friday, september 14
Storytelling: Acclaimed author/storyteller Michele Carlo celebrates the anniversary of the publication of her memoir “Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks,” by presenting a brief excerpt from its upcoming stage adaptation at La Casa Azule Bookstore in East Harlem, 143 East 103 St., between Lexington and Park avenues, Manhattan, 7:00 p.m. For information, call (212) 426-2626 or visit www.michelecarlo.com.
Comedy/variety: No Name & a Bag O’ Chips comedy/variety presensts two shows on Fri., 9/14 and 9/21, bringing comedians Jim Mendrinos, Carmen Lynch plus a few surprises, along with the funky sounds of The Summer Replacements, to Ottos in Manhattan, 538 East 14 St., between avenues A and B, 7:00 p.m. No cover, no minimum. For information, call (212) 228-2240.
saturday, september 15
community health fair: Montefiore Medical Center and New Testament Church of God are hosting a community health fair offering free blood pressure and podiatry screenings, HIV and glucose testing as well as nutritional and health insurance information in addition to domestic violence support and substance abuse prevention, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Church, 3356 Seymour Ave., Parking Lot, Bronx, N.Y. For information, call 1-800-MD-MONTE.
Street fair: Fenimore Street United Methodist Church presents a community street fair featuring clowns, live entertainment, rides and blood pressure checking and more, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Fenimore St. between Bedford and Rogers avenues. Come and enjoy the day with us. For information, call Brenda at (347) 613-4547.
sunday, september 16
walk-a-thon: QSCAN presents the Annual Sickle Cell Walk-A-Thon, inviting friends, neighbors, school, church, organizations, companies and the whole family to walk for Sickle Cell awareness, education and research starting at 10:00 a.m. at 106 St., between Liberty and Archer avenues, (York College), near the last stop on the ‘E’ train, Jamaica Center and ending at Roy Wilkins Park and Merrick Blvd., Queens, N.Y. Registration on day of walk begins at 8:00 a.m. Register in advance at www.qscan.org or e-mail [email protected]. For more information, registration and volunteering, call (718) 712-0873.
public forum: Author Christina Lopez discusses Race: The Hushed Up Heart of U.S. Politics and why racially motivated attacks are on the rise and why the battles over race and gender are on the cutting edge of social and political change, 3:00 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128 St., between Malcolm X/Lenox and Seventh avenues, Harlem. Brunch served at 2:00 p.m. for a $10 donation, door donation $3 Childcare provided. Wheelchair accessible. For information, call (212) 222-0633.
monday, september 17
concert: Red House Records presents Dale Watson in Concert featuring a celebration of his new single “Daughter’s Wedding Song” as well as songs from his most recent Red House album “The Sun Sessions”, 9:30 p.m. at Hill Country NY, 30 West 26 St., #1, N.Y. For information on tickets and reservations, call (212) 255-4544 or visit www.hillcountryny.com/.
spay/neuter clinics: Petland Discounts and the ASPCA Mobile Unit are holding cat and dog spay/neuter clinics at the following locations in Queens: 9/17 at 30-28 Steinway St., between 30 and 31 avenues, Astoria; at Metropolitan Ave., between Rentar and Plaza, Middle Village, and on 9/19 at 91-08 Atlantic Ave, Pathmark Center, Ozone Park. All clinics begin at 7:00 a.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
tuesday, september 18
homebuyer seminar: NHS of East Flatbush is having a free Homebuyer Seminar featuring information on grants, affordable mortgages, closing cost assistance and building your homeowndership team, 6:00 p.m. in Crown Heights, 560 New York Ave, corner of Maple St., Brooklyn. To reserve space, call (718) 469-4679.
jamaica’s golden jubilee: Braata Productions celebrates Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee with a reception, performance and silent auction and honoring Dr. Una Clarke, Irie Jam Media Group and Stanley Dennis of Golden Krust, 6:00 p.m., at Taj II, 48 West 21 St., N.Y. For information and tickets, call (917) 668-2209 or visit www.braata.eventbrite.com.
thursday, september 20
book festival: Brooklyn Reading Works presents Young Writers Night featuring fiction, poetry and song by N.Y.City teenagers curated by Hannah Frishberg and introduced by Brooklyn poet laureate Tina Chang, 7:00 p.m. at The Old Stone House, 336 Third St., between Fourth and Fifth avenues, Brooklyn. Admission free, donations welcome. For information, call (718) 288-4290.
Move-A-Thon: Seeds in the Middle presents HIP2B Healthy Move-A-Thon at the Crown Heights Farmers Market at Hamilton Metz Park at the corner of Albany and Lefferts avenues featuring Double Dutch, jump roping, dancing, relay races, live music, prizes and more with all proceeds to benefit Seeds in the Middle, Hip2B Healty and the Crown Heights Farmers Market. For information, call (917) 756-4202.
Farmers Market: The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers Market featuring locally grown fresh fruits, veggies, herbs and eggs and offering sessions on growing food and herbs and how to prepare healthy food is open every Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. until November at 49 Van Buren St. off Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn. WIC/Senior FMNP Checks, EBT, Health Bucks and cash are accepted. For information, call (718) 638-3566 or email [email protected].
Fairway Market Shuttle: Fairway Market is now offering a free group shuttle bus to its Red Hook, Brooklyn store at 480-500 Van Brunt St., Mondays thru Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For pick-up reservations for groups of 10 or more, within a five-mile radius of the store, call Viola Williams or Marcy Rosenblum at (347) 750-1251. There will also be pickups on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at 589 Prospect Ave., between 11 and 10 avenues. All seniors get a five percent discount in the store.
Farmers Market: Seeds in the Middle is sponsoring The Crown Heights Farmers Market offering fresh fruits and vegetables, including calaloo and Caribbean favorites and accepting EBT, WIC, Snap, FMNP, Health Bucks and Fresh Connect. The market will be operating every Thursday from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton Metz Park at Albany and Lefferts avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.seedsinthemidle.org.
Food Stamp Outreach: Find out if you are eligible to receive Food Stamp benefits! A representative from the NYC Human Resources Administration will be available to assist you with eligibility pre-screening and to answer any questions every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Community Board 12, 4101 White Plains Road at 229 St., Bronx. For more information, call (718) 881-4455.
Reverse Mortgage Counseling: Are you a senior homeowner struggling to make ends meet? A reverse mortgage may be an answer. NHS can help determine if this is the best option for you. All programs discussed are backed by the federal government. For information, call (718) 469-4679.
Tai Chi: Stop. Breath. Relax. Join Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice combining Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation and Chinese healing, taught by Daniel Weicher, certified teacher in Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Moore Street Market, 110 Moore St., entrance on Humbolt St., Brooklyn. Donations are appreciated. Call (914) 673-6016 for information.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein