Sun Kulcha

fri., nov. 22

Public meeting: Beyond Male & Female: Trans Liberation Now! Hear speakers Willow Carter and Sara Cooley, coordinators of the Feminist Alliance at Vassar College, who have led efforts to confront transphobia in activist movements. Come discuss how to advance trans issues and fight trans oppression under capitalism. Hosted by Radical Women. At Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St., Harlem (between Malcolm X Blvd. and 7th Ave., Subways #2 or 3 to 125th St.). Meeting 7:30 p.m., admission free. Hearty home-style dinner served at 7:00 p.m. for $10.00 donation. Open to all genders. Children welcome. Info: 212-222-0633 or [email protected],

Art: Neural: Cleave explores the raw emotions and power that are conveyed and betrayed by the human voice from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. A woman speaks as she negotiates her current political and economic environment, through her personal lens. She creates a dynamic narrative and captures abandoned confessions about emotional conflicts regarding relationships, politics, and loss. Just as neural synapses fire, her subconscious eruptions act as connective tissue, exploring how individual psychology and pathology is mirrored and embedded in society at large. Neural: Cleave invites participants to consider where the individual ends and the political begins. Admission $5. Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave., entrance on 37th Street, Astoria, NY 11101.

Sat., nov. 23

health screening: Free health screening for high blood pressure and diabetes, in addition, there will be help to sign up for the Affordable Care Act benefits from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sponsor: Brooklyn Medical Plaza Center, Lafayette Avenue; Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn.

toy drive: Cotton Tree Toys for Kids Inc. presents their fifth annual indoor BBQ. For admission, bring a new toy, which will benefit kids in Jamaica. There will be complimentary food, entertainment and live broadcast on Touch FM radio 105.5 FM. For more information, contact Venroy Nairne at (347)586-3189.

Ballet hispanico: The performance is sponsored by Goya Foods. Highlights include a seductive world premiere by Edgar Zendejas inspired by the beloved Mexican celebration “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead), and the Apollo premiere of Belgian-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Sombrerísimo, an athletic tour de force for six male dancers. The world premiere of Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro’s Hogar will be set to vibrant live music by Ljova and the Kontraband, a mix of classical, Latin, and gypsy melodies. The Apollo Theater is located at 253 W. 125th Street, NYC. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $28 and are available for purchase in person at the Apollo Theater Box Office, or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or

feed a family: First Baptist Church of Crown Heights invites you to obtain a voucher to receive a box of food for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Each box contains enough food for a family of four or to last for four days. To receive a voucher you must bring in a bill with your name and address. One voucher per household. Pick-up vouchers between 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Boxes will be distributed on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, 450 Eastern Parkway only to those with a voucher.

sun., nov. 24

jazz vespers: Featured Performers: Carla Cook and Janis Russell- vocals, Dwayne Broadnax- drums, Mike Weatherly – bass and Anthony Wonsey- piano. This event is free, all are welcome to attend. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. No reservations required. A free-will offering will be taken to support the restoration of this historic church home to the largest collection of Tiffany windows in all of Brooklyn. Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church 85 South Oxford St. (entrance on the corner of Lafayette and So.Oxford).

performing arts: Peace on Earth? Joy to the World? Not with this dysfunctional family! In the sequel to his Off-Broadway hit comedy “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!,” master comedian Steve Solomon returns to Brooklyn to regale us with stories of Christmases and Hanukkahs past, complete with bickering parents, motherly guilt trips, and teenage daughter drama. Honest and hilarious, this one man tour-de-force yields an afternoon full of side-splitting laughter! Showtime 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $30.

mon., nov 25

feed the community: From 11:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church will be distributing groceries and personal care packages to 800 families in need. Many families are affected by the current economic setbacks and need just a little help and hope to make their tomorrows a little brighter. 1488 Hoe Ave., Bronx, NY 10460. For more information, contact Joseph (718)864-4720.

healthy eating: Join Montefiore for a scentific approach to preventing/treating diabetes, hypertension and heart disease by modifying food choices from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.. Featured speaker: Dr. Robert Ostfeld, director, MMC Cardiac Wellness Program. 111 East 210th St., Cherkasky Auditorium Bronx, New York 10467. To pre-register for an event or ask questions, please contact 1-800-MD-MONTE (1-800-636-6683).

monitoring glucose: Join Montefiore for “Monitoring Your Blood Glucose and Continuing Your Journey with Diabetes from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Co-Op City Community Center 177 Dreiser Loop, 2nd floor room, 8 Bronx, New York 10475. To pre-register for an event or ask questions, please contact 1-800-MD-MONTE (1-800-636-6683).

Tax preparer: Tax season is here. Becoming a tax preparer is a great way to earn extra cash if you have a full time job from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. It can also be a great full time or year-round job. This seminar points you in the right direction for this career path. To register online visit 26, Court Street, Suite 701 Brooklyn, NY 11242.

tues., nov. 26

monitoring glucose: Join Montefiore for “Monitoring Your Blood Glucose and Continuing Your Journey with Diabetes from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Montefiore Medical Group Bronx, East 2300 Westchester Ave. Bronx, New York 10462. To pre-register for an event or ask questions, please contact 1-800-MD-MONTE (1-800-636-6683).


Currently – mon., Dec. 30

Holiday bash: The “Three Bears Holiday Bash” is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with a “12 days of Christmas” sing-a-long during the performance! Showings are Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., with an additional 2:30 p.m. performance each Wednesday. Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Ticket prices are: $7/children under 12, $10/all others. Tickets are sold at the door, only when available. To guarantee admission, purchase tickets online at The Cottage is located in Central Park at 81th Street and Central Park West, just south of the Delacorte Theater. For more information, maps and walking directions, please visit .

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. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sunday by appointment. Saturdays are currently closed until further notice. 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 our Home Improvement Programs, please 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 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

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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry

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