wed., nov. 13
caregiving summit: Join New York City Partnership for Family Caregiving Corps in raising awareness and identifing resources for corportations and people facing many issues in caregiving. The summit will be held at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave., New York, NY. The program is from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. followed by questions and answers. This event is open to the public. Come and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and coffee compliments of EmblemHealth. Registration is required and can be made by visiting www.nyam.org/events/2013/2013-11-13.html or by emailing [email protected].
Roundtable: Join us for a half-day conference presented by the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY) and the NYC Restaurant Industry Roundtable featuring short films, panels, and workshops to bring together a community of restaurant owners, workers and consumers who are demanding a fair and sustainable restaurant industry for all. Spread the word! The New School, 66 West 12th St., 7th floor 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please email [email protected].
thurs., nov 14
reading works: WRITING WAR: Fiction and Memoir by Veterans curated by Peter Catapano with Phil Klay, Kevin R. McPartland, Maurice Emerson Decaul, and Lynn Hill. The Old Stone House in Park Slope, 336 Third St. between Fifth and Fourth avenues. A $5 donation includes wine and snacks.
Community Forum: Presentation on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the Teen Challenge Center, 444 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn; 6:30 p.m.
sat., nov 16
kids workshop: Join us for our monthly KidMADE in Brooklyn program where we explore Brooklyn art and culture 11:30 a.m. Children living in Brooklyn have always loved dolls, going all the way back to the indigenous people of this area. Learn the Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois, story of The No Face Doll, take a close look at the cornhusk dolls that inspire this story, and make a cornhusk doll of your own! Ages 4 & up. Tickets $9.00 per person. Museum members and children under one free. 145 Brooklyn Ave., (at St. Marks Avenue), Brooklyn, NY.
performing arts: KaNu Dance Theater will present “Episodes of Haiti” a three-section full length concert about Haiti’s culture, history, and present day situations; with exciting collaborations of modern dance, traditional Haitian folklore, poetry, and live music. The company premieres its new work “Above the Water” about the spirit of Haiti’s boat people. The evening also includes traditional work by guest choreographer “Julio Jean” and special guest artists Michele Voltaire Marcelin, Buyu Ambroise, and The Earthman Experience. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC), 153-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, NY. Admission is $15. For more information, call (718)618-6170 ext.301 or go to www.jamaica-performingartscenter.org.
Exhibition: New York City-based visual artist Regina Marquita Tate returns to the Harlem branch of the New York Public Library for the close of her exhibit “Dancing On Paper: With Marquita” at 3:00 p.m. The event is free and the library is located at 9 W. 124th Street in Manhattan. For library hours and more information, call (212) 348-5620 or go to: www.nypl.org/locations/harlem.
Wed., nov 20
Music series: KEKUHI and KAUMAKAIWA KANAKA’OLE – Hawaiian Song at Elebash Hall, 365 Fifth Ave. between 34th and 35th streets, NYC. The event is being held in partnership with Halawai: The NY Hawaiian Community. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $25 / $20; Graduate Center Members and NYC students. Tickets available online or by Phone: 1-800-71-TICKETS.
thurs., nov 21
smokeout: To support the effort locally, Montefiore Medical Center, in partnership with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the American Cancer Society/Bronx Chapter, Bronx Breathes and Bronx Community Health Network, will distribute free nicotine patches and gum and quit smoking literature in 10 locations in the Bronx and Yonkers. Counselors will be available at each of the sites to provide information and answer questions about smoking cessation. The locations are: Montefiore Moses campus, inside Food Pavilion 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, Montefiore Einstein Campus, 4th floor cafeteria 1825 Eastchester Road, Bronx, Montefiore Wakefield Campus outside cafeteria 600 East 233rd St., Bronx, MMG Cross County 1010 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, MMG Family Health Center 360 East 193rd St., Bronx, MMG Comprehensive Health Care Center, 305 East 161st St., Bronx, MMG Comprehensive Family Care Center, 1621 Eastchester Road, Bronx, MMG West Farms, 1055 East Tremont Ave., Bronx, MMG Bronx East 2300 Westchester Ave., Bronx, and MMG Grand Concourse, 2532 Grand Concourse, Bronx.
food drive: Please donate non-perishable items and canned goods. Donations will benefit the food pantry sponsored by the Teen Challenge Center in Clinton Hill. Teen Challenge Center (444 Clinton Ave. (b/w Gates & Greene Aves.) Doors open at 6:00 p.m., food drive starts at 6:30 p.m.
film discussion: Scenes from the City: Women in Film and Television, an engaging discussion featuring some of the talented women working in New York City’s production industry at 6:30 p.m. at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. The event is presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment and the NYC Commission on Women’s Issues, in partnership with Museum of Moving Image, and is part of “Made in NY” Talks, a free series of conversations focused on careers in the local entertainment industry. Free: Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] by Monday, Nov. 18. Museum Of The Moving Image, The Sumner M. Redstone Theater (36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, NY 11106).
sun., nov 24
currently – nov. 15, 2013
Health market: Come to Crown Heights Farmers Market on Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Come check out Jamerican Farmer Rodrick with his callaloo! If you’re lucky, our Hip2B Healthy Market student ambassadors will be out there selling healthy snacks such as fresh orange juice or lemonade! EBT/SNAP, WIC, FMNP are accepted at the market. Get $2 Health Bucks for every $5 spent on your EBT. The market will be held at Albany and Lefferts avenues at Hamilton Metz Park on Thursday. On Friday, the market will be held at Brower Park (next to Brooklyn Children’s Museum, at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place. For more information, call (917)756-4202 or send email to [email protected] Vendors welcome!
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