La Novia del Viento

La Última Surrealista

Written and Directed by Pati Domenech

Dates: June 10, 2015 – June 14, 2015

Language: Spanish with English Supertitles

Synopsis

La Novia del Viento recreates an incredible story filled with intrigue and love for art and life.  It’s about an artist (Leonora Carrington) who was loyal to her own principles and who never wanted to define herself as surreal, antifascist, muse nor feminist.

Beautiful, Bold and Bigger than Life

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Peace and Love Family,

I hope these words find you absolutely golden!

I tell you no lie… nothing makes my heart prouder and full of warmth than when I see my people succeed and do well for themselves… especially my sisters.

What’s even more endearing is when that person reigns supreme after emerging from the depths of a blazing storm.

It came, She fought, She won.

During the summer of 2013, Christine Hooper was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, after discovering a lump in her breast while showering. Due to her family history, as well as her age (34th year at the time), she opted for a double mastectomy with reconstruction.  About two weeks after being released from the hospital, while out on medical leave, Christine’s husband had to rush her to the emergency room after she experienced pain on her right side and shoulder. Having to be readmitted, pulmonary embolisms (blood clots) were found in both her lungs. Prescribed a blood thinner medication, the second phase of her breast reconstruction surgery was prolonged.

With her lovingly supportive husband and two teenage daughters by her side, Christine underwent intense chemotherapy followed by many sessions of physical therapy to treat Lymphedema which is swelling that generally occurs in one of the arms or legs (sometimes both) caused by a lymphatic system blockage. Last year, she even underwent a critical surgery due to one of her tissue expanders (temporary breast implant) bursting.

After a lengthy medical leave, her employer turned off her flex spending account and with her disability payments ending,  all remaining medical expenses came out of the pocket of this Harlem native. “With all of the expenses cancer brings, it does not bring any money.”

Struggling financially as well as emotionally, her battle with the disease was a tremendous burden on her and the rest of her family but like the words from Maya Angelou’s eminent poem, “Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear… I rise”

Today, this sister is cancer free and moving forward with life!

Chrisie Styles…Curvy, Sexy & Confident

Created by Christine, Chrisie Styles is a small family owned online boutique for the sexy and confident plus size woman.  This beautiful plus size woman, who hasn’t always been her size, became so frustrated with the lack of affordable and trendy plus size options available in her local mall that she decided to execute change.

Unfortunately, there are too many magazines and other examples of pop culture that we see every day parading the so-called “American standards of beauty”. In this day, never have I seen so many women, especially black women, fall prey to these pressures by chopping, adding and sacrificing their bodies to achieve these so-called ideals that consider an American woman beautiful. No, no, no my sisters.

Thank goodness for Chrisie Styles…. A Thick Girls Boutique.

Loving and embracing every inch of herself, Christine knew just how she liked to dress and how she wanted to look, so she created this online boutique of sexy, stylish and affordable clothing to accommodate curvaceous women of all ages.

Christine said she also created her boutique to give plus size women and young girls the chance to look and feel just as pretty and fashionable as slimmer women and girls.

Embracing voluptuousness…

This catalog features a fantastic selection of dresses, tops, bottoms, jumpers, rompers and accessories.

And soon to come… handbags, hats, scarves, and outerwear too.

Whether you’re looking for something sassy to wear for that night out with the girls, something professional with a touch of elegance to wear to the office, or a sexy little number to rock the town upside down with your spouse, there is something for every woman with confidence. And you might even find a gift for a friend!

Let’s embrace our natural beauty by celebrating women of all shapes, sizes and curves.

Love the skin that you’re in!

It really is a fabulous collection ya’ll…

Chrisie Styles will have you looking as good as you feel!

Support this sister and be sure to check out her new boutique at www.chrisiestyles.com.

 

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Incorporation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Don’t let October be the only time we increase our awareness of this disease.

My sisters, I encourage you…in fact, I implore you to please educate yourselves on this disease. Mammograms play an essential role in detecting breast cancer in its early stages.

Encourage others to do the same.

 

Liberation through Education.

Eat right, live right.

 

I AM Woman, Hear ME Roar

 

Love is Love.

Queen Rai Jas-Min

 

http://chrisiestyles.com/

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/

Ronensbourgh

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A Play Presented by
AENY | Spanish Artists in New York & IATI Theater

Written by Beatriz Cabur
Directed by Ignacio García-Bustelo

Dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:00pm
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm
Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 3:00pm
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8:00pm
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3:00pm

Synopsis:
Both visceral and intellectually provocative, RONENSBOURGH, is a place — a proposed utopian solution to all society problems, but like many idealized visions of society throughout human history, RONENSBOURGH is fraught with haunting contradictions.

The Heibers live in a world that’s rapidly crumbling, plagued by flawed and outdated social and political models. Meanwhile a group of aristocrats, led by Helmut Ronen, are creating the perfect city as the answer to all of society’s problems: Ronensbourgh.

The play possess relevant questions about identity, society and home; about the conception of those ideas, and the dislodging of the very things our society hold as important.

 

MORE INFO: aeny-elpuente.org

Tickets:
$25 General
$20 Student
$20 Senior Citizen

All Major Credit Cards Accepted.
For assistance placing your order, call Ovations Tix 866-811-4111.

Image: Nancy Grossman (American, born 1940), Untitled, 1972, Lithographic crayon on two joined sheets of paper, Sheet: 99.1 x 96.8 cm. (39 x 38 1/8 in.) The Baltimore Museum of Art: Thomas E. Benesch Memorial Collection, BMA 1973.18 / Photography By: Mitro Hood / Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

If you can dream it, we can make it real!