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carnival events:

Friday, August 31 – Stay in school concert

brass fest soca madness featuring Machel Montano at the brooklyn museum grounds

saturday, september 1 – 2012 Junior “Kiddies” carnival at the brooklyn museum grounds starting at 9:00 A.M.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 – Dimanche Gras Show At The Brooklyn Museum Grounds Featuring Calypdo Rose, King Ajamu,



For General And Ticket Information, Call Wiadca At (718) 467-1797

saturday, september 1

music collectors festival: The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute & the 12th Annual N.Y. Int’l. Salsa Congress presents The eighth Annual International Latin/Tropical Music Collectors Festival with a tribute to Arsenio Rodriguez: The Innovator of Salsa Music by Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental Nuevayorquino and featuring a day full of vendors, collectors, musicians, dancers and panelists celebrating Latin music history, 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. at the Hilton New York, The Mercury Ballroom, 1335 Ave. of the Americas, 53 St., 3rd Fl., N.Y. For vendor registration, tickets and more information contact Ms. Diaz at [email protected], Ms. Capote at [email protected] or call (971) 697-8773.

sunday, september 2

Bahamas Culture Day: The Bahamian American Cultural Society presents Bahamas Culture Day featuring Bahamian delicacies and drinks, art exhibits, Junkanoo Rush Out and Work Shop, face painting, live entertaiment, 12 noon to 12 midnight, at Pier 66 Frying Pan, 26 West St. at 12 Ave. and The Hudson River Park. Free admission. For more information, call (212) 213-0562 or visit

wednesday, september 5

The Baker’s son: Askashic Books and Caribbean Life Magazine is celebrating the publication of The Baker’s Son: My Life in Business, a rags-to-riches memoir by Lowell Hawthorn, CEO of Golden Krust Bakery & Grill, 7:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Public Library; Central Branch, Stevan Dweck Center for Contempory Culture, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. Event is free and open to the public and will be catered by Golden Krust. For information, call the library at (718) 230-2100.

friday, september 7

golf show: Medgar Evers Collge presents the First Annual Brooklyn Golf Show presented by The Darby Foundation in partnership with the African American Golfer’s Digest, featuring a variety of activities including an outdoor exhibit featuring major golf manufactuers demonstrating new club lines and training aids and offering deep discounts on all products plus $10 gift cards to all attendees, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the college located at 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn. Event is free is open to the public. For more information or to exhibit or volunteer, call (917) 697-7958 or (212) 571-6559 ext. 18 or visit or

saturday, september 8

sickle cell awareness: QSCAN and The N.Y. Mets are hosting Sickle Cell Awareness Night at Citi Field featuring the New York Mets vs. The Atlanta Braves to raise funding for research. Invite your friends, neighbors, school, church, organization, company or sponsor a family for a cause that will benefit children, families and individuals with Sickle Cell Anemia and create greater community awareness. Get your tickets at For more information, call Mr. Garcia at (718) 559-3131 or QSCAN at (718) 712-0873.

africa in New York City: Africa in New York City presents A Lunch Affair, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. featuring African fashion, music, lunch, vendor displays, networking and more, at Hotel Pennsylvania, Gold Ballroom, 401 Seventh Ave., 33 St., N.Y. For more information and tickets, call Norman Cole at (212) 714-4531.


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 [email protected] 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. Patricipation open only to legal residents of New York who are at least 18 years old.

Soccer registration: Registration is now open for Mayor Dwayne D. Warren’s First Annual Caribbean Cup 7 vs. 7 One-Day Soccer Tournament, Saturday, 9/8, 9:00 a.m. at Monte Irvin Orange Park Soccer Complex, N.J. For complete requirements, rules and information, call Slim at (973) 868-1444 or Mr. Romano at (973) 489-7700. For online registration, visit

J’ouvert: Roy Pierre and Associates presents “Harlequins and Pierrots,” open nightly, 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. at mas camp Charl-Ena Chateau, 3820 Church Ave., corner E. 39 St., Brooklyn. Pictures and costumes on display. Register and play mas with us for J’ouvert 2012. For information, call (718) 282-1229 or (718) 462-5164.

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].

Internship Program: Applications are now being accepted for the Norman Cole Community Internship Program for in-school youth 10 – 12 years with good grades and good manners and will offer development workshops, field trips, stipends, summer employment, scholarships, weekend retreats, volunteer experiences and more. Space is limited. For more details and/or to obtain a CIP application, contact Mr. Cole at (212) 714-4531.

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 [email protected].

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

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