Firday, Jaunary 11
Music: Global Noize presents “Sly Re-imagined” a re-visitation to the rich catalog and history of Sly & The Family Stone defined in the current venacular. The performance will feature Jason Miles, DJ Logic, Jay Rodriguez, Malika Zarra, Will Bernard, and Amanada Ruzza along with special guest Nona Hendryx, Will Calhoun,Cyro Baptista, and Maurice Brown. Showtime is 9:30 p.m., Drom 85 Ave A between 5 & 6 (212)777-1157
Film: Join us for the New York Historical Society’s inaugural film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Produced in conjunction with New York Historical’s exhibition WWII & NYC, this selection of classic films will show a broad scope of life during and after the most widespread and destructive conflict in human history. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:00 p.m. Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6:00-8:00 p.m.).
Saturday, January 12
Scavenger HunT: What does eighteenth-century tupperware look like? How about a nineteenth century toaster? In this program you’ll go on a family scavenger hunt in the New York Historical Society to uncover the kitchens of the past. Then we’ll cook together, making cinnamon toast from Scratch- everything from grinding the sugar to making butter by hand! You’ll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 1813…to 1913…to 2013! RSVP required at [email protected]: $10 materials fee, for ages eight and up. New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street) New York, N.Y. 10024.
SUnday, January 13
Storytime: Each week New York historical society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions. Do you stay inside or play outside when it snows? If you go outside you can make special tracks, snow angels, and snowballs. Young peter can’t wait to explore and play in the snow- join in his adventures by reading The Snowy Day! Recommended for children 4-7. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Activities: Celebrate one of America’s founding fathers at 1pm. See up close and hear the beautiful and rare sounds of a glass armonica – one of the many inventions by Ben Franklin or decorate your own Ben Franklin provebs plate to take home. Don’t forget to have some cake! For ages 4 and up. New York Historical Society 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street) New York, N.Y. 10024
Tuesday, January 15
ArTS: City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the encore run of its hit 2007 production “Pippi.” Pippi is a fresh retelling of the classic “Pippi Longstocking” tales by Astrid Lindgren, adapted for the stage by award winning playwright, Zakiyyah Alexander. Showtimes are from Tuesday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m, with an additional 2:30 p.m. performance each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Reservations are required Tickets are $5/children and $8/adults. For group rates and information on birthday parties please call (212)988-9093. The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is located in Central Park 81th street and Central Park West, just South of the Delacorte Theater.
Wenesday, january 16 – Saturday, January 19
Arts: Black Latina: The Play returns to the stages of New York City at Teatro La Tea. Whether dark- skinned or indeed African-American and Hispanic, Black Latina chronicles the journey of ones struggle identifying with both cultures. It deals with external factors from society to media as well as the internal viewpoints of family and friends. Appropiate for ages 13 and up. Showtime is at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $19.62. In addition to the 8:00 p.m. performance there will be a matinee performance on the 19th at 3:00 p.m. Teatro La Tea, 107 Suffolk Street 2ndFl. New York, N.Y. 10002. You can purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/299560.
Currently- january 27, 2013
EXHIBIT: Artist Noel Copeland and Michael Milton take recycled and reclaimed materials and transform them into works of art are featured in the latest exhibition staged at Clover’s Fine Art Gallery in downtown Brooklyn. Clover’s Fine Art Gallery 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201.
Holiday Train Show: All Aboard! Grand Central Terminal turns 100 in 2013! Our brand new Lionel layout features New York Central, Metro-North and the latest Grand Central Express trains racing North! Kids can join the Great Grand Central scavenger hunt! Meet the challenge weekdays 10:00 a.m. to noon. New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store is located at Grand Central Terminal, Shuttle Passage, next to Station Master’s Office Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 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 rubbermaid 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.
Foreclosure Services: Are 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.
Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry