ReelAbilities Hosts Artist Talk With Filmmaker Jason DaSilva

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), led by the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, BRIC FLIXis very proud to announce its partnership with ReelAbilities. The nation’s largest disability film festival, ReelAbilities is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities.

On Tuesday, June 9 at 7PM, JCC Manhattan, ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival will host an artist talk by NYC-based filmmaker / media artist / activist Jason DaSilva. Mr. Da Silva is the director of the award-winning film ‘When I Walk’ (2013), which premiered at Sundance before its world tour. (Learn more here.)

Using the Chronology of the past ten years, DaSilva explains how his work shifted thematically after he was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis at the age of twenty-five. By examining his video pieces, he analyzes the relationship between disability and identity through the lens of his personal perspective and art. Mr. DaSilva will show excerpts of his past work, as well as a sneak preview of his new, groundbreaking web-series The Dismantled.

Moderator: Faye Ginsburg, Director, NYU Council for the Study of Disability. Advisor, Reelabilities Film Festival

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Volunteers Needed For They Will Surf Again Rockaway Beach NY

Life Rolls On needs volunteers in four different roles. Please read through these roles before signing up!


Saturday July 18 2015 / 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Early Morning Set-up, 6:30 am to 8:00 am
Don’t have time to spend the whole day at an event? No problem! Volunteer for Early Morning Set-up. This role is so important…it sets the tone for the whole event, helping it run smoothly for the athletes, their families, sponsors, and athlete coaches. Make it a great morning…get your family and friends to sign up, too! Set-up volunteers unload tables, flags and tents, food and beverages, registration materials, equipment, etc. … and get it all set up. The more people we have, the faster it will go!

Surfers / Adaptive Athlete Coaches
Our adaptive surfers arrive in every age group and every ability level. We need you to lend a helping hand where needed. You’ll leave the event on a high, in love with this wonderful life we’ve been given. Get on board!

Please note: you do not have to be a pro surfer to be an awesome volunteer. However, you do need to be very comfortable in the water, a strong swimmer…and surfing experience is a plus! In the registration form below, there are three levels of surfing volunteer: shallow water, mid-level water and deep water. Please select where you are most comfortable and confident.

Chill Zone
Helping the athletes and families on the beach is just as important as jumping in the water! We need outgoing, enthusiastic volunteers to take charge of Registration, food and beverage tables, LRO Merchandise, equipment checkout, etc.

Afternoon Breakdown, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Are you a can-do, take charge person? Please sign up for Afternoon Breakdown! We need an amazing crew to miraculously get tables, tents, flags, materials, equipment, etc. back in the truck, and back to storage.

Click here to volunteer.

Still have questions? Cool…give us a call or shoot us an email:


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Disability. Dance. Artistry.

Join keynote speaker Simi Linton and leaders in the dance and disability communities to discuss the state of the art form. What are the opportunities for educating, developing, collaborating with and presenting disabled artists? How can disability advance innovation, excellence, and impact in dance?

This free, day-long series of convening focuses on a future for dance created and experienced with disabled New Yorkers. Commemorating the 25th anniversary year of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this event is hosted by Dance/NYC in partnership with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Art Beyond Sight, and Inclusion in the Arts. It builds on recent Dance/NYC research,Discovering Disability: Data and NYC Dance and is part of a three-year Dance/NYC initiative to increase inclusion and access to the art form.

When: Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Where: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 860 11th Avenue, New York City (MTA Bus: M57, M31, M11)

How: FREE. Registration is required (registration closes July 1st). Please reserve in advance. Accessible seating is available. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be made in advance by contacting Dance/NYC at 212.966.4452 (Voice only) The event is in an open space around tables with chairs that are easy to remove. All seating will be accessible by default.

Contact: For volunteer opportunities, accessibility questions, and all other queries, please contact Dance/NYC at 212.966.4452 (Voice only)

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Bryant Park Summer Films Accessible Options

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, with flicks ranging from the cheeky classic The Poseidon Adventure to Director Terrence Malick’s masterful debut film Badlands, has accessible options available for visitors

A Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) service provides open-captions and Assistive Listening Devices are available for each film. visitors are asked to go to the projection trailer on the Upper Terrace for more information.

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