Sun Kulcha Community Events

Thursday, Oct. 21

Business Workshop

CAMBA Economic Development Corporation is offering loans to Central Brooklyn based entreprenerus looking to start up or expand their existing business. If you have bad or no credit, no business plan, or no financial records, CAMBA has resources to assist you. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner of Church Ave., Brooklyn. Registration required; call (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]

Art Exhibit

The Carter Burden Center for the Aging presents Spirits in Steel, featuring the art of 70-year old artist Jonathan Bauch, which includes sculptures in welded steel & painted enamel installed at Gallery 307, 307 Seventh Ave, Ste. 1401, Manhattan & on exhibit thru Nov. 18. For gallery hours & information, call (646) 400-5254.

Health Fair

Lutheran Family Health Centers, Our Lady of Angels Auditorium, 347 74th St., Brooklyn is holding its Autumn Health Fair: “Clocks Should Fall Back” … Not You featuring information on how vision, balance, flexibility & medication can lead to falls, simple things you can do at home to make your home safe, learn how a fall can change your life and what you can do to prevent it, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. RSVP by calling Ms. Lawless at (718) 630-7588.

Meet & Greet

Haitian American United for Change invites you to a Meet & Greet at the Portico Wood Fire Grill, 648 Motor Parkway, Hauppague, N.Y., 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For information & to respond, call (888) 509-4282 ext. 102 & 108.

Friday, Oct. 22

Great Women in Music

Great Women in Music celebrates Gloria Lynne Live & In Concert, 7:00 p.m. at The Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, N.Y. For tickets & information, call (212) 491-2200.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Scholarship Fundraiser

Ladydoves Self Enrichment Organization & Curvesity Entertainment present An Elegant Costume Ball, its annual scholarship fundraising event, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. at Dante Caterers, 75-07 31 Ave., East Elmhurst, N.Y. featuirng cocktail hour, deluxe buffet, open bar, & fashion show. Guests can particiate by entering “Best Costume” contest for cash prize. Enter by emailing [email protected] & leave name & contact number. Tickets available online at

Harvest Time

Farmers’ Market, New Lots & Schenck avenues, presents songtress Issa Cabrera returning for an encore performance singing in English, Spanish & Portuguese performing Latin & Brazilian jazz, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. In addition, Community Chef T. I. Williams, using seasonal produce from the market, cooks up some harvest recipes, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. For information, call Janelle at (718) 649-7979 Ext. 29 or visit

Pumpkin Patch

The Institute for Community Living presents the 12th Annual Great Pumpkin Patch, featuring free pumpkins, arts & crafts & more for children, parents, grandparents & even great-grandparents, 12 noon – 4:00 p.m. at ICL St. Marks Residence, 839 St. Marks Ave., Brooklyn. Supplies limited; first come, first served. For information, call (718) 778-2117 ext. 2503.

Queens Library

Friends of Cambria Heights Library invite you to their general meeting, board elections, 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. at Cambria Heights Library, 218-13 Linden Blvd., Queens. For information, call (718) 528-3535.

Volunteer Registration

The 19th Annual New York Cares Day, the city’s largest hands-on volunteer event taking place on Sat., 10/23, is calling for volunteers from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to spruce up 100 public schools across the five boroughs creating murals, reorganizing libraries, planting flowers, painting classrooms & fences, fixing up playgrounds, organizing storage areas and more. Visit for complete details, registration & information. $20 registration fee/person & open to volunteers ages 12 & up (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration open until the day before the event.

Dinner Dance

The First Mary Magdalene Temple of Faith will hold their Annual Dinner Dance at the Crystal Manor, 1460 Flatbush Ave, between Glenwood & Farragut roads, Brooklyn, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. For information & tickets, call (718) 953-3048.

Education Workshop

The Queens Sickle Cell Network, Inc., N.Y. Chapter of The National SCDAA, invites you to attend its Annual Education Workshop at the Queens Sickle Cell Network Advocacy, Inc., 207-08 Hollis Ave., Queens Village, featuring guest speaker Dr. Kwame T. Easterling, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration/9:00 a.m. Breakfast & lunch free to all. For information, call (718) 712-0873.

Study Seminar

The Church of Scientology Harlem, 16 West 116th St., N.Y. is holding a Technology of Study Seminar to give the community & students of Harlem the tools needed to overcome barriers & be able to succeed in school & in life. Information geared to elementary & high school students but can be applied to anyone who wants to be able to study & learn. Space limited; for reservations, call Moni at (212) 828-1825.

Harvest Festival

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy celebrates the fall season with a Harvest Festival at Pier 6 featuring a Halloween parade, musical guests, face painting, storytelling, art activities & pumpkin decorating, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For information on the day’s activities, visit or call (718) 802-0603.

Sunday, Oct. 24

Open House

St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, is holding its Fall Open House, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. featuring admission & financial aid counselors, faculty from various departments, current students, a workshop for parents & students on how to fill out financial aid forms & a tour of the campus. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP for the Open House, go to or register online at


Queens Theater in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, presents Tsidii: To the Rising Sun, performing the music of Odetta, the Queen of American Folk Music, Nina Simone, the High Priestess of Soul & Mama Africa, 3:00 p.m. Performance will be repeated on Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are free. Reservations can be made by phone at (718) 760-0064.

Sunday Platform

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West, 2 St. in Park Slope, Brooklyn, presents Spirituality & Memoir with Donna Minkowitz, 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

Day of National Pride

The Council of St. Vincent & The Grenadines & the SVG Consulate continues the 31st Anniversary of Independence of St. Vincent & The Grenadines celebrations with a church service at St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, 265 Decatur St., Brooklyn, 3:00 p.m. followed by a repast. For information, call SVG Consulate (212)687-4490.

Monday, Oct. 25

Study Group

The Freedom Socialist Party, Freedom Hall, 113 W 128 St., between Malcolm X & 7 Ave, is holding a study group, The Early Years of Gay Liberation, discussing the early history of the LGBT movement, Mondays, 10/25, 11/8 & 22 & 12/6, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Admission free; Snacks at 7:00 p.m. for $5 donation. For information or a copy of the book/readings, call (212) 222-0633 or email [email protected] or visit

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Business Workshop

CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner of Church Ave., Brooklyn, is offering a free workshop, All Options To Finance Your Business, focusing on financing options available including raising money from friends & family, online financial sources, angel investors & venture capital, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration required; call (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]

Wednesday, Oct. 27


Akila Worksongs presents the N.Y. premiere of Equinox, an award winning film by Baayan Bakari, a coming of age story about choices & responsibility, 7:00 p.m. at Founders Auditorium at Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave., between Montgomery & Crown streets, Brooklyn. Admission: free; RSVP to [email protected]

Compiled by

Ida Eisenstein

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