EVENT ALERT: OCTOBER 2012 by Gloria Dulan-Wilson
Wow!! October is nearly 1/3 gone! There's so much to do, and you know how we do it in New York -24/7-366 x 10!! There are some blank dates, not because there's nothing going on; but because no one sent me anything. Besides, even New Yorkers gotta rest sometime (don't we?)
|10 National Black Theatre: NBT with
New Federal Theater and Legacy Productions
Bodies by Carla Stillwell; directed by Chuck Smith. Chicago-based playwright Carla Stillwell's new play examines homophobia and Christian loyalty in the traditional black Church.RSVP at (212) 722-3800
|11 On Thursday October 11 at
9pm Eastern, Vice President Joe Biden (D) and Congressman Paul
Ryan (R) of Wisconsin will square off in their only debate of the
campaign. It will be held at Centre
College in Danville, Kentucky, and focus on both domestic and
National Black Theatre: Fertile Ground 4th Anniversary - 7:30 PM Part of The New Black Fest 2012 from October 8- 13, 2012 Please RSVP at (212) 722-3800
Friday, October 12, at the Legendary Two Steps Down in Brooklyn
210 Dekalb Ave, btw Vanderbilt & Clermont Aves.
Contact Donna: (516) 263-4964; Ron: (646) 732-6301 or Lois (917) 459-3343
Operating under the rubric that "we can't do everything, but everybody can do something" Donna Cerrio and and New Yorkers 4 Obama have come together to kick it up a notch and raise funds in support of President Obama's re-election. $75.00 donation includes Buffet, Wine &Live Music/Food/Fun
So RSVP, pass it on, come out support the best President the US has ever had: BARACK OBAMA
100% of the funds raised will go to the campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama.
National Black Theatre: 7pm New Black Music Acclaimed violinist Mazz Swift (Today Show) will perform. Dancer/choreographer Andre Zackery will perform his new experimental piece I
Want To Give You Something Beautiful. Gifted singer/songwriter imani uzuri will share portions of her new musical girl shake loose her skin based on the poetry of sonia sanchez (with a few surprise guests). Don't miss this night of firsts and innovation. Please RSVP at (212) 722-3800
THE APOLLO CAFE: Tre Williams & The Revelations Live ! @ Apollo Cafe ::9pm bar & food; 10pm show; New Music from The Revelations featuring Tre Williams "I Forgot To Be Your Lover" their version of William Bell's soul classic "I Forgot To Be Your Lover," which is featured on the soundtrack album to The Man With The Iron Fists - new action film from Quentin Tarantino and The RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. tickets @ apollo box office box; ticketmaster.com or ticketmaster 800-745-3000; A-List only advance tickets 15.00; Tickets 20.00 - sign up @ apollotheater.org Apollo Soundstage 253 west 125 st. (a Sparkie Martin Production).
October 13, at the Museum of Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, in
York, The David
Lynch Foundation is
hosting a New York City screening series of "Meditation,
Creativity, Peace”—a compelling new documentary about
award-winning filmmaker David Lynch's 16-country tour ( view
• 5 pm to 5:05 pm – Bob Roth, executive director of the David Lynch Foundation, to introduce the film
• 5:05 pm to 6:15 pm – Film Screening
• 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm – Q & A
• 630 pm to 730 pm – Reception sponsored by Allegro Coffee and Doughnut Plant
TICKET LINK: http://davidlynchscreeningseries.bpt.me/
15 Voza Rivers & Jamal Joseph Invite you to the 15th Anniversary of the IMPACT REPERTORY THEATRE
CELEBRATION CONCERT 7PM; FIRST CORINTHIAN BAPTIST CHURCH 1912 ACP Boulevard bet 115 and 116th Street
Performances by World Famouns musician, composer, arranger, songwriter, NILE RODGERS, 2008 Oscar & Grammy Nominated Impact Repertory Theatre; Charles Mack; also the Mult-cultural, multi-generational rock and soul band: Kwame & the Uptown Shakedown call: 212-926-2550
National Black Theatre 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the National Black Theatre, behind the scenes making of a Black play. 2031 Fifth Avenue (between 125th and 126th Streets). Please RSVP at (212) 722-3800
|16 Second presidential candidates' debate between Obama,
Topic: Foreign and domestic issues Time: 9 - 10:30 p.m. EDT at Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.
Moderator: Candy Crowley, chief political correspondent, CNN, and anchor, CNN's "State of the Union" Format: Town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization."
TWAS(TAKE WINGS AND SOAR) :: in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, Be Rich Entertainment in association with the City College of New York, present Lorey Hayes POWER PLAY featuring Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, celebrity, actress/activist, comedienne Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Lia Chang, Jeff Wallner and Lorey Hayes. This is a free stage reading, as a prelude to the 2013 production. POWER PLAY is an award-winning play about Politics, Passion and the Power of God; and is directed by Darlene Gidney. RSVP HOTLINE: 212-926-2550
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Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Will Present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Diane Richards' ::SOWA'S RED GRAVY Woodie King Jr. Will Direct Tony Award Nominee Lonette McKee Returns to Off-Broadway To Star Limited Engagement Begins October 18th; Opening Night Set for October 28th. Also Starring Kene Holliday and Jonathan Peck; with Aaron Fried, Kimberly Q, Toni Seawright, Gary E. Vincent, Iris Wilson & David D. Wright. ~
Sowa's Red Gravy is play filled with humor and insight by a master storyteller of Southern folklore.
The six-character play with music captures the sound, heart, and fury of African-American culture.The play is similar in style and content to the works of the Harlem Renaissance writers Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. Sowa's Red Gravy is a play of southern mulebone folklore and unforgettable characters like Windy Willow, Sapphire, and Luwanna. Narrated by Sowa, a 110-year old wise woman who resides in Harlem in quantum time, recounts her life before Emancipation and claims to have lived many lives as varied as a white Hollywood film star, an African warrior, and a Louisiana Voodoo Queen. Sowa's storytelling is so captivating that you are sure to be convinced that she is telling the truth and you will delight in the other characters as well.
Thurs.-Sat. 7:30pm | Sat. and Sun. at 2:00pm; Castillo Theatre - 543 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
General Admission: $25/ TDF Vouchers Accepted; One Per Customer Weekdays Only; Box Office: 212-941-1234
Credit Card Purchases: www.castillo.org; For more information, call 212-353-1176 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Black Theatre:: "ICED OUT" through November 18th. We cordially invites you to attend an event called "Upfront-Behind the Scenes" which features our first show of the season - Iced Out Shackled and Chained: Still Looking for the North Star. As our invited guests you will get an intimate experience of the making of a new play. 2031 Fifth Avenue (between 125th and 126th Streets). Please RSVP at (212) 722-3800
• 7 pm to 7:05 pm – Heather Hartnett of the David Lynch Foundation to introduce the film
• 7:05 pm to 8:15 pm – Film screening
• 8:15 pm to 8:20 pm – David Lynch Foundation Award to Donovan, the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
• 8:20p to 8:45p – Q & A with Donovan
TICKET LINK: http://bpt.me/281742
Evening of Dinner & Dancing as we roast the iconic Ruth Clark
from 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Melba's 125 :: Harlem State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, 3rd floor, NY, NY 10027
Ruth Clark :: 1st Black woman to own and operate a staffing-temporary service - "Clark Unlimited Personnel" better known as CUP. Founding President of The Support Network. This is a gala celebration of Ruth's Birthday. Wines courtesy of Helen Shelton Senior Partner, Finn Partners (attendance is by invitation only)
|22 Third presidential candidates' debate between Obama,
Romney Topic: Foreign policy
Time: 9 - 10:30 p.m. EDT Lynn University, Boca Raton, Fla. Moderator: Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent, CBS News, and moderator, "Face the Nation"
Format: identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy."
24 AAWIC Women In Film Series The event will take place October 24, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Showbiz Cafe located at 19 W. 21st Street in New York City. "A Conversation with Mara Prater, Associate Program Manager for the "Made in NY"Production Assistant Training Program." http://aawic.org/Home_Page.html
TNJ/NMBC GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BOOT CAMP: CONTINUING THE COMMITMENT TO GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT BUILD REVENUE THROUGH INTERNATIONAL TRADE WITH KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERT ASSISTANCE
Plan your business operations for the global marketplace; Explore the Emerging Markets of Asia, Africa and Latin America where economic performance and populations are on the increase; Understand regulatory and compliance issues. Access federal and state government resources for exporting your products and services. Keep abreast of logistics and documentation in a post 9-11 global market. Learn how to use trade finance and get paid.
Friday, 10/26 – Saturday, 10/27, 2012. 8:30 AM to 6 PM each day at BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay St, NYC 10286 COST: $125 For details and registration, go to www.nmbc.org, or call (212) 693-5050
Marking its ongoing commitment to entrepreneurial development, the National Minority Business Council, Inc., will hold the second in its 2012 series of Entrepreneurial Boot Camps on October 26-27 at BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay Street, New York City, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. The two-day Boot Camp will focus on international trade, with a goal of teaching participants how to operate successfully in today’s fast-paced, technology driven, culturally sensitive global marketplace. BNY Mellon is a lead sponsor of the Camp.
“Our small and medium-sized businesses must take up the challenge to increase exports and take advantage of the tremendous opportunities to engage in the thriving economies of the new emerging markets such as the BRICS” advised John F. Robinson, President and CEO of the NMBC. “Our job is to get the firms ready and keep them engaged. The main topics will be trading with Africa and China's emerging markets.
“Our small and medium-sized businesses must take up the challenge to increase exports and take advantage of the tremendous opportunities to engage in the thriving economies of the new emerging markets such as the BRICS” advised John F. Robinson, President and CEO of the NMBC. “Our job is to get the firms ready and keep them engaged.”
The October Boot Camp will be led by experts from the private and public sectors, who have extensive experience and contacts in the international business community. They include Man-Li Kuo Lin, Business Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration; Marie-Ange Leon, Logistics Manager, Raytex Industries Inc.; Kenneth Johnson, Principal, Devconia LLC; Don Green, President, Sunsplash Productions; and Fritz-Earle Mc Lymont, Managing Director, NBMBC Global.
Special attention will be paid to the emerging markets of China and Africa, both of which are realizing tremendous economic growth and increasing trade with the United States.
Enjoy October - hope you got your rollerblades ready. There is so much to do - so much happening at the same time; and this is only 1/100th of what's happening at any given second of any day in little ol' New York.
Stay Blessed &