Saturday, Sept. 3
Gospel Stage Play: Quiet FIREProductions & Soul Harvest Int’l. presents Danny R. Wooten’s “Midnight Cry” featuring N.Y.’s own praise dancers from Antioch Church of Christ & Deliverance Tabernacle Church 30-voice choir, one day only, show times 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at the Apollo Theater, 253 West 125 St., N.Y. For information & tickets, call (718) 703-2260.
Sunday, Sept. 4
Reggae Festival: Reggae Rhythm & Blues Festival presents Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Monica, David ‘Movado’ Brooks, Tarrus Riley & Beenie Man at Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick & Baisley boulevards, Queens. Gates open 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. For information, to purchase & to win tickets, visit reggaerythmandblues.com or call (888) 474-3682.
Bahamas Culture Day: The Bahamian American Cultural Society, Inc. presents Bahamas Culture Day, featuring Elon Moxey, Mitzi Chipman with music by DJ Superstar EGR & Bahamian foods, delicacies & drinks as well as art exhibits, junkanoo, face painting, dancing & more, 12 noon to 12 midnight at Pier 66 Frying Pan, West 26 St. & 12 Ave. & the Hudson River Park. For information, call (212) 213-0562.
Monday, Sept. 5
Jazzy Mondays: LLIRN City Link presents Jazzy Mondays at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. @ Claver Pl., Brooklyn, featuring Marie Toussaint, The Haitian Jazz Sensation & her Trio, 7:15 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. Doors open 6:00 p.m. For information & to RSVP, call (718) 857-1427 or (917) 757-0170.
Thursday, Sept. 8
9/11 Memorial Exhibit: The N.Y. Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way, will be commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with an exibit of several hundred photogrtaphs taken by professional & amateur photogtaphers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center as well as letters written to responders, items from the Portraits of Grief series, Tribute of Light & more & will be on view thru April 1, 2012. For information, call (212) 873-3400.
Home Maintenance: Build it! Fix it! Do it yourself! Register for the Home Maintenance Training course sponsored by NHS of East Flatbush & learn carpentry, basic electrical, tool usage, wood framing & more in this six-week course. Orientation is Thurs., Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m.; Electrical & Plumbing Course starts Tues., Sept. 13, 6:00 p.m. & the Carpentry & Finishing Course begins Wed., Sept. 14, 6:00 p.m. For information, call (718) 469-4679.
Friday, Sept. 9
Attica Anniversary: Attica Is All Of Us & The Riverside Church Prison Ministry present Attica Is All Of Us, an evening of conversation, performances & music to mark the 40th anniversary of the Attica rebellion & massacre & address current prison sturggles, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, between 120 & 122 streets. Enter at 91 Claremont Ave. Free & open to the public. Please RSVP at www.atticaisallofus.org or call (347) 788-0275.
Business Seminar: Cong. Gregory Meeks & Asm. William Scarborough are sponsoring a free seminar designed to inform & provide resources for victims of mortgage fraud, address tax liabilities, changes to collection policies, foreclosure issues, mortgage modifications & more, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at York College, 94-20 Guy Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, Queens. Space is limited. Reserve your space by calling Cong. Meek’s office at (718) 725-6000 or Asm. Scarborough’s office at (718) 723-5412 or email Elizabeth Pegues at [email protected].
J’Ouvert 2011: In celebration of Labor Day J’Ouvert 2011, Roy Pierre & Associates presents The Governor’s Ball at Mas Camp Charle-Ena Chateau, 3820 Church Ave., corner E. 39 St., Brooklyn, 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. nightly, featuring pictures & costumes on display. Come register & play mas with us for J’Ouvert. For information, call (718) 282-1229 or (718) 462-5164.
Cultural Arts Program: Creative Outlet’s Cultural Arts Program, dedicated to the physical, mental, & spritual development of children through cultural & creative arts is holding registration for the 2011-2012 season at their main office at 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, open Mon. – Thurs., 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or by phone (w/a credit card) at (718) 636-9312 Ext. 107. Classes start Sept. 10 and are held at JHS 113, 300 Adelphi St., between DeKalb & Lafayette avenues, Brooklyn.
Exchange Students: ASSE Int’l. Student Exchange Program is seeking local families to host boys & girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries around the world. Students come to practice their English, experience American culture & share their cultures. They have money for their personal expenses & full health, accident & liability insurance. To become a host family & for more information, please call Joyce McKenney at (207) 737-4666 or the ASSE Eastern Regional Office at (800) 677-2773.
Parade & Festival: The African Diaspora Parade & Festival Committee announces its inaugural parade to be held Sunday, Sept. 25, starting 10:00 a.m. at 164 Clay Ave. & terminating at Claremont Park, Bronx at 6:00 p.m. Interested vendors must apply by calling Mr. Phillips at (718) 604-1912.
Farmers Market: 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. until Nov. 20. The market accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Checks, EBT, Health Bucks & cash.
Farmers Market: 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.
Farmers Market: 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.
Children’s Programs: 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.
Adopotion: “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 and nuturing to a child in the foster care system. Classes held on Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2801 W 8 St., in Coney Island & Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2424 Linden Blvd., in East New York. For more information, call (718) 371-3003.
Domestic Violence: The Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, 107 West 4 St., Mt. Vernon, N.Y. is conducting a series of live seminars entitled “Tools to Use When Love Hurts,” foucsing on helping victims recognize the signs & ramifications of the many faces of abuse. Support group sessions are held every Monday evening, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. For information, call (914) 699-7200 ext. 567.
Aches & Pains: Jamaican Fountain Pimento Oil is an all naural, chemical & preservative free herbal medication that relieves sore muscles, stiff joints, nerve damage, circulation issues, amongst a host of other ailments. We will come to your nursing home or church & give a free massage so you can experience this Jamaican phenomenon. Try this complete alternative medicine cabinet in a bottle for free! Call Sandra at (866) 223-2414 for information.
Orisa Conference: 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.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein