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Monthly Archives: September, 2016

FEATURED ARTIST | Saidah Arrika Ekulona


This Sunday, Sept. 25th we kick off our TENTH SEASON with our final gathering at Dixon Place. The theme is FLIGHT! Perfect for this next season where we will be going new places and growing in new ways. And, to help us move it forward, we have the glorious talents of Saidah Arrika Ekulona who, in addition to being a fantastic, award winning actor, is also one of our newest board members. I’m always thrilled when Saidah’s in the house–and can’t wait to have her with is this Sunday, back in NYC following a stint on the other coast. Join us for FLIGHT this Sunday, Sept 25th at 11:30 at Dixon Place.

Here’s Saidah’s bio:

Saidah Arrika Ekulona is an award-winning theatre, television and film actress. She’s originated roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in regional theatres and international theatres, and originated the role of Mama Nadi in the Pulitzer Prize winning play RUINED, for which she won an Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Jeff Award, Audelco Award and the Black Theatre Alliance Award. Theatre credits include BROADWAY: Well OFF-BROADWAY: An American Daughter (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Othello; Unconditional; Well; The Square; Romeo and Juliet (Public Theatre/NYSF); The Thugs (Soho Rep); Fabulation (Playwrights Horizons); A Streetcar Named Desire (NYTW), among others. Saidah’s television appearances include IMPASTOR; WHEN WE RISE; MIKE & MOLLY; GUIDANCE; SCANDAL; NCIS; SHAMELESS; THE 100; NEWSROOM; A GIFTED MAN; NURSE JACKIE; AUSTIN& ALLY; BLUE BLOODS; ROYAL PAINS; LAW & ORDER; LAW & ORDER SVU; THE SOPRANOS; HOPE & FAITH; QUEENS SUPREME; SEX & THE CITY; ALL MY CHILDREN and GENERAL HOSPITAL. Her film work includes HONEYGLUE; CHRISTIAN MINGLE; SAVING LINCOLN; THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID; RIGHTEOUS KILL; THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123; TWO LOVERS; THE REBOUND; THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS; UNCERTAINTY; HAPPY ACCIDENTS. Saidah received her BA from Albright College and her MFA from University of Minnesota. Member of SAG-AFTRA, Actor’s Equity Association, NYTW Usual Suspect.


Food Offering | Brian Healey


Our service this Sunday has the theme of FLIGHT–the perfect kick off to our TENTH SEASON, as we take off into the next decade. And, our food offering is going to be a sweet tasty treat–and our dear pal, the fabulous Brian Healey is making it for us. Brian is a member of our NYC community and, in addition to being a foodie, is a wonderful photographer who captures amazing street scenes everyday in his walks around NYC. I’m always delighted to have his participation–and excited to taste what he’s making for us. Join us Sunday, September 25th at 11:30 at Dixon Place for FLIGHT.

Here’s mini bio for Brian:

Brian is a lawyer and artist who just moved to Brooklyn. He really likes cake.


Featured Musician | Daniel Zaitchik


For this Sunday’s service–the kick off of our TENTH SEASON–we have the theme of FLIGHT. And, we have a beautiful treat–the wonderful singer/songwriter and composer and crooner (!!) Daniel Zaitchik will be performing for us. Daniel has been part of community of artists for many years now–and we’ve had the great pleasure of having him perform at our NY and LA events. I’m delighted he’s coming back. Join us for FLIGHT, this Sunday, September 25th at 11:30 at Dixon Place.

Here’s his bio:

Daniel Zaitchik is a singer-songwriter, pianist, music-theatre writer, and sometimes-actor. His albums include Bad Dancer and Summer of the Soda Fountain Girls. His music-theatre projects include Darling Grenadine and Picnic at Hanging Rock. His plays have been developed and produced at Lincoln Center Theater, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, New Dramatists, Ars Nova, Goodspeed, and others.



jane huntington

The first service of our tenth season is this Sunday, September 25th at Dixon Place. The theme is FLIGHT. And, I’m thrilled to share the news that Jane Huntington will be our featured visual artist. Jane is a gifted photographer with a rich career in a variety of media–for FLIGHT, she’ll be sharing photos and prints having to do with birds. Join us Sunday at 11:30 at Dixon Place–take off with us! And enjoy the thrilling work of Jane Huntington.

Here’s her bio:

Born in Washington, D.C., Jane Huntington grew up in New York and Connecticut. She attended the School of Visual Arts and Art Center College of Design as an undergraduate, and received her MFA from Pratt Institute.

Originally a painter and printmaker, she started taking photographs in the 90s. Her work has appeared in Vibe, Rolling Stone, Details, Blaze, Newsweek, Esquire, Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, Option, io Donna, Pulse, CMJ, Q, New Musical Express, Stress, and several other publications. Clients include SST and Shimmy Disk Records. In addition to photography, she also works on video, audio, and installation projects.

Currently living in Brooklyn, she has won numerous awards, and has shown her work at Hot Wood Arts, Harpers Books, Pratt Institute, Art Center College of Design, Hunter College, School of Visual Arts, Saint Joseph’s College, Supreme Trading, Tompkins Projects, and 200 Schermerhorn through the Downtown Brooklyn Development Corp.

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