fri., jan. 9
comedy: No Name Comedy/ Variety Show kicks off another year of comedy, music and fun at Otto’s in Manhattan at 7:00 p.m. Producer Eric Vetter’s talented performers features comedian Liz Miele (Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”) writer / comedian Bruce Cherry (Marijuana-logues’), comedian / television personality Amanda Seales (Huffpost Live) and a few surprises. The show will also feature the sounds of “No Name” house band The Summer Replacements – including Carl (BabyFreak) Fortunato and Fernando (Dr. Sandman) Morales Gonzalez. No cover, no minimum. Otto’s is located at 538 E 14th St. (Cross streets: Between avenues A and B). For more information, call (212) 228-2240 or go to: www.ottosshrunkenhead.com Performers subject to change. For more “No Name,” info, contact (347) 885-3466 / NoNam[email protected]hotmail.com.
zumba: Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun from 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. To RSVP, call (868) 539-0999. 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
sat., jan. 10
impact workout: Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a cardio workout that can enhance your overall health and improve circulation and endurance. We’ll also work on building muscle with strength training. The class is from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Please let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. To RSVP, call (868) 539-0999. 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
mon., jan. 12
showcase: The multi-talented Alex DeSuze returns to the Indian Road Café to host the “No Name Uptown Cabaret Second Monday” monthly singers showcase. Indian Road Café, located at 600 West 218th Street, offers an excellent wine, beer and coffee selection as well as great food from paninis to lobster mac and cheese, all amidst a warm and casual atmosphere. The next Uptown Cabaret show is scheduled to take place at 7:00 p.m. with sign up beginning at 6:45 p.m. No cover, no minimum and for additional information, call (212) 942-7451. For more “No Name” information, go to nonamenyc.com.
yoga: This Vinyasa yoga class teaches us to create a union between our mind and our body, allowing our mind to focus on what our body is experiencing during yoga practice. This union can relieve stress, promote mental clarity and help to create balance in our lives. Yoga can help increase flexibility, lower blood pressure and improve circulation and respiration, plus reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive 10 minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be participating in a yoga class. The class is from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, call (868) 539-0999. 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
tues., jan. 13
City stories: Author and storyteller, Thomas Pryor’s next CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS show is at 6:00 p.m. at the Cornelia Street Café in Manhattan. Pryor, whose memoir “I Hate The Dallas Cowboys: Tales of a scrappy New York boyhood” (YBK Publishers) was published October 2014, welcomes veteran storyteller and Chicago Moth Story Slam winner, Judith Heineman; acclaimed playwright, poet and actor, Michael Schwartz; author and Hunter College professor, Robert White; and internationally honored writer, producer and lyricist, Don Rosler to his monthly West Village showcase. The $8.00 admission includes a free drink. Cornelia Street Café is located at 29 Cornelia St., in New York City. Telephone: (212) 989- 9319. For information on Pryor’s storytelling, writing and photography projects, including his photo book, “River To River: New York Scenes From a Bicycle,” and “I Hate the Dallas Cowboys go to: yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com
wed., jan. 14
literary showcase: The next edition of “At The Inkwell” — the popular East Village monthly literary showcase will be held at KGB Bar in NYC at 7:00 p.m. Curated by Monique Antonette Lewis, the event Fiction Night, will feature Lori A. May, Suzanne Palmieri and Kristen Feal. Founded in 2013, At The Inkwell is a New York City-based service to promote authors through feature articles, book reviews and public readings, which are held every second Wednesday of the month. KGB Bar is located at 85 E. 4th St., (2nd Floor) in Manhattan. Subway: Take the “F” train to 2nd Avenue. Admission is free and for additional information, call (347) 613-0988 or go to: www.attheinkwell.com.
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