Saturday, Feb. 4
Comedy/Variety Comics Jim Mendrinos, Nancy Lombardo & Hilary Schwartz will be among the performers featured at the No Name Comedy/Variety show at The Pipers Kilt, 4944 Broadway, between 207 & Isham streets, N.Y., 10:00 p.m. No cover; must be 21+. For information, call (212) 569 -7071.
Spoken Word The Harlem Library, 9 West 124 St., N.Y. presents A Versified Voyage featuring spoken word artists Beverly Chavies & Bob McNeil sharing poems & songs celebrating MLK, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela & more, 2:30 p.m. Come & hear empowering words. For information, call the library at (212) 348-5620.
Coat Drive Brooklyn Clarendon Meadows Lions Club & PS 399 will sponsor a Community Outreach Project: Coat Distribution, providing coats for those in need, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at PS 399, 2707 Albemarle Road., corner of Albermarle Rd. & Rogers Ave., Brooklyn. For information, call Ms. Hobson at (718) 285-5669 or Ms. Eccleston at (718) 693-3023.
Black History Month In celebration of Black History Month, The People of the Sun Middle Passage Collective, MEC Student Gov’t Assn. & Office of Student Life & the Sons & Daughters of Jamaica will hold a cultural extravaganza that will include remembering Dr. Charles Jones, Prof. Yvonne Bennet & Mr. Dudley Thompson & will also feature an Open Mic, cultural drumming & dance performances at Medgar Evers College Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. For information, call Akeem at (718) 270-4907.
Monday, Feb. 6
[email protected] [email protected] presents Michael Rodriguez Quintet w/Alan Broadbent, Adam Larson, Kiyoshi Kitagawa & Rodney Green, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, 5th Fl., Broadway @ 60 St., N.Y. For information & reservations, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 7
[email protected] [email protected]LC presents Charles McPherson/Tom Harrell Quintet – Bebop Is The Future, Tues.-Sun., 2/7-12, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, 5thlFl., Broadway @ 60 St., N.Y. For information & reservations, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.
Black History Month Lincoln Center celebrates Black History Month with Drop Me Off In Harlem: An Evening of Ellingtonia featuring Loren Schoenberg & The National Jazz Museum All Stars exploring the music of “The Duke”, 7:30 p.m., at The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Broadway, between 62 & 63 streets, N.Y. Admission is free. Seating is limited & available on first come, first served basis. Parking available. For information, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Cocktail Reception The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce is holding an Open House Cocktail Reception featuring networking among business & civic leaders, at Greater NY Chamber, 20 W 44 St., between 5 & 6 avenues, N.Y. For information & to RSVP, call (212) 686-7220 or register online at www.ny-chamber.com.
Thursday, Feb. 9
Home Maintenance NHS of East Flatbush is holding an open house to register for the Home Maintenance Training to learn carpentry, basic electrical, tool usage, wood framing & more in six-week courses. Electrical & Plumbing course begins Tues. 2/14, 6:00 p.m.; Basic Carpentry course begins 2/15. For more information, call (718) 469-4679.
Comedy American Candy, a Brooklyn homegrown, comedy group, presents American Candy: Love is Magic!!!, a hilarious sketch comedy that takes a look at insatiable love & its provocative & irresistible ties to magic, Thurs.-Sat., 2/9-11, 8:00 p.m. at South Oxford Space, 138 S. Oxford St., (Atlantic/Hanson), Brooklyn. For more information, call (646) 281-0652 or visit [email protected].
Saturday, Feb. 11
Elections Elections for the Friends Board of Directors of Cambria Heights Queens Library will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the Cambria Heights Library at 218-13 Linden Blvd., Queens. For more information on elections & schedule of monthly general meetings, call (718) 528-3535.
Black History Month The African Burial Ground National Monunment is celebrating Black History Month with an array of activities exploring the African Burial Ground’s connection to its African roots & how those roots have & continue to influence life in N.Y. & beyond throughout the month at 290 Broadway, Lower Manhattan, close to Foley Square & just north of City Hall. The visitor center is open Tues.-Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All activities are free & open to the public. Reservations are required & can be made by calling (212)737-2019 or visit www.nps.gov/afbg for schedule of events.
Auditions FSF Community Theatre Group, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing is holding auditions for the musical “Gypsy,” Tues. & Wed., 2/7 & 8, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Callbacks Tues., 2/14. Performances 5/12, 13, & 19, 2012. Looking for dancers & singers ages 10 thru adult; Stage Crew 16+. For information, call (516) 354-5210. Log on to www.spotlightonstage.com/fsfctg.htm or email [email protected].
Free Tax Preparation The Bethex Federal Credit Union is offering free tax preparation every Wed., 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.
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.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein