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Free Film: Trashed

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Doors @ 7:00; Film @ 7:30

Assembly Hall at Judson Memorial Church

A free film screening featuring the documentary Trashed, featuring actor Jeremy Irons. Trashed is a provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America. The garbage business. The film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture the disposal of what our society defines as “waste.” It is an issue influenced by every American, most of whom never consider the consequences. Nor, it seems, the implications to our biosphere. At times humorous, but deeply poignant, Trashed examines the American waste stream fast approaching a half billion tons annually. There will be a discussion following the film. Freegan snacks will be served!






Two Among the Righteous Few

On Sunday, October 26th, following worship, Judson welcomes San Francisco Bay author Marty Brounstein to present his book Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust.

Judson’s Garden Room (enter at 239 Thompson Street)
Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1pm
Send RSVPs to Micah Bucey at micah[AT]

Come hear the remarkable true story of a Christian couple in the Netherlands who, despite great risk and danger, helped save the lives of at least two dozen Jews from certain death during World War II. The story also has a meaningful personal connection to our guest speaker, which Marty will reveal in his engaging storytelling presentation.

Marty’s book will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.
For more information on Marty and his work, visit his website.


Viva Vino - An Evening of Wine and Opera
To Benefit the West Village Chorale

Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South (at Thompson Street)

What goes with Chianti? Verdi, of course! Prosecco? Puccini! A French Sancerre….Bizet! Massenet! Gewürztraminer and Mozart! California Cab and Copeland! The pairing possibilities are endless (and fun)!

Mark your calendars and plan to join us at Judson for a festive evening of wine, cheese, and opera pairings, with arias performed by some of the city’s most talented artists. And there might even be a festive opera chorus or two performed by your hosts!

All proceeds benefit the West Village Chorale, a community choir that, over the last four decades, has become a city institution.

A portion of your ticket price is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the WVC, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Tickets are available online now...hope to raise a glass with you!


Fred Herko & Friends

A Celebration in Music, Poetry, Dance, and Film
October 26, 2014 4PM

A 50th anniversary tribute to Judson Dance Theater choreographer and Warhol superstar, Fred Herko.

The concert will feature rarely performed songs by composer Peter Hartman, readings of poems dedicated to Herko by John Giorno, Frank O’Hara, Diane di Prima, LeRoi Jones (later Amiri Baraka), and James Waring, and an interpretation of Jackson Mac Low’s poem ‘First Dance – Making Things New’, written for Herko in 1964, choreographed and danced by Gus Solomons Jr. as well as screenings of three films starring Herko himself by Andy Warhol. The program is curated by Gerard Forde, who is currently researching a biography of Fred Herko and a history of the New York Poets Theatre. [Download press release.]

Book Group

The Judson Book Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. We do not meet in July and August. The books we are reading for the fall are as follows: 

December 10th - It Happened in Italy: Untold Stories of How People in Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust by Elizabeth Bettina.

If you would like more information, please contact Mary Russell at mcrussell42 AT or at 718-789-5593.

Photo Exhibit


Second Helpings 

Second Helpings are lay-led activities giving extra ways of being in
community. Feed your soul by doing something extra with
other Judson folks. Contact bethene.trexel (at) to list
your ideas for service, learning, fun, whatever. 

Sunday, October 26, after church. Join Lenny and Ginny Fox and other Judson folks eating brunch in the neighborhood. Contact Lenny Fox ( for more details or to volunteer to lead the Open Brunch another month.

Friday, November 7, 6:00 pm. Hear about Styles of Senior Travel from many--but brief--Judsonites, facilitated by Alice Deakins, when the Growing Older Together group starts its new season. Bring your brown bag supper and drink to the home of Mary Ann and Fred Brussat, 15 West 24th, 10th floor. For more details, contact Alice Deakins at 212-842-8132.

Sunday, November 9, after church. Led by Regine Harding, experience Transforming Energy and Consciousness, as some did at the Judson Weekend. In the Garden Room about 12:45.



Traveling Seniors Tell Their Tales in the first GOT meeting of the year on Friday, November 7. Save the date!! Judson folk who are growing older together (GOT) are a well traveled group, some of whom are going to share their experiences: Bill Altham, Mary Jo Robertiello, Marlyn Klee, Jean Ovitt, Jane Truehold, Lenny and Jinny Fox , Bob Thomas, and YOU. What are the opportunities? What are the challenges? Bring your brown bag supper at 6 p.m..

We start talking at 6:30 and end at 8:30.

Facilitator: Alice Deakins. Host: To Be Announced.
And save these dates too.

  • January 2
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 10 (the 2nd is Good Friday)
  • May 1


Safer Injection Kits

Work in the Judson office area with Kim Kelly (jackim7 (at) to prepare Safer Injection Kits for the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center. Read more about this important work. 

  • Tuesday, October 21
  • Tuesday, November 4
  • Thursday, Novemeber 20
  • Tuesday, December 2
  • Tuesday, December 16
  • Thursday, January 8
  • Thursday, January 22



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