Saturday, Dec. 3
CPAC, 1020 East 48 St. Brooklyn, presents Birthday Bash featuring Caribbean Dancehall artist Movado with music by Reemo The CEO, Elegance Sounds, DJ Elly, Mischievous Marfie, DJ Muff Man, TEK 9 Movement & Troopa Traloopa. Tickets on sale at all local Caribbean Ticket Outlets or online at www.tix4me.com or www.shellcartel.com. For information, call (718) 282-8041 or (646) 434-5390.
Team Carib Connect presents their annual World AIDs Day Candlelight Vigil at Clipper Restaurant, 234-36 Merrick Blvd, Queens, N.Y., 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. All contributions received from candle sales will be in aid of Children of Faith, Montego Bay, Jamaica. For information, call (718) 659-1010.
Sunday, Dec. 4
The Children Art Foundation presents artwork from more than 100 students featuring paintings & scupltures from clay, wood, paper & fabric crafted by leaglly blind students, including drawings by children from Thailand at the Rouge Space Gallery, 508 West 26 St., between 10 & 11 avenues, 9th Fl., Rooms 9E/F, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sun., 12/4 & 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Mon., 12/5. For information, visit www.jbg.org.
Monday, Dec. 5
Music, Dance, Children
National Dance Institute inaugurates its new performance space with Invention in Three Parts: Music, Dance & Children, an evening of world premieres of more than 16 pieces of original music paired with new choreography, performed by dancers of NDI & participating guest stars, 6:30 p.m., at NDI Center for Learning & the Arts, 217 West 147 St., between Frederick Douglass & Adam Clayon Powell Jr. boulevards, N.Y. For information, call (212) 226-0083 or visit www.nationaldance.org.
Wednesday, Dec. 7
The Greater N.Y. Chamber of Commerce presents a Breakfast Seminar hosted by Bloomberg Government, Why Washington Matters To You describing a new service that will enable mid-sized companies to take advantage of new & upcoming revenue opportunities with the federal government & keep track of latest legislative & regulatory updates, 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., breakfast & registration; 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., seminar at Bloomberg L.P., 731 Lexington Ave., 28MPR, N.Y. Must RSVP to www.ny-chamber.com. Limited seating – no cost. For information, call (212) 686-7220.
Thursday, Dec. 8
The Visiting Nurse Service of N.Y. & Bronx Boro Presdient Ruben Diaz, Jr., will be hosting a free, hour-long Preventing Caregiver Burnout seminar at the PSS Andrew Jackson Center, 325 East 156 St., Bronx, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. specifically for those who are caregivers & feeling the stresses of caring for loved ones. Seminar will be available in both English & Spanish, a light meal & transportation for those who need, will be provided. For information, call the Center at (718) 585-1640.
The Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush is sponsoring a Free Homebuyers Seminar focusing on grants, homebuyer education, getting started, affordable mortgages & more, 6:00 p.m. at M&T Bank, 354 Flatbush Ave, at the corner of St. John’s Place, Brooklyn. To reserve space, call (718) 469-4679.
Saturday, Dec. 10
Ladydoves & Friends Curvesity present A Masquerade Ball in Winter Wonderdland & Toy Donation, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. at Dante Caterers, Inc., 75-07 31 Ave., East Elmhurst, Queens. For tickets, general & vendor information, visit www.ladydoves.org, email [email protected] or call (347) 288-6397.
Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation Corp., Int’l., presents a fundraising dinner party. Come & enjoy “A Caribbean Christmas Carol” presented by Black Spectrum Theater, entrance on 177 St. & Baisley Blvd., Jamaica, Queens. Dinner served 6:30 p.m. Showtime 8:00 p.m. Reserve your tickets by calling Merlene (917) 373-8434 or Molino at (347) 233-1069.
Jammins, CPAC & Unique Travel present a Customer Appreciation & Christmas Party with music by DJ Noah & others, 8:00 p.m. at The Cultural Performance Arts Center, 1020 East 48 St., corner of Farragut Rd., Brooklyn. Bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need. Open Bar 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Wear your dancing shoes. To RSVP, call (718) 283-8041 or (718) 693-1500.
The Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc. invites you to participate in its Community Cafe, a neighborhood conversation about life in Southeast Queens focusing on Youth Violence: Are We Afraid of Our Own Children? discussing what can be done about the growing incidence of bullying, gangs, shootings, drugs, among the young people in the neighborhood, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Hollis Avenue Congregational Church, 211-04 Hollis Ave., Queens Village. RSVP a must; breakfast served. For information & to RSVP, call (347) 824-2301 or log onto [email protected].
The Presentation Brothers College Alumni Assn., Inc. will hold its Annual Gala on Sat., Dec. 17, 2011 at the Crystal Manor, 1460 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, Cocktails 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Open Bar, Buffet Dinner & Dancing until 3:00 a.m. w/music by Lambert & the Matadors & DJ Point Blank. Dress to impress. Call (718) 504-4228 or email the president at [email protected] for more information.
The Carter Burden Center for the Aging is asking for donations of craft supplies, unopened gifts for men & women, books including large print editions, photo frames, candles & most of all, your time to volunteer for filing, telephone coverage & delivering meals to homebound seniors. Donations can be sent to the Center at 1484 First Ave., N.Y. 10075. For more information, log onto www.carterburdencenter.org or contact the Development Office at (212) 879-7400 ext. 204.
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 & to answer any questions every Tues. & Wed., 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.
“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.
The Mount Carmel Worship & Outreach Center, 788 East 46 St., between Clarendon & Ave. D, Brooklyn, is offering a children’s tutoring/computer training program, standardized test preparation & job skills training program, Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For registration details, call (971) 609-0909.
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.
Did your roof collapse? Does your boiler need replacement? 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.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein