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   Around The Block, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, cultivates urban community participation in arts and technologies, with a focus on the New York City area.   We welcome people of all backgrounds and levels of expertise to our activities, which include workgroups, performances, and exhibits.  Membership in Around The Block is not required in order to participate in most ATB activities (and in particular those held at branches of the New York Public Library).   Nevertheless, we are grateful to the individuals and organizations listed below that have contributed so generously to our cause. Membership dues and contributions are tax-deductible.   Details at the end of this page.

Activities and Events of ATB

Around The Block

Unless otherwise specified, admission is free to these events.

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      Cyberscripting Theatre Workgroup
      Web and Systems Workgroup
      The Apple: Breaking The Fall

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Cyberscripting Urban Dramatic Literature Workgroup

All levels of expertise welcome.  Improvisation. Reading and discussion of work by participants.  Exchange of ideas on issues facing writers, actors and people working in technology.   Bring your own material (if you want to), for reading and comments.
The group meets every couple of weeks.
Current Text: Robert McKee,   Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting ,   Regan Books (1998)

Next workgroup meeting: Saturday, November 1, 2014   10:15 am – 12:45 pm

Free Admission

Hamilton Fish Branch Library – Theater
415 East Houston Street [corner Columbia St.]
New York, NY 10002.
(212) 673-2290     Partially Accessible
Directions and map for Hamilton Fish branch

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Web and Systems Workgroup

ATB Web and Systems Workgroup in collaboration with the Object Data and Knowledge Management Group.

Workgroup meeting, Thursday, October 23, 2014,  6:30 – 8:45 pm

Location to be announced.
Please call for location.  212-673-9187

Wireless environment provided. (However, participants are not required to bring laptops.)
The group meets every 2 weeks in the evenings.

We will be continuing our study of Node.js, MongoDB, html5, java, Tomcat, servlets and JSP. We also discuss REST architecture, work on our interactive website and take up individual computer questions.

Texts: (Reading these is not required for participation.)

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The Apple: Breaking The Fall

Around The Block / Al Doblar La Esquina
invites you to

The Apple: Breaking The Fall
October writing for the new Gotham
Part 2 of the 2014 Raymond J. Flores Series

Saturday October 25, 2014   2 pm

playwrights and poets

Lenore Grandizio
Eleanor Herman
Patrick McIntyre #
Elena Rodriguez
Bara Swain #
Paula Wolff

Ginger Kipps*    Paula Raflo*#    Gloria Zelaya*

Lisa Barri*
Daniel Birch*
Erica Flory
Paula Raflo*#
Nikaury Rodriguez
Roland Sands*
Andrew Southern
Patrick M. Valley
Gloria Zelaya*

  * member, Actors Equity Association     # member, Dramatists Guild

Free Admission

(NOTE: Program contains language that may be inappropriate for children.)

Grand Central Branch Library
203 West 115th Street (between Lexington & Third Aves.)
New York, NY 10017
(212) 621-0670     Fully Wheelchair Accessible
Directions and map for Grand Central branch

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We are grateful for the support we receive from our public and corporate sponsors.
Santander Bank Santander logo
These programs are supported, in part, by
The Puffin Foundation
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Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Logo ®
New York Public Library
/ Branch Libraries

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Around The Block is a not-for-profit organization chartered in the State of New York, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

Contribution Categories

Individual     $20
Family $25
Contributing > $25
Sustaining ≥ $50
Angel ≥ $100
Delphic Donor ≥ $350
Parnassus Patron: ≥ $1000
Benefactor ≥ $4,000

Membership dues and contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Please mail to:
        Around The Block
        5 E 22nd St., Apt. 9k,
        New York NY 10010-5323


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Last updated: October 23 2014