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Saturday, Feb. 18

Motown Queensboro Performing Arts Center presents Las Vegas Tribute to Motown featuring the music of The Temptations, The Supremes & The Four Tops, 8:00 p.m. at Queensboro Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Buy tickets online at or at the box office at (718) 631-6311, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tap & Jazz Circuit Productions’ Susan Goldbetter presents Tap & Jazz Masters featuring Broadway dancer & performer Calvin Booker & Friends at The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. For information & directions, call (718) 735-4400.

Mardi Gras Sts. Simon & Jude Church presents the 2012 Family Mardi Gras Celebration featuring a hot buffet dinner, hot & cold beverages & dessert in the church’s lower level, 185 Van Sicklen St. at Ave. T, between Van Sicklen & Lake streets, Gravesend, Brooklyn. All encouraged to wear festive costumes. Doors open 6:00 p.m. Tickets on sale in the church lobby after weekend masses. For tickets & general information, call (718) 375-9600, Mon.-Fri., 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 20

J@LC J@LC presents Eric Reed & The University of Wyoming Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 5th Fl., Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, Broadway @ 60th St, N.Y. For tickets & information, call (212) 258-9595 or visit

Tuesday, Feb. 21

J@LC J@LC presents Cyrus Chestnut Quartet, Tues. – Sun., 2/21-26, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. plus 11:30 p.m. on Fri. & Sat. at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 5th Fl., Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, Broadway @ 60th St, N.Y. For tickets & information, call (212) 258-9595 or visit

Jazz Meets Flamenco J@LC presents Jazz Meets Flamenco featuring jazz guitarist Doug Wamble accompanied by tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith & flamenco guitar virtuoso Nino Jesele accompanied by flamenco dancer Juan De Juan, Friday & Saturday, 2/24 & 25, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. in The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway @ 60th St., N.Y. Tickets can be purchased thru or CenterCharge, (212) 721-6500 or at the Lincoln Center Box Office.

Saturday, Feb. 25

People’s Voice Cafe People’s Voice Cafe presents a great night of music, dance, magic, comedy & storytelling featuring James Cannings, NYC Streetsingers & Pearls of Widsom Storytelling, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m,. at the People’s Voice Cafe, Community Church of N.Y., 40 East 35 St., between Park & Madison avenues, N.Y. For information, call 212-787-3903.

Fashion Show The People of the Sun Middle Passage Collective will hold a Fashion Show & Annual Fundraiser for the Tribute to Our Ancestors of the Middle Passage & honoring Dr. Michael Wiltshire, principal, 6:30 p.m. at the Medgar Evers College Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn. For information contact Akeem at (718) 270-4902.

Community Cafe The Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc. invites you to particiapte in its Comnmunity Cafe, a neighborhood conversation about life in Southeast Queens featuring the topic combating the youth violence epidemic, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at York College, CUNY, Faculty Dining Room, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Breakfast served. To RSVP & for information call (347) 824-2301 or visit


Black History Month The African Burial Ground National Monument is celebrating Black History Month with an array of activities throughout the month of February at 290 Broadway, Lower Manhattan, close to Foley Square & just north of City Hall. The visitor center is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All activities are free & open to the public. Reservations are required & can be made by calling (212)737-2019 or visit for schedule of events.

Improv Comedy The Magnet Theater, 254 W. 29 St., ground floor, between 7 & 8 avenues, N.Y., presents a variety of performances & special events, throughout the month of February, by improv masters & visiting international artists, Monday – Sunday, 6:30 p.m. – midnight. A detailed schedule & description of each night’s line-up can be found at Ticket prices vary; reservations are recommened & can be made by calling (212) 244-8824.

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 more more information, call (718) 469-4679.

Home Improvement Did your roof collapse? Does your boiler need replacement? Do you need major repairs done? NHS of East Flatbush can assist you. Ask about the 5-3-5 program & Emergency Repair Program. For more information on Home Improvement Programs 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