HALLOWEEN FUN: Enjoy light refreshments, Frannie the clown, face painting and trick or treating from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP by calling (868) 539-0999.
sat., nov. 1
museum: Target First Saturday celebrates the thriving art community of Brooklyn and our exhibition “Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond” through artist projects, music, and performances. Highlights include music by PitchBlak Brass Band and Brooklyn Bodega; projects by Crossing Brooklyn artists Bryan Zanisnik, Nobutaka Aozaki, and Project EATS; and a UnionDocs presentation of the Living Los Sures project, a collaborative web documentary about the changing landscape of South Williamsburg. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. *Denotes a ticketed event. Museum admission is free from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and includes entrance to galleries and events. Programs are subject to change without notice. For more information, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org. Museum galleries are open until 11:00 p.m. Parking is a flat rate of $5 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 200 Eastern Pkwy., New York 11238.
Music: Marilyn Kim Oliver invites you to an evening of classical and spiritual song and music with guest artist Thomas Silkos. The evening of music starts at 4:00 p.m. South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217. Admission: $20.
sun., nov. 2
comedy: Actress comedian /television personality Sunda Croonquist headlines a talented lineup of female performers at the upcoming “Sisters of Comedy” showcase at Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan. Showtime: 8:00 p.m, admission is $20. There is a two-drink minimum with part of the proceeds going to the NYC based non-profit Black Women’s Blueprint, which work on behalf of women and community in Brooklyn and nationally. For reservations and additional information, call (212) 367-9000 or go to: www.GothamComedyClub.com.
music: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with a family concert by Hot Peas ‘N Butter at 2:00 p.m. Incorporating five languages and lots of fun audience interaction, this multicultural children’s band uses elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and rock to create engaging music that’ll have kids dancing in the aisles. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at (718) 951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m).
Planting: Learn tips on preparing your in/outdoor plants and lawn for the coming winter at 6:00 p.m. Tips on transiting outdoor plants to indoor and more. There will be a free plant giveaway. H.E.S, 9502 Seaview Ave. (bet. East 95th & East 96th streets) Brooklyn, NY 11236. To RSVP, call (718) 469.4679, email:infoef_[email protected]snyc.org or go to http://bit.ly/1wsOWMj. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, a not-for-profit housing organization and Canarsie Blooms.
film: In celebration of The Andy Warhol Museum’s 20th anniversary, this multimedia performance event comprises 15 never-before-seen films captured by Andy Warhol between 1963 and 1966 with his original 16mm camera. Five songwriter-composers representing a musical trajectory from the 1970s until today perform scores to these rare Warhol selections—a combination of portraits and actualités (non-fiction films using footage from real life, but without a documentary’s narrative arc). The films feature such superstars and luminaries as Taylor Mead, Mary Woronov, Edie Sedgwick, Mario Montez, John Giorno, Marcel Duchamp, Marisol, Donovan, and Warhol himself. The evening’s composers and performers, selected by music curator Dean Wareham (Luna, Dean & Britta), who also performs, include punk icons Tom Verlaine (Television) and Martin Rev (Suicide), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound), and Eleanor Friedberger, formerly of The Fiery Furnaces. All songs are original contributions except for a Wareham cover of the song “Where Did Everyone Go To?” by Antoine (real name Pierre Antoine Muracciolo), a subject of the film Nico/Antoine. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25.
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 out 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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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry