New York City News : Sunday Salon

Aid to Pakistan

Consider donating to the International Rescue Committee to help out those affected by the flood in Pakistan.

Or here: Save the Children.

Or here: Mercy Corps.

Bahut Shukria. Thank you.

Coming soon: Salonzine’s new issue SPILL

Stayed tuned for the upcoming issue of Salonzine. SPILL is still marinating, but boy, it’s gonna be good!

NYC | January 24, 2010-2

NYC | January 24, 7pm

Join us at Jimmy’s 43 at 43 East 7th St. b/w 2nd & 3rd Aves.

Sunday Salon will stand with Haiti on Sunday, January 24 by collecting monetary donations for  Stand With Haiti – Partners in Health, a solid, on-the-ground organization already in high gear helping the rescue and recovery effort. And while the best thing you can give right now is money, if you want to donate goods, we encourage you to consider assembling a hygiene or baby kit for Church World Service. Here’s how. Or if you have skills needed & want to volunteer, you can register with the Center for International …

Help Fill Sunday Salon’s Balikbayan Box for Typhoon Victims!

Please help the victims in the Philippines who have been directly impacted by devastating typhoons. The people of Caba, a small fishing town in La Union Province, have been affected by the second major typhoon to hit the Philippines last month.We will be sending, in true Filipino style, a ‘balikbayan box’ (or an extra-large cardboard box filled to capacity containing various comfort items then shipped directly to the Philippines by a specialized freight service for a flat fee).  

A donation ‘balikbayan box’ will be set up at the Sunday Salon, November 15th. Please help by donating any basic items that you can spare (see list below). 

Our contact in the barangay, or barrio, …

Exquisite Corpse: Dec. 6th Writers’ Workshop with Andrei Codrescu

andreicodrescu Sunday Salon is thrilled to welcome writer Andrei Codrescu for a special writers’ workshop and reading event, both free and open to the public, on Sunday, December 6, 2009 from 4-6pm at Jimmy’s No. 43 at 43 E. 7th St. (btw 2 & 3 Ave.) in Manhattan!

Workshop Description:

Writing exquisite corpses on paper, fruit, and skin with Andrei Codrescu. Participants should bring a fine point magic marker and a writeable fruit (no oranges, they’re too bumpy). Session will be podcast from

(And feel free to bring laptop/questions!)

Andrei Codrescu is senior commentator on National Public Radio’s (NPR) All Things Considered, …

Sunday Salon back in Manhattan

Our economy has brought unexpected change and sadly, forced the people of Stain Bar to close its doors. We will miss this special community of artists, musicians, and friends in Brooklyn. Our time at Stain Bar was rich and will always be cherished. Thank you to Krista, the determined, warm soul who created the space, and to the recent managers Caroline and Craig, who continued the love for the arts. We will miss you.

More change. Sunday Salon is relocating to our new home in Manhattan this summer: Seventh Street Small Stage at Jimmy’s 43, 43rd E 7th St. (btw 2/3rd Ave).

And more change. The stellar reading series is turning …

Daraja Academy in Kenya

Daraja Academy is the first free all-girls secondary school in all of East Africa. In late Feburary 2009, 26 girls from Kenya were given a chance for a secondary education which would otherwise not be possible, given their current economic situation.

The mission of the Daraja Academy is to cultivate a community of individuals with a sense of cultural awareness, social conscience, and environmental responsibility, all while instilling talents that will enable them to open doors to a global society. You can support the school and its mission. Just check out the website at:

Educator and writer Jabiz Raisdana, whose compelling story Five Minutes is published on …

Poets & Poetry in Sunday Salon!

The literary gods sent four talented writers and poets to grace the stage and the audience at April’s Sunday Salon! Relishing the prose of Paul Pines, Janice Erlbaum, Myla Jones, and Ed Pavlic, were celebrated poets, Yusuf Komunyakaa and Major Jackson.

Yes, your Salon hostesses were soaking in all the stellar prose and poetry vibes that night and are still floating somewhere between heaven and earth. Missed it? Well then, have a look at the photos:

And to share the love, we’re welcoming poetry to the SalonZine. That’s right: long live prose and poetry on-line! Our inaugural issue poets include the veritable KC Trommer and …

Girls Write Now at The New School

Every girl has a voice. Join us to listen.
Girls Write Now Day @ The New School
Saturday, March 8, 5-7 PM…

On the Air

Listen to our archived Salon interview on WKCR-FM (look for the December 18 “Composed on the Tongue” broadcast down toward the bottom of the page & click on the speaker icon).

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