Saturday, Sept. 24
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center announced its Opening Night Concert with Jimmy Heath & Jon Henricks leading their own bands for an evening of swing standards along with many special guest appearances, 8:00 p.m. at the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St., N.Y. For ticket information, call CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or purchase tickets at the Lincoln Center box office.
Colin Williams & The Hawks International presents Forged from The Love of Liberty, A Tribute in Honor of the Centenary Birthday of Dr.
Eric Williams commemorating the 35th year of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago & featuring special guest speaker Dr. Nigel Westmass as well as special performance by singer Carol Addison, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. For tickets & more information contact (646) 552-5521.
The Int’l. Christian Brotherhood & The Christian Cultural Center is hosting its 3rd Annual Men’s Health Awareness Fair featuring free screenings for Hypertension, Diabetes, PSA testing, BMI, HIV/AIDS & more, 12 noon to 2:00 p.m., following the Men’s Meeting from 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon at the Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn. For more information, contact the ICB office at (718) 306-1056.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Sickle Cell Walk-a-Thon
QSCAN presents the annual Sickle Cell Walk-a-Thon for Sickle Cell awareness, education & research, starting at 10:00 a.m. at 160 St., between Liberty & Archer avenues (York College) near the last stop on the E train, Jamaica Center, & ending at Roy Wilkins Park & Merrick Blvd., Queens, N.Y. For more information, registration & volunteering contact QSCAN at (718) 712-0873 or visit www.qscan.org.
Parade & Festival
The African Diaspora Parade & Festival Committee announces its inaugural parade featuring art, music, dance, science & technology & bringing the diverse ethic communities together in the spirit of respect, understanding & cooperation starting 10:00 a.m. at 164 Clay Ave. & terminating at Claremont Park, Bronx at 6:00 p.m. For information, call (917) 941-4243, (646) 406-6119 or (718) 604-1912.
Come celebrate the 42nd Anniversay of the Miller Evangelical Christian Union Church, 1110 President St., between Bedford & Rogers avenues, Brooklyn, 4:00 p.m., featuring a dramatic musical production of “A Journey from the Cross to Glory.” Admission free; love offering accepted. For information, call (718) 363-7160.
African Film Festival
The African Film Festival’s Family Day, postponed by Hurricane Irene, will take place 12 noon – 5:00 p.m., featuring short films, African dance classes, Double Dutch, storytelling & affordable African cuisine at Colonels’ Row on Governors Island, accessible by taking the free Governors Island Ferry located in the Battery Maritime Building, Slip #7 to the island. For more information, visit www.africanfilmny.org or www.govisland.com.
The APNU North America Forum announces the official launch of A Parnership for National Unity, North America, featuring guest speakers and focusing on the APNU & its role in Guyana & the Diaspora, 4:00 p.m. at The Crystal Manor, 1460 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn. For information, visit www.apnuguyana.com.
Monday, Sept. 26
LLIRN City Link presents Jazzy Mondays featuring The Hayes Brothers Band at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. at Claver Pl., Brooklyn. For information & to RSVP, contact (718) 857-1427 or [email protected].
The acclaimed Concerts at Half-Past Twelve series begins the fall series with a concert by Steven Lubin featuring the music of Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven on Fortepiano, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in St. Francis College Founders Hall, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights. For information, visit www.sfc.edu.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
NHS announces a free seminar, Understanding Wills & Trusts & Financial Options for Seniors, 6:00 p.m. at NHS of East Flatbush, 2806 Church Ave, between Nostrand & Rogers avenues, Brooklyn. To RSVP, call (718) 469-4679.
HABNET, in collaboration with the NYCEDC, will host an Entrepreneurial Boot Camp seminar specifically tailored for Haitian immigrants who are current or aspiring entrepreneurs, 6:30 p.m. at the Haitian Family Resource Center, 1783 Flatbush Ave., between Ave. J & K, Brooklyn. Seminar is free & all are welcome. For information, call (877) 278-9143.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Radical Women is hosting a public meeting, “Making Sense of the Dizzying Economic Downturn,” focusing on joblessness, education, housing & healthcare, 7:30 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 113 W 128 St., between Malcolm X Blvd/Lenox & Seventh avenues, Harlem. Admission free. Dinner provided for donation. For information, call (212) 222-0633.
The Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival presents Gerald Wilson & The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra: The Legacy Suite with Anthony Wilson & Eric Otis, thru 10/2, 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.
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.
Fulton Flea Market
The Brooklyn Plaza Fulton Flea & Special Events Season will be open every Sunday thru the Fall, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at 650 Fulton St., Fort Green. For general and vendor information, visit www.fultonflea.com.
If you can sing or think you can, Vy Higginsen of Mama, I Want To Sing invites you to auditions for Gospel for Teens, Friday, Sept. 30, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. & Saturday, Oct. 1, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at The Mama Foundation for the Arts, 149 West 126 St., between Lenox & Seventh avenues, Harlem, N.Y. For information on auditions and free classes & choir for teens 13 – 19 years old, call (212) 280-1045.
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.
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.
Omo Obatala Egbe, Inc. presents its 14th Annual International Orisa Conference, “Joy, Laughter, Happiness: Utilizing Sacred Attributes of the Yoruba Deities,” Oct. 28 – 30, 2011 at Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonbkson, N.Y. For more information, reservations & vending opportunties, email [email protected], visit www.OmoObatalaEgbe.org or call (718) 841-7886.
Ladydoves & Friends Curvesity present “A Masquerade Ball in Winter Wonderland & Toy Donation” to be held Saturday, Dec. 10, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. at Dante Caterers, Inc., 75-07 31 Ave., East Elmhurst, Queens. Early Bird specials are available until Sept. 30, 2011. For tickets, general & vendor information visit www.ladydoves.org, email [email protected] or call (347) 288-6397.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein