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November 24, 2015


Monday November 30th at 7:30 PM
at New York’s historic West-Park Presbyterian Church
86th St. @ Amsterdam Avenue

Six pianists make joyous music to help animals:
David Dubal, Jed Distler, Sachiko Kato, Simon Mulligan, Kirk Nurock & Margaret Leng Tan

We invite you to help animals too, by joining us for this unique concert
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October 26, 2015

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October 20, 2015

Join City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, West 80s Neighborhood, NYC Coalition of Block and Community Leaders, Friends of West Park, The Center at West Park, Manhattan Community Board 7, United for Action, NYC Sierra Club, 350nyc, Citizens Committee for NYC, Mothering Mother as we present a distinguished panel to discuss the important problem of waste/ trash in NYC, the Mayor’s Zero Waste plan, and solutions. Speakers from Grow NYC, The Nature Conservancy, NYC Departments of Sanitation and Health, Terracycle and Sims Municipal Recycling. Free raffle for Eco gifts! Suggested donation $ 5. Doors open at 6:30. RSVP or #countdowntozero

Freedom Summer: The Next Generation

May 28, 2014

The Center is thrilled announce a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Freedom Summer and Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner, Freedom Summer: The Next Generation, on June 9th at 7 pm. The evening, presented in partnership with West Park Presbyterian Church and in cooperation with the Andrew Goodman Foundation, will focus on what we can learn from the summer of 1964 and the communities that nurtured Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner to guide our struggles for a more inclusive society today. The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. will deliver the keynote address, and Linda SarsourSimran Jeet Singh, and Stosh Cotler, will offer responses and reflections. Our friend and local singer-songwriter Jeremy Mage will be curating a series of songs from the Freedom Summer as well.


For more information, please see the poster (above) or get in touch with us at 212.362.4890 or Looking forward to seeing you on June 9th at 7 pm!

Bread & Puppet–The Shatterer of Worlds

September 23, 2013

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Don’t miss Bread & Puppet’s The Shatterer of Worlds, a new 50th anniversary performance of giant puppets and dance, between November 7 and November 24, 2013 at West Park. Click through to find more information about the show and to purchase tickets.

From Bread & Puppet: “At the moment when the first atomic bomb was dropped, Oppenheimer, the chief architect of that bomb, recalled words from the Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu prayer book:  “Life, the splendor of 1000 suns blazing all at once, resembling the exulted soul, is become Death, the shatterer of worlds.”  The overt extrajudicial capabilities of the society system allow the shatterer of worlds to function legally to cultivate destructions so minute and gigantic, the eye cannot perceive and the mind cannot behold them. No politician, no hazardous substance, but a well-established tradition and demon strengthened by endless practices of devastation, the shatterer continues to plot the assasination of existence-as-it-is, while disguising his activities as benevolent maneuvers meant to cure the two ailing adversaries: the planet and humanity. By imitating the miraculous blossoming of the evening primrose, the chapel manages to reverse the original statement: Death, the shatterer of worlds, becomes Life, the splender of 1000 suns blazing all at once, resembling the exulted soul.

The Shatterer of Worlds photo taken by Mark Dannenhauer.

The Australian Voices with special guests Ralph Farris and Dorothy Lawson of ETHEL

June 21, 2013


Come see Australia’s most famous vocal ensemble, The Australian Voices, as they bring their distinctive crisp sound and vibrant antipodean repertoire to New York City for the first time. This post classical group is known for their viral YouTube hits, their work with aboriginal composers, and their astonishing blend and crisp, warm sound. The concert will feature special guests Ralph Farris and Dorothy Lawson of the New York City string quartet ETHEL. Suggested donation is $18/$12 at the door. The concert begins at 7:30 pm at The Center at West Park (86th St and Amsterdam Avenue).

Advanced Screening: The Second Meeting

September 26, 2012


NEW YORK, NY (September 24, 2012)– The advanced screening of a new documentary by Optimistic Film, The Second Meeting, will debut in New York City on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at West Park Presbyterian Church. Immediately following, there will be a panel discussion featuring the subjects of the film, U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Colonel Dale Zelko and Yugoslav missile officer Colonel Zoltan Dani.

The Second Meeting follows Lt. Col Zelko’s journey back to Serbia to meet Col. Dani, 12 years after the first meeting of the pilot and missile officer who commanded the Yugoslav missile battery that shot down Zelko’s F117A Stealth fighter in 1999. “I had the remarkable opportunity to have a second chance at experiencing Serbia and her people and I will forever be deeply grateful, enriched, and blessed by it,” said Lt. Col Zelko of the experience.

The advanced screening will be the first showing in the United States of the newest film by award-winning Serbian Filmmaker Zeljko Mirkovic. Mirkovic and Lt. Col. Zelko will participate in a panel discussion and audience Q&A immediately following the showing. Dani states, “The “Second Meeting” has taken place thanks to Mr. Željko Mirković and Mr. Dale Zelko, who have understood that in this way we can give an uncommon contribution that swarms with love and understanding, and has a goal to proclaim the world peace. This is exactly “the pearl of the goodness of humanity” we have always lacked.”

Who:               Open to the Public: Suggested Donation, $10.00

What:              The Second Meeting advanced screening and discussion

Where:            West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W. 86th St (at Amsterdam Ave), NY, NY, 10024

When:             Saturday, October 13, 2012, 7pm


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