Saturday, April 28
Scholarship Luncheon The Girls High School Alumnae Assn. is holding their Annual Scholarship Luncheon celebrating 25 years of “Sharing The Legacy” and will award honors and scholarships to graduating seniors, 12 noon – 4:00 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, 460 Marcus Garvey Blvd., Brooklyn. For tickets and information, call (718) 789-3996 or (718) 778-0677. Vendors welcome. Call for information.
Push 4 Peace Hot 97 Street Soldiers, Bronx Boro President Ruben Diaz, Jr. & Norman Seabrook, COBA, presents The Bronx Push 4 Peace Festival and Hot 97FM Live Show, featuring Live Hot97 DJ, artist open mic competition, information fair, Street Soldiers Town Hall live show, free prizes and refreshments, celebrity guests including hip hop artists and sports stars, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The Hostos Arts Center at Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse at 149 St., Bronx. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, April 29
Dance/Happy Hour Dancewave is hosting the Bhangra Dance Happy Hour featuring a free, 45-minute Bhangra demo class followed by mango lassi drinks and an informal talk with instructor Roshani Thakore about the social tradition and Bollywood influences behind The Massal Bhangra Workout, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Dancewave, 45 Fourth Ave. and Dean St., Brooklyn. Regular classes are held every Sunday. For more information, visit dancewave.org/school_adults.php.
Street Fair The Church Avenue BID and the 70th Precinct Community Council presents the 2012 Church Avenue Street Fair, Church Ave. from E 10 St. to Argyle Rd., 12 noon – 6:00 p.m. featuring a children’s corner, Z Spot Salon, Pawsitive Veterinary Clinics, magic show, great shopping, good food and more. For information, call (718) 282-2500 ext. 63237.
Thanksgiving Concert Fine Art Singers of N.Y. in thanksgiving for 25 years of Music Ministry presents “Matanatha!” featuring conductor Dr. Verna Green along with solo performances as well as performances on the pipe organ, strings, timpani, and trumpet, 5:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 3714 Ave. D, between E. 37 & 38 streets, Brooklyn. For tickets and information, call (718) 209-2439.
Empowerment Sunday Bridge St. Development Corp. and the Coalition for the Improvement of Bed-Stuy announces the third Annual Empowerment Sunday featuring 50 participating churches who, after worship services, will provide information on foreclosure prevention, financial counseling, employment services, homebuyers’ assistance, legal aid and more. For information on particpating churches and schedule of worship services visit www.bsdcorp.org/events/empowermentsunday2012.
Jazz Band Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 2900 Campus Road, presents The West Point Military Academy Band’s Jazz Knights featuring the best in big band favorites, popular music, and original compositions and arrangements for jazz ensemble, 2:00 p.m. A free event for all ages. General admission, no tickets issued. For information, call (718) 951-4500.
Thursday, May 3
Waterfront Musum The antique barge that houses the Waterfront Museum will travel by tugboat to Tribeca’s Hudson River Park Pier 25 for two weekends of fun maritime activity featuring free open barge tours, a pirate show, a teen comic book launch, folk music, school visits and two “tug and barge” fundraiser cruises. For schedule of events and more information, visit www.waterfrontmuseum.org/events or call David at (718) 624-4719.
Friday, May 4
Blues and Rock & Roll The N.Y. Historical Society Museum and Library, 170 Central Park West, Manhattan presents a free concert, “The London Souls,” featuring Tash Neal and Christ St. Hilaire performing an exhilarating fusion of blues and rock and roll, 6:30 p.m. For information, call (212) 873-3400 or visit www.nyhistory.org.
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 & 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 & schedules, visit www.LouisArmstrongHouse.org.
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]
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein