fri., jan. 16
low-impact zumba: Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun 11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be participating in an exercise class. RSVP: (866)539-0999 206-20 Linden Blvd Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
computer basic class: No experience necessary. Registration is required. Topics include mouse and keyboard, word processing, internet searching and emailing. Please call (718) 375-3037 or come to the Kings Highway Library branch to register. 2115 Ocean Ave. (near Kings Highway) Brooklyn, NY 11229.
Video tournament: Pit your video game skills against your friends. Only one team will be declared the winner. Prizes for the winning team! For middle and high school students. Brooklyn Heights Library,
280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718)623.7100
sat., jan. 17
let’s join hands: Learn about how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. joined hands with people of all colors on a march for his people’s freedom 11:30 p.m. Explore the big ideas of diversity and tolerance through storytelling and songs. Create a craft inspired by Dr. King’s message to take with you. 145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11213.
Movie screening: This animated film incorporates authentic historical footage of Dr. King as two students travel through time to learn about the Civil Rights movement and the courage it took to change the dream of freedom into reality at 12:30 p.m. 145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11213.
Sitting exercise: Join us for a sitting Zumba workout that can improve your stability and balance and help you stay mobile from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. It’s designed to develop strength and enhance your ability to perform the activities of everyday life, making it perfect for seniors. The benefits of this class are: increase stamina, develop strength in upper and lower body, and improve balance. Use of hand weights is optional. Please let your doctor know that you will be participating in an exercise class. RSVP: (866)539-0999 206-20 Linden Blvd Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
homebuyer’s seminar: The first step toward homeownership begins with education. Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of East Flatbush, a not-for-profit housing organization, is having a free Homebuyer Seminar. Learn about grants, affordable mortgages, closing cost assistance and building your homeownership team at 6:00 p.m. Location to be announced. To reserve space or for more information, call (718)469-4679 or email infoef_[email protected]snyc.org.
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, NY 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.
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