Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 11:00am

Kinetic Christian Center is a new multicultural arts-focused church committed to being a catalyst for spiritual and social renewal. With a heart for the diverse communities and people of Brooklyn, we are regularly gathering in preparation for our formal launch in Spring 2018. Want to get an "early access" preview? Join us for an intimate worship gathering on Sunday.




Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:30pm

The Democracy at Work Institute and US Federation of Worker Cooperatives co-present the most recent data on worker cooperatives nationally, turning our attention to geographic and industry trends as well as economic impacts. 

We will discuss why people around the country are forming worker cooperatives and who is forming them, exploring how worker cooperatives increase stability and economic security for marginalized communities. We will share how worker cooperatives are growing and what is causing that growth, and highlight current efforts to build power and influence policy. 

Whether you are a worker-owner, cooperative developer, journalist, researcher, supporter, or advocate, join us on November 30 to look at the movement from a bird's eye view and envision what it...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 8:30pm

The Third Installment Of The Psychic Rodeo

Every first Friday of the month, co-curators and artists-in-residence Jesse Lent and Brady Oh bring a new lineup of music, comedy and performance art to the Commons stage.

Jesse, who also hosts the show “TrumpWatch with Jesse Lent” Wednesdays at 6:30pm on WBAI New York 99.5FM, is also a Brooklyn-based producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with over dozen albums to his credit with his groups CSC Funk Band and The Monte Vista and as a sideman with acts like psych-prog legends The USA Is a Monster and country music songwriting giant Jimmy Cousins....

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00am

SkeptiCamp is an open conference "at the intersection of science and consumer protection".Talks are aimed at sharpening critical thinking skills and learning something new about the universe.

Talks are aimed at learning something new about the Universe and sharpening critical thinking skill. 

Admission is FREE and *anyone* can be a presenter, even YOU! Be sure to register at

It's weird name has its roots in the BarCamp model of "unconferences", which had focused on software and technology. (It has nothing to do with bars, and no one camps out at these things anymore.) 


The final roster of topics will be revealed a couple of weeks before the event. Currently, some of the topics may...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Fixers Collective is a social experiment in improvisational fixing and aggressive asset recovery. Bring in any item that isn't working, is broken, needs mending or repair and together we will attempt to restore it so that it functions again.

2nd Floor in the Conference Room

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Katie Halper Show Live Taping: Comedy and sexual harassment. 

With Gabe Pacheco & special guests comedians Judah Friedlander and Kath Barbadoro.

We will talk to stand up comedians Judah Friedlander (America is the Greatest Country in the United States Netflix, 30 Rock, American Splendor) and Kath Barbadoro (Comedy Central, The Dollop, Washington Post) about sexual harassment in the world of comedy.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 4:00pm


Exciting performances by world class musicians, multimedia environmental works and speakers on environmental issues! 

Featuring performers;
Opera Star Jennifer Roderer, world renowned flutist/composer Robert Dick, Concert pianist Daniel Rieppel, hornist/composer Jeffrey Week Harrison, young artists Sofia Rose Kaufman (dancer) and Elias Peretz (pianist) and creative director/composer Dr. Christopher Kaufman - performing the works of; Kaufman, Dick, Ives, Glinka, Harrison and other

Guest speakers on Environmental issues will be part of the event.  The works themselves focus on environmentalism in different...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings presents
Sarah Pinsker in concert, and Cat Valente's game show, "It Was a Dark and Stormy Mic"

Sarah Pinsker is the author of the Nebula winning novelette, "Our Lady of the Open Road" and the Theodore Sturgeon Award winning novelette, "In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind." Her stories have appeared in Asimov's, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and Uncanny, among others, and in anthologies including Long Hidden and The New Voices of Fantasy. She is also a singer/songwriter and toured nationally behind three albums on various independent labels. A fourth is forthcoming. She lives with her wife and dog in Baltimore, Maryland. Find her online at and...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 7:30pm

''City As Canvas'' - Lady Pink



Across the concrete walls of New York City and around the world, street art has been a powerful and impactful mechanism for spreading messages. In particular, these messages have included advocating for the aspirational construction of a more just world, free from the human rights abuses that currently plague the one we live in.


Together, we will take a look at some of most prolific women-identified street artists across the globe: from Lady...

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 11:00am

Special 4-week reading group

The MEP’s Capital Studies Group will readand discuss David Harvey’s  recently published Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason over four weeks in January. Session one will cover the Prologue and the first two chapters. Arrangements can be made for purchasing the book by contacting the MEP at

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

8 Week Session

It is not our fellow artist who is the enemy, but those who have made art the booty of exploitation, and who use it as a deodorant for war and fascism.  —Arnold Blanch, First American Artists Congress, 1936

The idea of this course is to reveal the state’s entrenchment in determining the direction and limitations of the visual art world in capital’s domination of society. We will be examining the extent to which the power structure will go to control our cultural imagination. For example, the CIA and other governmental agencies energetically promoted abstract expressionism as an art...