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Proximity: Words + Visions

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Proximity: Words + Visions gathers poets, performance artists, & scholars sharing work focused on bodies, unravelings, de/stabilizations, intersections, mis/communications, & the mutability of binaries & borders. Hang out & bring all your selves. Featuring: Chia-Lun Chang, Miguel Gutierrez, Tiara Roxanne, and xtian w. Reception: 7:00 Event: 7:30 Suggested Donation: $10, but no one turned away [...]

Thu. Mar 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Events

October 4, 2017

OLNY Poly Movie Night: Wild Side

 

Open Love NY presents Poly Movie Night, a FREE series of feature films that focus on the portrayal of consensual / ethical non-monogamy in cinema. This month we’ll be at our regular venue, the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division.
 
Please join us for Wild Side (2004), directed by Sébastien Lifshitz and starring Stéphanie Michelini, Yasmine Belmadi, and Edouard Nikitine.
 
We’ll meet at 6:30 pm at the Bureau (in room 210 of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center at 208 West 13th Street) for pre-screening socializing and start the movie at 7 pm. The more people come, the more likely we’ll continue the event! The event is free, although a $10 suggested donation to help fund future events is much appreciated.
 
Synopsis: Stéphanie, who is transgender, and her lovers Djamel and Mikhail survive in Paris by sex work and dishwashing. When Stéphanie learns that her mother is ill, the three of them travel to her childhood village to care for her and examine the past. Running time: 1 hour 33 minutes. In French and Russian with English subtitles.

 

 

 

 

 

Start: October 4, 2017 6:30 PM
End: October 4, 2017 9:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone: 646-358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau and Open Love New York. No one turned away for lack of funds.

September 30, 2017

In An Object, Love Is The Subject, or: Caregiver Caretaker

 

Please join us for a reading in honor of artist Jared Buckhiester’s solo show of drawings at the Bureau, Love Me Tender.
 

Featuring Masha Tupitsyn, Jeffrey Berg, and Jameson Fitzpatrick.

Hosted and mc’d by Charity Coleman.

 

An event commemorating longing, desire, affection, and yes, love.

Reading begins shortly after 5 pm.

 

Jeffery Berg grew up in Six Mile, South Carolina and Lynchburg, Virginia. He received an MFA from NYU. His poems have appeared in Impossible ArchetypeEl Balazo Press, glitterMOB, the Leveler, and Court Green. A Virginia Center of the Creative Arts fellow, Jeffery lives in Brooklyn and blogs at jdbrecords.

 

Masha Tupitsyn is a writer, critic, and multi-media artist. She is the author of books like Love DogLACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film, and Beauty Talk & Monsters. In 2015, she made Love Sounds, a 24-hour audio-essay and history of love in English-speaking cinema, which concluded an immaterial trilogy. She recently completed the first installment–the 1970s–of her new durational film, DECADES, on the history of sound and score in cinema. She teaches film and literature at The New School.

 

Jameson Fitzpatrick’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere. A 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow in Poetry, he is the author of the chapbook Morrisroe: Erasures (89plus/LUMA Publications) and teaches writing at NYU.

 

 

Event image: Photograph by Garry Winogrand

 
 

 

Start: September 30, 2017 5:00 PM
End: September 30, 2017 7:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone: 646-358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

September 29, 2017

Four Way Books & Friends Fall 2017 Launch Reading

 

Please join us for a poetry reading with Four Way Books author Maggie Anderson (Dear All, 2017) and friend of the press Stephen Motika (Western Practice, Alice James Books 2012).

 

 

 

 

 

Start: September 29, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 29, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone: 646-358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

September 28, 2017

Just the Queer Parts: Readings from Vanishing New York

 
From The Rawhide to Folsom Street East, blogger and author Jeremiah Moss reads from the queer parts of his celebrated new book, Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul. Signing to follow.

Copies of Vanishing New York are available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!

 

Jeremiah Moss is the creator of the award-winning blog Vanishing New York. His writing on the city has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and online for The New Yorker and The Paris Review.

 

 

 

 

 

Start: September 28, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 28, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone: 646-358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

September 27, 2017

Healing with Ayahuasca and San Pedro: a gay shaman’s perspective

 

To celebrate the recent publication of his books Javier Regueiro is offering this evening talk to share his view and experiences working with both Ayahuasca and San Pedro/Huachuma in Peru over the last 13 years. More specifically he will be sharing stories from his own healing journey as a gay man, exploring the themes of sexual shame and guilt, and the importance of sexual healing as a gateway to self-empowerment and physical, emotional, and mental health.

 

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Javier Regueiro is a gay Spanish plant medicine person/shaman born and raised in Switzerland. He is a certified Massage Therapist (Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy, New York City), Rebirther (Body Electric School, Oakland, CA) and Avatar Master. In 2004 he moved to study Amazonian plant medicine and shamanism, and has apprenticed with various teachers in the Iquitos and Pucallpa areas. Since 2006 he has been conducting his healing work with Ayahuasca and San Pedro/Huachuma at his own Ayaruna Healing Center in Pisac, Peru. He is the author of “Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle” and “San Pedro/Huachuma: Opening the Pathways of the Heart”, which will be published by Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press in the Fall of 2017.

 

 

 

 

Start: September 27, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 27, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone: 646-358-1730
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.