Open House

Thursday, Jan. 27

Film Launch

The N.Y.C. launch of The Economics of Happiness, a one-hour documentary highlighting local examples of a global movement of community based initiatives dedicated to addressing multiple crises followed by panel discussion, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., at The Great Hall, Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Square, 7 East 7th St., N.Y. For more information, conact (510) 548-4915.

Business Workshop

CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2 Fl., corner of Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a free workshop, Business Loan Informational Session, focusing on how to apply for CAMBA’s small business loans, requirements, process & time frame & resources for developing a solid business plan & repairing credit, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Workshop repeated Feb. 24 & March 24. Registration required, RSVP to (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]

Friday, Jan. 28

Business Workshop

The City University of N.Y. & The City University Construction Fund is sponsoring the 2011 Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Partners in Success Conference, featuring workshops & networking opportunities, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Two Court Square Conference Center, 23-14 44 Rd., L.I.C., N.Y. Conference is free; register by calling (212) 726-2211 or visit www.cunybiz.com.

Grenada Independence

In honor of the 2011 Grenada Independence Celebrations in N.Y. a Social Evening will be held at St. Gregory The Great School, 991 St. Johns Place, between Brooklyn & New York avenues, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. For tickets and/or information, contact The Grenada Consulate at (212) 599-0302.

Saturday, Jan. 29

Grenada Independence

In honor of the 2011 Grenada Independence Celebrations in N.Y. a YouthFest will be held at St. Gregory the Great School, 991 St. Johns Place, between Brooklyn & New York avenues, 3:00 p.m. For tickets and/or information contact The Grenada Consulate at (212) 599-0302.

Asthma Awareness

The Brenda Pillors Asthma Education Program at L.I.U.’s Brooklyn Campus, Not One More Life, an asthma education program & Evening Star Baptist Church, invite health care professionals, leaders of faith communities & members of health ministries to a morning training session focusing on promoting asthma awareness from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Evening Star Baptist Church, 265 Gates Ave., Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Free screenings, self-management tips & workshops for asthma sufferers & caregivers will run from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information or to RSVP for the training session, contact (718) 246-6320.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center presents Jazz for Young People: “Who is Louis Armstrong?,” featuring trumpeter, educator, & composer Sean Jones & special guests exploring the life & music of Louis Armstrong, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. at Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St., N.Y. Tickets available at jalc.org, CenterCharge at (212)721-6500 or at the box office.

Sunday, Jan. 30

Grenada Independence

In honor of the 2011 Grenada Independence Celebrations in N.Y. an Ecumenical Church Service of Thanksgiving will be held at the Hanson Seventh Day Adventist Church, 88 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, 4:00 p.m. Sharp! Please be seated by 3:30 p.m. For information, contact The Grenada Consulate at (212) 599-0302.

Grenada Independence

In honor of the 2011 Grenada Independence Celebrations in N.Y. a Calypso Competition will be held at Nazareth Hall, 475 East 57 St., between Claredon Rd. & Ave. D, Brooklyn, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. For tickets and/or information, contact The Grenada Consulate at (212) 599-0302.

Mammograms

The Office of Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. & the American Italian Cancer Foundation are coordinating No Cost Mammograms at the Woodhaven Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., Queens. For eligibility & appointment, call (800) 453-8378 Ext. 1.

Panel Discussion

The N.Y. Chapter of the Nat’l. Assn. of Kawaida Organziations (NAKO) is hosting a panel discussion entitled, Blacks, Public Housing & the Police: Trespassing or Pass Laws, focusing on the NYPD’s Stop, Question, Frisk policy, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave, Queens. Minimum donation: $5. For information, call (718) 789-3264.

Brooklyn Renaissance

Black Brooklyn Renaissance & BAC present Voices of the Elders, moderated by Ifetayo’s founder Kwayera Archer-Cunningham & featuring eminent elders discussing the role of ancestry, traditions & values in the preservation of Black culture for future generations, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at L.I.U., Brooklyn Campus, Health Sciences Lecture Hall 107, 21 University Plaza, downtown Brooklyn. Admission: free. For information, call BAC at (718) 625-0080.

Monday, Jan. 31

Estate Planning

St. Francis College Office of Development & Alumni Affairs is hosting a free seminar on Estate Planning with wills & trusts specialist, Atty. Marilyn Heller, 9:30 a.m, in the college’s Callahan Center, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights. For information, call (718) 489-5361.

Tuesday, Feb. 1

Business Workshop

CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave, 2 Fl., corner of Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a free workshop, Create a Website & Internet Marketing, focusing on low cost methods to build a professional site & how to promote your business, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration required, RSVP to (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]

Wednesday, Feb. 2

Concert

57 Blue Hill Troupe will perform Gilbert & Sullivan & Friends: The Very Models for the Modern Major Musical to benefit The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, 6:00 p.m./Reception; 7:00 p.m./Performance at The Carter Burden Luncheon Club, 351 East 74 St., between 1 & 2 avenues, N.Y. Tickets: $20/person; call (212) 879-7400 ext. 103.

Thursday, Feb. 3

Grenada Independence

In honor of the 2011 Grenada Independence Celebrations in N.Y. a Senior Citizen’s Tea Party at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1208 St. Johns Place, between Albany & Troy avenues, Brooklyn, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. For tickets and/or information, contact The Grenada Consulate at (212) 599-0302.

Saturday, Feb. 5

Grenada Independence

In honor of the 2011 Grenada Independence Celebrations in N.Y. the Independence Dinner & Awards Gala will be held at Antuns, 9643 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, N.Y., 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. For tickets and/or information, contact The Grenada Consulate at (212) 599-0302.

ONGOING

Art Exhibit

The work of June Blum, painter & curator at the forefront of the women’s art movement in N.Y.C. during the 60s & 70s will be on exhibit through Feb. 25 at the Resnick Gallery of Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, corner of DeKalb & Flatbush avenues in downtown Brooklyn, Admission: Free & open to the public. For gallery hours & information, call (718) 488-1198.

Jazz Academy

Jazz at Lincoln Center will be accepting applications for its Middle School Jazz Academy Class of 2011-12. Promising middle school instrumentalists from N.Y.C. are eligible to apply & audition for the tuition-free intensive jazz instruction program held throughout the school year. For eligibility requirements & for an application, visit jalc.org/msja. Application deadline is March 4, 2011. For more information, contact Bridget Wilson, (212) 258-9868 or email [email protected]

You Gotta Believe

You Gotta Believe! adoption agency offers free classes to learn more about adopting an older child. Learn how you can help an older child find a permanent home. Classes are held every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Coney Island at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2801 W 8 St., & every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in East New York at Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2414 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 372-3003.

Compiled by

Ida Eisenstein

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