Tuesday, July 14, 2009

For and about immigrants in the New York area this week

New Yorkers have lots of opportunities to find out more about the reality of immigration this week: a documentary Wednesday about longtime Brooklyn resident RoxRoy Salmon, the opening Friday of a play written and performed by immigrant youths and based on their experience, and an ongoing exhibit of art by and about immigrants.

From the NY Activist Calendar, July 11, 2009:

Through 2/12 FRI – Exhibit: Travelling Immigrants Art Exhibit 2009. An opportunity for immigrant artists to respond artistically to this time in history in which immigrants are being persecuted & deprived of their rights. Info: 201-344-9856.
--Through 7/24 FRI: At Rio II Gallery, B’way Housing Communities, 583 Riverside Dr (corner 135th St, 1 to 137th St-City College). No children. Info: 212-568-2030, x208.
--7/26 SUN, 2 pm-8/7 FRI: At Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, 2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd (near 148th St, A/C, B/D to 145th St). Info: 212-862-ARTS (2787).
--11/13 FRI, 7 pm-12/13 SUN: At South Ocean Art Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church, 228 South Ocean Ave, Freeport, NY.
--1/31 SUN, 2 pm-2/12 FRI: At Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, 20 3rd Ave, Long Branch, NJ. Info: 732-263-1121.

7/15 WED, 7 pm – Film/discussion: “RoxRoy.” W/filmmaker Zach Fox. The everyday life of a family is shaken by an ongoing deportation case. At 1st Presbyterian Church, 12 W 12th St, 5th Ave (N/Q/R/W, 4/5/6, L to Union Square, F/V to 14th St). Sponsors: 1st Presbyterian Church, New Sanctuary Movement. Info: 212-995-0844, http://www.newsanctuarynyc.org

7/17 FRI-8/1 SAT – Performance: “Las Escenas de la Cruz.” Powerful play by NYC immigrant youths about their own & their friends’ experiences coming to US & living & working here. Part of Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival. Eng/Sp. Times: 7/17 FRI, 7 pm (sold out); 7/18 SAT, 3 pm; 7/19 SUN, 4 pm; 7/21 TUE, 6:30 pm; 7/25 SAT, 1 pm; 8/1 SAT, 7 pm. At Dorothy Streslin Theater, 312 W 36th St (A/C/E to 34th St-Penn Station). Sponsor: Ipower IdoTheater. Info: http://midtownfestival.org & http://ipoweryouth.org & http://myspace.com/idotheaternyc

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