saturday, october 27
book launch: Acclaimed photograhper, film producer and digital artist, Andre Walker, releases his compelling and inspirational book, “Vision Beyond the Brick,” a compilation of his artistic work with a diverse compilation of original poetry by Ashley Rochford, beginning at 12 noon at 177 Prince Street, Penthouse #6 in Soho, N.Y. Portion of the proceeds will go to the Liberian children’s charities. To RSVP and for additonal information, call (646) 244-8615.
halloween play: The Bronx Library Center presents Boo! A Halloween Birthday Bash, a play with live music for children and families written by Ave Maria Cross about a child coming to terms with the concepts of free will, self-awareness and the loss of innocence in a madcap theatrical performance, 2:30 in the Bronx Library Center’s auditorium, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx. For information, call (718) 579-4244.
halloween craft workshop: Celebrate Halloween from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a free Halloween craft workshop where children can get a jump-start on collecting their candy including prizes for best costume along with live jazz from the Louis Armstrong House Stompers at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107 Street in Corona, Queens. For information, visit www.LouisArmstrongHouse.org or call (718) 478-8274.
dinner dance: The First Mary Magda-Lene Temple of Faith Church is holding a dinner dance at Crystal Manor, 1460 Flatbush Ave., between Glenwood and Farragut Rd., Brooklyn, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. For more information, call (718) 953-3048.
poetry reading: Radical Women is hosting a Poetry Reading: A Banquet of Poems with Ground-breaking Feminist Nellie Wong, reading poems inspired by her immigrant family, workingclass roots and decades of social activism, 7:00 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 113 W 128 St., between Malcolm X/Lenox and Seventh Ave., Harlem. An Autumn Harvest supper will be served at 6:00 p.m. for a $10 donation; door donation $3. Childcare provided. Wheelchair accessible. For information, call (121) 222-0633.
sunday, october 28
Harvest celebration: All Souls Church, 88 St. Nicholas Ave., between 114 and 115 streets, N.Y. will be hlolding its Harvest Celebration featuring a Halloween Parade of costumes by the children. A luncheon, with a $10 donation, will follow the service. So bring your children and join in the pre-Halloween event. For information, call (212) 663-2351.
tuesday, october 30
t&t mini festival: The Brooklyn Public Library presents a T&T Mini Festival featuring A Winter Tale, a film by Frances-Anne Solomon following six Black men, all patrons at Miss G’s Caribbean Takeaway Restaurant, who form an ill-fated support group in an attempt to salvage their broken spirits and besieged community after a tragedy, 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights. For information, call (718) 230-2100.
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 extension 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 Balck women over a six-year period, set to the lyrics of songs that captures 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.
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.
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.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein