This interactive, participant-driven skillshare is focused on using technology and creative media to help drive social justice. The two-day collaborative gathering will include nonprofit staff, activists, techies, students, and more. Come out and a gain some knowledge, make a few allies, and help drive a tech-enhanced future of free and open technology in support positive social change!
This annual celebration of hip hop music and culture serves to highlight the genre's legacy as a symbol and facilitator of artistic progression, community building, and social change; the event is as educational as it is entertaining. Presented by Brooklyn Bodega, this multi-day festival returns for the 13th year in a row, bringing you some of the hottest names in hip hop, as well as an awards show, series of panels, movie screenings, exhibitions, and a block party that is fun for the whole family!
Manhattanhenge – also known as the Manhattan Solstice – occurs twice a year when the sunset aligns perfectly with the east/west-running streets of midtown Manhattan. July 12 will experience the phenomenon known as the "Full Sun on the Grid," during which 100% of the sun will be visible on the horizon; July 13 will showcase a half-sun in the "Half Sun on the Grid" experience. Expert tip: the best photos can be taken on the Tudor City Bridge between Grand Central and the UN.
For the past decade, this all-day street fair has been hosted in Corona, Queens during Hispanic Heritage Month. Corona – which plays home to a diverse Latino population from all over Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean – will be full of activities and interactive experiences, with a focus on family health and well-being. This celebration will showcase the art, music, dance, and delicious foods from Latino cultures globally. 80,000 people attended in 2016 and that number is only expected to grow!
Roy Ayers – who has collaborated with Fela Kuti on numerous occasions – will join with Fela’s son Seun & band Egypt 80, in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the Afrobeat pioneer, along with Brooklyn-based Underground System and DJ Rich Medina as well. Doors open at 2PM and the tribute kicks off at 3PM. This is a collaboration not to be missed!