local businesses who are transforming today’s challenges into opportunities. Discover how we New Yorkers can re-imagine our beloved Big Apple, making it resilient, thriving, funky, healthy, and green.
The event features workshops, panels, music, art, food, info tables, and more. Speakers will specifically address how YOU can make a direct impact in their area of expertise. Topics include: Renewable Energy & Efficiency, Green Jobs, Food Justice, Conscious Health and Living, Locally Supported Agriculture, Climate Change, DIY ART, Rooftop & Community Gardens, Media Activism, Resilient Neighborhoods & Communities, Local/Alternative Currency, and more.
Each person will come away with the ideas, information, connections, and contacts they need for getting involved within the community. Be a part of the local solution.
This event will celebrate the launch of Evolver.net, a social network for conscious collaboration, and mark the beginning of their off-line community, Evolver NYC. This is the first in a series of events to bring New York’s diverse “tribes of transformation” together to enact meaningful change.
Sponsored by Thrive NY and Evolver.net.
May 31, 2009, 1:30-5:30 PM
St. Marks Church in the Bowery, corner of 10th St. and 2nd Ave.
For more details: http://evolver.net/
Join the Evolution!
=====Friday, May 22=====
When Fear Falls Away a Talk by Author Jan Frazier
In most cases fear has ruled our lives; but what happens when fear totally leaves us? Who are we and how do we act in the world, in our desires and our relationships? Alan Steinfield will be hosting a new teacher on awakening in her first visit to New York. LIke Byron Katie and Eckert Tolle Jan has a spontaneous awaking to her true self. She has a lot to offer about the everyday experience of just being. Her book When Fear Fall Away has inspired many to feel how close their own awakening Her website is: http://www.janfrazierteachings.com Alan’s radio interview with her can be heard on my website: http://www.NewRealities.com at: http://www.newrealities.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=367&Itemid=1116
Association for Research and Enlightenment (btwn 7th and 8th Ave.)
241 West 30th St, 2nd Fl Buzzer 102
(7p - 9p, $20)
=====Also on Friday=====
”EcoUrbanism and the Future of Sustainability”Brooklyn NY
This May 22-24 and May 29-31, we will be hosting veteran permaculture lecturer Larry Santoyo www.earthflow.com for 2 weekend workshops “Eco Urbanism and the future of sustainability”.
Larry is the vice president of the Permaculture Institute (USA) and one of the most experienced permaculture instructors in the US. He is also a world renown lecturer in the World Wide Sustainability Movement.
In this workshop we will be turning our art farm here in Brooklyn into an urban permaculture test site and think tank in real time. We will be applying permaculture design principles to food,water,energy systems as well as community and integrate them relative to our environment here or any densely populated areas.
This workshop is suitable for artists,activists,city gardeners as well as anyone interested in permaculture but have a hard time finding time and space, a precious resource here in NYC. We will learn how to turn any urban backyard into a food forest,water harvest,solar energy and learn how to container garden in any urban setting. Most important, you will walk away with very useful life skills to apply to any material or non material needs and will provide real insight if you are planning to start an intentional community of your own. “The future of sustainability is in our cities and towns.Urban neighborhoods are ideal for the promise and potentials of permaculture design.Our cities embody the greatest concentration of the social,intellectual and physical resources needed to create a sustainable future” Larry Santoyo
The schedule is as follows:
Fri 7pm to 8.30pm,intro to urban permaculture
Sat 10am to 4/5pm with lunch break
Sun 10am to 4/5pm with lunch break
$125 per week end. Both workshops are identical, either or.
We gently ask that you RSVP and registration is not complete until payment is received.
Details/ RSVP : email@example.com
=====Saturday, May 23=====
Silent Disco - Summer Series Kickoff
Hosted by Gemini & Scorpio and Zemi17’s Space Haus Society. The ultimate summer party on the banks of the Gowanus, every 4th Saturday of the month May 23 - Aug 22. Join G&S and SHS as we celebrate balmy Brooklyn nights with music, friends, dancing, nibbles, libations and laughs under the stars. Composer, musician and resident DJ Zemi17 curates an array of eclectic DJs delivering diverse dance sounds live via FM radio transmission directly to your radio headphones. For the season kickoff, Zemi17 (resident DJ of the The Danger parties) himself is on decks, spinning his patented Space Haus sound, a blend of minimal techno, juicy soundscapes with house pulsations, and a magic indefinable ingredient or two. Special guest DJs TBA. Plus: fire dancers, hoopers, and other fun surprises - bring your light-up skill toys and join in. BKLYN Yard is a sweet outdoor spot in Carroll Gardens, with waterfront stage, xmas-light-sprinkled tree canopy, picnic tables and charcoal BBQ grills: the half-a-city-block-sized backyard you always wish you had. Don’t forget your radio headphones…but since we know you will, we’ll have some to rent ($5) or buy ($10), first come first served. What is silent disco? http://youtube.com/watch?v=3MiTQq_vD6s
and every 4th Sat through the summer: June 25, July 27, Aug 22)
400 Carroll St.
BK, all ages / 21+ to drink
(9p - 2a, $5 - $10 sliding scale - bring your own FM receiver with headphones.)
=====Also on Saturday=====
Fear and Loathing in NYC
“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.” We’re nowhere near Barstow and the closest desert is the cultural dry-land called New Jersey–as for the drugs, we’ll see. But on May 23rd, CityDusk.com will be celebrating the last American journalist with a set of balls, Hunter S. Thompson. Even if your love for Thompson doesn’t exceed Johnny Depp or Bill Murray, it would be nothing short of tragedy to miss this event. Burlesque (www.drsketchy.com), alcohol, tobacco (www.karmanyc.com), and firearms (http://www.westsidepistolrange.com/) are the roadmap we will use in our own search for what’s left of the American Dream. At four o’clock, when the sun reaches the apex of its noon-descent, we’ll meet in the Slipper Room(167 Orchard at Stanton); a place where the drinks are deep and the women are skillful. Art guru Molly Crabapple will host their own Hunter S. Thompson tribute event. The name of the game is capture the dancer with nothing but art supplies. The glamorous performers that gave Vegas the finger invite us to draw, compete, win, and drink. This Brooklyn-born facet of the American Dream, Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, has planted its seed in five other continents…and not without good reason. When seven o’clock presents itself, we’ll step outside to make sure the daylight is where it should be. Then we’ll use it to guide us to our Karma (51 1st Ave 3rd/4th st). Here we will search for the meaning of America. Can America be found in more alcohol? Will She reveal Herself in a burrito? Is it possible to realize Her in the hookah? These are questions to be explored, and with true American grit we will overcome the lingering anxieties they’ve left on past generations. Optional start Some hippies possess a dull and mercurial quality that causes their weakened minds to cower and run from different and uncomfortable ideas. We say good riddance. The gun idea has become a demonized and misunderstood right of the American. But a reasonable person runs against this frightened grain. We intend to explore the craftsmanship and power that is behind a well-made Smith and Wesson via Westside Pistol & Rifle Range (20 West 20th st. 5/6 ave). This is an optional part of the excursion as the extra money is not included in the price and there are plenty of people with an irrational fear of finely-crafted steel. We will meet at a yet unspecified time before we indulge in alcohol at the Slipper Room. You’ll be told where to go and when. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.CityDusk.com. To find out more, “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” CityDusk is for singles, couples, and groups of friends. Our hosts piece together great nights out based on their favorite hidden gems in the city. We don’t play get to know you games. We don’t require name tags. We just find cool spots and put together some good experiences. What you make of it is up to you. Ticket price includes admission to Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art Schoo, Art Supplies, drinks, Mexican Food and Hooka.
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard at Stanton
(4p, $55) RSVP for more information please
=====Also on Saturday=====
The Reason, DJ Skeeba, & NeedL
Lucid Illumination Tribe Productions presents a post brother;s oast boat cruise party. Come join The Reason, SKEEBA and NeedL for a night of some serious raging at the Red Star in Brooklyn. See who’s coming: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=86859672095.
The Red Star
37 Greenpoint Ave.
(10p - 4a, $)
=====Monday, May 25=====
Local Food Self-Reliance
Activist and author Diana Leafe Christian presents ideas on creating food security through the examples offered by ecovillages and other intentional communities that support local farms. She’ll provide narration and slides of EcoVillage at Ithaca, Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Earthaven Ecovillage, and more. Christian is the author of “Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities.” Sponsored by Ecoviliages and Intentional Communities.
