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Wednesday August 5, 2020 Aug 5, 2020
5:30pm SUMMER FILM SERIES New York University

Summertime evokes the nostalgia of drive-in movies: fresh breezes, classic films, and good company. Join faculty member and Director of Student Affairs Rahul Hamid as he encapsulates the drive-in movie feel with a Summer Film Series.

Hamid will host screenings every other week throughout the course of the summer and will alternate films that take place inside an apartment with films that take place in the great outdoors.

The series will continue with The Apartment by Billy Wilder on August 5th and will be followed by a discussion. All films will stream at 5:30 pm EDT. See below for other upcoming films this summer:

August 20, Call Me By Your Name

RSVP for the Zoom link.

5:30pm SUMMER FILM SERIES

Summertime evokes the nostalgia of drive-in movies: fresh breezes, classic films, and good company. Join faculty member and Director of Student Affairs Rahul Hamid as he encapsulates the drive-in movie feel with a Summer Film Series.

Hamid will host screenings every other week throughout the course of the summer and will alternate films that take place inside an apartment with films that take place in the great outdoors.

The series will continue with The Apartment by Billy Wilder on August 5th and will be followed by a discussion. All films will stream at 5:30 pm EDT. See below for other upcoming films this summer:

August 20, Call Me By Your Name

RSVP for the Zoom link.

6:00pm BIKE SKILLS 101: LEARN TO RIDE ADULTS Bike New York

OVERVIEW

Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Questions? Email us at classes@bike.nyc.

6:00pm BIKE SKILLS 101: LEARN TO RIDE ADULTS

OVERVIEW

Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Questions? Email us at classes@bike.nyc.

Thursday August 6, 2020 Aug 6, 2020
2:00pm STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: JAKIYAH BRADLEY URBAN POLICY & SOCIAL CHANGE New York University

The Student Spotlight Series features Gallatin students and recent alumni who discuss different aspects of their studies and experiences at Gallatin. Jakiyah Bradley (BA ’20) will discuss her research, work as a Gallatin Global Fellow in Urban Practice, and involvement with NYU Student Government Assembly (SGA).

At Gallatin, Bradley crafted the concentration Urban Policy and Social Change with a minor in Social & Public Policy from Wagner. In the summer following her junior year, she was a recipient of the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Urban Practice and interned at Each One Teach One e.V. in Berlin, Germany, where she conducted research at the intersection of memory culture in Berlin’s Afrikanisches Viertel (African Quarter) neighborhood. Inspired by her experiences there, she applied for a 2020 Fulbright Research Grant to Namibia and was selected as an alternate candidate. Bradley was also an Americas Scholar at Gallatin.

From her junior year, Bradley has served as a Senator-at-Large for the NYU SGA and represented Black students and students experiencing food insecurity. As a senior, she served as SGA’s Chairperson, representing the needs of all NYU students. Post graduation, she has been working on a research project supported by a Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors.

2:00pm STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: JAKIYAH BRADLEY URBAN POLICY & SOCIAL CHANGE

The Student Spotlight Series features Gallatin students and recent alumni who discuss different aspects of their studies and experiences at Gallatin. Jakiyah Bradley (BA ’20) will discuss her research, work as a Gallatin Global Fellow in Urban Practice, and involvement with NYU Student Government Assembly (SGA).

At Gallatin, Bradley crafted the concentration Urban Policy and Social Change with a minor in Social & Public Policy from Wagner. In the summer following her junior year, she was a recipient of the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Urban Practice and interned at Each One Teach One e.V. in Berlin, Germany, where she conducted research at the intersection of memory culture in Berlin’s Afrikanisches Viertel (African Quarter) neighborhood. Inspired by her experiences there, she applied for a 2020 Fulbright Research Grant to Namibia and was selected as an alternate candidate. Bradley was also an Americas Scholar at Gallatin.

From her junior year, Bradley has served as a Senator-at-Large for the NYU SGA and represented Black students and students experiencing food insecurity. As a senior, she served as SGA’s Chairperson, representing the needs of all NYU students. Post graduation, she has been working on a research project supported by a Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors.

6:00pm Summer Salon Series | Going All In, A Memoir Writing Salon with Maria Konnikova Girls Write Now

Join us on Thursday, August 6 at 6PM EST for Going All In, A Memoir Writing Salon hosted by New York Times bestselling author, journalist, and professional poker player Maria Konnikova!

Our Summer Salons—hosted in Zoom and open to the public—are a space for our community to learn from and write with some incredible authors, poets, journalists, and novelists. The Girls Write Now Summer Salon Series is an extension of our Writing Works Program.

Maria Konnikova is the author of Mastermind and The Confidence Game. She is a regular contributing writer for The New Yorker, and has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, Slate, The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, The Boston Globe, Scientific American, Wired, and Smithsonian, among many other publications. Her writing has won numerous awards, including the 2019 Excellence in Science Journalism Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. While researching The Biggest Bluff, Maria became an international poker champion and the winner of over $300,000 in tournament earnings. Maria also hosts the podcast The Grift from Panoply Media and is currently a visiting fellow at NYU’s School of Journalism. Her podcasting work earned her a National Magazine Award nomination in 2019. Maria graduated from Harvard University and received her PhD in Psychology from Columbia University.

We continue to prioritize serving a diverse group and cultivating an inclusive network, and therefore respectfully request demographic information. This information will be used solely to ensure future events reflect communities most impacted by the current realities in this country.

Please Note: By registering, you will be subscribed to our general mailing list and can unsubscribe at any point.

6:00pm Summer Salon Series | Going All In, A Memoir Writing Salon with Maria Konnikova

Join us on Thursday, August 6 at 6PM EST for Going All In, A Memoir Writing Salon hosted by New York Times bestselling author, journalist, and professional poker player Maria Konnikova!

Our Summer Salons—hosted in Zoom and open to the public—are a space for our community to learn from and write with some incredible authors, poets, journalists, and novelists. The Girls Write Now Summer Salon Series is an extension of our Writing Works Program.

Maria Konnikova is the author of Mastermind and The Confidence Game. She is a regular contributing writer for The New Yorker, and has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, Slate, The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, The Boston Globe, Scientific American, Wired, and Smithsonian, among many other publications. Her writing has won numerous awards, including the 2019 Excellence in Science Journalism Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. While researching The Biggest Bluff, Maria became an international poker champion and the winner of over $300,000 in tournament earnings. Maria also hosts the podcast The Grift from Panoply Media and is currently a visiting fellow at NYU’s School of Journalism. Her podcasting work earned her a National Magazine Award nomination in 2019. Maria graduated from Harvard University and received her PhD in Psychology from Columbia University.

We continue to prioritize serving a diverse group and cultivating an inclusive network, and therefore respectfully request demographic information. This information will be used solely to ensure future events reflect communities most impacted by the current realities in this country.

Please Note: By registering, you will be subscribed to our general mailing list and can unsubscribe at any point.

Friday August 7, 2020 Aug 7, 2020
10:00am NYU/TISCH DANCE SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL 2020 SHOWING New York University

Creative Research in Dance at the Summer Program consists of three modules: Composition, Repertory, and a series of special workshops in Improvisation, Dancer Wellness, and Dance and Technology. Course work focuses on the development of new choreography through creative generation of movement phrases and an exploration of spatial and temporal aspects of dance composition. Students create new dance compositions and learn existing repertory from NYU/Tisch faculty as well as established New York City-based dance artists, which they share with faculty in weekly showings for constructive critical feedback; the program culminates in a final studio showing for faculty, family and friends.

10:00am NYU/TISCH DANCE SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL 2020 SHOWING

Creative Research in Dance at the Summer Program consists of three modules: Composition, Repertory, and a series of special workshops in Improvisation, Dancer Wellness, and Dance and Technology. Course work focuses on the development of new choreography through creative generation of movement phrases and an exploration of spatial and temporal aspects of dance composition. Students create new dance compositions and learn existing repertory from NYU/Tisch faculty as well as established New York City-based dance artists, which they share with faculty in weekly showings for constructive critical feedback; the program culminates in a final studio showing for faculty, family and friends.

10:30am Curators from the Couch: The City Within Museum of the City of New York

Join Sean Corcoran, curator of our exhibition The City Within, along with special guest photographers.

The conversation will be streamed live on Facebook

10:30am Curators from the Couch: The City Within

Join Sean Corcoran, curator of our exhibition The City Within, along with special guest photographers.

The conversation will be streamed live on Facebook

Saturday August 8, 2020 Aug 8, 2020
11:00am Weekend Greeter Volunteer Corps Prospect Park Alliance

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help serve our community this summer!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks have lost critical funding, and our seasonal workforce is significantly smaller than in past years. Join us on weekends through August 30 as a Volunteer Greeter. In teams of two, greeters will encourage park patrons to help care for the park: handing out trash bags and sharing information and resources to help protect the park's natural areas and wildlife and positively impact all park visitors.

