Saturday, September 11, 2010

Weekend Rundown!


¡SI SE PUEDE! CULTURAL FEST: NYCPark Jam Alert! 12pm-5pm. FREE! All Ages ! Rebel Diaz, Boca Floja, DJ Chela, Reyes del Bajo Mundo, Hache st. Nueva Melodia, Ras Ceylon, Wham!, Jarana Beat + Focus on Immigrant Rights. Live music, Visual Art, Arts and Crafts, Face Painting and more! Highbridge Park 173rd & Amsterdam Ave NYC. For more information: 646 942 2444 or 917 655 0552

HIP HOP ROOFTOP DISCUSSION: NYC5-10pm. FREE! 18+. Discussion on Hip-Hop & the exploitation of the music industry. Mingling amongst lovers of Hip-Hop. Music, BBQ & vegetarian cuisine. Avalon Rooftop 11 E. 1st St. btwn Bowery & 2nd Ave. NY 10003. Must RSVP via 718-690-3393. Source: Grassroots Artists MovEment

NYC ALL OUT CALL OUT: BROOKLYN8pm-1am. $10. Party Jam with Host Ness: (Mighty Zulu Kingz). DJ DP One. Call Out Battles + Funk Styles Cypher, Apache Line. Graff Art Exhibit & sale. At the end of the night along with Awarding the hottest dance battles, there will be a "King of the Cypher" Prize. The War Room 35 Ingraham St. Brooklyn NYC. L Train to Morgan Ave. Source:

Discussion: Jordan Flaherty “Community and Resistance” With Jesse Muhammad and Victoria Law -Bluestockings @ 7PM - Suggested $5
Oil soaks the Gulf Coast. Nooses hang in Jena, Louisiana. And you dear reader, what are you experiencing? Come out for a night of community and resistance with folks working across a range of issues, including health care, education, criminal justice, and housing. Flaherty will lead a discussion about intersecting our struggles and making use of independent media. Jordan Flaherty is the editor of “Left Turn Magazine” and author of the just published book “Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six.” Victoria Law is a photographer, activist, and author of the book “Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women.” Jesse Muhammad is a social media strategist and a writer for “The Final Call” newspaper. Info:

69 Years Young: A Birthday Tribute to Miguel Algarin
Sep 11 @ 7:00pm, Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Hosted by Papo / Featuring Performances by La Bruja, SImply Rob, Maria Isa, Jani Bomba Rose, Roberto Plena Irizarry, and Miguel Algarin
Presented by LatinosNYC and
$12 Info:

MEETING OF STYLES @ 5 POINTZ QUEENS 45-46 Davis St. Long Island City, NY 11101 317-219-2685. 7 train to 45 Rd/Court House. Exit at 45 & 23rd. Walk east on 45th toward Pearson. Arrive at Jackson. Source:

SHAKEY'S RECORD FAIR: BROOKLYN1-5pm. 21+. Free! 15 Vinyl Sellers - 7"s / 45s Only. Dealers by invitation only - curated by Shakey. The Commodore 366 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Record Collector DJs all day spinnin the rare digger joints. Trains: L to Lorimer, G to Metropolitan. Source: Shakey +

Brooklyn Flea at Skylight One Hanson
Part of BAM about Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Flea, Brooklyn’s own source for top antiques, vintage furniture and clothing, handmade goods, jewelry, design objects, and locally grown and prepared foods, will remain at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank in Fort Greene on Sundays only. With over 100 vendors selling their one-of-a-kind wares on three floors, including the lower-level vault and gorgeous mezzanine, the Flea is presenting dozens of small businesses in a former monument to commerce, while also opening up this historic space to the public.

FreeRadical Educators Meetup @ Bluestockings
Sunday, September 12th @ 12:30PM - Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices. This month we discuss Paulo Friere’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” and discuss normative power dynamics in our classrooms. Please contact for more information.

Move About Myrtle
Part of BAM About BrooklynSep 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2010, 12—6pmOn all four Sundays this September, Myrtle Avenue between Hall and Clermont will transform into an active, pedestrian-friendly public space perfect for dancing, cycling, strolling, and people-watching! From noon to 6pm each Sunday, the commercial corridor will become a temporary neighborhood plaza complete with free music, workshops, performance, games, arts and much more—all organized with the help of local community groups and Myrtle Avenue merchants. For an up-to-date schedule, visit

Soul of Brooklyn Block Party
When: September 12th Where: 285 Grand Avenue between Clifton Pl and Greene Av
As Brooklynis the world capital of the African Diaspora with the largest diversity mix in theknown world, in the past, the Grand Avenue Block Party was always all-inclusive andintensely multicultural, welcoming, White, Black, old, young and whatever falls between.
FUTURE AFRICA NOW will feature the general trademarks of what we’ve come to expectfrom the Grand Avenue Block party: a marathon day long event of music, food,art, fashion, dancing and good times for all in general. In addition to this, an “AfricanTownship’ comprised of booths or stalls where each nation celebrating it’s Golden Jubileewill be represented. These booths will feature culinary, cultural and educationalmaterials.
This year, on Sunday September 12th, the concept expands beyond the local, 2010 is the year when at least a dozen African nations celebrate their independence from colonialpowers, hence the new and improved Block Party: FUTURE AFRICA NOW.

Brooklyn Book Festival - 10-6pm, 209 Joralemon St (Brooklyn Borough Hall)
Come see Salman Rushdie, Venus Williams, Sarah Silverman, Paul Krugman, Dennis Lehane, Paul Auster, Naomi Klein, Gary Shteyngart, Rosanne Cash, Jennifer Egan, John Ashbery, Nelson George, Mary Gaitskill, Colson Whitehead, Francine Prose, Esmeralda Santiago, Pete Hamill, Russell Banks, Michael Connelly, John Hodgman, Kristen Schaal, Sam Lipsyte, Sloane Crosley, Paul Harding and over 200 more! Plus children’s and young adult lit stars like Rebecca Stead, Sara Shepard, Jacqueline Woodson, Jon Scieszka, Jenny Han, Tad Hills, and Francisco X. Stork!

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