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Queens: HELP OFTEN – Masbia Rego Queens – November 2015

November 11, 2015 at Masbia on Queens Blvd: Community Supported Soup-Kitchen & Food-Pantry in Queens.

Our Help Often crew had a great time at Masbia Rego Park in October, so we’re going to make a habit of it!

But wait, what’s Masbia?

Masbia is a Kosher soup kitchen that feeds everyone who’s hungry. They are present in Boro Park, Flatbush, Williamsburg and Rego Park, Queens, and they could use a hand. Here’s a bit more about the Rego Park center, where we intend to help out first:

“Known as the “fre

e restaurant,” Masbia serves a three-course meal five nights a week in a restaurant-like setting that offers its patrons the privacy and dignity that everyone deserves. But every day, the challenge of feeding the needy continues to grow. The more Masbia feeds, the more it depends on generous people in the community to keep its doors open.

The Rego Park soup kitchen operates in a storefront on a commercial strip on Queens Blvd. and was beautifully renovated, with moldings, drapery to protect people’s privacy, and adorned with paintings of shtetl life by a Jerusalem artist. The renovation includes Jerusalem stone paneling, which gives the space an extra special touch. The decor of the place makes you feel like you’ve entered a high-end New York restaurant. A foyer in the front was built as a waiting room so that people don’t have to stand in a “bread line” outside.”

Our mission, should we choose to accept it (and we do!) is as follows:

“We have a weekly pantry program where we distribute grocery bags to hundreds of families in need who come from all over the city. This takes place on Thursday morning through the afternoon. We do much of our preparation for this large weekly project on Wednesday nights at our kitchen in Rego Park, Queens. Tasks include bagging produce, organizing and setting up our pantry, and other simi

lar tasks. We could set up such a project for Wednesday October 21st at our Rego Park site from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, and it would make a big impact on our level of preparedness for pantry day.”

Let’s do it!

RSVP if you have a fairly high degree of certainty you can be there to lend a hand for a very worthy cause. It’ll be a great opportunity to hang out with fellow assemblers and other volunteers, and most of all, to HELP OFTEN.

Address: 98-08 Queens Blvd, Queens
HELP OFTEN - Masbia Rego Queens - November 2015

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December 01, 2015 at 5 Boro Power Yoga in Staten Island.

Bring focus to your practice this holiday season and be a part of our 4th Annual 21 day Holiday Yoga Challenge which begins on December 1st!
Cost is $69 and if you complete the challenge, you will receive a t-shirt and a free class in 2016!
If you are a 5BPY VIP, GOLD OR SILVER MEMBER, there is only a $19 registration fee to join!!

You MUST register by November 30th to be a part of the challenge – if you miss a class you are OUT of the challenge – no make-up or double classes are permitted. REGISTRATION OPENS ON NOVEMBER 15TH

Join us and have some F U N this holiday season while getting fit!!

Everyone who is part of the challenge is welcome to attend the celebration Yoga/DJ practice on Monday, December 21st at 7pm – bring a $20-$25 unisex gift and be a part of Secret Santa exchange!

Register on line at www.5boropoweryoga.com – or call studio for information 718.667.5279

Address: 176 Rose Ave. (corner New Dorp Plaza), Staten Island

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Rochester: Strange Form(e)s and the Typographical Sublime; or How Did They Do That?

November 09, 2015 at RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection in Rochester.

Please join the Cary Collection as we host a talk by Ian Gadd, Professor in English Literature at Bath Spa University and President of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). Professor Gadd will examine extraordinary typographical layouts in early printing in his lecture, “Strange Form(e)s and the Typographical Sublime; or How Did They Do That?”

Professor Gadd has published articles on London history and the English book trade, and has co-edited a collection of essays on the important sixteenth-century London figure, John Stow; he has also co-edited two collections of essays on guilds in the early modern period. His PhD was on the history of the Stationers’ Company, and he has written several articles on the Company’s activities. He is currently co-editing an edition of a Company record, Liber A, with Peter Blayney.

Monday November 9, 2013
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection
The Wallace Center, 2nd Floor
6–7 p.m., Refreshments to follow.

Address: 90 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester
Strange Form(e)s and the Typographical Sublime; or How Did They Do That?

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Buffalo: Spare the Zombies Moonlight Bowling Fundraiser for Greg

November 20, 2015 at Kenmore Lanes in Buffalo.

November 20, 2015 at Kenmore Lanes in Buffalo, NY.
Benefit for Greg “Terror Tech” Hinaman

Hosted by: Terror Technologies Buffalo Zombies for Charity
* WHEN: Friday November 20, 2015
* Registration Starts at 11:00 pm
* Bowling Starts at midnight Friday until 2:30 am Saturday
* WHERE: Kenmore Lanes Bowling Lanes, 1691 Kenmore Ave, Kenmore NY
* COST: $20
* Included Are: Unlimited bowling, shoes
* PLEASE BRING: Canned food items for our Food Drive

* Pay Pal Payments Made to: Events716@gmail.com
* Reserve your ticket by emailing Events716@gmail.com.
Title Subject: Spare the Zombies Tickets
Message: How many tickets you want reserved.

REGISTRATION 11:00 PM – 11:55 first come first serve unless pre-sale pay pal or reserved by email.
We have one side which can hold a little over 100 bowlers.

