saturday, april 13
Anti-harassment rally: Join us, the Alliance at an Anti-Street-Harassment Day rally and chalk-walk beginning in Washington Square Park at noon. At 2:00 p.m., we’ll leave the rally to chalk the streets of New York with positive messages against street harassment. Chalk is provided! At 5:00 p.m., after your hard work has paid off, come to The Half Pint on the corner of Thompson and West 3rd to refuel. Join Hollaback! as they chalk their way through NYC, sending positive messages against street harassment. The co-sponsors include Councilmember Julissa Ferreras, UN Women, the Feminist Society at NYU, STEPS to End Family Violence, “Let your Voice be Heard” radio.
Monday, April 15
zumba: Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those starting their journey to achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class, wear comfortable shoes and workout gear and we’ll provide plenty of water! Please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Each event is free and open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Boulevard in Cambria Heights, Queens.
thursday, april 18
dining for diabetics: Join us as we discuss the special nutritional needs of those with diabetes. Learn how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include: healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts), healthy eating on a budget (can I afford it?), how to read food labels (can I eat it?), fun and interactive cooking demonstrations (let’s cook!). This event is free, just call to RSVP: 1-646-476-1294 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens.
Medicare 101: Come and learn how Medicare works, what a donut hole is, what a copay is, What assistance is available to help with cost and so much more from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Space is limited, so call to reserve a seat today. A sales person will be present with information and applications. To register for this seminar and for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-800-447-9169, seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For those with hearing and speech impairments, call 1-877-444-2786, seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens.
friday, April 19
Come talk to greg:Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s Director of Community Outreach and Creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program. Greg has received numerous awards and recognition within the fields of health care, family caregiving and service to others. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice. RSVP: 1-646-447-7175 Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens.
saturday, april 20
Girl empowerment: Caribbean Women’s Health Association, Inc. is excited to announce the opening of registration for “Who Runs the World? Girls! A Girls’ Empowerment and Mentorship Symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Francis College (182 Remsen St., Brooklyn, N.Y.). Girls ages 10-19 are invited to register for this free event. Participants are encouraged to register early, as space is limited to 100 girls. Registration closes on Friday, April 19, 2013.
performance arts: Join us for an evening of FUSION URBANA featuring the reggaeton duo RKM & KEN-Y plus New York’s hottest bachata group 24 HORAS and bachata sensation Karlos Rose. Tickets for all shows can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert), or through 24-hour online access at www.LehmanCenter.org. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus on Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, N.Y. 10468. Low-cost on-site parking is available for $5.
saturday, april 6 – 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.
Until April 15
Free Tax Assistance: BronxWorks will be provide free tax preparation to the South Bronx residents.
Morris ISC: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
2070 Grand Concourse, Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Until April 15
Free Tax Assistance:
Ariva at Spring Bank, 69 E. 167A Gerard Ave., 2nd Fl., Monday & Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; call (718) 292-2983 for further information.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly, at the Bethex Federal Credit Union, 20 E. 179th St., Thursday And Friday, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; call (718) 299-9100 for further information.
Food Bank of New York City, at 1000 Sedgwick Ave., Ste. 1A, Monday & Thursday, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 3:00 to 6 :00 p.m.; Call 212-639-9675 for further information.
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 info., 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