In its fifth year, the Los Angeles Amazigh Film Festival has turned to Imazighen of Boston and New York for the presentation of the 2013 Amazigh Film Festival. This year, on August 10th, we selected some of the newest and most interesting Amazigh documentaries and film available with English narration or sub-titles.
“I stretched myself as a singer on this record and used voices I never have before as a writer,” Beth Orton explains. “A lot of the writing on this record happened in the dead of night, when spiders mend their webs, with an infant asleep in the next room… as a result, my writing became a secret again: illicit and my own. Be there on Tuesday , July 30th, for her debut of ‘Sugaring Season’, her first album in six years and her Anti-Records debut.
Through oral history, photography, archival footage, and submitted pieces, "Queers in Exile: The Unforgotten Legacies of LGBTQ Homeless Youth" running through July 28th, engages the voices of Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, San Francisco's Vanguard youth, and more in an intergenerational conversation that reflects the incredible resilience and important contributions of LGBTQ homeless and transitional young people in spite of society's desire to keep them at the margins.
On Wednesday, July 17 more than 76 organizations and groups are convening to host a Mayoral candidate forum and to discuss the future of food in New York City. The forum will be moderated by Marion Nestle, award-winning author and Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. The forum will offer our city’s and our region’s food communities — that’s you! – the opportunity to come together and engage mayoral candidates, learn their positions on food issues, and inspire them with a vision for a better food system.
One of Linda's mantras over the years has been 'Get on with it...!' Sometimes frustrating, other times motivating, it brings context to this final exhibit at The Art of Beauty by Linda Mason. Next Tuesday, July 23rd, from 5pm to 8pm, support 'Moving On' and celebrate Linda as she moves on to continue her contribution to the fusion of makeup and art in the 21 Century.
The City of Water Day Festival, on Saturday, July 20th, is a free day-long celebration of the world-class potential of the water that surrounds us and brings us together. Held on Governors Island and Liberty State Park in NJ--the event draws thousands of people from throughout the NY-NJ metropolitan region to participate in hundreds of unique, fun, and educational waterfront activities.
Join the New Museum for the annual Block Party in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on July 20th! Spend the afternoon participating in interactive projects and performances inspired by current exhibitions and Museum programs. Afterwards, head over to the New Museum to participate in family-friendly tours of their current exhibitions
The Children's Magical Garden at Norfolk and Stanton streets on the lower east side are being dug up by developer Serge Hoyda. Hoyda has a construction crew in the community garden and has begun digging giant holes for a new plywood fence within the space he is claiming. The garden is sacred to the children in the community and they are shocked and saddened.
The community asks for their representatives to find a solution, just as they have before with another two lots.
The Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation presents the 25th anniversary of Free Summer theatre beginning on July 15th. The Civil War is the story of people from different backgrounds fighting for the future of the nation - both sides believing they are fighting for freedom