saturday, september 29
amateur night auditions: The Apollo Theater, 253 W 125 St., Harlem, N.Y., will be holding auditions for its 2013 Amateur Night season, for adults and children for singers, dancers, musicians, actors, spoken word poets and comedians, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For information and further details on live audition guidelines, visit www.apollotheater.org or call (212) 531-5300. Please note: For live auditions judges will only see the first 300 acts, so please arrive early.
Jamaican Film Fest: The Brooklyn Library presents Jamaican Mini Film Fest: Marley, the definitive life story of Robert Nesta Marley – musician, revolutionary and legend – from his early days to his rise to international superstardom, 3:00 p.m. at the Dweck Center for the Contemporary Culture, Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 230-2100.
Monroe mile: Monroe College presents the inaugural Monroe Mile, a run/walk celebrating the college’s 2012 Homecoming and is open to all friends, family and members of the community, and to advanced, intermediate, and amateur runners as well as children, starting at Allison Hall, 368 Main St., New Rochelle at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds from the $10 suggested registration fee will benefit the Boys and Girls Club. Register online at active.com, visit www.monroecollegemustangs.com or on the morning of the race at the Monroe courtyard, 434 Main St. beginning at 8:30 a.m. T-shirts will be given to the first 300 participants to check in.
dog/cat vaccination clinic: Petland Discounts and Luv My Pet are offering low cost dog and cat vaccations in Queens on 9/29 at 134-40 Springfield Blvd., Pathmark Center, Springfield Gardens, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.; at 171-33 Hillside Ave., between 171 and 172, Jamaica, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and on 9/30 at 71-39 Kissena Blvd., between Aguilar and 70, Kew Garden Hills, 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
sunday, september 30
NYc walk4hearing: The Hearing Loss Assn. of America’s Manhattan Chapter is organzing the fith annual NYC Walk4Hearing with proceeds supporting HLAA’s mission to educate, provide support services, and advocate for people with hearing loss, in Riverside Park, starting at West 97 St. and Riverside Drive and following a 5k (3.1 mile) route. Walk festivities include New York Cheerleaders, children’s entertainment, snacks, giveaways, free hearing screening, prizes and more. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and walk starts at 10:00 a.m. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.walk4hearing.org. Walk teams and individual walkers from the Metro area are welcome. Same-day registration is also available.
tuesday, october 2
jamaican mini film fest: The Brooklyn Public Library presents a Jamaican Mini Film Fest for adults featuring “The Harder They Come” starring Jimmy Cliff as Ivan, an aspiring musican who finds greater fame as an outlaw, 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights. For information, call (718) 230-2100.
free legal clinics: The DREAMer’s Deferred Action Free Legal Clinic hosted by the City Bar Justice Center will give dreamers a chance to receive free legal consultation and assistance in filling out USCIS Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and work permit, Tues., Oct. 2, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Thurs., Nov. 1, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44 St., N.Y. Register now, space limited, first come first served. To RSVP, contact mailto:[email protected]?, email [email protected] or call Immigration Hotline at (718) 280-1477/1488.
saturday, october 6
Reggae, CAlypso, folK Music: The Brooklyn Public Library presents Reggae! Calypso! Folk Music! for kids and families featuring West Indian and American music through song and dance in an interactive performance with versatile entertainer Conroy Warren, 1:00 p.m. at the Central Library Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights. For information, call (718) 230-2100.
health screenings: Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care is offering medical screenings and information for women at this special health event including breast exams, pap smears for women 18+ and mammograms for women 40+ who have not had a pap smear/mammogram in the last 12 months, and health education information concerning women’s health issues, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Montefiore Medical Center’s Wakefield Hospital, Outpatient Oncology, 6th Fl., 600 East 233rd St., Bronx. To pre-register and for more information, call (718) 920-9434.
