Commend

Sep
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Come! Mend! Town Hall Meeting: Reform Marijuana Laws in NY

For this month's Town Hall Meeting we partner with the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) in a conversation about marijuana law reform in New York, and how it must be coupled with racial and economic justice-oriented policy shifts. As the progressive movement around marijuana policy gains momentum in the US, those impacted by the war on drugs, primarily black and brown people, have seen little relief in the way of sentence commutation, expunged records, community restoration, and are actively barred from participating in new, legal markets.
In collaboration with Cannabis Cultural Association, IDP, NORML, VOCAL-NY and LatinoJustice PRLDEF —- the DPA has formed the Start SMART NY campaign, centered around the proposed Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. Through their advocacy efforts they seek to establish “a new, well-regulated, and inclusive marijuana industry that is rooted in racial and economic justice.”

Join us at Commend on September 28th from 6-9 pm to learn more about supporting these reforms, Start SMART NY, and racial and economic justice with a discussion led by representatives from DPA and Cannabis Cultural Association.

This meeting is part our September theme, Plants, which including workshops on Urban Plant Education, Sacred Herbal Smoking and Marijuana Reform in NY. Peep our website or the below Facebook events for more information! 

smart-ny.com
drugpolicy.org
cannacultural.org
commendnyc.com

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Oct
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Byron Westbrook : Body Consonance LP Release

BODY CONSONANCE out October 13, 2017 on Hands in the Dark Records

BODY CONSONANCE out October 13, 2017 on Hands in the Dark Records

Body Consonance is the follow up to Precipice, Byron Westbrook’s critically acclaimed debut LP from 2015 on Root Strata. Taking a turn towards greater immediacy, this new album is far from “ambient” with ecstatic abstract rhythms as its anchor. An artist who also operates in visual contexts, Westbrook utilizes binaural qualities of the stereo listening format to sculpt three-dimensional sounds in perpetual motion, producing works that are both pointillistic and psychedelic. Body Consonance is a meditation on physicality, a virtuosic choreography of sonic textures, colors and shapes woven together; Bodies in motion, conversing, orbiting, colliding. 
 

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Sep
10
3:00pm 3:00pm

Urban Plant Education w/ Common Knowledge

This workshop is part our September theme, Plants, which including workshops on Urban Plant Education, Sacred Herbal Smoking and Marijuana Reform in NY.


Join us at Commend for tour + tasting of neighborhood growth w/ Common Knowledge founder Alyssa Dennis; followed by a discussion on the uses, stories, ethics and philosophy of urban plant education.

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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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