Sun Kulcha

fri., nov. 29

touch Tank: Join Brooklyn Children’s Museum in an exploration of sea animals at 12:00 p.m. Touch a starfish, horseshoe crab, or sea snail! Explore sea creatures up close and learn about ocean diversity. Admission is $9.00 per person. Admission is free for Museum members and children under one year of age. 145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11213.

mon., dec. 2

holiday spirit: Join Metrotech Commons for caroling and hot cocoa. Residents and visitors will enjoy festive carols from the Brooklyn Tech High School Chorus and take pictures with friends, family and neighbors in the holiday-inspired photo booth. MetroTech Commons, in front of 2 MetroTech Center. MetroTech Center is located in Downtown Brooklyn between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue, and Willoughby Street and Tech Place.

Tues., dec. 3

bugging out: Feeling brave? Meet grasshoppers, worms, stick bugs, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Admission is $9.00 per person. Admission is free for Museum members and children under 1 year of age. 145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11213.

sat., dec. 7

Festival Afrolatino: Join the Afrolatino Festival of New York at Breukelen Coffee Shop in Brooklyn from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m for their holiday celebration and fundraising event. There will be music by DJ Inspire and live performances. Please make a $10 donation along with school/ art supplies for a public school in Bastimentos Island, Bocas del Toro, Panama. This is one party you should not miss!! Invite all of your friends! 764 Franklin Ave., New York, NY 11238 (718) 789-7070.

sun., Dec. 8

Diwali: Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, returns to Pelham Art Center as part of its Folk Arts Series, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join us for this popular event with free hands-on workshops and activities, held during ArtsWestchester’s Free Arts Day! 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. Call 914-738-2525 for more information.

Mon., Dec. 9

Demystifying ACS: Come and learn more about Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and find out more information about community-based organizations and services. St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St.,Brooklyn. Register, by visiting

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: or call (917) 821-8836.

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 Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Cumbe: 558 Fulton St., NY 11217.


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 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

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

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.

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

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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry

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