info 03.6.15

3 Crowdsourcing Projects
the skint

Three crowdsourcing projects in the works we thought you should know about.

Jeremiah Moss, of the essential website Vanishing New York, has launched what we think is a brilliant initiative to Save NYC. It's a kind of alternative landmarks preservation plan to recognize the small, quirky, mom-and-pops of New York, which give New York so much of its character. And not just recognize them but help incentivize their survival. You can help by making a video or a statement. Bravo, Jeremiah.

The Peace of Heart Choir is working on a new album of world music and need support. The volunteer community choir was launched after the 9/11 attacks to promote healing. To that end, they perform 20 or so free concerts throughout the year to hospitals, shelters and nursing homes.

Mentoring Works! wants to expand its reach by launching over 40 programs this year to serve 1,200 more children, providing mentors for kids who will benefit enormously from the help.

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

fri 6, 8pm (+sat @ 5, 7pm): this is your brain on yoga: see how yoga impacts your mind, with brain scans before and class. bring your own mat, cash only. babycastles, $18-20 scan only, $35-40 class + scan.

fri 7-9pm: test your nyc geographical smarts at the eighth annual panorama challenge. queens museum, $15.

fri-sun: happy birthday johnny cash: alex battles + the whiskey rebellion celebrate the man in black's 83rd at the bell house. $15+.

fri thru 3/12: film forum screens a new restoration of grey gardens, the classic 1976 documentary of jackie o's reclusive relatives living in a decaying east hampton mansion. $13.50.

sat 10:30am-6pm: join others for live screenings of tedxmanhattan's 'changing the way we eat' sustainable food conference, which will feature speakers including farmers, restauranteurs, food writers and nutritionists. various locations, free.

sun 5pm: ensemble acjw performs beethoven and brahms at a free carnegie hall-sponsored concert at our saviour's atonement lutheran church in washington heights.

sat-sun: art + feminism wikipedia edit-a-thon: bring your laptop and energy (i.e., power cords) to help create and update wikipedia entries on subjects related to women and the arts. rsvp required. sat 11am-5pm @ moma, free; sat 3-8pm @ brooklyn museum, free with suggested museum admission; sun 1-7pm @ babycastles, free.


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