Friday, Feburary 8
Little- New Yorkers: Free with Museum Admission, for ages 3-5. Every Tuesday and Friday! Each class will include time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project. New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West between West 76th and West 77th streets.
Saturday, feburary 9
Chinese new year celebration: Chinese New Year returns to Pelham Art Center on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, with family- friendly activities commemorating the beginning of the Year of the Snake on Feb. 10! From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., local artist Lisa Yang Zimmerman will lead a paper-craft workshop, in which participants will create a festive snake puppet. At 2:30 p.m., members of Kwan’s Kung Fu Studio in Peekskill will perform a traditional Lion Dance, believed in Chinese culture to scare away evil spirits and to bring good luck. As part of our Folk Arts Series, this event is free and open to all ages. 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, N.Y 10803, 914-738-2525, [email protected].
Film Screening black power mixtape: This award-winning Swedish documentary mixes never-before-seen footage with modern commentary to chronicle the evolution of the Black Power Movement. The film features candid interviews with Stokely Carmichael, Angela Davis, Bobby Seal and others. The film starts at 7:30pm at Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th Street (between Malcolm X Blvd/Lenox and 7th Ave.). Discussion to follow film. Door donation $5. Snacks available at 7:00 p.m. For information, call 212-222-0633 or email [email protected]. This film is part of the Reel Resistance Film Series. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. www.socialism.com.
Musical: A Chorus Line, the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama this singular sensation is the longest-running American musical ever. Come meet the new generation of Broadway’s best. Tickets: $45, $40, $25 Children 12 and under, $10 any seat. 250 Bedford Park Blvd., West Bronx, New York 10468.
SUNday, Feburary 10
artist talk: DC Optics presents “Artist Talks” 390 Myrtle Ave. (between Vanderbilt and Clemont Aves.) 6:00 p.m.
saturday, feburary 16
Free tax prep: Ridgewood Savings Bank announced today that it will again be hosting ARIVA’s free Tax Preparation Days at four convenient Bronx locations. Hosted by Ridgewood’s White Plains Road branch and held at Community Board #12 – 4101 White Plains Road at 229th Street; (718) 882-0440. 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.
Music: Join us for Asia’s First-Class Symphonic Orchestra the China National Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will perform the opening movement from Guan Xia’s Requiem for the Earth, written in remembrance of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and Beethoven’s joyful Symphony No. 7. Prodigy pianist, Peng Peng, proclaimed by San Diego Arts to be “the real thing – an artist of both physical skill and intellectual insight,” joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Tickets: $40, $35, $25 Children 12 and under, $10 any seat. 250 Bedford Park Blvd., West Bronx, New York 10468.
Sunday, feburary 17
art exhibit: Timehri Transitions: Expanding Concepts in Guyana Art. Wilner Jennings Gallery presents “Gallery Talks” from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wilner Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba 219 East Second Ave. B, New York, NY 10009 (212)674-3939. Admission is Free.
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 Feburary 9
Self-Defense coURses: Five-week course combines physical and verbal self-defense skills with discussions on safety, prevention and violence de-escalation. FREE to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, and is offered on a sliding scale based on income for everyone else. Free childcare is also available. This course runs Saturdays, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Center for Anti-violence Education, 327 7th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, N.Y. (corner of 5th Ave.) Call or email today to sign up (718) 788-1775 and or [email protected].
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