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Thursday, April 28


The Tea Lounge, 837 Union St. (Subway: Q to 7 Ave., 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza or R to Union St.) presents The Jeff King Band featuring Jeff King, Richard Howard, Craig Harris, Yoechi Uzeki, Bryce Sebastian & George Gray, 8:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. For information, call (718) 789-2762.

Meet & Greet

Preferred Health Partners, Downtown Center, 447 Altantic Ave. @ Nevins St., Brooklyn, is holding a Meet & Greet with Vincent T. Brandeis, MD, FACOG, Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Specialist, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Seminar is free; refreshments will be provided. For information & to RSVP, call (866) 791-0993.

Friday, April 29


Jazz966, 966 Fulton St., between Grand & St. James (C Train to Clinton & Washington avenues) presents The Ray Abrams Big Band, 18-piece swing-tet, directed by Con Echols-Conway featuring Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch. Admission $15. For information & time, call (718) 683-6910 or visit [email protected].


Baruch Performing Arts Center @ Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave., entrance on 25 St. between Lexington & Third avenues, Manhattan, presents David Lamb’s King of the World, a romantic comedy about today’s music, the media & the choices we make, 7:30 p.m. Performance repeated on Sat., 5/14 at 8:00 p.m. For information about this and author’s Platanos Y Collard Greens, call (646) 522-4348.


LIU’s Kumble Theater, Flatbush Ave. between Flatbush & DeKalb avenues at Willoughby St., Downtown Brooklyn, presents Cynthia King Dance Studio By Popular Demand, featuring ballerinas, b-boys, contemporary dancers & hoofers, 7:00 p.m, Sat., 4/30, 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., & 7:00 p.m. & Sun., 5/1, 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. Tickets: $25. For information, call (718) 488-1624.

Saturday, April 30

Youth Jamboree

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St. (rain or shine), presents Youth Jamboree/Wellness Day featuring drums, steppers, dancers & dance ensembles, jazz band & more, 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Bring family & picnic. Free. For information, call (718) 773-2252.

Men Who Cook

The Mighty Men of Janes United Methodist Church, 660 Monroe St. & Malcolm X Blvd. presents Men Who Cook, a food & beverage expo, featuring The Majestic Funk Band, 6:30 p.m. Admission: $35. For information, call (718) 891-0980 or (718) 453-2316.


Up Over Jazz Productions & Afroat Designs present Jazz By The Sea featuring The Jeff King Band with special guest Vanessa Rubin at the New York Aquarium at Coney Island, West 8 St. & Surf Ave., Brooklyn, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Admission free. For information, call (718) 265-3474.


Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. & Jefferson Ave., (A/C Train to Nostrand Ave.) presents A Tribute to Max Roach featuring George Gray on the drums, 9:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. $20 w/RSVP; $25/without. For information, call (718) 398-1766.


Sans Souci Restaurant, 330 Myrtle Ave., between Carlton Ave. & Washington Park, Brooklyn, hosts two great bands, James Fleet/Drake Colley Sextet & Gary Smith & Jazz Impromptu, 8:00 p.m. Admission $20. For information, call (347) 227-8135.

Achievement Awards

The Antillean/Aruban Cultural Affairs Assn. presents it’s annual Scholastic Achievement Awards Presentation Luncheon, at the Real Madrid Restaurant, 2075 Forest Ave., S.I., N.Y., 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. For tickets & information, call (718) 816-8605 or (718) 629-5525.

Health Fair

The Mamre Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Health Ministry Dept., presents it’s Annual Health Fair 2011, featuring prevention, healing & restoration health programs including free diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, mammogram, PSA, prostate, podiatry, dental & HIV screenings & opportunities to sign up for free or low cost heath insurance, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the church at 1623-27 Utica Ave., corner Ave. H, East Flatbush, Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 258-2716.


Volunteers Wanted

Hundreds of volunteers are needed on Saturday, 5/14, at 9:00 a.m. to place American flags at the graves of 4,500 Civil War veterans & Sunday, 5/29 at 9:00 a.m. to place luminary candles next to each of the flags at Historic Green-Wood Cemetery commemorating the 150 anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Meet at the Gothic Arch, inside the 25 St. & 5th Ave. entrance; R train to 25th St. in Brooklyn & walk up the hill one block & into the cemetery. Free parking available. To volunteer contact Jeff Richman at [email protected].

Calling all Vendors

The Brooklyn Plaza Fulton Flea & Special Events at 650 Fulton St., Fort Greene, is ready to start. Grand opening Sunday, 5/8 & continuing every Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., into the summer including special “Dance Africa” Memorial Day Weekend Celebration & more. $50 for 10×10 space; $30 for 5×10 space. Go to for information.

Spicy Carib Thursdays

The New Rochelle Radisson, One Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle, N.Y.’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 @ (914) 262-9582.

Consumer Testing

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.

Birthday Cake Contest

Fairway Market & the American Cancer Society are holding their first Best Birthday Cake Contest on June 11 at the waterfront park in front of IKEA in Brooklyn & are looking for 30 professional & 20 non-professional bakers to register by May 20, 2011. Registration is free & first come, first serve. To learn more about the contest & download the facts & registration form, contact Kristen LaGrua at [email protected].


The African American/Caribbean Education Association, Inc. is offering high school students college scholarships for those who have strong grades & are committed to at least 200 hours of community service. Deadline is April 30. Log on to for more information & to download an application form.


Councilman Larry Seabrook & CUNY are offering free legal advice & consultations on all immigration matters including application assistance & assistance to U.S. citizens & permanent residents who are filing for family members, on Tuesdays, 12 noon – 7:00 p.m. & Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the District Office, 3586 Boston Rd., 3rd Fl., Bronx. For appointment, call (718) 994-9900.

Children’s Program

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.

Tai Chi Easy

Stop. Breathe. Relax. Join us for Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice that combines Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation & Chinese healing, taught by Daniel Weicher, certified in Integral Qigong & Tai Chi, Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the Moore Street Market, 110 Moore St., entrance on Humbolt St., Brooklyn. For information, call Mr. Weicher at (914) 673-6016. Donations appreciated.

Domestic Violence

The Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, 107 West 4th 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 – 7:30 p.m. For information, call (914) 699-7200 ext. 567.

Compiled by Ida Eisenstein

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