Friday, Jan. 20
AMNH Party Series The American Museum of Natural History continues its One Step Beyond series where you can dance to the sounds of DJ Dirty Projectors & also enjoy a complimentary screening of of the Hayden Panetarium Space Show Passport to the Universe, a trip through space & time, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Guests should enter through the Weston Pavilion entrance on Columbus Ave. at 79 St. Guests must be 21+ w/valid ID. Beer & wine cash bar available. For information & tickets call (212) 769-5200, Mon. – Fri., 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or visit amnh.org/osb.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Dragon Dance In the Chinese Zodiac, this is the Year of the Dragon, a mythical symbol of power & control of water, rainfall & hurricanes. Join us in learning the Dragon Dance & creating a paper dragon of your own to take home, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., at St. Marks Ave., Brooklyn. Ages 6 & up. For information, call (718) 735-4400 or visit www.brooklynkids.org.
Roe v. Wade The N.Y. Coalition for Abortion Clinic Defense presents Celebrate Roe v. Wade & 39 years of choice! commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion, 11:00 a.m. at Dr. Emily Women’s Health Centre, 560 Southern Blvd, South Bronx, N.Y. For information, call (212) 222-0633.
Sunday, Jan. 22
Wonder Why Workshop The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., at St. Marks Ave., Brooklyn presents the Wonder Why Workshop Series: What’s the Foss-il About? Journey to the time of Dinosaurs, touch real dino footprints, fossilized amber & participate in a real fossil dig & learn to identify what you uncover, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Ages 4 & up. For information, call (718) 735-4400 or visit www.brooklynkids.org.
Free Mammograms The House of the Lord, Church Ministry of Health & Wellness & The American Italian Cancer Foundation is sponsoring a Mobile Mammogram Unit to provide free mammograms to women with or without insurance who are 40+ years with a NYC mailing address & has not had a mammorgram in the past 12 months, at the Church at 415 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For information & to schedule a time, call (347) 218-1051 or (646) 623-7039.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Dance The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave. at 19 St., N.Y. presents David Dorfman Dance: Prophets of Funk, a work that reinvigorates boomer mermories to the sounds of Sly & The Family Stone, 1/24-29, 7:30 p.m. Tickets available by phone at (212) 242-0800 or Joyce.org.
[email protected] Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 5th Fl., Frederick P. Rose Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway @ 60 St., N.Y., presents Marcus Roberts Trio with Rodney Jordan & Jason Marsalis, 1/24-29, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. plus 11:30 p.m. on Fri. & Sat. For tickets, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Networking Breakfast The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce is holding an Open House Networking Breakfast for business & civic leaders at The Greater NY Chamber, 20 W 44 St., between 5 & 6 avenues, N.Y., 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Must RSVP to (212) 686-7220 or register online at www.ny-chamber.com.
Thursday, Jan. 26
Homebuyers Seminar Neighborhood Housing Service of East Flatbush is having a free homebuyers seminar focusing on getting started, closing cost assistance, affordable mortgages, grants & more at Citibank, 702 Utica Ave., between Lenox Rd. & Clarkson Ave., Brooklyn, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. To register, call (718) 469-4679.
Saturday, Jan. 28
MSG Track & Field Track & Field returns to the Garden with the U.S. Open featuring match-ups in sprints, hurdles & field events to kick off the 2012 Olympic Year, 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Ave., between 31 & 33 streets, Manhattan. Tickets available at the MSG Box Office, Ticketmaster at (866) 858-0008, all Ticketmaster outlets & via thegarden.com.
Summer Camp Resources for Children with Special Needs is holding its free 27th Annual Special Camp Fair for children & teens with special needs featuring day camps, sleepaway camps, travel programs, remedial education programs, volunteer & job opportunities & more, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, entrance on Columbus Ave./W. 60 St., Manhattan. For information, call (212) 677-4650 ext. 34, or visit www.resourcesnyc.org.
Dinner Dance The Meadowbrook High School Alumni New York Chapter presents the Third Annual Dinner Dance on March 12, 2012 at The Elegant Rose Hall, 4848 White Plains Road, The Bronx, at 8:00 p.m. For information & to order tickets, call (732) 874-3788 or (347) 414-4284. RSVP required by Jan. 26.
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 Services Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modification? Come in for free services & assistance to our Open House every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, call the Neighborhood Housing Service of East Flatbush at (718) 469-4679.
Home Improvement Did your roof collapse? Does your boiler need replacing? Do you need major repairs done? NHS of East Flatbush can assist you. Ask about the 5-3-5 Program & Emergency Repair Program. 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