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DanceAfrica Family Workshop

May 27, 2019 10:00am

Co-presented by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group

Caregivers and children alike deepen their engagement with DanceAfrica in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop on the fundamentals of Rwandan movement and music. Led by company members of Inganzo Ngari. All ages.

$12 adults; $15 family of two; $20 family of three; $25 family of four. Pre-registration is recommended

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Location: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

DanceAfrica Inclusive Workshop

May 27, 2019 11:30am

Co-presented by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group
Led by Pat Hall
Accompanied by Pamela Patrick and Yuichi Iida

Be a part of the DanceAfrica community! In this inclusive, interactive class, designed for disabled and nondisabled adults, participants learn the rhythmic clapping pattern of Icyizire and some of the basic traditional movements from Rwanda. African and diasporic dance forms celebrate community and aspects of daily life, providing a unique window into the culture, history, and traditions of its people.

ALL TICKETS:  $12

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Location: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

DanceAfrica Master Class

May 27, 2019 12:00pm

Co-presented by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group

A member of Inganzo Ngari, this year’s visiting company, leads this immersive workshop in the music and dance of Rwanda. Participants are introduced to Rwandan rhythmic traditions and learn the fundamentals of traditional movement styles.

ALL TICKETS:  $12. Pre-registration is recommended 

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Location: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Wallay

May 27, 2019 3:30pm

Directed by Berni Goldblat | 2017

With Makan Nathan Diarra, Ibrahim Koma, Hamadoun Kassogué

A rebellious 13-year-old boy gets a serious case of culture shock when he’s sent from his home in France to live with his uncle in Burkina Faso for a summer. Filmed with a relaxed, documentary like naturalism, this charming coming-of-age saga, the debut feature from Swiss-Burkinabe director Berni Goldblat, is a tender, perceptive look at cross-cultural awakening and reconnecting with your roots.

General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Harlem Jazz Series - Michael Marcus Trio

May 28, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Michael Marcus is a jazz clarinetist/multi-woodwind player, composer and arranger. Since releasing his debut recording as a leader,Under the Wire for Enja Records in 1991,he has appeared on more than 35 records and composed over 125 original/recorded compositions. Marcus was a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant. His first professional gigs were with Albert King and Bobby "Blue" Bland. Marcus has recorded and toured with the Saxemble (Frank Lowe and James Carter) and with the great Mr. Jaki Byard. With Sonny Simmons, he is the co-leader of The Cosmosamatics w/ 9 recordings and multiple domestic and international tours. Marcus performed in a duo context with master drum legend Edgar Bateman. Marcus and Ted Daniel comprise Duology, which has collaborated with Andrew Cyrille. Marcus continues to record and tour with his own group.

Featuring:

Michael Marcus – woodwinds, John Austria – piano, and Santi Debriano – bass

1st set: 12 pm - 12:45 pm (15 min break) 
2nd Set: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm.

House doors open at 11:30 am

Price: $15

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Location: Greater Calvary Baptist Church, 43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave, New York NY 10027 US

Victor LaValle presents An American Werewolf in London

May 28, 2019 7:00pm

Directed by John Landis | 1981

With David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

This monthly series brings a prominent artistic or cultural figure to BAM to discuss the film that inspired their passion for cinema, followed by a screening of the film.

Director John Landis’ (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) cult classic follows two friends, David (David Naughton) and Jack (a never-better Griffin Dunne), on a walking tour of England when a wolf attack changes the lives of both men. What follows is a funny, grotesque, genre-bending werewolf film, featuring Oscar-winning makeup effects and a killer soundtrack.

Inspired by the Screen Epiphanies series at London's BFI Southbank

Before the film, Victor LaValle will discuss how An American Werewolf in London inspired his love of cinema.

General Admission: $16

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route

May 29, 2019 7:00pm

Directed by Pam Sporn | 2018

This intimate documentary examines the rise, demise, and contested resurgence of Detroit through the lens of African-American mail carrier Wendell Watkins and the community he served for 30 years. Journeying with Wendell along his route, Detroit 48202 profiles a cross-section of resilient Detroiters who share stories of resistance—pushing back against racial segregation in housing, challenging industrial and political disinvestment—and discuss their hopes for an inclusive, equitable, and reinvigorated city.

General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Composing Beauty: Mapplethorpe’s Quest for Perfection

May 29, 2019 7:00pm

Co-presented by BAM and Think Olio
Led by Jeanne Proust
In conjunction with Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)

“I am obsessed with beauty. I want everything to be perfect.”
—Robert Mapplethorpe

In this seminar, philosopher Jeanne Proust engages participants in an expansive conversation about Robert Mapplethorpe’s work, through the lens of aesthetics and the famed photographer’s quest for perfect beauty. In thinking about Mapplethorpe’s carefully composed photographs of provocative subjects, can we engage with beauty solely through the aesthetic qualities of the representation itself? Or is our appreciation of beauty inherently linked to the moral connotations of the subject matter? Proust also brings Mapplethorpe’s work into dialogue with French poet Baudelaire, who helped redefine our notion of beauty and what can be considered beautiful. Is beauty within the subject matter or within the spectator?

All tickets: $20

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Location: BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Pop-Up Magazine: Spring 2019 Issue

May 29, 2019 7:30pm

Presented in partnership with WNYC Studios

Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine—a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us—with photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage by a big cast of talented people. 

Past contributors include bestselling authors (Michael Pollan, Alice Walker, Susan Orlean), award-winning filmmakers (Ava DuVernay, Alex Gibney, Barry Jenkins), prominent radio and podcast producers (Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Kelly McEvers), renowned photographers (Larry Sultan, Alec Soth, Katy Grannan), musicians and actors (Beck, Kumail Nanjiani, Sasheer Zamata), as well as a wide, eclectic group of emerging media makers.

Tickets start at $36.

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Playing Frisbee in North Korea + Xin

May 30, 2019 7:00pm

Playing Frisbee in North Korea

Dir. Savanna Washington
2018, 86min 

Calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “fat” can get you killed in North Korea. Any other complaints about daily life can lead to incarceration in brutal work camps. What harm could come from playing frisbee? Shot undercover, the first documentary produced and directed by an African-American woman from inside North Korea provides a vérité, on-the-ground look at the lives and struggles of the people inside the world’s most enigmatic country.

Xin
Dir. Tina Huang, Desharae Dauchan
2017, 12min

Haunted by the ghost of her mother, a woman must confront the past in order to move forward.

General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

YYDC Presents The Edge of 30 Degrees

May 30, 2019 7:30pm

YY Dance Company presents an evening of new works by artistic director Yin Yue, centered around the concept of time and our relationship to it. Featuring costume design by Barbara Erin Delo, lighting design by Christopher Chambers, and original scores by Juliane Jones and Doug Beiden. The Edge of 30 Degrees comprises three world premiere pieces: Stone and Kisses; The Time Followed; and the much-anticipated ensemble piece Citizen.

Post show reception and Q & A with the artists for VIP guests.

VIP: $80 (Opening night only); Floor Seating: $38; Balcony Seating: $26; Students (Balcony) $22

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Location: BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Diamantino

May 31-June 11, 2019 2:00pm

Directed by Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt | 2018

With Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira

“[T]he freshest blast of gonzo comic energy at [the 2018] Cannes Film Festival.”
—Variety

Diamantino (Cotta) is the world’s premier soccer star until he loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets out on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, abuse at the hands of his evil twin sisters, and a deranged hunt for the source of genius. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes Critics’ Week, Diamantino is a gonzo political satire that topples all preconceived notions of the genre.

General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

ADIFF May 2019 Migration Series: Borders (Free)

May 31, 2019 6:30pm

Six men and a woman set out on the hazardous journey from Senegal to Morocco in a bid to slip illegally into Europe to escape from the poverty and internecine warfare of Africa. All are lured by the promise of a better life, but the challenges are numerous. Passing through the hands of various smugglers, they cross the desert of Mauritania and Algeria, first in a pick up, then in the back of refrigerated fish trucks, and are finally dumped and forced to walk to the Moroccan border. Though each is lured by a different reason, they unite to overcome obstacles and finally reach the coast of Morocco, where they stand looking at Spain across the narrow Straits of Gibraltar. On reaching Tangiers, the invisible travelers go their separate ways and prepare to attempt the fateful crossing to Spain.

Mostefa Djadjam’s beautiful debut feature confronts the global controversy of refugees while examining the complexities of human nature. Djadjam, originally trained as an actor, gives a restrained, compassionate account of what is at stake for illegal immigrants, fashioning a stunning film for its subtleties about identity. He presents consistent moral questions, demanding judgment on the decisions and actions of his characters when even the most sympathetic become ruthless and callous in their quest for a better life. The trip in Borders is not easy for either the travelers or the viewer who must watch these sad all–too human beings endure physical and psychological hardships before attaining “freedom.” Not all the travelers succeed. Some find love – some manage to laugh. The viewer, meanwhile, gains a new understanding of the problems which confront Africa-and more importantly, Africans-today.

Contact: Diarah N'Daw-Spech
Email: info@nyadiff.org
Phone: 212 864 1760

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Location: Teacher's College - Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Rm# 263 Macy - btwn Amsterdam and Broadway, New York NY 10027 US

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up Musical Hour

May 31, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. 

Friday Freshen Up takes place on the last Friday of the month from May through August.

This event repeats on the last Friday of every month between May 31, 2019 and August 30, 2019.

Cost: Free

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Location: West Harlem Piers, Henry Hudson Pkwy btwn St. Clair and West 135th St., New York NY 10027 US

Harlem Jazz Series - Eddie Allen

May 31, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Trumpeter, composer, arranger, author … Eddie Allen is one of the more versatile musicians on the New York scene. Playing everything from jazz to R&B/Pop to Latin to symphonic to Broadway, and everything in between. Eddie has worked with such jazz greats as Art Blakey, Billy Harper, Randy Weston, Dizzy Gillespie, Henry Threadgill, Bobby Watson, Jon Faddis, Benny Carter, Panama Francis, Joe Henderson and Steve Turre. He has recorded and performed with, as well as composed for Louis Hayes, Lester Bowie, Jack McDuff, Etta Jones & Houston Person, Mongo Santamaria, Chico Freeman, Charli Persip, and Vanessa Rubin. Eddie leads a quartet, a quintet, a Latin/Brasilian project, a large ensemble and a big band, who not only plays Eddie’s compositions and arrangements, but also the music of such jazz greats as Jimmy Heath, Bobby Watson, Muhal Richard Abrams and Rufus Reid as they come to lead the band.

Featuring:

Eddie Allen: Trumpet

1st set: 7:00pm – 7:45pm (15-min break) 2nd set: 8:00 – 8:45pm

House doors open at 6:30pm

Price: $20

Email: info@welcometoharlem.com

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Location: Greater Calvary Baptist Church, 43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave, New York NY 10027 US

Chamber Music America

May 31, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Presented in collaboration with Chamber Music America

Celebrate the 7th Annual National Chamber Music Month with Chamber Music America, featuring the music of jazz drummer and bandleader, Kendrick Scott, “blessed with great feel, technical prowess and impeccable taste” (The San Diego Union-Tribune), who will be joined by his ensemble, Oracle. The program will also include new contemporary works performed by the Attacca Quartet. Whether you’re an avid classical music listener, jazz fan, or an adventurous concertgoer, this program will have something for you. This concert is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. CMA’s National Chamber Music Month is an annual initiative, which promotes performances, residencies, interactive discussions, and other events across the country to increase awareness of the small ensemble music field.

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Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, New York NY 10031 US

ADIFF May 2019 Migration Series: They Are We

May 31, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Part of African Diaspora International Film Festival "Migration Stories" Film Series

They Are We is the story of a remarkable reunion, 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. The film follows the amazing reunion of members of a small Afro-Cuban ethnic group called Ganga-Longoba – who have retained a collection of distinct songs and dances that one of their ancestors brought from Africa as a slave – and members of the village their ancestor called home in Sierra Leone.

In Central Cuba, proud members of the Ganga-Longoba, a small Afro-Cuban ethnic group, have kept their unique heritage alive. Incredibly, through decades of brutal enslavement, independence wars, and then the denying of all religions after the revolution, they have retained a collection of distinct songs and dances that one of their ancestors brought from Africa as a slave. Each December 17th they still perform them at the San Lazaro ceremony.

Directed by Emma Christopher, Cuba/Australia/Liberia/Sierra Leone, 78 minutes, English

Contact: Diarah N'Daw-Spech
Email: info@nyadiff.org
Phone: 212 864 1760

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Location: Teacher's College - Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Rm# 263 Macy - btwn Amsterdam and Broadway, New York NY 10027 US

Youssou NDOUR

May 31 - June 1, 2019 8:00pm

Youssou NDOUR graces the stage of the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, joined by his band the Super Étoile de Dakar. With a soaring tenor that brims with passion and nuance, the Dakar-born singer-songwriter is a global music icon and tireless cultural ambassador. An early emissary of the mbalax style—a blend of bubbling Senegalese griot percussion, Wolof lyrics, and Afro-Cuban influences—he has gone on to become one of the most revered figures on the world stage.

Full price tickets start at $30.

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Summer on the Hudson: New York City Fish Count

June 1, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for this fun waterside event!

As part of the annual World Science Festival, we will wade into the Hudson River to collect and count what species of fish we find. 

Cost: Free

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Location: Fort Washington Park, Riverside Dr., Hudson River, W. 155 St. to Dyckman St. New York NY 10032 USA

ADIFF May 2019 Migration Series: Otomo

June 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm

A powerful film portraying institutionalized racism and police brutality, Otomo provides a convincing look at the everyday world of refugees, who are continuously surrounded by tension and insecurity. In the summer of 1989, a Stuttgart newspaper reported the true story of a West African asylum seeker who physically assaulted an intolerant subway ticket-taker; fled, and became the target of a city-wide manhunt. Otomo is a sober, fictionalized reconstruction of a tale that shocked Stuttgart, and a gripping portrait of how institutionalized racism drives a disempowered individual to violence and inhumanity.

West African immigrant Frederic Otomo (Isaach de Bankole) lacks the proper papers to be hired for the most menial of jobs; he has survived for eight years with the help of a Catholic charity. Otomo is the target of verbal abuse, is thrown out of his boarding house, and even scorned by neighborhood dogs. He feels and looks out of place. A stoic bubbling pot of wrath on the run, de Bankole’s performance establishes Otomo’s essence without words-language cannot express the gravity of his situation. As a ticking soundtrack counts down his fated minutes, Otomo is helped by a kind, aging hippie and her granddaughter, establishing the potential for an inclusive German society….if it is not too late…

Directed by Frieder Schlaich, Germany, 1999, 84 minutes, drama, Germany

Contact: Diarah N'Daw-Spech
Email: info@nyadiff.org
Phone: 212 864 1760

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Location: Teacher's College - Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Rm# 263 Macy - btwn Amsterdam and Broadway, New York NY 10027 US

ADIFF May 2019 Migration Series: Tazzeka

June 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:35pm

Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother who raised him. Years later, meeting a top Paris chef and a young woman named Salma inspires him to leave home. In Paris, Elias faces unstable work and financial hardship as an undocumented immigrant. But he also finds friendship with Souleymane, who helps revive his passion for cooking. 

Directed by Jean Phillipe Gaud, Morocco/France, 95 minutes, comedy/drama, French, Arabic with English subtitles

Contact: Diarah N'Daw-Spech
Email: info@nyadif.og
Phone: 212 864 1760

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Location: Teacher's College - Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Rm# 263 Macy - btwn Amsterdam and Broadway, New York NY 10027 US

ADIFF May 2019 Migration Series - Bound: Africans Vs. African Americans

June 1, 2019 5:00pm

BOUND: African versus African Americans (AVAA) is a hard hitting documentary that addresses the little known tension that exists between Africans and African Americans. AVAA uses personal testimonials to expose this rift, then it takes us on a journey through the corridors of African and African American historical experiences as it illuminates the moments that divide and those that bind Africans and African American. 

Directed by Peres Owino, USA, 2014, 90 Minutes, documentary, English

Contact: Diarah N'Daw-Spech
Email: info@nyadiff.org
Phone: 212 864 1760

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Location: Teacher's College - Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Rm# 263 Macy - btwn Amsterdam and Broadway, New York NY 10027 US

Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco

June 1, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this Quiet Clubbing event featuring three live DJs spinning tunes of different genres. Switch DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along to the same song as your friends or tap to your own tune.

First-come, first-equipped, there may be a wait for headphones as the night goes on.

Cost: Free

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Location: Pier 1, Riverside Park South at West 70th Street, New York NY U.S.

Opening Night: Emily King / Durano Jones and The Indications / Madison McFerrin / DJ Reborn

June 1, 2019 6:30pm - 10:00pm

For Emily King, the pop-soul singer from New York City who spent her first three decades living on the same downtown block, that notion was always easier said than done. A proud New Yorker, she loved her home, her family, her friends, and her life there. But a year ago, when she finally resolved to challenge herself by moving out of her comfort zone, positive changes started taking shape immediately. In Upstate New York, the fresh air and fresh mentality gave her the proper space and perspective to create what would become the album of her career. Its name: Scenery

Emily is joined by Durand Jones and the Indications, a soul group with a throwback sound that channels the likes of Jackie Wilson and Curtis Mayfield. And Brooklyn singer-songwriter, Madison McFerrin, daughter of jazz legend Bobby McFerrin and sister to SummerStage alum Taylor McFerrin, who will provide an opening set of what Questlove has dubbed “Soulappella.”

Cost: FREE

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Location: Central Park - Summerstage, 71st Street and East River Drive, New York NY 10021 US

ADIFF May 2019 Migration Series: Stambali

June 1, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

In Tunisia, the history of stambali goes back to the arrival of the first men and women taken as slaves from Mali, Timbuktu specifically. Practicing their music and worship in the house of their masters, the slaves and their musical traditions survive to this day. 

Stambali is a religious ritual in Tunisia, a journey with the rhythm of the “gombri” and “chkackek,” traces an individual and collective hypnosis, an annual tribute that the disciples of Sidi Saad pay to their master during an initiatory journey and rite of purification that lasts three days. 

In “Stambali,” the camera, video and film follow the rhythm of the possession, dances, and goes into a trance, in the cemetery, in an open space of grass, trees, dust and sand, in the eroticism that is released by this physical and spiritual representation. 

Directed by Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba, Tunisia, 1999, 52 Minutes, Arabic/French with English subtitles

Contact: Diarah N'Daw-Spech
Email: info@nyadiff.org
Phone: 212 864 1760

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Location: Teacher's College - Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Rm# 263 Macy - btwn Amsterdam and Broadway, New York NY 10027 US

Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing

June 1, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm

This event repeats on the 1st Saturday of every month between June 1, 2019 and September 7, 2019.

A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete when the Amateur Astronomers Association's expert stargazers help us peer heavenward to see stars and planets. 

Cost: Free

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Location: Pier 1, Riverside Park South at West 70th Street, New York NY U.S.

ADIFF May 2019 Migration Series: The Citizen

June 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:45pm

In his late fifties Wilson, whose family was killed during an outbreak of civil war in Guinea-Bissau, enters Europe as a political refugee and settles for a sedate life as a security guard in a Budapest shopping center. Wilson’s main desire is to acquire Hungarian citizenship.

The story follows Wilson as he attempts to find his place in Hungarian society in his daily life, at work, with Mari, a history teacher who helps him study for the citizenship and Shirin, a young Iranian woman whose only hope to avoid deportation is to marry a Hungarian citizen. The Citizen is an Award-winning drama that poignantly dwells on some of the most complex issues of contemporary modern European society. 

Directed by Roland Vranik, Hungary, 2017, 109 Minutes, drama, Hungarian with English subtitles

Contact: Diarah N'Daw-Spech
Email: info@nyadiff.org
Phone: 212 864 1760

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Location: Teacher's College - Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Rm# 263 Macy - btwn Amsterdam and Broadway, New York NY 10027 US

adifF May 2019 Migration Series: Panama Dreams

June 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Panama Dreams transports the viewer on filmmaker Alison Saunders’ modern-day search for descendants of an ancestor who left Barbados in the early 1900s to build the Panama Canal – one of the seven wonders of the modern world. It uncovers the complex history of that migration and troubling issues of race and discrimination that faced the West Indians on the Canal Zone and their descendants of the present day. 

Directed by Alison Saunders, Barbados/Trinidad-Tobago, 2017, Documentary, English

Contact: Diarah N'Daw-Spech
Email: info@nyadiff.org
Phone: 212 864 1760

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Location: Teacher's College - Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Rm# 263 Macy - btwn Amsterdam and Broadway, New York NY 10027 US

adIFF May 2019 Migration Series: Invisible Colour + Valley of the Black Descendants

June 2, 2019 6:00pm

Invisible Color: Black is More Than a Color 
This latest documentary by the Dean of Afro-Cuban Cinema Sergio Giral investigates the black Cuban exile community in South Florida, since the first wave of political refugees in the 1959 revolutionary aftermath, to today. It tracks its presence throughout the region, and highlights its contribution to Miami’s civic culture through testimonies and visual documentation. 

Directed by Sergio Giral, USA/Cuba, 2017, 47 minutes, documentary, Spanish with English subtitles

Valley of the Black Descendants 
In the Azapa Valley (Chile), an oasis in the driest desert in the world, a group of descendants of enslaved men and women brought from Africa are organizing the first African census in the history of Chile. Their aim is to get official recognition from the State that has concealed their culture and African identity for more than 200 years. 

Directed by Sergio Giral, USA/Cuba, 2017, 52 minutes, documentary, Spanish with English subtitles

Contact: Diarah N'Daw-Spech
Email: info@nyadiff.org
Phone: 212 864 1760

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Location: Teacher's College - Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Rm# 263 Macy - btwn Amsterdam and Broadway, New York NY 10027 US

Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance

June 2, 2019 6:00pm - 9:30pm

This event repeats every week on Sunday between June 2, 2019 and June 30, 2019.

Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha, and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Cost: Free

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Location: Pier 1, Riverside Park South at West 70th Street New York NY U.S.

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