Saturday, Nov. 5
Jazz for Young People
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents Jazz for Young People Family Concert exploring “Who is Duke Ellington,” 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. at the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60 St, N.Y., featuring family friendly pre-concert activities from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. Young musicians (ages 8+) are invited to bring their instruments for a workshop. Tickets can be purchased thru jalc.org, CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or at the Box Office.
FSF Community Theatre Group presents the musical, “Hairspray,” Saturdays 11/5, 12, & 19 at 8:00 p.m. & Sundays 11/6, 13, & 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For more information & tickets, call (718) 229-8547.
CNS is hosting its Fall Job Fair 2011 at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave., 33rd St., lower area, N.Y., 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., focusing on applicants for Computer Software, Accounting, Finance, Administration, Secretaries, Retail Managemnet & Customer Service, as well as a special section for applicants interested in Network Marketing. Bring copies of your resume & speak to employment representatives. For information, call (212) 539-6020.
Fairway Market is hosting The Holiday! Come For A Sampling Of All Things Thanksgiving featuring turkey & honey spiced glazed spiral ham, a variety of stuffings & vegetables as well as pies available for tasting 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Fairway/Red Hook Brooklyn, 480-500 Van Brunt St. For information, call (718) 694-6868 or visit www.fairwaymarket.com.
Soul Street Dance
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Rd., presents Soul Street Dance: Breakin’ Backwards, combining different types of contemporary & street dance including Brazilian capoeira, N.Y.-style break dance & hip-hop. Tickets available at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org or at the Box Office at (718) 951-4500, Tues. – Sat., 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6
Celebrate Black Solidarity Day, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Boys & Girls High School, 1700 Fulton St., between Utica & Schenectady avenues, Brooklyn featuring representatives of African & Caribbean nations, performing arts, dance & drumming plus an African Market (opens at 2:00 p.m.). For information, call Mr. Weusi at (718) 857-1427 or Mr. Hooper at (718) 773-0246.
Brooklyn’s celebrated artists & art patrons will exhibit their work to honor Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke at a fundraiser in the Skylight Gallery, 1368 Fulton St., between Brooklyn & Marcy avenues. For detailed information, call Cheryle E. Williams at (917) 754-0720.
Monday, Nov. 7
Riverdale Children’s Theater hosts Tony award winner Michele Pawk & Emmy Award winner Alison Bartlett teaming up to help 8th & 9th grade Bronx students who are applying to LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, Profesisonal Performing Arts High School Talented Unlimited High School in Vocal Music or Musical Theatre. They will be focusing on tips for strong audition, one-on-one coaching, coaching on melodic & rhythmic patterns & improvisation. Past applicants will also be available to answer questions about the audition experience, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at MS 424 Hunts Point Middle School, 730 Bryant Ave., Bronx. For more information & to register, go to RCT’s website, www.riverdaletheatre.org. Participation is limited & sign up is mandatory.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
NHS of East Flatbush is having a free Homebuyer Seminar focusing on grants, affordable mortgages, closing cost assistance & building your homeownership team, 6:00 p.m. at the Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Blvd., near the corner of Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn. To reserve space, call (718) 469-4679.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Gray Panthers, A Chat With Those Who Matter, presents an intimate forum of those committed to improving the quality of life of older persons with the commissioner of the NYC Dept. for the Aging, an analyst on aging & entitlement issues, Council Member Gale Brewer & Ralph Lemon, choreographer in modern dance, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Visions at Selis Manor, 135 W 23 St., between 6 & 7 avenues., N.Y. For information, call (917) 535-0457.
Thursday, Nov. 10
Home Repair Seminar
NHS of East Flatbush is holding a Free Home Repair & Home Maintenance Seminar focusing on common repair problems, seasonal checks, repairs everyone should know & more, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Organizing Brooklyn Community, 1034 Winthrop St., between East 92 & East 93 streets, Brooklyn. To reserve space, call (718) 469-4679.
The Brooklyn Center for Quality Life along with the NYC Immigrant Advocacy Initiative invite you to free Immigration Clinic featuring confidential consultations with immigration attorneys who will review your questions, concerns & documents, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Church of God, Fellowship Hall, 203 E 37 St., Brooklyn. Space is limited. For specific information & to RSVP, call (718) 284-1097.
Free Flu Shots
Community Board 12 will host free flu shots, courtesy of the Visiting Nurse Services of N.Y., 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at Town Hall, 4101 White Plains Road, at 229th St., Bronx. RSVP required. Call (718) 881-4455.
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.
The Crown Heights Farmers Market, sponsored by Seeds in the Middle, is offering a wide range of fresh foods & featuring farmer Rodrick Brown from Jamerican Farms featuring specialties familiar to the Caribbean community, every Thurs., 1:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the corner of Albany & Lefferts avenues on the perimeter of Hamilton Metz Park & will be open until Nov. 10. For information, visit seedsinthemiddle.org or Google Crown Heights Farmers Market.
“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 United Christian Assn. for Haiti, Inc. is sponsoring a poetry contest, “Shaken, Survived and yet Standing,” to help the children in Haiti who have been affected by the earthquake. First place poem will be crafted on the wall of a school in Haiti & cash prizes will be offered. Deadline for submission is Nov. 30. For more detailed information & to enter your poem, visit www.ucahministry.org.
Norman Cole’s Community Internship Program, located at the TRS Business Center, 44 East 32nd St., 11 Fl., N.Y., a program designed for in-school youth with good grades & good manners 11 – 14 years & offering workshops, field trips, internships, summer employment, scholarships & more is now taking applications for 2011-2012. Space is limited. For more details and/or to obtain an application, call (212) 539-6020.
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.
Winter Aches & Pains
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Compiled by Ida Eisenstein