saturday, october 6
Reggae, CAlypso, folK Music: The Brooklyn Public Library presents Reggae! Calypso! Folk Music! for kids and families featuring West Indian and American music through song and dance in an interactive performance with versatile entertainer Conroy Warren, 1:00 p.m. at the Central Library Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights. For information, call (718) 230-2100.
health screenings: Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care is offering medical screenings and information for women including breast exams, pap smears for women 18+ and mammograms for women 40+ who have not had a pap smear/mammogram in the last 12 months, and health education information concerning women’s health issues, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Montefiore Medical Center’s Wakefield Hospital, Outpatient Oncology, 6th Fl., 600 East 233rd St., Bronx. To pre-register and for more information, call (718) 920-9434.
Conference: SVG Diaspora Committee of N.Y., The Consulate General of SVG, COSAGO and the Garifuna Coalition present St. Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora and Develoioment Conference focusing on the theme “Embracing the Challenges we face and Opportunities that exist for the Development of SVG and its Diaspora” featuring Prime Minister of SVG, Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Life Ministries Int’l., 770 Park Place, between Nostrand and Rogers avenues, Brooklyn. Breakfast and lunch will be on sale for all participants. For information, call (718) 344-7920 or (212) 687-4776.
nautical tour: The Bronx Tourism Council presents a Nautical Tour beginning with a guided trolley tour throughout City Island, followed by a visit to the Nautical Museum, light lunch meal at a local seafood restaurant (cost not included in registration fee), visit to a local art gallery and ending on the 65-foot Island Current IV fishing for blues and striped bass (gear and bait included). For registration, tickets and additional information call (718) 590-2502.
Health Expo: Healthfirst is sponsoring the WBLS-FM 2012 Circle of Sisters Expo, Sat. and Sun., 10/6 and 7, New York’s largest expo for women of color featuring a host of speakers, authors, seminars, R&B and gospel concerts and over 200 exhibitors at the Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34 St., NY. Attendees can also visit the Helathfirst Healthy Living booth where adults will receive free body mass index screenings and massages and children will be treated to free face paintings. For more information on the Expo visit www.circleofsisters.come and the Healthfirst website at www.healthfirst.org. Phone number for the Javits Center is (212) 216-2000.
sunday, october 7
Youth program: Come and join All Souls Church youth at 10:30 a.m. and be a part of trips, games, food and a loving God. Bring family and friends. Everyone is welcome to All Souls Church, 88 St. Nicholas Ave., between 114 and 115 streets, N.Y. For information, call (212) 663-2351 or visit [email protected].
Mozart’s Requiem: Weill Cornell Medical College’s Music & Medicine Initiative, comprised of musicians who are medical students, faculty and staff, will perfrom Mozart’s Requiem at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Ave, NY, 6:30 p.m. To reserve your seat and make a donation, visit www.weill.cornell.edu/music.
tuesday, october 9
film fest: The Brooklyn Public Library presents the Jamaican Mini Film Fest “Smile Orange,” a 1976 comedy taking a satirical look at the Jamaican tourism industry, 6:30 p.m., at the Central Library Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights. For adults only. For information, call (718) 230-2100.
thursday, october 11
world arthritis day: Montefiore Medical Center and the Arthritis Foundation are hosting a free luncheon as a kick-off to World Arthritis Day featuring talks by expert physicians on managing arthritis incuding presentations on arthritis research and treatments at the Montefiore Medical Center Grand Hall, 111 East 210 St., Bronx, N.Y. Registration begins 10:30 a.m. Program begins 11:00 a.m. To attend the event, RSVP by calling 1-800-MD-MONTE.
Concert: Red House Records presents Drew Nelson in concert celebrating his new release “Tilt-A-Whirl”, featuring roots-rock sounds with folk storytelling introducing an eclectic cast of everyday characters that includes out of work war vets, forsaken lovers, migrant workers and other lost souls, 8:00 p.m. at The Living Room, 154 Ludlow St., N.Y. For information, call (212) 533-7237 or visit www.livingroomny.com.
friday, october 12
film forum: The Game Changers Program is holding its First Annual Game Changers National Film Forum featuring emerging filmmakers from across the country focusing on Black male achievement, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., Harlem, N.Y. Forum is free and open to the public. Registration required at www.schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit www.gamechangersproject.org.
COMEDY/VARIETY: No Name & A Bag O’ Chips Comedy/Variety Show presents actress/comic/pundit Leighann Lord, comedians Rachael Parents, Miguel Dalmau and humorist/storyteller Dawn Fraser and featuring house band, The Summer Replacements, at Otto’s, 538 E 14 St., between avenues A and B, NY, 7:00 p.m. on Fri., 10/12 and 19. For more information, call (212) 228-2240 or (347) 885-3466.
musical entertainment for the entire family: Vy Higginsen’s Mama Foundation for the Arts presents back-to-back musical matinees every Saturday featuring Sing, Harlem, Sing! at 1:00 p.m. and Mama, I Want To Sing: The Next Generation at 4:30 p.m. at The Dempsey Theater, 127 West 12t St., between Lenox and Seventh avenues., Harlem. Tickets are available for both shows through SmartTix.com (212-868-4444) or by calling the Mama Foundation at (212) 280-1045.
aquatics program: BronxWorks Community Center, 1130 Grand Concourse, Bronx, has announed its Fall ‘12 aquatics program running from now thru Nov. 16 featuring swimming instruction for all ages and levels, a clinic to help experienced swimmers to sharpen their skills and aqua aerobics, an exercise class open to teens and adults, including non-swimmers. For applications to participate in classes and more information, contact Eileen Towey at (718) 508-3071.
Farmers Market: The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers Market featuring locally grown fresh fruits, veggies, herbs and eggs and offering sessions on growing food and herbs and how to prepare healthy food is open every Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. until November at 49 Van Buren St. off Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn. WIC/Senior FMNP Checks, EBT, Health Bucks and cash are accepted. For information, call (718) 638-3566 or email [email protected].
Queens Sickle Cell: The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, 207-08 Hollis Ave., Queens Village, N.Y., presents a Parent to Parent Support Group meeting every first Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m. For directions and registration, call (718) 712-0873 or email [email protected].
Fairway Market Shuttle: Fairway Market is now offering a free group shuttle bus to its Red Hook, Brooklyn store at 480-500 Van Brunt St., Mondays thru Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For pick-up reservations for groups of 10 or more, within a five-mile radius of the store, call Viola Williams or Marcy Rosenblum at (347) 750-1251. There will also be pickups on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at 589 Prospect Ave., between 11 and 10 avenues. All seniors get a five percent discount in the store. Each group will have an hour and a half to shop and/or enjoy a bite to eat in the picturesque cafe by the waterfront.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein