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Wednesday June 10, 2020 Jun 10, 2020
3:00pm Emoti-Con NYC Youth Digital Media & Technology Challenge Mouse

Just because we are stuck at home, doesn't mean we can't team together during this challenging time to honor and celebrate our students, their innovative ideas and their hard work over this school year. With that in mind, the 12th annual Emoti-Con NYC Youth Digital Media & Technology Challenge will now be a VIRTUAL project fair and competition for young people who believe in digital innovation as a tool for positive change in the world around them. Middle or High School students who would like to participate can submit a project they've already started or choose to participate in this year's design challenge.

Emoti-Con is a culminating showcase of the creative work produced all year within the in- and after-school programs of the Hive NYC learning network, and at public schools participating in CS4ALL NYC and other DOE programs.

3:00pm Emoti-Con NYC Youth Digital Media & Technology Challenge

Just because we are stuck at home, doesn't mean we can't team together during this challenging time to honor and celebrate our students, their innovative ideas and their hard work over this school year. With that in mind, the 12th annual Emoti-Con NYC Youth Digital Media & Technology Challenge will now be a VIRTUAL project fair and competition for young people who believe in digital innovation as a tool for positive change in the world around them. Middle or High School students who would like to participate can submit a project they've already started or choose to participate in this year's design challenge.

Emoti-Con is a culminating showcase of the creative work produced all year within the in- and after-school programs of the Hive NYC learning network, and at public schools participating in CS4ALL NYC and other DOE programs.

Saturday June 13, 2020 Jun 13, 2020
5:00pm Prospect Park Soiree Prospect Park Alliance

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, attend the most celebrated party of the year! We provide the entertainment and breathtaking setting, while you gather with thousands of friends—new and old—to enjoy an evening under the stars in Prospect Park.

Wear your most festive attire, prepare a delicious feast, bring your favorite bottle of wine, and dine and dance under the stars in one of Prospect Park’s most scenic locations, the Peninsula. Show off your creativity with a show-stopping topper—a fabulous hat or headpiece of your choosing—as well as table décor that celebrates the beautiful surroundings, and raise your glass in a toast to Brooklyn's Backyard.

Proceeds support Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park for the benefit of the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home.

Mark your calendar! Prospect Park Alliance Member Pre-Sale begins Monday, February 10; and tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

5:00pm Prospect Park Soiree

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, attend the most celebrated party of the year! We provide the entertainment and breathtaking setting, while you gather with thousands of friends—new and old—to enjoy an evening under the stars in Prospect Park.

Wear your most festive attire, prepare a delicious feast, bring your favorite bottle of wine, and dine and dance under the stars in one of Prospect Park’s most scenic locations, the Peninsula. Show off your creativity with a show-stopping topper—a fabulous hat or headpiece of your choosing—as well as table décor that celebrates the beautiful surroundings, and raise your glass in a toast to Brooklyn's Backyard.

Proceeds support Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park for the benefit of the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home.

Mark your calendar! Prospect Park Alliance Member Pre-Sale begins Monday, February 10; and tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Sunday June 14, 2020 Jun 14, 2020
3:00pm Bang on a Can Marathon: Live Online Bang on a Can

Once is not enough! For six straight hours on May 3rd Bang on a Can tried to make us all forget our current isolation with a marathon concert of amazing composers and performers from around the globe. We had a blast doing it, but we noticed something as soon as it was over. We are all still isolated!  Listeners everywhere are still hungry for connection!  An entire ecosystem of composers and performers still needs our attention, and our love, and our financial support! So we are having another marathon on June 14th.  Six more hours of uncompromisingly adventurous, searching music, including 10 brand new works commissioned especially for the day – 10 radically innovative composers premiering 10 mind-blowing new works played by 10 unstoppable virtuosi.  Plus a lot of other incredible stuff. We are all sheltering in place, just like you. But we really need to be together. For a few hours on June 14th we will be.  Please join us. 

– Michael Gordon, David Lang & Julia Wolfe, co-founders and co-hosts

3:00pm Bang on a Can Marathon: Live Online

Once is not enough! For six straight hours on May 3rd Bang on a Can tried to make us all forget our current isolation with a marathon concert of amazing composers and performers from around the globe. We had a blast doing it, but we noticed something as soon as it was over. We are all still isolated!  Listeners everywhere are still hungry for connection!  An entire ecosystem of composers and performers still needs our attention, and our love, and our financial support! So we are having another marathon on June 14th.  Six more hours of uncompromisingly adventurous, searching music, including 10 brand new works commissioned especially for the day – 10 radically innovative composers premiering 10 mind-blowing new works played by 10 unstoppable virtuosi.  Plus a lot of other incredible stuff. We are all sheltering in place, just like you. But we really need to be together. For a few hours on June 14th we will be.  Please join us. 

– Michael Gordon, David Lang & Julia Wolfe, co-founders and co-hosts

Friday June 19, 2020 Jun 19, 2020
6:00pm Friday Night Salon Series: Writing Workshop Girls Write Now

Girls Write Now welcomes the public into our beloved Friday Night Salons as a virtual expansion of our Writing Works programming. Each week a special guest artist shares their personal and professional journey, and guides you through inspirational writing prompts. Join us on Zoom Fridays at 6pm EST—our gift to you! You bring your snacks and creative juices and we’ll provide the rest!

Learn more and find out who the special guest artist is each week at the link above.

6:00pm Friday Night Salon Series: Writing Workshop

Girls Write Now welcomes the public into our beloved Friday Night Salons as a virtual expansion of our Writing Works programming. Each week a special guest artist shares their personal and professional journey, and guides you through inspirational writing prompts. Join us on Zoom Fridays at 6pm EST—our gift to you! You bring your snacks and creative juices and we’ll provide the rest!

Learn more and find out who the special guest artist is each week at the link above.

Saturday June 20, 2020 Jun 20, 2020
11:00am 2020 Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The Overnight is an experience like no other.

Once a year, thousands join together to walk through the night to fight suicide. The connections people make last a lifetime and the funds you raise will save lives.

You’ll feel safe and cared-for in a community where everyone supports each other. It's a place to laugh, to cry, and to heal—to honor the past and embrace the future that your work will change for the better.

REGISTER FOR NEW YORK CITY

11:00am 2020 Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk

The Overnight is an experience like no other.

Once a year, thousands join together to walk through the night to fight suicide. The connections people make last a lifetime and the funds you raise will save lives.

You’ll feel safe and cared-for in a community where everyone supports each other. It's a place to laugh, to cry, and to heal—to honor the past and embrace the future that your work will change for the better.

REGISTER FOR NEW YORK CITY

Monday June 22, 2020 Jun 22, 2020
6:00pm Protecting LGBTQ Workers in a Changing Legal Landscape New York City Bar Association

In the fall of 2019 the Supreme Court heard a trio of cases about whether its lawful to fire someone for being LGBTQ. The Court’s decision will have far reaching implications especially for LGBTQ people around the country. For decades, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) workers and their allies have pressed courts for relief from employment discrimination, resulting in a body of precedent acknowledging that federal protections against sex discrimination prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status. Moreover, New York state and local law expressly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Coinciding with Pride month, the NYC Bar presents this program which will cover federal, state, and local protections against discrimination for LGBT workers including the implications of the Supreme Court decision in New York and around the country as well as employer best practices.

6:00pm Protecting LGBTQ Workers in a Changing Legal Landscape

In the fall of 2019 the Supreme Court heard a trio of cases about whether its lawful to fire someone for being LGBTQ. The Court’s decision will have far reaching implications especially for LGBTQ people around the country. For decades, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) workers and their allies have pressed courts for relief from employment discrimination, resulting in a body of precedent acknowledging that federal protections against sex discrimination prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status. Moreover, New York state and local law expressly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Coinciding with Pride month, the NYC Bar presents this program which will cover federal, state, and local protections against discrimination for LGBT workers including the implications of the Supreme Court decision in New York and around the country as well as employer best practices.

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