Saturday, July 28
Flea Market St. Gregory the Great RC Church, corner of St. Johns Place and Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, Brooklyn, is hosting a Flea Market and Food Sale, 12 noon – 6:00 p.m. For general information and information on tables, call (718) 493-0361.
Community Fair New Life Tabernacle Church, 4905 Ave. D, Brooklyn, presents its annual Community Fair, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. featuring free amusement rides and refreshments, games, prizes along with health screenings, educational materials and giveaways from business vendors representing various industries. For information, call (718) 804-0040 or Mr. Gardner, director, at (347) 962-0481.
J’Ouvert Roy Pierre and Associates presents J’Ouvert Band Launch party, “Harlequins and Pierrots,” 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. at the mas camp, Charl-Ena Chateau, 3820 Church Ave., corner East 39 St., Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 282-1229.
Stay Fit, Have Fun Eastern Queens Alliance Inc. presents free fitness classes featuring Capoeira with Eric Fungo focusing on basic martial arts movments including escapes and attacks, helping to develop core strength, tone muscles, improve reflexes, flexibility and agility, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday 7/28 and 8/4 at the Idelwild Cricket Field in Idlewild Park Preserve, 223 St. & 148 Ave. Springfield Gardens. No prior expeirence necessary. For information and directions, call (347) 824-2301 or [email protected].
Spay/Neuter Clinics Petland Discounts and the ASPCA Mobile Unit are offering dog and cat spay and neuter clinics in Queens on 7/28 at 3720 Main St., between 38 and 39 avenues, Flushing; on 7/29 at 171-33 Hillside Ave., between 171 and 172 streets, Jamaica and on 7/30 at 71-08 Kissena Blvd, between Aguilar and 71, Kew Garden Hills. All clinics start at 7:00 a.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
Beer Tasting The Ithaca Beer Company will be featuring their Nut Brown Ale, CascaZilla and Apricot Wheat Ale at the beer tasting hosted by The New York Historical Society, Robert H. Smith Gallery South, 170 Central Park West, N.Y., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. You must be 21+ to enjoy our tasting program. For admission and general information, call the Museum’s office at (212) 873-3400 or visit www.nyhistory.org.
Sunday, July 29
Jamaica’s Independence The Consul General of Jamaica-NY invites you to celebrate Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence at the Annual Serivce of Thanksgiving at The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr., N.Y. at 4:00 p.m. (seating at 3:30 p.m.) For information, call (212) 935-9000 ext. 121 and 123.
Tuesday, July 31
Summerstage in SI Summerstage Concert Series presents Keith Murray, rapper, entertainer, actor and member of the rap trio Def Squad along with Redman and Erick Sermon in concert at Tappen Park, Staten Island, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For information, visit www.summerstage.org.
Thursday, August 2
Free Music at BAM BAM presents its continuing R&B Festival featuring Blitz the Ambassador offering a combination of African idioms with rapping, 12 noon at Metrotech concert stage located on the lawn at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn between Jay St. amd Flatbush Ave. where Myrtle Ave. ends. For information, visit BAM.org.Metrotech or call (718) 636-4100.
Friday, August 3
Puppet Mobile Summerstage Concert Series presents CityParks Puppet Mobile featuring Bessie’s Big Shot where Bessie the cow dreams of being in the circus, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Tappen Park, Staten Island. For ages 2-8 years. For information, visit www.summerstage.org.
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.
Passport Fridays 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 evening 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.
Wyckoff Farmhouse 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.
Peer-to-Peer Course 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.
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 Leffers avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.seedsinthemidle.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.
Summer Repairs 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.
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.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein