Friday, June 1
Dancewave Dancewave presents “Spring Celebration 2012” featuring a showcase of modern dance performed by Dancewave’s pre-professional youth dance companies ranging in age from 10-19 years at the Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn Campus, One University Plaza, Brooklyn, Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, 8:00 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.dancewave.org/spring celebration.
Saturday, June 2
Prayer Brunch United Peoples Inclusive is hosting successive Entrepreneurial Prayer Brunch, Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 10, both at 11:00 a.m. at UPI Community Center, 1601 Nostrand Ave., between Snyder and Tilden, Brooklyn. Donation for Brunch. For information, contact Bro. Austin Tuitt at (718) 284-4453.
Health Fair Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial Fund Inc.’s Annual Community Health Fair featuring free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar, height and weight, HIV, nutrition counseling, activities for kids and more will be held 12 noon – 5:00 p.m. at 167 Linden Blvd., corner of Rogers Ave., Brooklyn. For information, call (631) 673-0133.
Netball The Caribbean American Netball Association presents Netball Opening Day, 10:00 a.m. at Lincoln Terrace Park, between Eastern Parkway and East New York Ave. Come and be a part of a day full of fun, live entertainment and exciting netball! For more information, visit cananetball.org or call (347) 921-2262.
Women’s Conference Inspiring Tree Consulting presents Elevated Ladies Unite Conference 2012 for aspiring women entrepreneurs and women entrepreneurs, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 9 Centre St., Hempstead, N.Y. Attire: Business Casual. For information on tickets and registration, call (516) 532-2181 or email [email protected].
Jazz: Brooklyn Beat Heart of Brooklyn and WBGO 88.3 FM presents Jazz: Brooklyn’s Beat with the Chuck Braman Quartet featuring Behn Gillece at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, 12 noon and 2:30 p.m. Admission Free. for information call (718) 623-7200.
Health Fair The St. Alban’s Health Guild, 9408 Farragut Road, Brooklyn, presents its 24th Annual Health Fair, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., featuring free screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, vision, asthma, nutritional counseling, fire safety, EPIC, long term care and medicare as well as mammograms to women 40+ years for which you must register at (800) 564-7284. For additional information, call (718) 257-0706 or (718) 444-4351.
Sunday, June 3
Strawberry Festival Council Member James Gennaro along with N.Y. Parks and Recreation present the “Strawberry Festival” at Utopia Playground, Utopia Pkwy & 73rd Ave., Fresh Meadows, Queens, 12 noon – 4:00 p.m., featuring a petting farm, inflatables, arts and crafts, music and more. Visit 311 Online or dial 311 for all Parks and Recreation information.
Care Congress Caring Across Generations is a new campaign for quality care jobs, support for workers and people receiving care and dignified quality of life for all focusing on caring for seniors, people with disabilities, family caregivers, home care workers, domestic workers, children and families, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Pace University, One Pace Plaza, N.Y. Food, interpretation and childcare will be provided. To RSVP, visit bit.ly/NYCareCongress and for more information, contact Ms. Willingham-Jaggers at (212) 701-9478.
Children’s History The N.Y. Historical Society, Dimenna Children’s History Museum, 1780 Central Park West, N.Y. presents Sunday Story Hour featuring tales of N.Y.C. and the people who make it great, 11:30 a.m. Story hour repeated on June 10, 17, and 24. Free with Museum admission. For general information and Museum hours, call (212) 485-9293.
Monday, June 4
Jazzy Mondays Jazzy Mondays presents Ala Kande and poetry by the Sisters 3 as well as 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 (718) 753-3302 or RSVP to [email protected].
Tuesday, June 5
Networking The Greater N.Y. Chamber of Commerce is holding a Networking Breakfast followed by a special presentation focusing on family wealth, pensions, IRAs, annuities, trusts and more, 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. (networking); 9:30 a.m. (presentation), at 20 West 44 St., 6th Floor Coffee House. Seating is limited. RSVP to (212) 686-7220 or visit www.ny-chamber.com.
Wednesday, June 6
Birthday Bash The Monty Alexander Birthday Bash, celebrating 50 years in music with special guests Tarrus Riley and Dean Fraser will be held at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67 St., N.Y. For tickets, call (212) 501-3330 or visit www.kaufman-center.org/mch. For VIP tickets including after show reception with Monty, call (212) 506-1718. 7:30 p.m. Show/10:00 p.m. Reception. Proceeds will benefit Heartbeats of the World.
Thursday, June 7
Writing Cabaret Frank’s Cocktail Lounge, 660 Fulton St., Brooklyn, is hosting “Write Night @ Frank’s: Be A Sport,” an original writing cabaret with theatre artists featuring original monologues, stories, songs, scenes and rhymes exploring the theme Be A Sport, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. For information, call (718) 638-0884 or visit [email protected].
Summer Reading The Brooklyn Public Library’s “Dream Big” summer reading kick-off event is a free block party celebration for families on the plaza of the Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. aiming to keep the minds of children and teens active while school is out by offering book lists and actitivities throughout the summer along with live entertainment and activities for children and adults throughout the day. In the event of rain, activities will be moved indoors to the Dweck Center. For information, visit BrooklynPublicLibrary.org.
Friday, June 8
Guyana Independence 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.
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.
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.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein