Friday, Oct. 28
The Heart of Brooklyn centered on Grand Army Plaza & anchored by Prospect Park, is celebrating this haunted holiday, 10/28 – 31, encouraging children & adults to come out in their wackiest costumes & enjoy enchanted carousel rides & spooky animal encounters, a mummy tour, a zombie dance party, costume parade, Monster Mash bash. Local businesses will be offering tasty treats & fall flavors. For a full list of event highlights visit www.heartofbrooklyn.org/halloween. For information, call Heart of Brooklyn at (718) 638-7700.
Saturday, Oct. 29
Preferred Health Partners Bedford-Williamsburg Medical Office is hosting a community Halloween Health Fair, at 233 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, in the parking lot, 12 Noon – 5:00 p.m. offering children’s activities, games, rides & an opportunity for the community to interact with doctors & staff. For information, call (718) 422-8048.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Rd., presents, direct from Beijing, the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China featuring gymnasts, contortionists, jugglers & dancers, 1:00 p.m. For tickets, online: www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org or at the box office: (718) 951-4600, Tues. – Sat., 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Universal Temple of the Arts presents Staten Island Jazz Festival 24 honoring the centennial of artist Romare Bearden, featuring workshops in areas of music, dance, vocal & art, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace. For festival, tickets & general information, call (718) 273-5610 or visit [email protected].
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Magnet Theater, 254 W 29 St., ground floor, between 7 & 8 avenues, N.Y., presents the New York Musical Improv Festival from Nov. 1 – 6 featuring performers from across the country creating fully improvised musical performances from traditional musical theater to the cutting edge including a special performance on Sun., Nov. 6 to benefit Gilda’s Club to raise funds & awareness for people living with cancer. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at (800) 838-3006. Visit www.nymif.com for full schedule details.
Acclaimed memoirist & storyteller Michele Carlo will hosts Funny, Fierce, Fearless Latinas, an evening of readings & stories, 7:00 p.m. at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St., between Stanton & Rivington streets. For information, contact (212) 777-6028 or visit [email protected].
Friday, Nov. 4
Mikey Eyes & Rob Salese of the Gallery Lounge presents Los Monstritos “The Little Monster Ball” with Aurora & Orq. Zon Del Barrio, with music by DJ Carlos Franco at the Gallery Lounge, 26 Bruckner Blvd., between Lincoln & Alexander avenues, Bronx. Doors open 9:00 p.m. Tickets available in advance or at the door. For information, call the Lounge at (718) 402-1400.
SUNY Downstate Medical Ctr., The Brooklyn Tabernacle, American Diabetes Assn. & the Women’s HIV Collaborative presents Loving Yourself Healthy Now & Forever featuring lectures & free screenings on a variety of health issues, networking opportunities, healthy cooking demonstrations as well as mammograms & clinical breast exams. Call (800) 564-6868 for appointments for PAP examination & Colorectal Screening Kits. Symposium to be held at The Brooklyn Tabernacle, 17 Smith St., between Fulton & Livingston streets, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Seating limited. Register at no cost by calling (718) 270-7350.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Jazz for Young People
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents Jazz for Young People Family Concert exploring “Who is Duke Ellington”, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. at the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60 St, N.Y., featuring family friendly pre-concert activities from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. & young musicians (ages 8+) are invited to bring their instruments for a workshop. Tickets can be purchased thru jalc.org, CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or at the Box Office.
FSF Community Theatre Group presents the musical, “Hairspray,” Saturdays 11/5, 12, & 19 at 8:00 p.m. & Sundays 11/6, 13, & 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For more information & tickets, call (718) 229-8547.
CNS is hosting its Fall Job Fair 2011 at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave., 33rd St., lower area, N.Y., 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., focusing on applicants for Computer Software, Accounting, Finance, Administration, Secretaries, Retail Managemnet & Customer Service as well as a special section for applicants interested in Network Marketing. Bring copies of your resume & speak to employment representatives. For information, call (212) 539-6020.
The Crown Heights Farmers Market, sponsored by Seeds in the Middle, is offering a wide range of fresh foods harvested usually on Thursday mornings & featuring Farmer Rodrick Brown from Jamerican Farms featuring specialties familiar to the Caribbean community, runs every Thurs., 1:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the corner of Albany & Lefferts avenues on the perimeter of Hamilton Metz Park & will be open until Nov. 10. For information, visit seedsinthemiddle.org or Google Crown Heights Farmers Market.
The Players Theatre presents the “BOO! Horror Festival” featuring playwrights presenting their own special vision of horror in the form of a short play creating spine tingling thrills thru Oct. 30 at the Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd, Fl., 115 MacDougal St., between Bleecker & West 3, in the Village, Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. & Sundays at 3:00 p.m. For tickets, call (212) 352-3101 or visit Theatermania.com. For more information, call The Players Theatre at (212) 475-1237.
“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.
Norman Cole’s Community Internship Program, located at the TRS Business Center, 44 East 32nd St., 11 Fl., N.Y., a program designed for in-school youth with good grades & good manners 11 – 14 years & offering workshops, field trips, internships, summer employment, scholarships & more is now taking applications for 2011-2012. Space is limited; for more details and/or to obtain an application, call (212) 539-6020.
The Mount Carmel Worship & Outreach Center, 788 East 46 St., between Clarendon & Ave. D, Brooklyn, is offering a children’s tutoring/computer training program, standardized test preparation & job skills training program, Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For registration details, call (971) 609-0909.
Is your boiler, water main or roof in need of fixing? Now is the best time to fix it. Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush can assist you. For information on Home Improvement Programs, call (718) 469-4679.
Winter Aches & Pains
Jamaican Fountatin 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 www.pimentooil.com.
Stop. Breathe. Relax. Join us for Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice that combines Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation & Chinese healing, Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Moore Street Market, 110 Moore St., entrance on Humbolt St., Brooklyn. For information, call Daniel Weicher at (914) 673-6016. Donations appreciated.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein