fri., jan. 31
solidarity night: Join the Grenada Independence Anniversary Committee of New York for Caribbean Solidarity Night in celebration of Grenada’s Independence. This is a free event for the public at 7:00 p.m. Holy Cross Auditorium, 2530 Church Ave., (between Bedford and Rogers Ave.). For more information, call (212) 599-0301.
sat., feb. 1
youth fete: Join the Grenada Independence Anniversary Committee of New York in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Grenada’s Independence at 10:00 p.m. Admisson is $20. Plenty’s Paradise 992 Rogers Ave (between Beverly Rd. and Tilden Ave.) For more information, call (212) 599-0301.
free health screening & services: You are invited to the 3rd Annual People’s Health Spectacular, there will be free dental, asthma/breathing, blood pressure, cholesterol, mammograms, vision/blindness, diabetes, HIV testing, prostate, mental health, children’s health and family fun, games, giveaways and sports from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Madison Square Boys & Girls Club Navy Yard Club House 240 Nassau St. Brooklyn.
Sun., feb. 2
church service: Join the Grenada Independence Anniversary Committee of New York in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Grenada’s Independence at 4:00 p.m. Beulah Church of Nazarene, 1250 St. John’s Place (between Troy and Albany Aves.) For more information, call (212) 599-0301.
tues., feb. 4
storytellers: The long-running No Name Comedy / Variety Show brings New York’s best established and upcoming authors and storytellers including David Arroyo, Cyndi Freeman, Nisse Greenberg, and Courtney Weber to Washington Heights for their monthly series: “No Name @ Word Up Super Storytellers’ Edition”, at the Word Up Community Bookshop (165th Street & Amsterdam Avenue). The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will include a “Magic Hat open mic” where members of the audience can sign up for a chance at four minutes of stage time to tell their story. Admission is free, donations welcomed.
thurs., feb. 6
senior teA party: Join the Grenada Independence Anniversary Committee of New York in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Grenada’s Independence at 3:00 p.m. Free Admission. Teresa Moore Center, 2702 Linden Blvd. (between Eldert lane and Lincoln Ave.) For more information, call (212) 599-0301.
flag raising ceremony: Join the Grenada Independence Anniversary Committee of New York in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Grenada’s Independence at 11:00 p.m. Free Admission. Borough Hall, 290 Joralemon St. (between Court and Fulton street). For more information, call (212) 599-0301.
sat., feb. 8
mortgage assistance: Come to this free event where professionals will be available to discuss foreclosure prevention, Sandy-related issues, home improvement, flood insurance coverage and more, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. PacPlex Recreation, 1500 Paerdegat Ave., North (between Paerdegat 15th Street & Seaview Ave.), BK, 11236. For more information, please call: (718) 469-4679. Sponsored by the Center for NYC Neighborhoods and the Canarsie Coalition.
independence Gala: Join the Grenada Independence Anniversary Committee of New York in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Grenada’s Independence at 9:00 p.m. Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave. (between 5th and 6th avenues). For more information, call (212) 599-0301.
fundraiser: BMZ Entertainment in conjunction with the New York Consulate of SVG presents “Runway Rippers With a Difference.” A fashion/talent show to raise funds for The Milton Cato Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric Ward in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Showtime: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Admission: $10 per person (Children under 5 free) Food and refreshments will be on sale. Friends of Crown Heights, 671 Prospect Place (between Bedford Ave. & Franklin Ave.).
mon., jan. 6 - sat., Mar. 22
winter workshops: Registration has already started but it is not to late to get in on the action. Registration for classes and workshops is ongoing throughout the term. Families, adults and children can choose from a variety of classes and workshops running morning, afternoon, evening and on weekends. Pelham Art Center Members receive 10 percent off classes. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are available. The Winter Catalog can be found on the Art Center’s website, pelhamartc
fri., Jan. 31 – sat., Mar. 29, 2014
migration narratives: Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition of kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video narratives by seven contemporary artists. There will be an opening reception and all age hands-on workshop from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. This multi-media exhibition relates stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. Independent Curator, Lisa A. Banner is an art historian and visiting associate professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Additional free public programming will include a Curator Talk on Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:00 p.m.
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) 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 currently 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.nhsofe
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
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 will be operating every Thursday from noon to 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton Metz Park at Albany and Lefferts avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.seedsi
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