sat., jun. 14
Talk caribbean: A better life for our people NY will host ‘Talk Caribbean’ in celebration of Caribbean Heritage month. The guest speaker of the evening will be Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, leader of the Opposiiton in Barbados at 5:00 p.m. There will be a pre-father’s day ‘Lime and Libation’ immediately after the discussion. Adm: $40 (All inclusive) For more information, please call Jerry (347)786-2973, Jessica (516)376-7779, Mike (646)825-1361, Sam (917)202-6736 St. Leonard’s Church, 765 Putnam Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221.
Cycle Fest: PS 9 is hosting its first ever Cycle Fest from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. They’ll have a Bike Bonanza for kids, with Learn to Ride, Bike Swap and free Helmet Fittings provided by Bike New York, Recycle-a-Bicycle, and DOT! Bike events are FREE but require parent/guardian to be present; to pre-register for Learn to Ride visit: www.bikenewyork.org/learn/kids/bike-bonanza/
thurs., jun. 19
homebuyers: The first step toward homeownership begins with education. Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of East Flatbush, a not for profit housing organization, is having a free homebuyer seminar. Learn about grants, affordable mortgages, closing cost assistance, building your homeownership team, and more. Time: 6:30 p.m. HSBC Bank, 1380 Rockaway Pkwy. (between Seaview & Ave. N) BK, NY 11236. To reserve space, call 718-469-4679 or email [email protected]
FRI., May. 2 – sat., Jun. 28
art exhibit: Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce “Big, Fat & Juicy,” a group show of large-scale abstraction that pushes the boundaries of the physicality of paint. Paintings and sculptures by four New York-based artists, Emily Noelle Lambert, Dorothy Robinson, Josette Urso and Deborah Zlotsky, combine the deliberate spontaneity found in abstract painting and the inventive possibilities of paint itself, which appear here in lush and expressive ways. Admission is free and open to the public. Pelham Art Center 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. For more information, contact (914) 738-2525.
wed., Jun. 11 – sat., jun. 14
peforming arts: Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance will premiere “Surveillance,” a contemporary dance and multimedia piece that explores the realities behind the surveillance camera, at the New York Live Arts Theater, 219 W. 19th St., New York City. Performances: Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. & Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 ($18 for Live Arts members & associate artists, students and seniors) and are available at newyorklivearts.org or by phone at (212) 924-0077.
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. www.nhsnyc.org.
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) 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 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.
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 will be operating every Thursday from noon to 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton Metz Park at Albany and Lefferts avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.seedsinthemiddle.org.
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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry