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community paddle: Calling all paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River at 1:30 p.m. Free, no registration required. This event will take place at Starlight Park (174th St. between West Farms and Bronx River Ave.
brooklyn Museum: Target First Saturday celebrates the Caribbean communities in and around Brooklyn through music, film, and dance. Highlights include musical group Heritage O.P., soca dance with Candace Thompson, and screenings of the films 2x1 and Mas Man. Museum admission is free from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and includes entrance to galleries and events. Ai Weiwei: According to What? is a ticketed exhibition; tickets are available at a special discounted rate of $10 (regularly $15). Programs are subject to change without notice. For more information, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org. Museum galleries are open until 11:00 p.m. Parking is a flat rate of $5 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
do good. have fun: The Bronx River Alliance and Bud Light are joining together to make a difference in your community. Do Good! We’re looking to engage 100 volunteers to clean up the Bronx river, pick up litter, paint over graffiti and pull invasive weeds from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Have fun! Following the cleanup, join us for an afterparty to celebrate your achievements. Location: Muskrat Cove (233rd St. & Webster Ave.) Bronx, NY 10470. You must be 21 or older to register for this activity. To register, visit www.budlight.com/do-good-have-fun-register.html?event=http://newyorkcity-cleanup.splashthat.com.
business counseling: Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. Call (718)623.7000 and select option “3” to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. Information Commons, Meeting Room 3, Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza
family planning:Come out and get free information about preparing for the rest of your life. This information session will cover: financing your uncertain future, selecting the best living arrangements, getting the medical care you need, and end of life planning. Light refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m. The information session will be at 7:00 p.m. Church of the Open Door, 201 Gold St., Brooklyn.
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insurance policy: Are you covered adequately by your homeowner’s insurance? Are you paying too much? NHS will review your policy free of cost. We also speak to community groups about how the changing flood maps will impact your policy and flood insurance. For more information, call (718) 469-4679. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, a not-for-profit housing organization. www.nhsnyc.org.
flood relief: Donations are being accepted at the Friends of Crown Heights Center located at 671 Prospect Place, Brooklyn. Donations will also be accepted by Mirtha Colon, a Garifuna from Honduras, who operates Hondurans Against Aids out of Casa Yurumein in the Bronx. Casa Yurumein is located at 874 Prospect Ave. in the South Bronx, corner of Westchester Avenue. Checks and money orders are welcomed and should be made out to “SVG Community Inc.” Anyone in the Long Island area who wishes to make a donation but cannot drive to Brooklyn, please call (347) 488-4395 to arrange a drop off or to arrange for Colon to pick up the donation. Items needed include medical supplies, non-perishable food, clothes, shoes, candles. Monetary donations can be made in the form of checks or money orders addressed to “SVG Community Inc.”
passport application center: Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has launched a second Passport Application Center at the Kings Highway Library providing a convenient facility for Brooklyn residents and new immigrants to apply for passports. Hours are temporarily set for 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday and Sunday by appointment. The Center is closed on Saturdays until further notice. The library is located at 2115 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11229. To make an appointment, call (718) 230-2292 or (718) 375-3037 ext. 128.
Featuring Home REpair: Is your boiler, water main or roof in need of fixing? Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? Now is the best time to fix it. Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, a not-for-profit housing organization can assist you. For more information on the Home Improvement Programs, call (718)469-4679 or visit www.nhsofeastflatbush.org.
Foreclosure: Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modification? Come in for free services and assistance. We will help you as much as possible to keep your home. Referrals for free legal assistance are also available. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (718) 469-4679. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush and the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, not-for-profit organizations. www.nhsnyc.org.
Home Help for disabled: If you are a disabled homeowner living in Brooklyn or have someone disabled living in your household, you may qualify for up to $5,000 in home repair grants. Repairs must be geared toward making the home accessible and convenient for the disabled person. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, a not-for-profit housing organization, and the New York State Housing Trust Corporation. For more information, please call (718) 469-4679.
Community Center: Are you looking to improve your life? Take a class at Community Learning Center: How to Write a Book or Script, Create a Resume, How to Create Wealth, Get/Keep a Spouse, Start a Business. Classes for everyone. Community Learning Center, 147-12 Archer Ave., Queens. For more information/RSVP, call (718) 291-1094.
Donations: St. Robert Bellarmine Church is joining efforts with the Diocese of Trenton to bring relief to victims in the hardest hit areas. The church has organized a sorting sub station in the parish and will be delivering donations to various locations shortly. The church is seeking donations of cardboard shipping boxes for packing or rubber bins for storage for victims. Donations are tax deductible and the church will provide you with a receipt upon request. Feel free to contact St. Robert Bellarmine Church at any time Attn: SRB Hurricane Relief Effort, 61 Georgia Rd., Freehold, NJ 07728 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Pam Stengel (732) 580-0075, Linda Altini (917) 578-4852. Phone: (732) 462-7429 or Fax: (732) 409-3496.
Farmers Market: Seeds in the Middle is sponsoring The Crown Heights Farmers Market offering fresh fruits and vegetables, including callaloo and Caribbean favorites and accepting EBT, WIC, Snap, FMNP, Health Bucks, and Fresh Connect. The market operates every Thursday from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton Metz Park at Albany and Lefferts avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.seedsinthemiddle.org.
church without walls: Summer is here and that means it is time once again for Pastor Donnie McClurkin and Perfecting Faith Church of Freeport, N.Y., to return outdoors and take the church to the people! Church Without Walls, the congregation’s annual summer crusade will be hosting an outdoor service each Sunday at 3:00 p.m., weather permitting, in the parking lot of the Western Beef Shopping Center, located at the corner of Nassau Road and Babylon Turnpike in Roosevelt.
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