Commend


Aug
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Itasca & Numyn


Itasca
http://www.itascalosangeles.com/

The music of L.A.-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter Kayla Cohen is mutable and multivalent, richly allusive of the hermetic worlds of private-press canyon-cult mystics and East Coast noiseniks alike. Her adept fingerstyle guitar work—nimble but unshowy, always at the service of framing her plaintively unspooling modal progressions and gorgeous, moonlit voice—centers these melancholy pastorales in a hazy, heat-mirage space equally suggestive of familiarity and distance, community and anomie. Itasca’s enchanting, acid folk-inflected PoB debut is also the first to feature a full band. 

Numyn  (Nick Newman
https://numyn.bandcamp.com/

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Aug
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Town Hall Meeting at Commend w/ ADAPT Community Network

In a continuation of conversations about accessibility and safety, this month Come! Mend! is partnering with ADAPT Community Network. ADAPT works to provide crucial services and programs to people with disabilities. As community members, we will learn about their work and how we can support their efforts. 

Guest hosts Shani Fintoni and ADAPT will introduce a new guide in development which identifies the accessibility of New York artspaces and venues. They will instruct us, as art space operators and patrons, on how to contribute to this guide and practical steps we can take to expand accessibility for everyone.


https://www.adaptcommunitynetwork.org/
 

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Jul
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Policy People: Listening & talking w/ Taraneh Fazeli & Jenna Bliss

Policy, in any sector, is at the forefront of contemporary social control, and our work seeks to understand its expanded forms. This iteration of Policy People thinks about care and sickness in, outside of and in resistance to dominant regimes of health care.

Our guests:

Taraneh Fazeli is a curator, researcher and educator from NY. Her ongoing project,

Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying” looks at how care for the body in states of debility and disability might allow us to re-imagine collectivity. 

Jenna Bliss is an artist and filmmaker from NY. With recent projects like "Nihilism and Self Care," her artistic practice is focused on health autonomy, drugs, addiction, and the pharmaceutical industry.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Jun
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

June Town Hall Meeting: Community Guidelines

At this month's Town Hall Meeting, we will address protecting people from harm and addressing accountability in NYC spaces, discussing safer space policy as a set of community guidelines to be shared across venues.

Venue owners, promoters and knowledgable folks on safer space policy and discourse will share information, all are encouraged to attend and share their own experiences.

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May
11
to May 14

Books Behind Bars NYC - Book Drive

This month we are accepting gently used paperback books --
especially dictionaries, histories of people of color in the
U.S., how-to books, social sciences -- to donate to NYC Books
Through Bars, who work to provide books directly to our severely
underserved incarcerated population. For more information on
what to donate, click.
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