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Cambridge: Art of Living with Your Dog Seminar

May 18, 2017 at New Skete Monks & Nuns – Spirituality of Our Work: Dogs, Cheesecake, Icons in Cambridge.

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Join the Monks of New Skete as they share their philosophy on living with dogs in this 3-day seminar at their monastery.

Price includes all seminar materials, snacks and lunches. Does not include accommodations.

Price per person is $495.

Address: New Skete Rd, Cambridge
Art of Living with Your Dog Seminar

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Binghamton: Hydrogen Jukebox – Sponsored by Visions FCU

April 21, 2017 at Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton.

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Tri-Cities Opera’s concludes the 2016-2017 Season with HYDROGEN JUKEBOX by Phillip Glass. Sung in English, this non-linear opera is intended to form a “portrait” of America. The text in this chamber opera speaks as clearly today as it did in the 1960’s. It incorporates the personal poems and reflections of Allen Ginsberg on social issues of the time that were considered counter cultural in their day. The issues are actually more mainstream today yet contain the same vibrancy, energy, and passion. These issues are: war, the sexual revolution, drugs, eastern philosophy, and environmental issues.

SWEENEY TODD conductor, Braden Toan with Alison Moritz as stage director.

Address: 315 Clinton St, Binghamton
Hydrogen Jukebox - Sponsored by Visions FCU

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Flushing: 2017 Long Island Philosophical Society Conference

April 01, 2017 at St Johns University in Flushing.

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CALL FOR PAPERS
LONG ISLAND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
SPRING 2017 CONFERENCE AT SAINT JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
The Long Island Philosophical Society is seeking submissions for its Spring 2017 conference that will be held Saturday April 1st, 2017 on the Jamaica, Queens NY campus of Saint John’s University.

The Long Island Philosophical Society has been a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas since 1964. LIPS is an internationally recognized organization that is a valuable philosophical resource for the Greater New York area. Its conferences have drawn scholars from over 30 states and from the international community, including Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Israel, and the Ukraine.

Papers can be on any topic of philosophical interest. Presentations are limited to 25-30 minutes, to be followed by a 10-15 minute discussion period. Both professional philosophers (full-time, part-time, unaffiliated) and graduate students are welcome to submit. Paper submissions are also welcome from those in different disciplines who have an interest in philosophical issues.

The submission deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017.
Please submit papers, including contact information and affiliation (if any) to either Dr. Glenn Statile at StatileG@stjohns.edu; or to Dr. Leslie Aarons at philosophy@lipsociety.org.


Address: 14726 Union Tpke, Flushing
2017 Long Island Philosophical Society Conference

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Nyack: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Guidelines through Asana and Meditation with Jenny Mirmelstein

June 18, 2016 at Nyack Yoga at 42 Main in Nyack.

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A physical (asana) yoga practice can help us find equanimity or balance in our bodies and often our minds. But paired with a deeper understanding of why we do what we do through investigation of the ethical guidelines as noted in the Yoga Sutras, we can go deeper into our yoga practice, both on and off the mat.

In this workshop, we will use our breath, body, and mind to explore the first two limbs of Patanjali’s eight-limbed path towards enlightenment, the yamas and niyamas. Known as suggestions for ways of living, as we relate to others and take care of ourselves, this workshop will break down these guidelines in a understandable, relatable manor.

Open to students of all levels, Jenny will lead us through a challenging yoga class that will invigorate your body and awaken your mind to begin to think more openly about how we treat others, and more importantly, ourselves. Class includes asana practice, meditation, group discussion.

About Jenny Mirmelstein
A student of yoga for 14 years, Jenny began teaching in 2013 and hasn’t looked back. Currently teaching at LifePower Yoga in Montvale, NJ, where she also facilitates teacher trainings, Jenny’s classes are just the right mix of challenge and heart and she’s known for her creative sequences, inspiring playlists, and love of all things philosophy. Come explore your own practice as she guides you through a journey that carries you out of your head and into your soul.

Pre-registration $30
At the Door $40

Address: 42 Main St, Ste 101, Nyack
Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Guidelines through Asana and Meditation with Jenny Mirmelstein

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New York: Hans Ulrich Obrist In Conversation with Pedro Reyes

May 02, 2016 at Visual Arts at Americas Society in New York.

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This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Americas Society, Alumnos 47, and Artbook invite you to join Hans Ulrich Obrist, who will present his recent publication Conversations in Mexico. Obrist will speak with artist Pedro Reyes—who was present during many of the conversations—about the stories behind the interviews in the book that draws from over a decade’s worth of research, which describes the buildings, photography, music, travel, politics, literature, philosophy, and art that helped shape the cultural scene. It features Obrist’s interviews with such groundbreaking figures and pioneers as Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Teodoro González de León, Graciela Iturbide, Esquivel, Santiago Genovés, Carlos Fuentes, Margo Glantz, Elena Poniatowska, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Leonora Carrington, Felipe Ehrenberg, Pedro Friedeberg, Juan Soriano, and Eduardo Terrazas.

Address: 680 Park Ave at 68 St, New York
Hans Ulrich Obrist In Conversation with Pedro Reyes

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New York: A Terrible Compromise: Matthew Morrocco and Rachel Stern in conversation

April 27, 2016 at The Camera Club of New York in New York.

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A Terrible Compromise: Matthew Morrocco and Rachel Stern in conversation

Wednesday, April 27th at 7pm
Seating is very limited, RSVP to baxterst@cameraclubny.org advised
Suggested Donation $5
Q & A to follow the discussion

We are delighted to invite you to a Conversation Series at BAXTER ST at CCNY between Rachel Stern and Matthew Morrocco to be held on Wednesday, April 27th at 7pm.

A Terrible Compromise will feature the work of Matthew Morrocco and Rachel Stern-two artists working within the egocentric framework of art history. Matthew Morrocco uses his own, as well as the aging male, body to transcend space and time, extend beyond the limitations of individual experience, and draw connections across generations and cultures. Rachel Stern constructs worlds around her subjects that mix high and low culture, and facilitates the redefinition of beauty and sex-based perceptions. Employing her personal contemporary vision of the past, she builds a potential future full of sumptuous visuals and free, positive, self-expression. The two artists work together and separately to present an expansive framework of inclusion and an uncompromising celebration of self.

Matthew Morrocco is an artist working in themes of sexuality, aging, and history. He received a BA in Philosophy and Art Theory from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an MFA from Columbia University. His work has been shown in Solo and Group exhibitions at Temp Art Space, and The Leslie Lohman Museum, NY, as well as Tape Modern, and Tete, Berlin. His work has been featured in Vice, Featureshoot, and Hyperallergic, among other analog platforms in Switzerland, Germany, and China. More information about his work can be found here.

Rachel Stern (b. 1989, NYC) is a photographer whose work challenges conventions of beauty and promotes escapist, constructivist fantasy. She received her BFA in Photography and the History of Art and Visual Culture in 2011 from the Rhode Island School of Design, attended the Skowhegan in 2014, and is part of Columbia University’s MFA class of 2016. Stern has exhibited works at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, Invisible­-Exports, Pioneer Works, Northern­Southern, and Humble Arts Foundation’s 31 Women in Photography at Hasted Kraeutler. Works have been featured in BOMB, MATTE, Blink, Still, Vice, and Art F City. Her work can be found at www.MsRachelStern.com.

The BAXTER ST at CCNY Conversations Series is made possible in part by generous support from public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Address: 126 Baxter St, New York
A Terrible Compromise: Matthew Morrocco and Rachel Stern in conversation

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New York: Fostering Creativity & Social Responsiveness in Science

April 27, 2016 at Ligo Project in New York.

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Scientists make discoveries, engineers design new technologies, artists create multimedia installations contemplating how the world works, corporations develop and distribute new products, policymakers, researchers, creatives, and grassroots activists alike attempt to create positive impacts, while others instead either choose to remain a passive observer or feel their voice goes unheard. Ideally, all of these actors could work together at all stages of scientific and technological development to ensure the best outcomes for society as a whole. However, integrating these often disparate and sometimes competing fields—labs, creative spaces, corporations, universities, funding organizations, movements, governing bodies, and communities—is challenging. Ligo Project is working to dissolve those boundaries and to tackle this challenge with creativity.

Join us at the table for part 2 of an intimate yet challenging 3-part multidisciplinary exchange of ideas that gives everyone the opportunity to be heard and aims to change how we as a society think about, learn about, and talk about art, science and technology.

with Special Guests:

Katayoun Chamany – Associate Professor of Biology, Director Interdisciplinary Science, The New School

Tracy Essoglou – Founder, CultureScaping – social literacy salons & culture seminars; recognized artist, author, indie scholar, practicing philosopher, & activist

Deepu Gowda – Physician, Associate Professor of Medicine & the Director of Clinical Practice in the program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center

Matthew Stanley – Associate Professor History & Philosophy of Science NYU Gallatin

Zishan Ugurlu – Associate Professor of Theater, Program Director, The New School

How it Works:

Science (as) Culture will use a format inspired by Lois Weaver’s conversation as performance project ‘T he Long Table ’, which is informal, participatory & nonhierarchical. Special guests are invited to ‘seed’ the conversation but the “audience” is invited to take a seat at the table and join in. At all points in this discussion, it will be important not to take “progress” as self evident, and to ask why a particular idea or research practice makes sense. The rules of engagement will be such that free thought and open exchange are highly encouraged at all times – everyone’s voice is heard.

Goals:

The intended outcome of the Science (as) Culture Discussion Series will be to create a “Call to action” summary document toward taking positive steps in our community to better achieve the integration of science & society. We will use the call to action summary as a platform for the following: a discussion/white paper, blog and/or other article(s) in order to more broadly distribute the ideas exchanged in our discussions as well as to draft letters to the editors of relevant newspapers and other media sources; to distribute ideas & needs to other nonprofits with relevant missions as a means to coalesce a wider community around positive action toward the integration of science and society in our community; and to seed content and context for additional public town hall style discussions and events that will work toward new and creative contexts for the integration of science and society.

Location Details:

Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, East Hall 1, across from the Engine Room, in the Center for Career & Professional Development

Event Schedule:

Doors: 30 min prior

Discussion: 90 min

Mingling afterwards: The Emerson, 561 Myrtle Ave.

Fostering Creativity & Social Responsiveness in Science

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Rochester: Q&A with Noam Chomsky & Screening of “Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?”

April 20, 2016 at University of Rochester Cinema Group in Rochester.

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A free screening of “Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?”
It will be followed by a Q&A with Noam Chomsky.

About the film: a series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.

About Noam Chomsky: Institute Professor and Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus, at MIT. University of Rochester‘s 2016 Distinguished Visiting Humanist.

Sponsored by UR Cinema Group and the Department of Philosophy.

Address: Hoyt Auditorium, Rochester
Q&A with Noam Chomsky & Screening of "Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?"

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Albany: Aerial Yin-Restorative Workshop

May 01, 2016 at Good Karma Studio in Albany.

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Aerial YinRestorative Workshop
Sunday 5/1/16 12-1:30pm $25
Sign up here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=24145&stype=-101&sView=day&date=04/24/16

In Yin Yoga, poses are held for several minutes at a time in order to the stretch the connective tissues in the body. In Restorative Yoga, props are used to support the body so that you can hold poses for longer, allowing you to open your body through passive stretching.

This class, a blend of yin and restorative yoga, will utilize the most supportive and versatile prop there is…our yoga swing.

All postures throughout this class will be from a supine, or seated position on the floor with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate unnecessary straining to create a very relaxing & meditative practice. Emphasis will be placed on melting your body into each pose and stretching your mind body connection further then ever!

Curious about these practices? Here’s a bit more…

Yin and Yang….In Chinese philosophy, the yin yang symbolizes the duality and interdependency of the natural world. Things that are yang are moving, changing, and vigorous. In contrast, things that are yin are still, static, and calm.
The majority of western yoga practices have evolved into being very yang- lots of movement, with an emphasis on stretching and strengthening the muscles. Muscles are yang, while connective tissues like fascia, tendons and ligaments are yin. A yin practice will stretch the muscles of the body at first, but when poses are held for upwards of five minutes the pose begins to stretch and move the deeper connections of the body.

Restorative yoga is a practice that can be done by anyone and helps improve flexibility without risk of injury if done mindfully. It helps to still the body and mind allowing you to restore balance to the systems of the body.

Our culture tells us to keep working hard and you will see the results. Restorative yoga holds a beautiful truth; letting go, slowing down and caring for your body, heart and soul will lead you towards the most amazing result, you.

Join us for the this blend of relaxing styles that we call, Swing-storative

Address: 3 Vatrano Rd, Albany
Aerial Yin-Restorative Workshop

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Buffalo: Ellen Wayland-Smith in Larkin Square

May 02, 2016 at Larkin Square in Buffalo.

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The Larkin Square Author Series welcomes Ellen WaylandSmith, author of the new book, Oneida: from Free Love Utopia to the Well Set Table- An American Story (Picador/hardcover/May 2016).

Author Ellen WaylandSmith is one of the many direct descendants of John Humphrey Noyes, who in the early 19th century received visions from God anointing him as a new spiritual prophet. His philosophy was called “Perfectionism”, a form of Christianity based on self- perfection and communalism. His gospel was one of sexual liberation, communal living, and the perfectibility of human nature here on earth. Along with several followers, Noyes started a community in upstate New York to put his ideas into practice. Scandal, resulting from the free love movement, surrounded the Oneidas.

The members live a self-sufficient an industrious life style. They canned fruits and vegetables, made traps and chains, straw hats, mop sticks and more. They also made silver knives, forks and spoons which evolved into a joint-stock company, Oneida Limited. It would take the next generation of community members to turn Oneida Limited into the nation’s leading manufacturer of silverware. The Oneida company has roots in the Western New York area operating a large plant in Niagara Falls in the late 1800’s. The company purchased Buffalo China in the 1980’s and still holds the trade name to it.

“We look forward to learning more about the early history of Oneidas and see some parallels with the early success of the Larkin Soap Company in terms of brilliance of marketing and an overlapping customer base of homemakers,” said Larkin Square Director of Fun, Leslie Zemsky “There is also a shared history; the Larkin Company started Buffalo Pottery, which became Buffalo China and was ultimately purchased by Oneida.”
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Books will be available for purchase from Talking Leaves, along with beer, wine and light fare from The Filling Station. For more about Larkin Square including upcoming author talks, please visit www.larkinsquare.com.

Address: 745 Seneca St, Buffalo
Ellen Wayland-Smith in Larkin Square

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