fri., oct. 10
comedy: Haitian-American comedian/actor/writer Mackenson Louis kicks off a monthly comedy. Louis – the creator and executive producer of the “Comedy Joy Ride” sketch/standup comedy tour and television pilot will appear at the Kinanm Lounge (856 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn). He will be joined by performers whose credits include television appearances on network and cable stations including NBC-TV, BET and Comedy Central. Admission is $10 in advance by calling (646) 397-5721; $20 at the door with a two-drink minimum. Pre-show at 7:30 p.m. with showtime at 8:00 p.m.
sat., oct. 11
play: Actress / playwright Reneé Flemings tackles William Shakespeare’s most powerful female characters in her solo performance “Women, Power & The Bard” at The Actors Fund Arts Center at the Schermerhorn (160 Schermerhorn St.) in downtown Brooklyn, NY. The performance – part of Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company’s “Having Their Say Storytellers Unleashed” solo series – will begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 online in advance: http://hts-womenpowerbard.bpt.me/ and $40 at the door. Enter MDGFriend for 20 percent off the online ticket price. “Women, Power & The Bard” is an AEA showcase.
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 you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. RSVP:(866)539-0999 206-20 Linden Blvd Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
mon., Oct. 13
singers showcase: The multi-talented Alex DeSuze returns to the Indian Road Café to host the “No Name Uptown Cabaret Second Monday” monthly singers showcase. DeSuze, whose background includes acting, directing and singing at venues throughout the NYC-metro area, will be joined by a guest musical director. Producer Eric Vetter calls the Cabaret an opportunity to enjoy and share your art with your fellow singers, composers and lyricists in a safe and fun place! Indian Road Café, located at 600 West 218th Street, offers an excellent wine, beer and coffee selection as well as great food from paninis to lobster mac and cheese, all amidst a warm and casual atmosphere. The next Uptown Cabaret show at 7:00pm with sign up beginning at 6:45 p.m. No cover, no minimum and for additional information, call (212) 942-7451. For more “No Name” information, go to www.nonamenyc.com
Zumba: Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. RSVP:(866)539-0999 206-20 Linden Blvd Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
yoga: Join us for an intro yoga class, perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor. We’ll cover breathing practices, basic yoga poses and centering and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Don’t eat a heavy meal within two hours of the class, a light snack about 30 minutes before is ideal. Be sure to let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. 215 W 125th Street New York, NY 10027.
tues., oct. 14
City stories:Thomas R. Pryor celebrates the release of his memoir “I Hate The Dallas Cowboys – tales of a scrappy New York boyhood” (YBK Publishers, Inc) at his monthly “City Stories: Stoops To Nuts” storytelling show at the Cornelia Street Café in the West Village. Joining Pryor at the event scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., will be special guest performers Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) Adam Wade (two-time MOTH Grand Slam winning storyteller) and some musical surprises. The $8.00 admission includes a free drink. Books will be available for purchase and also through Barnes & Noble, Amazon and YBK. The Café is located at 29 Cornelia St. in New York City.(212) 989- 9319. For information on Pryor’s upcoming events and other projects, go to: yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/.
Diabetes Workshop: Join us this fall for a series of workshops presented by the American Diabetes Association from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This week’s topic is “Risk Control for Heart Attack and Stroke.” These workshops are free and open to the public and will be held at 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
walk away the pounds: Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 2nd floor. 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. RSVP: (866) 469-0999, 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
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 compliments the Ridgewood Savings Bank. 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. Ridgewood Savings Bank will be providing a “Protect Privacy” booklet. Jerome Avenue branch, 3445 Jerome Ave., Bronx, N.Y.; (718) 881-3430.
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, a not-for-profit housing organization. . Sponsored by NeighborWorks of America, Neighborhood Housing Services and Freddie Mac. For more information, visit www.nhsnyc.org.
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