fri., dec. 13
managing blood pressure: Join EmblemHealth neighborhood care in learning how to manage your blood pressure from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Do you know which medications you take to control your blood pressure? Do you feel confused about these drugs and why you need to take them? You can bring all of your medications with you and join us in learning: What is high blood pressure? Why do you need to control your blood pressure? Which lifestyle changes can help you manage your blood pressure? What are some of the common medications that people take and what are the side effects? What should you monitor when taking these medications? What should you do when you experience side effects? RSVP by calling : 1-646-476-1294. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens.
sat., dec. 14
Homeowner forum: Free Homeowner Insurance Information session from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mortgage check-ups and review. Free information on home improvement options, Home Repair Courses and the NYC Build-It-Back program. Counselors will be present to address mortgage modification needs. We encourage you to bring your homeowners insurance policy and mortgage statement for review. Capital One Bank, 1425 Rockaway Parkway (corner of Glenwood Rd.) Brooklyn, NY 11236. To register, please call Tyrone 718.469.4679 or email [email protected] Lunch provided. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services, Capital One and CNYCN.
informational session: Brainorkestra Learning Programs will be conducting a free informational session for parents from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m, at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at Cadman Plaza, 1st floor meeting room 7. For information or to reserve a place, leave an email or message at the following: www.brainorkestra.com or call (917) 821-8836.
fall fitness: Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a cardio workout that can improve your overall health and improve circulation and endurance 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. We will also work on building muscle with strength training. Please let your doctor know you will be taking part in an exercise class. RSVP by calling : 1-646-476-1294. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens.
relaxing 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, help people with arthritis, stroke, asthma, diabetes, Parkinson’s and bursitis. Massage therapists are licensed. RSVP by calling : 1-646-476-1294. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens.
mon., dec. 15
dancehall workshop: The choregraphers of “FIYAH” will be hosting a “Triple Treat Dancehall Workshop” at Cumbe from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m with Yaminah Legohn, Jessica Phoenix and Blacka Di Danca along with DJ Yanks. For advance tickets, visit cumbedance.com. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Cumbe: 558 Fulton St., NY 11217.
performing arts: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) continues its 2013-2014 season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester’s The Colonial Nutcracker at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each 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. Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College 2/5 trains to Flatbush Avenue / on-site paid parking available. Approx 2 hours plus intermission. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Annual Banquet: The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, Inc. cordially invites you to its annual banquet from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Antun’s Caterers of Queens Village. Join us as we celebrate our 13th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet honoring our scholarship recipients and distinguished leaders who are making a difference in the fight against Sickle Cell Anemia for the betterment of the community. RSVP by visiting: www.eventbrite.com/event/7125353123?ref=ebtn.
Tues., Dec. 16
Zumba: Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle, will be used. 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., Cambria Heights, Queens. For more information, please visit www.ehnc.com or call 866-539-0999.
wed., dec. 18
financial Planning: Tax season is around the corner! Come to the next Build Your Own Business (BYOB) workshop, where Susan Lee, a certified financial planner and tax preparer will address your personal finance needs. Don’t wait! The first 10 individuals to register for both workshops will have the opportunity to submit their 2013 tax forms for review during the second session. RSVP by visiting queenscouncilarts.org/making-money-less-scary/ Queens Council on the Arts 37-11 35th Ave. (Entrance on 37th St.) Astoria, NY 11101 Admission $10. Members FREE.
sat., Dec 21
fall workout: Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a cardio workout that can improve your overall health and improve circulation and endurance. 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. For more information, please visit www.ehnc.com or call 866-539-0999.
performing Arts: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues with An R&B Christmas at 8:00 p.m. Hosted by WCBS-FM 101.1’s “Broadway Bill Lee,” this holiday concert will feature chart-topping doo-wop and R&B artists performing their biggest hits along with some holiday favorites. Tickets are $45/$36 (orchestra/mezzanine) and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) or online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org.
Currently – 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/.
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