Upcoming Release Party and Benefit



SATURDAY, APRIL 12 6-9PM @ The Village Zendo, 588 Broadway #1108 (between Houston St. and Prince St.), New York, NY 10012 — RSVP on the Facebook event page 

Join us for a night of music, food, and socializing to celebrate the release of our guide!

$5-15, give what you can–no one turned away for lack of funds
*Donations from the night will go towards printing and distributing this guide.

Here’s a rough schedule of the night (times subject to change, so keep checking in!)

6:00 Doors open

7:00 Guided meditation and short introduction to our project & guide

7:30 Ely Shipley : poetry

Ely Shipley’s first book of poems, Boy with Flowers, won the Barrow Street Book Prize judged by Carl Phillips and the Thom Gunn Award. His poems and essays appear in Gulf Coast, Western Humanities Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Baruch College-CUNY. http://www.elyshipley.com/

8:00 – 8:50 Music:

Pete Sturman
Pete Sturman cut his teeth as a performer in New Orleans as part of queer folk music duo Pistol Pete & Popgun Paul in the early 90s. It never quite paid off, so now he just sings for the joy of it. His original songs are witty, fun and often poignant, and he’s gotten to be a competent enough musician over the years that occasionally he will play other people’s songs!

Trouble With Kittens
A new project of original songs by Cassandra Burrows featuring Jessie Riley on vocals, Izzak Mills on bass clarinet and flute, Josh Katz-Rosen on baritone horn, and Yonah Adelman on drums. Trouble with Kittens make enchanting original music which span from quirky love ditties, to ominous warnings about nuclear apocalypse, to epic nautical story telling. Dark brass and woodwind textures with playful percussion and ample singing in the key of diva minor. Expect the unexpected.

8:50 Closing/Metta

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