Friday, August 16
Film Showing — Eyes on the Prize: The March on Washington. This award-winning documentary excerpt will be screened to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights mobilization and Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech at 7:30 p.m. Special commentary by James Wright, former SCLS organizer, Civil Rights historian and D.C. 37 union activist. Program will feature a dramatic reading of SNCC Chairman John Lewis’ censored speech from the 1963 march. Come mobilize for the Anniversary March on Washington on Aug. 24.
Saturday, august 17
Children’s Festival:All day outdoor event honoring our future generation featuring exhibits, games, arts & crafts, live music, dance, free health testing, a sports clinic, and much more. P.S. 175 school yard (135th Street between Malcolm X & A.C. Powell, Jr. Blvds) Free and Open to the public from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
fashion: Outdoor extravaganza featuring top designers and models displaying the latest in urban fashion. Main stage between Fredrick Douglas Blvd. & St. Nicholas Ave. from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free & open to the public.
sunday, august 18
health fair: Free outdoor event including the latest information on health and wellness, free screening and testing from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Howard Bennett Playground 135th St. (between 5th Ave. and Malcolm X Blvd. Free and open to the public.
thursday, august 22
Seminar: Are you thinking of forming a Block Association? Maybe you’re already a member and would like more participation from your neighbors? What resources are available? Come to this free event at 6:00 p.m., 2806 Church Ave. (between Nostand & Rogers Aves.) Brooklyn, NY. To register, please call 718.469.4679 or email [email protected] Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, a not for profit organization.
Friday, august 9 – sunday, september 1
Mas camp: Roy Pierre and Associates presents “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.
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.
monday, june 24 – saturday, august 17
summer camp: Treat yourself or your kids to some creative exploration this summer with exciting week-long creative “Camp” workshops or summer art classes. Whether you are ready to jump right in, or just test the waters, we have classes for all ages and skill levels. Check us out online to view a full catalog of our summer offerings; from traditional painting, drawing and clay to digital media. Classes are fun, inspiring and the option of week-long workshops works nicely with your family’s vacation plans. www.PelhamArtCenter.org/Education For more information, or to register for our summer workshops and classes stop by the office, or call (914) 738-2525 x111. You can visit our website www.pelhamartcenter.org. Need-based scholarships are available to all students who qualify. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, N.Y. 10803.
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: 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.
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].
Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry