Thursday, Oct. 14
Home Health Aide
Fresh Start Training Program, a project for displaced homemakers (single parents, married low income, widowed, divorced, separated), 1756 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, is holding orientation for free training for Home Health Aide (H.H.A.), 11:15 a.m. Free Metro Card. To register, call (718) 338-9200.
Friday, Oct. 15
The United Black Men of Queens is hosting the annual Scholarship Awards Gala Benefitting Local Youth honoring “Cultural Diversity,” 7:00 p.m., at the Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111 St., Flushing, N.Y. For information & to purchase tickets, call Donald Vernon at (718) 206-2411.
The Good Coffeehouse Music Parlor, 53 Prospect Park West at 2 St. in Park Slope, Brooklyn, presents Pat Hall, Elijah Tucker, & Camp, Noriega & Dunn an original mix of classic country & European folk, 8:00p.m. Admission: $10door; $6/children. For information, call (718) 768-2972 or visit www.bsec.org.
Jazz & Dance Party
Community Works, Dwyer Cultural Center & the Nat’l Jazz Musuem in Harlem present Jazz @ the Dwyer, an evening of sophisticated swing dance with Aaron Diehl & the Nat’l Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Ave. at W. 123 St., & Frederick Douglas Blvd. Tickets $15 includes a complimentary glass of wine. Call (212) 222-3060 or email [email protected] to RSVP. Advance purchase recommended; capacity limited.
Saturday, Oct. 16
Travel & Adventure
Premier Travel & Adventure presents a two-day travel expo featuring a fun filled interactive family event including scuba diving (bring bathing suits), cultural performances, travel experts offering opportunities from local getaways to exotic safaris including exhibitors from Antigua to Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic & more, Sat., 10/16, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Sun., 10/17, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, New Jersey. Admission $10/door; children 16 & under free; free parking & easy mass transit with NJ Transit & Port Authority bus service. Visit www.adventureexpo.com for information & registration.
Day of National Pride
The Council of St. Vincent & The Grenadines & the SVG Consulate celebrates the 31st Anniversary of Independence of St. Vincent & The Grenadines with the Independence Talent & Culture Show, featuring calypso, soca, reggae, a fashion show, youth talent showcase, DJ Ezsound, & including lots of local food & drink & more, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Wingate HS, 600 Kingston Ave., between Rutland Rd. & Winthrop St. Admission: Adults/$15; Children under 12/$5. For information, call SVG Consulate (212) 687-4490.
Farmers’ Market, New Lots & Schenck avenues, presents Community Chef T. I. Williams using seasonal produce from the market & cooking up some Asian Persuasions, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. For information, call Janelle at (718) 649-7979 Ext. 29 or visit www.eastnewyorkfarms.org.
S.I. JAZZFestival 23
Universal Temple of the Arts presents the Staten Island JAZZFestival 23 featuring a full day of performances, workshops & panel discussions including jazz music, dance, song & spoken word, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center. For information on artists, workshops & tickets, visit http://www.utasi.org/Events.html, email [email protected] or call (718) 273-5610.
October to Remember
The Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation of Jamaica, Queens, presents an October to Remember featuring the play August Wilson’s Women, a compilation of August Wilson’s plays, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Black Spectrum Theatre, 177 Street & Baisley Blvd., Jamaica, Queens. Refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m.; Showtime 8:00 p.m. For information & tickets, call (347) 233-1069; (718) 607-6384; (917) 373-8434.
Sunday, Oct. 17
The Aquila Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a comedy dealing with the universal theme of love and its complications, 3:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Rd. Tickets $27 can be purchased online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org or at the Box Office, Tues. – Sat., 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (718) 951-4500; $30/at door.
The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West at 2 Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, presents Fighting Proverty and For a Living Wage with Hilary Klein of the community group Make The Road N.Y. talking about New York’s campaigns & their power in fighting poverty, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the main hall of the Meeting House. Free & open to the public. For information, call (718) 768-2972 or visit www.bsec.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 19
CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave, 2nd Fl. corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a free workshop, Create a Website for Your Business, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. offering information on low-cost methods to build a professional site & how to promote your business. Registration is required; call (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]
I Love N.Y. Tours
The Celebrity Planet Culture Tours presents I Love N.Y. Tours featuring Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 5th Ave./Ladies Mile, Times Square, Grand Central Station,The Empire State & Chrysler Buildings, Carnegie Hall, The Ed Sullivan Theater, as well as film locations, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’s The Early Show & more. Departs: Saturdays @ 4:00 p.m. & Sundays @ 10:30 a.m. Duration: Two hours. Meeting Point: Pulitzer Fountain by the Plaza Hotel, 5th Ave., between 58 & 59 streets.For information, call James Bonney at (917) 675-3170 or email [email protected] or visit www.thecelebrityplanet.com.
Shades of Autumn
N.Y. Waterway Tours is offering the Shades of Autumn River Cruise, the most convenient way to get out of the city & enjoy the magnificent fall foliage on the historic Hudson River, Saturdays & Sundays, 10/16 thru 11/7 departing at 10:00 a.m. from Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, Weehawken, N.J. or 10:30 a.m. from Manhattan’s Pier 78, West 38th St. & the Hudson River. For schedules, prices & additional information, call (800) 533-3779 or visit http://www.nywaterway.com.
Dinner & Show
T.G.I. Friday’s and Through The Night starring Daniel Beaty, with performances thru Dec., 2010, has teamed up to present a unique Union Square “Dinner & A Show” package complete with a three-course meal either before or after performance. To purchase package visit Ticketmaster.com & enter code FRIDAYS into the “Promotions & Special Offers” area or call (800) 982-2787 & mention code FRIDAYS. The voucher for dinner must be picked up at the Union Square Box Office, 100 East 17 St., N.Y. & is only valid for the day of the performance.
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, 408 W 58 St., N.Y., presents SOS: Magic, Revelry & Resistance in Post-Katrina New Orleans Art & features a variety of media including reverse glass collage, photography, video & mixed media installations, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on view thru December, 2010. For information, call (212) 307-7420.
Photographers, amateur & professionals 18+ are invited to enter the Friends of Westchester County Parks Visions Online Photography Contest with landscapes, plants/wildlife, recreation & the waterfront. Entries must be submitted in digital format by Nov. 22, 2:00 p.m. deadline. For full contest rules & submission guidelines, visit www.friendsofwestchesterparks.com.
BAC & Bed-Stuy Restoration Corp. present Black Brooklyn Renaissance featuring Carnival Masqueraders in Brooklyn, a photographic essay by Antony Bonair chronicling carnival in Brooklyn from 1974 to 1994 showcasing costumes, music & mas making traditions on view at the annual West Indian American Day Parade, at the Skylight Gallery, Bed-Stuy Restoration, 1368 Fulton St., 3rd Fl., on display thru Jan., 2011. Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Saturday: 12 noon – 6:00 p.m. Admission: Free. For information, call (718) 636-6976.