Saturday, April 2
Venue Change for Town Hall Meeting
Assemblyman William Scarborough will be holding a Water Board Town Hall at the next 29th AD Task Force Meeting instead of at the usual last Saturday of the month, focusing on how water bills are computed for residential users & six computers will be set up to access account information. Open to all residents; bring water bills to discuss problems & issues. Meeting will be held at the Guy R. Brewer Democratic Club, 197-01 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, Queens, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. For more information, call the District Office at (718) 732-5412.
PRT/40 Greene Cultural Center presents two short plays, Olive Branch, excerpted from a two-act play that examines how, whether we like it or not, we need each other & Codes, about a tragic shootout in Brooklyn resulting in the shooting of a toddler, 4/2 & 4/9 at the Paul Robeson Theatre, 40 Greene Ave., between Carlton & Adelphi avenues, Brooklyn. Doors open 7:30 p.m.; Play begins 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $20. For information & tickets, call (347) 761-2461.
The Freedom Socialist Newspaper is sponsoring Whose Press? Our Press!, a discussion on the power of the free press & altlernative media, to be held at Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128 St., in Harlem between Malcolm X Blvd. & 7 Ave. Door donation/$3. Spring supper with vegetarian option served at 6:30 p.m. for a $9 donation. Childcare provided. For information or to arrange work exchange, call (212) 222-0633.
The East Flatbush Dance Festival is holding a benefit performance for the development of a free dance program for high school students at the Tilden Educational Campus presenting an array of dance genres including contemporary, ballet, hip hop, tap, jazz, & more, 3:00 p.m. at The Tilden Educational Campus Theater, 5800 Tilden Ave., Brooklyn. Suggested donation: $10; free for Tilden students & faculty. For information, visit www.letsdanceny.com or call Monifa Kincaid, festival director at (845) 214-5485.
Tuesday, April 5
The Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation Adult Day Health Care Program & the American Red Cross are hosting an Emergency Preparedness Seminar, focusing on creating a family disaster plan, building & maintaining a supply kit & keeping loved ones safe & informed during times of disaster, 11:00 a.m. at the CNR Adult Day Health Care Program, 97-35 Allendale St., Jamaica, Queens. Raffle, refreshments & interactive CD available. RSVP to Sheva Turk, (718) 297-4700 ext. 224.
Thursday, April 7
The Carter Burden Center for the Aging’s Gallery 307, 307 Seventh Ave. Ste. 1401, Chelsea, featuring the work of older, self-taught & special needs artists, will be exhibiting On Paper: 2006-2011, the art of 82-year-old artist, Hedy O’Beil showcasing gestural abstract paintings, open thru 4/28. For information, call (646) 400-5254 or visit www.carterburdencenter.org.
Friday, April 8
Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) along with N.Y. Community Media Alliance & New America Media, are holding an Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop focusing on getting information out of difficult-to-deal-with officials & government agencies, how to dig up information & generate ideas for stories, gain tips & advice on using blogs, audio & video to help reach your audience & more, 4/8 & 9, to be held at The New York Times Building, 620 8th Ave., N.Y. Register Now – registration free to the first 40 people who sign up at www.ire.org/nyc but only a few scholarships remain. Afterward: $25/professionals; $10/students. For scheudle & additional information, visit www.ire.org/nyc.
Singers, Rappers, Poets
Ladydoves is looking for singers, rappers, poets, dancers, designers, sponsor packages & vendor tables for the Third Annual Young, Gifted & Talented Showcase Fundraiser to be held on Sunday, April 17 at the Occasions Banquet & Catering Hall in Springfield Gardens, Queens. Interested parties should contact [email protected] or call (347) 288-6379 or contact Andrene Ladydoves Williams, founder/CEO on Facebook.
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.
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.
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.
Councilman Larry Seabrook & CUNY Citizenship & Immigration Project are providing free legal services & consultations on all immigration matters, Tuesdays, 12 noon – 7:00 p.m. & Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the District Office, 3586 Boston Rd., 3 Fl., Bronx. Any constituent with immigration problems or concers should call for an appointment at (718) 994-9900.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein