Saturday, July 30
J’Ouvert: Roy Pierre & Associates & the J’Ouvert Band is launching The Governor’s Ball Party at the Mas Camp, 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. at Chard-ENA Chateau, 3820 Church Ave., corner E. 39 St., Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 282-1229.
Community Fair: The New Life Tabernacle Church, 4905 Ave. D, Brooklyn, presents its annual Community Fair featuring amusement rides, refreshments, games, prizes & giveaways along with health screenings, educational materials & many vendors, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For information, call (718) 209-9111.
Block Party: LACE, Ladies About Creating Excellence, presents the Covert St. Block Party Denim Sustainability Day, featuring arts & crafts, seminars, music, games, food, yard sale, treats & loads of fun. Come out & donate an old pair of denim to 257 Covert St., Brooklyn. For information, call (347) 996-1968 or (347) 526-4047.
Father’s Day Parade: The Harlem Transformation Project presents its first annual Coming Together of Men of Color Parade. Lineup begins at 10:30 a.m. & starts at 12 noon at the Lenox Terrace apartments, corner of 133 St. & Malcolm X Blvd. & ends at 121 St. followed by the Men of Color Conference & Forum, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the A. Philip Randolph Middle School, 220 West 121 St. & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd., featuring mini-seminars conducted by prominent public figures & speakers & includes live entertainment. For information, call Akil Rose, (347) 822-1386 or Ms. Cheeseboro at (646) 363-2011.
Health Fair &Carnival: In recognition of National Health Center Week, the Mt. Vernon Neighborhood Health Center is hosting its free Annual Community Health Fair & Carnival at Hartley Park, corner of Gramatan & Lincoln avenues, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. featuring health screenings, nutritional counseling, HIV education & more including carnival events, food & refreshments, rides, games & giveaways. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call Ms. DeJonge at (914) 699-7200.
Monday, Aug. 1
Jazzy Mondays: Jazzy Mondays presents Tulivu Donnal Cumberbatch at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St., between Classon Ave. & Claver Pl. Doors open 6:00 p.m. Live shows 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Food & drinks available. RSVP to (718) 857-1427 or (718) 773-2252 or [email protected].
Wednesday, Aug. 3
Concert: In the Round with Anthony DaCosta & Johnathan Byrd presents Carrie Elkin in Concert featuring her new album, “Call It My Garden,” her label debut on Red House Records at Banjo Jim’s, 700 East 9 St., N.Y., 8:00 p.m. For information, call (212) 777-0869 or www.banjojims.com.
Friday, Aug. 5
Cirque-tacular: The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. at St. Marks Ave., presents Cirque-tacular, bringing the circus tent to you with daring acts of extreme human capability, 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. For information, call (718) 735-4400 or visit www.brooklynkids.org.
Parent Workshops: The Coalition for Public Education is sponsoring Parents Taking the Lead Institute, a weekly series of workshops for parents & educators every Thursday thru Aug. 18, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. focusing on school policies, closings, budget cuts & inequities within the system. Workshops will take place at DC 37 Union on Murray St. & the West Side Highway in Manhattan. For information, call (212) 362-6021 or (347) 785-3418.
Family Jam Series: The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. at St. Marks Ave., presents Free Friday Family Jam Series featuring music, dance, programs, exhibits & family fun for kids, parents, grandparents & friends thru Aug. 26 with free admission from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. For more information & a full listing of events, call (718) 735-4400 or visit www.brooklynkids.org.
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 the farmers. Farm accepts EBT, WIC & Senior Checks. For information, call Martha Jackson at (401) 924-0801.
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 compelte alternative medicine cabinet in a bottle for free! Call Sandra at (866) 223-2414 for information.
Resource Center: The Haitian Family Resource Center, 1783 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, provides services to the immigrant community featuring free clinics every Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. as well as assistance with applying for food stamps & housing, ESL/adult literacy, document translation & more. For information, call (347) 374-4470.
Domestic Violence:The Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, 107 West 2 St., Mt. Vernon, N.Y. is conducting a series of live seminars entitled “Tools to Use when Love Hurts,” focusing on helping victims recognize the signs & ramifications of the many faces of abuse. Support group sessions are held every Monday evening, 5:30 p.m. – 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 about the conference, reservations & vending opportunties, email [email protected], visit www.OmoObatalaEgbe.org or call (718) 841-7886.
Parade & Festival: The African Diaspora Parade & Festival Committee announces its inaugural parade 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.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein