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Wappingers Falls: Art Church: Divine Feminine, Sacred Masculine

June 19, 2016 at COSM Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in Wappingers Falls.

Art Church: Divine Feminine, Sacred Masculine

Sunday, June 19, 2016
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CoSM: Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
46 Deer Hill Rd.
Wappingers Falls, NY

CoSM Event Page:

$10 Online / $15 at the Door / FREE to CoSM Members
Full description coming soon.

Divine Feminine, Sacred Masculine

The Divine Feminine and the Sacred Masculine are archetypes of holy possibility for the sexes attaining their greatest potential. To realize planetary transformation and justice for all, gender balance is fundamental. Art Church in August will offer an examination of the archetypes and stereotypes that define the evolution of human sexuality.

Countless prehistoric Goddess relics portray the beauty and power we see shining through Superstar Divas prevalent in world media and pop culture. The Princess, the Virgin, the Siren, the Mother, the Witch, the Wise Woman recur in both mythology and history. The Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite represented fecundity, beauty and sensuality. Kali, from the Hindu pantheon, is the mother of Time and the Material World, yet also represents the Destroyer of that World.

The Sacred Man has been embodied in the character tales of Jesus Christ, Shakyamuni Buddha, Moses, Muhammad and other figures of spiritual wisdom who have offered an iconic vision of masculinity and divinity. Archetypes of the Shadow and the Light are powerfully evident in the Egyptian neteru including the Solar Diety, Horus at war with Set, the Dark Lord of the Desert & Chaos.

Become the healing you want to see in the world, first in your own life. Examining a sacred mirror of love and self-forgiveness, helps clarify perception of others. Contemplating and modeling the “better person” we could be, and the “better relationship” we could have sets in motion a future chain of possibilities for our betterment. By imagining integral equality together, we progress toward a new sacred partnership.

Join us ready to add your reflections to a discussion on the Divine Feminine and the Sacred Masculine.

Art Church begins with art as a spiritual path. Bring drawing and/or journaling materials.

With Your Hosts: Alex Grey & Allyson Grey

Alex Grey, world-renowned artist, poet, and author, is best loved for his paintings which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. His books, Sacred Mirrors, The Mission of Art, Transfigurations, and Art Psalms, trace the development of his work and mystical experiences that shaped his spiritual artistic life. Alex’s most recent monograph, Net of Being, addresses how his art is evolving the cultural body through icons of interconnectedness.www.alexgrey.com

Allyson Grey, artist, writer and social sculptor, has co-written and edited a dozen books and all seven volumes of CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture. Since 1975, Allyson has been artistic partner and studio mate of artist, Alex Grey. With a Master of Fine Arts from Tufts University, Allyson has been an educator and muse to artists for over 30 years. Alex and Allyson are the parents of actress, Zena Grey. allysongrey.com Together, the Grey co-founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, CoSM, an interfaith church since 2008, celebrating creativity as a spiritual path.

Event Schedule

1pm – Program Begins

• Art Meditation — music by DJ Jon Ohia
• BRING DRAWING MATERIALS including colored pencils, pens or watercolor and a sketch book or pad.
• Journaling and poetic expression also encouraged.
• Meditation Ends with Closing Reflections
• Break — [store & cafe will be open]
• Presentation on Divine Feminine, Sacred Masculine
• Discussion
• Drawing Meditation — music by DJ Jon Ohia
• Closing Ceremony

The CoSM Store and the Mushroom Cafe will be open.


Rooms are available for rent in Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.

The artwork of Alex Grey & Allyson Grey plus many other visionary artists are on display in the guest house.

Address: 46 Deer Hill Rd, Wappingers Falls
Art Church: Divine Feminine, Sacred Masculine

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Brooklyn: Loveshines: Give It, Live It

February 14, 2016 at The Firehouse Space in Brooklyn.

A Valentine’s Day Charity Event for Children

Hosted by Julie Spencer

Proceeds raised will benefit children with medical needs from low income families through The Institute for Family Health (www.institute.org). The goal of the event is to raise $2000, which will go directly to The Institute for Family Health.
February 14, 2016 at 4PM at The Firehouse Space
(246 Frost St. Brooklyn, NY 11211: take L Train to Graham Ave.)

Suggested $10 Donation Per Person

Performances by an Eclectic Mix of Musicians and Artists:

Andy Barbera, guitar
Francesco Beccaro, bass
Loire Cotler, rhythm vocalist
Abby Fisher, percussion
Darrel Holnes, author
Brandon Ilaw, marimba
Lisa Jubilee, voice
Bob Quaranta, piano
Julie Spencer, marimba
Glen Velez, frame drums

Musicians, authors, and artists from diverse backgrounds in the New York City area are coming together to create a meaningful evening of eclectic music and presentations. The name of the event is the mission statement – letting love shine through our work and lives, giving something back that transcends feelings and makes a practical difference in children’s lives. Each artist who is donating their time and talent for #LOVESHINES: GIVE IT, LIVE IT believes deeply in using their creative work for social change. And what better day to show love than on Valentine’s Day.

Address: 246 Frost St, Brooklyn
Loveshines: Give It, Live It

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Schenectady: 7th Annual Schenectady Rotary Karaoke Night

March 10, 2016 at The Van Dyck Restaurant and Lounge in Schenectady.

An evening of fun, food, a silent auction and celebrity judges – all to support the Schenectady Rotary Club’s service in our community. Cash prizes and trophies awarded to the top three ingers. Tickets are $25 per person. Call 518-421-9680 or karaoke@schenectadyrotary.org

Address: 237 Union St, Schenectady
7th Annual Schenectady Rotary Karaoke Night

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New York: The Way You Move – Functional Anatomy Series

February 20, 2016 at Om Factory NYC in New York.

This body we are in is amazing and complex. Those of us who love to move, whether in yoga asana, dance, running, or strength training know – to some extent – that there are layers going on under the surface that never seem to end. Join biomechanist and body nerd ‘Sensei’ Derek as he takes you on a tour of your awesome machine, studying the anatomy and function and the understanding movement applications they hold. Learn how to move more efficiently, effectively and with a new level of ease.

Address: 265 W 37th St, Fl 17th, New York
The Way You Move - Functional Anatomy Series

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Watertown: Valentine’s Weekend Celebration

February 12, 2016 at Shuler’s Restaurant in Watertown.

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with us starting Friday 2/12 from 4-8pm. Saturday 2/13 from 4-8pm and Sunday 2/14 from 12-8pm!!! Serving Shrimp Cocktail and Calamari starter specials…Featured drinks like Chocolate Cream Pie Martinis and Floating on Cloud 9!! Best of all..Dinner for 2 which is a Center Cut Sirloin and Lobster Tail with soup or salad and side for only $45!!! Featured desserts are here..Strawberry Shortcake Shooters and Cheesecake smothered in strawberries!! Taking reservations right now…call (315) 782-1429 today for the most romantic dinner at Shuler’s Restaurant!!

Address: 802 Mill St, Watertown

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New York: Bad Women: A talk about women, character, and likeability

April 21, 2016 at Strand Book Store in New York.

Chloe Caldwell (Women and I’ll Tell You In Person)
Anna North (The Life and Death of Sophie Stark)
Emily Schultz (The Blondes and Spending the Stephen King Money)
Jenny Zhang (Dear Jenny, We Are All Find)

Moderated by Isaac Fitzgerald (Books editor, Buzzfeed)
Presented by Joyland Magazine

In 2013 actress Anna Gunn wrote in the New York Times about the mass online anger directed at the character she played on Breaking Bad. She had realized “most people’s hatred of Skyler White had little to do with me and a lot to do with their own perception of women and wives.” This panel of novelists and essayists will talk about the onus of likeability placed on women and whether women are allowed to be flawed, in fiction and life.


Chloe Caldwell is the author of the novella, Women, and the essay collection Legs Get Led Astray. Her upcoming essay collection, I’ll Tell You In Person, will release fall of 2016 from Coffee House Press & Emily Books. Her work has appeared in VICE, Salon, The Rumpus, Nylon, The Sun Magazine, Jewcy, and Men’s Health. She lives in Hudson, New York.

Anna North is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Atlantic, Glimmer Train, Nautilus, and Salon; on Jezebel and BuzzFeed; and in the New York Times, where she is a member of the editorial board. The author of the novels America Pacifica and The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Emily Schultz is the co-founder of Joyland Magazine, host of the podcast Truth & Fiction, and creator of the blog Spending the Stephen King Money. Schultz’s newest novel, The Blondes, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2015 and will be available in paperback from Picador. It was selected for NPR as a Great Read of 2015 and Kirkus declared it a Best Fiction Book of 2015. She lives in Brooklyn.

Jenny Zhang is a poet, fiction and non-fiction writer who has published work in Bomb, Iowa Review, the Hairpin, Glimmertrain, Rookie, and Poetry Magazine. Her poetry collection Dear Jenny, We Are All Find was released from Octopus Books. Her essay “How It Feels” is a finalist for a 2016 National Magazine award. She was born in Shanghai and raised in New York. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Moderator Isaac Fitzgerald is the books editor of Buzzfeed and co-founder of Pen & Ink.

Buy a copy of one of the panelists’ books or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

Address: 828 Broadway, New York
Bad Women: A talk about women, character, and likeability

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Astoria: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

January 30, 2016 at Czech and Slovak Cultural Center NYC in Astoria.

This travelling documentary exhibition, curated by Joachim Dvořák is based on Peter Sís award winning book, “The Wall: Growing Up Behind The Iron Curtain”.

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker.

The Exhibition encompasses illustrations, images and objects from the 1950’s -1980’s bearing testimony to Peter Sís life experience in Prague, Czechoslovakia during communism. It is installed in replicas of the old, red noticeboard cases that were used for communist propaganda at the time.

He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and attended the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. Peter is an eight-time winner of The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, a two-time Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honoree, and has won the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal twice. Peter’s books, Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Tibet through the Red Box, and The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain were all named Caldecott Honor books by the American Library Association. The Wall was also awarded the Robert F. Sibert Medal.

In addition, Peter Sís is the first children’s book illustrator to win the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. He was chosen to deliver the 2012 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture for the Association for Library Service to Children. Peter won the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award. This award is considered the most prestigious in international children’s literature, given biennially by the International Board on Books for Young People.


Czech and Slovak Cultural Center Bohemian Hall and Garden
29-19 24th Ave.
Astoria, NY 11102

Peter Sís will be hosting two presentations at the Exhibition opening on JANUARY 30:

11:45 – 12:15: Presentation for children and parents in Czech

12:30: Presentation for the public in English. Followed by refreshments

There will be a book signing opportunity at both events.

Blanka Sylvester
Work: 718.440.3204/Cell: 201.496.4393

Open through 3/6/2016

Address: 29-19 24th Ave, Astoria
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

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East Amherst: Inventor’s Workshop Summer Camp

July 18, 2016 at Stutelage Innovations in East Amherst.

July 18th – 22nd
12:30 – 3:30pm
Dan Schwagler
Elementary – Middle School
$29/ Daily Drop In

We live in a world of fantastic and wonderful inventions. Come explore the most important inventions and inventors and discover how they transformed the world! Think you’ve got what it takes to make your own invention? Test your creativity at this crafty camp! We will spend the week creating our very own inventions that we will share on Friday with family and friends at our Stutelage Inventors Fair.

Monday, July 18, 2016
Art: Favorite Invention Drawing And Sharing
Science: What is an Invention?
Reading: “Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci?” by Roberta Edwards Read Aloud
ELA: Favorite Invention Book Search and Writing Activity
Science: Invention Brainstorms and Designs

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Art: Inventor’s Box Decoration and Construction
Art & Science: DIY Harmonica and Kazoo Activity
Science: Bill Nye Inventions
Math: Eureka Water Displacement Volume Activity
Social Studies: What Makes A Great Inventor Lesson
Science: Work on Inventions

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
ELA: Favorite Inventor Book Search & Writing Activity
Culinary Arts: Cookie Concoctions
Science: Space Station Inventions
Reading: Finish “Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci?” by Roberta Edwards Read Aloud
Science: Work on Inventions

Thursday, July 21, 2016
History: Ben Franklin Electric Lesson
Art: Painting Like Da Vinci
Math: Inventing Numbers Game
Art: Homemade Playdough Creation
Science: Work on Inventions

Friday, July 22, 2016
Art: Da Vinci Playdough Sculptures
Science: Bill Nye Inventions Continued
History: Inventions That Changed The World
Public Speaking: Inventors Fair!

Address: 6725 TRANSIT Rd, East Amherst
Inventor’s Workshop Summer Camp

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Bethel: Cassie & Maggie MacDonald – The Dynamic Celtic Sisters!

May 15, 2016 at Dancing Cat Saloon in Bethel.

Get your Irish on for these talented Celtic Darlings! The girls have been wowing audiences across Canada and The US with their unique blend of original and traditional Celtic music. Cassie’s fiddle playing has been described as “sweet and elegant with just the right amount of raw power” while Maggie’s piano playing has an irresistible drive that will leave your foot incapable of staying still. Together these delightful sisters bring more than your average fiddle and piano duo; Cassie is an award winning highland and step dancer, while Maggie”s singing is soulful with strong harmonies from Cassie and their on stage humour is infectious. $10.00 Reserved, $12.00 Door. We expect this to sell out long before they get here, so make your reservations now!

Address: 2037 State Route 17B, Bethel
Cassie & Maggie MacDonald - The Dynamic Celtic Sisters!

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Brooklyn: The Hot Club of Flatbush

February 02, 2016 at MIUSA Wine Bar in Brooklyn.

Created in 2011 from the streets of Brooklyn, the Hot Club of Flatbush is inspired by the American hot jazz and Parisian acoustic jazz bands of the 1920’s & 40’s. Drawing from the spirit of legendary artists such as Django Reinhardt, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Edith Piaf, Gershwin, Berlin and others, the repertoire of this group is as diverse as Brooklyn itself.

Featuring guitar, violin, bass and fronted by the incredible vocalist Gretchen Vitamvas, the Hot Club of Flatbush is sure to please any musical palette.

Address: 98 S 4th St, Brooklyn
The Hot Club of Flatbush

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