December 10 Group Art Exhibition at Raccoon Space. Opened from December 10-30. Opening reception: Thursday, December 10, 6-9 pm Contributing artists:
Saso Talevski: "Three East European Artists After NY Beauty Salon", Photo installation
OPA&HA (Obsessive Possessive Aggression & Chronically Arogance):
"Reality Macedonia", video mockumentary, 15 min
"Reprezent", video, time TBA
"Device", Video mockumentary, 32 min.
December 18 Xmass Children Cross-Cultural Workshop, 11 am
Relationship Workshops from Cross Cultural Perspective: Wealthy Relationship. Wealthy Relationship teaches us how to reach true wealth in our lives through building solid financial stability in our relationship.
Specifically, how to reach debt free relationship/marriage.
Photo Exhibition by: Mario Novak Opening reception: November 5, 2004 (6-9 pm), Closes November 28
Poetry Reading: Anja Mutic has totally won over our audience at Raccoon Space in November 2003. We were happy to invite her again this year to read her new poems entitled A Journey - Continued; 7 pm.
November 11A Normal Life documentary film, Q&A: Hugo Berkeley and Elizabeth Chai, 7 pm
November 14You are cordially invited to a Benefit for Reconciliation and Culture
Cooperative Network (RACCOON) to be held on Sunday, November 14th in
Manhattan from 7-9pm at the Pioneer Theater (155 East 3rd Street at Ave.
A), Manhattan, then from 9-11pm at Two Boots (37 Ave. A).
Come and enjoy the one women-show "I Miss Communism,", screening of a film about burek " Not So Humble Pie", live music by Hungry March Band, and fun people.
Get a $40 tax-deductible ticket to support RACCOON Space in New York City
by calling at 718.784.9121. You or your company can serve as a sponsor by
placing an advertisement in the event journal book.
Click here to visit Evite for more information about the event and also to RSVP.
Children Cross-Cultural Workshop, 11 am
Art Exhibition "Mundane Landscapes" by Stephanie Damoff; Opening Reception
Friday Oct. 8 (6-9pm); OPEN STUDIOS Oct. 23-24,2004 (1-6 pm); exhibition closes October 30.
October 10 Croatian-American writer Josip Novakovic will present his latest novel April Fool's Day at Raccoon Space at 3 pm.
October 14Crucible of War documentary film, Q&A: Leon Gerskovic and Erica
Ginsberg, 7 pm
Children Workshop, 11 am
October 20 Relationship Workshops from Cross Cultural Perspective: Joyful Relationship. Joyful Relationship will introduce Imago Therapy concept of "unconscious
marriage/relationship" filled with unresolved old emotional wounds. We
will discuss how a "conscious marriage/relationship" that heals those
wounds can be reached.
October 23 Food Memories
October 27 Relationship Workshops from Cross Cultural Perspective: Passionate Relationship. Passionate Relationship resolves the most common sexual problem in long
term relationships - lack of desire/passion.
October 28 WOMEN'S GROUP AT RACCOON SPACE. SPEAKER: Violeta Krasnic, "HEALTHY WOMEN, STRONG COMMUNITIES", 6:30 PM
September 11 Women's Dance Therapy Group: Healing Dance, Facilitator: Nada Khodlova, Special Extended Introductory Workshop: Sept. 11 (11am-1pm) Free!
September 14 Two reporters from Kanal 5 (Channel 5) from Skopje, Macedonia, journalist, Vlad Mirceski and cameraman, Dejan Milosevski, looking at "local governments" in the U.S. during their two week trip across America, organized by U.S. Department of State, will stop at Raccoon Space for a chat with Macedonian or former Yugoslav residents of New York city; 6 PM
7 pm; Workshop on Voting Rights for Immigrant New Yorkers. Join facilitator Michele Wucker, co-director of the Immigrant Voting Project, and members of the New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights to
talk about what the move, to restore immigrant voting rights - rights that were widespread in
the United States for the first 150 years of our history - in New York elections, means for you and your community. Today, permanent residents are paying taxes and fighting and dying for the United States as soldiers in Iraq while lacking a voice in local government. A bill that would allow thousands of immigrants to vote in local elections in Washington, D.C., has gained the support of City Council members.
Children Workshop, 11 am
Women's Group, 6 pm
September 28Raccoon's House Party from 6 to 9:30pm at Zana's place.
