friday, november 2
Theater: The Assembly Theater Project presents a return engagement of the production home/sick, an ensemble-devised work of political theater that examines the actions of the 1960s radical group The Weather Underground who seized control of Students for a Democratic Society and reshaped it with the aim of overthrowing the U.S. government, showing thru Nov. 18 at The Living Theater, 21 Clinton St., N.Y. Performance schedule is Wednesdays thru Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Sun., Nov. 11 at 7:00 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 4 and Sun., Nov. 18 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets available online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at (800) 838-3600.
saturday, november 3
bread & brew: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum presents Bread & Brew – A Celebration of Dutch Foodways in Breukelen, offering samples of beer and Dutch treats, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at The Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park along Flatbush Ave., across from Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Admission $25. Reservations required. Must be 21 to attend.For reservations email [email protected] or call (718) 789-2822 ext. 3012.
reggae culture salute: Nazareth High School, 475 East 57 St., Brooklyn is hosting Luciano, “The Messenger” along with Mr. Vegas doing a “Sweet Jamaica” reggae set, drummer Ossie Dellimore and more. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Concert begins 8:30 p.m. For tickets and information, call (718) 421-6927 or visit www.cprreggae.org. Children free! All proceeds to beneift CPR a 501 (c) organization.
monday, november 5
Open Mic night: The People of the Sun Middle Passage Collective and the MEC Student Government Association is holding an Open Mic Night in celebration of Black Solidarity Day honoring Carlos Russell as well as a fundraiser for the annual feeding of those in need, 6:00 p.m. in the Founders Auditorium, MEC, 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn. For more information on donations for fundraiser, call Akeem at (718) 659-4999.
tuesday, november 6
election night party: Join Presidential candidate Stephen and the Un-Millionaire Campaign team for an election night party celebrating the acheivements of the Freedom Socialist Party’s first presidential campaign, discussion of national and local outcomes and looking ahead to the next steps in the battle for the 99%!, 7:00 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 113 W 128 St., Harlem, between Malcolm X Blvd. and Seventh Ave. Admission is free. Lasagna dinner served for $10 doantion. For information, call (212) 222-0633.
thursday, november 8
jazz concert: The Riverside Theatre and The Uptown Jazz Society is hosting Marc Cary and friends for an evening jazz concert paying tribute to Art Taylor, American drummer and founder of the Wailers who also toured with jazz legends Donald Byrd, Miles Davis, John Coltraine and Thelonious Monk, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Assembly Hall at The Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave., between 120 and 122 streets, Morningside Heights, N.Y. Tickets available at the Riverside Box Office, or by phone at (212) 870-6784.
homebuyer seminar: NHS of East Flatbuish is having a free Homebuyer Seminar covering topics on grants, affordable mortgages, closing cost assistance and building your homeownership team, 6:00 p.m. at Chase Bank, 1462 Nostrand Ave., between Church Ave. and Erasmus Pl., Brooklyn. To reserve space, call (718) 469-4679.
friday, november 9
discussion and lecture: The institute for International and Cross Cultural Psychology and the Honors Program at St. Francis College is hosting Prof. Emeritus Uwe Gielen for a discussion on post-Apartheid South African, cultural traditions of the Zulus and African wildlife in the lecture “Impressions of South Africa: Buffaloes, Zulus, Townships, and Psychologists,” 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Founders Hall, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Free and open to the public. For information, call the college at (718) 522-2300.
art exhibit: Regine Romain presents Portraits for Self Determining Haiti included in the “Photography Works” show at Clover’s Fine Art Gallery, 338 Atlantic Ave. and Hoyt St., Brooklyn, on display thru Nov. 11, 2012. For information, call Ms. Romain at (347) 669-1791.
Art Exhibit: The Thelonious Monk Society for American Arts presents Reflections of Monk: Inspired images of Music and Moods, an extensive multi-media exhibition featuring the work of 45 nationally and internationally renowned artists including Romare Bearden, James Denmark, Paul Goodnight and more, on display thru Dec. 8, 2012 at the Wilmer Jennings Gallery, 219 East 2nd St., at Ave. B, N.Y. For information, call (212) 674-3939.
Sistas: Sistas: The Musical, an uplifting musical journey of a multi-generational African American family based on a series of interviews conducted with Black women over a six-year period, set to the lyrics of songs that capture the mood and issues of the time, is now playing at St. Lukes Theatre, 308 W 46 St., between 8 and 9 avenues, N.Y., Saturdays and Sundays at 4:30 p.m. For more information on pricing, availability, student group rates, contact Nicole Judd at (718) 703-2260 or (845) 313-4956 or [email protected].
musical entertainment for the entire family: Vy Higginsen’s Mama Foundation for the Arts presents back-to-back musical matinees every Saturday featuring Sing, Harlem, Sing! at 1:00 p.m. and Mama, I Want To Sing: The Next Generation at 4:30 p.m. at The Dempsey Theater, 127 West 12t St., between Lenox and Seventh avenues., Harlem. Tickets are available for both shows through SmartTix.com (212-868-4444) or by calling the Mama Foundation at (212) 280-1045.
aquatics program: BronxWorks Community Center, 1130 Grand Concourse, Bronx, has announed its Fall ‘12 aquatics program running from now thru Nov. 16 featuring swimming instruction for all ages and levels, a clinic to help experienced swimmers to sharpen their skills and aqua aerobics, an exercise class open to teens and adults, including non-swimmers. For applications to participate in classes and more information, contact Eileen Towey at (718) 508-3071.
Queens Sickle Cell: The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, 207-08 Hollis Ave., Queens Village, N.Y., presents a Parent to Parent Support Group meeting every first Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m. For directions and registration, call (718) 712-0873 or email [email protected].
Fairway Market Shuttle: Fairway Market is now offering a free group shuttle bus to its Red Hook, Brooklyn store at 480-500 Van Brunt St., Mondays thru Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For pick-up reservations for groups of 10 or more, within a five-mile radius of the store, call Viola Williams or Marcy Rosenblum at (347) 750-1251. There will also be pickups on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at 589 Prospect Ave., between 11 and 10 avenues. All seniors get a five percent discount in the store. Each group will have an hour and a half to shop and/or enjoy a bite to eat in the picturesque cafe by the waterfront.
Farmers Market: Seeds in the Middle is sponsoring The Crown Heights Farmers Market offering fresh fruits and vegetables, including calaloo and Caribbean favorites and accepting EBT, WIC, Snap, FMNP, Health Bucks and Fresh Connect. The market will be operating every Thursday from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton Metz Park at Albany and Lefferts avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.seedsinthemidle.org.
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.
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.
Financial Coaching: 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.
Reverse Mortgage Counseling: Are you a senior homeowner struggling to make ends meet? A reverse mortgage may be an answer. NHS can help determine if this is the best option for you. All programs discussed are backed by the Federal government. For information, call (718) 469-4679.
Foreclosure Services: Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modification? The Flatbush Development VCorp., NHS of East Flatbush and the Center for N.Y.C. Neighborhoods are offering free services and assistance. Referrals for free legal assistance are also available. To schedule an appointment, call (718) 469-4679.
home improvement: Did your roof collapse? Does your boiler need replacement? Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? NHS of East Flatbush can assist you. For information on home improvement programs, call (718) 469-4679.
Tai Chi: 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