Friday, August 17
COMEDY/VARIETY: No Name Comedy/Variety & A Bag O’ Chips presents the funky sounds of The Summer Replacements including Carl (Baby Freak) Fortunato, Pat (Bikini Atoll) O’Shea and Fernando (Enter Sandman) Morales Gonzalez, 7:00 p.m., Fri., 8/17 and 8/24 at Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 E 14 St., between avenues A and B, N.Y. No cover, no minimum. For information, call (212) 228-2240.
saturday, august 18
STREET FESTIVAL: The City of Hope Economic Development Corp. and NYS Assemblyman Karim Camara presents the 3rd Annual Union-Nostrand Street Festival and Back to School Give Back featuring free backpacks with school supplies, free food, give-aways, live entertainment, games and more, 12 noon at Union St. between Rogers & Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn. For information, call The District Office of Assemblyman Camara at (718) 771-3105.
J50 Celebration: New Dimension Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1062 Winthrop St, between E 93 and E 94 streets, Brooklyn invites you to Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebration, “A Nation on God’s Mission”, featuring Sabbath School, 9:15 a.m.; Divine Service, 11:00 a.m.; Jamaican Luncheon, 1:00 p.m.; A.Y.S. Program/Concert, 5:30 p.m.; and Good Old Time Jamaican Social, 9:00 p.m. along with special guest appearances by city council members, radio and TV personalities and special guest speaker, Pastor Bartley. For information, call Sister Banton at (917) 693-4541.
DANCE: The Cumbe Dance Center, 558 Fulton St. at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, is hosting “My Brooklyn, My Arts,” The Truth is in the Youth, featuring dance, spoken word, singing, drumming, 1:00 p.m. Donation $5. For information, contact (646) 533-5013.
LINE DANCING: The Eastern Queens Alliance Inc. presents Line Dancing, featuring line dances to all kinds of music with instructor Barbara Fraser, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. at the Idlewild Cricket Field in Idlewild Park Preserve, 223 St. and 148 Ave., Springfield Gardens. For information and directions, call (347) 824-2301.
JERK FESTIVAL: West Indian American Assn. of Greater Bridgeport presents the 6th Annual Caribbean Jerk Festival featuring Caribbean food on sale like jerk chicken, jerk pork, fish and more and Caribbean soca, steel drum, jazz, reggae, morrocan music, 1:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. on the McLevy Green, Downtown Bridgeport, corner of State and Main, Connecticut Proceeds to benefit the WIAAGB Scholarship fund and other programs. For information, call (203) 727-0200 or visit www.wiaagb.org.
Community Fair: Brown Memorial Baptist Church and Brown Commnity Develop;ment Corp. is hosting the 11th Annual “Taking It To The Street” Community Outreach Street Fair featuring representatives from various organizations providing information on healthcare, education, legal services and more, 12 noon to 5:00 p.m., on Washington Ave. between Fulton and Gates avenues. Food and beverages will be provided. For information, call the church office at (718) 638-6121.
sunday, august 19
T&T Celebration: The Candice Clarke Academy of Dance presents the Golden Jubilee, in commemoration of Trinidad & Tobago’s 50th year of independence, 5:00 p.m. at the Bedford Central Presbyterian Church, 1200 Dean St., Brooklyn. For information call (718) 467-0740 or visit www.candiceclarkeacademy.org.
Tuesday, august 21
Camp Revival: Rev. Dr. Calvin Rice and The New Jerusalem Baptist Church Evangelism Ministry are hosting a Summer Camp Revival at the church, 112-05 Smith St., Jamaica, Queens, Tues.-Sun., 8/21-8/26, featuring sermons, prayers, songs, dramas and workshops. For informationon on times of events and to register for the workshops, visit www.gonjbc.org, by phone at (718) 978-5777 ext. 300 or in person at the church.
thursday, august 23
SAFETY SEMINAR: NHS of East Flatbush, 2806 Church Ave., between Nostrand and Rogers avenues, Brooklyn, is holding a free seminar on fire and home safety and home insurance 6:00 p.m. For information, call (718) 469-4679.
friday, august 24
potluck social: Radical Women is hosting Women’s Rights Day Potluck Social, celebrating the 92nd anniversary of women’s suffrage, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the office and garden of Black Women’s Blueprint, 279 Empire Blvd., between Rogers and Nostrand avenues, Brooklyn. Bring a dish! Admission free. For information, call (212) 222-0633.
J’ouvert: Roy Pierre and Associates presents “Harlequins and Pierrots,” open nightly, 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. at mas camp Charl-Ena Chateau, 3820 Church Ave., corner E. 39 St., Brooklyn. Pictures and costumes on display. Register and play mas with us for J’ouvert 2012. For information, call (718) 282-1229 or (718) 462-5164.
Farmers Market: The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers Market featuring locally grown fresh fruits, veggies, herbs and eggs and offering sessions on growing food and herbs and how to prepare healthy food is open every Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. until November at 49 Van Buren St. off Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn. We accept WIC/Senior FMNP Checks, EBT, Health Bucks and cash. For information, call (718) 638-3566 or email [email protected].
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].
Internship Program: Applications are now being accepted for the Norman Cole Community Internship Program for in-school youth 10 – 12 years with good grades and good manners and will offer development workshops, field trips, stipends, summer employment, scholarships, weekend retreats, volunteer experiences and more. Space is limited. For more details and/or to obtain a CIP application, contact Mr. Cole at (212) 714-4531.
Passport Fridays: Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Musuem of Art for free weekly outdoor festivities featuring a different live dance performance, concert, and/or film screening from Cuba, Egypt, West Indies, Taiwan, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, every Friday evenings thru 8/24, dance/music begins at 6:30 p.m., films at 8:00 p.m. at the Queens Museum of Art, New York City Bldg., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For information, email [email protected], call (718) 592-9700 or visit www.queensmuseu.org/event/target-passport-fridays.
Wyckoff Farmhouse: Visit The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Rd., at Ralph Ave., Brooklyn, featuring yoga, hands-on art, story workshops, summer farm and garden camp, guided tours and more. For individual events, summer hours, museum admission and general information call, (718) 629-5400 or visit www.wyckoffassociation.org.
Peer-to-Peer Course: NAMI East Flatbush is offering a Peer-to-Peer, 10-week program for people living with any serious mental illness who wish to establish and maintain their wellness and recovery, taught by trained mentors and including topics on understanding psychiatric disorders and medication; addressing stigma, discrimination, relationship issues, relapse prevention plan, survival skills and more, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. starting Wed., Sept. 26, 2012 at Kings County Hospital, 451 Clarkson Ave., R Bldg., Room 3022, Brooklyn. Space is limited (class capacity 15). Register now with NAMI East Flatbush at (718) 512-5269 or email [email protected].
family to family education program: NAMI East Flatbush is sponsoring a 12-week NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness covering mood, panic, obsessive compulsive disorders, coping skills, medication, communication techniques and more, starting Sat., 9/15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Kings County Hospital, 451 Clarkson Ave. R Bldg., Room 3022, Brooklyn. Course is free. For information and to register, call the NAMI East Flatbush office at (718) 512-5269.
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 Leffers avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.seedsinthemidle.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.
Summer Repairs: Warmer weather is home repair weather. Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? NHS of East Flatbush can assist you. For more information on our Home Improvement Programs, call (718) 469-4679.
Foreclosure Services: Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modification? The Flatbush Development VCorp., NHS of East Flatbush and the Center for N.Y.C. Neighborhoods are offering free services and assistance. Referrals for free legal assistance are also available. To schedule an appointment, call (718) 469-4679.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein