saturday, october 20
media education: The Brooklyn Center for Media Education is offering a free orientation on accessing professional studio and field production equiment, or looking for a course that will add to your skill set, 11:00 a.m. at their interim location at 242 Third St. at Third Ave., Brooklyn. No reservations necessary. Sests available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and directions, visit bricartsmedia.org/bcme or call (718) 683-5605.
Vaccination Clinics: Petland Discounts and Luv My Pet is offering low cost dog and cat vaccination clinics in Queens on 10/20 at 91-08 Atlantic Ave., Pathmark Shopping Center, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and at 34-60 48 St., between 48 and Northern, Long Island City, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; 10/27 at 171-33 Hillside Ave., between 171 and 172 streets, Jamaica, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 134-40 Springfield Blvd., Pathmark Center, Springfield Gardens, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and on 10/28 at 71-39 Kissena Blvd, between Aguilar and 70, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
house tour: The Brownstoners of Bedford is holding their 34th Annual House Tour showcasing a collection of the community’s finest brownstones and limestones, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., rain or shine, beginning at the historic “Old Boys” High School at 832 Marcy Ave., near the corner of Putnam Ave. Tickets available at Little Red Boutique, (718) 443-1170; Bed0Vyne Wine, (347) 915-1080 and Sista’s Place, (718) 398-1766 or visit brownstonersofbedstuy.org.
Staten Island Jazz Festival: Universal Temple of the Arts presents the Staten Island Jazz Fesitve 25 featuring performances showcasing jazz music, dance, song, art and spoken word with Randy Weston African Rhythms Trio headlining the event, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Music Hall at Snigh Harbor Cultural Center. For more information, visit www.utasi,org/Events.html. For tickets, call (718) 273-5610 or email [email protected].
sunday, october 21
spay/neuter clinics: Petland Discounts and the ASPCA-Mobile Unit is offering dog and cat spay and neuter clinics in Queens on 10/21 at 7417 Grand Ave., Stop & Shop Center, Maspeth; 10/22 at 21-11 Broadway, corner 21 St., Rite Aid Shopping Center, Astoria; 10/24 agt 9108 Atlantic Ave., Pathmark Center, Ozone Park; 10/26 at 55-52 Myrtle Ave., between Cypress and Putnam, Ridgewood, 10/29 at 71-08 Kissena Blvd., between Aguilar and 71, Kew Garden Hills; 10/30 at 134-40 Springfield Blvd, corner of Meerick Blvd., Springfield Gardens and on 10/31 at Metropolitan Ave., between Rentar and Plaza, Middle Village and 3720 Main St., between 38 and 39 avenues, Flushing. All clinics beging a 7:00 a.m. at all venues. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
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.
Farmers Market: The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers Market featuring locally grown fresh fruits, veggies, herbs and eggs and offering sessions on growing food and herbs and how to prepare healthy food is open every Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. until November at 49 Van Buren St. off Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn. WIC/Senior FMNP Checks, EBT, Health Bucks and cash are accepted. For information, call (718) 638-3566 or email [email protected].
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.
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 and to answer any questions every Tuesday and Wednesday, 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.
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.
Financial Coaching: The NHS of East Flatbush is offering The Financial Capabilities and Coaching Program focusing on helping you reach your goals such as paying off bills, saving for a home, improving credit scores and more. For more information, call (718) 469-4679.
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.
Tai Chi: Stop. Breath. Relax. Join Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice combining Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation and Chinese healing, taught by Daniel Weicher, certified teacher in Integral Qigong and 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.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein