Friday, Aug. 26
Kidflix Film Festival: MoCADA & AFF presents ‘The Wiz’ starring the late Lena Horne as Glenda the Good Witch & the late Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow as well as the talented Diana Ross in the 1970s adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, 7:00 p.m. at Fulton Park, corner of Utica Ave. & Fulton St. Raindate: Sat., Aug. 27. For information, call (917) 518-6610 or visit mocada.org/category/events/.
Dance Theater: The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., at St. Marks Ave., presents Charles Moore Dance Theatre featuring colorful African, Caribbean & African American dance, 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. For general & admission information, call (718) 735-4400 or visit www.brooklynkids.org.
Saturday, Aug. 27
Stay Fit, Have Fun: Idlewild Fitness, Idlewild Cricket Field in Idlewild Park Preserve, 223 St. & 148 Ave., Springfield Gardens, Queens, presents Stretch, Tone & Dance featuring instructor Beverley Brown focusing on stretching & toning exercises from Yoga & Pilates as well as light aerobic dance movements. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Bring a mat or beach towel. 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. For information & directions, call (866) 371-4255.
Sunday, Aug. 28
Family Day Celebration: The African Film Festival Family Day Celebration returns to Governors Island with entertainment & cultural activities offering short films, African dance classes, Double Dutch, storytelling, affordable African cuisine & more, 12 noon – 5:00 p.m. To get to Governors Island take the 1 to South Ferry, the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green or the R to Whitehall St., then take the free Governors Island Ferry, located in the Battery Maritime Bldg., Slip #7 to the island and follow the signs to the festivities. Visit www.africanfilmny.org for more information.
Monday, Aug. 29
Jazz: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St., 5th Fl., N.Y., presents Doug Carn & Jean Carn, Mon. & Tues., Aug. 29 & 30, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. For information & to make reservations, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Jazz: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St., 5th Fl., N.Y., presents Dion Parson & The 21st Century Band with Ron Blake & Marcus Printup, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., appearing thru Sun., Sept. 4. For information & to make reservations, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.
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 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.
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 11/20. The market accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Checks, EBT, Health Bucks & cash.
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.
Foreclosure Services: Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modificaiton? NHS of East Flatbush holds an Open House every Tues., at 2:00 p.m., offering free services & assistance. To RSVP or for more information, call (718) 469-4679.
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.
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. Discounts are available for early registration until Aug. 31. For more information, reservations & vending opportunties, email [email protected], visit www.OmoObatalaEgbe.org or call (718) 841-7886.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein