12:00 am
Join Manzoor Ahtesham as he discusses The Tale of the Missing Man (Dastan-e Lapata), winner of the Global Humanities Translation Prize. Manzoor will be joined by co-translators Jason Grunebaum and Ulrike Stark. The Tale of the Missing Man (Dastan-e Lapata) is a milestone in Indo-Muslim literature. A refreshingly playful novel, it explores modern Muslim life
The Astoria Bookshop
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Join us for a FREE Senegalese Sabar Class taught by Bakary Fall at Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center. Sabar is a traditional dance performed to the Sabar drum of Senegal. In this energetic and fun dance class, you will learn the fundamentals of Sabar and progress to combinations that incorporates lots of hip twisting,
Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center
7:00 pm
Join in Donna Gaines and Tom Smucker as they discuss their two books Why The Ramones Matter and Why the Beach Boys Matter. “Donna speaks for me and every one of us who found our salvation in the only band that really mattered to the outsider in us all.” —CJ RAMONE “Smucker’s mix of unabashed
The Astoria Bookshop
12:00 am
Come and celebrate the launch of tour guide and author Marie Carter’s new book, HOLLY’S HURRICANE. Discounted books will be available for sale. There will be a short talk, reading, trivia prizes such as walking tour passes, books, and other surprises! What others are saying about HOLLY’S HURRICANE: “HOLLY’S HURRICANE, smartly set in the near
Q.E.D.
8:00 pm
Join us for a FREE Capoeira Class with Contramestre Chuvisco of Capoeira Luanda at Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that involves dance, culture, music, sport, and history. The much-loved martial art form practiced around the globe today is a mixture of strength, flexibility, improvisation, rhythm, endurance, agility, and
Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Join us for a FREE Haitian Dance Class taught by Julio Jean at Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center. Haitian dance is a drum based movement style rooted in traditional Haitian folklore. This class will develop each dancer’s relationship to spatial awareness, body control, polyrhythm, percussion and pulse. R&M train to Steinway Street. Classes are
Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center
6:30 pm
Don’t miss this amazing FREE Cuban Rumba/Orisha Dance Class taught by Stevie Insua at Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center. Enjoy the rich heritage of Afro Cuban Folkoric dances. The class is designed to teach students the movement, style and characteristics of Yoruba, Palo, Orishas, and Congo while gaining an awareness of the accompanying rhythms.
Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center
12:00 pm
Join us for a FREE Salsa Class taught by Joe Burgos and Arbaz Mehdi of Piel Canela Dancers at Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center. Each Salsa class starts with exercises to get you moving comfortably and confidently to Latin rhythms, transitioning into fundamental salsa footwork. Students will learn the history and culture of salsa
Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center
3:00 pm
Join us for a FREE Afro-Brazilian Dance Class taught by Velly Bahia at Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center. These dances and rhythms—including Samba de Roda, Axé, Sambareggae, Orixás, and Afoxé—are colorful, energize the body and spirit, help students develop rhythm and coordination, and stay fit, all while teaching the student about Brasilian culture. R&M
Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center
5:30 pm
Join us for a FREE Egyptian Belly Dance Class taught by Krystal Garabedian at Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center. One of the oldest dance forms, traditional Egyptian Belly Dance emphasizes complex, controlled, and precise movements of the torso, hips, and arms. In this class, students will learn body isolations in a fun class filled
Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Don’t miss our FREE Guinean Dance Class with Mouminatou Camara at Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center. Guinean dance has been passed down for centuries in various villages. In 1958 President Sekou Touré developed a prestigious national ballet to showcase the finest Guinean artists around the world. The dance form is high energy, helping to
Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center
6:30 pm
Join us for a FREE Afro-Brazilian Dance Class taught by Janete Silva at Djoniba Centre @ RIOULT Dance Center. Afro-Brazilian dance are the popular and traditional dance styles from Bahia in Brazil. Each class features a series of warm-up exercises that will prepare students for fun and extremely energetic technique and dynamic choreography with live
Djoniba Dance & Drum Centre