Concert Of European Polyphony

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Concert of Eastern European Polyphony
Thursday, May 21, 7:00 PM
Featuring vocal folk music from the nations of
Georgia and Ukraine

Venue: West Park Presbyterian Church
165 W. 86th St. @ Amsterdam Ave., NYC

Tax-deductible suggested donation: $20, $15 students/seniors, free for children 12 & under
All proceeds will benefit relief efforts in Ukraine (via Razom) and West Park Church.

The West Park Church will host an evening of Ukrainian and Georgian polyphony bringing this ancient music to the Upper West Side. How better to celebrate spring than with a concert of music from two traditional societies rooted in nature? Help West Park Church survive and thrive and support relief efforts in Ukraine.

Supruli is a NYC-based choir, founded in 2009, devoted to the traditional folk and liturgical polyphony of the Republic of Georgia. Georgian polyphonic singing has been declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. A Georgian folk song was also included on the Golden Record launched into space on the Voyager Spacecraft in 1977, one example of earth’s finest musical achievements. Directed by Carl Linich.

Ukrainian Village Voices is a culturally diverse group of folk singers and community organizers, uniting members of the Ukrainian community and the larger folk music community in the NYC metro area. Since 2013, the ensemble has performed for various audiences in the United States and Canada, in venues ranging from festivals and theaters to museums, libraries, and even street corners. UVV regularly organizes singing workshops led by accomplished musicians and scholars from near and abroad. Repertoire is constantly evolving, often focusing on seasonal celebrations and lyrical music. Contact: UkrainianVillageVoices@gmail.com or Facebook

​Razom (“together”) is a non-profit organization based in NYC, supporting the people of Ukraine in their pursuit of a democratic society with dignity, justice, and human and civil rights for all. Razom coordinates groups of volunteers around the globe, rebuilding Ukraine one project at a time. Contact: razomforukraine.org

West Park Presbyterian Church, built in 1890 and landmarked as a historically and architecturally distinguished building, is in need of extensive maintenance and rehabilitation. It is significant to the cultural and social history of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, being representative of the neighborhood’s longstanding tradition of social activism. West Park continues to serve as an incubator for social justice and progressive activism. Contact: westparkpresbyterian.org

Please RSVP NOW to
UkrainianVillageVoices@gmail.com
to reserve your seat.

Spring Fiesta for Tipitapa

 

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SPRING FIESTA FOR TIPITAPA, NICARAGUA

Friday, May 15th, 6:30PM-8:30PM

WEST PARK Presbyterian Church, McAlpin Hall

165 W. 86th St. (Amsterdam St.), NYC

Come celebrate spring and the contributions of New York and Nicaragua teens in our Tipitapa communities. Enjoy an evening of fun with stories of cultural exchange, and social justice programs that are making a difference.

*food *music*dance* All contributions are 100% tax-deductible.Please mail your check to Dos Pueblos, 155 W. 72nd Street, #402, NY, NY 10023, or visit www.tipitapa.org and click “Donate.”

Spring Time for Tipitapa

Upcoming Spring Events

.Hiroshima Peace ConcertHiroshima Peace Concert East Winds Concert Series An evening of Koto and Shakuhachi music Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00PM

This wonderful group of traditional Japanese music will present a spring musical celebration from Hiroshima, Japan. The Hiroshima Hougaku Federation Ensemble will bring their message of Peace with this special concert in New York.
This unique concert of timeless Japanese music performed on the Shakuhachi and the Koto will dazzle your senses and transport you to Japan.
HHF will also perform at the United Nations and at area schools previous to the concert, which will offer a great chance for photo opportunity.

This will be a unique concert by two amazing masters of Japanese music: Tomoko Fukumori and Marco Lienhard. The concert will include traditional as well as modern compositions and will include songs to commemorate the victims of the Tsunami.

Proceeds from the concerts will support East Winds, Inc.’s inner city school programs and free community park concerts.

When: Friday, May 1st 2015 at 8 PM

Venue: West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W 86th Street New York, NY 10024

Tickets: $15.00 Adult; $10 Senior, Student
For Tickets go to taikoza.com or call 1-866-811-4111

Train: Subway 1 to 86th Street

 

 

 

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Friday, May 15th, 6:30PM-8:30PM

WEST PARK Presbyterian Church, McAlpin Hall

165 W. 86th St. (Amsterdam St.), NYC

Come celebrate spring and the contributions of New York and Nicaragua teens in our Tipitapa communities. Enjoy an evening of fun with stories of cultural exchange, and social justice programs that are making a difference

*food *music*dance*

All contributions are 100% tax-deductible.Please mail your check to Dos Pueblos, 155 W. 72nd Street, #402, NY, NY 10023, or visit www.tipitapa.org and click “Donate.”

SACRED SITES OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND SAVE THE DATE

MAY 16, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Sacred Sites Open House Weekend May 16 and 17, 2015

EASTER 2015

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Come home this Easter….

Let us gather together Sunday morning at 11 to celebrate the Resurrection…new life and new beginnings…

We have a special morning planned…our own Jeremy mage plus former artist in residence Jed Distler, cellist Olivia Harris and baritone and long time West–Park member Andre Solomon-Glover, baritone…a mix of traditional, classical and….

ALSO…early Easter service at 8:30 AM at the site of All Angels Church on Central Park..one of our city’s first multi-cultural and mulltiracial churches…meet at 85th Street entrance to Park….

See you Sunday!

 

 

LENT 2015

 

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Come this Sunday, March 8 at a 11 AM and sing with the NYC Seed Group and Mario Biagini of The Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards at the Sunday service of  West-Park Presbyterian Church, who generously hosts our work in NYC and our Open Choirs! Thank you West-Park Presbyterian Church, and thank you Reverend Robert L Brashear for your hospitality! Of course, it is  F REE AND OPEN TO  THE PUBLIC1504978_935102129868287_308345521836183532_n

THE BIG READ

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As part of the national “Big Read” event, West-Park Presbyterian Church will be serving as one of the community sites for this event sponsored nationally by the National Endowment for the Arts and locally by Goddard-Riverside and the New York Public Library. This year’s book for “1 Book 1 Community” is by Dinaw Mengestu. While the book is from an Ethiopian immigrant, it opens up a much broader conversation about the experiences of immigration.  We will be having a book discussion on Monday, February 16th at 7PM.  West-Park Presbyterian Church has received 4 free books — the first 4 to call the office at 212.362.4890 can have them …more to come….!!!!! 1416942171_Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears _Cover (3)