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Johnny Barnes holds up two laminated photos of his biggest screen roles

A Big-Screen Boxer Fights for Housing Rights

Johnny Barnes played Sugar Ray Robinson in the classic film Raging Bull. Now he fights for housing rights—his own, and those of his fellow Single Room Occupancy tenants—with support from our Law Project and Resource Center.

Paul Krugman sits opposite Goddard Board Chair Chris Auguste onstage behind a Goddard Gold banner

“A Murphy’s Law Economy”: Nobel Prize Winner Paul Krugman Speaks

Krugman weighed in on cryptocurrency, the Fed’s battle against inflation, the urgent need to invest in families, and more at our annual Goddard Gold event.

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3feb 7:00PM

One More Day: Modern Dance & Mental Health Awareness

Goddard Riverside Community Arts Program’s Season 2022-2023 Artist-in-Residence Alison Cook Beatty Dance Company presents One More Day: an evening of Modern Dance and Mental Health Awareness in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Goddard Riverside’s TOP Clubhouse.

Join us as we hold space for community healing and honor our community members touched by the loss of a loved one to suicide, for an uplifting evening of hope featuring an original program of award-winning original contemporary dance.

7feb 7:00PM

Zumba Fitness

Different Bro Productions (2022-23 Artists in Residence) & Goddard Riverside Community Arts Program presents: Community Zumba!

Introductory all-ages fitness dance classes with Jmonet Hill Tuesday Feb. 7 & Feb. 21st @ 7PM.

Enjoy a lively and fun exercise class in a safe and body-positive space led by Black instructors to music by Black artists in celebration of Black History Month. “We’re just different, bro!” Come in sweats and sneakers ready to have a good time. Includes a free fresh wellness shot! (Seamoss Lemonade, Honey Drip) REGISTRATION REQUIRED*