Sun Kulcha

fri., sept.19

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 is located on the upper West side (949 Columbus Ave.) between 106th & 107th streets. For more information, call (212) 866-7500.

Variety show: “No Name… & A Bag O’ Chips” comedy/variety show will feature Liam McEneaney (Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”), comedian /pundit/blogger Leighann Lord (Fox News “Strategy Room”), Sharon Spell (“The Moth”), sketch comedy collective Kokomo (“Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre”) and . The show starts at 7:00 p.m. and will feature “No Name” house band The Summer Replacements – including Carl (BabyFreak) Fortunato and Fernando (Dr. Sandman) Morales Gonzalez. No cover, no minimum. Otto’s is located at 538 E 14th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B).

Low Impact Yoga: Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The class 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. Let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class. RSVP by calling (866) 539-0999.

sat., sept. 20

SAT Prep: Kaplan is hosting a FREE SAT practice test, the tests will be held at the Brooklyn Kaplan Center at 1602 Kings Highway from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m! Taking a practice test is one of the best ways to get ready for the real thing. You will learn exclusive strategies to improve your score and know exactly what to expect on test day. Limited seats available. Sign up today using this link: http://bit.ly/freeseptember.

Free CREDIT SCORE AND ANALYSIS PROGRAMS: Ridgewood Savings Bank is deeply committed to the Bronx community’s financial health and security and is hosting a free credit score program from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This program provides information which is critical in planning a successful financial future, including possible home ownership and business investment. Location: 3824 White Plains Road, Bronx, N.Y.; RSVP by calling (718) 882-0440.

Summer Workout: Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a cardio workout that can enhance your overall health and improve circulation and endurance from 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. The workout includes building muscle with strength training. Please let your doctor know that you will be participating in an exercise class. Please RSVP by calling (866) 539-0999.

Free CREDIT SCORE AND ANALYSIS PROGRAMS: Ridgewood Savings Bank is deeply committed to the Bronx community’s financial health and security and is hosting a free credit score program from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This program provides information which is critical in planning a successful financial future, including possible home ownership and business investment. 3824 White Plains Road, Bronx, N.Y.; RSVP by calling (718) 882-0440.

tues., sept. 23

free financial 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. Classes begin at 6:00 p.m. NHS of East Flatbush, 2806 Church Ave.(between Nostrand & Rogers avenues), Brooklyn, N.Y. 11226. To register call, (718) 469.4679 or email infoef_[email protected]‌snyc.org. First come, first served. Space is limited. Sponsored by Neighborhood Trust and Neighborhood Housing Services. www.nhsny‌c.org.

wed., sept. 24

landlord training: Are you a landlord or thinking about becoming one? This workshop will help to fully prepare you. Topics include leases, understanding NYC regulations, repairs, responsibilities, tenant rights and more.The course starts at 6:00 p.m. A course fee does apply, for more information, call (718) 469-4679. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of East Flatbush, a not for profit housing organization. www.nhsof‌eastf‌latbu‌sh.org.

sat., sept. 27

Free CREDIT SCORE AND ANALYSIS PROGRAMS: Ridgewood Savings Bank is deeply committed to the Bronx community’s financial health and security and is hosting a free credit score program from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This program provides information which is critical in planning a successful financial future, including possible home ownership and business investment. 1626 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx, N.Y. RSVP by calling (718) 589-1323.

sun., sept. 28

walk4hearing: The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is hosting the New York City Walk4Hearing in Riverside Park to increase awareness about hearing loss, help to erase the stigma associated with it and raise funds for programs and services. Groups and individuals can participate in the 5K walk so that people of all ages—from babies to seniors—can get the programs, support and services they need to meet the challenges of hearing loss. The 5K route starts and ends at Riverside Park. Event features children’s activities, refreshments, giveaways, prizes, state-of-the-art hearing technology, including captioned walk announcements delivered via smartphones. Check-in starts at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m. Pre-register at www.walk4‌heari‌ng.org. Same-day registration is also available. Location: West 97th Street and Riverside Drive.

Ongoing

baby shower:The Stork’s Nest Committee of the Delta Beta Zeta Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. invites expectant mothers in southeast Queens to attend their baby shower and participate in a series of eight prenatal workshops. The shower will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Emblem Health Neighborhood Center. To participate, mothers-to-be must register by calling (917)648-2855 before Oct. 2. 206-20 Linden Blvd. Cambria Heights, NY 11411

chca clothing drive: Crow Hill Community Association will be conducting a clothing drive every Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. during September for Georgia’s Place, located at Prospect Place & Bedford Ave. Georgia’s Place is an innovative supportive housing residence for 48 formerly homeless and low income adults. Georgia’s Place staff are committed to the health of their residents in a holistic way: mental, physical, emotional. The drive will take place in front of the former site of the CHCA Community Garden (730 Franklin Ave.) between Sterling Place and Park Place. Alternatively, clothing can be dropped off on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Georgia’s Place during Farmshare pick-up. New and slightly used men’s and women’s clothing are being requested. For more information, contact Mr. Frank at (718)230-1447.

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.”

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, N.Y. 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 by 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 srbwe‌lcome‌@gmai‌l.com, 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

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