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saturday, march 9

family astronomy: Join us in the Hayden Planetarium for an evening of star-hopping, mythology, and stories of the sky. Astronomer and NASA Ambassador Laura Venner will guide our young astronomers and their families as they learn about the stars of the late-winter sky and practice skills in finding and identifying them. 6:30 p.m. Tickets $12; $10 Members American Museum of Natural History (Hayden Planetarium)

Sunday, March 10

Performing Arts: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2012-2013 Target Storytelling Series with “Sleeping Beauty.” All tickets are $7 and can be purchased by phone at (718)951-4500 (Tuesday – Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.), or online at Recommended for ages four and up.

The Sojourner truth project: Composer and bassist Avery Sharpe celebrates the life and work of African American abolitionist and woman’s rights activist Sojourner Truth. Sharpe stands at the heart of a jazz quintet featuring Onaje Allan Gumbs (piano), Yoron Israel (drums), Duane Eubanks (trumpet) and Tina Fabrique (vocals). 1:30 p.m. Central Library’s Dweck Center, at 10 Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights.

Milstein Ocean Eats: Free for Members or with Museum admission. Explore the relationship between humans and the oceans, from cultural traditions and fishing practices to sustainable seafood, and learn how to be a steward of Earth’s seas from 11am-4pm. American Museum of Natural History (Milstein Hall of Ocean Life)

Shellshocked Saving oysters to save ourselves: Free for Members or with Museum admission. Part of the Milstein Science Series, the film “SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves” follows efforts in New York Harbor to prevent the extinction of wild oyster reefs, which keep our oceans healthy by filtering water and engineering ecosystems. 5pm American Museum of Natural History (Kaufmann Theater)

tuesday, March 12

Women’s History Discussion Series: The YWCA of the City of New York will celebrate Women’s History Month with the Women Leaders of Social Change Speaker Series. The panel discussions will feature women leading social change locally and globally as well as introducing the leaders of tomorrow. Young Women Leaders: The Next Generation 8:30 am – 10:00 am. Hosted by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Speakers: Kate Krontiris, Principal,; Shamika Lee, Director of East Coast Sales, BET; Zerlina Maxwell, Political Strategist; Bonnie Oliva, Global Operations Director,, Moderator: Eva McKend, Sullivan County Reporter, YNN Hudson Valley at Time Warner Cable. 425 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y.

Wednesday, March 13

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) Grand Concourse, 2532 Grand Concourse, Bronx.

thursday, March 14

network meeting: Join the Brooklyn Coalition for a screening and panel discussion of Yuck! A fourth grader’s short documentary about school lunch at 6:30 p.m. Brooklyn Central Library, Dweck Auditorium 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.

workshop: Join us for a Tax Lien workshop for residents of the 11th and 12th district from 5:00-8:00p.m. 4101 White Plains Rd. (229th St. White Plains Rd) Bronx, N.Y., 10466 Community Board 12. Call 311 to apply or to see if your property is on the lien sale list. You can also look for your property on the list

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 8pm. 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

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 Road White Plains, N.Y. 10601

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 Avenue 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

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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