Fri., Sept. 27, 2013
healthcare reform: Learn about health care reform and what it means for you and your family: How will health care reform affect you? Will you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange? Will you qualify for financial help on the Exchange? What are the options available to you regarding your health coverage? This event is open and free to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. RSVP:1-646-476-1294.
MON., Sept. 28, 2013
women in music festival: It’s the 13th season of Great Women In Music celebrating phenomenal women. The month-long festival begins with a salute to Robin Richie, producer and host of “Imagine That” a multi-faceted cable talk show that has aired for 15 seasons and has featured some of the most memorable names in music, theatre and sports. The big celebrity-laced bash will be held at the Grill N Chill in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY at 5:30 p.m.
fitness workout: Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a cardio workout that can improve your overall health and improve circulation and endurance from 5:00-6:00 p.m. We’ll also work on building muscle with strength training. Please let your doctor know you will be taking part in an exercise class. This event is open and free to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. RSVP:1-646-476-1294.
tues., sept. 29, 2013
panel discussion: The New York Times’ Brent Staples moderates a discussion among a distinguished group of panelists on American History based on Professor Craig Steven Wilder’s new book, “EBONY AND IVY: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities” (Bloomsbury, 2013) at The Riverside Church at 2:00 p.m. The acclaimed author chronicles the untold story of how the African slave trade generated the wealth that raised many of America ’s most prestigious institutions – from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton to Rutgers, and Williams College. The Riverside Church is located at 190 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd streets) in Manhattan. Admission is free, please RSVP: ebonyandivy-eorg.eventbrite.com/;For additional information, contact Luvon Roberson at: 917-528-1049 / [email protected]
wed., sept. 30, 2013
sitting exercise: Join us for a DVD workout that can improve your stability and balance and help you stay mobile. It’s designed to develop strength and enhance your ability to perform the activities of everyday life, making it perfect for seniors. Please let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. This event is open and free to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. RSVP:1-646-476-1294.
zumba: Join us for a dance-fitness class that is friendly and fun. 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 open and free to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. RSVP:1-646-476-1294.
mon., Sept. 30 & Tues., Oct. 1
performing arts: Come out and see Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance, will perform in Program 3 of the 10th Anniversary Season of Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and will go on sale on Sept. 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.NYCityCenter.org, by calling CityTix at 212.581.1212, or at the City Center Box Office. New York City Center is located at 131 West 55th Street, NYC.
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 – 6:00pm! 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% discount on your first scheduled program at the Museum if you book from October to December 2013. Please RSVP by October 4, 2013 by emailing [email protected] and include “Educator Open House” in the subject line.
Now-wed., oct. 9
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’s 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, www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
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.
Home Rapair: 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. 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 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. 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 Dioceses 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.
Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry