Composers Concordance
– Wingjammer –
February 13th, 2016
February 13th @ 8pm
West Park Presbyterian Church
165 West 86th Street
New York, N.Y. 10024
General Admission $15
Early Eventbrite price $11.54

On February 13th at West Park Presbyterian Church, Composers Concordance presents its next ‘Wingjammer’ – a feast of contemporary music featuring improvisation plus an ample reception of buffalo wings. Compositions by Paul Carlon, Dan Cooper, Emily Doolittle, Scott Hoefling, Ryo Noda, Payton MacDonald, Gene Pritsker, Raul Quines, David Sanford, Daniel Schnyder, and Dorian Wallace will be performed by: Gene Pritsker – guitar, Daniel Schnyder – saxophone, and Payton MacDonald – percussion, and by the The Wheatley Quintet: Scott Hoefling – saxophone, Peggy Ho – clarinet, Steve Fitzko – trumpet, Dylan Ebrahimian – violin, and Anneke Schaul-Yoder – cello.


Film Screening “Trigger”

February 2016 Events at
West Park Presbyterian Church

Monday, February 8 at 7pm

FILM SCREENING:  TRIGGER:  The Ripple Effects of Gun Violence
 –  Whenever an act of gun violence occurs, communities are fractured at every level.  This is what makes TRIGGER such a powerfully moving film.  It shares the stories of individuals that encounter gun violence in various sectors of our communities: parents, children and siblings of victims, school teachers, trauma surgeons, law enforcement, legislators, pastors and grief counselors.  Although we often think of a bullet as being an end, for those affected, it is only the beginning.  Click HERE for some of the stories, or “ripple” highlighted in the film.  There is a $10 requested donation.

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December 24th, 2015 at 7PM

Service led by

Rev. Dr. Robert L. Brashear

Jed Distler of Composers Collaborative.

West-Park Church, The Center at West Park and Noche Flamenca present:
An Interfaith celebration and exploration of the three cultures and religions of Andalusian Spain.
Hosted by Reverend Dr. Robert Brashear and Martin Santangelo, NocheFlamenca
Special Guests – Rabbi Rolando Matalon, B’nai Jeshurun

Chaplain Rabia Harris, scholar in residence for the Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center.

Featuring singers, musicians and dancers from Noche Flamenca(and other special guests)

WHERE: West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 West 86th Street

WHEN: Sunday, January 10 at 6 PM

Background: In a day and time when politicians in the US and globally exploit fear of our Muslim neighbors, it is helpful to revisit a time when our communities lived in collaboration and cooperation with one another. The result was a “golden age” of philosophy and culture where all three traditions influenced each other. The evening will feature performances of music and poetry from the traditions and conversation with Dr. Brashear, Rabbi Matalon, Chaplain Harris and Mr. Santangelo.

For more information contact:

Sharon Levy, Noche Flamenca 917-775-4035
Rev. Dr. Robert Brashear 646-541-3329
Take a look around.


November 19th, 7 pm: One Day – A Festival (including other West-Park artists)

November 20th, 8 pm: I Am America

November 21st, 5 pm: A Conversation, A Get-Together, and A Potluck Dinner

 We are delighted to invite you to the presentation of I AM AMERICA at West Park, as part of TRADITIONS IN MOVEMENT – Final Weekend Events (November 19th – 21st). The weekend is intended as a living exploration of artistic and community practices over three evenings, including guest performances, open discussion, and a potluck dinner. *Entrance to all events is free. Donations are most welcome!A city, a crowd of passers-by. We see them, we seem to recognize, remember. Strangers calling to joy, to the century, for the illumination of America. Fireworks of visions flow out in speech and song. It is a multiple-million-eyed monster. Each eye speaks the story of a coming from somewhere. Desire, fight and fail, rise. What is it all about? America?

Directed by Mario Biagini (Associate Director of the Workcenter) and premiered in 2009 in Italy, to date I AM AMERICA has lived several incarnations and has been performed throughout the world. The current ensemble hails from three different continents, from countries including Brazil, Colombia, France, Italy, Poland, Canada, and Argentina.

In I AM AMERICA, Allen Ginsberg’s poetry is braided together with shouts and traditional songs from the South of the United States in a dynamic flux of poems, songs, and actions. Original compositions by members of the Open Program dialogue with these sources, creating in confrontation with them a piece that questions our place and function within the transforming contemporary landscape, and our being alive – intentionally.

With: Mario Biagini, Robin Gentien, Tabby Johnson, Agnieszka Kazimierska, Felicita Marcelli, Ophelie Maxo, Alejandro Tomás Rodriguez, Jorge Romero Mora, Graziele Sena.

Music by Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards.

Poetic texts by Allen Ginsberg; For the Allen Ginsberg texts, Copyright © by the Allen Ginsberg Trust, used with permission of The Wylie Agency LLC.



Recycling and zero waste forum

WHERE:  West Park Presbyterian Church (86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY)
WHEN:  Tuesday, November 10, 2015
TIME:  7 – 9 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Suggested Donation:  $ 5 at door


Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Helen Rosenthal, City Council Member (District 6)
Eadaoin Quinn, Sims Municipal Recycling
Emily Nobel Maxwell, The Nature Conservancy
Brett Mons, NYC Department of Sanitation – Commercial and Residential Recycling
Ermin Siljkovic, GrowNYC – Residential Curbside Organics Recycling
Thadddeus Copeland, GrowNYC Recycling Champions Program – Schools Recycling and Organics Recycling
Caroline Bragdon, NYC Department of Health (Pest Control)
Albe Zakes, Terracycle

Audience Q and A – bring your questions and a notebook or e-device for notetaking!


SPONSORS (in addition to panelists’ organizations):

Community Board 7; The Center at West-Park; NYC Coalition of Block and Community Leaders (CBCL NYC); Mothering Mother; Friends of West-Park; Sierra Club (NYC); 350nyc; United for Action; Citizens Committee for New York City; Bag the Habit

Have questions about RECYCLING AND ZERO WASTE FORUM?Contact West 80s Neighborhood Association


AEFF-web-adFriday, Sept 11th FILM SCREENING – Firefighters, Engineers & Architects Expose 9/11 Myths

NYC Premiere Film Screening presents a documentary film on the destruction of the 3 World Trade Center skyscrapers, with Eric Lawyer (over 25 years of emergency service experiences, a former Seattle firefighter, and founder of Firefighters for 9/11 Truth) and Richard Gage (a 28-year architect and founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth).  Starts at 7pm, with a $10 suggested donation.  For more info contact or call 631-767-3133.

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Saturday, Sept 12th Symposium –  “Declassify the Truth – 9/11 Transparency On the Rise”
Come learn about the consequences of 9/11 and how they’ve influenced US policies at home and abroad, and new insights on the implications of 9/11 as a pivotal event in history, new opportunities for activism and movement building, and more. Keynote speakers will include John Perkins, author of “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” and Lance de Haven Smith, author of “Conspiracy In America”. Additional speakers include Wayne Madsen, retired NSA analyst, Barbara Honegger, former State Dept. official, and panels of lawyers and psychologists. Seating is limited. Get your tickets now. See for full details.
logoFriday, Sept 30th – 1st Performance of Dracula, produced by Three Day Hangover
THREE DAY HANGOVER – the acclaimed interactive theater company called “infectious” by The New York Times – will present DRACULA in McAlpin Hall
starting September 30th to October 17th, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM. About DRACULA – The suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s terrifying masterpiece are taking the city by storm. Three Day Hangover is proud to present the New York premiere of Steven Dietz’s DRACULA.  Transylvania’s most famous resident is on the prowl for fresh flesh, and the only line of defense is a stiff drink! Watch your neck and raise a glass as this timeless thriller springs to life in an immersive and spine-tingling
evening of horrifying fun.  Tickets, which are $15, will go on sale for both shows on
September 1 at A full cash bar will be
available throughout the evening.  For more info click HERE for full Press Release.

West-Park Sonnet Remix


West-Park Sonnet Remix…the end of Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary after party….

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, West-Park Presbyterian Church is offering an evening of reinterpretations and remixes of the sonnets! Drawing from the wide community of artists, free – thinkers, and community leaders that work and perform at the church, the evening will feature wildly different responses to Shakespeare’s poetry and celebrate the West-Park community.

Wild Bill and the Shakes
Carman Moore
Joel Gold
Junia Flavia d’Affonseca
Gene Pritsker
The Stairwell Theater
Pastor Robert Brashear
…and many more.

Join us for the celebration!

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This event is free and open to the public