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SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK 45TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Saturday, March 16th

 

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK 45TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Sweet Honey in the Rock 45th Anniversary Concert Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, Manhattan, 8-10pm, tickets start at $38. Sweet Honey in the Rock remains among the most vibrant, versatile and ever-relevant musical collectives in music today. The iconic group currently consists of members Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil and featured musician Romeir Mendez on upright acoustic bass and electric bass. Tickets at symphonyspace.org

 

Tuesday, March 19th

 

Free Tax Preparation Shirley Chisholm State Office Building, 55 Hanson Plc., 9th Fl., 10am-4pm, FREE. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, in partnership with Urban Upbound, offers free tax prep to those earning an annual income of $66,000 or less. To schedule an appointment, call 718-784-0877 and press 1 for English or 2 for Spanish.

 

Wednesday, March 20th

 

Civilian Complaint Review Board Public Meeting Van Dyke Community Center, 392 Blake Ave., 6:30pm, FREE. Come hear and share about police-community relations in your neighborhood. For more info visit: nyc.gov/ccrb

 

Film Festivals in NY You Should Know and Tips on Festival Strategy Shepard Hall, Room 290, 259 Convent Ave., Manhattan. Attention filmmakers! Hear from the staff of NYC festivals that should be on your radar – the Asian-American International Film Festival, NewFest, New York Latino Film Festival and Reel Sisters of the Diaspora. Co-sponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. RSVP at Eventbrite.

 

Thursday, March 21st  

 

Free Tax Preparation Shirley Chisholm State Office Building, 55 Hanson Plc., 9th Fl., 10am-4pm, FREE. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, in partnership with Urban Upbound, offers free tax prep to those earning an annual income of $66,000 or less. To schedule an appointment, call 718-784-0877 and press 1 for English or 2 for Spanish.

 

Friday, March 22nd

 

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 8-10pm, FREE. See the first feature documentary on the singer, dancer, poet, writer and activist who inspired generations with modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou (1928-2014) also blazed a brave and original life as a performer, giving people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. With unprecedented access, the film traces her incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos in her own words.

 

Sunday, March 24th

 

Eric Gonzalez

What’s Wrong with Our Parole System? Plymouth Church Reception Room, 75 Hicks St., 12:30pm, FREE. New York State’s Parole System is broken. Almost half of the people on parole in New York wind up back in prison, with most re-incarcerations due to technical violations that are not crimes. Learn about our current system, the proposed reforms and what you can do to help people get back on their feet and stay out of prison. Featuring: Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn District Attorney; Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Scientist at Justice Lab of Columbia University; Rob De Leon, Associate Vice President of Programs at The Fortune Society; and Donna Hylton, Director of the Women and Girls Project at The Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice. Moderated by Celeste Katz, co-host of WBAI-FM’s “Driving Forces.

Mela Berger

Holistic Health and Wellness Expo Geb Hetep Holistic Center, 1344 Pacific St., Lower Level, 2-8pm, FREE. Uplift your body, mind and soul with workshops, demonstrations and therapies designed for your well-being. Featured will be Ray Morgan, MD, ND, Ph.D. / therapist presenting, “Natural Approaches to Health and Emotional Wellness through Holistic Medicine and Psychotherapy;” Mela Berger, HHP, BCMT/ Bodyworks Therapist demonstrating, “Healing Emotions with Bodywork;” Dr. Jeffrey Vincent Noble on “Pranic Healing and Neuro-Linguistic Programming;” Dr. Leni Gray-Wilson sharing about, “Herbal Medicine for Hair Loss and Hair Growth;” and Bale Shabaka, Master Chef and creator of holistic skin care products. Reflexology massage, foot detox, NES testing and pranic healing are available by appointment.

Chef Bale Shabaka

Vegan meals, health products and giftware vendors on-site. RSVP at 718-501-6044/45

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, March 28th

Sixth Annual Women’s History Month Celebration Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., 6-9pm, FREE. The theme this year for the Borough President’s annual festivities is Honoring Brooklyn’s First: Diverse Women Breaking Barriers and Blazing Trails. Brooklyn Borough Hall is ADA-accessible and breast-feeding-friendly. RSVP to 718-802-3946 or brooklynusa.org/2019WHM

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