Friday, August 30
Children’s Museum: Join us for our annual Back to School Jam taking place right before school starts from 11:00 a.m- 2:00 p.m. Youngsters of all ages are invited to a party in their honor – especially those going to school for the first time! Come celebrate this important milestone with an exciting, hands-on experience complete with crafts, snacks, music, games and more! This celebration helps young children look forward to a new school year and another important phase of learning.
dental screening: Get a quick and painless dental screening at no cost even if you don’t have dental insurance.A parent/guardian must sign a consent form for children 18 or under.Services provided by licensed dentists. No appointment necessary.This screening is not a substitute for dental care provided by a dentist.Free giveaways to those who complete the screening. Screenings are from 2:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m. This event is 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.
screening: Garifuna Health and Education Support Institute (GaHESI), the Commission on Voluntary Services & Action (CVSA) and filmmakers Beth Geglia and Jesse Freeston, invite you to the free screening of the Documentary Revolutionary Medicine – a Story of the First Garífuna Hospital at 6:00 p.m., Auditorium, Lincoln Hospital 234 E 149th St. Bronx, NY10451.
screening: Film Showing — GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District. A select screening of shorts that each profile one day in the life of a person at a public school. The stories of students, teachers, parents, and workers show the human side of a system under attack. Activist led discussion after the film. Films shown at Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St. (between Malcolm X/Lenox and 7th Ave, Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St.) Door donation $5. Snacks available at 7:00 p.m. For information, call (212) 222-0633 or email [email protected].
saturday, august 31
Fitness workout: Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a cardio workout that can improve your overall health and improve circulation and endurance. We’ll also work on building muscle with strength training. Please let your doctor know you will be taking part in an exercise class. The workout will be held from 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. This event is 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.
living healthy with Diabetes: Join EmblemHealth for their six-week mind/body/spirit approach to diabetes management developed by Stanford University from 10:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Take control, renew your sense of well-being and lead a healthy, fulfilling life. You’ll learn how to: manage symptoms, better understand your condition, reduce stress and boost confidence, problem solve and better manage everyday tasks, gain control of your diabetes — and have more energy to devote to feeling healthy, content and nourished. This event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. RSVP: 1-646-476-1294 (Must pre-register)
Haiti jazz festival:You are invited to the 6th edition Haitian Summer Jazz Festival at 8:00 p.m., at the New Life Center, located at 112-50 Springfield Gardens, Queens Village, NY, 11429,
Friday, august 9 – sunday, september 1
Mas camp: Roy Pierre and Associates present “Magic Carpet Ride” at Charl-Ena Chateau, 3820 Church Ave. (corner E. 39th Street) Brooklyn. Open from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. nightly. Come register and play mas with us for J’ouvert 2013. For information, call (718)282-1229.
Saturday, august 24 – thursday, september 5
exhibition: Haitians from the Diaspora: Creativity & Focus will present the works of four photographers living in the U.S. who are capturing images of their fellow Diasporans. This exhibition will focus on the intersections of politics, art, space, and tradition versus contemporary culture. Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m, closing reception: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and viewing Hours: Thursday – Sunday from 1;00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. or by appointment. Five Myles Gallery, 558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238.
Summer meals: To find a location nearby that provides summer meals, parents can call 311, log onto the DOE’s homepage, schools.nyc.gov or Share Our Strength’s website, or contact NYCFood at www.nyc.gov/nycfood. Parents also may text “nycmeals to 877877, or visit the Parks Department’s website for locations in parks and pools. Breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. During the weekends only lunch is served.
Now-wednesday, october 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.
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: Please consider making a non-perishable food and/or financial contribution, which will benefit many of our children and working families who rely on such institutions for their daily nutrition and sustenance.
Child Development Support Corp.
352-358 Classon Ave.,
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11238
CONTACT: Mireille Massac, (718) 398-2050 / 230-0056
Hours of Operation: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Queens Sickle Cell: The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, 207-08 Hollis Ave., Queens Village, N.Y., presents a Parent to Parent Support Group meeting every first Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m. For directions and registration, call (718) 712-0873 or email [email protected].
Fairway Market Shuttle: Fairway Market is now offering a free group shuttle bus to its Red Hook, Brooklyn store at 480-500 Van Brunt St., Mondays thru Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For pick-up reservations for groups of 10 or more, within a five-mile radius of the store, call Viola Williams or Marcy Rosenblum at (347) 750-1251. There will also be pickups on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at 589 Prospect Ave., between 11 and 10 avenues. All seniors get a five percent discount in the store. Each group will have an hour and a half to shop and/or enjoy a bite to eat in the picturesque cafe by the waterfront.
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.
Computer Training: Mount Carmel Worship and Outreach Center is holding adult and children computer training programs, 10:30 a.m –
12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Call (917) 609-0909 for registration details.
Reverse Mortgage Counseling: Are you a senior homeowner struggling to make ends meet? A reverse mortgage may be an answer. NHS can help determine if this is the best option for you. All programs discussed are backed by the federal government. For information, call (718) 469-4679.
Mortgage and refinance services: If you’re interested in obtaining a mortgage modification due to loss of income or other reasons, come in for free services and assistance. Referrals for other free assistance are also available. To make 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. NHS is a HUD approved counseling agency.www.nhsnyc.org.
Home Improvement: Warmer weather is home repair weather. Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? Call Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, a not-for-profit housing organization, for more information on our Home Improvement Programs: (718) 469-4679. www.nhsofeastflatbush.org.
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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry