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saturday, july 20

Homeowner Resource Forum Series: Rebuilding After Sandy Mortgage problems? Free mortgage check-ups and review. Also: Free Homeowner Insurance Information session. Free information on home improvement options, home repair courses and the NYC Build-It-Back program. When: Saturday, July 20, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Where: Capital One Bank, 1425 Rockaway Parkway(corner of Glenwood Rd.) Brooklyn, NY 11236. To register, please call 718.469.4679 or email [email protected] Lunch provided. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services, Capital One and CNYCN. NHS is a not for profit housing organization.

sunday, july 21

Grenada day: Grencap United presents its 5th annual Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinque Day celebrating the country’s cultural heritage from 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Join us for food, fun, song, and dance at the St. Andrews Playground (Herkimer between Atlantic & Kingston). For more information, email:[email protected], Michael Vincent: (347)623-9381, Roy McKenzie (917)846-9843, Raymond Layne (718)809-2517, or Val Adams (347)262-2893.

monday, july 22

Health series: Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us! Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP: 1-646-476-1294. 206-20 Linden Bld. in Cambria Heights, Queens.

tuesday, July 23

Health series: Do you know which medications you take to control your blood pressure? Do you feel confused about these drugs and why you need to take them? You can bring all of your medications with you and join us in learning:

· What IS high blood pressure?

· Why do you need to control your blood pressure?

· Which lifestyle changes can help you manage your blood pressure?

· What are some of the common medications that people take and what are the side effects?

· What should you monitor when taking these medications?

· What should you do when you experience side effects?

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP: 1-646-476-1294

wednesday, july 24

Seminar: Attendees will be able to get answers to question such as – Can I find affordable health insurance for my small business? Can federal health reform help reduce my business health insurance cost? What are my rights and responsibilities as an employer? Other topics include: tax credits for small businesses that offer health insurance to their employees and the small business health options programs. This event will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Breakfast included), Freeport Recreation Center 130 Merrick Rd., Freeport, New York 11550. Call Bonita Clark at (888) 512-7175 RSVP Today! SPACE IS LIMITED!

thursday, july 25

health series: Medicare 101

How does Medicare work?

· What Is A Donut Hole?

· What Is A Copay? Why Is It Necessary?

· How Do I Choose A Doctor?

· What Assitance Is Available To Help With Costs?

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP: 1-646-476-1294

saturday, july 27

J’ouvert band launch: Join Roy Pierre and Associates for the J’ouvert band launching “Magic Carpet Ride” party at the Mas Camp from 10 p.m.- 4 a.m. at Charl-Ena Chateau 3820 Church Ave. (Corner of E39th street, Brooklyn). For more information, call (718)282-1229


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.

saturday, July 13 – tuesday, july 30

performing Arts: Producing Artistic Director Ty Jones presents the Shakespeare classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” directed by Artistic Associate Justin Emeka this summer in Harlem’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. All performances are free and run from Tuesday through Sunday. The Richard Rodgers Amphitheater is located in Marcus Garvey Park at 18 Mt. Morris Park West and 122nd Street. The venue opens for seating for the free show at 7:00 p.m. nightly and showtime is at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 347-688-6304 or visit

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. 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 Need-based scholarships are available to all students who qualify. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, N.Y. 10803.

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].

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

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

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.

Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry

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