NYC Parks ADA25 Movie Nights in the Park: Invitation to Dance

Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with NYC Parks!

In Invitation to Dance 23-year-old Simi Linton was injured while hitchhiking to Washington to protest the war in Vietnam. Suddenly a young disabled college student, she confronted discrimination she couldn’t have imagined before. Simi emerges as a resourceful activist, and in time realizes that love, sexuality, and dance can once again be central to her life.

McCarren Park, Brooklyn NY.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

Info. here.

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De Blasio Declares July ‘Disability Pride Month’

The NY Daily News Reports: In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Mayor de Blasio is declaring July as “Disability Pride Month” and hosting a parade to commemorate the landmark legislation.

The month-long commemoration and the parade will be annual occurrences on the city calendar, the mayor’s press office said.

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, the Iowa Democrat who authored the ADA, will be the July 12th parade’s grand marshal.

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FPWA Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, June 29th, FPWA hosted a Ribbon Cutting and Open House to welcome member agencies, elected officials, partners and friends to its new office and conference center.

Special guests Mayor Dinkins; Deputy Mayor Richard Buery; Craig McKay, Chair of the FPWA Board Real Estate Committee; Jeremy Kohomban of Children’s Village, a founding FPWA Member Agency; Jeffrey Lee of the New York City Economic Development Corporation; FPWA Faith & Justice Fellow Pastor Brian Ellis Gibbs; and representatives from the Governor’s Office, Senator Squadron’s Office, NYC Council Speaker’s Office, the Public Advocate’s Office, as well as Council Member Helen Rosenthal and a number of City Agency Commissioners joined the celebration. More than a 100 guests filled the space.

FPWA moved to 40 Broad St. in early May 2015 after more than 60 years at the Church Missions House located at 281 Park Ave South.

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ICS Windows To The World Art Show

Independence Care System’s (ICS) Windows To The World art show opens Friday, July 10 from 3pm to 8pm  in Brooklyn, NY.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The event is held at ICS Brooklyn at 25 Elm Place, 5th Fl. Photo at top: artist Annalisa Rivera. Photo below: artist Keisha Hinds. Photo featured on Pressroom page, top: Kem Rambharose.

RSVP: 877-8427 or

The ICS Artists on wheels program provides free classes, use of materials and studio space to NYC artists with physical disabilities.

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