Thursday, April 14
Meet & Greet
Preferred Health Partners is holding a Meet & Greet with Ophthalmologist George Malayil, MD, 12 noon – 2:00 p.m,. at the Downtown Center, 447 Atlantic Ave. at Nevins St., Brooklyn. Seminar is free; refreshments will be provided. RSVP to (866) 791-0993.
In celebration of the Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, The Ink Well, 408 Rogers Ave. between Lefferts & Sterling St. is hosting the Jeff King Band featuring Jeff King, tenor sax; Richard Howard, trumpet; Yeochi Uzeki, piano; Bryce Sebastian, bass; & George Gray, drums, 8:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.; doors open 6:00 p.m. Admission – $5. For information, call (718) 675-6145 or (718) 926-0091.
Thessalonia Cultural Community Center & The Black Bar Assn. of Bronx County present a symposium Our Youth and the Criminal Justice System: Their Rights & Responsibilities, featuring representatives from the courts, juvenile rights organizations, the police & probation departments & community based organizations 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the community center, 951 Rev. James Polite Ave., East 163 St. between Prospect & Westchester avenues, Bronx. Admission free; register with Tanja Hamilton at (718) 542-0828, (718) 542-0376.
Friday, April 15
Assemblyman William Scarborough is sponsoring his Annual Environmental Summit at York College Faculty Dining Room, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, Queens, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. featuring various federal, state & city agencies & organziations making presentations concenring environmental issues. All are invited to attend. For information, call (718) 723-5412.
Saturday, April 16
Event to Collect
Ladies About Creating Excellence (L.A.C.E.) will be holding its first annual Event to Collect, collecting gently used dresses for disadvantaged girls in shelters, youth organizations, churches & community programs as well as individuals to attend their prom & graduation festivities. Donations will be accepted at House of Art, 3734 Lewis Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Fundraiser will also serve as a networking event to young professionals interested in philanthropy &/or other business ventures. For information, call (347) 996-1968; (347) 5626-4047.
LIU’s Kumble Theater, Flatbush Ave. between DeKalb Ave. & Willoughby St., downtown Brooklyn, presents the 2011 Spring Dance Concert, featuring dance majors performing modern works including the historic “Life Situations” & “Promenade,” Sat., 4/16, 2:00 p.m,. & 8:00 p.m. & Sun., 4/17, 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $20; $15/students w/ID. For information, call (718) 488-1624.
Household hiring & training expert Marta Perrone is holding The Professional Housekeeper Boot Camp workshop, a full-day event focusing on cleaning a home, sorting & ironing laundry, basic cooking skills & time management for professionals & non-professionals, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the NYC Seminar & Conference Center, 71 West 23 St., N.Y. For more information & to register, visit www.fionacameron-williams.com.
The American Italian Cancer Fndn. & the office of Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. are coordinating mammograms & clinical breast exams to be offered at the mobile van at Woodhaven Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamiaca Ave., Woodhaven. For eligibility, requirements on day of visit & to make an appointment, call (718) 738-1111.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Queens Alumnae Chapter, is holding a Debt Managemernt & Budgeting Seminar, featuring information on gaining financial independence & budgeting, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at St. Clare’s Roman Catholic Church Hall, 137-35 Brookville Blvd., Rosedale, Queens. For information, contact the Economic Development Committee at (917) 817-0720.
New York Cares is seeking volunteers to revitalize parks, gardens, playgrounds, community centers & schools citywide to work on a variety of green projects including gardening, removing winter debris, painting & more, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Volunteers aged 12 + can register at handsonnewyorkday.org. Registration fee: $20. Website provides complete information about the day. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Tots & Teens
Tots & Teens in Focus & the office of State Senator John Sampson will be hosting the Annual Youth Parade & Family Funday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. featuring professional representatives, rides, clowns, games, sports, cultural presentation, goodies, cookies & lots of fun at Rose Garden Catering Outdoor Venue, 4224 Church Ave., Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 451-2309.
Sunday, April 17
The Progressive Democrats Political Assn. of Central Brooklyn will host its annual Women Celebrating Women gala 4:00 p.m. at the Tropical Paradise Ballroom, 1363 Utica Ave., between Foster & Farragut Rd., Brooklyn. For tickets & information, contact Dr. Una Clarke at (917) 846-1016 or (917) 842-4547.
Wednesday, April 20
CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2 Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a free workshop, Foreclosure Prevention focusing on steps to take to avoid losing your home, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.. Workshop will be repeated 5/18 & 6/15. RSVP to (718) 282-2500 or emal [email protected].
Birthday Cake Contest
Fairway Market & the American Cancer Society are holding their first Best Birthday Cake Contest on June 11, 2011 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 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.
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 assitance & 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 trianing program, standardized test preparation & job skills training program, Saturdays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For registration details, call (917) 609-0909.
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.
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].