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friday, march 22

panel: Join us for 2013 International Women’s Day Panel at 6:00 p.m. The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum-Women in Law and Politics. Panelists: Hon. Annette Robinson, Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin (Retired Judge), Hon. Slyvia Hinds-Radix (Justice, New York State Appellate Division) and Ms. Olanike Alabi. Sponsor: Alpha Kappa, Alpha Sorority, Atlantic Commons, 770 Fulton St. near Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn.

Disease management workshop: 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). DIABETES workshops will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Yonkers Public Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers.

Panel: Come join us for our panel “ The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum- Women in Law and Politics” at 6:00 p.m. panelist will include: Hon. Annette Robinson, Assembly Member, Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin (Retired Judge),Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix (Justice, New York State Appellate Division) and Ms. Olanike Alabi. This event is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Atlantic Commons. Atlantic Commons ,770 Fulton St. near Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn.

saturday, march 23

free mortgage modification & refinance workshop: Free Mortgage Modification & Refinance Workshop: Do you have concerns about your mortgage? Free assistance to homeowners with unaffordable mortgage payments, lost income, who have been denied a modification, those affected by Super-Storm Sandy and those who have problems paying their utility bills. Banks will be on site. Saturday March 23, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Where: PS 211, 1001 East 100 Street (the corner of Ave. J), Brooklyn, NY 11236. Please bring mortgage statements and one month of pay stubs. To RSVP., call 718.469.4679 or email [email protected] Sponsored by NHS of East Flatbush, a not for profit housing organization.

Sunday, march 24

Celebration: The Bushwick Parish United Methodist Church Hospitality Team, Beverley Kirby, Chair invite you to join us for a celebration 100th birthday of Madeline Willams. There will be 11:00 a.m. worship and a 12:30 p.m. luncheon at the church 1139 Bushwick Ave. (Corner of Madison) Special invited guest and special music and singing.

perfromance: Join us on an unforgettable trip back in time through the eyes of Simon, a young boy who was forced to leave his home in Spain in 1492 from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. During this journey you’ll hear the music and poetry of the Sephardic Jewish culture and learn some Ladino (the language of Judeo-Spanish culture). Sponsored by Tiger Baron. Ticket price includes Museum admission for the day. Members $5, Non Members $14, children under 1 are free. All Ages. 145 Brooklyn Ave. (at St. Marks Avenue), Brooklyn.

Easter Egg Hunt! 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Entry times: 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.) Join us on our big Museum egg hunt! Will they hold prizes, treats or golden tickets? Exhibit areas will be divided by age groups with timed entry tickets, so even the littlest hunters are sure to find treasures! Don’t forget to bring a basket to collect your treasures. After the hunt, join us in a private craft area for family fun! Limited tickets on sale now in person at our admissions desk or on our website – Reserve your egg hunt session today. For this special event, the museum will be closed to non Eggs-Travaganza ticket holders until 12:00 p.m. All Ages Ticket price includes Museum admission for the day. Members $5, Non Members $14, children under 1 are free. All Ages. 145 Brooklyn Ave. (at St. Marks Avenue), Brooklyn.

Monday, March 18-sunday, march 24

tax Prep: Liberty Tax Service located in White Plains, N.Y. is giving away tax preparation services to those who so selflessly serve, protect, educate, and assist local communities and the Liberty offices that operate within them. Liberty Tax will offer free tax preparations to all the “Healthy Living Appreciation Week” will offer gym staff members, personal trainers, dieticians, and recreational centers staff the opportunity to have their tax return prepared for free.

saturday, march 23 & sunday, march 24

theatre: New York Theatre Ballet presents “Sleeping Beauty” on Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St., NYC. Tickets are $36 for children and $41 for adults and are available for purchase at or by calling 800-982-2787. “Sleeping Beauty” is one hour with no intermission and is appropriate for ages three and up.

Monday, march 25

reading: St. Francis College is proud to present, The Rainbow Bridge of Light: Voices From the Universe, a reading of peotry and prose by members of Professor Mitch Levenberg’s Senior Citizen writing class from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. St. Francis College-Founders Hall, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. 11201.

tuesday, March 26

Spring Skies: A Comet is Coming! Most comets — those dazzling, mysterious visitors from the depths of space — turn out to be unimpressive sky objects, but in July 2011, astronomers in Hawaii using a special robotic telescope found a comet that shows some promise to put on a good show during March 2013. We can talk about the historical and scientific importance of comets and then, using the Zeiss IX projector, show just where to look for the new Comet PANSTARRS. Come see Joe Raoat 6:30 pm, Hayden Planetarium Space Theater$15; $13.50 Members, students, seniors

Thursday, March 28

Housing opportunities: Learn about Housing Court and Affordable Housing Opportunities. Invited speakers include: Hon. Cheryl Gonzales, Housing Court Judge, Pratt Area Community Council (PACC). Teen Challenge Center 444 Clinton Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Ms. Olanike Alabi & the 57th A.D. Democratic Organization.

Open-Forum: Join the Community Affiars Bureau and NYC Comissions of Human Rights in an open-forum to address any issue or concerns that you may have from 7-8pm. Sesame Flyers International, Inc. 3510 Church Avenue Brooklyn New York 11203.

Friday, march 29

SBA Annoucement:The U. S. Small Business Administration has extended the deadline for Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York to return applications for physical damage to March 29, 2013. Additional details on the locations of other Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing).

Insurance Claim: Will be hosting FREE informational presentations on How to Maximize the value of your property Insurance claim from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Speakers will include licensed insurance insurance adjuster Lee Corey. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, 2750 Gerritsen Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y>

saturday, march 30

Writers conference: Join us at the National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium. A Tribute to the Life and Works of Toni Cade Bambara from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. General Donations: $10, Student/Faculty/ Senior Donations: $5 (Valid ID required onsite), and Closing Reception Suggested Donations: $30. On-line registration ends: Thursday, March 28, 2013. Founders Auditorium, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225

Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, march 31

Museum: Peter Rabbit visits the Museum! 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. & 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Beatrix Potter’s favorite rabbit Peter will make a special appearance at Brooklyn Children’s Museum! Join us for crafts, programs and lively book readings about the magical world of Peter Rabbit and his friends in Mr. McGregor’s Garden. All Ages

monday, March 25 – sunday, March 31

Tax Prep: Liberty Tax will give free tax preparation to all non-profit organizations staff member and all volunteers during “Volunteer and Non-profit Appreciation Week.” Taxpayers can contact the local Liberty Tax location by calling 914-997-9711. Liberty Tax does take appointments but they are not necessary.


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 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday & 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.

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.

Home Improvement: Did your roof collapse? Does your brolier need replacement? Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? NHS of East Flatbush can assist you. For information on home improvement programs, call (718)469-4679.

Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry

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