friday, august 24
potluck social: Radical Women is hosting Women’s Rights Day Potluck Social, celebrating the 92nd anniversary of women’s suffrage, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the office and garden of Black Women’s Blueprint, 279 Empire Blvd., between Rogers and Nostrand avenues, Brooklyn. Bring a dish! Admission free. For information, call (212) 222-0633.
comedy/variety: No Name & A Bag O’ Chips comedy/variety show host/producer, Eric Vetter, celebrates his 50th birthday with comic Liz Miele, comedic actress Marilyn Torres, illusionist Lee Alan Barrett and a few surprises along with the funky sounds of The Summer Replacements, at 7:00 p.m. at Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 E 14th St., between avenues A and B, Manhattan. No cover, no minimum. For more information, call (212) 228-2240.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
HEALTH DAY: The Bethany Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 962 Prospect Ave., Westbury, N.Y. is holding its Annual Health Day featuring Vernon L. Dawson, founder of The Voice in the Wilderness Mission. Event will offer Divine Service at 11:00 a.m., lunch in Fellowship Hall at 1:30 p.m. and a health seminar at 3:30 p.m. focusing on information on child, youth, senior & family health topics. For information, visit www.bethanysda.com or contact Mr. Augustin, Health Ministry Leader at (516) 997-4758.
Taste of brooklyn: The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., at St. Marks Ave., is holding its annual Taste of Brooklyn foodie celebration, Sat., 8/25 & Sun. 8/26, where you can sample ice cream, pretzels, cheese cake, yogurt and sweet treats, some available in vegan and kosher, and offering workshops run by local Brooklyn cooks and restaurants. All programs and seating is available on first-come, first served basis. All ages. For information and event times, call (718) 735-4400 or visit www.brooklynkids.org.
zumba: The Eastern Queens Alliance is offering a free Zumba fitness class with a contagious blend of upbeat Latin and international rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography that provide a fun and effective workout with no prior experience necessary, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Idlewild Cricket Field in Idlewild Park Preserve, 223 St. and 148 Ave., Springfield Gardens. For information and directions, call (347) 824-2301.
Kids day: Jordin Sparks and Quddus are hosting the Arthur Ashe Kids Day 17th Annual Music and Tennis Spectacular featuirng a full day of tennis and music for children and family including interactive games, musical entertainment and grounds acitivities at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tickets available thru Ticketmaster at (866) OPEN-TIX, usopen.org or at the Tennis Center box office. For information, visit www.arthurashekidsday.com.
library performances: A Moment of LOUD presents Get Gong’d w/Rashu Aten bringing his sacred instrument for an interactive workshop where patrons will create their own healing sound vibrations using gongs, 2:00 p.m. at the George Bruce Library, 518 West 125 St., at Amsterdam Ave., N.Y. For event details, visit www.nypl.org of call the library at (212) 662-9727.
carib gold: Carib Gold presents Taste the Caribbean, a salute to Trinidad & Tobago’s 50th Independence featuring food, fun and music by the City South Steel Orchestra on the New Rochelle Library Greens, Lawton St., New Rochelle, N.Y., 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Free tastings; free admission. For information, call Mr. Boone at (914) 513-9087 or Ms. Pitcan at (718) 655-5369.
concert: Red House Records presents Paul Geremia in Concert, featuring the release of his new album, “Love My Stuff,” offering rare and classic live blues performances that were recorded at theaters and clubs from California to New York, 7:00 p.m. at The Gas Light, 400 West 14 St., N.Y. For information, call (212) 807-8444.
Sickle Cell Forum: The Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network presents a wellness program public forum, A Healthy Guide to Living with Sickle Cell, featuring topics on health maintenance, knowing your rights, why you need to be empowered, and more, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Bldg. 1263 West 125 St., Room 215, Harlem. For information, visit sctph.org or call toll free (877) 812-4216.
