saturday, august 24
living with diabetes: This six-week mind/body/spirit approach to diabetes management was developed by Stanford University and offers research-proven success for those who complete it. 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.Free and open to the public from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.. 206-20 Linden Boulevard in Cambria Heights, Queens. RSVP: 1-646-476-1294 (Must pre-register)
summer workout: Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s 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. Free and open to the public from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.. 206-20 Linden Boulevard in Cambria Heights, Queens. RSVP: 1-646-476-1294 (Must pre-register)
arthur ashe Kids day: The 18th annual event will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The full-day tennis and music festival for both children and adults features interactive games, musical entertainment and tennis activities. Events include obstacle courses, concerts, tennis lessons, a Healthy Living Challenge sponsored by Coca-Cola, among others. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster (1-866-OPEN-TIX), www.usopen.org and at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center box office.
monday, august 26
census forum: US Census: How to Get the Best Local Data About Your Community is a free workshop for churches, houses of worship, businesses, faith-based and community organizations on how to analyze and interpret data collected from Census 2010, how to understand the impact of data on nonprofit services, learn how to access, understand, and apply data to their work and to identify the changing demographics in Central Brooklyn and beyond. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kings County Hospital Center, “T” Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 451 Clarkson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203.
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!
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 Street (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].
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 Diaspora. 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.
Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry