fri., nov. 14
PERFORMANCE: HCX presents Daniel Bernard Roumain and Dj Jephte Guillaume. Doors open at 6:00 p.m, followed by a conversation and performance with Daniel Bernard Roumain. From 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight. DJ Jephté Guillaume – Tet Kale Records/Spiritual Life Music. $35 in advance / $40 at door Purchase tickets here! http://bit.ly/1xugorX. Hors d’Oeuvres & Cash Bar The Carlton Hotel 88 Madison Ave, New York NY, 10016.
sat., nov. 15
book Fair: The Brooklyn Museum will host the eighth annual Children’s Book Fair from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. This year’s fair features more than 30 Brooklyn authors and illustrators and includes storybooks, picture books, graphic novels, and books for young adults. There will also be hands-on art activities and fun photo opportunities for all ages. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238.
storytelling: Author, storyteller and native New Yorker Michele Carlo will present a brand-new solo show, “THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD!” as part of the 2014 SOLOCOM festival at the People’s Improv Theater (P.I.T.) at 4:30 p.m. A multi-layered mix of characters, storytelling and True Urban Tale (plus a touch of game show), THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD! is “Leftover” New Yorker Michele Carlo’s search to find the tipping point for the gentrification (and subsequent castration) of her beloved Brooklyn neighborhood…and subsequent discovery she was its enemy all along. Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased here: www.eventbrite.com/e/solocom-2014-michele-carlo-jw-crump-tickets-14066911511.
sun., nov. 16
meeting: Mr.Derrick James (Grenada’s Ambassador for Humanitarian and Diaspora Affairs) invites you to an open discussion on the diaspora initiative the government of Grenada wishes to establish from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP (212) 599-0301 Ext. 256 or (212) 599-4731 Holy Cross School, 2520 Church Ave, Brooklyn (Cafeteria).
Fall Workout: Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a cardio workout that can enhance your overall health and improve circulation and endurance from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. We’ll also work on building muscle with strength training. Please let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class. RSVP: 1-866-539-0999 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
tues., nov. 18
education: Find out what you need to know to make the best choice for your child from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Learn about district choice, application, specialized exam and preparing for change. For all the latest news and events in the district, visit www.cec13.org. MS265, 101 Park Ave., Brooklyn NY 11205.
storytelling: Michele Carlo will host the return of her long-running “IT CAME FROM NEW YORK” storytelling series as part of the launch month of new performance space Q.E.D. in Astoria at 7:30p.m. “IT CAME FROM NEW YORK,” NYC’s first (and so far only) all native New Yorker storytelling series has been running in fits and starts since 2005. The show will feature MOTH favorite Daisy Rosario, photographer/author Jenny Rubin, comedian Liam McEaneany, and token non-New Yorker Kambri Crews, among others. Admission is FREE. Reservations can be made here: qedastoria.com/products/it-came-from-new-york. Q.E.D. is located at 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY. N or Q train to Ditmars Blvd.; Q69 bus.
Finance series: Learn how to manage your finances, maintain good credit, set goals, develop good habits, and make the most of your budget in this free five-week course from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, 2806 Church Ave.(between Nostrand & Rogers avenues.). To register, call (718) 469-4679. NHS is a not-for-profit housing organization. www.nhsnyc.org. 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Medicare 101: Learn the ins and outs of Medicare from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. How does Medicare work? What is a donut hole? What is a copay? Why is it necessary? How do I choose a doctor and what assistance is available to help with costs? Space is limited, so call to reserve a seat today. A sales person will be present with information and application forms. To register for this seminar and for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call (800) 447-9169, seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For those with hearing and speech impairments, call 711, seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Group Health Incorporated (GHI) is a PPO plan and a standalone PDP with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HIP and GHI depends on contract renewal. HIP and GHI are EmblemHealth companies. 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
thurs., nov. 20
food Drive: District leader Olanike Alabi, Clinton Hill AARP Chapter 2197, The 57th A.D. Democratic Organization, District Council 37, and United Federation of Teachers invite you to donate non-perishable and canned goods which will be collected from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Donations will benefit the food pantry sponsored by the Walt Whitman Resident Association in Fort Greene. For more information, call (718) 398-0750. Refeshments will be served. Teen Challenge Center, 444 Clinton Ave. (between Gates & Greene avenues.)
comedy: “No Name… & A Bag O’ Chips” comedy / variety show producer, Eric Vetter will present performers Mick Diflo (The Huffington Post), Chris Griggs (New York Underground Comedy Festival), Grant Cooper (Morrison Motel), Megan Sass (NY Funny Songs Festival), sketch comedy collective Kokomo (Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre) at 7:00 p.m. The “No Name” house band The Summer Replacements – including Carl (BabyFreak) Fortunato and Fernando (Dr. Sandman) Morales Gonzalez – will perform a full set of old school R&B and rock standards at 8:30 p.m. No cover, no minimum. Otto’s is located at 538 E 14th St (Cross Street: 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,” information, contact (347) 885-3466 / NoNam[email protected]hotmail.com.
SAT, Nov. 22
performance: “Ruth: God’s Plan at work,” is a musical depicting how God took a woman that men rejected and used her to change a nation. This production will take place at Calvary Cathedral of Praise located at 45 East 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11218 at 5:00 p.m. For more information and for tickets, call (718) 435-2731. www.ccopny.org.
sun., nov. 23
performance: The Queens Faith Temple of Seventh-day Adventists Church will be hosting a drama production entitled, “The Basket of Flowers” on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 3:00 p.m. at the York College: Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center. The drama production is based off an 18th century tale written by Christoph von Schmid, which centers on a young woman who grows up with her father and learns about humility, purity and forgiveness. Their lives change for the worst when a prized possession belonging to a landowner’s wife goes missing and the young woman is blamed unjustly for the crime.” Tickets are $20 per person and doors will open at 2:00 p.m. For more information and/or to order tickets, call (516)967-5003 or (917)519-1430.
flood relief: Donations are being accepted at the Friends of Crown Heights Center located at 671 Prospect Place, 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. Checks and money orders are welcomed and should be made payable to “SVG Community Inc.” 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? NHS 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 is a not-for-profit housing organization. www.nhsnyc.orgSponsored by NeighborWorks 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 facility 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 until further notice. 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.
Featuring Home REpair: 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, a not-for-profit housing organization can assist you. For more information on the Home Improvement Programs, call (718) 469-4679 or visit www.nhsofeastflatbush.org.
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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