Performance Wellness: Using Music and Sound as Your Path to Healing, Creativity and Wholeness
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Performance Wellness: Using Music and Sound as Your Path to Healing, Creativity and Wholeness

https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/event/performance-wellness-using-music-and-sound-as-your-path-to-healing-creativity-and-wholeness/

Performance Wellness: Using Music and Sound as Your Path to Healing, Creativity and Wholeness

We all in our lifetimes go through an abundance of “performances.” Whether you are a performing artist, a salesman, a quarterback, a corporate CEO, a teacher, a judge, a news anchor, a preacher, or a best man holding a speech for the “dearly beloved,” when we take the stage, the “wellness” of our mind, body, and heart is often taken for granted.

Have you ever wondered what lies underneath our heart racing, palms sweating, voice shaking, numb limbs, trembling body, feeling of pressure, second guessing, judging yourself, thoughts racing, thoughts freezing, overwhelming fears, self–criticism, emotional shut down, painful backlash? Or have you taken it for granted and just put that well-known socially accepted label on it such as “stage fright” or “performance anxiety” and left it at that? Or just chose not to participate or think about it at all?

Performance Wellness does not take the “wellness” of your being for granted as you go through a “performance.” Performance Wellness is a unique practice that uses specifically designed modules as tools for healing those inner voices that control our life’s performances, whether they are personal or professional. Learning these modules and applying them in a safe group setting will allow you to go deep within and liberate your heart’s true song. Whether you are a seasoned performer or someone whose creative spirit has been locked away for decades, performance wellness is a practice that can transform your life.

Teacher bios:

Jesse Paris Smith is a composer, instrumentalist, activist,  producer, performance wellness coach, and an integrative sound and music practitioner. For 15 years she has been performing globally in many configurations, collaborating with musicians and artists from many different cultures. jesseparissmith.com

Morana Mesic is a New York based vocalist, lyricist, composer, arranger, performance wellness coach, and an integrative sound and music practitioner from Croatia. MoranaMesicMusic.com

Sign up here: https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/event/performance-wellness-using-music-and-sound-as-your-path-to-healing-creativity-and-wholeness/

 

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Pathway to Paris at Carnegie Hall
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Pathway to Paris at Carnegie Hall

Pathway to Paris: Concert to Fight Climate Change

Pathway to Paris, a climate change initiative focused on turning the Paris Agreement into reality, will partner with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and 350.org for a concert on climate action, to be held at Carnegie Hall in New York City on November 5, 2017.

Pathway to Paris promises to be a night of incredible musical performances and rousing speeches aimed at advancing the important work of fighting climate change while offering innovative solutions.

Set to take place on the eve of COP 23 - the United Nations conference on climate change that kicks off in Bonn, Germany - the evening will feature internationally recognized musicians and speakers, including Patti Smith, Joan Baez, Bill McKibben, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Tanya Tagaq, Flea, Talib Kweli, Cat Power, Michael Stipe, Tenzin Choegyal, and Pathway to Paris founders Rebecca Foon and Jesse Paris Smith, and more. 

Tickets for the concert are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Carnegie Charge at 212.247.7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/11/5/0700/PM/Pathway-to-Paris/

Pathway to Paris will also be celebrating the launch of its latest project. The bold new initiative, to be unveiled next month, will encourage the world to go above and beyond the targets of the Paris Agreement.

“This is our moment to move towards a renewable, resilient future as we are running out of time,” Rebecca Foon said. “We can achieve this by working together to create resilient cities that are no longer dependent on fossil fuels and create a world we want to live in.”

“We believe in the power of music and its ability to heal and unify citizens in a time of crisis. We must make this fight our biggest most ambitious collaboration of all time. The world must work as a team, and the cities of our planet must join together to lead the way,” added Jesse Paris Smith.

Since its inception, Pathway to Paris has partnered with UNDP and 350.org, leaders in environmental action. This alliance has created an unstoppable force in the effort to slow climate change by contributing to a multitude of initiatives globally; from benefit farmers in the Sahel, to preparing for rising sea-levels and expanding the use of renewable energy.

 “Like the Paris Agreement itself, this concert and this partnership – bringing together artists, innovators, and policymakers– is a message to the world that sustainable development and shared prosperity go hand-in-hand with protecting our planet,” notes Achim Steiner, Administrator of UNDP. “Each of us, each of our communities, our cities, and our companies has a role to play in achieving this shared objective. We’re very excited to partner with Pathway and 350.org to help make this a success.”

ABOUT PATHWAY TO PARIS

Founded by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon in 2014 after the People’s Climate March in New York City, Pathway to Paris is an initiative that, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program and 350.org, brings together musicians, artists, activists, climate change experts, academics, politicians, and innovators, to participate in a series of events and dialogues to help turn the Paris Agreement into action through innovative solutions. To learn more, visit http://pathwaytoparis.com/

ABOUT UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The UN Development Programme works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. A leader in climate action, UNDP maintains a portfolio of nearly $3 billion climate initiatives, ranging from renewable energy to community level climate adaptation to the protection of forests.

Performers


Patti Smith
Joan Baez
Bill McKibben
Vandana Shiva
Michael Stipe
Flea
Talib Kweli
Cat Power
Tenzin Choegyal
Tanya Tagaq
Rebecca Foon
Jesse Paris Smith

Link to buy tickets:

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/11/5/0700/PM/Pathway-to-Paris/

Rollingstone announcement:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/patti-smith-michael-stipe-lead-pathway-to-paris-nyc-event-w496508

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Devotion at Back Bay Events Center/Harvard Book Store
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Devotion at Back Bay Events Center/Harvard Book Store

Music(piano, guitar), reading, discussion at Back Bay Events Center

Harvard Book Store welcomes renowned writer, performer, musician, and visual artist PATTI SMITH—author of the National Book Award–winning memoir Just Kids and the New York Times best seller M Train—for a discussion of her latest book, Devotion (Why I Write), an exploration of the nature of creative invention. 

Please Note

This event does not include a book signing. Books included with tickets will not be signed.

About Devotion

A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic—its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring. How does an artist accomplish such an achievement, connecting deeply with an audience never met? In this groundbreaking book, one of our culture’s beloved artists offers a detailed account of her own creative process, inspirations, and unexpected connections.
 
Patti Smith first presents an original and beautifully crafted tale of obsession—a young skater who lives for her art, a possessive collector who ruthlessly seeks his prize, a relationship forged of need both craven and exalted. She then takes us on a second journey, exploring the sources of her story. We travel through the South of France to Camus’s house, and visit the garden of the great publisher Gallimard where the ghosts of Mishima, Nabokov, and Genet mingle. Smith tracks down Simone Weil’s grave in a lonely cemetery, hours from London, and winds through the nameless Paris streets of Patrick Modiano’s novels. Whether writing in a café or a train, Smith generously opens her notebooks and lets us glimpse the alchemy of her art and craft in this arresting and original book on writing.

The Why I Write series is based on the Windham-Campbell Lectures, delivered annually to commemorate the awarding of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale University.

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FURTHER: HUNTER MOUNTAIN
Sep
22
to Sep 24

FURTHER: HUNTER MOUNTAIN

http://www.scribnerslodge.com/new-events/2017/9/22/further-hunter-mountain

JOIN US  SEPTEMBER 22-24TH,  FOR FURTHER: HUNTER MOUNTAIN, AN INSPIRATIONAL THREE-DAY MIND-AND-BODY EVENT IN THE HEART OF THE CATSKILL MOUNTAINS. PARTICIPATE IN CURATED MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION EXPERIENCES, SURPRISE PERFORMANCES BY THE PATHWAY TO PARIS COLLECTIVE, A FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER  UNDER THE STARS WITH AN ART INSTALLATION BY GENTLE MONSTER, AND PARTY INTO THE EVENING WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJ GOLDCLAP.

THIS EXPERIENCE IS ONLY OPEN TO A SELECT NUMBER OF GUESTS SO PLEASE SECURE YOUR PLACE FOR THIS UNFORGETTABLE WEEKEND.  FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT DESIGN HOTELS.

PROGRAMMING

MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION
PARTICIPATE IN A SPECIALLY DESIGNED MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION PROGRAM CURATED BY MAX VALLOT, FOUNDER OF EXPERIENTIAL EYEWEAR BRAND DISTRICT VISION. TAKING PLACE ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNING, THE PROGRAM WILL FOCUS ON LONG-TERM PERSONAL CLARITY, LEAVING THE COMMUNITY WITH A CLEAR AND ENLIGHTENED MIND AND BODY. 

PURPOSE AND IMPACT
JOIN OUR CONVERSATION ON HOW ART, MUSIC, AND DESIGN CAN HAVE AN IMPACT ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND EMPOWER GLOBAL CHANGE. TAKING PLACE SATURDAY AFTERNOON, THE PANEL DISCUSSION IS A COLLABORATION WITH PATHWAY TO PARIS AND THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. PATHWAY TO PARIS IS CO-FOUNDED BY JESSE PARIS SMITH AND RECECCA FOON.

FOOD AND RITUAL
TAKING PLACE UNDER THE STARS, DINNER ON SATURDAY EVENING WILL BE A COMMUNAL DINING EXPERIENCE WITH A SPECIAL INSTALLATION BY GENTLE MONSTER. THE FARM-TO-TABLE MENU, THOUGHTFULLY CURATED BY JOSEPH BUENCONSEJO, THE EXECUTIVE CHEF OF ON-SITE RESTAURANT PROSPECT AT SCRIBNER'S, WILL FEATURE SEASONAL INGREDIENTS SOURCED FROM LOCAL CATSKILL AND HUDSON VALLEY FARMS. 

ART AND SOUND
GUESTS WILL COME TOGETHER AROUND MUSIC, ART, AND SOUND FOR A PARTY TO CHANGE PERCEPTIONS. THE MUSICAL PROGRAM WILL BE LED BY RENOWNED DJ GOLDCAP, WHOSE COSMIC BEATS WILL HOLISTICALLY RELAX AND ENGAGE MINDS AND BODIES TOWARDS A HIGHER LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

FURTHER IS A COLLECTIVE OF DIVERSE COMMUNITIES COMING TOGETHER TO CO-CREATE MEANINGFUL IMMERSION EXPERIENCES WITH A SOCIAL IMPACT. ITS MISSION IS TO BRING PEOPLE TO A COLLECTIVE CONCIOUSNESS AROUND WELLBEING, CREATIVITY, AND PURPOSE.

Click here to book your Further Experience.

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An Evening With Patti Smith and her Band, Jackson Smith, and Jesse Paris Smith Honoring Fred Sonic Smith
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening With Patti Smith and her Band, Jackson Smith, and Jesse Paris Smith Honoring Fred Sonic Smith

An Evening With Patti Smith and her band
Jackson Smith and Jesse Paris Smith
Honoring Fred Sonic Smith

Thursday, September 14, 2017
SummerStage, Central Park
Doors: 6:00PM

Tickets on sale Friday, June 16 at 12:00PM

The Bowery Presents

Patti Smith and her band Jackson Smith and Jesse Paris Smith

Honoring Fred Sonic Smith

Thursday Sep 14, 2017

Doors: 6:00 PM (ends at 10:00 PM)

$49.50 - $50

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Patti Smith and Jesse at St. Ann's
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Patti Smith and Jesse at St. Ann's

A special presentation by iconic artist, performer, and author Patti Smith to coincide with the release of her new book Devotion. Two companion essays and a beautifully crafted tale about a tragic young skater comprise this deeply personal look into the alchemy of Smith's creative process.

Join us as Patti presents Devotion beneath the beautiful, vaulted ceilings of St. Ann's!

Presented by Brooklyn Book Festival and Windham Campbell Prizes with Books are Magic. The event is an Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend. 

Please carefully review the following event guidelines before purchasing a ticket:

Seating at this venue is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no reserved seating.
This event will take place at St. Ann's and the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights, NOT at Books Are Magics store in Cobble Hill. Please note the correct address: 157 Montague St., Brooklyn, NY (entrance on Clinton Street between Montague and Pierrepont Streets)
This is a presentation and Q&A event only. Each ticket includes ONE copy of Devotion. Books will be distributed at the end of the event.

Photography and videography at this event are strictly prohibited. Please do not take pictures or video during the event.  
 

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Jesse Paris Smith 30th Birthday Fundraiser for Pathway to Paris
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jesse Paris Smith 30th Birthday Fundraiser for Pathway to Paris

Jesse Paris Smith 30th Birthday Celebration and launch of the new album, Pathway to Paris: Live at City Winery

This evening will be a fundraiser for Pathway to Paris!

TOGETHER TURNING THE PARIS AGREEMENT INTO REALITY

Featuring:

  • Jesse Paris Smith
  • Rebecca Foon
  • Patti Smith
  • Jackson Smith
  • Timothy Monger and Gregory Mcintosh (Great Lakes Myth Society)
  • Alana Amram
  • Tony Shanahan
  • Lenny Kaye
  • The Downhill Strugglers

City Winery, NYC

Doors at 6pm !!

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Tenzin Choegyal with Jesse Paris Smith, and Friends
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Tenzin Choegyal with Jesse Paris Smith, and Friends

For Tibet With Love!
Featuring Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Smith, and Friends
Friday, June 2 at 7pm
Price: $15.00 | Member Price: $13.50


“Music is like drifting clouds that fly freely over
the man-made geographical borders in this infinite space of possibilities.”
– Tenzin Choegyal

Come join the Tibet House US to hear a special concert with Tenzin Choegyal’s international award-winning music that has been described as “healing,” “mesmerizing,” and “transcendent.”

Tenzin Choegyal will sing his original compositions and perform on dranyen (lute) and lingbu (flute), accompanied by Jesse Smith on piano, Martha Mooke on electric viola, Leo Heiblum on tabla, Rick Patrick, and Tendor.

Together they will weave a gorgeous tapestry of sound that is both mesmerizing and radiantly warm.

For more information, visit: http://tenzinchoegyal.com/

VIDEOS:
Crane Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNNmBXsF_o4

Snow Lion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r7yCHqs1ic

Elemental Prayer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r7yCHqs1ic

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Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith, and Rick Patrick
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith, and Rick Patrick

Thursday, June 1st, 7:30 pm

Tenzin Choegyal

Critically-Acclaimed Tibetan Singer-Instrumentalist

Mustang

The Tibetan Center, 875 Route 28, Kingston

 

n 2014, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation went with Tibetan exile Tenzin Choegyal to re-visit Mustang, the land he loves. There, in Nepal, he was close to his real homeland, Tibet. He will share the short, spectacular documentary of his trip and experiences. Later, after a Q&A, he will perform the music he has become acclaimed for – roots from traditional folk music and a unique musical style that is pure beauty, alongside concerns both spiritual and hopeful. Expect Vocals, Dranyen (Tibetan lute), & Lingbu (bamboo flute).

Tickets: $15 at door, or purchase here.

To reserve seats: Call (845) 383-1774

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FORM Festival
May
12
to May 14
PEN America World Voices Festival
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

PEN America World Voices Festival

https://worldvoices.pen.org/

2017 PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL

GENDER AND POWER

Founded by Salman Rushdie in 2004 and produced annually by PEN America, the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature gathers more than 100 writers and artists brought in from all over the world together with the United States’ leading literary and cultural luminaries to address the most pressing issues of the day – freedom of expression, international conflict, immigration and displacement, genocide, mass incarceration, race, policing, and women’s equality.

Festival website, schedule and tickets here

 

UNITED AGAINST HATE

Voices in the arts rally against hate, with performances, readings, and conversations from Patti Smith with her daughter Jesse Smith, Ani DiFranco, Marlon James, Colum McCann, Adonis, and Salman Rushdie.

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People's Climate March
Apr
29
11:30 AM11:30

People's Climate March

April 29 is the date of the People’s Climate Mobilization, a major march in Washington, D.C., when we will come together with hundreds of thousands of people to reject Trump’s attack on our communities and climate, and push forward with our vision of a clean energy economy that works for all.

Sign up to be part of it here, and connect with others near you who will be taking action in the run-up to April.

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UNDP Cookbook Launch: Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

UNDP Cookbook Launch: Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables

UNDP and the Government of Canada are pleased to invite you to the launch of a new, innovative cookbook that celebrates how culinary traditions in six developing countries are being adapted in the face of climate change. The evening will be full of thought provoking discussion, music, drinks, and small bites inspired by the recipes in the cookbook, with speakers from the Haiti and Cambodia projects, and other special guests. Musicians Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon will be performing.

Help us raise a glass to the dynamic and delicious world we live in, and learn from the efforts of these project teams.

Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables draws on experiences from six climate change adaptation projects in Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Haiti, Mali, Niger and Sudan which aim to address the challenges of food security in the context of climate change. The projects are under the Canada-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Facility (CCAF), supported by UNDP, the Government of Canada and the Global Environment Facility's Least Developed Countries Fund.

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FORM Festival Preview
Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

FORM Festival Preview

If you are in LA, please RSVP to join on Friday for a free preview event of some of the content that will be presented at Form Festival May 12-14 at Arcosanti. Tenzin Choegyal and I will be performing 2 songs, and we will be showing two short films and a little bit of talking about Pathway to Paris and some new collaborations. Thank you ! 

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In Poetry and Song: An Evening with Patti Smith and Jesse Paris Smith
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

In Poetry and Song: An Evening with Patti Smith and Jesse Paris Smith

Patti Smith, writer, performer, and visual artist, appears with her daughter, pianist Jesse Paris Smith, for a special evening of poetry and music inspired by the works of Emily Dickinson.

The exhibitions I'm Nobody? Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Delirium: The Art of the Symbolist Book will be open at 6:30 pm for program attendees.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7:30 pm

$45; $35 for Morgan members.

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Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrating Philip Glass’s 80th Birthday
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrating Philip Glass’s 80th Birthday

Performers:

  • Philip Glass, Artistic Director
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Iggy Pop
  • Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham, and Tom Chapman of New Order
  • Patti Smith and her Band
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Ben Harper
  • Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith
  • Scorchio Quartet
  • Lavinia Meijer

Tickets here: http://bit.ly/2gy3mqt

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Rebecca Foon and Jesse Paris Smith at Wasserman Projects
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Rebecca Foon and Jesse Paris Smith at Wasserman Projects

Wasserman Projects will host an intimate concert with performances by both Rebecca Foon and Jesse Paris Smith, Thursday March 2nd, 2017. This concert will take place in the gallery among the current exhibition “After Industry” which features work from Willy Verginer, Christer Karlstad, Jason DeMarte.

Cellist and composer Rebecca Foon has been a fixture of the Montréal music community for two decades, since moving to the city from her native Vancouver in the late 1990s. She co-founded the Juno Awardwinning contemporary chamber group Esmerine in 2002 and was a core member of the celebrated cult post-punk band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra from 2001-2008 and the experimental instrumental collective Set Fire To Flames. Foon is a dedicated climate activist, and her passion for climate justice is a focal point of A Common Truth, the artist’s upcoming solo album (to be released March 31, 2017). 

Jesse Paris Smith is a composer, instrumentalist, activist, producer, and co-founder of Pathway to Paris, a fundraising initiative and multi media event series focused on bringing awareness to climate change. She has performed globally in many configurations, collaborating with other musicians and artists, including Soundwalk Collective, Tenzin Choegyal, Tree Laboratory, Shyam Nepali, Raju Lamag, her brother Jackson Smith, and mother, Patti Smith. 

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rebecca-foon-at-wasserman-projects-tickets-32127852271


Doors at 7PM
Performance by Jesse Paris Smith 7:45
Performance by Rebecca Foon 8:15

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COME CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY NOW!
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

COME CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY NOW!

https://www.democracynow.org/ways_to_donate/20years

COME CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY NOW!

**This event will be live streamed on the Democracy Now website homepage the evening of the concert. 

This event is currently sold out. Email us to join the waiting list.

Join Amy Goodman & Juan González

WITH

Harry Belafonte
Noam Chomsky
Danny DeVito
Danny Glover

AND SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS

Patti Smith
Tom Morello

for a historic evening celebrating 20 years of Democracy Now!

 

General admission tickets: $30/person

 

BUY TICKETS

INCLUDES

General admission to our 20th anniversary program

 

Premier tickets: $250/person

 

BUY TICKETS

INCLUDES

Pre-event reception with cocktails & hors d'oeuvres from 5:30-7 pm

General admission with preferred seating at our 20th anniversary program

A signed copy of Amy Goodman’s new book, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America

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Insight+Impact: A Benefit for the Garrison Institute
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Insight+Impact: A Benefit for the Garrison Institute

  • 583 Park Avenue New York, NY, 10065 United States (map)
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A Benefit for the Garrison Institute
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
583 Park Avenue, New York City

6:30PM Cocktail Hour
7:30PM Dinner and Program

Hosted by Richard Gere
Honorees: Gelek Rinpoche and Dr. Dan Siegel
Presenter: Philip Glass / Live Musical Performance: Laurie Anderson

Live musical performances from:
Rubin Kodheli /Jesse Paris Smith / Krishna Das

For more information and tickets: https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/support-us/insight-impact/

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BRENDAN PATRICK, BLIND ARTIST LIVE PAINTING
Oct
2
12:00 PM12:00

BRENDAN PATRICK, BLIND ARTIST LIVE PAINTING

BRENDAN PATRICK, BLIND ARTIST LIVE PAINTING

THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

12pm - 4pm at Rockaway Artists Alliance, Studio t7, in conjunction with making of documentary film, 'Cant See Sh*t'

Brendan Patrick, an artist from Detroit who lost his vision due to complications from cystic fibrosis, is here visiting NYC for a week, along with Rob Cousineau, his dear friend who is making a film about Brendan called 'Cant See Sh*t.' They have been here since Tuesday, Brendan's first visit to NYC since losing his sight. Brendan has paintings in a group show, ArtSplash! at the Rockaway Artists Alliance, and while they are in town the people of New York have the wonderful opportunity to meet Brendan, see his work, watch him painting live in the gallery, and talk with him about his process. Rob and the crew will be filming this for the documentary. Brendan loves to paint for people, to talk with them, answer their questions, share his experience and process. Please join us in making this a memorable and special experience, and a wonderful part of the documentary and sending off for them. 

Please watch this short film about Brendan, his life, and his art:
https://vimeo.com/100940992

At the event there will be music, drinks, food. It will be a wonderful way to transition from summer into fall. Whether it is raining or sunny, it will be a wonderful time to visit the ocean, visit the exhibit, watch Brendan join, celebrate, enjoy each other's company. They will be heading back to Detroit on Sunday shortly after the event, so it is a wonderful opportunity not to be missed, and a great chance to connect with these incredible, inspiring individuals, who are some of the nicest people I have ever met. 

DIRECTIONS HERE: http://www.rockawayartistsalliance.org/directions

From Rob:

About Brendan:
He's a blind artist. Through complications of cystic fibrosis and medical ailments, he no longer has his eyesight. But we wouldn't be here to tell you this story if that had stopped him. Brendan learned to create art again in spite of having zero light perception. He creates work influenced by his back ground in tattooing, and the monster movies he grew up loving and relating to. Brendan has shown his work all over the country and always had tons of positive responses. He also paints live at these shows in order to help people understand his process, as well as give people a chance to talk to him while he creates and ask him questions about his blindness, and his story.

The film in progress: Can’t See Sh*t:

I have been friends with Brendan, the focus of our film, since middle school. Brendan and I have been through a lot together. I've seen him sick and healthy, but mostly I've seen him handle his illness like a minor inconvenience, no matter how major the effects really were. Whenever I don't feel up to doing something or get to the end of a long-winded complaint, I think about Brendan playing hockey with two club feet, or screaming as the front man of a hardcore band even though his lungs were full of mucus. The effect Brendan has had on my life will resonate long after he is gone, and I want to share that sentiment with as many people as I can while he is still here to appreciate the end product. 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd

12-4pm

sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden Gateway National Recreation Area Rockaway Point, NY 11695

**If driving and using GPS, use 'Rockaway Theatre Company' as it has a better pin

Write up about the event in The Rockaway Times

Write up about the event in The Rockaway Times

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Pathway to Paris and UNDP Present: Maintaining the Momentum: A Call to Action on Climate Change feat. Martha Wainwright, Nicole Atkins, Jesse Paris Smith, Techung & more! (TBA) - 9/1
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Pathway to Paris and UNDP Present: Maintaining the Momentum: A Call to Action on Climate Change feat. Martha Wainwright, Nicole Atkins, Jesse Paris Smith, Techung & more! (TBA) - 9/1

The next Pathway to Paris event, in partnership with UNDP and 35.0rg. All proceeds go to UNDP and 350.org

Pathway to Paris and UNDP Present: Maintaining the Momentum: A Call to Action on Climate Change

6:00PM DOORS / 8:00PM START / ENDS 10:30PM (ESTIMATED END TIME)

TICKETS

Featuring: Martha Wainwright, Nicole Atkins, David Johansen with Mercury Rev, Techung, Rebecca Foon & Jesse Paris Smith, Bill Mckibben of 350.org, Xylouris White, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Suzzy Roche, Tony Shanahan, Bill Dobrow, Tendor & more!

The UN Secretary General has called on countries to step up and ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change bySeptember 21st. Maintaining the Momentum is a call to action, highlighting the importance of making the Paris agreement real, featuring musicians, artists and policymakers all committed to tackling climate change. The time is now. Please join us for this very special evening of art, music and and forward thinking. We hope to see you there. All proceeds go to 350.organd the UNDP.

TICKETS HERE

Pathway to Paris is a fundraising initiative in partnership with 350.org and UNDP that brings together musicians, artists, activists, academics, politicians and innovators in a series of international live concert events highlighting the urgency for a rapid transition towards renewable energy and the end of fossil fuels. Co-founded by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon in September 2014, Pathway to Paris is a 501c3 non-profit, dedicated to turning the Paris Agreement into action.  All proceeds generated from all Pathway to Paris events go to 350.org and UNDP.

 UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP is currently working with over 140 countries to prevent and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Climate Week NYC 2016 takes place from September 19 -25. During the first UNGA post Paris – and with the US elections just eight weeks away – Climate Week NYC 2016 will gather leaders from business and government to demonstrate how continued investment in innovation, technology and clean energy will drive profitability and lead us toward net zero emissions. Climate Week NYC is one of the key events in the international calendar that has been driving climate action forward since it was first launched in 2009.

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Release of Killer Road by Soundwalk Collective, Jesse Paris Smith, and Patti Smith
Sep
2
12:00 AM00:00

Release of Killer Road by Soundwalk Collective, Jesse Paris Smith, and Patti Smith

UPCOMING RELEASE

Soundwalk Collective & Jesse Paris Smith
featuring Patti Smith

KILLER ROAD
A Tribute To Nico

Release Date: September 2
on Bella Union & Sacred Bones Records
2x LP, CD, Digital

More information, description, photos, press, etc. about Killer Road

Sacred Bones pre-order for North America:

http://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/sbr154-soundwalk-collective-with-jesse-paris-smith-featuring-patti-smith-killer-road

Bella Union pre-order for Europe/ Asia/ Australia:

https://bellaunion.greedbag.com/buy/killer-road-6/

Killer Road stream on soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/soundwalk-collective/sets/soundwalk-collective-jesse

Fearfully in Danger live video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIArIw31UCc

 

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Arts at the Armory
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Arts at the Armory

Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal, Nepalese musician Shyam Nepali, and Jesse Paris Smith

also performing is the Boston Bhoepa Band

Join for music, poetry, and stories

Bar homemade Tibetan food will be available. Also cupcakes and donuts from Monumental Cupcakes

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1166135730073104/

Directions and more information: http://artsatthearmory.org

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TibetFest 7
Jul
16
to Jul 17

TibetFest 7

A fund raising event, which provides a platform for Tibetans to promote/preserve their endangered culture. After operational expenses, all funds generated will be directed to organizations/individuals/projects which facilitate the preservation of Tibetan culture. (This year's recipient(s) -- yet to be determined.)
Presenting: food & handicraft vendors, artisans, musicians, dance performances, art and photography exhibits, guest speakers, butter sculpture demonstration, film screening, book signing, weaving, Tibetan calligraphy, wood carving, sand mandala construction by Tibetan monks, and so much more! Volunteers, artisans, handicraft vendors needed. TibetFest in NOT for profit.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1485854171707564/

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Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith Japan Tour 2016
May
28
to Jun 9

Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith Japan Tour 2016

https://www.facebook.com/events/794273300672972/

Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith Japan Tour 2016 spring "Heart Strings"
「Heart Strings 」チベット、遥かなる歌声

ヒマラヤの山々を越え、圧倒的な歌声で
世界を魅了するチベット人シンガー
テンジン・チョーギャルが
パティ・スミスの愛娘にして
才能あふれるピアニスト、
ジェシー・パリス・スミスと日本で再会。
その音楽と響きあう
内外のミュージシャンとともに。

■5月28日(土)  渋谷 ラストワルツ「Heart Strings」
http://lastwaltz.info/2016/05/post-18526/ 
【出演】
Tenzin Choegyal(Vo,Dranyen)、Jesse Paris Smith(Piano)
寺原太郎(bansuri)、Robin Dupuy(Cello) 、池田絢子(Tabla) 
Guest : nanaco (Vocal) 
【時間】開場18:30 開演19:00
【参加費】ご予約 ¥3,000 当日¥3,500 (税込み ドリンク別)全席自由 
【予約】メール予約:lastwaltz@shiosai.com 宛てに、1.ご希望公演日時 2.お名前&フリガナ 3.人数 4.お電話番号 を送信下さい。折り返しラストワルツより確認メールがあります。
【会場】
Last Waltz by shiosai(ラストワルツ・バイ・シオサイ)
http://lastwaltz.info/
〒150-0002 東京都渋谷区渋谷2-12-13八千代ビルB1F Tel&Fax:03-6427-4651


■6月1日 (水)  大阪 チャクラ 「Heart Strings」
【出演】
Tenzin Choegyal(Vo,Dranyen)、Jesse Paris Smith(Piano)
寺原太郎(bansuri)、Robin Dupuy(Cello) 、中尾幸介(Tabla)
【時間】開場18:30 開演19:30
【参加費】ご予約 ¥3,000 当日¥3,500 (ドリンク別)全席自由 
【予約先】Tel. 06-6361-2624(チャクラ 受付時間:15:00~23:00)
【会場】
チャクラ
http://www.chakra-jp.com/
〒530-0046 大阪市北区菅原町6-12 Tel.Fax. 06-6361-2624

企画:チャンドニ・プロジェクト srgmpure@gmail.com


【NEWS!】さらにテンジン・チョーギャル&ジェシー・パリス・スミスは今回、以下の公演にオープニングアクトとして出演予定です。以下のイベント詳細は各会場HP等でご確認ください。
6月4日(土)すみだトリフォニーホールhttps://www.triphony.com/
「パルコ・プロデュース THE POET SPEAKES キンズバーグへのオマージュ」音楽:フィリップ・グラス、朗読:パティ・スミス
6月7日(火)ビルボードライブ東京「パティ・スミス」昼夜2公演
6月9日(木)ビルボードライブ大阪「パティ・スミス」昼夜2公演
http://www.billboard-live.com/pg/shop/show/index.php?mode=detail1&event=9990&shop=2

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Ralph Nader presents Breaking Through Power
May
24
8:00 AM08:00

Ralph Nader presents Breaking Through Power

Fifty years ago the publication of Unsafe at Any Speed sparked a serious awakening in our society that launched initiatives and organizations that have dramatically improved our personal health and safety, in the home, workplace, marketplace and the environment..

To celebrate this milestone, and to reflect and renew our civic spirit and resolve we are convening an unprecedented gathering of public interest organizers, advocates, experts, and concerned citizens for four days at historic Constitution Hall in Washington DC.

(This is a 4 day program, May 23-26, and we will be performing on Day 2)

 12:53-1:23 pm Patti Smith and Jesse Smith

This is a link for the event:
https://www.breakingthroughpower.org/

 

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Fundraiser for Honzo Haven
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Fundraiser for Honzo Haven

Join us for a musical performance by Patti Smith in support of the self-healing center, Honzo Haven.
 
The evening will also feature Jesse Smith, Jackson Smith, and surprise guests TBA
 
Comedienne Fran Capo will emcee the evening

Doors at 6pm, Show start at 7pm
 
“People have the power” to heal themselves, come & learn how.

Tickets and Schedule

 All proceeds will be donated to the Honzo Haven Charity Fund

https://www.facebook.com/events/110375932711297/

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