saturday, may 18
science and engineering fair: The First Annual Science and Engineering Fair is sponsored by: Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT), WAC Lighting, Rotary, and Empower Solar. The competition will be divided into categories and winners will receive monetary rewards in each category and as overall winners. Several sponsors are helping including Long Island Forum for Technology and WAC Lighting. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. For more information, please call the CSTL at: (516) 764-0045.
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.
performing arts: RG Dance Projects presents We Fall Down, We Get Up featuring three pieces from choreographer andArtistic Director Rubén Graciani on May 18, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance’s Studio Theater at Westbeth, 55 Bethune St., 11th Floor, NYC. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students, seniors, and artists) and can be purchased at www.artful.ly/store/events/1111.
Sunday, May 19
performing arts: Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music is an interactive screening of the Academy Award-winning movie musical, The Sound of Music. The film is screened with subtitles and the audience is encouraged to sing along. Before the movie begins, the host will lead the audience through a vocal warm-up, teach the group activities that will unfold at certain moments of the show, and host a costume competition. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to come in costumes related to The Sound of Music, and are given goody bags full of props to use at designated moments in the show. The show will begin at 1:00 p.m. All tickets are $15 and can be purchased by phone at (718) 951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org.
Finance seminar: Ridgewood Savings Bank will be hosting a Financial Education Seminar at select branch locations in the Bronx. The seminar is free and open to the public, it’s designed to address today’s most pressing financial concerns and will explain how to start and manage checking and savings accounts for emergencies, financial goals, and retirement, among other topics. 6:15 – 7:45 p.m., held at the bank’s Soundview branch – 1626 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx, NY 10473; (718) 589-1323.
tuesday, may 21
A Free Personal Finance Program: Learn how to manage your finances, maintain good credit and make the most of your budget in this free five-week course. Free savings accounts and one-on-one sessions also available to graduates. Classes begin Tuesday May 21, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, 2806 Church Ave.(between Nostrand & Rogers avenues) To register, call (718) 469-4679. First come first served. NHS is a not for profit housing organization and Neighborhood Trust. www.nhsnyc.org.
Thursday, may 23
Free Seminar: Understanding Wills & Trusts Protect your assets! This seminar will cover all you need to know about wills, trusts and reverse mortgages. Get started in securing your legacy. The seminar will be held from 6;00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and the NHS of East Flatbush, 2806 Church Ave.(between Nostrand and Rogers avenues.) To RSVP, call 718.469.4679 or email [email protected] www.nhsnyc.org
Free Homebuyers Seminar: Thinking about buying a home? This may be a good place to start. Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of East Flatbush, a not for profit organization, is having a Free Homebuyers seminar. The event will cover getting started, closing cost assistance, grants, affordable mortgages, advice from professionals in the field and more. The seminar will begin at 6:00 p.m. HSBC, Ave D (bet East 42 & 43 streets) Brooklyn, NY 11203. To register, call (718) 469-4679 or email [email protected] www.nhsofeastflatbush.org
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.
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.
Immigration services: Free immigration services. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 67 Hanson Place, Office of Coucil Member James. Call (718) 260-9191.
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 www.seedsinthemiddle.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.
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 agency.www.nhsnyc.org.
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. www.nhsofeastflatbush.org.
Compiled By Natalie Y. Henry