Saturday, December 8
Christmas Caroling: Bronx Terminal Market is kicking off the holiday season with an exciting celebration for the entire family. Join caroling by The Bronx Opera. There will be free hot chocolate courtesy of Applebee’s, Home Depot’s Kids Workshop, Coca-Cola beverages, samples and raffle giveaways! Also pick up Bronx Terminal Market’s Official Holiday Shopping Guide for a list of the hotttest gifts of the season and tons of promotions and offerings exclusively available at Bronx Terminal Market stores and restaurants. Located at 610 Exterior St., Bronx, N.Y.
Sunday, December 9
Christmas Party: United Progressive Brotherhood & Praise Internationational Worship & Deliverance Center will host a children’s Christmas party between 3:00-6:00 p.m., located 590 Livonia Ave. between Georgia & Sheffield, Brooklyn, New York 11207. Toys for kids 1-10 years.
Monday, December 10
Arts: The multi-talented Alex DeSuze returns to the Indian Road Café to host the “No Name Uptown Cabaret Second Monday” monthly singers showcase. DeSuze, whose background includes acting, directing and singing at venues throughout the NYC-metro area, will be joined by guest musical director Marilynn Seits. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. but sign-up starts at 6:45 p.m., no cover, no minimum and for additional information, call 212 942-7451. For more “No Name” information, go to www.nonamenyc.com.
Wednesday, December 12
Arts: Memory Arts Café is a series of free art events for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers and the general public and is co-produced by New York Memory Center and the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project. This special holiday season Memory Arts Café will highlight the artists of the New York Memory Center in performance. Free & open to the public. Join our artists as they lead the audience in the creation of a new work featuring music, dance, poetry and collage. Champagne and desserts will be served 199 14th St. at 4th Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11215 (Take the R to Prospect Ave.) For info: call (718) 499-7701 or visit alzpoetry.com.
Thursday, December 13- Saturday, December 15
Arts: Greeting friends, family, and theater enthusiasts, Gilli, is a portrait of a family in the midst of a breakdown. It chronicles a year in the life of the Fletchers as they deal with the fallout from the mental incapacitation of their shining star. The performance takes place at The Actors Fund Arts Center: 160 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201 (between Smith St. & Hoyt St.). Tickets are available at:
Website: aduri.brownpapertickets.com Box Office: (800) 838-3006
Friday, December 14
Arts: Jazz song stylist Paulette McWilliams has recorded and toured with some of the world’s greatest musical artists, such as: Quincy Jones, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, among others, and in commercials as a jingle specialist. Now, she is sharing her dynamic voice and solo work in two musical concerts, Telling Stories (also the name of her critically–acclaimed album) with The Nat Adderly Jr. Quartet on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and at 9:00 p.m. at Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York (Convent Avenue and West 135th Street on City College’ campus) New York, N.Y. 10031. For more information and ticket sales visit: www.adhatccny.org or call Aaron Davis Hall Box office at 212.650.6900.
Tuesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 30
Museum Exhibit: The Louis Armstrong House Museum is offering a special 40-minute, guided interpretive tour. The Historic Holiday House tours beginning Dec. 4 -Dec. 30 with regular museum admission. The Historic Holiday House Tour is the only preserved home of a jazz legend in the world, all of the furnishings are original.The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, New York. Admission is $10.00, $7.00 for seniors, students and children and free LAHM members and children under four. Groups with reservations enjoy a discount on admission.
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
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.
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.
Financial Coaching: 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.
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 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.
Tai Chi: 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 Natalie Y. Henry