fri ., dec. 27
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 open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Boulevard in Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling (646)476-1294.
support group: Helpful tips, tools and resources, as well as guidance, support, sharing and caring from 2:00-3:30 p.m. This event is open to the public. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 215 West 125th Street in Harlem. To RSVP, please call (866)469-0999.
sat., dec. 28
fall workout: Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a cardio workout that can improve your overall health and improve circulation and endurance from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. We’ll also work on building muscle with strength training. Please let your doctor know you will be taking part in an exercise class. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling (646)476-1294.
fundrasier: Join the Presentation Brothers College Alumni Association New York for their annual end of year “Red and Black Affair” fundraiser at Crystal Manor 1460 Flatbush Ave. Coacktails will be served from 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. There will be an open bar, buffet dinner and dancing until 3:00 a.m. For ticket information, call Wilton (347)668-1708 or Eric (347) 526-6061.
tai chi and meditation: Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. Space is limited and reservations are required. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 215 West 125th Street in Harlem. To RSVP, please call (866)469-0999.
mon., dec. 30
sitting excercise: Join us for a DVD workout that can improve your stability and balance and help you stay mobile from 12:00 p.m – 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: increase stamina, develop strength in upper and lower body, improve balance. Use of hand weights is optional. Please 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., Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling (646)476-1294.
Walk workout: Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout from 11:00 a.m- 12:00 p.m! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us! Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. 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 215 West 125th Street in Harlem. To RSVP, please call (866)469-0999.
zumba: Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. 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 Boulevard in Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling (646)476-1294.
ongoingCurrently – mon., Dec. 30
Holiday bash: The “Three Bears Holiday Bash” is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance! Showings are Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., with an additional 2:30 p.m. performance each Wednesday. Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Ticket prices are: $7/children under 12, $10/all others. Tickets are sold at the door, only when available. To guarantee admission, purchase tickets online at www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre/. The Cottage is located in Central Park at 81th Street and Central Park West, just south of the Delacorte Theater. For more information, maps and walking directions, please visit www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/.
Fri., Jan.1 – sat., Jan. 5, 2014
performng arts: Gotham Chamber Opera presents Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphée aux enfers, a co-production with Trinity Church, from at St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway and Fulton, NYC. Charpentier’s 1686 opera retells the story of Orpheus who, upon learning of Eurydice’s sudden death, descends to Hades in order to convince Pluto to allow her to return with him to earth. This classic story of selfless love and the power of music to overcome death will be staged by Andrew Eggert and presented in historic St. Paul’s Chapel. Performances: Wednesday, January 1 and Friday, January 3 at 7pm; Sunday, January 5 at 5pm. Tickets are $15-$125 and are available at www.ticketcentral.com or (212) 279-4200. For more information visit www.gothamchamberopera.org.
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. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sunday by appointment. Saturdays are currently closed until further notice. 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 our Home Improvement Programs, please 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 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.seedsinthemiddle.org.
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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry