upcoming events

February 2017

Coffee Talks: Careers in Medicine and Getting into Med School

When: Wed Feb 22 2017 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: Jane Bancroft Cook Library

Description: Career Q&A With New College alums and allies. Find out if this career is for you, what it’s really like in this field, what grad programs, internships and first jobs they recommend, and learn what you can do now to get ready for this career. Registration is highly recommended to reserve your space. Free snacks for the first 10 students who register for each event at https://docs.google.com/a/ncf.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfARPC5s5Qb4Sh4acA5rx-8PR3cMUCaF50h8eLbQnGre8_blw/viewform?c=0&w=1

Tampa Cuban Cigar Makers: A Cultural and Economic Heritage

When: Thu Feb 23 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Where: 5313 Bay Shore Rd Sarasota FL 34234 United States

Description: The New College Cubano-Americans Community Project presents Tampa Bay historian Maura Barrios. She will share the origin and history of Cuban cigar makers who settled in Ybor City and the surrounding area in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Her lecture will have a special focus on the historical context and transformation of Cuban communities across generations in West Central Florida. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, go to http://donate.ncf.edu/events

Black Arts & Performance Series: Concert Sur la Bay

When: Sat Feb 25 2017 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: New College Bayfront

Description: Celebration on black activism featuring several performance artists and a slot for performances.

Performance: "installation 0:04"

When: Sat Feb 25 2017 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Black Box Theater, Hamilton Center

Description: Performance s at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., on the individual's faith in the divine. A short (less that an hour) performance experiment where we conjure up some pearly gates. What does heaven look like now that AmazonPrime gets you there with free two-day shipping? What does it even mean to feel spiritual presence? How long can this last? Have we already felt it? Is it love? Is it eating to fullness? Is it being hungry? Is it spectacular and full of color? Is it barren? This performance is open to all audiences. Performances will be every two hours, seating is limited.

March 2017

Cuban Diaspora: The Evolving Relationship between Florida and Cuba

When: Fri Mar 3 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Where: 5313 Bay Shore Rd Sarasota FL 34234 United States

Description: The New College Cubano-Americans Community Project presents Dr. Jorge Duany, anthropologist and director for the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, go to http://donate.ncf.edu/events

Black Arts and Performances: Open Mic Night

When: Fri Mar 3 2017 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: Four Winds Cafe

Description: The event is part of Black History Month celebrations. For the complete rundouwn of events, go to https://www.ncf.edu/about/news-and-events/events-and-conferences/black-history-month-2017/

New Music New College: Cornelius Cardew's The Great Learning, Paragraph 2

When: Sat Mar 4 2017 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: PepsiCo Arcade

Description: $15, (free with subscription) Pre-concert talk: 7:30 p.m. Cornelius Cardew, an incredible innovator in experimental music created a series of works based on the text of Confucius's The Great Learning, each for different combinations of musicians. Paragraph 2 calls for groups dispersed over a space—here our outdoor PepsiCo Arcade—each group consisting of one drummer and a number of singers, who proceed through the music independently. Read more at http://newmusicnewcollege.org/

New Topics -- Newtown Alive: Courage. Dignity. Determination.

When: Wed Mar 8 2017 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: 5313 Bay Shore Rd Sarasota FL 34234 United States

Description: The New College Public Archaeology Lab presents Vickie Oldham, a consultant with the Newtown Conservation Historic District. The history of Sarasota’s African American community was in fragments throughout Sarasota County until the City of Sarasota funded a groundbreaking research project. Consultant Vickie Oldham led the Newtown Conservation Historic District team and discusses its history makers and historic resources. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, go to http://donate.ncf.edu/events

"Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black In Germany"

When: Wed Mar 8 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Where: Hamilton Teaching Classroom (HCL 8)

Description: Part of Black History Month, Afro-German author and activist Ika Hügel-Marshall will read from her autobiography, "Invisible Woman: Growing up Black in Germany."" In 1996, she received the Audre Lorde Literary Award for the completion of Invisible Woman. She has given numerous readings in Germany, Austria and the United States. This event is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of The Andrew Mellon Grant Foundation.

Black History Month Film Discussion: "Hope In My Heart: The May Ayim Story"

When: Wed Mar 8 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: Hamilton Teaching Classroom (HCL 8)

Description: A documentary about the life and sudden death of Ghanaian-German poet May Ayim. Ayim was one of the founders of the Black German Movement. Her research of history of Afro-Germans and her poetry confronting white Gernman society about its own prejudices made her known around the world. The film's co-producer, Dagmar Schultz, will attend the screening. Author and filmmaker Ika Hugel-Marshall will present a reading from her autobiography "Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germany."

Black History Month Film Series: "Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992"

When: Thu Mar 9 2017 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavillion, 5213 Bay Shore Road

Description: Activist and filmmaker Dagmar Schultz will screen and discuss her documentary film, "Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992" (2012, 79 mins., German and English). Documenting African-American writer and activist Audre Lorde and her influence on the German political and cultural scene during a decade of profound social change, a decade that brought about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of East and West Germany. This event is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of The Andrew Mellon Grant Foundation.

Coffee Talks: Careers for Psychology AOCs/Careers in Mental Health

When: Fri Mar 10 2017 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: Jane Bancroft Cook Library

Description: Career Q&A With New College Alums and allies. Find out if this career is for you, what it’s really like in this field, what grad programs, internships and first jobs they recommend, and learn what you can do now to get ready for this career. Registration is highly recommended to reserve your space. Free snacks for the first 10 students who register for each event at https://docs.google.com/a/ncf.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfARPC5s5Qb4Sh4acA5rx-8PR3cMUCaF50h8eLbQnGre8_blw/viewform?c=0&w=1

Black History Month Film Discussion: "Dirt For Dinner"

When: Tue Mar 14 2017 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavillion, 5213 Bay Shore Road

Description: Afro-British filmmaker and Associate Professor of Film at Hampshire College, Branwen Okpako, will screen and discuss her documentary film, "Dirt for Dinner." Branwen Okpako was born in Lagos/Nigeria, studied political sciences at Bristol University, England, followed by studies in filmmaking at the German Film & Television Academy, Berlin. This event is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of The Andrew Mellon Grant Foundation.

Discussion and Performance: The History of Slavery in Film: Slavery and the Cyborg

When: Thu Mar 16 2017 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: To Be Determined

Description: Part of the program of Black History Month, Afro-British filmmaker and Associate Professor of Film at Hampshire College, Branwen Okpako presents and discusses her Hampshire College course, The History of Slavery in Film: Slavery and the Cyborg. Join us for a performance sponsored by the Mellon Grant and coordinated with the West-Coast Black Theater Company Master Classes on campus, along with neighboring middle school and high school students from Newtown.

Black History Month Film Discussion: "Valley Of The Innocent"

When: Thu Mar 16 2017 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavillion, 5213 Bay Shore Road

Description: Afro-British filmmaker and Associate Professor of Film at Hampshire College Branwen Okpako will screen and discuss her feature film, "Valley of the Innocent" (2003, 85 mins., German with English subtitles). Lonely, mixed-race Eva returns to her hometown of Dresden for the first time since reunification, desperately seeking reconciliation of her own. This event is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of The Andrew Mellon Grant Foundation.

April 2017

Carnival in the Park

When: Wed Apr 5 2017 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: Counseling and Wellness Center

Description: The Counseling and Wellness Center presents it's first Carnival in the Park, featuring free food and giveaways, and plenty of activites, including big chair photos, a 27-foot slide, a mechanical shark ride, life-sized Hungry Hippo games and a hula hoop station.

Coffee Talks: Getting into Med School

When: Wed Apr 12 2017 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: Center for Engagement and Opportunity

Description: Two sessions and 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Career Q&A With New College Alums and allies. Find out if this career is for you, what it’s really like in this field, what grad programs, internships and first jobs they recommend, and learn what you can do now to get ready for this career. Registration is highly recommended to reserve your space. Free snacks for the first 10 students who register for each event at https://docs.google.com/a/ncf.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfARPC5s5Qb4Sh4acA5rx-8PR3cMUCaF50h8eLbQnGre8_blw/viewform?c=0&w=1

Coffee Talks: Careers in Law, the Legislature and Government Affairs

When: Wed Apr 19 2017 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: Center for Engagement and Opportunity

Description: Career Q&A With New College Alums and allies. Find out if this career is for you, what it’s really like in this field, what grad programs, internships and first jobs they recommend, and learn what you can do now to get ready for this career. Registration is highly recommended to reserve your space. Free snacks for the first 10 students who register for each event at https://docs.google.com/a/ncf.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfARPC5s5Qb4Sh4acA5rx-8PR3cMUCaF50h8eLbQnGre8_blw/viewform?c=0&w=1

U.S.-Cuba Relations: What Does Normalization Mean?

When: Tue Apr 25 2017 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: 5313 Bay Shore Rd Sarasota FL 34234 United States

Description: The New College Cubano-Americans Community Project presents Rafael Hernandez, a Senior Research Fellow at the Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Cultura Cubana “Juan Marinello,” and a professor and researcher at the University of Havana, the Instituto Superior de las Relaciones Internacionales “Raúl Roa García.” Dr. Hernandez will speak about the implications for Cuba brought forth by its new relationship with the United States. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, go to http://donate.ncf.edu/events

Fin de fiesta

When: Sat Apr 29 2017 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Koski Plaza

Description: Part of the Cubano-American community project, a morning workshop to practice Afro-Cuban dance rhythms, experience Cuban poetry as performed by Leymis Wilmott and the Sarasota Modern Dance Company, learn about Cuban-American culture through Ybor City history, and have fun with traditional Cuban stories told with puppets.

May 2017

Commencement

When: Fri May 26 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Bayfront

Description: New College of Florida will celebrate its 51th Commencement, sending off the 2017 graduating class with a sunset ceremony on the College’s Bayfront. Read more at www.ncf.edu/commencement