Saturday, Nov. 26
The Montserrat Progressive Society of N.Y. is hosting its 97th Anniversary Dance at the Bishop Perry/Moore Hall, 57 West 138 St., Harlem, featuring music by Exclusive Vibes & Sounds of New York along with Montserrat favorite dishes of goat water, salt fish cake & johnny bakes, 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. For information & to obtain tickets, call Malika Barber, coordinator, at (646) 245-0301.
South Queens residents, Environment Justice Council & Jamaica Branch NAACP are having a rally to Help Save Our Community focusing on reinstituting the Station 6 Project that would remove water from the ground & begin to lower the ground water table to prevent flooding & corrosion of the foundations of homes, 10:00 a.m., Station #6, 108 Ave. & 165 Pl., Queens. For information, call Jamaica Branch NAACP at (718) 723-3653.
Monday, Nov. 28
Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, 5th Fl., Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60 St., N.Y., presents Monday Nights with WBGO Steve Nelson Quartet w/Mulgrew Miller, Dezron douglas & Ulysses Owens, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. To make reservations & tickets, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, 5th Fl., Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60 St., N.Y., presents Mulgrew MIllker & Wingspan w/Steve Nelson, Time Green, Duane Eubanks, Ivan Taylor & Rodney Green, Tues.-Sun., 11/29-12/4, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. plus 11:30 p.m. on Fir. & Sat. To make reservations & tickets, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Reading & Signing
The Center for Women’s Development of Medgar Evers College/CUNY in partnership w/LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent presents a reading, discussion & signing of The Dance of Difference by Shirley Anderson Fletcher, 7:00 p.m. at the College, 1650 Bedford Ave., Room B1005, Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 270-4975.
Thursday, Dec. 1
The Modern Day Griot Theatre Company, 138 S. Oxford St., Brooklyn, presents “for black boys who have considered homicide when the streets were too much,” a powerful spoken word piece written by Keith Antar Mason featuring a portrait of the street life, racial & economic injustice, mental imprisonment, hypermasculinity & agression of the young African-American male. Runs from Dec. 1-Dec. 18, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8:00 p.m. & Sundays at 4:00 p.m. Tickets available online at www.moderndaygriot.org, by calling (718) 247-9417; (718) 398-9098 or at the door.
Friday, Dec. 2
Brown Memorial Baptist Church’s Capital Campaign presents A Pre-Christmas Gala Fundraiser to raise money for Brown’s Restoration Project, featuring an enchanting evening of holiday music, good food & cheer, 7:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at Fellowship Hall, 484 Washington Ave., Brooklyn (enter on Gates Ave.). For information & to reserve tickets, contact [email protected] or call (718) 638-6121.
Saturday, Dec. 3
Re:Life Inc. presents NYC’s Empowerment Concert, Empowerment Through The Arts, Education & Entrepreneurship & will feature performances in the arts as well as a sales/silent auction of autographed lithographs, albums, guitars & more, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Aronow Theater, The City College of N.Y., 160 Convent Ave. @ 136 St., N.Y. To buy tickets, call (347) 450-1201.
No Name Comedy/Variety Show brings comics Leighann Lord, Marilyn Torres & Josh Homer to The Piper’s Kilt, 4944 Broadway, between 207 & Isham streets, N.Y., 10:00 p.m. No cover charge; 21+. For information, call (212) 569-7071.
CNS presents Black Christmas 2011, focusing on supporting vendors of color for the holiday season & featuring vendor displays for your shopping, holiday Karaoke, fashion show, music & more, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave., 33 St., Lower Area. For tickets &/or details, call Norman Cole at (212) 539-6020.
The Life of Santa Claus
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., Room S100c, N.Y., presents Bog Wooden Horse Theatre Co. Production of The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus following the early life of Santa Claus & his first reindeers & answering questions like why do we hang stockings, the first decorated tree & how he became known as Santa Claus, 1:30 p.m., for ages 5 – 10 years. Tickets availabe online at www.tribecapac.org or for information call (212) 220-1459.
Registration is now open for all girls & young women, elementary school thru college & beyond for the Colgate Women’s Games Track & Field 2011 Season, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn. Free t-shirts, backpacks, Colgate products & oral care screening will be offered on-site. Participants who miss registration may also register at Pratt prior to any preliminary event for their age/grade. Complete schedule, entry forms & video available online at www.colgategames.com. For information, contact David Forman, (973) 477-7489 or email [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
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Compiled by Ida Eisenstein