Bluestockings Bookstore (lower east side)
172 Allen St. at Stanton
=====Also on Monday=====
Genesis Farm’s Wild Foods and Medicines Walk
Join us for this unique opportunity to explore the woodlands and marshes of Genesis Farm with plant enthusiast Frank Cook. Learn to identify food and medicine specific to our Ridge and Valley bio-region, and gain insight about plants worldwide and the healing traditions surrounding them. Frank Cook is a graduate of Duke University and internationally-known herbalist. He has spent over a decade following his passion for being a repository of plant knowledge. Studying with herbalists, shamans, doctors, professors, and medicine people around the world, he has been initiated into many ways of walking with plants and has developed a deep rooted network of people dedicated to plants, healing, and ways to create a better world. He leads a simple life, communicating, teaching, reflecting, and delving deeper into the mysteries of the plant kingdom and our place in the web of life. Visit his website: www.wildroots.org .
41A Silver Lake Road
(10a - 3p, $40)
=====Tuesday, May 26=====
Wild Foods and Medicine Walk and Pot Luck with Frank Cook
Hosted by green Quest Farm, join us for a Wild Foods and Medicines Walk with Frank Cook. Frank Cook is a graduate of Duke University and has recently completed his dissertation “Emerging Planetary Medicine” at Schumacher College in England. He is also a graduate of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in clinical herbalism. Over the last fifteen years Cook’s passion for being a repository of plant knowledge has grown steadily. He has studied with Herbalists, Shamen, Vaidyas, Sangomas, Green Witches, Doctors, Professors and Medicine Men around the world. They have initiated him into many ways of walking with plants. Thw walk will be followed by a pot luck lunch. After meeting at the Gristmill at 9:30am, the group will head out to Green Quest Farm 231 Pequest Rd.
Meet at Gristmill Cafe at 9:30am
4a Lenape Rd
Andover NJ (973) 786.6400
(10-a - 2p, $15 - $25)
=====Wednesday, May 27=====
Love In - Find Out How the “Other Half” Thinks
You are passionately invited to get cozy at the Love In, a meet and greet sponsored by the Tantra Warriors. There will be communication games and a question and answer session on dating, relationships, intimacy, love fun and hot livin’. There will be NO nudity and no physical contact. Singles and Couples welcome. The Tantra Warriors have just begun to celebrate our vision based on the playful super hero. Their mission is to share transformation with the world.
301 West 55th St, #4
(7:30p - 9:30p, $10)
=====Also on Wednesday=====
Copal presents Zaffóra
Zaffóra is a vintage selection of Gypsy Punk, Balkan, Middle Eastern, fused with Rock @ Public Assembly (formerly Galapago featuring: Luminescent Orchestrii NY Gypsy All-Stars, Copal, Fluttr Effect with guest dancers: Sera Solstice (East Coast Tribal: boldbellydance.com)-=ali* (Lady Circus: ladycircus.com) Copal presents Zaffóra, a night of world music fused with rock. Featuring all live acts with megawatts of vibrance, energy, and color–Luminescent Orchestrii, NY Gypsy All-Stars, Copal, and Fluttr Effect–come ready to dance the night away into oblivion. Also featuring dancer Sera Solstice (East Coast Tribal) and on stilts -=ali* (Lady Circus), who take the musical tangents and translate them into visual fire and grace. Come early and stay late for the full experience of the first of a series of Zaffóra nights: live music to dance to. If you haven’t been to Public Assembly yet, get ready for a beautiful reflecting pool, large dance floor, candlelit walls, and a perfect ambiance.
Public Assembly (formerly Galapagos)
70 N. 6th St., Williamsburg (L train to Bedford Ave)
(9p-2a, $12) 21+ arrive at 9 for the full experience
=====Also on Wednesday=====
A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba Brazil
Future Visions film screening and discussion series. Curitiba, Brazil is a world-class model of intelligent, people-friendly sustainable urban planning. Sponsors: Sustainable Flatbush, Ditmas Park West Neighborhood Association and Flatbush Food Coop.
Prospect Park Temple Isaac
1419 Dorchester Road (at Marlborough), Flatbush, Bk
(7:30p - 9:30p, Free)
=====Thursday May 28=====
Matchless Gifts Open Mic
Hosted by Laura Fay/ShriKala/Gabriel/Taj, this event features Poetry.. HipHop.. Acoustic.. Dance.. Spoken Word Slam. Kirtan and Vegetarian Food..
