For the first time at Solidarity Space, we are offering a FREE new class: The Joy of Improv, hosted by Bob Lamm.
Enjoy creating improvisational comedy in a relaxed, encouraging, supportive atmosphere. No performing experience is necessary--just a willingness to play, experiment, and laugh with others. While everyone is encouraged to participate, no one will ever be forced to join a warmup or scene. Enjoy "Experts," "Carpool," "Obsessions," and many other great improv exercises.
Bob Lamm is a writer and teaches literature classes at NYU. He has run improv classes and workshops at NYU, Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, Queens College, Footsteps, The Door, and the Word Up bookshop, as well as in London, Paris, and Sao Paulo." (Fee; free
SPECIAL LIMITED OFFER
A headshot mini-session ONLY at Solidarity Space from Rathkopf Photography. Proceeds go directly to Solidarity Space
- $50 for one (1) high-resolution, edited headshot for unlimited use on social media and for print.
- Image digitally delivered within five (5) business days
*Additional edited images available for $35 per image.
**Appointments must be paid in advance to reserve the time slot.
Come watch Saturday Night Fever with special host and Bay Ridge Historian Henry Stewart.
New York City is about to elect a new Public Advocate.
The Public Advocate is something like our city's ombudsperson, elected citywide to serve as a check on the executive branch. A Public Advocate can introduce legislation and issue reports on malfeaseance in city agencies.
We have the pleasure to announce that we are partnering with Bklyner to bring the top contenders to Solidarity Space for a series of intimate forums and Q&A.
Rather than have 20 candidates pile into a room to speak for a few minutes, we wanted to give you the opportunity to meet them one-on-one. Many of them are elected or former elected officials. One helped run the city for four years.
The series kicks off in January. Doors open at 6 pm and we will get started at 6:30. Save the dates below! We will also be booking more candidates.
Solidarity Space is located at 307 82nd Street.
1/7 Assemblyman Ron Kim
1/8 Councilman Jumaane Williams
1/10 Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell
1/17 Councilman Rafael Espinal
1/18 Assemblyman Michael Blake
1/22 Former Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
It's Holiday Party time. Food, wine, music, and really cool prints from top flightlocal artists at Bay Ridge's new community center - you don't want to miss it. This beats eating stale cookies in the conference room with your co-workers any day.
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: Starting at $10 - all funds go towards sustaining Solidarity Space - but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Entrance fee includes:
Exclusive signed postcard by John W. Tomac (creator of this iconic New Yorker cover www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/cover-story-2017-02-13)
Wine and Food
An introduction to Bay Ridge history and Saturday Night Fever by Henry Stewart
We also will have special prints for Solidarity Space open edition - with all $$ going to Solidarity Space these first crucial months. The spaceis already up and running in terms of volunteers, activities and an important partnership with Rider’s Alliance - but needs more $ for rent this winter.
ART FUNDRAISER WITH EXCLUSIVE EDITIONS SIGNED BY RENOWNED ARTISTS ANNA LISE JENSEN AND JOHN TOMAC - PURCHASE HERE AT OUR SHOP
Join the Riders Alliance at an upcoming neighborhood meeting to discuss how riders can win better bus and subway service and the MTA"s latest fare increases.
For years Albany has failed to fund our buses and subways creating a public transit crisis. Our public transit is literally falling apart and is costing New Yorkers time, money and daily frusttration.
We need Governor Cuomo and Albany to do their job and fully fund action to #FixTheSubway instead of burdening New Yorkers with yet another increase in fares.
Join us for our first Open House on Sunday, December 2nd to plan for improved bike infrastructure and activism in Southern Brooklyn!
Critical events are coming up…
Two days after this meeting, on December 4th, the DOT and Community Board 10 will hold their first open meeting entirely dedicated to getting feedback from the biking community in Bay Ridge. They’ll be inviting local cyclists and transit enthusiasts to provide their expertise and personal experiences in understanding what local cyclists need and want. For too long, such discussions have been dominated by NIMBYs and car enthusiasts, resulting in a lack of safe biking infrastructure in South Brooklyn.
Because of this, it’s vital we meet up and organize beforehand! Join us for our first open house and meet your fellow neighbors. We’ll go over the history of biking in our community, introduce you to all the key civic leaders that affect your safety and your commute, and share our experiences before the Wednesday meeting. Bikers of all ages and experience levels welcome!
A special photography mini-session from Rathkopf Photography only for donors to Solidarity Space. All fees go directly to paying for monthly operating expenses for Solidarity Space.
$50 for two (2) high-resolution, edited headshots or holiday family portraits for unlimited use on social media and for print. Additional images are available for $30 per image with all fees going directly to monthly operating expenses for Solidarity Space. Sessions will last around 5 minutes.
Image digitally delivered within five (5) business days
First come, first served. You can make a donation at the Solidarity Space or show a printed or electronic receipt that you have made a contribution of at least $50. All sales final, no refunds.
This will be the first meeting for the Solidarity Space Democrats, a group dedicated to advocate for progressive values that empower all residents of South Brooklyn.
Podcast Workshop with Dan Hetteix, Producer from Radio Free Bay Ridge - at Solidarity Space
Producer, Radio Free Bay Ridge
In addition to his work editing and co-hosting the podcast, Dan runs The Ambrose Light satirical blog, which pokes fun at the ridiculousness of small-town politics in the neighborhood. He often volunteers as a videographer for local events, protests, and political campaigns. His background is in technology, urban planning, architecture, and historic preservation. He spends whatever free time he has avidly reading and researching, obsessing over tea, and playing with the studio’s cat (an adopted stray). His favorite episode so far is our deep-dive into how hyper-local nativism surfaces in political discussions and speech.
Please join us as we celebrate the grand opening of Solidarity Space, where art meets progressive politics and civic action. And, hey, let's raise a glass to the upset victories by State Senate candidate Andrew Gounardes and Congressman-Elect Max Rose!
We'll have wine, cheese, and art on view from our artist-in-residence, Anna Lise Jensen, and visiting artist, John Tomac, who's body of work includes creating iconic illustrations for The New Yorker and The Washington Post.
During the evening, journalist Ross Barkan will have special announcements about what we're offering the community, and we'll introduce you to local organizations that are already working with us to fight for progressive values here in Bay Ridge.
Solidarity Space is devoted to Politics+Art+Action. In solidarity, always.