The Alliance is actively seeking volunteers from all communities around the park to join this effort. Register to become a Volunteer Greeter today. Please note that all new greeters must first register for a virtual training session.


Volunteer Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Commit to volunteer for a minimum of 2 shifts on Saturday or Sunday between July 18 and August 30 (shift times: 11 am-1 pm or 2 pm-4 pm)
  • Must be able attend virtual training session prior to start
  • Ability and willingness to walk for duration of two-hour shift
  • Must fill out mandatory COVID-19 questionnaire prior to shift and follow all COVID-19 volunteer protocols
11:00am Weekend Greeter Volunteer Corps

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help serve our community this summer!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks have lost critical funding, and our seasonal workforce is significantly smaller than in past years. Join us on weekends through August 30 as a Volunteer Greeter. In teams of two, greeters will encourage park patrons to help care for the park: handing out trash bags and sharing information and resources to help protect the park's natural areas and wildlife and positively impact all park visitors.

The Alliance is actively seeking volunteers from all communities around the park to join this effort. Register to become a Volunteer Greeter today. Please note that all new greeters must first register for a virtual training session.


Volunteer Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Commit to volunteer for a minimum of 2 shifts on Saturday or Sunday between July 18 and August 30 (shift times: 11 am-1 pm or 2 pm-4 pm)
  • Must be able attend virtual training session prior to start
  • Ability and willingness to walk for duration of two-hour shift
  • Must fill out mandatory COVID-19 questionnaire prior to shift and follow all COVID-19 volunteer protocols
11:30am Green and Go Kits Prospect Park Alliance

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help serve our community this summer!

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help keep our park clean this summer! On weekends through August 30, Prospect Park Alliance will loan Green and Go Kits to volunteers at various locations around the park. These kits include a trash grabber, garbage bags and gloves. Register in advance for a Green and Go Kit, a limited number will be available day of on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Green and Go Kits will be available at various locations around the park, visit our registration page for more details.

11:30am Green and Go Kits

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help serve our community this summer!

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help keep our park clean this summer! On weekends through August 30, Prospect Park Alliance will loan Green and Go Kits to volunteers at various locations around the park. These kits include a trash grabber, garbage bags and gloves. Register in advance for a Green and Go Kit, a limited number will be available day of on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Green and Go Kits will be available at various locations around the park, visit our registration page for more details.

Sunday August 9, 2020 Aug 9, 2020
9:00am Sunday Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square Prospect Park Alliance

COVID-19 Update: With many other food access points now closed, the need for our markets to supply fresh, healthy food is even greater. To meet the growing need in the safest way possible Grow NYC has issued new safety protocols. Please visit the Grow NYC website for more info: www.grownyc.org

The Sunday Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square is open from 9 am–3 pm, May 3 to December 20. Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples. The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers, to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit the GrowNYC website.

The Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square is also open on Wednesdays year-round from 8 am to 3 pm.

9:00am Sunday Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

COVID-19 Update: With many other food access points now closed, the need for our markets to supply fresh, healthy food is even greater. To meet the growing need in the safest way possible Grow NYC has issued new safety protocols. Please visit the Grow NYC website for more info: www.grownyc.org

The Sunday Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square is open from 9 am–3 pm, May 3 to December 20. Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples. The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers, to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit the GrowNYC website.

The Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square is also open on Wednesdays year-round from 8 am to 3 pm.

Monday August 10, 2020 Aug 10, 2020
10:00am Prospect Park It's My Park Day 3 Generations

Summer is here and Prospect Park is the place to be for our community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks have lost critical funding, and our seasonal workforce is significantly smaller compared to last summer. This combined with an increase in park visitors has led to the park getting much more love than it can handle. 

Join us for this It's My Park Day community volunteer event to help keep the park green and vibrant. All participants can register on our website, and must follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

10:00am Prospect Park It's My Park Day

Summer is here and Prospect Park is the place to be for our community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks have lost critical funding, and our seasonal workforce is significantly smaller compared to last summer. This combined with an increase in park visitors has led to the park getting much more love than it can handle. 

Join us for this It's My Park Day community volunteer event to help keep the park green and vibrant. All participants can register on our website, and must follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

10:15am It's My Park Mondays Prospect Park Alliance

Four Mondays, August 10, 17, 24 and 31
Times and Locations Vary

Join Prospect Park on Mondays in August for special It's My Park Day community volunteer clean up events, where groups and individuals can help sustain the park during these challenging times.

10:15am It's My Park Mondays

Four Mondays, August 10, 17, 24 and 31
Times and Locations Vary

Join Prospect Park on Mondays in August for special It's My Park Day community volunteer clean up events, where groups and individuals can help sustain the park during these challenging times.

Tuesday August 11, 2020 Aug 11, 2020
3:00pm STUDENT SPOTLIGHT - SYLVIA COOPERSMITH: PRESIDENT OF DANCERS/CHOREOGRAPHERS ALLIANCE New York University

The Student Spotlight Series features Gallatin students and recent alumni who discuss different aspects of their studies and experiences at Gallatin. Sylvia Coopersmith (BA ’21) will discuss dance and performance within student life at Gallatin, and the different ways her STEM related research connects to an arts focused concentration.

Coopersmith is a rising senior at Gallatin concentrating in "Genes and Scenes: Becoming "Normal" and Rehearsing Life", an interdisciplinary dive into the fields of child development, disability studies, and performance studies. Coopersmith has always been a singer/songwriter, dancer, and choreographer, and is currently the Co-President of Gallatin's premiere dance troupe, DCA. Her original biology inspired music and choreography have been featured in the Gallatin Arts Festival over the past three years. In addition to a passion for the arts, Coopersmith has a strong interest in clinical neuropsychological research. This past year she had worked as a Research Assistant at the Infant Action Lab at NYU, where she studied infant locomotion and behavior.

3:00pm STUDENT SPOTLIGHT - SYLVIA COOPERSMITH: PRESIDENT OF DANCERS/CHOREOGRAPHERS ALLIANCE

The Student Spotlight Series features Gallatin students and recent alumni who discuss different aspects of their studies and experiences at Gallatin. Sylvia Coopersmith (BA ’21) will discuss dance and performance within student life at Gallatin, and the different ways her STEM related research connects to an arts focused concentration.

Coopersmith is a rising senior at Gallatin concentrating in "Genes and Scenes: Becoming "Normal" and Rehearsing Life", an interdisciplinary dive into the fields of child development, disability studies, and performance studies. Coopersmith has always been a singer/songwriter, dancer, and choreographer, and is currently the Co-President of Gallatin's premiere dance troupe, DCA. Her original biology inspired music and choreography have been featured in the Gallatin Arts Festival over the past three years. In addition to a passion for the arts, Coopersmith has a strong interest in clinical neuropsychological research. This past year she had worked as a Research Assistant at the Infant Action Lab at NYU, where she studied infant locomotion and behavior.

Wednesday August 12, 2020 Aug 12, 2020
5:00pm TISCH WEST: DP VIDEO-CONFERENCE Q&A WITH ZACH KUPERSTEIN New York University

Do you have a strong appreciation for lighting composition? Does perfect shot framing enhance your ability to enjoy a film you’re watching? Have you ever wondered what goes into creating those inspiring images? Join Tisch West and professional cinematographer and Tisch alum, Zach Kuperstein '11 (BFA, Film & TV) for an in-depth conversation on the role of DP on August 12, 5 PM PT. Interviewed by talent agent and NYU alum, Sam Goss '16 (MA, Cinema Studies), topics will include everything from establishing connections and branching your network, to preparing for distant travel work and planning for all manner of shooting conditions.

5:00pm TISCH WEST: DP VIDEO-CONFERENCE Q&A WITH ZACH KUPERSTEIN

Do you have a strong appreciation for lighting composition? Does perfect shot framing enhance your ability to enjoy a film you’re watching? Have you ever wondered what goes into creating those inspiring images? Join Tisch West and professional cinematographer and Tisch alum, Zach Kuperstein '11 (BFA, Film & TV) for an in-depth conversation on the role of DP on August 12, 5 PM PT. Interviewed by talent agent and NYU alum, Sam Goss '16 (MA, Cinema Studies), topics will include everything from establishing connections and branching your network, to preparing for distant travel work and planning for all manner of shooting conditions.

6:00pm BIKE SKILLS 101: LEARN TO RIDE ADULTS Bike New York

OVERVIEW

Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Questions? Email us at classes@bike.nyc.

6:00pm BIKE SKILLS 101: LEARN TO RIDE ADULTS

OVERVIEW

Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Questions? Email us at classes@bike.nyc.

6:00pm COMMUNITY & CRAFT: MILOS SILBER & TODD WISEMAN New York University

UGFTV & Kanbar Events Series Presents
Community & Craft: Conversations with UGFTV Alumni

To inform, inspire and keep us connected while apart.

Hayden 5 Prod Company, Milos Silber and Todd Wiseman. American filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and UGFTV Alums '09, Wiseman and Sliber, are the co-founders of Hayden5, New York-based production company with credits to projects such as Knucklehead and The Exit Room.

Moderated by UGFTV faculty member and alum, Daniel Pfeffer.

6:00pm COMMUNITY & CRAFT: MILOS SILBER & TODD WISEMAN

UGFTV & Kanbar Events Series Presents
Community & Craft: Conversations with UGFTV Alumni

To inform, inspire and keep us connected while apart.

Hayden 5 Prod Company, Milos Silber and Todd Wiseman. American filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and UGFTV Alums '09, Wiseman and Sliber, are the co-founders of Hayden5, New York-based production company with credits to projects such as Knucklehead and The Exit Room.

Moderated by UGFTV faculty member and alum, Daniel Pfeffer.

Thursday August 13, 2020 Aug 13, 2020
5:00pm GALLATIN GETS GLAM: A MAKEUP TUTORIAL SOCIAL HOUR New York University

What pairs better with a mask than fabulous eye makeup? During quarantine, getting all dressed up with no place to go is en vogue. Get glammed up with your fellow Gallatinos during Gallatin Gets Glam: our first digital makeup space. Facilitated by Assistant Director of Student Life Robert Peñaherrera, students who love makeup as a form of self-expression get together and get made up together. Peñaherrera will re-create a graphic liner look using powder shadows, a makeup spray, and pointed liner brushes. Bring whatever you have handy and follow along with the tutorial or get glam in your own way. No experience with makeup required to participate--just bring yourself to the Zoom!  

5:00pm GALLATIN GETS GLAM: A MAKEUP TUTORIAL SOCIAL HOUR

What pairs better with a mask than fabulous eye makeup? During quarantine, getting all dressed up with no place to go is en vogue. Get glammed up with your fellow Gallatinos during Gallatin Gets Glam: our first digital makeup space. Facilitated by Assistant Director of Student Life Robert Peñaherrera, students who love makeup as a form of self-expression get together and get made up together. Peñaherrera will re-create a graphic liner look using powder shadows, a makeup spray, and pointed liner brushes. Bring whatever you have handy and follow along with the tutorial or get glam in your own way. No experience with makeup required to participate--just bring yourself to the Zoom!  

6:00pm Summer Salon Series | 20th Anniversary Celebration of Sugar w/ Bernice L. McFadden Girls Write Now

Our Summer Salons—hosted in Zoom and open to the public—are a space for our community to learn from and write with some incredible authors, poets, journalists, and novelists. The Girls Write Now Summer Salon Series is an extension of our Writing Works Program.

BERNICE L. McFADDEN is the author of ten literary novels including Praise Song for the Butterflies, which was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for fiction, and The Book of Harlan ,winner of the 2017 American Book Award and the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Bernice’s work has been featured in anthologies including What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About edited by Michele Filgate (essay included as opening to proposal), Cutting Edge edited by Joyce Carol Oates and the upcoming Nicotine Chronicles edited by Lee Child. Under the pseudonym Geneva Holliday she has also written five romance novels.

We continue to prioritize serving a diverse group and cultivating an inclusive network, and therefore respectfully request demographic information. This information will be used solely to ensure future events reflect communities most impacted by the current realities in this country.

6:00pm Summer Salon Series | 20th Anniversary Celebration of Sugar w/ Bernice L. McFadden

Our Summer Salons—hosted in Zoom and open to the public—are a space for our community to learn from and write with some incredible authors, poets, journalists, and novelists. The Girls Write Now Summer Salon Series is an extension of our Writing Works Program.

BERNICE L. McFADDEN is the author of ten literary novels including Praise Song for the Butterflies, which was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for fiction, and The Book of Harlan ,winner of the 2017 American Book Award and the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Bernice’s work has been featured in anthologies including What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About edited by Michele Filgate (essay included as opening to proposal), Cutting Edge edited by Joyce Carol Oates and the upcoming Nicotine Chronicles edited by Lee Child. Under the pseudonym Geneva Holliday she has also written five romance novels.

We continue to prioritize serving a diverse group and cultivating an inclusive network, and therefore respectfully request demographic information. This information will be used solely to ensure future events reflect communities most impacted by the current realities in this country.

Saturday August 15, 2020 Aug 15, 2020
11:00am Weekend Greeter Volunteer Corps Prospect Park Alliance

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help serve our community this summer!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks have lost critical funding, and our seasonal workforce is significantly smaller than in past years. Join us on weekends through August 30 as a Volunteer Greeter. In teams of two, greeters will encourage park patrons to help care for the park: handing out trash bags and sharing information and resources to help protect the park's natural areas and wildlife and positively impact all park visitors.

The Alliance is actively seeking volunteers from all communities around the park to join this effort. Register to become a Volunteer Greeter today. Please note that all new greeters must first register for a virtual training session.


Volunteer Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Commit to volunteer for a minimum of 2 shifts on Saturday or Sunday between July 18 and August 30 (shift times: 11 am-1 pm or 2 pm-4 pm)
  • Must be able attend virtual training session prior to start
  • Ability and willingness to walk for duration of two-hour shift
  • Must fill out mandatory COVID-19 questionnaire prior to shift and follow all COVID-19 volunteer protocols
11:00am Weekend Greeter Volunteer Corps

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help serve our community this summer!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks have lost critical funding, and our seasonal workforce is significantly smaller than in past years. Join us on weekends through August 30 as a Volunteer Greeter. In teams of two, greeters will encourage park patrons to help care for the park: handing out trash bags and sharing information and resources to help protect the park's natural areas and wildlife and positively impact all park visitors.

The Alliance is actively seeking volunteers from all communities around the park to join this effort. Register to become a Volunteer Greeter today. Please note that all new greeters must first register for a virtual training session.


Volunteer Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Commit to volunteer for a minimum of 2 shifts on Saturday or Sunday between July 18 and August 30 (shift times: 11 am-1 pm or 2 pm-4 pm)
  • Must be able attend virtual training session prior to start
  • Ability and willingness to walk for duration of two-hour shift
  • Must fill out mandatory COVID-19 questionnaire prior to shift and follow all COVID-19 volunteer protocols
Tuesday August 18, 2020 Aug 18, 2020
4:00pm Ending the Silence for Families NAMI-NYC

NAMI Ending the Silence for Families is for parents and other caregivers of middle and high school students.

About this Event

NAMI Ending the Silence for families is a 50-minute presentation for parents and other primary caregivers of middle and high school students that helps raise awareness around mental health conditions through an informative PowerPoint and short videos. We educate families about the early warning signs of mental illness, facts and statistics, how to approach your child, how to work with school staff, and how early recognition and prevention are key to positive outcomes. Additionally, the presentation includes personal testimony from a young adult living with a mental illness about his/her journey to recovery.

How to Join:

When you register you will receive an email from Eventbrite. Please scroll to the bottom of the email to find the link to join the Zoom presentation. Thanks in advance for joining us and you look forward to seeing you there.

The event will also be livestreamed on Facebook beginning shortly after 4pm. You can find our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/NAMINYC/

4:00pm Ending the Silence for Families

NAMI Ending the Silence for Families is for parents and other caregivers of middle and high school students.

About this Event

NAMI Ending the Silence for families is a 50-minute presentation for parents and other primary caregivers of middle and high school students that helps raise awareness around mental health conditions through an informative PowerPoint and short videos. We educate families about the early warning signs of mental illness, facts and statistics, how to approach your child, how to work with school staff, and how early recognition and prevention are key to positive outcomes. Additionally, the presentation includes personal testimony from a young adult living with a mental illness about his/her journey to recovery.

How to Join:

When you register you will receive an email from Eventbrite. Please scroll to the bottom of the email to find the link to join the Zoom presentation. Thanks in advance for joining us and you look forward to seeing you there.

The event will also be livestreamed on Facebook beginning shortly after 4pm. You can find our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/NAMINYC/

Wednesday August 19, 2020 Aug 19, 2020
6:00pm BIKE SKILLS 101: LEARN TO RIDE ADULTS Bike New York

OVERVIEW

Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Questions? Email us at classes@bike.nyc.

6:00pm BIKE SKILLS 101: LEARN TO RIDE ADULTS

OVERVIEW

Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Questions? Email us at classes@bike.nyc.

Wednesday August 26, 2020 Aug 26, 2020
6:00pm BIKE SKILLS 101: LEARN TO RIDE ADULTS Bike New York

OVERVIEW

Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Questions? Email us at classes@bike.nyc.

6:00pm BIKE SKILLS 101: LEARN TO RIDE ADULTS

OVERVIEW

Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class! Questions? Email us at classes@bike.nyc.

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