25 1st Ave; firstname.lastname@example.org
(7p - 9:30p, $5)
=====Friday May 29 - Sunday May 31=====
Join the biggest names in yoga and raw foods at the NY Yoga & Raw Food Expo.
Where can you find some of the biggest names in yoga and raw foods all under one roof? Be among the expected 10,000 attendees who will experience new ways of being at the NY Yoga & Raw Food Expo. Take unlimited yoga classes (Vinyasa, Bikram, Atmananda, Naada, Couples Yoga, Yoga-Pilates Fusion, and many more), attend fascinating lectures (raw foods, organic products, digestion, dealing with stress, juice fasting and detoxification, etc.) and peruse the free-form exhibit hall where vendors will offer information and samples on how to eat, prepare and enhance your diet – all for an incredibly low price. Highlights of the 3-day event include yoga classes with Swami Bua, America’s oldest living yogi – reported to be 120 years old – who just returned from India; the “grandfather of living foods” Viktoras Kulvinskas; raw cuisine by Kwatamani, Florida’s top raw food chef; 50% off all books at the Expo’s New Age Bookstore; live entertainment (Saturday night) and more.
NY Yoga & Raw Food Expo
New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Ave (at 34th Street)
Friday, May 29th 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm $13 in advance*, $15 at the door
Saturday, May 30th 10:00 am - 9:00 pm $15 in advance*, $20 at the door
Sunday, May 31st 11:00 am - 8:00 pm $15 in advance*, $20 at the door
*Advance ticket sales end at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 27th.
http://www.NyYogaExpo.com or call 516-897-0900 for tickets
=====Also on Friday=====(5/29)
Russian Baths DJ/Dance Party
Break out your bikini or swim trunks, and join us and our hand-picked crowd of artsy, different, funky (and nearly naked) New Yorkers for the glorious return of Gemini & Scorpio’s legendary Russian Baths party (as seen in The Village Voice “Best of 2006″). We will have the newly remodeled & sparkling clean baths to ourselves, with every steam room and sauna ready to please, plus a few hand-picked professionals on hand for the optional platzas and massages. The dance floor will get you sweating faster than the saunas with former Bulgarian Bar resident mixologist DJ Joro Boro curating an array of EthnoMesh DJs throwing down Balkan bacchanalia, brass freakout, slum funk carioca, bangin bhangra, percussion insurgency, and cumbia from south of the wall: an uninhibited globalized party fed back into music without borders.This month: Joro Boro himself! Plus, enjoy: jacuzzi and cold plunge pool; poolside lounge; rooftop smoking deck; hookah lounge and chillout rooms; and amazingly delicious food. And we’re once again making our homemade infused vodka - yum! This is the kind of party you always imagine, but can never quite find in real life…and may be the only one where you’ll come out cleaner than when you came in.All past parties have sold out in advance and we expect this one to be no different.
Banya in Kensignton Bk
602 Coney Island Ave. just south of Prospect Park
(7p - 2a, $40 early adm., $30 after 10p)
=====Friday, June 19=====
Disorient presents: Glamtech 2009
Mark your calendars for another sexy laughter and awesome dance filled installment of Glamtech and prepare to get your tickets ahead of time as all of our events have been selling out…. Disorient is an art collective. We create art projects and art installations with hardware including wood, scaffolding, palette rack, containers, recycled materials, your body, LEDs, geodesic domes, inflatable structures, video, repurposed objects, black lights and vehicles. We develop software for our installations (DMX sequencing, MAX, Java, C, etc.). Our guiding principles are outlined in the Disorient Model. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/68761 Tickets typically sell out early.
