saturday, March 16
Panel discussion: A presentation and panel discussioon on aligning transportation planning with land use and development in Brooklyn’s “Gateway” District at 10:30 a.m. YWCA of Brooklyn, 30 3rd Ave. (c/o Atlantic Ave.) To RSVP, contact [email protected]
performing Arts: Brooklyn College (BCBC) continues its 2012-2013 Season with The Freddy Cole Quartet at 8:00 p.m. 2010 Grammy nominee Freddy Cole presents a glorious tribute to the songbooks of Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and his older brother Nat “King” Cole. Tickets are $36 and can be purchased at (718)951-4500 (Tues. – Sat., 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org.
Gotham: Writers in the City: Nathan Englander. Novelist and short-story writer Englander discusses his latest book, “What We Talk about When We Talk about Anne Frank,” with WNYC’s Leonard Lopate. 4:00 p.m. Brooklyn Library Central Library’s Dweck Center, at 10 Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights.
Monday, March 11-sunday,march 17
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 nurses, doctors, therapists, and all hospital staff, just stop by during “Hospital Appreciation Week.” Liberty Tax Services, 150 East Post Rd., White Plains, N.Y. 10601
tuesday, march 19
series: Join The YWCA of the City of New York to celebrate Women’s History Month with the Women Leaders of Social Change Speaker Series. Local Leaders: What’s Next for Women in New York City (8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) Speakers will include: Andrea Davis Shapiro, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Commission on Women’s Issues; Michelle Kaminsky, Esq. Author of “Reflections of a Domestic Violence Prosecutor: Suggestions for Reform.” Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, Deputy Borough President, Manhattan Moderator: Catherine Keating, Head of Investment Management Americas, JPMorgan Chase. Hosted by JPMorgan Chase, 270 Park Ave., New York, N.Y.
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 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. MMG Bronx East, 2300 Westchester Ave., Bronx
thursday, march 21
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). ASTHMA/ (COPD) workshops will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. MMG Bronx East, 2300 Westchester Ave., Bronx
friday, march 22
panel: Join us for 2013 International Women’s Day Panel at 6pm. 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.
career: “Create your own job” Pastor Dennis Dillon provides you with practical steps to Breakthru to Freedom in 2013. This is for those seeking self-employment or entrepreneurial opportunites. Learn about display tables for Not-for-profit Business Resource Centers and about exhibit opportunities available for businesses with sales or marketing opportunites. RSVP today to reserve your seminar materials. Call Min. Shermaine Sacasa at 718-638-6397, x19 to secure your space as an exhibitor or attendee now!
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
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 – brooklynkids.org. 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 www.ticketmaster.com 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.
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
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 prep 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.
Until march 9
Timehri Transitions: Expanding Concepts in Guyana Art. The artist will include Damali Abrams, Carl Anderson, Dudley Charles, Victor Davson, Marlon Forrester, Gregory A. Henry, Saddiq Khan, Donald Locke, Andrew Lygt, Bernadette Persaud, Keisha Scarville, and Arlington Weithers. The curator will be Carl E. Hazelwood. The gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Wilner Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, 219 East Second Ave. B, New York, New York 10009, (212)674-3939. Admission is free.
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.
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