Thursday and Friday events

Thursday, May 10:
Culture Night,
6-10 pm, West Quad. Caribbean Students Union. Models, mas camps & cuisine just like the islands.
Stop and Whine, West Quad, 12-2 pm.
First Year Thursday: Prepping for Finals on the East Quad, 12:30-2 pm. Study smart with tips and support for campus resources like the Library, Learning Center, and more. Free FCY gifts to students who participate at every table.
Farewell Women of Color Graduation Luncheon, 12:30-2:30 pm, State Lounge (5th floor).

Greek God Pageant, 5-7 pm, Bedford Lounge.
Unity Night, 6-9 pm, Occidental Lounge (5th floor). Newman Catholic Club.
Areyto, 7-10 pm, Penthouse. Puerto Rican Alliance will celebrate their Taino past, honor current members, and see performances, as well as celebrate our 50th anniversary in grand fashion.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, 12:30-2 pm, TV Room.
Disability Awards Dinner, 6-9 pm, Gold Room (6th floor).
NAACP Meeting, 12-2 pm, 146 WEB.
Pretty Girls Sweat Meet Ups, 12-2:15 pm, Maroney-Leddy Lounge (4th floor).
Chamber Music for Winds and Brass, 1-2 pm, Studio 312, Roosevelt Extension.
Urban Sustainability, 12-2 pm Amserford Lounge.
Peer Health Exchange, 12:30-2 pm, Maroon Room, it may be private.

Fencing Club, 3:30-5 pm, Alumni Room.
Speech and Debate Club, 12:15-2 pm, Club Room.

Off-Campus: Bare Brooklyn, the Anti-Fashion Show, 7:30 pm, free, 15-45.  An immersive, interactive exhibition and fashion show, which will include a diverse group of models, a short film and curated pieces of artwork. 1501 Broadway between Cornelia Street and Jefferson Avenue.

Hep C University for adults, 10 am–1 pm. An educational session about Hep C and the Opioid Crisis. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St. at Marcy Avenue, Bed Sty. RSVP to 212 426-3895 or

——————————————————————————————————————————Friday, May 11: Graduate Admissions WebChat, 1-2 pm.
Chat live with an adviser from the graduate admissions office and other prospective students. Find out about the application process, admissions requirements and much more. RSVP.

AMSA Pre-Health Convention, 9 am-5 pm, Maroney-Leddy. It might be private.
Table Tennis Club, 1-4:30 pm, Bedford Lounge.
BC Opera Theatre with The Conservatory Orchestra – Lucio Silla, $15, 7:30-10:30 pm, 240 West Quad Building Multi-Purpose Room. A concert version of Mozart’s early opera-seria gem LUCIO SILLA, not heard in New York City since the Mostly Mozart Festival presented it in 1992. The opera shimmers with the promise of prodigy claiming maturity, as a sixteen-year-old Mozart demonstrates his mastery of the Italian opera seria form fresh off of two tours across Italy with his father. Hints of his masterful later works abound: “Don Giovanni” calls to us in the Act 1 Finale Tomb Scene, and the sisters of “Cosi Fan Tutte” have an early boiler plate in the rock-like fidelity and vocal fireworks of the lead soprano, Giunia.The libretto by Giovanni di Camera brings to life the historical figure of Roman tyrant Sulla who like the emperor Tito in Mozart’s last opera “Clemenza di Tito”, finally finds justice and forgiveness in his heart.
One Act Festival, Students $12, Seniors $15, General Admission $18, 7:30-9 pm, Roosevelt Extension Theater (Room 307 RE). Three short plays performed and executed by the aspiring actors and theatre technicians of the Brooklyn College Department of Theater as directed by first-year MFA-Directing candidates.
Plays: Cannibals, The New Margo, Take the Car.

Off-Campus: Dreamland Roller Disco – Flashdance Vs. Dirty Dancing, 7:30 pm, 21+, $18–$750.  Themed roller-skating event featuring world renowned DJs, performers, professional photographer, skate dance competition, costume contest, and more. Costumes encouraged. Prospect Park LeFrak Center at Lakeside, 171 East Drive.

Saturday, May 12: CUNY Gospel Choir Festival, $10, 7-8 pm, LeFrak Concert Hall, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, CUNY 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Queens, Choirs from numerous CUNY colleges–including Brooklyn– perform alongside special guests.
Flag Fete, Friday, 10 pm, Saturday, 4 am is printed but they must mean pm. F1 Lounge, 1254 Flatbush Avenue. Caribbean Students Union. Bring your flags. RSVP on the Bulldog.


Tuesday Events at Brooklyn College

A survey was sent to your e-mail last week on the facilities. It asks you about the bathrooms. You may also want to write in about the lack of soap and toilet paper, air conditioner or heat and poor lighting above computers, especially on the library’s second floor front rows and the Library Café.
A key to the student government election could be voters form the 300 students form the Mellon Honor Academy that went for Eytan Galanter for president and Elizabeth Jefimova for vice president.I also saw them campaigning hard up to the voting deadline.

Tuesday, May 8:
Health and Wellness Fair,
11 am-3 pm, Quad [Rain location: Student Center]. Get information, free health screenings, fun activities and great giveaways.
Women’s Center Comedy Party, 12:30-2 pm, 227 NE.
Also on the Quad is free food.


Alpha Phi Alpha Fashion Show, there may be an admission charge, 7-10 pm, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor). The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The Delta Chi Chapter will be hosting a Spring season fashion show for the Brooklyn college staff and students. They would like to help aspiring designers with some form of exposure. This event will help encourage the students who are interested in fashion with their creative mind and vision. They want to provide an entertaining night for the students at Brooklyn College. The tickets will be sold through event bright and or collected at the door. They plan on donating a portion of the proceeds to a non-profit organization that will assist with research for kids with cancer.
Chamber Music at the Lily Pond, 1-2 pm.
Summer Aid: Watch that Balance Fade, 12-2:15 am, 240 West Quad Building Multi-Purpose Room. Come learn about the ways in which you could finance your summer education. There will be hosting brief workshops on Summer Pell, the Excelsior Scholarship, and financing Study Abroad. They will go over how you can financially prepare for the 2018-2019 academic year. Food and beverages will be served. Entry guarantees early preparation, financial success, and the chance to win a Kindle Fire 8, and more.
Costas Memorial Lecture Presents Stanford Professor Walter Scheidel, 11 am-2 pm, Penthouse. Please join us for the Student Awards Presentation and the Lecture, “What Have Romans Ever Done for Us.” Walter Scheidel is the Dickason Professor in the Humanities, professor of classics and history, and the Kennedy-Grossman Fellow in Human Biology at Stanford University. He studies ancient social and economic history, pre-modern demography, and the comparative world history of labor, state formation, and inequality. He has written or edited 18 books, including his most recent one, “The Great Elveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-first Century.”
Faculty Council Meeting, faculty vote on issues, students can observe but not ask questions during the meeting, 3:15 pm, Library Auditorium. BC Big Band, 8-9 pm, $10, students free with ID. Shape Shifter Lab 18 Whitwell Place.
What I wish I Knew, 5:30-8 pm, 217 Roosevelt Hall, National Black Science Students Organization. What I wish I Knew is NBSSO’s annual mentorship event where they invite high school students to come ask questions about what its really like as a college student. They cover everything from how to pick a major to balancing school and your personal life.
Premios MeHSA: 5 de Mayo Edition, 6-10 pm, Alumni Lounge (4th floor). Mexican Heritage Student Association.
Caribbean Students Union (CSU) Meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm, Aviary Room (4th floor).
CLAS Student Government Assembly, 11 am- 2:15 pm, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor).
Pretty Girls Sweat Meet Ups, 12-2:15 pm, Maroney-Leddy Lounge (4th floor).
Coptic Christian Club (CCC) Meeting, 12:15-2:15 pm, State Lounge (5th floor).
Student Organization For Every Disability United For Progress, 12:15-2 pm, 137 Roosevelt Hall Room.
Ballroom Dance Society Club, 12:30-2:15 pm, 205 West Quad.

Weekend Events

Saturday May 5: Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival, 12-2:30 pm. Kites will be sold at the event. Live DJs, stilt walkers, jugglers, and a large-scale bubble show make for a fun filled afternoon for everyone.
Visit a DIY pinwheel station where you can build and decorate pinwheels to see the wind in action; use craft materials to build parachutes and mini light-up LED passengers to put inside the parachutes; Learn how circulating air can make objects move and will bring DIY motorized contraptions that are relevant to flight/moving air. Put together a simple circuit, and teach the functionality of each part of the circuit; and more. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier One, Old Fulton Street at Furman Street.

My Estuary Day, 8 am-3 pm, free lunch, underwater robotics, oyster monitoring, diving demonstrations, water chemistry techniques, seining, microscope viewing of plankton, displays by environmental organizations, host talks, coastal clean up, lunch and networking. Featuring over 40 partner organizations, this annual community event is organized by the Cultural Research Divers, BMSEA (Brooklyn Marine STEM Education Alliance), and NYSMEA (NY State Marine Education Association), and hosted by Making Waves, a coalition of stewards caring for Coney Island Creek and Kaiser Park, of which the Coney Island History Project is a member. Register.

Brooklyn Cultural District Walking Tour, 11 am and 3 pm. A two-hour guided walking tour around Fort Greene. BAM Plaza, Flatbush Avenue at Lafayette Avenue. Registration required.

Drop-In Art Zone, 1:30 pm. Explore the collage process and create a Mother’s Day gift. Beyond At Liberty View, 850 Third Ave. at 31st Street.

Community Paint Fest, 11:30–4 pm. Come help paint a mural with The NYC Mural Arts Project. There will be live music, face painting and enough paintbrushes to go around. The mural was designed by people living with mental illness and community members as part of the NYC Health Department’s effort to increase awareness about mental health and reduce the stigma around mental illness. Partners include Services for the Underserved, Brooklyn Public Library, NYCHA, MS345 – The School for Integrated Learning, and lead muralist Christopher Cardinale. The final mural will go up in the neighborhood this summer. MS354, The School of Integrated Learning, 1224 Park Place.

Learn to Sail with TASCA’s Basic Sailing Program – Spring Session (Rescheduled), 10 am-1 pm. This comprehensive program includes lectures and on-the-water classes. Participants will learn to tie knots, rig a boat, and understand using the wind (as your engine) to sail the boat. The second lecture is scheduled for either Saturday, May 19, from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. or Wednesday May 23, from 6 pm-8 pm. Your series of six on-the-water classes will begin the week of May 7. You may choose between evening (6 pm-9 pm.) classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays, or a morning class (10 am-1 pm.) on Saturdays. World’s Fair Boathouse in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. There is free parking in the Meadow Lake parking lot.


Sunday, May 6: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival, 1 pm-6 pm. It features performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers, with opportunities for the whole family to join in. Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street, Manhattan.

Thursday and Friday events at Brooklyn College

Thursday May 3:
Thursday Learning on the East Quad, 12:30-2 pm.
WBCR Award Night, 6-9:45 pm, ALUMNI Room.
Student Forensics and Debate Diner, 6:30-9 pm, Penthouse.
English Majors Awards Tea, (check if it is private), 11:30 am-2pm, Penthouse.
Pretty Girls Sweat Meet Ups, 12-2:15 pm, Maroney-Leddy Lounge (4th floor).
Ballroom Dance Society Club, 12:30-2:15 pm, 205 West Quad.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, 12:30-2 pm, TV Room (lower level).
Haitian American Student Association Meeting, 12:30-3:30 pm, Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th floor),
But Wait…There’s More with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance, 7-9 pm, Club Room (lower level).

Off-Campus: Broadway-A History of New York City in 13 Miles,6:30 pm, $5. Architectural historian Fran Leadon delves into the history of NYC’s iconic artery. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street. http://www.brooklynh​
Constellations, dusk–10 pm. Digital art about the stars will be projected on the side of the Manhattan Bridge, as part of the First Thursdays Dumbo Art Walk. Pearl Street Triangle, Pearl Street at Water Street.
Web site: http://www.nymediace​

Friday, May 4:
Science Day 8 am-3 pm, second floor and more.
Depart of Earth and Science, 9 am-5 pm, State Room.
How to pace and ace the MCAT, 12-2:15 pm, Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th floor) with the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students.
Table Tennis Club, 11 am-4:30 pm, basement.
Off-Campus: Dell Small Business Celebration, A two-day interactive pop-up event for local start-ups and entrepreneurs, with speakers from “Shark Tank,” panels, and networking.
155 Grand St. between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street, Friday, 9 am–6 pm, Saturday, 0 am–6 pm.​ek
Felt Up, 8 pm, $10 suggested donation. A burlesque tribute to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson St. between Knickerbocker and Irving Avenues. http://www.bizarrebu​

Student Government election results, Tuesday and Wednesday events

The CLAS student government winners are Eytan Galanter for president and Elizabeth Jefimova for vice president with 482 votes.
In second place was Zunera Ahmed and Athalie Vanloo with 254 votes.
In third place was Brian Cordero and Zaid Nakadar with 152 votes.
The USS Delegate is Zunera Ahmed, alternate is Rebecca Lafond with 515 and Disciplinarian is Alyssa Taylor with 514 votes.
I got one write in vote and demanded a recount. I was not eligible for office but got nosed out in a land slide.

Tuesday, May 1:
CLAS Carnival,
12:15-2:15 pm, both Quads.
Ms. Haiti Pageant, 5-10 pm, basement.
Brooklyn Law School, 12 :30-2 pm, TV room.
Candle Lighting for Hazing Victims, 8-10 pm, Glenwood lounge, 9:30-10 pm West Quad.
SEEK Honors Program, 11 am-2:30 pm, Penthouse.
Table Tennis Club, 1-4:15 pm, Bedford Lounge.
Meet and Greet Game Night with the Sex Hub Club, 6:30-10 pm, Occidental Lounge.
CLAS Student Government Assembly, 11 am-2:15 pm, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor).
Pretty Girls Sweat Meet Ups, 12-2:15 pm, Maroney-Leddy Lounge (4th floor).
Korean Culture Club, 12:15-2:15 pm, Alumni Room.
Christian Culture Fellowship, 12:30-2 pm, WEB Club Rooms.
Coptic Christian Club, 12:15-2:15 pm, State Lounge (5th floor).
Student Organization For Every Disability United For Progress Meeting, 12:15-2 pm, 137 Roosevelt Hall.
Ballroom Dance Society Club, 12:30-2:15 pm, 205 West Quad.
Veteran Students Organization (VSO) Monthly Meeting, 12:30-2 pm, 1409 James Hall.
A panel of psychologists discuss toxic masculinity and #MeToo, 6:30 pm, $5. Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street.

Wednesday, May 2:
Spa Day with Alpha Epsilon Phi, 3 -7 pm, Bedford Lounge. Check as it may be a private event.
The New Smart Economy, 5:30 pm, 21+. Key players in the financial technology and digital industry discuss how the block chain will drive and implement the new smart economy. Berg’n, 899 Bergen St. between Classon and Franklin Avenues, Crown Heights. RSVP required. 

Vote before 5 pm today for student government. History is counting on it. Be heard.

I am endorsing Zunera Ahmed for CLAS Student President. I have spoken to her many times on campus issues. Most impressive was her speech at the CUNY Rising Allliance where she was on the panel in the Woody Tanger Auditorium last Wednesday at 4 pm. There were many city politicians there like the Public Advocate, City Councilmembers and an Assembly member. Students were allowed to make 3 minutes speeches. Ahmed said it is not easy to publically talk of one’s struggles. It shows students care and they should be proud. Students should not let anyone take away their rights. The politicians and the alumni must help and CUNY students will be world leaders. She said she is learning form the students. We need action from the politicians and they should not wait for our activists to graduate so the movement dies.

On April 24 in the Occidental Lounge from 12-2 pm the student government CLAS president nominee had a debate. Elections are today. The debate was moderated by members of Student Forensics Club. Here are the highlights of quotes but not every line. It is streamed on CLAS student Government Facebook. In full disclosure did miss the first 5 minutes. About 50 in the audience.
Several candidates were for advocating against Governor Cuomo. There was a question and answer session from the moderator to the presidential and vice presidential candidates. Here is some of the play by play of it and the running tickets. It was moderated by Jerrwl Abraham who is the president of the Speech and Forensic Club.

Vote by 5 pm today. Many elections have been decided by one vote.
To vote log into WebCentral (
Go to the student elections tab click “Cast your vote” button.
Hit the “CLAS Elections” image and then hit continue.
Chose one president/ vice president, 29 Assembly People, one USS Delegate, and one USS Alternative.

Running for president is Zunera Ahmed who is the CLAS present Speaker of the Assembly and a Psychology major.
Running for Vice President is Athalie Vanloo who is a Communications major and works the SUBO information desk. Running for president is Eytan Galanter who I believe is an honor student. His running mate is Elizabeth Jefimova who is a Chemistry and History major.
Brian Cordero is a Mellon Mays and CUNY Pipeline Fellow and in the PRA Club. Zaid Nakadar is running for vice president is a political science major.
Speaker Zunera Ahmed said CLAS is for everyone and not for certain groups, she is for collaborating with CUNY leaders. She feels the college food items are overpriced, she has a health and specifically mental health emphasis, is for advocacy for electives and would start in the summer. She said the buildings outside look nice but not inside, for bathrooms being fixed, Wi-Fi, more funding and registering students to vote.
Galanter wants CLAS as a home of action and hygiene products. He said BC is 850 million underfunded. Unity is needed and mobilize with the community. He wants to hold officials responsible. The biggest challenge is our under funding and the governor is looking to run for a federal position.
Cordero said CLAS should not be limiting. There is too much red tape, wasting student’s time and communications need to be improved. He’ll use the resources better.

Ahmed said in June the Board of Trustees will vote if there is a tuition raise. The date and location are unknown. The governor has many appointees on the board. She wanted to know if they advocating for the students? Students should be informed.
Galanter said CLAS should be accountable and have a newsletter. The Assembly had in house fighting this semester and they should separate work and life.
Ahmed said that with 32 diverse members there was a normal drama. Resolution is needed and not escalating. There should be transparency and not a power struggle.
Cordero said he is an outsider verse the same group and territorial problems.
Ahmed said if president there would be a limited transition as she was the speaker. There would be no learning curve. CLAS’s message should not just be about events.
Cordero said he avoids the blame game and there are many hard working in the student government.
Galanter said he works well with his vice president. They have a fresh perspective.
Questions were taken from the audience.
Assembly Person Hava asked if the candidates lost what would they do to contribute.
Cordero said he would stay active in the policing and surveillance movement.
Galanter would still help student government.
Ahmed said you do not need a title to help and sexual harassment would be a cause she would be working on.

On the question that the president has no power, it’s the people voice was said.
Ahmed said it is hard to get 10% to sign up and needed is for online transparency.
Cordero said he is opinioned, you can vote for me or not.

VP candidate Nakadar said the vice president can get the word out but he does not know the vice president duties.
VP candidate Vanloo said she has a goal of 15 % voting, she had a heavy workload so stepped down as deputy chair.

Galanter said there is a newsletter for Honor Students, he wants to incorporate it to all. He wants equal access and opportunities. Many Magner Center internships are for business, he wants a trainee program for the assembly. The assembly should not be to bring friends into as a preference and should have many majors.
Ahmed will promote big agendas plus her own projects. Wants to promote mental health on campus. It needs social workers, and not interns. Students are not being listened to. The homeless students’ needs should be considered.
This reporter asked about the disabled being neglected with doors that do not open from the button, lifts not working, many wheel chair access bathrooms not working and special computers for them inaccessible under the new computer system. Many at times are in disrepair, just the basics to be a student.
Cordero said he did not know of the issues and was interested in looking into it.
Galanter said the able students should not use the disabled button to open the doors. He is for a Google form system and we need new faces.
Cordero said we need a simpler process then filling out long forms.
Galanter said he likes the assembly training program,
Ahmed said the majority of students are transfer students, the student government should be reflective, more curriculum and for improving the Google form.
Assembly member Havas asked if students should have a voice in the Faculty Council.
Galanter said he is not sure how to change the Faculty Council and the chair has been there for a long time.
Ahmed hates hearing the students are lazy said from faculty and administration, there is not a shared governance, there is token student input, they need productive student meetings, student have no Faculty Council vote and it is like behind closed doors.
Cordero said we need many advocates from many students so can’t be ignored.