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Thursday, April 21

Homebuying Seminar

Astoria Federal Savings & Neighborhood Housing Services is having a free Homebuying Seminar: Making The Process Easy For You, focusing on getting started, closing cost assistance, affordable mortgages, homebuyer education & more, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Astoria Federal Savings, 1045 Flatbush Ave., between Duryea Place & Tilden Ave., Brooklyn. To reserve space call (718) 469-4679.

Salon & Day Spa

In an effort to reduce hypertension & stimulate pressure receptors in a community that suffers from hypertension Turning Heads Salon & Day Spa, 218 Lenox Ave., at 121 St., Harlem, is offering massages on Thursday, 4/21, & Friday, 4/22, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, 4/23, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For information & cost, call (212) 828-4600.

Comedy/Variety

No Name Comedy/Variety presents The Uptown Cabaret featuring the multi-talented Alex deSuze with musical accompaniment on the piano with Rich Campbell & offering wine, beer, coffee as well as great food in a warm & casual atmosphere, 7:00 p.m. at The Indian Road Cafe, 600 West 218 St., Manhattan. No cover, no minimum. For information, call (212) 942-7451.

Friday, April 22

Comedy/Variety

No Name Comedy/Variety presents their pre-Easter spectacular with Carmen Lynch, Leighann Lord, Chris Griggs & Dave Lester as well as house band The Summer Replacements, 7:00 p.m. at Otto’s, 538 E 14 St., between Ave. A & Ave. B. No cover, no minimum. For information, call (212) 228-2240.

Saturday, April 23

The Wiz

LIU’s Kumble Theater, Flatbush Ave. between DeKalb Ave. & Willoughby St. in Downtown Brooklyn, presents What It Iz: The Spokenwordical, a hip-hop remix of The Wiz where Dorothy is transported from the disco era into a hip-hop generation faced with terrorism, police brutality, music industry shenanigans, street hustlers & more, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Suggested donation for students is $5-$10 & for the general public, $10. For information, call (718) 488-1624.

Sunday, April 24

KES 360

Shorblu Events & Big & Strong Promotions present KES the Band featuring lead singer Kees Dieffenthaller, Trinidad’s reigning 2011 Groovy Soca Monarch, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (showtime begins 7:00 p.m.) at Amnesia NYC, 609 West 29 St., N.Y., between 11 & 12 avenues. For information, call (212) 643-6464.

Monday, April 25

Inaugural Gala

Jessye Norman, gala chair & the Dance Theater of Harlem will be honoring Athur Mitchell, the first African American to become a permanent member of a major U.S. ballet company, at the Inaugural Dance Theater of Harlem Vision Gala, featuring host Victoria Rowell & will include dinner, dancing & performances by students from the school & guest artists, 7:00 p.m., at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 165 West 65 St., N.Y. For reservations, inquiries & to purchase tickets, call Sharon Williams Duncan at (212) 690-2800.

Jazz

In celebration of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St., between Claver & Classon avenues, Brooklyn, presents Monday Evening Jazz featuring Maggie Brown & Her Trio (daughter of the late Oscar Brown, Jr.). Doors open 6:00 p.m.; Showtime 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. General admission: $10. Food & drinks available. For information, call (718) 857-1427 or (718) 773-2252.

Tuesday, April 26

Public Meeting

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Community Advisory Board will hold its annual public meeting focusing on health care in the community, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at 121 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn. Public is invited. For information, call (718) 250-8344.

ONGOING

Consumer Testing

The Beauty Lab at the Good Housekeeping Research Insititute 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.

Real Women

Seeking real women for a documentary on hair issues. Would you like to reinvent your hair and image for a film documentary? Ages: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s & 60s welcomed. Paid compensation to be determined. Espeically seeking women with hair thinning & hair loss. Send photos, name, email and age to [email protected]. For more information, contact Elline Surianello at (212) 986-5620.

Essay Contest

Assembly William Scarborough & Tammy Greer Brown, in support of Black Marriage Day, are holding a contest for all married NYC Black couples of any racial composition who have been married at least 10 years to write a 500-word essay on Why Did I Stay Married. Deadline is Sunday, April 24. Prizes will be awarded. For information & contest rules, email whydidistaymarried [email protected].

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].

Design Proposals

The 125 St. BID, Harlem Arts Alliance & Harlem Community Development Corp. are requesting proposals for the design of banners for the third annual BID On Culture project, an ongoing initiative showcasing the cultural vitality of Harlem & its uniuque & authentic heritage. Design proposals must be submitted by email no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2011 to [email protected]. For information, submission requirements, design details & selection process, visit www.harlemaa.org or call Michael Unthank at (347) 735-4280.

Scholarships

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.

Immigration

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, a certified teacher in Integral Qigong & Tai Chi, Sundays, 9:30 p.m. -11:00 p.m. at the Moore Street Market, 110 Moore St., entrance on Humbolt St., Brookyn. 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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