Sun Kulcha

sat., oct. 5, 2013

Domestic Violence walk: Face My Abuse Domestic Violence Walk will take place at Wingate Park field. (Corner of Brooklyn Avenue and Rutland Road) Brookyln, New York 11203 at 11:30 a.m. This walk is to raise awareness in our community concerning domestic violence, not just to the victims but also to their families and friends. Registration and breakfast from 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Community Leaders & Guest Speaker 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Letting Go Ceremony as a symbol of becoming “FREE” releasing all Pains/Hurts for “Power & strength.” The walk begins 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

cancer screening: Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care will offer free medical screenings and information for women at a special women’s health event from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.. The 6th Annual Dr. Edward S. Greenwald Breast and Cervical Screening Event is open to all women in the community and will include: breast exams, pap smears for women 18 and older who have not had a Pap smear in the last 12 months, mammograms for women 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months, health education information concerning women’s health issues. All services will be provided free of charge for women without insurance. Co-pays will apply the day of the event for women with insurance. To pre-register and for more information, please call (718) 920-7265. Outpatient Medical Oncology, 1st Floor, 1695 Eastchester Rd., Bronx, NY 10461.

tues., oct. 8, 2013

prenatal program: If you are expecting, join us for seven fun and lively sessions from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. Come to class and earn points for baby supplies! And learn what to expect when you are expecting and have the healthiest pregnancy possible. This event is free and open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling 1-646-476-1294.

Homebuyers workshop: At the Homebuyers’ Workshops, bank representatives, mortgage consultants, and a licensed architect will take participants through the home buying process—including the initial decision making cost analysis, criteria for selecting the right home, and the “do’s and don’ts” of filing mortgage applications. The financial education seminars will explain how to start and manage checking and savings accounts for emergencies, financial goals, and retirement. 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. Held at the bank’s Allerton Avenue branch – 711 Allerton Ave, Bronx, NY; 718-882-2220.

wed., oct. 9, 2013

Educator Open House: Educators and administrators are invited to attend a FREE Educator Open House at Brooklyn Children’s Museum from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m! Explore our innovative exhibits and try out hands-on activities that naturally support curricular content in the classroom. Enjoy refreshments and network with fellow educators and administrators. Receive a 10 percent discount on your first scheduled program at the Museum if you book from October to December 2013. Please RSVP by Oct. 4, 2013 by emailing [email protected] and include “Educator Open House” in the subject line.

zumba: Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. This event is free and open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd., in Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling 1-646-476-1294.

Now – wed., oct. 9, 2013

peforming arts: “The Trip To Bountiful,” has been extended, adding five weeks to its already extended engagement, giving audiences just a few more chances to see the legendary Cicely Tyson in her Tony Award-winning performance of a lifetime. “The Trip To Bountiful” is playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St.) on the following schedule: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Starting the week of Aug. 20, 2013 the schedule will change to: Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office, or by calling (212) 239-6200.

thurs., oct. 10, 2013

Jobs meeting: Assemblyman William Scarborough and the 29th A.D. Task Force are holding an Informational Meeting About Jobs with NYC Business Solutions (NYCBS) from 7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, located at 172-17 Linden Blvd. in St. Albans.

meditation: Join us in learning how to meditate in just a few simple steps from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Besides being a way to let go of the harmful effects of stress, worry and tension, daily meditation can help you experience a new feeling of calmness, ease and quiet inner knowing. This event is free and open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Boulevard in Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling 1-646-476-1294.

Fri., sept. 20 – fri., oct. 11, 2013

Registration Migration services: Catholic Migration Services would like to welcome you to register for their free Citizenship Workshop on Oct. 19 at St. James Cathedral in downtown Brooklyn from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In order to attend, you must call 646-597-8797. A CMS employee will take some basic information to determine whether you are eligible to apply. In order to be eligible, you must: Be at least 18 years old, and have been in the United States for at least five years (three years if you are married to a U.S. citizen). Our immigration counselors and legal staff will be providing step by step assistance in each individual’s application process.

Fri., oct. 11, 2013

massage: Research shows that massage therapy can: reduce stress, ease aches and pains, decrease stiffness and joint swelling, improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation, and help people with arthritis, stroke, asthma, diabetes, Parkinson’s and bursitis. Massage therapists are licensed. This event is free and open to the public from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. This event will be held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. Please RSVP by calling 1-646-476-1294.


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.

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 info., 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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