sat., aug. 9
AUDITION:Co-choreographer of Fiyah Productions Dancehall Theater, Yaminah Legohn is looking for dancers for her company Art of Legohn. Yaminah is seeking both male and female dancers, age 18 and over with experience in Dancehall, Hip-hop, West African and other speacialty dance styles to add to her company roster for local bookings and industry gigs. The two-hour auditions will start at 5:30 p.m. at PMT Dance Studios, located at 69 W 14th St., 3rd Floor NY, NY 10011. For advanced registration to the Art of Legohn audition, e-mail [email protected].
massage: Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ from 12:30 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor. We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage. RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment) 215 W 125th Street New York, NY 10027.
sun., aug. 10
Reader’s series: Come meet Monster Juice series author M.D. Payne, as he reads from his upcoming book “Burpstronauts.” Learn more about M.D. Payne at haunted-house-of-payne.tumblr.com. This event is best enjoyed by children eight and up. For more information, please visit www.brooklynkids.org. 145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11213. Call (718) 735-4400 for more information.
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. RSVP: 1-866-539-0999. 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
tues., Aug. 12
car safety: NYC Dept. of Transportation, Millennium Development and Bergen Beach Youth Organization will host a free car seat training. Find out if your car seat is being used correctly. Call (212) 839-4750 to schedule an appointment. Drive-ins are welcomed. Bergen Beach Sports Complex, 2335 Bergen Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11234.
wed., aug. 13
movie night: Bring your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy a FREE movie screening for the first time within Hunts Point Riverside Park. This week we’re featuring “The Croods.” Follow a family of cavemen as they race against the clock from the everchanging world below their feet. The movie starts promptly at 8:00 p.m. so come early for a comfortable spot and enjoy the show! Guests using public transportation can take the No.6 train to Longwood Ave. and walk east on LaFayette Ave. For drivers, arrive at the park via the Bruckner Expressway. Limited street parking is available in the area. Rain date Thursday, Aug. 14 at 8:00 p.m. Any questions? Call us at 718-430-4665.
sat., aug. 14
landlord training: Are you a landlord or thinking about becoming one? This workshop will help to you understand: leases, NYC regulations, repairs, responsibilities, tenant rights and more. The workshop start at 6:00 p.m. A course fee does apply. For more information, call (718) 469-4679. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of East Flatbush, a not for profit housing organization. www.nhsofeastflatbush.org.
Fri., Aug. 15
comedy: “No Name… & A Bag O’ Chips” comedy / variety show producer, Eric Vetter present writer / storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy), comedian James Harris (JLTV’s “James & Sunda”) and illusionist Lee Alan Barrett. “No Name” house band The Summer Replacements – including Carl (BabyFreak) Fortunato and Fernando (Dr. Sandman) Morales Gonzalez – will perform a full set of old school R&B and rock standards at 8:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. No cover, no minimum. Otto’s is located at 538 E 14th 0St (Cross Street: Between avenues A and B) “L” subway train to First Avenue. For more information, call (212) 228-2240 or go to: www.ottosshrunkenhead.com/Performers subject to change. For more “No Name,” information, contact (347) 885-3466 / [email protected].
sat., aug. 16 – Sun., aug. 17
Gospel: It brings us great joy to announce the upcoming 2nd annual gospel event – Fun In The Son (FITS) Gospel Festival 2014, which takes place on the spacious grounds of St. Philip & James School located at 1160 East 213 Street (off Boston Road). Guest will include: Pastor Paul Peart, Sean Sobersm Carlene Davis, Papa San Eddie James, Glacia Robinson, African Rythms & Afro Praise, and Judith Gayle. Admission is free. Showtimes: Fri., Aug. 15 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m; Sat., Aug. 16 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 17 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Now – fri., Aug. 29
summer meals: Kids 18 years and under can receive free summer meals. Find out more by calling 311, texting NYCMeals to 877-877 or visiting www.schoolfoodnyc.org.
now – sun., aug.31
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.
MAs: Roy Pierre & Associates present J’ouvert 2014 “Running of the Bulls.” The mas camp’s new venue is Café O’mar (1744 Nostrand Ave. (Corner of Clarendon Rd.), Brooklyn. Open nightly from 6:00 p.m. – Midnight. Come register and join us for J’ouvert 2014. For more information, call: (718)282-1229; (718) 462-5164.
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 [email protected], Pam Stengel (732) 580-0075, Linda Altini (917) 578-4852. Phone: (732) 462-7429 or Fax: (732) 409-3496.
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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry