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Doing justice in the world is an integral part of our history and tradition here at The Community Church of New York. We encourage the personal spiritual growth of our members and seek to create a more just society and world. Find out more...

Recent Justice Making Events

Backpacks for the Street
We were a sponsor for the organization. Backpacks for the homeless were assembled in our Gallery

Yemen, Left to Die - UNGA Forum
Yemeni guests from a range of NGOs helped us gain  direct understanding from unique personal and professional views. We learned what is behind the crisis, what is happening now, and how we can help. See these Facbook links for more information for Feed Yemen.

Time Served! - Art Exhibit
Gallery35 @ Community presented art exploring the issue of overcoming the challenges facing those released from prison who are seeking new beginnings in the larger community.  Partnered with CSSNY's conference  Full Participation is a Human Right that was held at Community Church.

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January 2019 Events at Community

 

Everyone is welcome to attend our fall activities and programs!

Room Locations: The Assembly Hall, Chapel and Conference Room are downstairs.  The Gallery and Front Lounge are next door in the John Haynes Holmes Community House at 28 E. 35th Street, the building with the red door!  Always check the signs at the front doors as room assignments are changed occasionally. 


Weekly:


Pranayama Breathing Exercises with Nafisa – by Appointment, Chapel - nafisa.degani@gmail.com

Learn the breathing technique which improves breathing capacity, opens the upper chest muscles, strengthens the lungs and opens air passages while releasing tension through the spine and shoulders. Requested Contribution: $20

 

Hatha Yoga - Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm / Saturdays, 10:30 am-12 pm, Front Lounge

Hatha Yoga is a branch of yoga which concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Please bring a yoga mat to the class. Requested Contribution $15/$5 Students - nafisa.degani@gmail.com


NYC Street Singers – Most Tuesdays, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom

Open to all who also believe in the transformative power of the arts to inspire and unite, please join us on Tuesday evenings.  For more information, please contact Cheryl Lisbin- clisbin25@aol.com.
 

This Month:


Local Inspiration – Closing Reception – Saturday, January 5, 6-8 pm, Gallery

Join us to view Gallery35 at Community's latest art exhibit – Enjoy work celebrating NYC and surrounding areas. Flyer


Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club - Thursday, January 10, 7-8:30 pm, Front Lounge
(Note the chnage in usual schedule.)

Some of us will have dinner together afterwards at a nearby (inexpensive) restaurant. Please join us. Join us even if you haven't finished reading. The book club is open to all ... and free!  See www.shsny.org  for upcoming titles.

    Jan 10 - Grand Hotel Abyss: The lives of the Frankfurt school by Stuart Jeffries
    Combines biography, philosophy, and story telling to reveal how the Frankfort thinkers gathered in hopes of understanding the     politics of culture during the rise of fascism.

    Feb 7  Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker,
    The subtitle says it all.


Social Tea - Tuesday, January 15, 2-3:30 pm, Gallery

Join us special guests and light refreshments. This month - Opera preview performance with Leonard Lehrman and others.  A Loveletter from Rosa Luxemburg Opera (see below - Jan 20 Concert announcement for more information.)
The occasion is on the actual birthdate of Martin Luther King Jr. and Elie Siegmeiste, as well as the centennial of Rosa Luxemburg's death.  The program will include music by Bernstein, Eisler, Lehrman, Mandelbaum, and Siegmeiste, performed by Michael Niemann, Helene Williams, and members of the Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, conducted from the piano by Leonard Lehrman. Please RSVP to Esther Rosado erosado@ccny.org or 212-683-4988, ext. 123. Flyer


Concert including A Loveletter from Rosa Luxemburg Opera - Sunday, January 20, 2:30-5 pm, Hall of Worship

The concert  includes the finale of "I Have A Dream," the cantata by Elie Siegmeister based on Dr. King's speech, commemorating their 110th & 90th birthdays the same day (Jan. 15); the complete score of the Brecht-Eisler parable of racism and the coming of fascism, ROUNDHEADS & POINTEDHEADS; an unknown never-before-performed song by Bernstein; and 2 world premieres: Marc Blitzstein's Children's Cantata, and Leonard Lehrman's latest (12th) opera, written for Helene Williams - "A Loveletter from Rosa Luxemburg," honoring the centennial of Rosa Luxemburg's death (Jan. 15). Flyer


Interiors- Gallery35 at Community's  Artists’ Reception - Saturday January 26,  6-8pm, Gallery

Among other works,   John Devaney will be showing two paintings inspired by the bedroom scene from King Kong (1933).  In Midtown Suite, there’s a monstrous intrusion into the dreamlike, lush interior. In Midtown – The Male Gaze, the two lovers are seemingly safe inside while a dark terror  looms just outside.


Peoples' Music Network Winter Gathering Concert - Friday, January 25, Hall of Worship

A special concert featuring: Francisco Herrera, Brooklyn Women's Chorus, Raymond Turner, Jeremy Aaron, Lindsey Wilson, and many more.  Brochure/Ticket Info


Quarterly Congregational Meeting - Sunday, January 27, 12:45-2 pm, Assembly Hall

Everyone is welcome to attend. Voting Members will be voting on several matters.  Lunch will be available.

Save the Date!

Art & Card Making Circle - Sunday, Fenruary 3, 1-3 pm, Gallery


Other Opportunities:

People's Voice Café – Most Saturdays, 8 pm – More information at www.peoplesvoicecafe.org


Esperanto Society – Third Fridays, 7-9 pm, 3rd Floor Classroom (Oct-May) – Everyone is welcome.

 

 

Last Published: January 10, 2019 1:55 PM