friday, october 12
film forum: The Game Changers Program is holding its First Annual Game Changers National Film Forum featuring emerging filmmakers from across the country focusing on Black male achievement, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., Harlem, N.Y. Forum is free and open to the public. Registration required at www.schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit www.gamechangersproject.org.
COMEDY/VARIETY: No Name & A Bag O’ Chips Comedy/Variety Show presents actress/comic/pundit Leighann Lord, comedians Rachael Parents, Miguel Dalmau and humorist/storyteller Dawn Fraser and featuring house band, The Summer Replacements, at Otto’s, 538 E 14 St., between avenues A and B, N.Y., 7:00 p.m. on Fri., 10/12 and 19. For more information, call (212) 228-2240 or (347) 885-3466.
saturday, october 13
celebration walk: Community Access is starting an initiative to bring about better health habits by holding a fun Celebration Walk, a one-mile walk (also a dog walk for those who have pet dogs) that will end with a street festival and block party with free giveaways, health food, costume contests for dogs, games, tables of information and more. For entrance fees and more information, contact Erin Johnson by email at [email protected] or phone (212) 780-1400 ext. 7804.
WALK-RUN AGAINST HUNGER: Reaching-Out Community Services will be holding its 4th Annual Walk-Run Against Hunger event with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus parking lot on 86 St. and 13 Ave. followed by a 3.2K Walk-Run around Dyker Park at 11:00 a.m. and will feature live music, food, gift auction and more. For more information and to print out a Walk Registration form, visit www.rcsprograms.org or email [email protected].
kids campaign: The Carlton Locksley Bennett Foundation invites you to its fourth annual brunch, Taking Back Our Kids Campaign, featuring a fashion show, spoken words, special artist, raffle and gate prizes, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Catherine McAuley High School, 1377 Brooklyn Ave, between Foster and Newkirk avenues, Brooklyn. Enter via driveway. For information, call Millicent G at (347) 898-3195 or Maxine at (347) 787-5493.
youth day and charity benefit concert: The New Dimension Seventh Day Adventist Church Youth Ministry Department presents Creating a New Dimension for Africa Concert with featured artist Laos in Harmony and others , 6:00 p.m. at the Church at 1062 Winthrop St., between E 93 and 94 streets, Brooklyn. As part of the annual Youth Day the program will begin with Sabbath School at 9:15 a.m. with the theme for the day Chirst Is Able featuring guest speaker Pastor Gamal Alexander. For information call the Church at (347) 393-6380.
School Fete and Raffle: Meadowbrook High School Alumni New York Chapter presents its annual All Schools Fete and Raffle where you can show your school pride, starting at 10:00 p.m. at the WCO Center, 3744 White Plains Road, Bronx. For tickets and information call (927) 540-3142, (914) 500-5644 or (347) 414-4284.
cumbe Celebration: Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance, Brooklyn’s newest dance studio, presents a Full Moon Celebration featuring live music by Brown Rice Family featuring a night of music, dancing, and community for families, singles, music fans, dance fans, 8:00 p.m. – Midnight at 558 Fulton St., near Flatbush Ave, 2nd Fl., Brooklyn. For cost of admission and more information call the dance studio at (718) 935-9700.
tuesday, october 16
T&T Film Festival: The Brooklyn Public Library presents T&T Mini Film Festival featuring SistaGod, a haunting, surrealist Trinidadian film chronicling young Mari’s transition from a girl who cheats death to a harbinger of death, 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Adults. For information, call (718) 230-2100.
thursday, october 18
Homebuyers Seminar: The NHS of East Flatbush is having a free homebuyer seminar focusing on grants, affordable mortgages, closing cost assistance and building your homeownership team, 6:00 p.m., at Astoria Federal Savings Bank, 1045 Flatubsh Ave., between Beverly Rd. and Tilden Ave., Brooklyn. To reserve space call (718) 469-4679 or email [email protected]
friday, october 19
AIDS Conference: Selfhelp Community Services, LIU Brooklyn’s School of Health Professions and Brooklyn AIDS Task Force presents an AIDS conference focusing on “What Everyone Needs to Know about HIV – From Novice to Expert,” “Challenges in Communicating with HIV Patients and Their Families,” “Selfhelp Special Family Home Care,” and “Innovations in HIV Presention: A Discussion of PEP and PrEP,” 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at LIU Brooklyn’s Medcalfe Hall, corner of Dekalb and Flatbush avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 488-1256 or visit brooklynshealth2012.eventbrite.com.
Sistas: Sistas: The Musical, an uplifting musical journey of a multi-generational African American family based on a series of interviews conducted with Balck women over a six-year period, set to the lyrics of songs that captures the mood and issues of the time, is now playing at St. Lukes Theatre, 308 W 46 St., between 8 and 9 avenues, N.Y., Saturdays and Sundays at 4:30 p.m. For more information on pricing, availability, student group rates, contact Nicole Judd at (718) 703-2260 or (845) 313-4956 or [email protected].
musical entertainment for the entire family: Vy Higginsen’s Mama Foundation for the Arts presents back-to-back musical matinees every Saturday featuring Sing, Harlem, Sing! at 1:00 p.m. and Mama, I Want To Sing: The Next Generation at 4:30 p.m. at The Dempsey Theater, 127 West 12t St., between Lenox and Seventh avenues., Harlem. Tickets are available for both shows through SmartTix.com (212-868-4444) or by calling the Mama Foundation at (212) 280-1045.
aquatics program: BronxWorks Community Center, 1130 Grand Concourse, Bronx, has announed its Fall ‘12 aquatics program running from now thru Nov. 16 featuring swimming instruction for all ages and levels, a clinic to help experienced swimmers to sharpen their skills and aqua aerobics, an exercise class open to teens and adults, including non-swimmers. For applications to participate in classes and more information, contact Eileen Towey at (718) 508-3071.
Farmers Market: The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers Market featuring locally grown fresh fruits, veggies, herbs and eggs and offering sessions on growing food and herbs and how to prepare healthy food is open every Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. until November at 49 Van Buren St. off Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn. WIC/Senior FMNP Checks, EBT, Health Bucks and cash are accepted. For information, call (718) 638-3566 or email [email protected].
Queens Sickle Cell: The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, 207-08 Hollis Ave., Queens Village, N.Y., presents a Parent to Parent Support Group meeting every first Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m. For directions and registration, call (718) 712-0873 or email [email protected].
Computer Training: Mount Carmel Worship and Outreach Center is holding adult and children computer training programs, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Call (917) 609-0909 for registration details.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein