Tuesday, August 7
National Night Out:
The 8th Precinct and Community and Youth Council present National Night Out Against Crime 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Fort Greene Park, corner of Dekalb Ave. and Washington Park, Brooklyn. Meet and greet your neighbors, police officers, local elected officials and enjoy free rides, food and information. For more information, call Dee at (917) 217-9802 or PO Sergeant or PO Braithwaite at (718) 636-6526.
Wednesday, August 8
The NY Mets and CACCI is sponsoring the Second Annual Caribbean Heritage Night at Citi Field Stadium, Queens, 6:00 p.m., featuring Spirit Awards, musical entertainment and celebration of Caribbean culture and the Mets home game against the Marlins. For group sales contact CACCI at (718) 834-4544. To purchase individual tickets for the Promenade Reserved Seating and Big Apple Reserved Seating go to www.mets.com/caribbean.
The NY Public Library and Souleo Enterprises presents a juice-making workshop with expert mixologist Brandi Kowalski where patrons will learn how to make healthy drinks, 5:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Grange Library, 503 West 145 St., N.Y. Samples of the drinks are availble on a first come-first served basis. For information, visit www.nypl.org or www.souleouniverse.com.
Thursday, August 9
Free Music at BAM:
BAM presents its continuing R&B Festival featuring Aloe Blacc, a multi-instrumentalist and singer featuring neo-soul and mournful blues, 12 noon at Metrotech concert stage located on the lawn at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn between Jay St. and Flatbush Ave. where Myrtle Ave. ends. For information, visit BAM.org.Metrotech or call (718) 636-4100.
Friday, August 10
The Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave., between 121 and 122 streets, Harlem, N.Y. is hosting the Jazz-By-Riverside Concert, “A call from Mama Africa…”, raising funds for Sister Nana Zakia’s Village in Assin Kruwa in Ghana, West Africa, in the 10th Floor Tower, Overlook Terrace, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. For tickets, call Ms. Tucker at (917) 402-6925 or Sister Zakia at (347) 737-2908.
Saturday, August 11
Stay Fit, Have Fun:
Eastern Queens Alliance is offering free fitness classes at Idlewild Cricket Field in Idlewild Park Preserve, 223 St. and 148 Ave., Springfield Gardens, N.Y. featuring Danceyogalates with insturctor Beverley A. Brown leading attendees through stretching and toning exercises from yoga and pilates as well as light aerobic dance movements, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. No experience necessary. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or beach towel. For information and directions, call (347) 824-2301.
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].
Applications are now being accepted for the Norman Cole Community Internship Program for in school youth 10 – 12 years with good grades and good manners and will offer development workshops, field trips, stipends, summer employment, scholarships, weekend retreats, volunteer experiences and more. Space is limited. For more details and/or to obtain a CIP application, contact Mr.
Cole at (212) 714-4531.
LC Out of Doors:
Lincoln Center Out of Doors begins its 42nd season with free performances and events on the plazas of Lincoln Center, 7/25 – 8/12. All events are free; no tickets required. Visit LCOutofDoors.org for complete schedule or call (212) 875-5766 to request a brochure.
Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Musuem of Art for free weekly outdoor festivities featuring a different live dance performance, concert, and/or film screening from Cuba, Egypt, West Indies, Taiwan, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, every Friday evenings thru 8/24, dance/music begins at 6:30 p.m., films at 8:00 p.m. at the Queens Museum of Art, New York City Bldg., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For information, email [email protected], call (718) 592-9700 or visit www.queensmuseu.org/event/target-passport-fridays.
Visit The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Rd., at Ralph Ave., Brooklyn, featuring yoga, hands-on art, story workshops, summer farm and garden camp, guided tours and more. For individual events, summer hours, museum admission and general information call, (718) 629-5400 or visit www.wyckoffassociation.org.
NAMI East Flatbush is offering a Peer-to-Peer, 10-week program for people living with any serious mental illness who wish to establish and maintain their wellness and recovery, taught by trained mentors and including topics on understanding psychiatric disorders and medication; addressing stigma, discrimination, relationship issues, relapse prevention plan, survival skills and more, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. starting Wed., Sept. 26, 2012 at Kings County Hospital, 451 Clarkson Ave., R Bldg., Room 3022, Brooklyn. Space is limited (class capacity 15). Register now with NAMI East Flatbush at (718) 512-5269 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.
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 Leffers avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.seedsinthemidle.org.
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.
The NHS of East Flatbush is offering The Financial Capabilities and Coaching Program focusing on helping you reach your goals such as paying off bills, saving for a home, improving credit scores and more. For more information, call (718) 469-4679.
Food Stamp Outreach:
Find out if you are eligible to receive Food Stamp benefits! A representative from the NYC Human Resources Administration will be available to assist you with eligibility pre-screening and to answer any questions every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Community Board 12, 4101 White Plains Road at 229 St., Bronx. For more information, call (718) 881-4455.
Warmer weather is home repair weather. Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? NHS of East Flatbush can assist you. For more information on our Home Improvement Programs, call (718) 469-4679.
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.
Stop. Breath. Relax. Join Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice combining Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation and Chinese healing, taught by Daniel Weicher, certified teacher in Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Moore Street Market, 110 Moore St., entrance on Humbolt St., Brooklyn. Donations are appreciated. Call (914) 673-6016 for information.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein