fri., nov. 8
emergency preparedness workshop: Learn about best practices, tools, and resources to address issues relating to emergency preparedness and resiliency, highlight some of GBHC’s member agencies; and network with local community leaders and GBHC member agencies. Brooklyn Borough Hall courtroom, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201.
sat., nov. 9
farmer and Gardener conference: Connects growers, eaters and organizations across the country to nurture the health and well being of Black America and the environment as a whole. The first two BFUGCs drew hundreds of participants from as far as Michigan, South Carolina, California and Vermont. The BFUGC is a place to explore issues of race, class, health and food through panel discussions, workshops, films and conversations. Tickets: General Admission $30, youth Admission $15, and 13 and under are free. To purchase tickets, visit https://blackfarmersconf2013.eventbrite.com/; Boys & Girls High School, 1700 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11213.
Performing arts: Join us for an amazing performance by the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers at 1:00 p.m. Established in 1963, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are the longest running resident New York City Native American Dance Company. Their performances feature a diversity of dance forms that reflect the group’s multicultural tribal membership. Tickets: $9.00 per person. Museum members and children under 1 free. 145 Brooklyn Ave. (at St. Marks Avenue), Brooklyn, NY.
kids workshop: Listen to Ojibwa tales of how Asibikaashi, or Spider Woman, weaved her webs to catch bad dreams at 2:30 p.m. Observe beautiful dream catchers from the museum’s collection, and then decorate your own dream catcher to hang over your bed at night. Ages 5 and younger Tickets: $9.00 per person. Museum members and children under one free. 145 Brooklyn Ave. (at St. Marks Avenue), Brooklyn, NY.
mon., nov. 11
singers showcase: The multi-talented Alex DeSuze returns to the Indian Road Café to host the “No Name Uptown Cabaret Second Monday” monthly singers showcase on Monday, Nov. 11. Enjoy and share your art with your fellow singers, composers and lyricists in a safe and fun place! Indian Road Café, located at 600 West 218th St. Showcase starts at 7:00 p.m. with sign up beginning at 6:45 p.m. No cover, no minimum and for additional information, call 212 942-7451. For more “No Name” information, go to: www.nonamenyc.com.
veteran parade: More than 27,000 veterans, active duty military personnel and marching band members head up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue in the 94th annual Veterans Day Parade, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The parade goes from 26th Street to 53rd Street. The Veterans Day Parade marks the start of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive and spectators are urged to bring toys, which will be collected along the parade route.
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 compliements 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 the 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 1 free. 145 Brooklyn Ave., (at St. Marks Avenue), Brooklyn, NY.
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.
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 today, 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.
NYPD Recruitment: If you are interested, or know of anyone interested in a career as a New York City Police Officer, we invite you to check out the October Testing schedule on our site www.nypdrecruit.com. The NYPD Police Officers Exam is given six days a week at the following locations: Testing Center In Lower Manhattan, 2 Lafayette St., 17th Floor New York, NY 10007 and a Testing Center in Downtown Brooklyn, 210 Joralemon St., – 4th Floor Brooklyn, New York 11201.
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