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Saturday, Feb. 25

Prayer Breakfast People Moved With Compassion (PMWC) presents a Prayer Breakfast (8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.) & Conference (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) featuring Speaker Min. Marva Thomas at Calvary Cathedral of Praise, 45 East 8th St., Brooklyn. Admission free. There will be a free will offering. Call to register at (347) 267-2654 or (718) 435-2731.

Urban Agriculture EcoStation:NY & Bushwick Farmer’s Market present a community celebration of urban agriculture, 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. featuring the Bushwick Campus Farm & Greenhouse, Putnam Ave. at Irving Ave., Brooklyn including a tour of the working organic farm & for the adults, a party featuring drinks, snacks live music, networking & slideshows, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingraham St. RSVP to (646) 393-9305 or visit

J@LC J@LC features The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad presenting Legacy’s hip hop sound influenced by West African percussion music, jazz, break-beat & more, 2:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 5th Fl., Frederick P. Rose Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St., N.Y. Free admission. Seating is first come, first served. No tickets required. For information, call (212) 258-9595 or visit

Sunday, Feb. 26

Film Screening Commemorating Black History Month, The Freedom Socialist Party is featuring a screening of “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders,” documenting the battle, led by women at the 1964 Democratic Party Convention, demanding equal representation in the Mississippi delegation, 3:00 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128 St., between Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave. & Seventh Ave. Admission free. Brunch served at 2:00 p.m. for donation. Childcare provided. For information, call (212) 222-0633.

Henry & Mudge BMCC Tribeca PAC & Theatreworks USA presents “Henry & Mudge,” a story about the Adventure of Henry & Mudge, his canine buddy, when they move to a new house in the country, 3:00 p.m. at Borough of Manhattan Community College located at 199 Chambers St., N.Y. For ages 3 – 8 years. For tickets & information, call (212) 220-1460 or visit

Cultural Explosion In celebration of Black History Month St. Gregory the Great RC Church Heritage Committee (a division of St. Matthews) presents their 6th Annual Cultural Explosion, 5:00 p.m. at St. Teresa of Avila, 563 Sterling Place at Classon Ave., Brooklyn, starring Quake USA, Art In Motion, fashion, music, comedy & raffle drawing. Light refreshments will be served. For ticket information, contact Lennox Calder at (347) 583-2936.

Monday, Feb. 27

BAMcinematek BAMcinematek presents a Brooklyn close-up double feature featuring Nelson George & Diana Paragas’ Brooklyn Boeheme a salute to Ft. Greene in the 80s, the epicenter for forward-thinking black culture & paired with Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It,” a sex comedy addressing Black sexuality, 7:30 p.m., at BAM, Peter Jay Sharp Bldg., 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 636-4129 or visit

Love, Hope & Destiny St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 189 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, presents “Love, Hope & Destiny: A Reading of Poetry and Prose” by senior citizens, 12:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Free & open to the public. For information, call (718) 489-5200.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Boxing Pulse 48, 1020 East 48 St., corner of Farragut Rd., Brooklyn is hosting Golden Gloves Tuesday Night at the Fights. First fight begins 7:00 p.m. & features five – eight fights for the night. Doors open 6:00 p.m. For more information & to purchase tickets, contact (718) 282-8041 & (646) 434-5390.

Wednesday, Feb. 29

Juilliard Jazz The Juilliard School invites you to attend a special evening of “The Gerry Mulligan Tribute Concert” featuring the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra with guest artist, Gary Smulyan celebrating the creation of the Gerry & Franca Mulligan Scholarship & announcing the first recipient, saxophonist Jordan Pettay, 8:00 p.m. at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School, 155 West 65th St., N.Y. For tickets & more information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to

Saturday, Mar. 3

Education Program Family-to-Family Education Program will be offering a series of 12 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand & support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their well being, starting 3/3/12 at Kings County Hospital Center, 451 Clarkson Ave., between New York Ave. & E 34 St., Room 3022, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free for family members, partners & significant others. Registration is required. Call (718) 512-5269.


Free Tax Preparation The Bethex Federal Credit Union is offering free tax preparation every Wednesday, 12 noon – 7:00 p.m. & Fri., 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m,. at Bronx Independent Living Services, 4419 Third Ave, Ste. 2C, Bronx. For more information & necessary paperwork, call (718) 515-2800 ext. 111 or for an ASL interpreter, call & make appointment with Ms. Saldana at (866) 882-3244.

Free Tax Help The Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union & the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program will be offering free tax help to low- to-moderate-income residents of Bedford Stuyvesant & Bushwick. In addition to providing free, high-quality tax preparation, the program gives Central Brooklyn residents an opportunity to open credit union accounts. For more information, call (212) 505-EITC (3482).

Adoption “You Gotta Believe!,” a community based older child adoption agency is looking for families (regardless of age, marital status, gender or income) who would be willing to provide love & nurturing to a child in the foster care system. Classes held on Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 2801 W 8 St., in Coney Island & Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2424 Linden Blvd. in East New York. For information, call (718) 372-3003.

Foreclosure Prevention If you’re interested in obtaining a modification or just concerned about your mortage, come in for free services, counseling & assistance every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Open House sponsored by NHS of East Flatbush. To RSVP or for more information, call (718) 469-4679.

Winter Aches & Pains Jamaican Fountain Pimento Oil is an all natural, chemical & preservative free herbal medication that relieves sore muscles, stiff joints, nerve damage, circulation issues, fluid retention amongst a host of other ailments. Call Sandra at (866) 223-2414 to book a free massage appointment for your place of worship, senior citizens group or nursing home. For more information, visit

Tai Chi Stop. Breath. Relax. Join Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice combining Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation & Chinese healing, taught by Daniel Weicher, certified teacher in Integral Qigong & 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.

Vendor Registration Black Christmas 2012, A Holiday Season with a Purpose, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan. For details & fees on early, regular & late vendor registration call Norman Cole at (212) 714-4531.

Compiled by Ida Eisenstein