monday, august 5
Networking: Hempstead Rebirth is calling new, existing and aspiring business owners to its second Meet and Greet Networking Event. Brian Michael Miller, New York Life marketing development director, will share important networking keys and tips. This Networking Event will be great for connecting people and opportunities for business and business relationships. For more information about the “Making the Connection” Meet and Greet Networking Event, log onto www.eventbrite.com and search “Hempstead Rebirth” and register. You can also register at the door. For more information on Hempstead Rebirth CDC, call Hempstead Rebirth at (516) 539-2210 or visit www.hempsteadrebirth.org.
weDnesday, august 7
music: Enhancing its mid-week “Space for Grace” worship service with inspiring jazz melodies, The Riverside Church will host a pre-worship performance from jazz musicians at 6:30 p.m. in the Church’s Assembly Hall, 490 Riverside Drive (bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.), Morningside Heights. The service will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For additional information, call (212) 870-6700.
Friday, august 2 – Thursday, August 8
Documentary: Ahearn, Shabazz, Fab 5 Freddy, & David “Chino” Villorente in person in the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style that would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. Ahearn, director of the seminal film Wild Style, pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had a definition. More than just vintage shots of kids rocking Puma Suedes, Kangols, and pinstriped Jordaches in Times Square and Fort Greene Park, Shabazz’s photographs have hundreds of (often times tragic) stories behind them, and Ahearn gives voice to these images with dozens of interviews with Shabazz himself, graffiti pioneer and hip-hop historian Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite, legendary rapper KRS-One, and others. Ahearn, Shabazz, Fab 5 Freddy, hip-hop multihyphenate Bobbito Garcia, and artist David “Chino” Villorente, who designed a limited-edition poster for the documentary, will appear in person for opening weekend Q&As on Friday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 3 at 7:00 p.m.
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.
friday, july 12 – friday, august 9
exhibit: Pelham Art Center is pleased to present its highly popular Faculty and Student Showcase. This annual exhibition features both two and three dimensional work in a variety of media by the Art Center’s distinguished teachers and enthusiastic students. Exhibited work ranges from charcoal to oils, black and white photographs to digital prints, and mixed media to ceramics. The Faculty and Student Showcase provides a great opportunity to view and collect original work from emerging and established artists. 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803, telephone (914) 738-2686.
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