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“Hands To The Sky”

There will be a showing this Saturday night on April 14 at 9:30 PM, of HANDS TO THE SKY at Dixon Place, NYC’s Laboratory for Performance. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For those of you who enjoy the Sundae Sermon parties with DJ Stormin’ Norman and a variety of guest DJ’s, you will definitely enjoy this film.

My House Rocs presents Hands to The Sky. Domingo Canate – Executive Producer; Angelo Boyke – Director/Editor; JP Noel – Co-Director/Producer; Wendy Arimah – Literary Supervisor/Associate Producer; Kervyn Mark – Music Supervisor/Co-Producer. Hands to The Sky is documentary that focuses on the House Music outdoor movement. It removes the dance experience from the confines of the box and plants it in the park, lays it on the beach and sets it in unexpected and exciting places. The adroit camera crew captures the passionate connection between the dancers and the DJ’s, as they explore the themes of love and unity that emanates from the speakers. It calls souls to a common heartbeat and reveals a mystical, musical revolution on the strength of radical peace and a powerful reflection of freedom.

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street (btwn rivington & delancy)
New York, NY 10002

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Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Residence in Harlem: A homeless shelter for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth opens in New York on Friday, September 9

True Colors Residence, Cyndi Lauper’s homeless shelter for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth opens in New York on Friday, September 9.

The idea behind the Residence which will be located in Harlem was conceived by Lauper, her publicist Lisa Barbaris, and Colleen Jackson, the executive director of the West End Intergenerational Residence, an Upper West Side facility which helps young families and older low-income adults.

“Kids are coming out in greater numbers as they see themselves accepted and represented on TV and in movies, but they’re still being kicked out of their homes or running away and living on the streets,” said Lauper, who funded the facility through her True Colors Fund. “We need to make sure we’re taking care of them.”

True Colors will be the first permanent, supportive housing facility for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in New York State.

“Our residents will have a brand new, modern building with studio apartments for each resident and both indoor and outdoor community space to socialize or attend education and recreation programs,” says Lauper. “Each resident will be responsible for paying affordable rent based on their income and will receive ongoing assistance in obtaining employment best suited to their individual interests and skills. Although TCR will not require participation in it’s programs, a variety of social and educational support services will be available to all who request them. Our primary goal is to provide a physically and emotionally safe and supportive environment that will empower our young residents to be the self-loving, happy, and successful individuals they were meant to be.”

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