Saturday, May 5
Teddy Bear Clinic Area children are invited to bring their injured and sick teddy bears and other stuffed animals to our Teddy Bear Clinic to learn not to fear the Emergency Room experience and to decrease stress of visiting the ER. The toys will undergo mock triage, medical exams and x-rays by doctors, nurses and other clinical staff, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Montefiore Medical Center, North Hospital, Emergency Department, 600 East 233 St., between Bronx River Pkwy. and White Plains Rd., Bronx. For information, call (718) 920-9000.
Film Festival Community Access and NYAPRS present the eighth Annual NYC Mental Health Film Festival featuring Burning Blossom, Mental Illness is Not a Crime, The Interventionists, Georgia Crises Intervention Team, Voices of Hope and Recovery and Crazy and Proud, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at St. Francis College, 182 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights. For information and to purchase tickets, call Carla at (212) 780-1400 ext. 7726.
Benefit Concert Daddy Rocker Rocks for Autism, a benefit concert to raise money for Autism Speaks, featuring the Meyer Rossabi Band, Off the Record, and Daddy Rocker and The Brooklyn South Band, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Tamaqua Marina Bar and Grill, 84 Ebony Court, Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn. Donation: $20 Adults; $10 Children 12 & under (for safety reasons children must be supervised). For group rates and questions, contact John at [email protected].
A Garden Party The Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107 St., Corona, Queens, is throwing a Garden Party on May 5 and 6 featuring Mona’s Hot Four with vocalist Tamar Korn on Saturday and the Queens College Hot 5 on Sunday. The free event will also offer house tours, live jazz, sample red beans ‘n rice, swing dancing and raffles. For information and schedules, visit www.LouisArmstrongHouse.org.
Eco Fair NHS of East Flatbush is sponsoring a free Eco Fair featuring exhibits, live entertainment, children’s activities, green job seminars, yoga, recycling clothes stations, art displays, crafts, Tai-Chi, and more, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Yard, 2510 Church Ave., between Rogers & Bedford avenues, Brooklyn. Call (718) 469-4679 for more information.
Gardening Workshops The High School for Public Service Youth Farm is offering a workshop to the Crown Heights/East Flatbush community on Solutions to Pesky Garden Critters, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Youth Farm, 600 Kingston Ave., between Rutland & Winthrop. For information, visit www.bkfarmyards.com.
Sunday, May 6
Mammograms Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs and Mutli-Diagnostic Services is offering no-cost digital mammograms and clinical breast exams at Our Lady of Refuge Church, 1087 Ocean Ave, between Farragut Rd. & Foster Ave., Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eligibility criteria: Women 40+, N.Y.C. mailing address, no mammogram in the past 12 months. Wear two-piece outfit; do not use any oil, powder, deoderant or perfume. If you have Medicare, Medicaid or other health insurance, bring your card with you. For information, call (877) 628-9090.
Fundraising Gala Making the Impossible Possible, Inc. is holding its First Annual Fundraising Gala to raise awareness of the need for academic success of Haitian students in Haiti, at the Adria Hotel and Conference Center, 221-17 Northern Blvd., Bayside, Queens, 6:00 p.m. featuring honored guests and live performances. Donations of school supplies will be accepted. For tickets, call (347) 731-4722, (917) 607-3542.
Tuesday, May 8
Networking Breakfast The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Open House Networking Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Greater NY Chamber, 20 W. 44 St., between 5 & 6 avenues, New York. Must RSVP online at www.ny-chamber.com. For information, call (212) 686-7220.
Poetry/Spoken Word Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Queens is hosting a charity event featuring an evening of poetry, spoken word and socially conscience reggae music to raise money for the Malaria No More Organization for the purchase of insecticide treated bed nets, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Admission: free. For information, call (347) 806-3605.
Friday, May 11
[email protected] [email protected] presents New Orleans Celebration with the music of Jelly Roll Morton w/The Marcus Roberts Octet featuring his recent record New Orleans Meets Harlem, Fri. & Sat., 5/11 & 12, 8:00 p.m., at the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60 St., N.Y. Tickets can be purchased thru jalc.org or CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or at the Box Office.
Saturday, May 12
Mother’s Day Concert Join us for an evening of old school Salsa & Soul concert and dance featuring Black Ivory, The Intruders & Zon del Barrio with MC Bob Love of WBLS 107.5 FM at The Louis Armstrong Center, 33-16 108 St., Corona, Queens. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Showtime 8:00 p.m. For information and tickets, call (718) 651-0096 ext. 217 or (718) 565-2170. Parking available. Contributions are tax deductible and benefit Elmcor’s After School and Youth Programs.
Thursday, May 24
Free Training The New York State Office of Mental Health is offering a free training session on SSI and SSDI Benefits – Myths, Tips, Tricks and How to Make It Work, Thurs. & Fri., 5/24 & 5/25, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (lunch on your own each day), at Kings County Hospital Center, 451 Clarkson Ave., T-Bldg. Auditorium, between New York Ave. and East 34th St., Brooklyn. Resigtration required; space limited. Register before 5/18 via email to [email protected]
Bullying Contest District Attorney Charles J. Hynes presents the second Annual Legal Lives Video Contest open to all Brooklyn students, grades 4-9. Create a 90-second video on the topics of “Bullying” and “Cyperbullying” answering one of the following questions: What is Bullying?; What does a bully look like?; What should you do if you are being bullied?; How does being bullied make you feel?; and How can you stop a bully?, using pictures, music, skits and interviews then upload your completed video to YouTube. For complete details and instructions visit http://youtu.be/Y0dZHPc1PyM. Deadline for all video submissions is June 1, 2012, 5:00 p.m. The winner will star as the Brooklyn DA for a day! For questions, email [email protected] or call the DA’s educational hotline at (718) 250-3395.
USA Soccer The T&T USA Soccer Assn. is now running the T&T Caribbean Cup Team to be played May – September 2012. Training will be held at Hamilton Field in Brooklyn, between Albany and E.N.Y. avenues on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 9:00 a.m. All interested parties, contact (347) 424-3235 or (347) 365-7537.
USA Soccer T&T USA Soccer Assn. is holding a national trial for U-17 and U-20 for the T&T National Youth Teams. The U-17 tournament is to be held in T&T on July 3-11, 2012. For more information, call (347) 365-7537 or email [email protected]
Computer Training Mount Carmel Worship & 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