fri, mar. 7
asthma workout zumba style: Join the dance-fitness class from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. It uses the Zumba formula with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those with wellmanaged asthma. These simple movements are designed to strengthen upper body muscles and support lung functions. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. RSVP: (646) 476-1294.
sat., mar. 8
Ballet: The Annual Spring Workshop Performances are the culmination of a rehearsal process that begins with the Winter Workshop Intensive in January each year. Students will perform selections from classical masterpieces as well as new works specifically choreographed for Manhattan Youth Ballet. Showtime: 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.manhattanyouthballet.org. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students at the door. Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th St., NYC (between Amsterdam and West End avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.
sun., mar. 9
Ballet: The Annual Spring Workshop Performances are the culmination of a rehearsal process that begins with the Winter Workshop Intensive in January each year. Students will perform selections from classical masterpieces as well as new works specifically choreographed for Manhattan Youth Ballet. Showtime: 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.manhattanyouthballet.org. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students at the door. Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th St., NYC (between Amsterdam and West End avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.
mon., mar. 10
Zumba: Join us for a dance-fitness class that is friendly and fun from 10:30-11:30 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. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. RSVP: (646) 476-1294
thurs., mar. 13
Meditation made easy: Join us in learning how to meditate in just a few simple steps from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Besides being a way to let go of the harmful effects of stress, worry and tension, daily meditation can help you experience a new feeling of calmness, ease and quiet inner knowing. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Boulevard 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. Additional free public programming will include a Curator Talk on Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:00 p.m.
sat., feb. 8 – fri., mar. 7
art exhibition: This body of work is described by the artist as “interpretizm” – paintings on canvas along with various elements of wood and masonite. In the spirit of “cabinet de curiosités,” inspired by the surrealistic boxes by Joseph Cornell, Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp, many of Al Johnson’s works utilize found objects and collages. La Maison D’art Private Gallery is located at 259 W 132nd St. (Between 7th & 8th avenues) in Manhattan. Call (718) 593-4108 or go to: www.lamaisondartny.com.
tues., mar., 11
City stories: Author and storyteller, Thomas Pryor, celebrates his friends support with a special, FREE, CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS at the Cornelia Street Café in Manhattan. Pryor, published in The New York Times and featured on public radio’s “This American Life,” presents a “super duper” lineup of storyteller chums including Barbara Aliprantis, Cris Beam, Francis Flaherty, Robin Hirsch, Tim O’Mara, Joshua Rebell, Angelo Verga and Adam Wade. No cover Showtime: 5:30 p.m. Cornelia Street Café is located at 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY.. Telephone: (212) 989- 9319. For information on Pryor’s storytelling and photography projects, including his photo memoir “River To River: New York Scenes From a Bicycle,” go to:http://yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/.
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