UNLIMITED BOWLING from Midnight – 2:30 AM

Kitchen will be open so bring an appetite!
Bar for 21 & older


Come dressed in your favorite costume or just show up to have fun and to celebrate with us!

To make sure we do not leave a mess please do not have dripping blood, be sure it’s dry, also no make-up on hands and arms.

Address: 1691 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo
Spare the Zombies Moonlight Bowling Fundraiser for Greg

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New York: SparkNYC Film Series – Gloria: In Her Own Words

November 10, 2015 at Rise New York in New York.

Join SparkNYC for the screening of HBO’s Documentary, Gloria: In Her Own Words.

Gloria has been the voice of women for decades. She remains one of the most outspoken and visible symbols of the women’s movement today.

Produced and directed by Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Peter Kunhardt, GLORIA: IN HER OWN WORDS blends interviews of Steinem in her Manhattan apartment, archival footage, photographs from throughout her life and clips from press interviews over the years.

Follow her @GloriaSteinem #HBO #InHerOwnWords

This FREE hour long-documentary will be accompanied by drinks and appetizers.

7:00PM – 7:30PM – Drinks & Mingling
7:30PM – 8:30PM – Screening
8:30PM – 9:00PM – Wrap Up

Thank you to HBO for the documentary license and to Rise NYC for providing the space!

Rise New York provides global community, studio space & world-class events, state-of-the-art resources, access to Barclays network and expertise, and somewhere to grab a good coffee.

More about Spark:

Spark is the largest network of millenial philanthropists dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. Our mission is to increase the overall investment in women’s organizations around the world by increasing the number of young people who give to women’s causes now and long-term. Spark believes that when grassroots women leaders are fully resourced with investments of grants, pro bono services, and connections, they can be catalysts for empowered, healthy, and fulfilled communities.

Spark is a learning community educating young people on issues impacting women and girls globally, and on best practices in global philanthropy. Spark members receive the privilege to vote on which groups receive support, and then work to ensure impact. Over the last 10 years, Spark has leveraged its network of 1o,000 young professionals to raise $2,000,000. Spark has provided grants and pro-bono services to nearly 150 grassroots women’s organizations. Grantees include Estrategia in Peru training women to build sewage systems and seismically-sound homes, and Women’s Water Initiative in Uganda training women to secure water rights. Learn more: sparksf.org/grantees

Address: 43 W 23rd St, Fl 2nd, New York
SparkNYC Film Series - Gloria: In Her Own Words

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Brooklyn: Pajama & Movie Night feat. “MINIONS” the movie

November 14, 2015 at Beach Haven Jewish Center in Brooklyn.

Come and enjoy this amazing family event:

Bring your Pajamas, sleeping bags and stuffed toys to make this evening comfortable and fun for the entire family.

*Popcorn *Sodas *Chips *Water *Pizza will be served.

Admission is $10/ child… RSVP today… payment will be obtained at the door. Please indicate how many kids will be attending this event.

Address: 723 Avenue Z, Brooklyn
Pajama & Movie Night feat. "MINIONS" the movie

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Brooklyn: Suzuki in Latin America

November 19, 2015 at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Conservatory Suzuki Guitar Ensemble presents selections from Latin America as part of the 10th Annual Latin American Cultural Week (LACW) November 10-22, 2015.

Pan American Musical Art Research’s annual Latin American Cultural Week reaches out to more than 500,000 individuals through a worldwide promotional and marketing campaign. Many institutions and artists throughout New York City participate hosting presentations of music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts from or influenced by the diverse cultures of Latin America. Among them we can mention Teatro Pregones, the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, Instituto Cervantes,The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabbazz Memorial Center, Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and Repertorio Español.

The LACW counts with the support of the office of City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, the Latin Media and Entertainment Commission, the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York (DCA), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), EL Diario La Prensa, and several corporate sponsors.

Address: 58 7th Ave, Brooklyn
Suzuki in Latin America

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New York: Sing FTK: PJs and Toys for Four Diamonds

November 19, 2015 at Keats in New York.

Join the Hope Gala on Thursday, November 19th for Volunteer Karaoke Night and PJ/Toy Drive For The Kids!

From 7PM-10PM, $1 for every song and 10% of bar sales will de donated to The Hope Gala, benefitting THON.

Drink specials include $3 drafts and bottles of Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller, and Coors, $5 well drinks, and $5 glasses of wine.

Guests are encouraged to bring toys and pajama sets for Four Diamonds kids. The person who brings the best set of pajamas will win our raffle!

Address: 842 2nd Ave, New York
Sing FTK: PJs and Toys for Four Diamonds

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New York: Mon Night Class & Lounge At MJE

November 02, 2015 at Manhattan Jewish Experience in New York.


Start off your Mondays with a drink, a snack and some Jerwish Inspiration with your host, Steve Eisenberg, Wall St guy by day and Torah teacher by night!


7:00 PM Steve Eisenberg Class, Weekly Torah Portion

7:00 PM: Beginners Hebrew with Atara Neuer


8:15 PM Rabbi Mark Wildes, Topic: Conversations Remix “Sex and Judaism” With Expert Sexpert

8:15 PM Rabbi Nissim Elnecavé, Weekly Torah class in Spanish: (text sources are in Ladino, in another words, the students are also learning Ladino).

COST: $5 at door

No pre-registration is required

Address: 131 W 86th St, New York
Mon Night Class & Lounge At MJE

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