Sun Kulcha

fri., jan.24

ballet: Celebrate 35 years with Visionaries at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St., NYC. Visionaries, the first of two programs in the series Legends And Visionaries, performs at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 ($20 for students and seniors) and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 982-2787.

zumba: Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.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 free and open to the public 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. To RSVP call, (646) 476 -1294

support caregivers: Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s director of Community Outreach and creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice. Each event is free and open to the public. 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. To RSVP call, (646) 476-1294.

sat., jan. 25

youth festival: Join the Grenada Independence Anniversary Committee of New York in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Grenada’s Independence at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Holy Cross Auditorium, 2530 Church Ave. (between Bedford and Rogers Ave.). For more information, call (212) 599-0301.

homebuyers fair: Chhaya will be holding its 5th Annual Homebuyer Fair from 12:30 – 5:00 p.m. at P.S. 69, 77-02 37th Ave., Jackson Heights, Queens. Come meet with lenders and industry experts and learn more about the homebuying process. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or you can reach us at (718) 478-3848. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email us at [email protected].

competition: In celebration of Grenada’s Independence, the Grenada Independence Anniversary Committee of New York will host a Calypso Competition at 5:00 p.m. Admission: $20. Tropical Paradise, 1367 Utica Ave. (between Foster and Farragut Ave.). For more information, call (212) 599-0301.

ballet: Celebrate 35 years with Visionaries at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St., NYC. Visionaries, the first of two programs in the series Legends And Visionaries, performs at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 ($20 for students and seniors) and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 982-2787.

new year: In collaboration with the Junior League of Pelham, Chinese New Year returns to Pelham Art Center with family-friendly activities commemorating the beginning of the Year of the Horse! From 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., paper-craft workshops will be held in which participants can create a Chinese lantern or a traditional banner decorated with calligraphy. At 11:15 a.m., members of Kwan’s Kung Fu from Peekskill, NY, will perform a traditional Lion Dance, believed in Chinese culture to scare away evil spirits and to bring good luck. As part of the Folk Arts Series, this event is free and open to all ages. Please RSVP at (914) 738-2525 ext. 111.

winter workout: January is Family Fit Month, which should catapult you and your family’s drive to be healthier from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. It does not 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. Each event is free and open to the public at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. To RSVP call, (646) 476-1294.

mon., jan. 27

sitting exercise: Join us for a DVD workout from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m, that can improve your stability and balance and help you stay mobile. It is designed to develop strength and enhance your ability to perform the activities of everyday life, making it perfect for seniors. Use of hand weights is optional. Please let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class. Be sure to let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. Each event is free and open to the public 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. To RSVP call, (646) 476-1294.

wed., jan. 29

screening: Legendary theater director Peter Brook—whose 1987 magnum opus production of The Mahabharata inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater)—offers a rare glimpse into his creative process in this engaging behind-the-scenes documentary. BAMcinématek presents this special sneak preview of Peter Brook: The Tightrope, followed by a Q&A with BAM iconic artist Peter Brook and director Simon Brook. Peter Brook: The Tightrope at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Peter Jay Sharp Building. 7:00 p.m. Admission: $16 ($11 Cinema Club Members; Movie Moguls free) 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217-1486.

fri., jan. 31

solidarity night: Join the Grenada Independence Anniversary Committee of New York for Caribbean Solidarity Night in celebration of Grenada’s Independence. This is an event free for the public at 7:00 p.m. Holy Cross Auditorium, 2530 Church Ave., (between Bedford and Rogers Ave.). For more information, call (212) 599-0301.

ongoing

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, by 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.

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

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