fri., mar. 14
variety show: Join No Name… & A Bag O’ Chips” for feature comic Mick Diflo (The Huffington Post) sketch comedy collective Kokomo (Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre) and illusionist Lee Alan Barrett. Showtime 7:00 p.m. No cover, no minimum. Otto’s is located at 538 E 14th St (Cross Street: Between Avenue A and Avenue B). For more information, call (212) 228-2240 or go to: www.ottosshrunkenhead.com.
sat., mar. 15
massage: Research shows that massage therapy can: reduce stress, ease aches and pains, decrease stiffness and joint swelling, improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation and help people with arthritis, stroke, asthma, diabetes, Parkinson’s and bursitis. Massage therapists are licensed. Massages take place from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd., in Cambria Heights, Queens. RSVP: (646) 476-1294.
sun., mar. 16
performing arts: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) continues its 2013-14 Target Storybook Series with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle at 2:00 p.m. All tickets are $7 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org. The performance is recommended for ages four and up.
mon., mar. 17
EmblemHealth “Live Healthy”: EmblemHealth and the Haitian-American Community Coalition (HCC) – through their ‘Fitness for Flatbush (F3)’ initiative – will host a ‘Fitness for Flatbush Body Social’ to kick off the second year of the ‘Live Healthy’ program, which helps local residents take charge of their health and wellness by offering free fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, and health education. In addition to a live Zumba demo, the social aims to orient participants with the Live Healthy program, while allowing them to network and mingle with fellow participants, meet-and greet with the program’s Zumba, Kickboxing and Cross Training instructors, savor flavorful treats from a healthy snack and juice bar, and take joy in upbeat workout tunes by a live DJ. Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church Auditorium, 157 Saint Paul’s Place, Brooklyn, NY 11226. To RSVP, visit EmblemHealthLiveHealthy.com or call (866) 205-7860.
tues., mar. 18
Home Buyers Seminar: Are you thinking about buying a home but don’t know where to start? Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of East Flatbush is having a free homebuyers seminar from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Ave..(between Maple Street & Lincoln Rd.) Brooklyn, NY 11225. To reserve space, please call: (718) 469-4679.
rhythm and Flow Yoga: This vinyasa yoga teaches us to create a union between our mind and our body; to allow our mind to center and focus on what our body is experiencing in our yoga practice. The class is from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class. This event is free and open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. RSVP: (646) 476-1294.
fri., mar. 21
variety show: Join No Name… & A Bag O’ Chips” comedy for a special Women’s History Month show featuring comedians Carole Montgomery (Nick @ Nite’s Funniest Mom in America), Subhah Agarwal (New York Comedy Festival), singer / songwriter Emily Miele (animated web series “Damaged”) and a few surprises. No Name” house band The Summer Replacements” including Carl (BabyFreak) Fortunato) and Fernando (Dr. Sandman) Morales Gonzalez will be featured. Show begins at 7:00 p.m. No cover, no minimum. Otto’s is located at 538 E 14th St (Cross Street: Between Avenue A and Avenue B). For more information, call (212) 228-2240 or go to: www.ottosshrunkenhead.com
zumba for Asthmatics: This is a dance-fitness class that’s lively and fun from 1 -2:00 p.m. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those with well-managed asthma. These simple movements are designed to strengthen upper body muscles and support lung functions. Be sure to let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. This event is free and open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. RSVP: (646) 476-1294.
mon., jan. 6 – sat., Mar. 22
winter workshops: Registration has already started but it is not to late to get in on the action. Registration for classes and workshops is ongoing throughout the term. Families, adults and children can choose from a variety of classes and workshops running morning, afternoon, evening and on weekends. Pelham Art Center Members receive 10 percent off classes. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are available. The Winter Catalog can be found on the Art Center’s website, pelhamartcenter.org/education, or call (914) 738-2525 ext. 111 to request one by mail or email. Students may register online, in person, mail, email, phone or fax. Pelham Art Center administrative hours are Tuesday- Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
fri., Jan. 31 – sat., Mar. 29, 2014
migration narratives: Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition of kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting and video narratives by seven contemporary artists. There will be an opening reception and all age hands-on workshop from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. This multi-media exhibition relates stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. Independent Curator Lisa A. Banner is an art historian and visiting associate professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
fri., mar. 21 – sun., mar. 30
performing arts: Pantomime is a fast-paced comedy, which gives audiences a non-stop romp through cliché, humour, drama, societal roles and most interestingly, self image, embraces several issues of racial and cultural equality, of colonial history, and powerfully explores and deconstructs Caribbean identity as fabricated by the European colonizer. All performances are during the last two weekends in March. Please call (718) 783-8345 / [email protected] for exact showtimes. General admission is $25. Student/ Senior $15 for Sunday performances only. Actors Fund Arts Center 160 Schermerhorn Street (between Hoyt & Smith Sts), Brooklyn, NY 11201.
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