fri., apr. 18
variety show: No Name… & A Bag O’ Chips” comedy / variety show will feature Liam McEneaney (Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”), alt-folk singer-songwriter Jessica Delfino (“Good Morning America”) and sketch comedy collective Kokomo.(Upright Citizens Brigade). Showtime starts at 7:00 p.m. No cover, no minimum. Otto’s is located at 538 E 14th St. (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]
wed., Apr. 23
performing arts: One of New York City’s most esteemed and accomplished storytellers, Michele Carlo, will present an excerpt from her upcoming solo show, “Fish Out Of Agua” as part of the 9th Annual ONE Festival at the 4th Street Theater (83 E. 4th St.) in Manhattan, at 8:00 p.m. and “Fish Out Of Agua,” developed in part with playwright/solo performer Peter Michael Marino (“Desperately Seeking The Exit”), is a 30-minute melding of theater, storytelling and performance art adapted from Michele’s acclaimed memoir “Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks,” (Citadel/Kensington, 2010), the story of a redheaded Puerto Rican girl growing up in an Italian/Irish neighborhood in The Bronx who dared to dream of being an artist. Tickets are $20.0 and Showtime 8:00 p.m. For additional information, go to: www.theonefestivalnyc.com.
Sat., Apr. 26
Health and wellness expo: Join us at the St. John’s Health and Wellness Expo presented by Healthfirst, a free event open to the public from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the St. John’s University, Queens campus. The day will feature interactive educational activities promoting a healthier lifestyle, including free health screenings, workshops and fitness challenges. Celebrity chefs, Elsie Ramos from FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen and Jeffrey K. Vaden from The Food Network, will host cooking demonstrations with recipe tastings, and the St. John’s Red Storm Men’s Basketball Team will host youth basketball clinics with kids in attendance. St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway (in front of Carnesecca Room, Queens, NY 11439.
prom dress giveaway: The L.A.C.E. Fashion Collision is an opportunity for less fortunate young men and women all across the city to receive graduation and/or prom attire. This event is free for all junior high and high school students and we depend solely on donations. graduating Students will not only receive a prom/graduation dress or suit this year, but they may receive shoes, accessories, and a makeup clinic. We also may have dresses for pre-schoolers who will be stepping up in June. Students with perfect grade point averages will be able to choose first and be entered in raffles to win brand new attire and special prizes. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at CS 21 180 Chauncey Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233.
perfoRming arts: One of New York City’s most esteemed and accomplished storytellers, Michele Carlo, will present an excerpt from her upcoming solo show, “Fish Out Of Agua” as part of the 9th Annual ONE Festival at the 4th Street Theater (83 E. 4th St.) in Manhattan, at 8:00 p.m. and. “Fish Out Of Agua,” developed in part with playwright/solo performer Peter Michael Marino (“Desperately Seeking The Exit”), is a 30-minute melding of theater, storytelling and performance art adapted from Michele’s acclaimed memoir “Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks,” (Citadel/Kensington, 2010), the story of a redheaded Puerto Rican girl growing up in an Italian/Irish neighborhood in The Bronx who dared to dream of being an artist. Tickets: $20.00 and Showtime 2:00 p.m. For additional information, go to: www.theonefestivalnyc.com.
music: Dig Deeper is honored to present legends of ska, rocksteady, and reggae – the three original members of The Gaylads – Harris “B.B.” Seaton, Maurice Roberts, and Winston Delano Stewart in their first ever show together outside of Jamaica, performing this time under the name The Conscious Minds and backed by Crazy Baldhead, who will be opening the night with their own set. Doors at 9:00 p.m. with DJs; Live music starts at about 10:00 p.m.; live music ends by 12 midnight but DJs continue until closing.Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. LittleField, 622 Degraw St., Brooklyn, NY 11217.
wed., apr. 30
caregiving summit: EmblemHealth’s NYC Partnership for Family Caregiving Corps and the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service: Be the Evidence Project will sponsor a day-long summit, “Family Caregiving: Name It; Know Its Many Faces” from 8:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Family caregiving experts will come together for presentations, panel discussions and networking to discuss the challenges and rewards of caregiving and ways to support family caregivers. New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10029.
fri., apr. 11
free pre-kindergarten: For more information about FREE Pre-Kindergarten programs or to sign up, visit schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/PreK/default.htm. The deadline to apply for public schools is April 23.
tues., apr. 15 – thurs., apr. 18
leadership & Youth conference: Need a Miracle? Join Peoples First Baptist Church from 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m., for the Leaders & Youth Conference in SE Queens at Occasions Banquet Hall, 127-08 Merrick Blvd., Springfield Gardens, NY. The workshops will bring insight, healing and restoration to the community and churches. Workshops include, How to Manifest Money by Faith; Social Media Bootcamp for Churches, How to Calm the Storms in Your Life, How to Get Out of a Financial Rut, Youth Gospel Fest, featuring gospel singer Carol Maraj, mother of superstar Nikki Minaj, as one of the judges. One young artist will win a chance to perform at BB Kings with Eve Soto, who is also a judge. Please pre-register at www.GetOutTheCage.org or (718) 297-3720.
fri., Apr. 18 – thurs., apr. 24
street art panel: The Brooklyn Museum presents In Conversation: Brooklyn Street Art. Brooklyn Street Art founders Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo lead a dynamic, multimedia conversation that explores the evolution of street art stories as told by the earliest graffiti writers to today’s D.I.Y. artists. They’ll reveal secret backgrounds, show what stylistic themes are recurring today, and hint at the future of street art in New York. They are joined in conversation by artists Swoon and Luna Park, and curator Keith Schweitzer. A reception with a DJ, cash bar, and a guest-inclusive art-making project will follow. Presented in conjunction with the site-specific installation Swoon: Submerged Motherlands, on view in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery on the 5th Floor. Panel begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12; include Museum general admission and can be purchased at www.museumtix.com. Free for Museum Members; to reserve please email [email protected]. 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238.
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.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.
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.seedsinthemiddle.org.
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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry