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Fri., dec. 20

Obama Care: DO YOU KNOW… If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange?, If you qualify for financial help on the exchange? The health coverage options available to you? and Get the facts on health care reform and what it means for you and your family. Join EmbleHealth and gets all your questions answers from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling (646)476-1294.

community outreach: Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s Director of Community Outreach and creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program from 11:00 a.m-7:00 p.m. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling (646)476-1294.

performing arts: Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present “The Knickerbocker Suite.” “The Knickerbocker Suite” is a celebration of New York City, its culture and the magic of the holiday season. Come and see the magic at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th St., NYC (between Amsterdam and West End avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets are available at www.manhattanyouthballet.org/performances.html, manhattanmovement.com/calendar or by calling (212)787-1178. Performances: Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

sat., Dec. 21

fall workout: Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a cardio workout that can improve your overall health and improve circulation and endurance from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. We’ll also work on building muscle with strength training. Please let your doctor know you will be taking part in an exercise class. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling (646)476-1294.

performing Arts: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues with “An R&B Christmas” at 8:00 p.m. Hosted by WCBS-FM 101.1’s “Broadway Bill Lee,” this holiday concert will feature chart-topping doo-wop and R&B artists performing their biggest hits along with some holiday favorites. Tickets are $45/$36 (orchestra­/mezzanine) and can be purchased by phone at (718)951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) or online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org.

Pictures: Come visit Santa and have your photo taken with him from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m! Enjoy face painting with Mrs. Claus, plus refreshments too! Free and open to the public. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling (646)476-1294.

Mandela conference: Film, memorabilia, and photo exhibition highlighting the activists and free South Africa movement that brought about the freedom of South Africa and Mr. Nelson Mandela. From 12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m. - Opening/Pu­rpose/Intr­oduction of Film, 12:30 p.m - 2:00 p.m - View film followed by discussion, and from 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m presentations by Free South Africa activists and Discussion/ Q&A. For more information, please contact The House of the Lord Church at (718) 596-1991 or email us at 415@holc.org. The House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217.

shop local: Come for Jazzpel at The Brooklyn Christian Center from 11:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m. From 3:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m (Special Reception & Showing). 1061 Atlantic Ave. (b/w Classon & Franklin Ave.) Brooklyn.

sun., dec. 22

performing arts: New York Theatre Ballet announces Keith Michael’s “The Nutcracker” at New York City’s Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St., New York City. Performances are at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for children ages 12 and under and $40 for adults, and are available at online at www.nytb.org, via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, or in-person at the Florence Gould Hall box office. For more information, contact the Florence Gould Hall box office at (212) 355-6160.

performing arts: Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present “The Knickerbocker Suite.” “The Knickerbocker Suite” is a celebration of New York City, its culture and the magic of the holiday season. Come and see the magic at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets are available at www.manhattanyouthballet.org/performances.html, manhattanmovement.com/calendar or by calling (212)787-1178. Performances: Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

mandela conference: There will be special address by Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry on His Trip to South Africa and Mr. Mandela’s Funeral at 1:00 p.m. The House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217. For more information, please contact The House of the Lord Church at (718) 596-1991 or email us at 415@holc.org. The House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217.

mon., dec. 23

zumba: Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling (646)476-1294.

sitting exercise: Join us for a DVD workout that can improve your stability and balance and help you stay mobile from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. It’s designed to develop strength and enhance your ability to perform the activities of everyday life, making it perfect for seniors: increase stamina, develop strength in upper and lower body, improve balance. Use of hand weights is optional. Please let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling (646)476-1294.

sat., dec. 28

fundrasier: Join the Presentation Brothers College Alumni Association New York for their annual end of year “Red and Black Affair” fundraiser at Crystal Manor 1460 Flatbush Ave. Coacktails will be served from 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. There will be an open bar, buffet dinner and dancing until 3:00 a.m. For ticket information, call Wilton (347)668-1708 or Eric (347) 526-6061.

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Currently - mon., Dec. 30

Holiday bash: The “Three Bears Holiday Bash” is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance! Showings are Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., with an additional 2:30 p.m. performance each Wednesday. Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Ticket prices are: $7/children under 12, $10/all others. Tickets are sold at the door, only when available. To guarantee admission, purchase tickets online at www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre/. The Cottage is located in Central Park at 81th Street and Central Park West, just south of the Delacorte Theater. For more information, maps and walking directions, please visit www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/.

passport application center: Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) 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. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sunday by appointment. The center is currently closed on Saturdays until further notice. 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 our Home Improvement Programs, please 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 srbwelcome@gmail.com, 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 calaloo and Caribbean favorites and accepting EBT, WIC, Snap, FMNP, Health Bucks, and Fresh Connect. The market will be operating every Thursday from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton Metz Park at Albany and Lefferts avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.seedsinthemiddle.org.

If you have an event that you would like to post in Sun Kulcha, please email your submission to Caribbeanlife@cnglocal.com. All submissions are up for review by the editor.

Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry

Updated 3:05 am, July 10, 2018
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