Thursday, Jan. 13
Greater N.Y. Chamber of Commerce & the SBA will be holding a free seminar, Small Business Tax Workshop, addressing Federal & N.Y.S. tax law updates for start-ups & established small business owners, including tax law issues & tax planning strategies, at 26 Federal Plaza, 6 Fl. Conf. Rm. J (use Duane Street entrance/Photo ID required). Registration – 8:30 a.m.; Presentation – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Register at (212) 264-4322 or email [email protected] or Fax (212) 264-7751. RSVP to www.ny-chamber.com & for questions call (212) 686-7220.
Friday, Jan. 14
No Name & A Bag O’ Chips Comedy/Variety kicks off its 2011 show at Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 E 14th St., between Ave. A & Ave. B, Manhattan, featuring the funky sounds of house band The Summer Replacements. No cover, no minimum. Showtime: 7:00 p.m. For information, call (212) 228-2240 or visit ottosshrunkenhead.com/.
One Step Beyond
The American Museum of Natural History presents One Step Beyond, featuring dancing in the museum’s Dorothy & Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe to the sounds of the biggest names in techno, electronica, hip-hop & indie rock as well as enjoying a screening of the Hayden Planetarium’s Space Show & including a beer & wine bar. Guests should enter through the Weston Pavilion entrance on Columbus Ave. & 79 St., 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Tickets: $25 & are available at amnh.org/osb or by calling (212) 769-5200. Guest must be 21 w/valid ID.
Saturday, Jan. 15
Celebrating MLK, Jr.
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., at St. Marks Ave., Brooklyn, is celebrating the lives & contributions of civil rights heroes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mrs. Coretta Scott King & great African American inventors with hands-on programs for all ages during a three-day birthday celebration with extended 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. hours through Monday, Jan. 17. Admission: $7.50/person. Museum members & children under 1 free. For schedule of events, visit www.brooklynkids.org or call (718) 735-4400.
Sunday, Jan. 16
Prayer & Benefit Event
African Refuge, Inc. presents an intercessory prayer & fundraising benefit event to celebrate the African immigrant population & low-income community of Staten Island featuring gospel musical performances, a sermon & remarks, followed by light refreshments, at the Christ Assembly Lutheran Church, 27 Hudson St., Staten Island, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please RSVP by Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 to [email protected]
The Orisa Community Development Corp. presents The Financial Literacy & Empowerment Workshop Series, led by Ralph Glover covering topics on credit repair, improvement & protection, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th St., N.Y. Requested donation: $8; ID for entrance to workshop required; for registration information email [email protected]
Sunday, Jan. 16
Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, N.Y., presents International Guitar Night, featuring acoustic guitarists performing in their own styles & exchanging musical ideas, 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $37 & are available by phone at (718) 760-0064 or online at www.queenstheatre.org or at the theater box office.
Tuesday, Jan. 18
CAMBA, Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a free workshop, Starting a Home Based Business, focusing on the steps involved in the planning & execution of a business based out of the home including office software, hardware & equipment as well as legal & tax considerations, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration required; RSVP to (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]
Wednesday, Jan. 19
CAMBA, Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a free workshop, Foreclosure Prevention, focusing on steps that can be taken to avoid losing your home, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Workshop repeated Feb. 16 & March 16. Registration required; RSVP to (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]
ESOL & GED Classes
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is offering free English as a second language (ESOL) classes, Monday – Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. as well as Pre-GED, GED & Adult Basic Education classes Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Bushwick at 25 Thornton St. (enter Broadway & Flushing Ave.). Call today for information (718) 387-1600.
You Gotta Believe
You Gotta Believe! adoption agency offers free classes to learn more about adopting an older child. Learn how you can help an older child find a permanent home. Classes are held every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Coney Island at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2801 W 8 St., & every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in East New York at Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2414 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 372-3003.