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
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.
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.
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.
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 www.fultonflea.com 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.
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 aaceainc.com 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.
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.
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