Wednesday, June 29
[email protected] presents the Kenny Garrett Quartet with Benito Gonzalez, Nat Reeves & Ronald Bruner at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, corner of 60 St. & Broadway, in the Time Warner Building, Fifth Fl., performing thru July 3, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. For information & reservations, call (212) 258-9595.
Thursday, June 30
Small Business Forum
Assembly William Scarborough, Congressman Gregory Meeks and Boro Pres. Helen Marshall are sponsoring a Small Business Forum with federal, state & city agencies addressing issues important to small businesses, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at York College Atrium, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, Queens. For questions or information, call (718) 723-5412.
Gospel Fest Concert
The New York Chapter CBTU/Retirees presents the Fourth Gospel Fest Concert, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at DC37 Headquarters, 125 Barclay St., entrance on Murray St., N.Y. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Ms. Franklin at (718) 493-0266 or Ms. Iszard at (212) 815-7508.
Friday, July 1
African Arts Festival
The International African Arts Festival celebrates turning 40 July 1 – 4 with events including children’s programs, parades, fashion & hair shows, dance, gospel music, drummers & singers, jazz & more, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Commodore Barry Park, Park & Flushing avenues & North Elliott & Navy streets, Brooklyn. For information & festival schedule, call (718) 638-6700 or visit www.iaafestival.org.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., presents Blooming Babies: Bubble Babies for ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years, 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.; Meet & Greet Creatures of the Sea, all ages, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & Art Works for ages 5 & under, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. For admission & general information about holiday weekend events, call (718) 735-4400.
Saturday, July 2
Comics Joe Rocha & Lori Sommer will be among the performers featured at the No Name Comedy Variety show at Inwood restaurant The Pipers Kilt, 4944 Broadway, between 207 & Isham streets, N.Y., 10:00 p.m.; no cover/no minimum; 21+. For information, call (212) 569-7071 or visit www.nonamenyc.com.
Weeksville Heritage Center dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weekville, Brooklyn will be holding a Garden Party every Saturday in July featuring cutting edge musical performances & a selection of renowned food vendors at The Weeksville Garden, 2698 Bergen St., between Buffalo & Rochester avenues. Gates open 4:00 p.m.; Music begins 6:00 p.m. Admission free; bring blankets. For information, call (718) 756-5250 ext. 312 or email [email protected] for full schedule of events.
Onstage at Kingsborough: Hot Summer Nights, Outdoor Bandshell at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd., Bklyn., presents Stars & Stripes Forever featuring the Community Wind Ensemble & concert band paying tribute to Independence Day. Free. Rain or shine. Rain location: The Performing Arts Center. Gates open 7:00 p.m.; Concert begins 8:00 p.m. Call (718) 368-5596 after 4:00 p.m. for updated information.
Sunday, July 3
Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave., S.I., presents Independence Day Celebration featuring pie baking competition, churning old time ice cream, Pinwheel Parade, & meet patriotic villagers from the 1800s. For admission & general information, call (718) 351-1611.
Monday, July 4
Jazzy Mondays presents Marie Brown & Her Trio, the talented daughter of the late great Oscar Brown, Jr. at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St., between Classon Ave. & Claver Place, Brooklyn. Doors open 6:00 p.m.; Shows at 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Food & drinks available. For information & to RSVP, call (718) 857-1427 or (718) 773-2252.
The Documentary Channel (DISH Network Channel 197; DIRECTV Channel 267), is proud to celebrate Independence Day with the premiere of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s documentary film “Let Freedom Swing” an engaging exploration of the relationship between jazz music & democracy hosted by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor & musician, composer, educator & artistic director Wynton Marsalis, 7:00 p.m. For information, visit documentarychannel.com.
Tuesday, July 5
CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a workshop, Writing a Business Plan 101, focusing on the foundation of writing a business plan, basic outline, techniques to finish & resources to get started, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Workshop repeated Aug. 2 & Sept. 6. Registration required; call (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected].
CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a workshop, Credit Repair, focusing on debt collection & how to repair & rebuild credit, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Workshop repeated Aug. 2 & Sept. 6. Registration required; call (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected].
A casting call is going out for a short film “Antiman” seeking West Indian or Caribbean males ages 12-15 years; 18-25 years; 25-35 years & 40 to 50 years. Film shoots in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana July 28 thru Aug. 12. Deadline for submission of headshot & resume is Friday, July 1 to be submitted to [email protected]. Refer to this email for more information or questions.
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 Flatbush Development Corp., NHS of East Flatbush & the Center for NYC Neighborhoods hold an Open House every Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. offering free mortgage services & assistance. To RSVP or for more information, call (718) 469-4679.
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 natural, chemical & preservative free herbal medication that relieves sore muscles, stiff joints, nerve damage, ciruclation 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.
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 conducgting 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