Sun Kulcha

Fri., Apr. 11

Variety show: No Name… & A Bag O’ Chips” comedy / variety show will feature comedians Carole Montgomery (Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom in America” ) Miguel Dalmau (Hoboken Comedy Festival) and Grant Cooper (Morrison Motel) “No Name” house band The Summer Replacements” including Carl (BabyFreak) Fortunato) and Fernando (Dr. Sandman) Morales Gonzalez will perform a full set old school R & B and rock beginning at 8:00 p.m. 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 Ave. For more information, call (212) 228-2240 or go to: Performers subject to change, for more “no name,” information, contact (347) 885-3466 /[email protected]

prom dress giveaway: Do you have a gently worn or new prom dress? Make a dream come true for a girl in need, the non-profit organization Operation Prom helps hundreds of teens who live in shelters, group homes, or very low income households attend their prom at little or no cost. Please drop off donations at Urban Assembly Inst. of Math and Science, 283 Adams St. at Tillary. Drop off time will be from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. For more information, call Dawn Simon (917) 306-5056.

sat., apr. 12

spring workout: Come to the Spring Workout at EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 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. We will have give-aways and light refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. RSVP: (646) 476-1294

entrepreneUr seminar: During this one day seminar a facilitator will share from his 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, with 10 personal habits / behavioral characteristics that will help keep the participants motivated, focused and on track to attain their goals. This workshop will be relatable to everyday life and will make you realize how you can make your aspirations and dreams come true. The workshop is from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. RSVP: (646) 476-1294.

mon., apr. 14

singer’s showcase: The multi-talented Alex DeSuze returns to the Indian Road Café to host the “No Name Uptown Cabaret Second Monday.” DeSuze, will be joined by a guest musical director. Indian Road Café, located at 600 West 218th Street, offers an excellent wine, beer and coffee selection as well as great food from paninis to lobster mac and cheese, all amidst a warm and casual atmosphere. The next Uptown Cabaret show is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. with sign up beginning at 6:45 p.m. No cover, no minimum and for additional information, call (212) 942-7451. For more “No Name” information, go to

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’s designed to develop strength and enhance your ability to perform the activities of everyday life, making it perfect for seniors. The class will help increase stamina, develop strength in upper and lower body and improve balance. Use of hand weights is optional. Please let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.This event is free and open to the public. 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. RSVP: (646) 476-1294

wed., apr. 16

financial education: Ridgewood Savings Bank will explain how to start and manage checking and savings accounts for emergencies, financial goals, and retirement, among other topics from 6:15 – 7:45 p.m. Held at the bank’s White Plains Road branch – 3824 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY; (718) 882-0440.

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: Performers subject to change, For more “No Name,” info, contact (347) 885-3466 /[email protected]


fri., apr. 11

free pre-kindergarten: For more information about FREE Pre-Kindergarten programs or to sign up, visit The deadline to apply for public schools is April 23rd.

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 or (718) 297-3720.

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 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

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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry

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