Conference: SVG Diaspora Committee of N.Y., The Consulate General of SVG, COSAGO and the Garifuna Coalition present St. Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora and Develoioment Conference focusing on the theme “Embracing the Challenges we face and Opportunities that exist for the Development of SVG and its Diaspora” featuring Prime Minister of SVG, Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Life Ministries Int’l., 770 Park Place, between Nostrand and Rogers avenues, Brooklyn. Breakfast and lunch will be on sale for all participants. For information, call (718) 344-7920 or (212) 687-4776
musical entertainment for the entire family: Vy Higginsen’s Mama Foundation for the Arts presents back-to-back musical matinees every Saturday featuring Sing, Harlem, Sing! at 1:00 p.m. and Mama, I Want To Sing: The Next Generation at 4:30 p.m. at The Dempsey Theater, 127 West 12t St., between Lenox and Seventh avenues., Harlem. Tickets are available for both shows through SmartTix.com (212-868-4444) or by calling the Mama Foundation at (212) 280-1045.
aquatics program: BronxWorks Community Center, 1130 Grand Concourse, Bronx, has announed its Fall ‘12 aquatics program running from now thru Nov. 16 featuring swimming instruction for all ages and levels, a clinic to help experienced swimmers to sharpen their skills and aqua aerobics, an exercise class open to teens and adults, including non-swimmers. For applications to participate in classes and more information, contact Eileen Towey at (718) 508-3071.
Farmers Market: The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers Market featuring locally grown fresh fruits, veggies, herbs and eggs and offering sessions on growing food and herbs and how to prepare healthy food is open every Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. until November at 49 Van Buren St. off Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn. WIC/Senior FMNP Checks, EBT, Health Bucks and cash are accepted. For information, call (718) 638-3566 or email [email protected].
Queens Sickle Cell: The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, 207-08 Hollis Ave., Queens Village, N.Y., presents a Parent to Parent Support Group meeting every first Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m. For directions and registration, call (718) 712-0873 or email [email protected].
Fairway Market Shuttle: Fairway Market is now offering a free group shuttle bus to its Red Hook, Brooklyn store at 480-500 Van Brunt St., Mondays thru Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For pick-up reservations for groups of 10 or more, within a five-mile radius of the store, call Viola Williams or Marcy Rosenblum at (347) 750-1251. There will also be pickups on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at 589 Prospect Ave., between 11 and 10 avenues. All seniors get a five percent discount in the store. Each group will have an hour and a half to shop and/or enjoy a bite to eat in the picturesque cafe by the waterfront.
Farmers Market: Seeds in the Middle is sponsoring The Crown Heights Farmers Market offering fresh fruits and vegetables, including calaloo and Caribbean favorites and accepting EBT, WIC, Snap, FMNP, Health Bucks and Fresh Connect. The market will be operating every Thursday from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton Metz Park at Albany and Lefferts avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.seedsinthemidle.org.
Food Stamp Outreach: Find out if you are eligible to receive Food Stamp benefits! A representative from the NYC Human Resources Administration will be available to assist you with eligibility pre-screening and to answer any questions every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Community Board 12, 4101 White Plains Road at 229 St., Bronx. For more information, call (718) 881-4455.
Computer Training: Mount Carmel Worship and Outreach Center is holding adult and children computer training programs, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Call (917) 609-0909 for registration details.
Financial Coaching: The NHS of East Flatbush is offering The Financial Capabilities and Coaching Program focusing on helping you reach your goals such as paying off bills, saving for a home, improving credit scores and more. For more information, call (718) 469-4679.
Reverse Mortgage Counseling: Are you a senior homeowner struggling to make ends meet? A reverse mortgage may be an answer. NHS can help determine if this is the best option for you. All programs discussed are backed by the federal government. For information, call (718) 469-4679.
Foreclosure Services: Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modification? The Flatbush Development VCorp., NHS of East Flatbush and the Center for N.Y.C. Neighborhoods are offering free services and assistance. Referrals for free legal assistance are also available. To schedule an appointment, call (718) 469-4679.
home improvement: Did your roof collapse? Does uour boiler need replacement? Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? NHS of East Flatbush can assist you. For information on home improvement programs, call (718) 469-4679.
Tai Chi: Stop. Breath. Relax. Join Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice combining Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation and Chinese healing, taught by Daniel Weicher, certified teacher in Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Moore Street Market, 110 Moore St., entrance on Humbolt St., Brooklyn. Donations are appreciated. Call (914) 673-6016 for information.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein