Sun Kulcha

saturday, september 8

dog and cat vaccination clinics: Petland Discounts and Luv My Pet are offering low cost dog and cat vaccination clinics at the following locations in Queens: 9/8 at LaGuardia Center, 43-10 Ditmars Blvd., LIC, and the Pathmark Shopping Center, 91-08 Atlantic Ave., Ozone Park, both at 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and at 34-60 48 St., between 48 St. and Northern at 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and on 9/9 at 71-39 Kissena Blvd., between Aguilar and 70 St., Kew Garden Hills, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. and at the Stop and Shop Center, 8989 Union Turnpike, Glendale, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.

sunday, september 9

Spay/Neuter Clinics: Petland Discounts and the ASPCA Mobile Unit are holding cat and dog spay/neuter clinics at the following locations in Queens: 9/9 at the Stop & Shop Center, 7417 Grand Avenue, Maspeth; Rite Aid Shopping Center, 21-11 Broadway, corner of 21 St., Astoria; on 9/10 at 55-52 Myrtle Ave., between Cypress & Putnam, Ridgewood; on 9/12 at 134-40 Springfield Blvd., corner of Merrick Blvd., Springfield Gardens and on 9/14 at 37-55 82 St., between 37 St. & Roosevelt Ave. All clinics begin at 7:00 a.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.

monday, september 10

jazzy mondays: Jazzy Mondays presents a musical tribute to the memory of Behki Bantu Mseleku, a revolutionary South African musician and freedom fighter at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St., between Franklin and Classon avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Food and beverages available. Doors open 6:00 p.m. Showtime 7:15 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. For information and reservations call (718) 857-1427 or (917) 757-0170 or visit

uptown cabaret: No Name presents Uptown Cabaret Second Monday featuring the multi-talented Alex DeSuze joined by musical director Marilynn Seits at the Inidan Road Cafe, 600 West 218 St., N.Y. offering wine, beer and coffee as asll as a great selection of food. Showtime 7:30 p.m. No cover, no minimum. For more information call (212) 942-7451 or visit

wednesday, september 12

fashion illustration classes: The Brooklyn Public Library is offering free fashion illustration classes where novice fashion illustrators sketch 5, 10 and 20 minute poses by a live model styled in different outfits, Wed., 9/12 at 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 9/19 at 5:30 p.m. for adults and Thursdays, 9/20 – 10/11 at 3:30 p.m. for teens in conjuction with the exhibition “Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look” at the Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 230-2100.

BEAT Festival: Brooklyn’s first festival to showcase the borough’s emerging artists in theater, dance and voice will premiere Sept. 12-23 featuring cutting-edge performing artists, artists from Brooklyn, in Brooklyn, for Brooklyn, performing at venues throughout the borough. For tickets, schedule, and more information, visit

friday, september 14

Storytelling: Acclaimed author/storyteller Michele Carlo celebrates the anniversary of the pulbication of her memoir “Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks,” by presenting a brief excerpt from its upcoming stage adaptation at La Casa Azule Bookstore in East Harlem, 143 East 103 St., between Lexington and Park avenues, Manhattan, 7:00 p.m. For information, call (212) 426-2626 or visit

sunday, september 16

walk-a-thon: QSCAN presents the Annual Sickle Cell Walk-A-Thon, inviting friends, neighbors, school, church, organizations, companies and the whole family to walk for Sickle Cell awareness, education and research starting at 10:00 a.m. at 106 St., between Liberty and Archer avenues, (York College), near the last stop on the ‘E’ train, Jamaica Center and ending at Roy Wilkins Park and Merrick Blvd., Queens, N.Y. Registgration on day of walk begins at 8:00 a.m. Register in advance at or e-mail For more information, registration and volunteering, call (718) 712-0873.


fashion contest: Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream. N.Y. is launching a Fall Wardrobe Contest where 10 persons will win an opportunity to meet with a fashion stylist plus a $200 Mall gift card. Submit a 400-600 word essay on why you should win a Fall wardrobe and $200 gift card to with “Fall Wardrobe Stylist Session Essay Contest” in subject line, or mail entries to Green Acres Mall Fall Wardrobe Stylist Session Essay Contest, 2034 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream, New York 11581 or drop entry off at the Green Acres Mall Customer Service Desk. All entries must be received by 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2012. All mailed entries must be postmarked Sept. 10 and received by Sept. 17, 2012. Limit one entry per person. For more information on the contest, entry forms and official rules, visit or the Green Acres Mall Customer Service Desk, located by Chase Bank. Participation open only to legal residents of New York who are at least 18 years old.

Farmers Market: The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers Market featuring locally grown fresh fruits, veggies, herbs and eggs and offering sessions on growing food and herbs and how to prepare healthy food is open every Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. until November at 49 Van Buren St. off Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn. We accept WIC/Senior FMNP Checks, EBT, Health Bucks and cash. For information, call (718) 638-3566 or email

Queens Sickle Cell: The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, 207-08 Hollis Ave., Queens Village, N.Y., presents a Parent to Parent Support Group meeting every first Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m. For directions and registration, call (718) 712-0873 or email

Peer-to-Peer Course: NAMI East Flatbush is offering a Peer-to-Peer, 10-week program for people living with any serious mental illness who wish to establish and maintain their wellness and recovery, taught by trained mentors and including topics on understanding psychiatric disorders and medication; addressing stigma, discrimination, relationship issues, relapse prevention plan, survival skills and more, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. starting Wed., 9/26 at Kings County Hospital, 451 Clarkson Ave., R Bldg., Room 3022, Brooklyn. Space is limited (class capacity 15). Register now with NAMI East Flatbush at (718) 512-5269 or email

family to family education program: NAMI East Flatbush is sponsoring a 12-week NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness covering mood, panic, obsessive compulsive disorders, coping skills, medication, communication techniques and more, starting Sat., 9/15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Kings County Hospital, 451 Clarkson Ave. R Bldg., Room 3022, Brooklyn. Course is free. For information and to register, call the NAMI East Flatbush office at (718) 512-5269.

Fairway Market Shuttle: Fairway Market is now offering a free group shuttle bus to its Red Hook, Brooklyn store at 480-500 Van Brunt St., Mondays thru Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For pick-up reservations for groups of 10 or more, within a five-mile radius of the store, call Viola Williams or Marcy Rosenblum at (347) 750-1251. There will also be pickups on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at 589 Prospect Ave., between 11 and 10 avenues. All seniors get a five percent discount in the store. Each group will have an hour and a half to shop and/or enjoy a bite to eat in the picturesque cafe by the waterfront.

Farmers Market: Seeds in the Middle is sponsoring The Crown Heights Farmers Market offering fresh fruits and vegetables, including calaloo and Caribbean favorites and accepting EBT, WIC, Snap, FMNP, Health Bucks and Fresh Connect. The market will be operating every Thursday from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton Metz Park at Albany and Lefferts avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit

Computer Training: Mount Carmel Worship and Outreach Center is holding adult and children computer training programs, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Call (917) 609-0909 for registration details.

Financial Coaching: The NHS of East Flatbush is offering The Financial Capabilities and Coaching Program focusing on helping you reach your goals such as paying off bills, saving for a home, improving credit scores and more. For more information, call (718) 469-4679.

Food Stamp Outreach: Find out if you are eligible to receive Food Stamp benefits! A representative from the NYC Human Resources Administration will be available to assist you with eligibility pre-screening and to answer any questions every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Community Board 12, 4101 White Plains Road at 229 St., Bronx. For more information, call (718) 881-4455.

Reverse Mortgage Counseling: Are you a senior homeowner struggling to make ends meet? A reverse mortgage may be an answer. NHS can help determine if this is the best option for you. All programs discussed are backed by the federal government. For information, call (718) 469-4679.

Foreclosure Services: Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modification? The Flatbush Development VCorp., NHS of East Flatbush and the Center for N.Y.C. Neighborhoods are offering free services and assistance. Referrals for free legal assistance are also available. To schedule an appointment, call (718) 469-4679.

Tai Chi: Stop. Breath. Relax. Join Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice combining Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation and Chinese healing, taught by Daniel Weicher, certified teacher in Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Moore Street Market, 110 Moore St., entrance on Humbolt St., Brooklyn. Donations are appreciated. Call (914) 673-6016 for information.

Compiled by Ida Eisenstein