Magic Raffle by Igor Mitrovic
No programs at the community space are scheduled for August.
Saturdays, 10 AM Every Saturday morning at Astoria Park's 15 tennis courts Fedja Krivosic and Dominko Blazevic invite you to join them for match sparring, guidance, and instruction. Dominko plays in New York city league (level 4). Participants need to bring their own racket, balls, and tennis permit for city parks.
Sundays, 6 PM
Every Sunday afternoon a group of Hunter students from former Yugoslavia and their friends meet for a mean game of soccer at Astoria Park. To join, contact Amir Bekic.
We are pleased to host a
bridal shower for Selma Subasic, RACCOON'S Board
Women only are invited to come and celebrate this
joyous occasion with Selma.
No gifts. Please write a check to RACCOON.
Community meeting with Branislav Calic, President and Serbo Rastoder, Member of The Radio and Television of Montenegro Council, Podgorica, SCG, brought to us by International Visitor Program. Topic: The Role of Public Broadcasting. Time: 6 pm.
This visit comes a little past the anniversary since Montenegro Broadcasting Council suspended live televised broadcasts of the Montenegrin parliamentary sessions, and since, as a consequence, the opposition leaders walked out of the chamber, insisting the government had put pressure on the Montenegro Broadcasting Council to stop the broadcasts. The opposition argued that this damaged their interests, as the public had lost the most important channel for hearing criticism of government
policies. They have not returned to the parliament since.
June 4 - July 2, 2004GROUP ART EXHIBITION by artists from
Former Yugoslavia, currently living in
US. This event will be a part of a larger OPEN STUDIOS
event. Artists interested to perticipare call Tea)
June 5CYBERYUGO presentation by Mario Vuksan, 4 pm.
June 30Women's Group: This meeting will gather a group of women including
recent graduates, women working
on their degree, and all others who are looking for
more meaning in their work lives. We will share
experiences with women who have been there and
done it who have already achieved parts of their
dreams; 6 pm; by Indira Kajosevic
May 7 Raccoon's Program Nada invites you to the first Forum of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Social Workers working with exiled former Yugoslav communities in New York metropolitan area, which is to take place on Friday, May 7th, 2004, from 5 pm to 7pm, at Raccoon Space. List of participants.
May 8-30, 2004 Art exhibition by Iris Kulasić; Opening reception: Sat. May 8, 7 pm; Special Guest at Reception: Nirvan Pistovljević, classical guitar and singing.
FILM SCREENING - YOUTH FOR HUMANITY PRESENTS: KOSOVO JOURNEY 2003
A documentary of youth who spent 3 weeks working
with Kosovo orphans. Meet with the youth for a conflict resolution
dialogue after the screening.
Do not miss this rare opportunity to see how everyone can make a difference! Screening starts at 5 PM.
Language classes moved to Mondays at 6:30 pm; please take a note of it.
April 9-30, 2004 Art exhibition KAIROS (Lost you Somewhere) by Goran Tomcic; Opening reception: Friday, April 9 (6-9pm)
(coincide with his exhibition "A Sunny Room" at the
Naked Duck Gallery in Williamsburg Mar. 19 - May 2;
opening March 19, 6-10 pm)
Film evenings return to Raccoon Space every second Thursday at 7 pm. Check here for schedule. Film days marked brown.
March 1-7 Days of Bosnian culture at the UN. Click here to visit.
March 11, 2004 - April 3, 2004 Art Exhibition by:
Ivan Stojakovic; Opening reception: Thursday, March 11, 2004 (6-9PM)
Children's Cross-Cultural Workshop, 11 am.
Poetry Reading: Ammiel Alcalay will read from his new book From the Warring Factions, his latest book on Srebrenica; Saturday, 6 PM.
Valentines Children Cross-Cultural Workshop, 11 am
February 15 Mentoring Program. College students click here. Beginning 17:30 at Bosnian American Association in NYC, 2640 18th Street, Astoria (@27th Avenue).
Mentors: Selma Subasic (MS Candidate in Real Estate, Finance and Investment, New York University)), Amra Sabic (MA Candidate, Columbia University),
Edita Zulic (BA in Political Science and German Studies), Azra Hromadzic (PhD Candidate in Cultural Anthropology, University of