Sun Kulcha

fri., jun. 20

Art: New York audiences are invited to attend the performance of Mutation X062 by video artist Makseans Denis from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Experimental digital and performance artist, Maksaens Denis will perform “Mutation X062″ with dancer Gelan Lambert and discuss his career while sharing insights on his digital media technique. 558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

sat., jun. 21

Caribbean music festival: Join the Church Ave. Bid for a festival line-up which features Dancehall/EDM powerhouse SkerritBwoy, Jamaican/Pop Artist Kstarr, and Guyanese singer, songwriter, and producer Osafo and Red Hot Radio’s DJ Elly. Enjoy the live music at our one-day outdoor plaza on E. 17th Street filled with palm trees, tables, and chairs. Attendees will also enjoy natural fruit and vegetable juices from Downtown Natural market and free promotional giveaways. Interested attendees may RSVP at Church Avenue, East 17th Street, next to Downtown Natural Market.

spring workout: Come to the Spring Workout at EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care! It doesn’t take a genius to realize the consequences of inactivity and loads of unhealthy foods, so why not use your family as support in becoming a more fit and active unit! The workshop will include: Information on the importance of staying healthy as a family through health and nutrition and a family exercise class. There will be give-aways and light refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by calling (646)476-1294.

MON., JUN. 23

SITTING EXERCISE: Join us for a DVD workout that can improve your stability and balance and help you stay mobile from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. It is designed to develop strength and enhance your ability to perform the activities of everyday life, making it perfect for seniors. Please let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by calling (646)476-1294.

thurs. jun. 26

managing diabetes medication: Do you know how your diabetes medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This event is free to the public. Please RSVP by calling (646)476-1294.

Sat., jun. 28

no passport party: Join HCX for the blowout finale of Selebrasyon! featuring Afrobeat, House & World Sound Fusion DJs Sabine Blaizin & Gardy Girault for an exclusive No Passport (NY Edition) Party from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.! The last event of the first ever Selebrasyon! festival, No Passport (NY Edition) Party will transport you to a trans-atlantic realm of beats that’ll keep you bumping! Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door: Purchase them online at You must be 21 and over to attend. DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, New York, NY.


FRI., May. 2 – sat., Jun. 28

art exhibit: Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce “Big, Fat & Juicy,” a group show of large-scale abstraction that pushes the boundaries of the physicality of paint. Paintings and sculptures by four New York-based artists, Emily Noelle Lambert, Dorothy Robinson, Josette Urso and Deborah Zlotsky, combine the deliberate spontaneity found in abstract painting and the inventive possibilities of paint itself, which appear here in lush and expressive ways. Admission is free and open to the public. Pelham Art Center 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. For more information, contact (914) 738-2525.

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 the 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 is a not-for-profit housing organization.

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

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.

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.

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 operates every Thursday from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton Metz Park at Albany and Lefferts avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit

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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry

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