Back-to-School: The Kings Church of Christ, 1371 Rogers Ave., Brooklyn, will be holding its annual “Back-to-School Rally & Cultural Extravaganza,” providing free school supplies to needy/low-income families along with free clothing and food as well as games, rides, face painting and more. For information, visit www.kingschurchof christ.org/backtoschoolrally or call (718) 859-8683.
monday, august 27
jazzy mondays: Jazzy Mondays presents The Jeff King Band for one night only at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St., between Classon Ave. and Claver Pl., Brooklyn. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Performances at 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Cover price, food and drinks available. RSVP to [email protected] or call (718) 857-1427, (917) 757-0170 or (718) 753-3302 for more information.
wednesday, august 29
Harlem summer: The New York Historical Society, Dimenna Children’s History Museum, 170 Central Park West, N.Y. presents August Reading into History Book Wrap and Meet the Author Event featuring “Harlem Summer” by Walter Dean Myers. Share reactions, see cool museum objects and documents related to the story and meet other historical fiction fans, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For ages 9-12 years. For information call (212) 485-9293 and to RSVP for this education program, e-mail [email protected].
friday, august 31
back to school jam: The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., at St. Marks Ave., is holding a Back to School Jam where youngsters are invited to a party in their honor, especially those going to school for the first time, at a hands-on party filled with crafts, music, fashion show sponsored by STORK and including street games, indoors or outdoors, rain or shine. All ages. For information and event times call (718) 735-4400 or visit www.brooklynkids.org.
Soccer registration: Registration is now open for Mayor Dwayne D. Warren’s First Annual Caribbean Cup 7 vs. 7 One-Day Soccer Tournament, Saturday, 9/8, 9:00 a.m. at Monte Irvin Orange Park Soccer Complex, N.J. For complete requirements, rules and information call Slim at (973) 868-1444 or Mr. Romano at (973) 489-7700. For online registration visit https://www.gotsport.com/form/app/?EventID=27191.
J’ouvert: Roy Pierre and Associates presents “Harlequins and Pierrots,” open nightly, 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. at mas camp Charl-Ena Chateau, 3820 Church Ave., corner E. 39 St., Brooklyn. Pictures and costumes on display. Register and play mas with us for J’ouvert 2012. For information, call (718) 282-1229 or (718) 462-5164.
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. We accept WIC/Senior FMNP Checks, EBT, Health Bucks and cash. 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].
Internship Program: Applications are now being accepted for the Norman Cole Community Internship Program for in-school youth 10 – 12 years with good grades and good manners and will offer development workshops, field trips, stipends, summer employment, scholarships, weekend retreats, volunteer experiences and more. Space is limited. For more details and/or to obtain a CIP application, contact Mr. Cole at (212) 714-4531.
Wyckoff Farmhouse: Visit The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Rd., at Ralph Ave., Brooklyn, featuring yoga, hands-on art, story workshops, summer farm and garden camp, guided tours and more. For individual events, summer hours, museum admission and general information call, (718) 629-5400 or visit www.wyckoffassociation.org.
Peer-to-Peer Course: NAMI East Flatbush is offering a Peer-to-Peer, 10-week program for people living with any serious mental illness who wish to establish and maintain their wellness and recovery, taught by trained mentors and including topics on understanding psychiatric disorders and medication; addressing stigma, discrimination, relationship issues, relapse prevention plan, survival skills and more, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. starting Wed., 9/26 at Kings County Hospital, 451 Clarkson Ave., R Bldg., Room 3022, Brooklyn. Space is limited (class capacity 15). Register now with NAMI East Flatbush at (718) 512-5269 or email [email protected].
family to family education program: NAMI East Flatbush is sponsoring a 12-week NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness covering mood, panic, obsessive compulsive disorders, coping skills, medication, communication techniques and more, starting Sat., 9/15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Kings County Hospital, 451 Clarkson Ave. R Bldg., Room 3022, Brooklyn. Course is free. For information and to register, call the NAMI East Flatbush office at (718) 512-5269.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer Repairs: Warmer weather is home repair weather. Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? NHS of East Flatbush can assist you. For more information on our Home Improvement Programs, 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.
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