August Community Calendar
Issue #
168

SUN JULY 31
12pm-4pm • Free
DANCE: BOLIVIA TINKU WORLD DANCE EVENT.
TINKU is an Andean traditional ritual native to the northern region of Potosi in Bolivia that means “encounter” in Quechua. The Bolivian community invites the international community in the tri-state area to this celebration.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
718-592-9700 • queensmuseum.org

WED AUG 3
12pm-1pm • Free
ACTION: BIG BANK KNIT-IN AND RALLY TO SAVE MEDICARE.
Big banks and Wall Street crashed the economy in 2008 and left taxpayers to pay for the clean up. Join UnitedNY.org and others to visit bank branches at lunchtime with “Save Medicare” knitting circles. If you’re a knitter, bring your needles and yarn, and if not just come out to support.
On the day of the action text BIGBANKS to 787753 for exact locations. Locations will be in Midtown West; Grand Concourse, the Bronx; downtown Bklyn, and Levittown, LI
212-471-1383 • info@unitedny.org

WED AUG 3
8pm-9:30pm • Free
PERFORMANCE: HIP HOP KUNG FU.
Dancing in the Streets explores how Asian culture, specifically martial arts, has influenced hip hop and vice-versa. An international group of dancers, drummers and martial artists will perform.
Asia Society, 725 Park Ave
212-288-6400 • asiasociety.org

THU AUG 4
7pm • Free
READING: THE BEACH BENEATH THE STREETS.
Join the authors of the book, Shepard and Smithsimon, as they discuss the activist struggles of different communities in reclaiming and transforming New York City public space.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

FRI AUG 5
6:30pm-10pm • Free
EVENT: TARGET PASSPORT FRIDAY: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
Join the Queens Museum of Art to celebrate an evening of Dominican culture. Featuring dance performances by the Ballet Folklorico Group of the Father Bellini Association and a screening of the movie Sugar.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
718-592-9700 • queensmuseum.org

SAT AUG 6

12pm-5pm • Free
EVENT: VAUDEVILLE FAMILY DAY.
Come join the Weeksville Society for an outdoor celebration with vaudeville-inspired steampunk-styled art and activities for families including open air art workshops, face painting, Vaudeville photo booth and horseback rides with the Black Cowboys Federation.
1698 Bergen St, Bklyn
718-756-5250 • weeksvillesociety.org

SAT AUG 6
7:30pm • $10 Sugg
SCREENING: THE INTERRUPTERS.
This film tells the stories of three “Violence Interrupters,” individuals in Chicago who try to reduce the spread of violence that plagues their communities. Additional screenings of this film are throughout the week.
Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Ave
212-582-6050 • brownpapertickets.com

MON AUG 8

6:30pm-8:30pm • Free
DISCUSSION: HUMAN RIGHTS FOR SEX WORKERS AND TRAFFICKED PEOPLE.
Amnesty International USA and New York City Women’s Human Rights Action Team are hosting this discussion on issues related to prostitution and sex trafficking. Melissa Sontag Bruno, a staff attorney with the Sex workers Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York City, will speak at the event. Due to building security, attendees must RSVP at nycwhrat@yahoo.com.
Amnesty International USA, 5 Penn Plaza, 16th Fl
amnestyusa.org

FRI AUG 12
6:30pm-10pm • Free
EVENT: TARGET PASSPORT FRIDAY: EGYPT.
Join the Queens Museum of Art this week for a celebration of Egypt and Egyptian culture. Featuring dance performances by Zikrayat and a screening of the movie Heliopolis.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
718-592-9700 • queensmuseum.org

MON AUGUST 15
7:30pm • $10 Sugg
SCREENING: SUMMER PASTURE.
This documentary features the struggles of Tibetan nomadic community as everything around them urbanizes. Additional screenings of the film are throughout the week.
Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Ave
212-582-6050 • mayslesinstitute.org

WED AUG 17
7pm • $5 Sugg
PRESENTATION: URI GORDON “ANARCHIST POLITICS IN THE AGE OF COLLAPSE.”
In this presentation Israeli environmental and anti-occupation activist Uri Gordon examines questions around the prospect of industrial collapse over the coming generations, beginning with a discussion around the consequences for anarchists and their allies today.
172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

SAT AUG 20
11am-1pm • $5
WORKSHOP: APARTMENT-STYLE COMPOSTING WORKSHOP.
NYC Compost Project will present how to set up and maintain an indoor worm bin. Indoor compost bins with worms will be for sale for a reduced price. Online registration required.
The Lotus Garden, W 97th St & Broadway
212-477-4022 • lesecologycenter.org

11am • Free
WORKSHOPS: FARMERS’ MARKET AND PLAYSTREETS.
Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is teaming up with Playstreets NYC to offer workshops, games and tours to the community throughout the summer. There will be a green thumb cooking demonstration, African drum class, chicken coop tour and street games.
Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market, Clifton Place and Marcy Ave, Brooklyn
718-638-3566 • hattiecarthancommunitymarket.com

SUN AUG 21
12pm-6pm • Free
CELEBRATION: THE FIRST ANNUAL BED STUY PRIDE 2011.
Audre Lorde Projects’ Safe OUTside the System Collective hosts a celebration to show pride and combat violence in the Bed-Stuy Community.
Tompkins Park, Lafayette Ave and Tompkins Ave, Bklyn
718-596-0342 ext. 11 • alp.org