Thursday, Nov. 4
Haitian Nation presents an art exhibition, A Painting & A Poem for Haiti, to benefit the Rural Haiti Projects, Haiti Soft House Project & featuring 24 artists & affordable paintings & sketches, on display at MoCADA, 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn. For information, visit www.haitiannation.us.com.
Home Buyer Seminar
The Greater N.Y. Chamber of Commerce presents a Home Buyer Seminar hosted by Sovereign Bank, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, corner 51 Street, N.Y., 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Seminar begins at 5:30 p.m. Attendance free; Must RSVP to www.ny-chamber.com.
The Department of Education presents an informational forum in The Bronx for parents of gifted & talented children at PS 204 Morris Heights, 1780 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. & on 11/10 at PS 30 The Wilton School, 510 East 141 St., 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For information contact Ms. Almeida, Bronx Boro President’s Office, at (718) 590-2509 or visit www.bronxboropres.nyc.gov.
Bronx Community College is holding an Open House for first time college & transfer students featuring information on all available courses, meet admission personnel & tour the campus, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Colston Hall Lower Level, 2155 University Ave. at West 181 St. For admission information, application fees, necessary paperwork, financial aid, directions & general information, call (718) 289-5895.
Friday, Nov. 5
The Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42 St., N.Y., presents Playing with Heiner Muller, an all-Black cast playing 20th century historical figures from Stalin to Hitler & Muller himself with original songs by Fred Newman & rap by Nichelle “Browneyes” Brown. Performances thru Dec. 12 are Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m, & Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $35/adults; $10/students & seniors & can be purchased at the box office (212) 941-1234 or visit www.castillo.org.
The Good Coffeehouse Music Parlor, 53 Prospect Park West at 2 St. in Park Slope, Brooklyn presents Pat Wictor Roots Music featuring country, gospel & blues heritage of our nation, 8:00 p.m. For information, call (718) 768-2972 or visit www.bsec.org.
Legal Issues for Seniors
Seniors can get tips on estate planning, living wills & other legal issues during a program at The Westchester in White Plains as part of the Be Fit Mall Walk program, 9:00 a.m. at the Food Court on Level 4. Admission & parking are free for Be Fit members. For information, visit westchestergov.com/parks or call (914) 864-7077.
Saturday, Nov. 6
Dancing with Dinosaurs
Queens Theatre in the Park presents a reading of Dances with Dinosaurs, a wacky farce by Bob Cannings, about a woman from Queens & the worst Thanksgiving ever, 8:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Tickets: free; reservations must be made by phone at (718) 760-0064.
Reggae Retro, the longest running, biggest & best reggae dance in N.Y.C., presents a special tribute to Beres Hammond & Glen Washington featuring Point Blank Sound & Hypeman Guidance at Littlefield Performance & Art Space, 622 Degraw St., between 3 & 4 avenues, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Admission: $10/before 11:00 p.m.; $15 until 1:00 a.m. Doors open 10:00 p.m. No Smoking; 21 & over; ID required; Coat check required. For information, call (718) 930-1316.
Rhythms & Jazz
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road, presents Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra featuring the son of Tito Puento & his high voltage band of Latin Dance music bringing the spirit & energy to a whole new generation, 8:00 p.m. For tickets, online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org or the Box Office (718) 951-4500, Tues. – Sat., 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 7
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road, presents A Brooklyn Gospel Celebration, an inspirational afternoon of joyful music & worship featuring a talented array of individuals & ensembles from throughout N.Y.C., 4:00 p.m. Tickets: free. For information, call (718) 951-4600.
The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West at 2 St. in Park Slope presents Jewish? Buddhist? Spiritual!! with Jay Michaelson, the premier columnist writing about spirituality & defying categorization as he contemplates living a deeply reflective life on the road to justice, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the main hall of the Meeting House. Free & open to the public. For information, call (718) 768-2972 or visit www.bsec.org.
Monday, Nov. 8
Home Health Aide
Fresh Start Training Program, 1756 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, a project for displaced homemakers (single parents, married low income, widowed, divorced, separated) is holding orientation for free training for Home Health Aide (H.H.A.), 10:30 a.m. Free Metro Card. To register call (718) 338-9200.
Medgar Evers College School of Business & the Adult & Continuing Education program is offering a free Entrepreneurship Training Program designed to address the high unemployment levels among Blacks & Hispanics in Central Brooklyn through the creation & support of career pathways for aspiring entrepreneurs, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 1637 Bedford Ave, Room 122, Brooklyn. RSVP is requested & can be made to Ms. Seageant-Phifer at (718) 270-5110 or by email to [email protected]
Tuesday, Nov. 9
CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a free workshop, Getting Started with Social Media focusing on the primary social media tools, time management & how it specifically can build your business bottom line, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration is required; call (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]
Wednesday, Nov. 10
CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a free workshop, How to Buy a Home focusing on the steps needed to take to find a home & pay for it, credit issues, places to look, how much you can afford & mortgage options, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration is required; call (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]
Health & Wellness
How safe is the water you drink? Are you aware that there may be harmful substances in your drinking water with the potential for contributing to illness & disease. Call Chudi at (917) 751-3571 for a free analysis of your drinking water & a consultation on how to change your water to enhance your health and well-being.
You Gotta Believe adoption agency is offering free classes for the public to learn more about adopting an older child every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2801 W 8 St., Coney Island or on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2424 Linden Blvd., East New York. For more information, call (718) 372-3003.
Winter Aches & Pains
For anyone suffering from rheumatism or arthritis symptoms try this massage with Jamaican Bath Fountain Pimento Oil, a “complete alternative medicine cabinet in a bottle,” an all natural, chemical & preservative free herbal medication that relieves stiff joints, sore muscles, nerve damage & a host of other ailments. Call Sandra at (866) 223-2414 to arrange for an appointment to come to your nursing home or church for a free massage so you can experience this Jamaican phenomenon for yourself.
Is your boiler, water main or roof in need of fixing? Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? Now is the best time to fix it. Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush can assist you. For more information on Home Improvement Programs, call (728) 469-4679 or visit www.nhofeastflatbush.org.
If you are behind, or just concerned about your mortgage, come in to Neighborhood Housing Services Open House, 2806 Church Ave., between Nostrand & Rogers avenues, Brooklyn, for free services & assistance information every Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.