September 17, 2013 – January 12, 2014
Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion
Artists’ Visions for Public Transit
September 17, 2013-January 12, 2014/ Open Hours: Thurs/Fri 4 pm – 6 pm or by appointment
Opening: Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-9pm
*VIP curator preview for Kickstarter backers of $10 and up: 6pm*
Special opening performance and walking tour by Marie Christine Katz: 6:30-7pm
Exhibiting Artists: Dara Alter, Bicycle Utopia NYC with Nick Normal,Marco Antonio Castro, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Heejung Cho, Molly Dilworth, Rebecca Hackemann, Samuel Holleran, Martin McCormack,Simonetta Moro, Nancy Nowacek, Carlo Sampietro, Nicole Schulman, Maureen Shea, Petra Valentova, Jason Varone, Emily Weiskopf, Ezra Wube
With events and workshops by: Center for Urban Pedagogy, Marie Christine Katz, and Transportation Alternatives.
January 5, 2014
Sunday, December 3 @ 4:00 pm
The Whistling Wolves
Tickets $10/$5 children 12 and under
We’re delighted to welcome the roots music series, The Good Coffee House, to our House on the first Sunday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Great music, great company.
January 9, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 8 pm
Musical Ecologies presents JD Parran
Multi-instrumentalist and composer JD Parran has mastered a wide variety of woodwind instruments (from the familiar tenor saxophone to the rarely heard alto clarinet, E-flat contrabass clarinet, bass saxophone and bamboo flute). He has appeared on more than 50 recordings over the last three decades, including collaborations with The Band, Anthony Braxton, Don Byron, Anthony Davis, Julius Hemphill, New Winds, Yoko Ono, Bill Dixon, Andrew Hill and Stevie Wonder among many others. His previous releases are Kokopilau (duo CD with poet Michael Castro on Freedonia Music), and also JD Parran & Spirit Stage featuring the poetry of Shirley LeFlore and Omegathorp: Living City (co-led with Mark Deutsch) both available on the Y’All label. He is also a veteran educator who lectures at City University of New York (CUNY) and teaches clarinet and saxophone at Harlem School for the Arts.
In addition to his teaching and performing careers, he has been commissioned as a composer by organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation and the Helen W. Buckner Foundation.
January 16, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 8 pm
Brooklyn Reading Works Presents: Court and Spark Turns 40
A Celebration of Joni Mitchell’s 1973 album with Sheila Weller, author of Girls Like Us. Various performers including Amy Burton Greta Gertler Gold Louis Rosen Lauren Fox Michele Somerville Ina May Wool Peter Silsbee Hillary Barleaux Caitlin Claessens, Nancy O Graham and Jennifer Lewis Bennett will perform every song on the album in order.