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saturday, MARCH 2

tax prep: Ridgewood Savings Bank announced recently that it will again be hosting ARIVA’s free Tax Preparation Days at four convenient Bronx locations. Tax Prep will be held at Soundview branch – 1626 Bruckner Boulevard; (718) 589-1323 from 9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bronx residents are eligible for free tax filing if they are single with no dependents and earn less than $25,000 or file with dependents and earn less than $50,000. Since space is limited, qualifying taxpayers must call the branch that is hosting the session in advance to schedule an appointment.

Gang & Gun Symposium: Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes invites you to a Gang & Gun Violence Symposium at the Emmanuel Baptist Church. 36 St. James Place near Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn Contact: (718)250-2693

Saturday & Sunday, MARCH 2 & 3

Dance: Dancewave is proud to announce the return of the “Kids Cafe Festival Goes to College” at the Kumble Theater of Performing Arts at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. “Kids Cafe Festival Goes to College” is designed to provide a much needed service to the dance community by introducing interested high school students to college dance options and bringing new dancers into the dance field. The college theme is a twist on Dancewave’s annual “Kids Cafe Festival,” a popular community event now in its 19th year that invites high school dancers from all over New York City. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 with valid student ID, $12 kids under 12 yrs., group rates available. To purchase tickets: (718) 488-1624, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Kumble Theater of Performing Arts, Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street, Brooklyn.

Monday, March 4

Presentation: Matrimonial law and Contestes Divorce Proceedings in New York City: A Presentation by the Brooklyn Bar Association. The presentation will take place from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St.- Brooklyn. To register, call (718) 624-0675.

Friday, March 8

learning Center: Classes for everyone include screenwriting, write a book or movie script, create a resume, how to create wealth, get/ keep spouse, start a business and manage anger/conflict through art. The open house from 10:00 a.m. – 7:0 p.m. The party starts at 7:00 p.m. til 10:00 p.m. $10 donation. 147-12 Archer Ave., Jamaica, N.Y. Call (718)297-3720 or visit

Community Learning Center: Grand Opening party from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 147-12 Archer Ave, Queens. For more information, call (718) 291-1094.

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.


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 Avenue, 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.

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.

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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