Saturday, Oct. 1
Food & Family Day
CIBS, Council Member Albert Vann & the Brooklyn Community Foundation presents the Bedford-Stuyvesant Food & Family Day offering free workshops on how to cook & eat healthy on a budget, farmers’ markets & green grocers; basic gardening & composting tips & more, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Restoration Plaza. For information, visit www.cibsbedstuy.org/events/food-summit.
Convent Avenue Baptist Church, 420 W 145 St., N.Y. presents its Community Fair & Blood Drive in the lower level Lecture Hall featuring free medical screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, PSA tests & eyes & foot care as well as flu shots & medical & health information, Social Security, veteran benefits & more, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For information, call Rev. Brenda Price at (212) 234-6767 ext. 103.
Christmas in Haiti
The H-Factor Project presents a fundraising event & performances by E-Uneek & friends to raise funds for Christmas in Haiti Tour to provide toys, clothing, food & hope to victims of the 2010 earthquake, at the Haven, Bar/Lounge, 244 E 51 St., between 2 & 3 avenues, N.Y. Happy Hour & Dinner provided for donation. For information, call (646) 938-5031 or email [email protected].
HABNET Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business education session, Disaster Preparedness Seminar, focusing on the importance & benefit of being ready for the unexpected & the best practices to protect their business & employees as well as their home & family, 10:00 a.m. at the Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn. For information, call (877) 278-9143 or visit wwwHABNET.com.
SOBs, 204 Varick St., Manhattan hosts Passion Saturdays, the best in Soca, HipHop, Reggae & R&B, every first Saturday. Doors open 10:00 p.m. First 100 ladies free. To RSVP & for more information, call (718) 926-5975.
Health & Wellness Fair
Queens of All Saints Church, 300 Vanderbilt Ave., between Lafayette & DeKalb avenues, Brooklyn, presents its 4th Annual Health & Wellness Fair featuring health care professionals, blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol screenings, PSA testing, hearing & more, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. For information, call (718) 638-7625.
The SoHo Playhouse, 125 Vandam St., between Sixth Ave. & Varick St., N.Y., presents Jamaica, Farewell, about the rich, cultural & political landscape of 1970’s Jamaica, with playwright/performer Debra Ehrhardt, one weekend only, Sat., 10/1, 8:00 p.m. & Sun. 10/2, 3:00 p.m. Order tickets at www.sohoplayhouse.com or www.jamaicafarewellthe play.com. For information, call (212) 691-1555.
Sunday, Oct. 2
Pratt Area Community Council, Council Member James, Senator Montgomery & Asemblymember Jeffries invite you to a Community Tribute in honor of Rev. David Dyson, celebrating 18 years of service to Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church, featuirng music, performances & special presentations, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford St., Ft. Greene, Brooklyn. For more information or to RSVP, [email protected] or call (718) 522-2613 ext. 22.
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W 60 St., between Amsterdam & West End avenues, in the Lincoln Center area, N.Y. presents “The Amazing Max & The Box of Interesting Things,” featuring objects appearing out of thin air, laws of physics defied, comedy, juggling & more, Saturdays & Sundays, 4:30 p.m. with special holiday shows. Tickets available at www.telecharge.com or by phone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
The Coca Cola Generations in Jazz Festival presents Havana Nights: Elio Villafranca with Terell Stafford & Lewis Nash, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club, 5th Fl., Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St., N.Y. For tickets, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd. Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, will hold a free workshop, Social Media U., intended for existing or startup businesses to work in computer lab & build up a social infrastructure for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging & Local Social Media (Yelp, Google Maps). Requirements to enroll: Existing personal Facebook account & a business idea. Classes meet for three sessions & each class must be attended. Schedule 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (choose only one month): Tuesdays – 10/4, 11, 18; 11/1, 8, 15 or 12/6/13/20. Wednesdays – 10/5, 12, 19; 11/2, 9, 16 or 12/7, 14, 21. Registration required. Call (718) 282-2500.
CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd. Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, will hold a free workshop, Cash Repair, focusing on repairing & rebuilding credit & dealing with debt collectors, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 10/4, 11/1, 12/6. Registration required. Call (718) 282-2500.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Calvary Hospital is currently offering free weekly bereavement support groups on Wednesdays for adults in Brooklyn at St. Francis College, 182 Remsen St., between Court & Clinton streets. A pre-interview is required for all participants before attending their first session. Sessions are as follows: Death of a Spouse or Partner – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Death of a Parent – 7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Individual counseling is available on limited basis. For interview appointments & more information, call Kristen Finneran at (718) 518-2270 or (646) 739-1005.
Thursday, Oct. 6
CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd. Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, will hold a free workshop, Entrepreneurial Finance 101, intended for existing or startup businesses that need to develop, manage & understand basic financial statements focusing on cash flow, profit & loss, balance sheet & industry-specific topics. Classes meet for three sessions & each class must be attended. Schedule (choose only one month): Beginners Course – Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 10/6, 13, 20; 11/3, 10, 17; 12/8, 15, 22. Intermediate Course – Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – 10/5, 12, 19; 11/2, 9, 16; 12/7, 14, 21. Registration required. Call (718) 282-2500.
CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd. Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, will hold a free workshop, Loan Information Session on how to apply for CAMBA’s small business loans, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 10/6 & 27; 11/3, 12/1 & 22. Registration required. Call (718) 282-2500.
Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art presents Feallan & Fallow, a six-piece installation featuring four newly commisioned works by Alison Saar & will take park goers & visitors on a journey through the four seasons in Madison Square Park, NE side of Oval Lawn, at 25 St. & Madison on view daily thru 12/31/11. For information, call the conservancy at (212) 538-4071.
Stop. Breathe. Relax. Join us for Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice that combines Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation & Chinese healing, Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Moore Street Market, 110 Moore St., entrance on Humbolt St., Brooklyn. For information, call Daniel Weicher at (914) 673-6016. Donations appreciated.
The High School for Public Service Youth Farm, 600 Kingston Ave., between Rutland & Winthrop, East Flatbush, holds its Youth Farm Farmers Market every Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., thru Oct. 26, featuring fresh, affordable Brooklyn grown produce as well as cooking demonstrations & tour the farm & meet. Farm accepts EBT, WIC & Senior Checks. For information, call Martha Jackson at (401) 924-0801.
The Bushwick Farmers Market at Maria Hernandez Park, Knickerbocker Ave. at Starr St., Bushwick, Brooklyn presents Bushwick Farmers’ COOKS, a series of weekly free workshops, demonstrations, tastings, & talks about food, thru Nov. 15, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.BushwickFarmersMarket.org.
The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers Market, 49 Van Buren off Tompkins, Brooklyn, will be offering locally grown food featuring fresh fruits, veggies, herbs & eggs as well as learning about growing food & herbs & how to prepare healthy food, every Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. thru Nov. 20. The market accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Checks, EBT, Health Bucks & cash.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein