Saturday, May 19
Artists Studio Tour The 2012 Flatbush Artists Studio Tour will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, noon to 6:00 p.m. in Ditmas Park, and will feature artists welcoming visitors into their homes and studios showcasing their works ranging from acrylic and oil paintings, carved sculpture, drawings, mixed media, collages, and more. Victorian Flatbush is located a few blocks south of Prospect Park. For information, visit www.flatbushartists.org.
Comedy/Variety New York based blues favorites Renee and The Derelicts (redux) will perform classic and original blues tunes at Dinosaur BBQ, 700 W 125 St., Harlem, 10:00 p.m. For information, visit www.reneeandthederelictsredux.com.
Bollywood Comedy Flat Tire Productions presents a Those Indian Guys production of “D’Arranged Marriage” starring Rajeev Varma, Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m, at the Moka Lounge, 130-35 91 Ave., Queens. For tickets and information, call (347) 777-FLAT. Free admission to Moka Night Club after show with ticket stub (must be 21+).
Jamaica Ball QSCAN, Queens Sickel Cell Advocacy Network, Inc. invites you to the “The Jamaica Ball,” proceeds from this event to benefit children and families that are affected with Sickle Cell Disease, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. at The Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Queens. Tickets available at thejamaicaball.com and for information or to make a donation, call QSCAN at (718) 712-0873.
Fashion Show Madison Square Boys and Girls Club and Thomas S. Murphy Club House, present the 22nd Annual Fashion show at the Kings Plaza Shopping Center, 5100 Kings Plaza, Brooklyn, 12 noon – 3:00 p.m. For information, call Ms. Sapp at (718) 462-6100.
Garifuna Culture Celebrate the motherland (Yurumein) at Casa Yurumein, 1184 Fulton Ave., Bronx, with authentic Garifuna food for sale, music by Paula Castillo, James Lovell and other Garifuna musicians, view the Habinaha Garinagu Yurumein 2011 documentary and help support the cultural rebirth in Yurumein and be a part of the effort to make Habinaha Garinagu 2012 a reality for the children of St. Vincent. Food and music 2:00 p.m.; video 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Donation for food and video. For information, call (347) 488-4395 or (917) 714-9225.
Sunday, May 20
Bronx Week Parade The 41st Annual Bronx Week Parade will feature marching bands, community groups, schools, sports teams and civic groups marching along Mosholu Parkway celebrating the best of the borough, 12 noon. Reviewing stand located at Mosholu Pkwy. East at Van Cortlandt Ave. After the parade, enjoy food, arts, crafts, games and activities for kids along with a health pavilion offering free health screenings and information. For information, visit ilovethebronx.com.
Cinderella Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road, presents “Cinderella,” 2:00 p.m. Tickets available online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org or at the Box Office, (718) 951-4600 ext. 22.
Cabaret N.Y. native Lionel Shockness presents songs celebrating life and every joy it brings at the legendary piano bar/restaurant Don’t Tell Mama, on Restaurant Row, 343 West 46 St., Manhattan, on Sunday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are recommeneded and for additional information, visit www.donttellmamanyc.com or call (212) 757-0788.
Malcolm X The N.Y. Chapter of the Nat’l. Assn. of Kawaaida Organizations presents the 43rd Annual Malcolm X Awards honoring Larry Hamm, Ali Lamont, and the late poet Louis Reyes Rivera, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 789-3264 or (718) 523-3312.
Monday, May 21
Jazzy Mondays Jazzy Mondays presents Sharyn Hinson and Trio. Is she the next Billie Holiday? 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. at Claver Place, Brooklyn. RSVP to [email protected] or for information, call (718) 857-1427, (917) 757-0170 or (718) 753-3302.
Thursday, May 24
Film/Discussion Series The Idlewild Park Preserve presents an environmental film/discussion series featuring “PlanEat,” a film focusing on excessive dependence on foods of animal origin, particulary meat and dairy and how cancer, diabetes and heart disease are related to diet, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Eastern Queens Alliance’s Idlewild Park Science Learning Center Trailer, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Springfield Gardens, N.Y. Seating is limited. To pre-register, call (347) 824-2301.
Wills & Trusts NHS of East Flatbush, 2806 Church Ave., between Nostrand and Rogers avenues, Brooklyn, is holding a free seminar on wills, trusts and reverse mortgages, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. To RSVP, call (718) 469-4679.
Dance Party Celebrate Brooklyn! presents the Brooklyn Bridge Park free Dance Parties at Pier 1, 2 Old Fulton St., featuring Mardi Gras in New York Harbor with Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience along with Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew with their traditional, foot-stomping Cajun dance hall music, 7:00 p.m. For information, visit www.streetsofnewyork411.com.
Journalism Intern CNS (Cole Network System, Inc.) is looking for a college student journalism intern for a paid, temp position, for Aug. 27 – Oct. 5 and Dec. 7 to Dec. 10, 2012 to work with The CNS Newsletter: The Gazette. Flexible hours, Metro-Card provided, must have excellent writing and verbal skills and the ability to work alone. To apply, mail cover letter and resume to Norman Cole, CNS, 545 Eighth Ave., Ste. 401, New York, N.Y. 10018 (this is a mailing address only).
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.
Home Improvements 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.
Foreclosure Services 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.
Financial Coaching The NHS of East Flatbush is offering The Financial Capabilities and Coaching Program focusing on help reaching goals such as paying off bills, saving for a home, improving credit scores and more. For more information, call (718) 469-4679.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein