Friday, July 15
No Name & A Bag O’ Chips Comedy/Variety presents the Summer Reading Show featuring authors & storytellers reading from new & soon-to-be-published literature, & on July 22 the festivities continue with house band The Summer Replacements making it a funky good time for all, at Otto’s, 538 E 14 St., between Ave. A & Ave. B & can be reached by taking the L subway train to First Ave. Both shows 7:00 p.m.; No cover, no minimum. For additional information, call (212) 228-2240.
Tug & Barge
Tug & Barge in the Park will feature free dockside tugboat & covered barge tours, workshops & low cost showboat performances starting 715 thru 7/24 at Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park at the foot of Atlantic Ave. For information & full schedule of events, call David at (718) 624-4719 ext. 11.
Saturday, July 16
Maxine Greaves presents the annual boat ride, The Explosive Cruise on the River Rose, featuring music from the 70’s, 80’, & 90’s with DJ Roy & Stretch from Road International. Boarding 11:30 p.m. sharp; Departing Pier 1, World’s Fair Marina, across from Citi Field/Shea Stadium, Queens. Free Parking available. Complimentary buffet & cash bar. Semi-formal. For information & tickets, call (914) 513-8498 or [email protected]
Premier Exhibitions, Inc. presents Dialog in the Dark, leading visitors through a series of NYC environments highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures & textures in complete darkness at South Street Seaport, 11 Fulton St., corner of Fulton & Front streets, N.Y., Sun. – Thurs., 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. & Fri. & Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. For ticket information, contact the Box Office at 1-888-926-3437 or online at www.dialognyc.com.
The Village Voice launches the inauguaral 4Knots Music Festival featuring renowned & emerging artists from today’s music scene performing live all day at the South Street Seaport. Festival is free, open to all ages, & held rain or shine. For most up to date information visit, www.villagevoice.com/4knots.
Sunday, July 17
A Day of Celebration
Grencap United & The Grenada Consultate, N.Y., presents Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique Day, featuring arts & crafts, vendors, children’s activities, steel band, calypso, carnival costumes, performers, dance & music, reggae & other artists, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Park, Atlantic & Kingston avenues, Brooklyn. For information, call (347) 623-9381, (718) 928-8735 or the Consulate at (212) 599-0301. For vendor booths, call (718) 774-8983 or (347) 693-0967.
Monday, July 18
Jazzy Monday’s presents Sankofa Soulz featuring King Tut on saxophone at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. between Classon Ave. & Claver Pl., Brooklyn. Doors open 6:00 p.m.; Shows at 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Food & drinks available. For information on admission & to RSVP, call (718) 857-1427 or (718) 773-2252.
Wednesday, July 20
CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a free workshop, Foreclosure Prevention, focusing on steps you can take to avoid losing your home, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Workshop repeated 8/17 & 9/21. Registration is required. Call (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected].
Thursday, July 21
Frank’s Cocktail Lounge, 660 Fulton St., Brooklyn is hosting Wright Night @ Frank’s: Looks, featuring original monologues, stories, scenes & rhymes exploring the theme of looks & appearance, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For information, call (718) 638-0384.
Friday, July 22
Alice in Wonderland
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., at St. Marks Ave., presents Through the Looking Glass, a Third Rail Project re-imaging of the classic Alice in Wonderland, 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. For admission & general information, call (718) 735-4400 or visit www.brooklynkids.org.
Nkayko Productions presents Comedy & Corn Soup, an explosion of Caribbean humor featuring veteran & up-and-coming comedic performers, 9:00 p.m., at the Culture Barn, 22 Claver Pl., between Fulton & Putnam, Brooklyn. For admission & more information, call Nandi at (347) 636-0079 or Khali at (917) 651-4288.
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.
If you are behind in your motrgage due to job loss or income reduction you may be eligible for the Emergency Homeowners Loan Program (EHLP), a federal program where homeowners can receive up to $50,000 in assistance in two years. To obtain a pre-screened application, call (718) 469-4679 or visit nhsofeastflatbush.org. The deadline for completed pre-applications is Friday, July 22.
Warmer weather is home repair weather. Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? NHS of East Flatbush can assist you. For more information on our Home Improvement Programs, call (718) 469-4679.
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 medcine cabinet in a bottle for free! Call Sandra at (866) 223-2414 for information.
Zire Photography & Graphics & Proud Poppas United is pleased to announce a photo exhibit featuring a photo collection entitled “Proud Poppas” featuring images celebrating & encouraging the pride of being an active father on view thru 9/9, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at The Harlem Arts Alliance, 229 West 135 St., N.Y. For information, call (347) 7356-4280.
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.
You Gotta Believe! a community based older child adoption agency is looking for families (regardless of age, martial status, gender or income) who would be willing to provide love & nurturing 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., Coney Island & on Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2424 Linden Blvd., East New York. For more information, call (718) 372-3003.
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 (917) 609-0909.
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.
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.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein