Bed Aerobics: This powerful workout routine combines deep stretches and muscle-toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat — all from bed from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m., 2 Flr. Also included is an invigorating set of facial/eye muscle exercises, concluding with a brief meditation for total body, mind and spirit rejuvenation. Be sure to let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. Monifa Maat, affectionately known as “The Healthy Motivator,” is a certified personal trainer for Equinox, a nutrition advocate and founder of Healthy Roots Fitness & Nutrition Camp. 215 W 125th St., New York, NY 10027. RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Must call to reserve.)
comedy: “No Name… & A Bag O’ Chips” comedy / variety show will feature No Name favorite Nancy Lombardo (Saturday Night Live); Miguel Dalmau (FOX-TV’s “Good Day New York”); Fariaz (Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer”) and sketch comedy collective Kokomo along with “No Name” house band “The Summer Replacements” including Carl (Babyfreak) Fortunato and Fernando (Dr. Sandman) Morales Gonzalez. Showtime: 7:00 p.m No cover, no minimum. Otto’s is located at 538 E 14th St (Cross Street: Between avenues A and B) “L” subway train to First Avenue. 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.
workout for Asthma Zumba: This is a dance fitness class that is lively and fun from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those with well-managed asthma. These simple movements are designed to strengthen upper body muscles and support lung functions. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class. 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411. RSVP: 1-866-539-0999.
financial wellness day: The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) will host a group of distinguished guests and panelists in a much-needed, solution-based discussion, surrounding the economic downturn in America and its direct impact on the African American community. The one-day seminar will have three workshops: “Are you ready” which discusses credit solutions, down-payment solutions and HUD certified counseling, “Pathway to Wealth” discusses home renovations, tax and estate planning, foreclosure prevention solutions and “Money Matters,” which discusses money management. The workshops will be from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238. Register at hhtp://brooklyn-shiba.eventbrite.com. For more about SHIBA, call or email: email@example.com or (718) 480-5046.
high impact fall workshop: Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a cardio workout that can enhance your overall health and improve circulation and endurance 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. We’ll also work on building muscle with strength training. Please let your doctor know that you will be participating in an exercise class. 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411 RSVP: (866) 539-0999.
sun., Oct. 26
film fest: Centric, a BET Network, will join Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series in honoring three visionary women in film and television at a gala from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn. The Awards Ceremony will celebrate trailblazing industry leaders Mable Haddock, founder of the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), Mahen Bonetti, founder of the African Film Festival, Inc. and actress/singer Margot B, star of Boardwalk Empire (HBO). Emmy award-winning journalist Richelle Carey, an anchor at Al Jazeera America, will serve as mistress of ceremonies. Discount tickets are available to celebrate Centric’s partnership with Reel Sisters until 10/25/14. Code: BETBREAK14. Tickets are $35 ($25 with discount). For tickets and information, visit www.reelsisters.org.
walk away the pounds: Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us! Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class. 215 W 125th St.,t New York, NY 10027. RSVP: (866) 469-0999.
Women’s forum: The St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship welcomes former WNBA President Donna Orender as the keynote speaker for the first Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Forum from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.in the College’s Founders Hall. In addition to the keynote, guests will be able to watch a panel of successful women entrepreneurs moderated by Ita Ekpoudom, founder & CEO, Tigress Ventures, LLC. Panelists include: Elizabeth Crowell, founding member & market lead, Astia Angels NYC; Bettina Eckerle, founder, Eckerle Law; Deepa Gandhi, co-founder & COO, Dagne Dover; Jocelynne Rainey, chief administrative officer, Brooklyn Navy Yard; and Maja Vujinovic, founder, Orpheus Investments. This event is free and open to the public. Register for the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Forum now on the Center’s website at sfc.edu/entrepreneur.
financial seminar: Ridgewood Savings Bank will be hosting a financial education seminar from 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. at their Jerome Ave., Bronx branch. The seminar is free and open to the public. This program has been designed to address today’s most important financial concerns. It will explain how to start and manage checking and savings accounts for emergencies, financial goals, retirement among other topics. Jerome Avenue branch – 3445 Jerome Ave., Bronx, NY. RSVP by calling (718) 881-3430.
prenatal program: Learn what to expect when you are expecting and have the healthiest pregnancy possible from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. The progam will discuss:how to keep healthy during pregnancy,the best pregnancy diet on a budget, what to expect during labor, delivery and after the baby is born. 206-20 Linden Blvd Cambria Heights, NY 11411. RSVP: 1-866-539-0999.
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.
Home Help for disabled: If you are a disabled homeowner living in Brooklyn or have someone disabled living in your household, you may qualify for up to $5,000 in home repair grants. Repairs must be geared toward making the home accessible and convenient for the disabled person. Sponsored y Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, a not-for-profit housing organization, and the New York State Housing Trust Corporation. For more information, please call (718) 469-4679.
Donations: St. Robert Bellarmine Church is joining efforts with the Diocese of Trenton to bring relief to victims in the hardest hit areas. The church has organized a sorting sub station in the parish and will be delivering donations to various locations shortly. The church is seeking donations of cardboard shipping boxes for packing or rubber bins for storage for victims. Donations are tax deductible and the church will provide you with a receipt upon request. Feel free to contact St. Robert Bellarmine Church at any time Attn: SRB Hurricane Relief Effort, 61 Georgia Rd., Freehold, NJ 07728 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Pam Stengel (732) 580-0075, Linda Altini (917) 578-4852. Phone: (732) 462-7429 or Fax: (732) 409-3496.
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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry