sat., jan. 24
comedy: Fashionably Funny Productions (FFP) presents “Fireside Chat” a night of whimsy and humorous tales featuring NYC’s and Westchester County’s best and brightest comics at the Chat American Grill (1 Christie Place) in Scarsdale, N.Y. at 9:30 p.m. Having successfully produced shows at venues in Manhattan, FFP producer / performer Maryssa Smith (The Wendy Williams Show, Westchester Comedy Festival) brings a talented roster of comics for this inaugural Westchester show including: headliner Leighann Lord (Fox News Strategy Room,” ABC-TV’s “The View”); Sydnee Washington (Broadway Comedy Club, The Stand);Tanya Cooper (Gotham Comedy Club, NOMA);Dan Opp (Commuter Comedy, Westchester Comedy Festival);Maryelle Turner (The Comic Strip Live); Regina DeCicco Comedian (Laugh’s on FOX, Westchester Comedy Festival); Jayson Cross (Zanie’s, Nip/Tuck) and Chrissie Mayr (The Wendy Williams Show, Comedy at Stonewall). Seating begins at 9:15 p.m. No cover (suggested donation $5) with a two-item minimum.. The Chat American Grill, which features outstanding food and drinks can be accessed from the Bronx River Parkway and is near the Scarsdale station of the Metro North Railroad’s Harlem line. For directions and reservations (for The Fireplace Room), call (914) 722-4000 or go to: chatamericangrill.com/nightlife.htm.
Youth Festival: Grenada 41st Anniversary Committee of Independence in New York welcomes all to their youth festival at 3:00 p.m. P.S. 66, 845 East 96 Street, Brooklyn. NY 11236.
Calypso Show: Grenada 41st Anniversary Committee of Independence invites you to the Calypso Show at Tropical Reflections at 5:00 p.m. 4501 Glenwood Rd., Brooklyn, NY 11203.
thurs., jan. 29
Symposium: On Jan. 29, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center will host a “Palliative Care Symposium” from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium. This free educational event will raise awareness of the medical specialty that focuses on enhancing quality of life for people with serious or life-threatening illnesses by addressing their emotional, physical and spiritual needs — as well as the needs of their family. Dr. Patricia A. Bomba will be the keynote speaker. She is an eminent leader and advocate for community programs that address palliative- and end-of-life care programs. Other featured speakers include Bishop R.C. Hugh Nelson who will address the role of church in the care of patients, and Dr. Sarah M. Egan and Dr. Amy Friedman who will talk about community-based models for hospice care and organ donor network, respectively. Come and join this event. You will be able to talk with experts and receive information about the treatment options and services available at Brookdale Hospital. Contact Dr. Louis R. Belzie at 718.240.6981 for more details.
fri., jan. 30
solidarity night: Grenada 41st Anniversary Committee of Independence will be hosting “Caribbean Solidarity Night” at 7:00 p.m. Holy Cross Auditorium, 2530 Church Ave (bet. Bedford & Roger avenues),
pageant: Grenada 41st Anniversary Committee of Independence will host an Independence Pageant at P.S. at 5:00 p.m. 845 E. 96st, Brooklyn, NY 11236,
Fair: Thinking of buying a home? Attend the Chhaya 6th Annual Home Buyer Fair being held at P.S. 69, 77-02 37th Ave., Jackson Heights, Queens. Come meet with lenders and industry experts and learn more about the home buying process. You can register here and join our facebook event for updates. Check out our flyer for more information. If you have any questions, please contact yangc[email protected]hhayacdc.org or you can reach us at 718-478-3848. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email us at [email protected]chhayacdc.org.
Present- sun., mar. 1
Exhibtion extenSion: The popular exhibition, originally scheduled to close on Feb. 15, will remain on view through Sunday, March 1. “Killer Heels” explores fashion’s most provocative accessory, the high-heeled shoe. The exhibition looks at the high heel’s rich and varied history–from the platform chopines of sixteenth-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways and red carpets — and its enduring place in our popular imagination.
service: The Church of Deliverance and Life welcomes everyone for prayer and bible study. Service takes place every Sunday from 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. at 5316 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203 (located on the second floor).
flood relief: Donations are being accepted at the Friends of Crown Heights Center located at 671 Prospect Pl., Brooklyn. Donations will also be accepted by Mirtha Colon, a Garifuna from Honduras, who operates Hondurans Against Aids out of Casa Yurumein in the Bronx. Casa Yurumein is located at 874 Prospect Ave. in the South Bronx, corner of Westchester Avenue. Anyone in the Long Island area who wishes to make a donation but cannot drive to Brooklyn, please call (347) 488–4395 to arrange a drop off or to arrange for Colon to pick up the donation. Items needed include medical supplies, non-perishable food, clothes, shoes, candles. Monetary donations can be made in the form of checks or money orders addressed to “SVG Community Inc.”
Insurance policy review: Are you covered adequately by your homeowner’s insurance? Are you paying too much? Neighborhood Housing Services will review your policy free of cost. We also speak to community groups about how the changing flood maps will impact your policy and flood insurance. For more information, call (718) 469–4679. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, a not-for-profit housing organization. www.nhsnyc.org Sponsored by Neighbor Works of America, Neighborhood Housing Services and Freddie Mac.
passport application center: Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has launched a second Passport Application Center at the Kings Highway Library providing a convenient office for Brooklyn residents and new immigrants to apply for passports. Hours are temporarily set for 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday and Sunday by appointment. The center is closed on Saturdays. The library is located at 2115 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11229. To make an appointment, call (718) 230–2292 or (718) 375–3037 ext. 128.
Foreclosure: Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modification? Come in for free services and assistance. We will help you as much as possible to keep your home. Referrals for free legal assistance are also available. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (718) 469–4679. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush and the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, not-for-profit organizations. www.nhsnyc.org.
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— compiled by Natalie Y. Henry