What is C2EA and what do we do?
The Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA) is a diverse, exciting coalition of people living with HIV & AIDS, their advocates and their loved ones. Together, we're demanding that our leaders exert the political will to stop the epidemic, in the U.S. and abroad, once and for all.
Tea dance – or after afternoon tea dance is a LGBTQA dance that is held in the afternoon. This dance is offered in celebration of LGBTQA Pride at the Keith D. Cylar House Health Center.
Come join us and the Housing Works community to celebrate Pride month!
For more info please contact 212-677-7999.
30% off books, movies, and more. FOR AMERICA!
Co-presented with GreenHouse Publicity
Noteworthy's Singer/Songwriter panel discussion celebrates the careers of four powerful female artists currently writing, recording and performing live music in the fields of hip-hop, musical theater, electropop, rock and R&B.
These singer/songwriters will talk about the process and work of writing, the hustle and thrill of performance, influences and mentors, collaborating with a team, the necessity of business management, and how they've built their careers while staying true to themselves. A question and answer period will provide advice and encouragement for aspiring artists in the audience.
Noteworthy was founded with the intention of providing a platform for women in the NYC music industry to speak openly and incisively about their path to success, to inspire others with their stories, and to teach those who work within the field what the view is like from both sides of the stage. Noteworthy strives to present panelists that reflect NYC's own broad range of ethnicity, background, experience and genre specialty.
Anyone curious about the current state of the music industry and the role gender plays in it today will find ample opportunity to learn.
10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. $8 at the door. This event always sells out. Limited seating; please arrive early.
10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. $8 at the door. This event always sells out. Limited seating; please arrive early.
Free article writing workshop with Jennifer Armstrong.
Jennifer Armstrong is the co-founder and editor of the website Sexy Feminist, and co-author of the nonfiction book Sexy Feminism (Mariner Books) and author of the nonfiction books Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted (Simon & Schuster) and Why? Because We Still Like You (Grand Central Publishing). She served as senior writer for Entertainment Weekly, and she has written for Glamour, Salon, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Writer’s Digest, Fast Company, and New York‘s Vulture, as well as numerous daily newspapers. Her work is included in the anthologies Altared and Coffee at Luke's.
Got a taste for crime and a yen for travel? Like being transported by both crafty plots and exotic locales? Then join our group of armchair detectives for a killer discussion of murder and mayhem that spans the globe.
Housing Works Bookstore is partnering with one of Manhattan's premiere independent publishers, Melville House—and their imprint Melville International Crime—to bring you some of the finest in mystery and suspense writing from around the world! Each month, The International Crime Book Group will discuss a novel from the Melville House catalog of thrillers, each set in a different region. Join us in July as we travel to 1920s Paris with A Very Profitable War by Didier Daeninckx.
The ICBG will meet every month in the bookstore's café. It will be hosted by Housing Works Bookstore's resident mystery buff Merril Speck. He will provide discussion questions and lead the meeting. The group is open to all who are interested!
More on A Very Profitable War by Didier Daeninckx: In January 1920, in the aftermath of "the war to end all wars," private detective René Griffon is hired to investigate the marital infidelities of the wife of a war hero.But what he uncovers is more than shabby behavior, and more than a sex scandal - what he uncovers is a scandal with devastating national implications. And as Griffon's investigation plunges him into the murky world of blackmail, murder, anarchists, profiteering, and the repercussions of the war's dark secrets, he discovers that the people who helped France win the war are being made to pay for the peace.
Our thanks to Melville House for generously donating copies of A Very Profitable War. It will be available in the bookstore at half price.
For questions about The International Crime Book Club, please e-mail Merril Speck at email@example.com.
In 2010, cookbook author Lukas Volger and his friends, writers Sadie Stein and Emily Gould, formed a potluck dinner club with the aim of cooking their way through Laurie Colwin's two collections of food essays. They were motivated by rabid fandom of Colwin's writing and morbid curiosity about how some of the weirder-sounding dishes (eggplant, pot cheese, scallion and fermented black beans, anyone?) might taste. Little did they realize they were embarking together on a journey that would include some of the best meals of their lives, as well as more than a few of what Colwin called Kitchen Disasters -- especially after they enlarged their scope to other influential cookbooks and food memoirs, and started inviting -- gulp -- special guests. If you're a fan of Laurie Colwin or just love gathering around a table to find out what horrors your friends might be inflicting on you for dinner, this is an evening you won't want to miss.
Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly; The Beat:The News Blog of Comics and Comics Culture) presents readings and a conversation about the great big BUTs we all seem to have about feminism--in comic book format! Join cartoonists Gabrielle Bell (The Voyeurs), Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge), Emily Flake (The New Yorker), Lauren Weinstein (Goddess of War) and many more contributors to celebrate the release of their new comics anthology, The Big Feminist BUT: Comics About Women, Men and the IFs ANDs & BUTs of Feminism, edited by Shannon O'Leary (Pet Noir; Publishers Weekly) and Joan Reilly (Working: A Graphic Adaptation, Hi-Horse Omnibus)
Join Capital New York editors and writers to celebrate the release of their first e-book, Making the City: A selection of stories from Capital New York, featuring stories about the world of violence behind Chinese food, homeless hustlers, a Palestinian falafel king, political infighting, football heroes, and much more. The characters featured in the selection are famous, infamous, unknown, or invisible, but they're all part of the same messy project of New York City. Tonight, we'll be hearing more stories about this both hard to describe and endlessly describable city from Capital co-founder Tom McGeveran, This American Life contributor Starlee Kine, MSNBC host Steve Kornacki, playwright Sheila O'Malley, writer Steven Boone, and hosted by Capital public editor Gillian Reagan, and more.
Celebrate the reissued classic novel Chocolates for Breakfast by Pamela Moore. The evening will include short readings from the book, and a Q + A with Moore's son Kevin Kanarek and Emma Straub, author of Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures.
NYC's Ultimate Pun Competition
Hosted by a self-proclaimed “Rodney Dangerfield impersonator” and his daughter (Fred and Jo Firestone), PUNDERDOME 3000 is a pun competition for weirdos and pun-lovers alike! All are welcome to attend this wild-n-crazy round robin event, but only the first 12 individuals/duos to sign-up at the door will have a chance to compete. Pun-masters are determined through a “human clap-o-meter” system voted on by the audience. Great big kitchen appliance prizes and celebrity judges guaranteed. Catch the action on YouTube in the video here!
“(PUNDERDOME 3000) is concentrated, unabashed silliness that I longed to bottle and smuggle out in my purse.” --The New Yorker
“New York's Most Intense Pun Competition....make(s) punning into a spectator sport.” --Columbia Daily Spectator
“...Makes for a pretty riled up crowd.” --F’D in PARK SLOPE
“The 5 Best Things To Do In NYC Tonight” --CBS New York
Hang out with some Grantlanders and pick up Grantland Quarterly no. 6. Writers Bryan Curtis, David Shoemaker, Hua Hsu, Rafe Bartholomew, and Andy Greenwald will all be on hand to read from the latest issue and answer questions.
HIV/AIDS Housing Where You Live: What's Working, What's Not and Why: A Community Listening Session
A Pre-Conference presented by the National AIDS Housing Coalition at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness
Join HIV/AIDS housing and service providers, consumers and officials to learn about both successful models and challenges in fulfilling housing's promise as a powerful prevention and healthcare intervention for homeless people with HIV/AIDS. Share how your community is including housing in implementation of the Affordable Care Act and learn about successful models from across the country. Updates on modernization of the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) formula and the status of the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing will be provided. Learn about the latest research findings, including data demonstrating housing is both cost-effective and cost-saving, and how this data can be used locally to advance HIV/AIDS housing funding and policy priorities.
July 22, 2013 ~ 9am - 12pm
999 9th Street
Pre-Registration is required. Please RSVP by July 15, 2013.
Attendance at this event is free of charge.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're interested in registering for the entire National Conference on Ending Homelessness please visit the official conference website at help.endhomelessness.org/events/27.
Please Share Widely!
DISH is sumptuous 4-course feast of readings and stories, as told by New York's hottest chefs, restauranteurs, mixologists, food authors, bloggers and critics, presented by Kimberly M. Wetherell of Spirited and David Gutowski of Largehearted Boy.
$5 (STRONGLY) SUGGESTED DONATION
APERITIF: Industry City Distllery
DESSERT: People's Pops
AND... bring a recipe to share for New York City's only (we think) recipe swap!!
All proceeds from the event will benefit Housing Works' programs to assist men, women, and children living with or affected by homelessness and HIV/AIDS.
This month only! Donate your fine jewelry and get a 20% off coupon good at all Thrift Shops!*
*Not valid at Buy the Bag
From our friends at the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance
SAVE THE DATE!
Join us on Tuesday, June 25th to strategize how you and your community can advocate for the federal REPEAL (Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal) HIV Criminalization Act this summer. REPEAL is a key step towards ending unfair and unjust HIV criminalization laws in the United States.
What: The REPEAL Act - How We Can End HIV Criminalization Together
When: Tuesday, June 25 at 12pm-1:30pm PST / 1pm-2:30pm MST / 2pm-3:30pm CST / 3pm-4:30pm EST
Moderator: Laura Thomas, Deputy State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance & Steering Committee Member with HIV PJA
Why join this webinar?
Congresswoman Barbara Lee reintroduced the REPEAL Act with bipartisan support in early May 2013. If passed, this act will be a key step towards ending unfair and unjust HIV criminalization laws in the United States by:
This webinar will draw from the expertise of individuals and organizations on the forefront of confronting HIV criminalization, and share strategies on how we can all end unjust HIV criminalization laws together.
Saturday, June 15 @ 7p - Monday, June 17 @ 7p
IFC Center ~ 323 Avenue of the Americas ~ New York, NY
Q&A's w filmmakers & subjects
Presented by Human Rights Watch + Housing Works + Latino Commission on AIDS
Bill Cheng (Southern Cross the Dog, Ecco, May 2013) and Derek Palacio (How to Shake the Other Man, Nouvella, May 2013) read from their recent releases and converse about crafting a controversial debut work. The authors will discuss writing stories beyond the “write what you know” adage (Cheng’s takes place in the South in the 1920’s; Palacio’s follows a Dominican prostitute that falls in love with a Cuban street-coffee vendor) and their experiences as debut authors.
An intimate acoustic evening with Dawes. Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion open.
$35 tickets guarantee admission but not seating. Seating is limited, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors will open at 7:30PM. Show begins at 8:00PM.
All ticket sales benefit the Housing Works mission of fighting to end AIDS and homelessness.
While the city of Los Angeles has been both an inspiration and a home to the four members of Dawes, they found themselves traveling East last fall to record their third album in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with newly enlisted producer Jacquire King. It was a chance to hunker down and work each day for a month away from familiar landmarks and routines. The tracks they laid down at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Studio have yielded a 12-song disc of tremendous sonic and narrative clarity, book-ended in classic album fashion by two very different versions of the wistful “Just Beneath The Surface” – a misleading title, really, since the songs stacked in between dig so deep. Stories Don’t End is not so much a departure from the quartet’s previous efforts as a distillation of them. It spotlights the group’s maturing skills as arrangers, performers and interpreters who shape the raw material supplied by chief songwriter and lead vocalist Taylor Goldsmith into an artfully concise and increasingly soulful sound.
