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WEEK OF JANUARY 14
MONDAY, JANUARY 14
- FREE, The New York Permaculture Meetup, 6PM-8PM
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Workshop: Building your core group (Part 1). For those who plan to use their permaculture skills to provide healthy food to the local community, finding a way to do so in a financially sustainable way can be a challenge.Joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group can make your life easier by helping you to connect with customers and get yourself steady, upfront, cash to plant your crops. But, how to get started?Well, luckily for you, throughout the year Just Food hosts a series of workshops that pertain to the development of your CSA. These workshops are helpful to new as well as existing CSAs.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15
- FREE INTRO, Therapeutic Nutrition for Chronic Illnesses and Everyday Ailments, with New York Open Center, 6PM
In this class, Barbara Mendez, a highly experienced holistic pharmacist and nutritionist, will share strategies to manage our health through our diet. She will cover the five most common types of chronic conditions for which medications are typically prescribed and lay out easy-to-follow programs that can help us minimize our need for medications. Topics to be discussed will be: elevated cholesterol, digestive disorders, depression, diabetes, osteoporosis. We will practice actionable tasks each week, so that by the end of the class we will have built momentum for five habits that can help us lose weight, maintain a high energy level and move toward vital health. A range of supplements will also be discussed. Come discover how to eat better, feel better and take charge of your own health.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16
- SUGGESTED DONATION PAY AS YOU VALUE THE WORK: The Eagle and the Condor: A Fundraiser Dinner for Indigenous Rights and Meaningful Alliances, 7PM-10PM
Indigenous activists are increasingly under surveillance as they manifest critical leadership in confronting 21st century disasters. What can we, in the concrete jungle, learn about a sacred connection to land? How will this help us in all of our struggles from fighting fracking to immigrant justice? Please join us for an evening of song, food, resistance, short films, storytelling, and drum to deepen our understanding about actions springing up across the continent and to help raise funds to beat federal charges against four activists in Arizona and over $6000 in fines and legal fees. Figure out with us what we can do to elevate our struggle, our voices, and solutions to a world gone mad.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
- $5 SUGGESTED DONATION: Occupy University Presents The People’s Reconstruction Series “Individual Consequences”, 7PM
The People’s Reconstruction is a series of three educational encounters at Bluestockings, organized by Occupy University in order to address issues related to Hurricane Sandy. Each event features a presentation, followed by a horizontal discussion, in order to provide space for people to collectively reflect on the politics of climate disaster in NYC. In the second event of this series, we ask how individuals are affected financially, emotionally, or otherwise by climate change. Emphasis will be on the specific communities in New York City impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
- FREE, Third Root Herbal Education Student Presentations: Herbs for Mental and Emotional Wellbeing, 3PM
How are you feeling today? Mental & emotional wellbeing can be thought about on multiple levels: there are the immediate emotions we feel, which can include acute states of distress; there are our longer-term moods and states of mind; and there are also important connections between physical health and mental health. Join Yonah, Lee, and Ev for a workshop and skillshare about incorporating herbs and other holistic practices into our lives in order to help with emotional and mental states, including stress, low energy, anxiety, frustration, depression, difficulty concentrating and more. We will talk about herbs that are good for emotional emergencies and herbs that strengthen our systems in the long-term. You’ll also be invited to share your own experiences about practices and herbs that have helped you. In the end, we’ll come away with suggestions for how to all-around improve our wellbeing by paying attention to our feelings, with special help from plants
- FREE, Third Root Herbal Education Student Presentations: Culinary First Aid, 4PM
Did you know that you can find many first aid products in your own spice rack? Join Naomi and Lauren as they take you through some common ailments and the kitchen herbs that can help fix you up. You’ll also be able to take home a Culinary First Aid Kit reminder list to keep in your own kitchen in case of emergencies!
- $5, Zodiac Lounge: Constructing Wholeness in 2013 & Uncapping Capricorn, 6PM-10PM
“It is your one-stop, magical space to find people who help you get insight on a problem, relief from stress or direction for your career or love life. You can think of the Zodiac Lounge as a happy mash-up of a psychic fair, a birthday party, a social networking event and a short lecture.”
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
- FEE BY DONATION, Embracing Change: Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration with New York Insight Meditation Center, 10AM-5PM
Dr. King was both an engine and embracer of change. And while the Buddha teaches that change is the only constant, many of us find it difficult to welcome and to learn to work with change. During this year’s annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Day celebration, we will investigate how change functions in our lives and how we can use the teachings of MLK and the Buddha to welcome change as a foundational part of our lives.
- FREE, Dyke Knitting Circle, 4PM
Come in and knit, make new friends, drink some tea, and learn a craft at a self-help and member-led group. The Dyke Knitting Circle is open to all levels of queer experience and all levels of knitting proficiency. Bring yarn and needles. Join us any third Sunday of the month.
- $10 So Hum Yoga Tuesdays with Ola Ronke
- Donation Based dance classes at Liberated Movement, different classes everyday
- Donation Based Yoga classes at Yoga to the People
- Donation Based Yoga classes at Brooklyn Yoga School
- Donation based Mediation sits
- Donation based Intro to Meditation with Interdependence Project
- $45/hr for full body massage $40/hr for foot reflexology treatment at Heaven Foot Reflexology Acupressure
- Donation-based Community Acupuncture with Third Root
- $45/hr for full body with Lily and Raul
- FREE Harm Reduction Workshops
- Peace of Mind Support Group, support group for unemployed, under-employed, self employed and freelancers seeking structure, community and accountability
- FREE Nonviolent communication workshop on Mondays
- FREE West African Dance Class with Ifetayo