Friday, June 8
The 46th Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence will be celebrated at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., honoring Guyanese who have distinguished themselves in the media, film, radio, TV, music and more followed by a “Taste of Guyana Reception” with back-home food, music and drinks in the Rotunda. For detailed information, call Patricia Jordon-Langford at (917) 541-4101 or the Consulate at (212) 947-5115.
Saturday, June 9
Poets, Rapper, Singers
The Baychester Library, 2049 Asch Loop North, Bronx, presents “A Versified Voyage” featuring Beverly Chavies, Bob McNeil and a special guest sharing poems and songs along with an open mic jam session for poets, rappers and singers, 2:00 p.m. For information, call the Library at (718) 379-6700.
Book & DVD Sale
Friends of Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Ave. at Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, will be holding a sale featuring books, DVD’s, VHS’s, CD’s and more including fun family activities to help benefit programs and materials at the library, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For information, call (718) 398-8713.
Jazz: Booklyn’s Beat
The Heart of Booklyn and WBGO 88.3 FM present Jazz: Brooklyn’s Beat featuring Samba with the Sea Lions, 12 noon, at the Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn. Free with Zoo admission. For information, call (718) 965-8900.
Adidas Grand Prix and Irie Jamboree present adidas Jamboree After Track Meet Concert honoring Jamaica and Trinidad’s 50th Independence and celebrating our athletes’ road to the 2012 Olympics, at Icahn Stadium, Randall’s Island, N.Y. Track meet and concert 1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For tickets online, visit www.adidasgrandprix.com or www.iriejamradio.com (use promo code IRIEJAMAGP for discount) or for information, call 888.IRIE.NYC.
The Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc. invites you to participate in its Community Cafe, a neighborhood conversation focusing on educating children, how to ensure children are achieving at the highest possible levels and exploring ways to raise student achievement, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon at York College, CUNY, Faculty Dining Room, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, Queens. Breakfast served. For information and to RSVP, visit [email protected] or call (347) 824-2301.
Sunday, June 10
Petland Discounts and the ASPCA Mobile Unit are offering dog and cat spay/neuter clinics in Queens on Sunday, June 10 at the Stop & Shop Center, 7414 Grand Ave., Maspeth; Monday, June 11 at 3720 Main St., between 38 and 39 avenues, Flushing and at 134-40 Springfield Blvd., corner of Merrick Blvd., Springfield Gardens; and Friday, June 15 at 55-52 Myrtle Ave., between Cypress and Putnam, Ridgewood, all beginning at 7:00 a.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
Monday, June 11
Jazzy Mondays presents The Donald Smith Quartet featuring performances by young musicians from PS 3, PS 5, PS 137 and IS 113, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. at Claver Place, Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 857-1427, (917) 757-0170 or to RSVP, email [email protected].
LeAp’s student artists of 10 public middle schools from all five boroughs will present their large-scale public artworks transformed onto lunchroom tables addressing social issues in their communities, 9:00 a.m. at 219X at Claremont Park at top of park near gazebo where Teller Ave. meets Morris Ave. off East Mt. Eden Ave. and 10:30 a.m. at Accion Academy at Crotona Park, in front of tennis house along Crotona Ave. between Claremont Pkwy. and Crotona Park North, Bronx. For information, visit www.leapnyc.org.
Tuesday, June 12
[email protected] presents Paquito D’Rivera: Boleros de Chopin, on saxophone and clarinet and accompanied by trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums and percussion, Tuesday – Sunday, June 12-17, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 5th Fl., Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60 S., N.Y. For tickets, information and to RSVP, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.
LeAp’s student artists of 10 public middle schools from all five boroughs will present their large-scale public artworks transformed onto lunchroom tables addressing social issues in their communities, 9:00 a.m. at Salk School of Science at Augustus Saint-Gaudens Playground, Second Ave. at 19 St. and 11:00 a.m. at 169M at Central Park, at basketball courts by Great Lawn, entrance at 85 St., Manhattan. For information, visit www.leapnyc.org.
Wednesday, June 13
The Memory Center and the Alzheimers Poetry Project launch the Memory Arts Cafe with jazz singer Louise Rogers and pianist Mark Kross performing well known jazz standards, 6:00 p.m. at the New York Memory Center, 199 14 St., near Fourth Ave., Brooklyn. Admission free. For information, call (718) 499-7701 or visit alzpoetry.com.
LeAp’s student artists of 10 public middle schools from all five boroughs will present their large scale public artworks transformed onto lunchroom tables addressing social issues in their communities, 10:00 a.m. at 53K at Detective Joseph Mayrose Park, Seventh Ave., between 17 and 18 streets and 12 noon at Mark Twain at Kaiser Park, Neptune Ave. at 27 St., Brooklyn. For information, visit www.leapnyc.org.
Thursday, June 14
The Pines will stage a special concert in celebration of their new album “Dark So Gold” showcasing a blend of indie-folk, rock and blues, 7:30 p.m. at Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafeyette St., N.Y. For tickets and information, call (212) 539-8778.
LeAp’s student artists of 10 public middle schools from all five boroughs will present their large-scale public artworks transformed onto lunchroom tables addressing social issues in their communities, 10:00 a.m. at 75Q at Forest Park, Jackson Point Playground, corner of Myrtle Ave. and Park Lane South and 12 noon at 9Q at Juniper Valley Park, near flagpole at Juniper Blvd. South at 78 St., Queens. For information, visit www.leapnyc.org.
Arts and Culture Fest
The Creative Side presents an arts and culture festival featuring artists, crafters, designers and vendors with fashion items, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, home decor, ceramics, photography and crafts, Saturdays thru Oct. 20, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Parkside Plaza, intersection of Ocean and Parkside avenues, Brooklyn. For information, visit www.artsculturefest.com or call (347) 224-4295.
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.
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.
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 home improvement programs, call (718) 469-4679.
The Flatbush Development Corporation, NHS of East Flatbush and the Center for N.Y. City Neighborhoods are offering free foreclosure intervention services and referral for legal assistance. To schedule an appointment, call (718) 469-4679.
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.
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 Ida Eisenstein