Saturday, April 14
Girls Empowerment A Cause A Concern A Solution Network Inc. presents their fifth Annual Girls Empowerment Conference featuring continental breakfast, luncheon, workshops, giveaways, guest speakers, resource circle, session on bullying and special workshops for parents along with information on resources for college career choices, self empowerment leadership opportunities, living healthy & more, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at York College, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, Queens. Girls ages 12 – 21 years, come out and be a member of ACACAS. Visit www.acacas.org or register at [email protected].
Reunion Dinner Comets Club Int’l., Subway Restaurants, Irie Jam Media Group & Dennis Shipping Co., presents The CCI Reunion Dinner & Awards Gala honoring Richie Stephens & Roland Brammer, & featuring music by DJ Cali-B & Soul Fire Muzik w/DJ Ras Myke along with a special video presentation of Jamaica 50, 9:00 p.m. at The Venetian Terrace, 86-15 114th St., Richmond Hill, Queens. For tickets, call (718) 207-0078, (917) 250-1022, (646) 996-1235.
Dog & Cat Vaccinations Luv My Pet is holding low cost dog & cat vaccination clinics at Petland Discounts at the Pathmark Center, 134-40 Springfield Blvd., Springfield Gardens, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; 171-33 Hillside Ave., between 171 & 172, Jamaica, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; 71-39 Kissena Blvd., between Aguilar & 70, Kissena, Kew Garden Hills, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
Cabaret Benefit Magee Hickey, news reporter is hosting a cabaret with her singing newscaster colleagues to benefit Astor’s Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development in the Bronx serving children ages 2.9 years to kindergarden with behavior & emotional needs. Reception 1:00 p.m. and performances start at 2:00 p.m. at One East 91 St. & Fifth Ave. For more information on tickets, contact Dana Valdez at [email protected] or call (845) 871-1171.
Jazz Festival The 13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival presents James Spaulding Expressions, 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. at Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. at Jefferson St. For reservations and information, call (718) 3987-1766 or visit www.sistasplace.com.
Zorro Visible Fictions & Traverse Theatre Company Production presents “Zorro,” a mysterious character who arrives in town with a flurry of a cape, the glint of a sword and a flash of a mask – is he friend or foe?, 3:00 p.m. at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., N.Y. For tickets and information, call (212) 220-1460.
Monday, April 16
Jazzy Mondays The 13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival presents The Last Poets Originators of Revolutionary Poetry, 7:15 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. at Classon Ave. For reservations and information, call (718) 857-1427 or visit jazzy [email protected].
Tuesday, April 17
Homebuyer Seminar NHS of East Flatbush is having a free homebuyers seminar focusing on getting started, closing cost assistance, grants, affordable mortgages, advice from professionals and more, 6:00 p.m., at HSBC, 815 Flatbush Ave., near the corner of Caton Ave., Brooklyn. To register, call (718) 469-4679.
Thursday, April 19
Jazz Festival The 13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival presents Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Brooklyn College Jazz Ensemble with Salim Washington, 7:00 p.m. at Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Ave. Free. For information, call (718) 951-5655 or visit www.depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/isam/.
NY Tech Day NY Tech Day, a revolutionary one-day expo created specifically for New York City-based tech startups will be held in two parts: the Expo will run from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and the Award Ceremony from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at The Lexington Armory, 68 Lexington Ave. in the Flatiron District. Attendance is free. Space is limited. To register to attend and for general information, visit NYTechDay.com.
Friday, April 20
Jazz Festival The 13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival presents three performances: Lou Donaldson, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. at Grand Ave. For information, call (718) 638-8910; Frank Senior with Eric Lemon Trio, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. at Nostrand Ave. For information, call (917) 704-9237; WMC Allstars Jam Session, 10:00 p.m,. – 2:00 a.m., at Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. at South 5 St. For information, call (718) 384-1654.
Symposium HABNET & Boro President Marty Markowitz hosts the Toussaint L’Ouverture Symposium & Entrepreneur Recognition Award focusing on opportunities to learn more about Haiti and its people and to network with small businesses and professional leaders, local elected officials as well as win prizes and more, 5:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Boro Hall, 209 Joralemon St. Refreshments will be served. Event is free but space is limited. RSVP ASAP by calling (877) 278-9143 or email [email protected].
Music The New York Historical Society Museum and Library, 170 Central Park West, N.Y. presents free music featuring Missy Modell, a rising star who is bridging the gap between pop, rock and soul, 6:30 p.m. For information, call (212) 873-3400 or visit www.nyhistory.org.
Comedy/Variety No Name & A Bag O’Chips presents comedy/variety performances including Chris Griggs from the New York Underground Comedy Festival along with the funky sounds of The Summer Replacements including Carl BabyFreak Fortunato, 7:00 p.m. at Otto’s, 538 East 14 St., between Ave. A & Ave. B, Manhattan. No cover. No Minimum. For information, call (212) 228-2240.
Saturday, April 21
Luv My Pet is holding low cost dog & cat vaccination clinics at Petland Discounts at 43-10 Ditmars Blvd, LaGuardia Center, LIC (Ditmars), 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. & on Sun., April 22 at 8989 Union Turnpike, Stop & Shop Center, Glendale, Queens, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
Fund Raising Breakfast The Annual Fundraising Breakfast to benefit the Health & Education Relief Organizatin, Inc, (HERG) will take place at the St. Stephens’ Episcopal Church Hall, 2806 Newkirk Ave., Brooklyn, starting 9:00 a.m. For information and donations, call (718) 250-6805, (917) 631-0689.
Sunday, April 22
Community Day St. Francis College is hosting its 15th annual Community Day to celebrate the many cultures and ethnicities that make up the college. Students, faculty, staff and adminsitrators as well as members of the Brooklyn community will participate in a spiritual mass, dancing, singing and spoken word performances. The event will also include a multicultural buffet featuring a variety of homemade dishes from around the world, 11:00 a.m., St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights. Free & open to the public – RSVP requested to [email protected] by April 20.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein