friday, may 10
haitian heritage month:
Ayiti Marché:Haitian Kreyòl for Open Market the Ayiti Marché will bring together several Caribbean and American business and service providers offering a wealth of information and merchandise significant to the Haitian and Caribbean Diaspora inclusive of an art and photo gallery and tasty delectable native dishes and treats with live and recorded music throughout. The “Ayiti Marché” will be available pre- and post celebration. Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave., 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Ticket information: Free and open to the public. Visit online at community2community.info.
“Hope and A Future” – A Celebration of Haïti: Haitian culture explodes as a variety of international and national cultural artists representing such genres as jazz, R&B, inspirational, rock, and Haitian music along with dancers, spoken word artists and others take center stage in celebration of Haitian Heritage Month. The event will include a special tribute to Haitian Flag Day (May 18) and Haitian Carnival. Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave., 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Ticket information: Complimentary tickets – suggested donation fee $35. For additional information, visit online @ community2community.info.
Ayiti Marché: Ayiti Marché – The Ayiti Marché continues in the lobby and mezzanine areas of Christian Cultural Center. 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Ticket Info: Free and open to the public. Visit online at community2community.info.
saturday, may 11
Cancer screening: The Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and Montefiore Medical Center’s Division of Dermatology are offering free melanoma/skin cancer screenings for people of all ages. Screening participants will undergo a total skin exam that takes 10 minutes and can save their lifes. All screening participants will receive a free UV wristband to monitor exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays. The sun-sensitive band changes color to show when to reapply sunscreen and when to get out of the sun. Appointments are encouraged, but not required. Call (718) 862-8840 to register and for more information. Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care,1521 Jarret Place, Bronx, NY 10462.
tuesday, May 14
workshop: At the Homebuyers’ Workshops, bank representatives, mortgage consultants, and a licensed architect will take participants through the home buying process—including the initial decision making cost analysis, criteria for selecting the right home, and the “do’s and don’ts” of filing mortgage applications. FREE 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. Held at the bank’s White Plains Road branch – 3824 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY; 718-882-0440
seminar: the New American Chamber of Commerce presents “Simple Strategies for better event marketing” from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Seating is limited, all participants have to be registered. To RSVP, call (718)722-9217 or email [email protected], 26 Court St., Suite 7011, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
wednesday, May 15
workshop: Storyselling: How to Tell Your Story and Communicate Better, offers experiential exercises and take-aways that you can use on the phone, when you meet new people and for presentations with industry professionals, peers and audiences. Led by professional storyteller/author Slash Coleman, you’ll leave this workshop with the framework of a versatile, compelling, authentic and personal true story that conveys who you are and what you do. Workshop is from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave., Astoria, NY 11101 (Entrance on 37th Street) M/R train to Steinway, N/Q train to 36th Ave. Admission is $10 (Members free) Cash payment accepted at the door. Registration required. RSVP at www.queenscouncilarts.org.
saturday, may 18
Health fair: The Haitian-American Community Coalition, Inc. (HCC) and the AIDS Leadership Coalition (ALC) will launch “Be the Parent Day” from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m. in commemoration of Haitian flag day. Sponsored by EmblemHealth, and inspired by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s “Take Your Man to the Doctor,” HCC stresses a call to action for young adults to bring their parents and/or guardians to the event, to receive tests for vision, blood pressure, diabetes, glucose, HIV and Hepatitis C, along with weigh-ins, health education and fitness consultation. The event will offer free giveaways, demonstrations, live DJ and live performances. Partnering organizations include: GMAD, VOCAL-NY and Housing Works, among others. Flatbush-Caton Market (794-814 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226),
Health fair: Join us for free health screenings and information from 11:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. Free health screenings for asthma, blood pressure, BMI measurements, chlosterol, hearing test, height and wieght, sleeping disorder, HIV test, prostate, glaucoma, vision, clinical breast exam, pap test, pregnancy, etc. Free refreshments will also be availble. 445 Lenox Rd. ( E.35th-E.37th streets, Brooklyn, NY 11203. For more information, please call (718)270-3739 or (718)270-2020.
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.
untiL saturday, may 11
Celebrate nurses: Help us honor nurses by submitting their names and related information. As the selection is made we will forward the names of the nurses who will receive an award and an invitation to the nurses ball. Please submit names to [email protected].
Until saturday, may 11
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. This event is free. All who plan to attend must pre-register by calling 1-646-476-1294, 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens.
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].
ompiled By Natalie Y. Henry