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saturday, June 8

Health fair: Healthfirst is participating in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Music Festival And Health Fair at Roberto Clemente Park at 301 W Tremont Ave., Bronx, N.Y. 10453 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Healthfirst booth will offer health education materials and free face painting for children. The festival is part of Healthfirst’s sponsorship of the 56th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City, scheduled for Sunday, June 9. Led by this year’s Grand Marshall, actress Chita Rivera, the procession will march down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue starting at 11:00 a.m. This year’s parade theme is “Celebrating Your Health.”

Friday, June 7-sunday, june 9

performance: Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present June Shows: Made in America, a tribute to choreography crafted in the USA on Friday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, June 8 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th St., NYC (between Amsterdam and West End avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. ($25/$20 for students at the door). Tickets can be purchased online at

sunday, june 9

wellness day: Action, Performance, Commitment COMMUNITY SERVICES in Collaboration with Council Members Jumanne Williams and Mathieu Eugene present: Free Screening , presentations / demonstartions which will include * Laws of Health *Blood Pressure * Cholesterol * Diabetes * Eye *Cancer * Fitness *Hearing * Dental * Nutrition * HIV/AIDS from 12 noon – 6:30 p.m. Paerdegat Park. (Albany Ave., E. 40 St. (bet. Farragut Rd. and Foster Ave., Brooklyn, 11203.

wednesday, June 12

Comedy benefit: Actress/comic Rhonda “Passion” Hansome, whose background includes appearances in the film ”Pretty Woman” and on FX Network’s “Louie” hosts a comedy benefit with several funny friends for the nonprofit WorkShop Theater Company (WTC) in Manhattan at 7:30 p.m. WTC is located on the 4th Floor of 312 W. 36th St. (near 8th Ave). Subways: #1, #2, #3, #7, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 34th and/or 42nd Street Station. Admission is $15.00 and for tickets, visit: For additional information, contact: 866-811-4111 or go to:

Heritage Celebration: APC Community Services in Collaboration with State Senator Kevin Parker & Guyana Cultural Association will host Caribbean Heritage Celebration from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Ball Room 585 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, New York, N.Y. 11203 come and celebrate our rich and diverse caribbean heritage: cultural presentation, cultural foods, artifacts display, keynote Address-Sandra Chapman-Deputy Brooklyn Borough President, Honorees- Sandra Chapman, Dr Juliet Emanuel, Pastor Gilford Monrose, Dr Gordon John & Dr Wilma Waithe.For more information, contact Dr. Janice Emanuel Bunn – 347-715-3956.

Sunday, June 23

5k Run/Walk: You are invited to the annual 5k run/walk forum rom 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The walk will start at Queens Faith Temple 217-03 Merrick Blvd. and end at Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick & Foch Blvds. There will be free giveaways and refreshments. There will also be free screenings for sickle cell disease, kidney function, cancer, asthma, blood pressure, diabets, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and health insurance.


friday, May 3 – Tuesday, june 11

art exhibition: Come and see Siobhan McBrides exhibit at the Pelham Art Center. Siobhan McBride of Miami, FL, is the winner of the 2013 Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition for Painting. This is the seventh year that Pelham Art Center is presenting the biannual award. The jury selected McBride from more than 650 applicants from across the country. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. For more information, call 914-738-2525 or send email to [email protected]. Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Directions:Located five blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and two blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop.

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 isit our website Need-based scholarships are available to all students who qualify. Pelham Art Center 155 Fifth Avenue, 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.

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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