fri., Nov 1
performing arts: New York Theatre Ballet presents “Dance on a Shoestring “at The Dance Gallery, 30 East 31st Street, 5th Floor, NYC. Performances are on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 on Friday and $30 for children and $20 for adults on Saturday, and are available online at www.nytb.org, or at the door on the day of the show. The ticket price on Saturday includes a Halloween party following the performance with games, activities, meet and greet with the dancers and sweets. First come, first served. Call 212-679-0401 to reserve tickets. Reservations are recommended. For more information, contact New York Theatre Ballet at 212-679-0401.
candy buyback: To kickoff American Diabetes Month, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore is hosting a Candy Exchange where kids with diabetes are invited to bring the candy they gathered on Halloween and exchange it for gifts. The kids can wear their Halloween costumes and enjoy games, giveaways and activities while the adults can gather educational information about how to live with and manage diabetes. The collected candy will be distributed to FDNY and NYPD departments in the Bronx. 204 E. Gunhill Road in the Grand Hall.
sat., nov 2
reggae salute: Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR) has announced that songstress Etana, “The Strong One” will headline the ninth annual staging of the family friendly and ever popular Reggae Culture Salute (RCS) celebration at Nazareth Regional High School, 475 E. 57th St., Brooklyn, NY 11203 at 8:00 p.m. For information on Reggae Culture Salute, call 718 421 6927 or visit www.cprreggae.org. Tickets are $30 in advance and children 12 and under are FREE.
Performing Arts: Internationally acclaimed tap dance virtuoso Savion Glover returns to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College to open their 2013-2014 season with a one-night-only engagement of his new show, “Savion Glover’s STePz” at 8:00 p.m. Tickets 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.
fri., nov. 1 & sat., nov. 2
safe surrender project: The court and defense attorneys will be available to resolve any outstanding summons warrants including: Unlawful possession charges, consumption of alcohol in public, unlawful possession,and other summons offenses. Clergy, pastors, lay members an defense attorneys will be available to help you resolve outstanding C-Summons warrants. This is not amnesty, favorable consideration will be given to those who participate. For more information, call (718)250-3888 or Anita Alexander (718)388-3900 ext.46.
sun., nov. 3
screening: Willow Creek (6:00 p.m.), showing in its New York premiere, Goldthwait treads into surprising new territory—proving as wildly unpredictable and uncompromisingly idiosyncratic as ever. Goldthwait will appear in person for a Q&A following the 6pm screening of Willow Creek. $13 general admission, $8 BAM Cinema club members and $9 students and seniors. 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217.
screening: In 1979, acclaimed novelist Martin Amis conducted an interview with Roman Polanski that caused a scandal; it was the first interview the director gave after running from the law. Polanski’s Macbeth — which was made two years after the murder of his wife Sharon Tate—was named the best film of 1971 by the National Board of Review and praised by Roger Ebert as “an original film by an original film artist.” For this special screening, Amis discusses the film adaptation and the controversial director, who remains one of cinema’s most celebrated living masters. $13 general admission, $8 BAM Cinema club members and $9 students and seniors. 30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217.
tues., nov 5
comedy night:Come to Laughter and Light for a night of comedy to benefit The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault. The comic lineup includes Regina Decicco, Tom Dadario, Moody McCarthy, Carmen Lynch, and Keith Alberstadt. Tickets $30 (General Admission), $25 (Rape Crisis Program Staff and Students). Visit www.svfreenyc.org. Gotham Comedy Club 208 West 23rd Street (Between 7th and 8th avenues).
Wed., nov 6
Meet the author: Award winning writer James Salter (The Hunters, Dusk and Other Stories, All That Is) will read from his collection of work and answer questions from the audience as the latest speaker for St. Francis College’s Walt Whitman Writers from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the College’s Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture and Education. FREE & open to the public. 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201.
screening: For the first time, BAMcinématek hosts critics Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold’s peripatetic series of unsung cinematic gems with two tales of obsessive artists on the brink In the Mouth of Madness (4:30, 9:45 p.m.) and Dangerous Game (7:00 p.m.). The evening screenings will be introduced by Pinkerton and Rapold.Tickets: $13 general admission, $8 BAM Cinema club members and $9 students and seniors. 30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217
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.
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!
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