sat., oct. 18
FREE SHREDDING:This program makes it easy and convenient for residents to shred their confidential financial documents, an important step in preventing identity theft. The bank will also provide helpful information on other ways to enhance security awareness and avoid becoming a victim of fraud. Documents can be brought to the Jerome Avenue branch from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (reservations not required); there is a two-carton per household limit. USA Shred will shred the documents, compliments of Ridgewood Savings Bank. Ridgewood Savings Bank will be providing a “Protect Privacy” booklet. Jerome Avenue branch, 3445 Jerome Ave., Bronx, N.Y.; (718) 881-3430
Music: New York-based blues favorites Renee & The Derelicts perform classic and original blues, rock and soul tunes featuring, the vocals of the multitalented actress/playwright Renee Flemings, the band – Sal Carolei (blues harp), Paul Bauman (guitar), Trevor Brown (bass) and Bernard Devlin (drums) will kick things off at 9:00 p.m. No cover, great Mediterranean food and drink available. LURA Restaurant NYC on the upper west side (949 Columbus Ave. between 106th & 107th streets).
Massage: Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage. RSVP: 1-866-539-0999 (Please call for an appointment.) 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
fall worokout: 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 you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. RSVP: 1-866-539-0999 (Please call for an appointment.) 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
career day: Stop by NYPD’s 2014 community career day and meet police officers from various specialized units from 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. The activities include: demonstrations from specialized units, rock climbing, promotional items, face painting, music and more. (212)-RECRUIT Poe Park (Grand Concourse and E. 192nd St. Bronx, NY 10462.)
sun., oct. 19
walk:The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Join millions of people in more than 300 communities nationwide and take that step with us at the American Cancer Society Making Strides of Brooklyn, NY walk. Just a few hours of your time at our non-competitive, five-mile event will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families. Walk time: 8:00 p.m. For more information on walk locations, visit: makingstrides.acsevents.org/site/PageServer?pagename=MSABC_CY14_FindAnEvent. Prospect Park- The Nethermead (Flatbush Ave. and Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY.)
tues., oct. 21
Homebuyers’ workshop: Ridgewood Savings Bank will be hosting a homebuyers’ workshop. The programs, which are free and open to the public, have been designed to address today’s most important financial concerns. During the workshop, bank representatives, mortgage consultants, and a licensed architect will take participants through the home buying process—including initial decision making cost analysis, criteria for selecting the right home, and the “do’s and don’ts” of filing mortgage applications. Ridgewood Savings Bank, 711 Allerton Ave., Bronx, NY. Call (718) 882-2220.
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 Floor. 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 Street 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.
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