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Saturday, April 6

workshop: We will be exploring the important role ships played in the Battle of Brooklyn at the Waterfront Museum, located on a barge in Red Hook from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. In the summer of 1776, local residents would have seen the imposing British fleet from Red Hook; Washington later rounded up more humble vessels in order to retreat to Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights. Participants in this family workshop will make their own improvised armada from objects found in Brooklyn today, such as coffee cups and cardboard packaging. Weather permitting, we will test launch our boats from the deck of the barge. The Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover St., Pier 44, Red Hook. Taught by Artist Eva Mendes.

Sunday, April 7

Prevention Symposium: Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs invites you to a free symposium to learn about heart, vascular, and stroke issues including signs and symptoms, available treatments, and preventive care from acknowledged experts in the field at 2:30p.m. St. Jerome RC School Gymnasium at 465 East 29th St.

Writers series: In Still Thinking of You: A Second Chance with our Mothers four authors, Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, Joan Potter and Lori Toppel, vividly examine the complex, poignant, fraught and loving bonds that define each author’s relationship with her mother. Part of Pelham Art Center’s Emerging Writers Series, and hosted by Pei-Ling Lue, One Teen Story editor, this free, open-to-the-public program will feature the four authors as they read, and then discuss their inspiration and processes in writing this book. The audience will be able to participate in a question-and-answer period with the authors following the readings. Emerging Writers will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Pelham Art Center’s main galler,. 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803, 914-738-2525, [email protected].

Monday, April 8

movement mondays: Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout from 10:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us! Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. This event is free, just call to RSVP: 1-646-476-1294 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens.

tuesday, April 9

disease management: CMO, Montefiore Care Management, offers free, interactive health education workshops for people with chronic health issues such as diabetes and respiratory conditions including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Family members are also invited to attend. The workshops are offered in English and Spanish at sites in the Bronx and Westchester. The discussion will be on Asthma from 10-11am. Montefiore Medical Group (MMG) Bronx East, 2300 Westchester Ave., Bronx.

wendesday, april 10

trade brooklyn: The Cardinal Trade Group will host Trade Brooklyn, at Stage 6 @ Steiner Studios, Brooklyn Naval Yard, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The 1010 WINS, TD Bank and 5 Borough Business Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., will jumpstart the show. CTG has planned a worthwhile, lively show for businesspeople, professionals, entrepreneurs and the public to network, market and promote their products and services. Connect with more than 100 premier exhibitors, attend free business seminars and panel discussion. Trade Brooklyn is free with pre-registration; $10 at the door. 5 Borough Breakfast is $25 with pre-registration. For exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, visit , call (347) 464-0777 or e-mail [email protected].

thursday, april 11

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.

sunday, april 14

island life: From the Cocos Island off of the coast of Costa Rica to the famed Galapagos, oceanic islands foster a vast array of wondrous cultures, biodiversity, and diverse environments. Join us for this Milstein Science Series program which explores what scientists have learned about island species since Darwin’s famous voyage on the Beagle brought him to the Galapagos in 1831, with a focus on current island discovery, adventure, and cutting-edge science. This program is hosted by Jenny Newell, assistant curator of Pacific Ethnology in the Museum’s Division of Anthropology; speakers include Christopher Filardi of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation; Chris Meyer, director of the Moorea Biocode Project at the Smithsonian Institute; and Jarod Miller, naturalist and zoologist, who will lead a live-animal presentation. Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192

law day: Rev. Dr. Fred Lucas and the Brooklyn Community Church in Fort Greene invite you to their annual law day at 11:00 a.m. The theme will be the emancipation proclamation – 150 years later. Public School 67, 51 St. Edwards St. (between Park & Myrtle avenues.) Parking lot available. For more information email [email protected].


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

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

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 info. on our Home Improvement Programs: 718-469-4679.

Compiled By Natalie Y. Henry

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