Sun Kulcha

sun., jul. 13

family Day: SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Bronx Family Day, an afternoon filled with fast-paced and funny storytelling packed with audience participation, unconventional music making and Hip-Hop geared specifically for kids. Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive drumming and storytelling workshops in addition to face painting and more! The fun will be from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m and is free to the public. St. Mary’s Park between St. Ann’s and Jackson avenues.

mon., jul. 14

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. Showtime is at 7:00 p.m. 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 Indian Road Café, located at 600 West 218th St.

wed., jul. 16

book series: This series will spotlight four major voices in modern southern literature: Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor and Alice Walker at 2:00 p.m. It will be led by Bridgett Davis (“Shifting Through Neutral” and “Lagos”), author, filmmaker and professor. Brooklyn Central Library, Information Commons Lab (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

music: Queen Esther’s warm and powerful voice glides through jazz and swaggers through the Blues. An award-winning vocalist and songwriter, Queen Esther’s sound pays tribute to jazz royalty of yore. Dance lessons are at 6:30 p.m. band starts at 7:00 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. Brooklyn Central Library, Plaza (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

conversation series: Photographer Randy Duchaine will chat with individuals featured in his photographic series, “Created in Brooklyn” at 6:30 p.m. Meet individuals whose desire is to create businesses in a cutting-edge manufacturing hub that also helps develop, grow and attract entrepreneurship. Scheduled guests include Anastasia Cole Plakias of Brooklyn Grange, Sarah Corey of IceStone, Susan Woods of Aswoon/Susan Woods Studio and Samuel Zygmuntowicz, violin maker. Brooklyn Central Library, Information Commons Lab (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

thurs., jul.17

landlord training: Are you a landlord or thinking about becoming one? This workshop include topics such as leases, understanding NYC regulations, repairs, responsibilities and tenant rights. The workshop will begin 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.


now – sun., aug.31

church without walls: Summer is here, and that means it’s time once again for Pastor Donnie McClurkin and Perfecting Faith Church of Freeport, N.Y., to return outdoors and take the church to the people! Church Without Walls, the congregation’s annual summer crusade will be hosting an outdoor service each Sunday at 3:00 p.m., weather permitting, in the parking lot of the Western Beef Shopping Center, located at the corner of Nassau Road and Babylon Turnpike in Roosevelt.

Now – fri., Aug. 29

summer meals: Kids 18 years and under can receive FREE summer meals. Find out more by calling 311, texting NYCMeals to 877-877 or visiting

insurance policy: 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 the 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 is a not-for-profit housing organization.

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 currently 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

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.

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.

Community Center: Are you looking to improve your life? Take a class at Community Learning Center: How to Write a Book or Script, Create a Resume, How to Create Wealth, Get/Keep a Spouse, Start a Business. Classes for everyone. Community Learning Center, 147-12 Archer Ave., Queens. For more information/RSVP, call (718) 291-1094.

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 [email protected], Pam Stengel (732) 580-0075, Linda Altini (917) 578-4852. Phone: (732) 462-7429 or Fax: (732) 409-3496.

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

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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry