Thursday, June 9
NYS Senator Eric Adams announces a Job Fair to be held at PS 375, 46 McKeever Place, between Sullivan Place & Montgomery St., Brooklyn, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Business attire suggested. Bring plenty of resumes. For more information, call office of Senator Adams at (718) 284-4700.
ImageNation Cinema Foundation & The Film Society of Lincoln Center present The Prep School Negro, a film about Andre Robert Lee & his sister growing up in the ghettos of Philadelphia being handed an opportunity to attend a prestigious prep school on a full scholarship & what it cost him & his family, 7:00 p.m. at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, 165 W 65 St., between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave., N.Y. For information & tickets, call (212) 875-5601 or visit ticketing.filmlinc.com.
Avery Johnson, head coach of the NETS, will kick off Brooklyn Public Library’s 7th Annual Summer Reading with the theme “One World, Many Stories,” highlighting a variety of different cultures, during a free block party celebration for families on the plaza of the Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. featuring live entertainment & activities for children & adults throughout the day. For a complete listing & information on all library summer events, visit BrooklynPublicLibrary.org.
Healthcare professionals who provide care to Caribbean patients & minorities in general are invited to a Caribbean Health Summit focusing on health disparities faced by Caribbean patients & how to engage the community into best health care practices, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at SUNY Downstate, 395 Lennox Rd., Alumni Auditorium, Brooklyn. For additonal information, contact Registrar Janice Emanual-Bunn at (347) 715-3956 or email [email protected].
Meet & Greet
In recognition of “National Men’s Health Week,” Preferred Health Partners invites you to a meet & greet with Urologist Errol Mallett, MD, as he discusses “Prostate Cancer Health Issues”, 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. at Elite Comprehensive Medical Center, 629 Eastern Pkwy., Brooklyn. For more information & to RSVP, call (866) 791-0933.
Friday, June 10
Council Member Mathieu Eugene is holding a Registration Drive for Temporary Protected Status with Legal Aid Society & Brookyn Defenders Services providing free application assistance, 6/10 & 6/17, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 123 Linden Blvd., between Bedford & Rogers avenues, Brooklyn. For questions, call (718) 287-8762.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128 St., between Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox & 7 avenues, Harlem, presents Paris is Burning, a documentatry chronicling the 1980s NYC ball culture that challenged race, sex, sexuality & class myths in America, 7:30 p.m. Discussion to follow film. Snacks available at 7:00 p.m. For information, call (212) 222-0633.
Saturday, June 11
The People of the Sun Middle Passage presents the 22nd Annual Tribute to Our Ancestors of the Middle Passage, featuring music, spoken word, & dance, 12 noon to sundown at 17 Street & the Boardwalk, Coney Island. For information, call Akeem at (718) 270-4902.
City Parks Foundation presents SummerStage featuring Blue Note Jazz Festival with Medeski Martin & Wood, Josh Roseman & The King Froopy Allstars & Jim Black’s AlasNoAxis, presented in association with Undead Jazz, 6:30 p.m. at Mainstage, Central Park, Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan. For information on this & all Summer Stage events in all boroughs, visit www.SummerStage.org.
The Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamiaca, Inc. & Councilman Leroy Comrie present a free Housing Expo & Financial Fitness Day, featuring information & access to affordable housing resources, senior repair grants, low cost home improvement loans, closing cost & down payment assistance grants & mortgage placement as well as information on credit scores & reports, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Queens. Register online at www.nhsj.org for a chance to win two Jet Blue Airline tickets to a destination of your choice. For information, call (718) 517-6645.
The Idlewild Park Preservation Committee presents a free reptile show, A World of Fun with Reptiles, featuring alligators, a python snake, lizards, turtles, toads & all sorts of exotic reptiles, 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Picnic Area of Idlewild Park Preserve Cricket Field, 223 St. & 149 Ave., Springfield Gardens, Queens. Bring your children, your folding chairs & blankets. For information call (347) 824-2301.
The Maa Sa Akhi Performing Arts Academy presents “Let There Be Peace On Earth And Let It Begin With Me” concert in the auditorium of PS 249 Elementary School, 18 Marlborough Rd. & Caton Ave., Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be on sale as well as craft vendor wares. Tickets are available by calling (347) 414-5486.
Nice Times Caribbean presents the Annual Sunday Afternoon Caribbean East River Fete, a Sunset Island Cocktail Dance Party Cruise grooving thru N.Y.’s Harbor along the southern tip of the Hudson Waterway, 3:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., sailing from Flushing Bay (Queens) World’s Fair Marina, featuring all you can eat, premium bar continuous music with Vision Band. Dress: elegant, casual sailing attire. For information & tickets, call (914) 526-8075.
Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation presents its annual 5K Walk-A-Thon 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Roy Wilkins Park Baisley Blvd., 177 St., Jamaica, Queens featuring information on insurance, sickle cell, diabetes, hypertension, HIV/AIDS, & more plus gifts & prizes. For information & registration, call (917) 373-8434, (917) 586-3624 or (347) 233-1069.
Monday, June 13
FranNet, a network of franchise industry experts, is holding a free “In Business for Yourself not by Yourself” franchising workshop for executive women career changers & new entrepreneurs, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Thypin Oltchick for Women’s Entrepreneurship @ FEGS, 130 East 59 St., 7 Fl. Conference Center. For information, call (212) 366-0033 or email [email protected].
Saturday, June 18
Progressive Democrats Political Assn. of Central Brooklyn presents Carifesta U.S.A., The Caribbean on Display in honor of Caribbean Heritage Month featuring the cultures of the Caribbean and honoring nationals, 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at The Tropical Paradise Ballroom, 1363 Utica Ave., between Farragut & Foster avenues, Brooklyn. RSVP by 6/11/11. For information, tickets & to RSVP call Ms. Leer-Charles at (917) 842-4547 or Dr. Una Clarke at (917) 846-1016.
Circuit Productions announces that in order to accommodate school children and seniors, the performance of Irene Koloseus’ Feraba: African Rhythm Tap Dance Trio is being changed from Wednesday, June 15, 2:30 p.m. to Thursday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. at the Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Blvd., Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 230-2100.
The Billie Holiday Theatre, Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, presents The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile, a play about a once powerful religious leader, haunted by feelings of betrayal, clinging to his dignity with the support of his family, thru 6/26/11, Thurs. – Sat 8:00 p.m., Sat. 3:00 p.m. & Sun. 4:00 p.m. For more information and tickets, call (718) 636-0918 or visit www.thebillieholiday.org.
The Heart Gallery NYC in collaboration with HeartShare presents a photo exhibit at Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn thru 6/15/11, a project dedicated to raising awareness of children living in foster care & encouraging people to make a difference in the life of a child. For information, call gallery office at (212) 965-8699.
Omo Obatala Egbe, Inc. presents its 14th Annual International Orisa Conference, Joy, Laughter, Happiness: Utilizing Sacred Attributes of the Yoruba Deities,” Oct. 28 – 30, 2011 at Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonbkson, N.Y. Discounts are available for early registration until Aug. 31. For more information about the conference, reservations & vending opportunties, email [email protected], visit www.OmoObatalaEgbe.org or call (718) 841-7886.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein