Saturday, Feb. 25
Prayer Breakfast People Moved With Compassion (PMWC) presents a Prayer Breakfast (8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.) & Conference (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) featuring Speaker Min. Marva Thomas at Calvary Cathedral of Praise, 45 East 8th St., Brooklyn. Admission free. There will be a free will offering. Call to register at (347) 267-2654 or (718) 435-2731.
Urban Agriculture EcoStation:NY & Bushwick Farmer’s Market present a community celebration of urban agriculture, 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. featuring the Bushwick Campus Farm & Greenhouse, Putnam Ave. at Irving Ave., Brooklyn including a tour of the working organic farm & for the adults, a party featuring drinks, snacks live music, networking & slideshows, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingraham St. RSVP to (646) 393-9305 or visit www.BushwickFarmersMarket.org.
[email protected] [email protected] features The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad presenting Legacy’s hip hop sound influenced by West African percussion music, jazz, break-beat & more, 2:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 5th Fl., Frederick P. Rose Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St., N.Y. Free admission. Seating is first come, first served. No tickets required. For information, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.
Sunday, Feb. 26
Film Screening Commemorating Black History Month, The Freedom Socialist Party is featuring a screening of “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders,” documenting the battle, led by women at the 1964 Democratic Party Convention, demanding equal representation in the Mississippi delegation, 3:00 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128 St., between Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave. & Seventh Ave. Admission free. Brunch served at 2:00 p.m. for donation. Childcare provided. For information, call (212) 222-0633.
Henry & Mudge BMCC Tribeca PAC & Theatreworks USA presents “Henry & Mudge,” a story about the Adventure of Henry & Mudge, his canine buddy, when they move to a new house in the country, 3:00 p.m. at Borough of Manhattan Community College located at 199 Chambers St., N.Y. For ages 3 – 8 years. For tickets & information, call (212) 220-1460 or visit wwwtribecapac.org.
Cultural Explosion In celebration of Black History Month St. Gregory the Great RC Church Heritage Committee (a division of St. Matthews) presents their 6th Annual Cultural Explosion, 5:00 p.m. at St. Teresa of Avila, 563 Sterling Place at Classon Ave., Brooklyn, starring Quake USA, Art In Motion, fashion, music, comedy & raffle drawing. Light refreshments will be served. For ticket information, contact Lennox Calder at (347) 583-2936.
Monday, Feb. 27
BAMcinematek BAMcinematek presents a Brooklyn close-up double feature featuring Nelson George & Diana Paragas’ Brooklyn Boeheme a salute to Ft. Greene in the 80s, the epicenter for forward-thinking black culture & paired with Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It,” a sex comedy addressing Black sexuality, 7:30 p.m., at BAM, Peter Jay Sharp Bldg., 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 636-4129 or visit BAM.org.
Love, Hope & Destiny St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 189 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, presents “Love, Hope & Destiny: A Reading of Poetry and Prose” by senior citizens, 12:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Free & open to the public. For information, call (718) 489-5200.
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Boxing Pulse 48, 1020 East 48 St., corner of Farragut Rd., Brooklyn is hosting Golden Gloves Tuesday Night at the Fights. First fight begins 7:00 p.m. & features five – eight fights for the night. Doors open 6:00 p.m. For more information & to purchase tickets, contact (718) 282-8041 & (646) 434-5390.
Wednesday, Feb. 29
Juilliard Jazz The Juilliard School invites you to attend a special evening of “The Gerry Mulligan Tribute Concert” featuring the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra with guest artist, Gary Smulyan celebrating the creation of the Gerry & Franca Mulligan Scholarship & announcing the first recipient, saxophonist Jordan Pettay, 8:00 p.m. at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School, 155 West 65th St., N.Y. For tickets & more information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.
Saturday, Mar. 3
Education Program Family-to-Family Education Program will be offering a series of 12 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand & support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their well being, starting 3/3/12 at Kings County Hospital Center, 451 Clarkson Ave., between New York Ave. & E 34 St., Room 3022, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free for family members, partners & significant others. Registration is required. Call (718) 512-5269.
Free Tax Preparation The Bethex Federal Credit Union is offering free tax preparation every Wednesday, 12 noon – 7:00 p.m. & Fri., 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m,. at Bronx Independent Living Services, 4419 Third Ave, Ste. 2C, Bronx. For more information & necessary paperwork, call (718) 515-2800 ext. 111 or for an ASL interpreter, call & make appointment with Ms. Saldana at (866) 882-3244.
Free Tax Help The Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union & the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program will be offering free tax help to low- to-moderate-income residents of Bedford Stuyvesant & Bushwick. In addition to providing free, high-quality tax preparation, the program gives Central Brooklyn residents an opportunity to open credit union accounts. For more information, call (212) 505-EITC (3482).
Adoption “You Gotta Believe!,” a community based older child adoption agency is looking for families (regardless of age, marital status, gender or income) who would be willing to provide love & nurturing to a child in the foster care system. Classes held on Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 2801 W 8 St., in Coney Island & Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2424 Linden Blvd. in East New York. For information, call (718) 372-3003.
Foreclosure Prevention If you’re interested in obtaining a modification or just concerned about your mortage, come in for free services, counseling & assistance every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Open House sponsored by NHS of East Flatbush. To RSVP or for more information, call (718) 469-4679.
Winter Aches & Pains Jamaican Fountain Pimento Oil is an all natural, chemical & preservative free herbal medication that relieves sore muscles, stiff joints, nerve damage, circulation issues, fluid retention amongst a host of other ailments. Call Sandra at (866) 223-2414 to book a free massage appointment for your place of worship, senior citizens group or nursing home. For more information, visit www.pimentooil.com.
Tai Chi Stop. Breath. Relax. Join Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice combining Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation & Chinese healing, taught by Daniel Weicher, certified teacher in Integral Qigong & 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.
Vendor Registration Black Christmas 2012, A Holiday Season with a Purpose, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan. For details & fees on early, regular & late vendor registration call Norman Cole at (212) 714-4531.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein