Friday, August 10
Fundraising Concert: The Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave., between 121 and 122 streets, Harlem, N.Y. is hosting the Jazz-By-Riverside Concert, “A call from Mama Africa…”, raising funds for Sister Nana Zakia’s Village in Assin Kruwa in Ghana, West Africa, in the 10th Floor Tower, Overlook Terrace, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. For tickets, call Ms. Tucker at (917) 402-6925 or Sister Zakia at (347) 737-2908.
Saturday, August 11
Stay Fit, Have Fun: Eastern Queens Alliance is offering free fitness classes at Idlewild Cricket Field in Idlewild Park Preserve, 223 St. and 148 Ave., Springfield Gardens, N.Y. featuring Danceyogalates with insturctor Beverley A. Brown leading attendees through stretching and toning exercises from yoga and pilates as well as light aerobic dance movements, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. No experience necessary. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or beach towel. For information and directions, call (347) 824-2301.
Dog/Cat Vaccination Clinic: Petland Discounts and Luv My Pet are holding low cost dog/cat vaccination clinics in Queens at 43-10 Ditmars Blvd., LaGuardia Center, Long Island City, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; 91-08 Atlantic Ave., Pathmark Shopping Center, Ozone Park, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., 34-60 48 St., between 48 and Northern, Long Island City, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and on 8/12 at 71-29 Kissena Blvd., between Aguilar and 70, Kew Garden Hills, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. and at 8989 Union Turnpike, Stop and Shop Center, Glendale, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
Sunday, August 12
Boxing: The Seventh Annual Long Island Amateur Boxing Championship will be held 7:00 p.m. at Gleason’s Gym, 77 Front St., 2nd Fl., Brooklyn. Tickets can be purchased at Gleason’s Gym. For directions and general information, call Mr. Silverglade at (718) 797-2872, Mike at (917) 945-3480 or Ewart at (347) 661-6911.
Spay/Neuter Clinic: Petland Discounts and the ASPCA Mobile Unit will hold dog and cat spay/neuter clinics in Queens at 7417 Grand Ave., Stop & Shop Center, Maspeth; 21-11 Broadway, corner of 21 St., Rite Aid Shopping Center, Astoria; on 8/15 at 171-33 Hillside Ave., between 171 and 172 St., Jamaica; on 8/16 at 55-52 Myrtle Ave., between Cypress and Putnam, Ridgewood; on 8/17 at 37-55 82 St., between 37 and Roosevelt, Jackson Heights, beginning at 7:00 a.m. at all venues. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
Dog/Cat Vaccination Clinic: Petland Discounts and Luv My Pet are holding low cost dog/cat vaccination clinics in Brooklyn at 1216 Fulton St., between Nostrand and Bedford avenues, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and every Saturday at 1689 Pitkin Ave., between Rockaway and Chester, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and every Sunday, at 5015 Fifth Ave., between 50 and 51 streets, Sunset Park, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
monday, august 13
Cabaret: No Name presents The Uptown Cabaret Second Mondays Monthly Singers Showcase featuring the multi-talented Alex DeSuze, whose background includes acting, directing and singing, and will be joined by Musical Director Marilyn Seits, 7:00 p.m. at the Indian Road Cafe, 600 West 218 St., N.Y. No cover, no minimum and offering wine, beer and coffee as well as a great selection of food. For more information, call (212) 942-7451 or visit www.nonamenyc.com.
Jazz: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola presents Christian McBride: JazzHouse Kids featuring the jaw dropping talent of the kids in his program, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60 Street, 5th Floor, N.Y. For information, tickets and reservations, call (212) 258-9595 or 9795.
Tuesday, August 14
Science Workshops: Idlewild Park Preserve Science in the Park is offering Back-to-School Half Day Environmental Science Camps for Youth at the The Idlewild Environmental Salt Marsh Science Learning Center Trailer located at 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale, N.Y., featuring intensive three-hour hands-on sciene workshops themed The Secret World of the Garden and covering topics such as life in the wild, life cycles, night life in the garden and more for ages 9-12 and staring 8/15 for ages 6-8, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, snack included. For fee schedule and registration information, call (347) 824-2301.
Wednesday, august 15
Spay/Neuter Clinic: Petland Discounts and the ASPCA Mobile Unit will hold dog and cat spay/neuter clinics in Brooklyn at 72 Willoughby St., between Bridge and Lawrence, Downtown Brooklyn and on 8/17 at 416 Brighton Beach Ave., between 4 and 5 streets, Brighton Beach, beginning at 7:00 a.m. at both venues. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
J’ouvert: Roy Pierre and Associates presents “Harlequins and Pierrots,” open nightly, 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. at mas camp Charl-Ena Chateau, 3820 Church Ave., corner E. 39 St., Brooklyn. Pictures and costumes on display. Register and play mas with us for J’ouvert 2012. For information, call (718) 282-1229 or (718) 462-5164.
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].
Internship Program: Applications are now being accepted for the Norman Cole Community Internship Program for in-school youth 10 – 12 years with good grades and good manners and will offer development workshops, field trips, stipends, summer employment, scholarships, weekend retreats, volunteer experiences and more. Space is limited. For more details and/or to obtain a CIP application, contact Mr. Cole at (212) 714-4531.
LC Out of Doors: Lincoln Center Out of Doors begins its 42nd season with free performances and events on the plazas of Lincoln Center, 7/25 – 8/12. All events are free; no tickets required. Visit LCOutofDoors.org for complete schedule or call (212) 875-5766 to request a brochure.
Passport Fridays: Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Musuem of Art for free weekly outdoor festivities featuring a different live dance performance, concert, and/or film screening from Cuba, Egypt, West Indies, Taiwan, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, every Friday evenings thru 8/24, dance/music begins at 6:30 p.m., films at 8:00 p.m. at the Queens Museum of Art, New York City Bldg., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For information, email [email protected], call (718) 592-9700 or visit www.queensmuseu.org/event/target-passport-fridays.
Wyckoff Farmhouse: Visit The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Rd., at Ralph Ave., Brooklyn, featuring yoga, hands-on art, story workshops, summer farm and garden camp, guided tours and more. For individual events, summer hours, museum admission and general information call, (718) 629-5400 or visit www.wyckoffassociation.org.
Peer-to-Peer Course: NAMI East Flatbush is offering a Peer-to-Peer, 10-week program for people living with any serious mental illness who wish to establish and maintain their wellness and recovery, taught by trained mentors and including topics on understanding psychiatric disorders and medication; addressing stigma, discrimination, relationship issues, relapse prevention plan, survival skills and more, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. starting Wed., Sept. 26, 2012 at Kings County Hospital, 451 Clarkson Ave., R Bldg., Room 3022, Brooklyn. Space is limited (class capacity 15). Register now with NAMI East Flatbush at (718) 512-5269 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 Leffers avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.seedsinthemidle.org.
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.
Financial Coaching: The NHS of East Flatbush is offering The Financial Capabilities and Coaching Program focusing on helping you reach your goals such as paying off bills, saving for a home, improving credit scores and more. For more information, call (718) 469-4679.
Food Stamp Outreach: Find out if you are eligible to receive Food Stamp benefits! A representative from the NYC Human Resources Administration will be available to assist you with eligibility pre-screening and to answer any questions every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Community Board 12, 4101 White Plains Road at 229 St., Bronx. For more information, call (718) 881-4455.
Summer Repairs: Warmer weather is home repair weather. Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? NHS of East Flatbush can assist you. For more information on our Home Improvement Programs, call (718) 469-4679.
Foreclosure Services: Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modification? The Flatbush Development VCorp., NHS of East Flatbush and the Center for N.Y.C. Neighborhoods are offering free services and assistance. Referrals for free legal assistance are also available. To schedule an appointment, call (718) 469-4679.
Tai Chi: Stop. Breath. Relax. Join Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice combining Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation and Chinese healing, taught by Daniel Weicher, certified teacher in Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Moore Street Market, 110 Moore St., entrance on Humbolt St., Brooklyn. Donations are appreciated. Call (914) 673-6016 for information.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein