Thursday, June 2
Five Myles, 558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, presents Short Stories: Seven Artists – Seven Stories, an exhibition of work by a group of artists whose work has not been much seen & are figurative to the extent that each work could be expanded into a story of the viewer’s imagination. Exhibition on view thru 6/19, Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun., 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. or by appointment. For information & directions call (718) 783-4438.
Race In America
The New York Historical Society Library, 5 West 76th St. at Central Park West, N.Y. presents On The Cusp of the Civil War: Debating Race in America, exploring arguments that provided justification for slavery in the 18 century as well as those that led to its abolition a century later, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20; $10/members & available by phone at SmartTix, (212) 868-4444 or visit smarttix.com.
NHS of East Flatbush, 2806 Church Ave., between Nostrand & Rogers avenues presents a free seminar, How to Hire a Contractor, 6:00 p.m., focusing on how to evaluate, choose & hire an effective contractor. RSVP by calling (718) 469-4679.
Friday, June 3
Dr. Lenora Fulani will interview Roscoe Orman, actor, entertainer, writer & children’s advocate, known to millions as “Gordon” on Sesame Street, 6:00 p.m. at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Bldg., 2nd. Fl., 163 West 125 St., Harlem. Interviews are free & open to the public; RSVP to (212) 962-1699.
Saturday, June 4
The St. Albans Health Guild, 9408 Farragut Rd., Brooklyn, invites everyone, including teens & young adults, to the 23rd Comprehensive Health Fair featuring screenings for high blood pressure, asthma, blood glucose, vision, mammograms along with help with diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension & information on long term care, medicare, fire safety, prescription coverage for seniors & much more, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, call (718) 345-3489 or (718) 444-4351.
Real Dads Network, Inc. presents Fathers & Children Picnic in the Park, an afternoon of fun & fresh air featuring food, drink, entertainment & games along with an appearance by N.Y. Triple SSS All Stars Basketball Team, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Roy Wilkins City Park, Merrick & Baisley Boulevards, St. Albans, Queens. Register for this free event at fathersandchildrenpicnic.eventbrite.com or call (212) 875-7725.
Sunday, June 5
The Waterfront Museum & Showboat Barge presents Showboat Shazzam featuring old time family entertainment, classical circus & offering waterfront views & original art exhibitions 6/5, 19, & 26, 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. at Red Hook, Brooklyn, Conover St. near Fairway & 7/24, 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6 at foot of Atlantic Ave. Advance Tickets: adults & kids $10 available at www.smarttix.com or toll free at (877) 238-5596. Tickets/door (when available): adults & kids $15. For information, call (718) 624-4719.
York College, 9420 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, Queens, is hosting the Mighty Crown Reggae 4 Japan Benefit Concert featuring the Ruff Kut Band, Damian Jr Gong Marley, Maxi Priest, Tarrus Riley, Capleton, Etana, Gramps & Peter Morgan & many more. Doors Open 4:00 p.m.; Showtime 6:00 p.m. Call (718) 406-0378 for tickets & information.
Women Conquering Cancer will hold the National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration featuring cancer survivors, caregivers & special guests, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Akbar Hall, 1174 Bedford Ave., between Putnam Ave. & Madison St., Brooklyn. Refreshments will be served (minimal fee) & activities will be provided for children. For information, call (347) 789-3064, (718) 783-0238 or (718) 257-1536.
Tuesday, June 7
City Parks Foundation presents SummerStage featuring Night at The Caravanserai Tales of Wonder featuring Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble, Silkroad Connect Students & Friends, 6:30 p.m. at Mainstage, Central Park, Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan. For information, visit www.SummerStage.org.
City Parks Foundation presents SummerStage featuring Salute to Hip-Hop with EPMD / Funkmaster Flex, 7:00 p.m. at Betsy Head Park, Livonia, Dumont, Hopkinson & Blake avenues, Brooklyn. For information, visit www.SummerStage.org.
Circuit Productions announces that in order to accommodate school children and seniors, the performance of Irene Koloseus’ Feraba: African Rhythm Tap Dance Trio is being changed from Wednesday, June 15, 2:30 p.m. to Thursday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. at the Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Blvd., Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 230-2100.
The Beauty Lab at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute in NYC is testing numerous hair & hair color products & would like to reach women from all types of ethnic backgrounds, over age 35 to participate by testing products at home. Those interested should email [email protected] or call (212) 649-2422. You will be sent a questionnaire & a consent form & when returned, products will be mailed to your home along with a questionnaire to provide feedback.
“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 & nurturing to a child in the foster care system. Classes held on Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Chruch, 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.
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.
Spicy Carib Thursdays
The New Rochelle Radisson, One Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle, NY’s latest after work hot spot, presents Spicy Caribbean Thursdays hosted by The Ken Williams Show, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; no cover charge; happy hour drinks half price until 7:30 p.m. & includes reggae music, cocktails & free appetizers from a Caribbean menu; proper dress required. For information, call Morvia Reid-Williams at (914) 262-9582.
Warmer weather is home repair weather. Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, can assist you. For more information, on our Home Improvement Programs call (718) 469-4679.
If you are behind, or just concerned about your mortgage, come in for free services & assistance. The Open House, sponsored by Flatbush Developnment Corp., NHS of East Flatbush & the Center for N.Y.C. Neighborhoods, is every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Referral for other free assitance is also availble. To RSVP or for more information, call (718) 469-4679.
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.
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