Once again, Goldsmith displays a particular gift for tunes that balance tough and tender, hardboiled and heartbroken. As a writer, he prowls his psyche like a forties detective, looking for clues to the mysteries of life and love. “Just My Luck” has the irresistible pull of a vintage country tune, though the arrangement is understated and contemporary. If Goldsmith’s vocal delivery weren’t plaintive enough, the band ups the emotional ante with a beautiful wordless coda that intertwines Tay Strathairn’s piano and Goldsmith’s lead guitar. Similarly “Something In Common” is a morning-after shuffle that builds into a bigger and more dramatic track before dropping back to a quiet melancholic finish. Goldsmith takes a few simple words, like “something in common,” and uses them like chapter headings to develop a compelling story, full of unexpected twists, from verse to verse. “Someone Will” includes the same kind of word play while boasting a little more swagger. “Hey Lover,” a cover of a tongue-in-cheek tune by Dawes’ good buddy Blake Mills, is a playful mid-album break with Taylor Goldsmith and his young brother, drummer Griffin Goldsmith, trading off lead vocals.
Before he started composing for the album, says Taylor, “I went through a Joan Didion tear.” It was right after he read the legendary author’s Democracy that he found the title, Stories Don’t End, in her work. Though Didion is currently a New Yorker, she is most associated with Southern California, its culture of the sixties and seventies, a subject she examined in gimlet-eyed prose. When Goldsmith started penning new songs after several months on the road in support of Dawes’ 2011 disc,Nothing Is Wrong, his writing was even more keenly observant. “From a Window Seat” was the first he completed and, he admits, “It’s a very singular song. A lot of the songs on the record can be a little more broad, about a period in someone’s life or trying to explore a certain feeling. This song is about a specific experience of being on an airplane and that’s not a very poetic or lyrical idea.” Yet Goldsmith, employing an accumulation of small details, once again finds the bigger picture, about the narrator’s past and his (and our) uncertain future, about the history lurking beneath the swimming pool-dotted landscape below him. Just as important is the track itself — lean, propulsive and guitar-driven – lending urgency to Goldsmith’s in-flight musings. Similarly, “Bear Witness,” a last-minute addition to the lineup that the band arranged during the Asheville sessions, is an almost cinematically vivid rendering of a man having a conversation with his child from his hospital bed.
Nothing Is Wrong had garnered considerable acclaim, with London’s Independentdeclaring, “It’s as close to a perfect Americana album as there’s been this year.” Up to then, the band had relied on good friend Jonathan Wilson as producer, cutting its 2009 debut disc, North Hills, at Wilson’s Laurel Canyon studio and its follow-up with Wilson at a larger room in Echo Park. But Wilson’s own career as a solo artist was taking off following the release of his Gentle Spirit disc, and the band began a search for a new collaborator. King boasted an impressive and unusual resume, having produced an eclectic range of artists, including Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Norah Jones and the Punch Brothers. Says keyboardist Strathairn, “He’s really easy to work with. As a producer he doesn’t want to be the artist, he simply tries to make the band sound the best that the band can be. And the work speaks for itself.”
Recording with King and foregoing the quickly cut, straight-to-analog tape approach of its first two recordings was a way, says Taylor, for Dawes “to push the boundaries of what might be expected of us, or feel like a comfort zone for us, while trying to be the same band we always are. That was important to us. We didn’t want to abandon anybody’s sense of who we were and, more importantly, our sense of ourselves. We wanted to stay true to this thing that we had while starting to widen the spectrum a little bit.”
The reprise of “Just Beneath the Surface” at the end of the disc, however, is a first-take document of the band figuring out the tune together, and it was too good not to keep. As bassist Wylie Gelber recalls, “We knew the vibe we were going for and we were running through it while Jacquire was setting up. But we were completely unaware that he was recording us. We were fooling around and towards the end of it, we stopped for a minute and Jacquire said, Hey man, I think we’ve got it. We tried to beat that take but we couldn’t. You can hear it there, you can feel that it’s the first time it’s being played, it’s a simple song and there’s a subtle art to doing it. It ebbs and flows.”
“With Jacquire,” explains Taylor, “we were able to hold on to an essence of what we had been, but I feel now, more than with our first two records, that this makes a case that we’re a band from 2013. There a lot of bands that harken back to a period or style of a different time and that can be really limiting. That was never our intention.”
“The album is very honest,” concludes Strathairn. “It’s us.”