147 Greenpoint Ave, Bk; (718) 349 - 6969
(10p - 5a, $15 limited presale tickets available)
)))))Souldish Sponsored Event(((((
=====Sunday, June 21=====
Cognition Factor - World Premier Film Screening
Evolver.net presents Cognition Factor at the Wild Project for a truly psychedelic visual and intellectual experience. For those who liked ‘Bleep’ and ‘Secret’, but need a quicker pace. Cognition Factor is an experiment in conscious cinema during which the viewer is guided through a narrated virtual world in search of answers to the questions relating to the human experience. Cognition Factor stitches live conversations with Terence Mckenna, brother Dennis Mckenna, Ralph Abraham, Rupert Sheldrake, Ralph Metzner, Alex Grey and top thinkers of our times into the plot. The interviewees speak from within virtural worlds, (by Jack Gallagher), and are backed by original compositions from top international musicians and composers, including Lx Paterson, Dom Beken and Phil Le Gonedic, of The ORB, Merv Pepler (EatStatic/Ozrik Tentacles), Colin Angus& Matt Catt (The Shamen/Pablo_Sandoz), Steve Hillage (System 7), brought together by South African ambient composer performer and originator, Mike Martin - Indidginus. Brought to you by Souldish as an Evovler.net event.
June 12-14: Figment (free): http://figmentnyc.org/2009/
=====Saturday June 20th * Sunday June 21st=====
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival
Contemporary blues star Susan Tedeschi, renowned Sixties-era troubadour Arlo Guthrie, and “newgrass” sensations Old Crow Medicine Show and Americana rockers Grace Potter & The Nocturnals are among the headliners for Clearwater’s 2009 Great Hudson River Revival, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21 at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. The Clearwater Festival will be celebrating a number of auspicious occasions this year with a lineup that mixes longtime folk-centric Clearwater favorites like Richie Havens, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Rik Palieri, Linda Richards and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger with a bevy of top acts and musical artists who will be making their first appearance at the festival—Alejandro Escovedo, A.C. Newman, Allison Moorer, MacTalla Mór, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Cornmeal, Dr. Dog and more. The music will run all day, from 10am to Dusk. The Clearwater festival has won numerous awards for accessibility. 20 wheelchairs will be available, and many volunteers to assist the mobility impaired. Braille and and large-print editions of the event schedule are available on-site. Clearwater makes every effort to ensure that deaf, hard-of-hearing, and visually impaired people feel welcome. ASL interpreters are provided on main stages; other areas/stages by request at ASL booth.
Croton Point Park
(10a - dusk, $50/day or $75, $115 with camping pass)
The Art of Vision
Come and See the Art of Vision Exhibition before it’s too late…Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday 12-5pm. EXHIBITING ARTISTS: : Figen Bacaz, Gizem Bacaz, Bhatboy, Leonard Brett, Ingeborg Bratman
Vincent Castiglia, Michel de St. Ouen, Thomas Durham, Val Dyshlov, Eike Erzmoneit, Alex Fishgoyt Alphonse Ferrazza, Carolyn Frances, France Garrido, Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Guanlee, Daniel Hanequand, Kariuki Kafiri, Mildred Kaye, Kristina Lazar, Shelagh Leech, Scott Lewis, Laurie Lipton,
Brigid Marlin, Sheila Marlin, James Mbuthia, Richard Montemurro, Jo Owens Murray
Voytek Nowakowski, William Otto, Daniela Ovtcharov, Vladimir Ovtcharov, Maria Graha Pellegrino
Steven Peabody, Marnie Pitts, Jean Pronovost, Frank Pudney, Jack Ray, Anthony Santella
Rick Simpson, Carol Spicuzza, Olga Spiegel, Maggie Stott, Ruth Terrill, Miguel Tio, Pamela Turczyn Aleta Welling, Nancy Wells, Keith Wigdor
239 Washington St
Interested in making a costume for Burning Man but not sure where to start? Here is a list of
books compiled by the crew of Disorient who featured the wearable art contest in 2008.
- Artwear: Fashion and Anti-Fashion by Melissa Leventon
- Beyond Craft: the art of fabric by Mildred Constantine and Jack Larson
- Issey Miyake: Making Things by Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
- Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black
- Fashioning the Future: Tomorrow’s Wardrobe by Suzanne Lee
- Art to Wear by Julie Schafler Dale
For Psychonauts and Curious Minds Featuring psychedelic reference books, fine art prints and posters, occult magick comics and miracle berry tablets (they make everything sour taste sweet.)
Open Green Map’s launch celebration takes place on World Environment Day - June 5 - all over the world: Cape Town, Geneva, Jakarta, Stockholm, Baltimore, Santiago and other places! If you cannot get to a celebration in person, there’s a TwitterMap so you take part anywhere, too.