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Saturday, July 14

Stay Fit, Have Fun The Eastern Queens Alliance is offering free fitness classes featuring yoga with Leslie Taylor focusing on posture, breath control and meditation, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. at Idlewild Cricket Field in Idlewild Park Preserve, 223 St. and 148 Ave., Springfield Gardens, N.Y. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. For information and directions call (347) 824-2301 or [email protected]

Blues and Soul Local blues favorites Renee and The Derelicts (redux) perform two sets of classic and original blues and soul tunes at 78 Below (formerly the P&G Cafe), 380A Columbus Ave., at 78 St., Manhattan, 10:00 p.m. No cover. For information, call (212) 787-5150 or

Cancer Walk Patients and famlies, local community and pediatric cancer specialists from The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore will hold a 1.5-mile walk to “Stomp Out Sarcoma”, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon at Van Cordtlandt Park, 240 St. entrance at Broadway, Bronx, N.Y. After walk, lunch will be served and arts-n-crafts activities will be available for children. For information, call Montefiore Medical Center at (718) 920-4011.

Poems and Songs The Morris Park Library, 985 Morris Park Ave., Bronx, N.Y., presents “A Versified Voyage” with Beverly Chavies, Bob McNeil and special guest performer sharing poems and songs, celebrating freedom, love, the summer season at the proud history of the Bronx, and also featuring an open mic jam session for attendees, 2:30 p.m. For information, call the library at (718) 931-0636.

Vaccination Clinic Petland Discounts and Luv My Pet is offering low cost dog and cat vaccination clinics in Queens at 34-60 48 St., between 48 and Northern, Long Island City, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; 91-08 Atlantic Ave., Pathmark Shopping Center, Ozone Park, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and on 7/15 at 43-10 Ditmars Blvd, Laguardia Center, Long Island City, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 8989 Union Turnpike, Stop & Shop Center, Glendale, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. For information call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.

Beer Tasting The New York Historical Society presents a beer tasting event featuring Genesee Cream Ale, Dundee Pilsner, Dundee Pale Bock and others, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Robert H. Smith Gallery South at the N.Y. Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, N.Y. You must be 21 years + to enjoy the program. For information, call the Museum at (212) 873-3400 or online at

Monday, July 16

Theater Festival The Midtown International Theater Festival presents its 13th season of full-length plays and musicals, running thru Aug. 5 at the June Havoc Theatre and the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W 36 St., 1st Fl. For information on complete listings, times and venue, visit

Spay/Neuter Clinic Petland Discounts and the ASPCA Mobile Unit is offering a dog and cat spay and neuter clinic in Queens at 30-28 Steinway St., between 30 and 31 avenues, Astoria and on 7/19 at 37-55 82 St., between 37 and Roosevelt, Jackson Heights, 7:00 a.m. at both venues. For information, contact Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.

Thursday, July 19

Free Music at BAM BAM presents its continuing R&B Festival featuring Orchestre Poly-Rythmo playing a blend of Afrobeat, vodoun music, and James Brown-inspired funk, 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 or call (718) 636-4100.

Saturday, July 21

Stay Fit, Have Fun The Eastern Queens Alliance is offering free fitness classes featuring Line Dancing with instructor Barbara Fraser offering line dancing to all kinds of music, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., at Idlewild Cricket Field in Idlewild Park Preserve, 223 St. and 148 Ave., Springfield Gardens, N.Y. For information and directions, call (347) 824-2301 or [email protected].


Acting Contest Registration is being held for the CNS Acting Contest, July to August, at TRS Business Center, 44 East 32 St., 11th Fl., off Park Ave., by appointment only. For detailed information, actual contest dates, rules and for registration, contact Norman Cole at (212) 714-4531.

NY Historical Museum The New York Historical Society Museum and Library, 170 Central Park West, N.Y., is pleased to announce that a rare copy of the “Stone” facsimili of the Declaration of Independence, one of approximately 50 in existence, will be on display in the Judith and Howard Berkowitz Sculpture Court thru July 15. For information on this and other Museum events, call (212) 873-3400.

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 5-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 5 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

Computer TrainingMount 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 Develop;ment VCorp., NHS of East Flatbush and the Center for N.Y.C. Neighborhoods are offering free services and assistance. Referrals for free legal assitance are also available. To schedule an appointment call (718) 469-4679.

SummerStage Kids City Parks Foundation presents SummerStage Kids, a unique, interactive family festival presenting free performing arts events at park locations citywide featuring dance, music, storytellers, theatre, contemporary circus juggling, poetry, puppetry and including expanded day programs where families enjoy at full day of family entertainment and adults are invited to stay for an evening concert and film. For complete schedule for all programming, visit

Compiled by Ida Eisenstein

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