FOOLS MASS – DZIECI – 12/21/14

 

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Sunday, December 21st at 11:00 AM

WEST PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH As the morning service
165 West 86th Street at Amsterdam Ave

$10 suggested donation
Doors open 15 minutes prior to performance Reception to follow

Call 718 638 6037 for more information Or e-mail: matt@dziecitheatre.org

“The performers entered so truthfully into their characters and related

so lovingly with the spectators, we had no choice, but be engaged

and to engage in wonder. Dzieci is not simply a troupe of performers but

a community seeking together a profound relationship with the Spiritual.” ~ Rex Deverell, Minister Emeritus, Calvary Baptist Church, Toronto ~

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WEST PARK CONCERT SERIES

This Sunday, December 14 With Jeremy Mage Singer/Composer and Musical Director @ West Park Presbyterian Church

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WEST PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH TO OFFER HOLIDAY CONCERT SERIES
This holiday season, West Park Presbyterian Church will be presenting a series of concerts and performances at their historic landmark church building on West 86th St. and Amsterdam Ave.
The concerts will be held in conjunction with “Awakening,” a series exploring the intersection of ethics and esthetics, beauty and justice. The series begins Sunday, November 23rd at 10:30 am with a concert/service featuring the music of  Thomas Carlo Bo based on the poetry of Jake Schneider.
Two world premiers will be presented as part of the series; Prophecy from a Refrigerator Box, a Tone poem for Baritone and Jazz trio and Anesthesia a collective meditation for Baritone, Jazz trio and Congregation. Performing will be Thomas Carlo Bo, piano;  Roland Burkes ,baritone; Josh November, bass and Jon Di fiore – Drums.
Also scheduled is Stephanie Johnstone, composer/lyricist. Her performance on Sunday, December 7th will provide concert-goers with a “music-drenched, highly collaborative theater experience”. On December 21 the highly acclaimed Dzieci Theatre will present a “Fool’s Mass”. Curating the series and leading music for worship will be Jeremy Mage, Grammy winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and composer.

For more information contact:
Robert L. Brashear, Pastor
212-362-4890
rlbrashear@westparkpresbyterian.org

 

HALLOWEEN at WEST-PARK

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HALLOWEEN AT WEST- PARK

10/31 Treats on the steps for neighborhood children 4-6 PM. Come help us welcome our neighbors….

10/31 A special edition of Open Mic…come hear an amazing array of musical and spoken word talent at 7 PM… scary songs anyone?

11/1 Open reading of the book of Revelation. Written as a letter to a besieged young church, the book is often misunderstood. Come hear it as the first Christians heard it. Scripted by former intern Kimberly Debus. (Anyone interested in reading?)

11/2 All Souls Day …we gather as the saints and souls of West-Park

OPEN HOUSE NY: OCT. 11 & 12

 OHNY 2014 – WEEKEND: October 11 & 12 

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Open House tours are back!

165 W 86TH ST, UPPER WEST SIDE

October 11-12 Open House New York tours of West-Park.  Saturday from 9 Am to 5 PM and Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM, we are one of the featured Manhattan sites on this annual tour of architectural gems. A great time to welcome the community to West-Park.

LEOPOlD EIDlITZ, 1884; Expansion, HENRY F KILBURN, 1890.

http://www.ohny.org

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH!!!

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AND NOW….This weekend is the PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH which promises to be one of the biggest marches in New York City in years…and as fitting with its tradition and legacy, West-Park will be doing it’s part and helping as we can…

Here’s what’s happening….

Sunday will be an exciting day….we will be welcoming 3 buses from Columbus, Ohio who will be dropping off their marchers at West-Park. They will include marchers from the Sierra Club and Faith Based Community Organizations. Please come and welcome our out of town guests….

SOOO here’s our plan...

9-9:30 AM Welcome, fellowship and light refreshments…
9:30-10:30 AM West-Park prayers, reflection and music….
10:30 AM We leave to go to the Faith Communities meeting point at 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues….(enter on 9th…) Multifaith worship and invocation 11AM-12:30 PM
12:30 PM step off for the march…

This will be an opportunity to experience what Abraham Joshua Heschel, on the march from Selma to Montgomery, described as “praying with your feet….”

Join us Sunday at 930am for a light breakfast, celebration and fellowship at the West Park People’s Climate March Rally. We will have guest speakers, fellowship, and music to get you ready for a historic day marching and celebrating our commitment to saving our climate.

Call us with questions and/volunteer information at the church 212-326-4890

 

FREEDOM SUMMER: THE NEXT GENERATION

West Park is thrilled announce a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Freedom Summer and Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner, Freedom Summer: The Next Generation, on June 9th at 7 pm. The evening, presented in partnership with The Center at West Park and in cooperation with the Andrew Goodman Foundation, will focus on what we can learn from the summer of 1964 and the communities that nurtured Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner to guide our struggles for a more inclusive society today. The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. will deliver the keynote address, and Linda Sarsour, Simran Jeet Singh, and Stosh Cotler, will offer responses and reflections. Our friend and local singer-songwriter Jeremy Mage will be curating a series of songs from the Freedom Summer as well.

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For more information, please see the poster (above) or get in touch with us at 212.362.4890 or 86amsterdam@gmail.com. Looking forward to seeing you on June 9th at 7 pm!

April update

We’ve had a busy and beautiful April so far at West Park, including a beautiful Easter service with music from our friends Ralph Farris, Elizabeth DiFelice and Andre Solomon-Glover. Good Friday and Palm Sunday brought our friends from Theatre Group Dzieci back for their performance, A Passion According to Matthew. 

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Now, as we move into May, we are excited to welcome back Carman Moore and Lotte Arnsbjerg for their dramatic song cycle, Girl of Diamond Mountain. The song cycle deals with important but difficult subject matter–child abuse and how one individual finds her way to “true survival”.

May 2nd and 3rd, 7:30 pm, $15 suggested donation

For more information, you can call Carman Moore (212.580.0825) or West Park (212.362.4890).

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