Friday, November 7, 2008

Event Reminders: TGIF!

Rocking the Boat Fall Open House
Rocking the Boat uses traditional wooden boatbuilding and on-water education to help young people develop into empowered and responsible adults. To learn more about the programs they offer, check out their fall Open House tonight, 11/7, from 6 to 8pm. Event will take place at at Rocking the Boat's Hunts Point site at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Edgewater Road(adjacent to Hunts Point Riverside Park). Click here or call 718.466.5799 for more info.

First Friday! Event at Bronx Museum
Emerging from the concept of Y2K, this Bronx Museum First Fridays! program is a metaphorical expression of modern African culture in the new millennium. Featuring the screening of “African Underground: Democracy on Dakar”, directed by Ben Herson, the film will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers and African artists. There will also be a live music performance by African Underground All Stars - the world's premier African GLOBAL HIP-HOP group featuring MCs from Africa and the Diaspora. Event takes place tonight, 11/7, at 6pm. Click here for more info.

American Indian Dancers Performance
The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will perform tomorrow, 11/8, at 2:30pm at the Bronx Library Center (310 E. Kingsbridge Road). Click here for more info.

Sean Paul at Lehman College
This Grammy Award-winning ambassador of dancehall reggae will light up Lehman's stage tomorrow, 11/8, at 8pm with a dynamic live performance featuring his string of hits, including "Gimme the Light," "Get Busy," "Like Glue and Temperature." This one is no freebie though... Tickets range from $90 to $55. Click here for more info.

Free Play at Lehman College
"At the Corner of Francis and Wolf," is a provocative and darkly funny new play, about three friends from the Bronx who are in the business of running numbers in the old neighborhood. All three are new to the illegal betting game and the tensions and distrust that arise from their new venture make for some profound realizations about the nature of friendship. The play runs tomorrow, 11/8, and Sunday, 11/9, at 11am. Click here for more info.

The Venusz Ensemble at Hostos
Musica de Camara, Inc., Eva de la O, Executive & Artistic Director & Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture present, direct from Puerto Rico, The Venusz Ensemble in a gala concert featuring a full program of La Danza Puertorriquena. Concert is tomorrow, 11/8, at 7:30pm. Tickets at $15, or $7 for students, seniors, or groups of 10. Click here for more info.

The BlakTino Performance Series at Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
The BlakTino Performance Series, a festival celebrating works by Black and Latino artists, will have its final performance tomorrow, 11/8 at 8pm at Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (841 Barretto Street). The final performance will be Indiosyncrasy, a one-man play written and performed by Indio Melendez mixing rhyme, verse, song, and dance movement, followed by a Yoruba/Afro-Cuban drumming jam. Tickets are $15. For more information, click here or call (718) 842-5223. [Event listing courtesy of].

Plant a Tree
MillionTreesNYC will have a volunteer planting day tomorrow, 11/8, to plant over 15,000 trees in several forest restoration projects in parks citywide. In the Bronx area, the MillionTrees team will be planting in Pelham Parkway at Burr Avenue from 10am to 3pm. Click here for other locations or more information. [Event listing courtesy of].

Ben Monder Trio at Wave Hill
The Wave Hill House, located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, hosts the Ben Monder Trio performing American jazz Sunday, 11/9 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 for members, $24 for non-members and $21 for students and seniors over age 65. Advance purchase is recommended. Click here or call (718) 549-3200 ext. 385 for more info. [Event listing courtesy of].

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