friday, september 21
family/youth conference: The Bedford Central Presbyterian Church, 1200 Dean St., corner of Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, is hosting the “Stop The Violence…Save Our Children Family/Youth Conference 2012 featuring on Fri., 9/21, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., “The Mystery of Hip-Hop” with featured speaker Min. Patrick Hampton; Sat., 9/22, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Contributing Factors – Violence Among Youth with representatives of the Brooklyn DAs office, community leaders, politicians and experts and on Sun., 9/23 at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship Services, Stop The Violence with Rev. Joseph J. Jones and at 3:00 p.m. the play “Sugah’s Shack,” a blues and spirutual musical journey. For information, call the church at (718) 467-0740 or Mr. Haynes at (347) 856-0468.
saturday, september 22
county fair: The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn is holding the Breukelen Country Fair featuring music, crafts, puppets, art, quilting workshops, apple cider pressing and more including music by the Golden Bones, for all ages, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bring the whole family for a day of old fashioned games, food cooked on the fire-pit and down-home country fun! $5 for adults; $3 for children under 10 and free for museum members and Cool Culture Families. For information, call (718) 629-5400.
fashion career day: The Brooklyn Public Library is holding an afternoon of information and resources related to the fashion industry offering brochures from local art and design colleges, fashion related holdings of the art library and representatives from the business library along with live music, family art workshops, book sales, author talks and fashion show, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Central Library Plaza, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 230-2100.
dog/cat vaccination clinic: Petland Discounts and Luv My Pet is offering low cost dog and cat vaccinations at 34-60 48 St., between 48 and Norther, Long Island City, Queens, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
sunday, september 23
African day parade: The African Day Parade, representing numerous countries in Africa, the Caribbean and other parts of the Diaspora and featuring Congo singer Guepsy Lumemo, jazz vocalist Sekouba Bambino, Afro-Pop musician Jodi and Nigerian musician Emperor Adichie along with drummers, dancers and a host of other entertainment will start at 12 noon beginning at 135 St. and travel down Malcolm X Blvd. cultminating with a festival that will include performances and African culinary treats at Marcus Garvey Park at 122 St. For more information, visit www.africandayparade.org.
Vigil for peace: The Vigil for Int’l. Peace and Ecology, featuring a day of international rock, pop and folk music, renowned singers, speakers, children’s choirs, dance, poetry, interactive art displays and more, will be held 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the New York Central Park Bandshell. To RSVP email [email protected] and for information visit www.vigil4internationalpeace.org.
jazz vesper program: The Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, presensts Jazz Verspers featuring Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch accompanied on the piano by Donald Smith along with special guest poetry reading by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, 4:00 p.m. Admission free. For directions and information, call the Church at (718) 625-7515.
monday, september 24
spay/neuter clinics: Petland Discounts and the ASPCA Mobile Unit are holding cat and dog spay/neuter clinics at the following locations in Queens: 9/24 at 71-08 Kissena Blvd., between Aguilar and 71 St., Kew Garden Hills; 9/25 at 134-40 Springfield Blvd., corner of Merrick Blvd., Springfield Gardens; 9/26 at 3720 Main St., between 38 and 39 avenues, Flushing; 9/27 at 37-55 82 St., between 37 and Roosevelt, Jackson Heights and on 9/28 at 55-52 Myrtle Ave.,between Cypress and Putnam in Ridgewood. All clinics begin at 7:00 a.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
NETWORKING BREAKFAST: CACCI is holding a Small Business Power Breakfast Meeting covering topics on financing, contracting opportunities, home buying-real estate opportunities, affordable health care, job development, NYC/NYS MWBE certification preparation, trade and investment opportunities in the Caribbean and more, 9:00 a.m. at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation Headquarters, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 292, 3rd Fl. (please enter at Clinton Ave.). For information and to RSVP, call (718) 834-4544 or visit [email protected].
saturday, september 29
amateur night auditions: The Apollo Theater, 253 W 125 St., Harlem, N.Y., will be holding auditions for its 2013 Amateur Night season, for adults and children for singers, dancers, musicians, actors, spoken word poets and comedians, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For information and further details on live audition guidelines, visit www.apollotheater.org or call (212) 531-5300. Please note: For live auditions judges will only see the first 300 acts, so please arrive early.
Jamaican Film Fest: The Brooklyn Library presents Jamaican Mini Film Fest: Marley, the definitive life story of Robert Nesta Marley – musician, revolutionary and legend – from his early days to his rise to international superstardom, 3:00 p.m. at the Dweck Center for the Contemporary Culture, Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. For information, call (718) 230-2100.
sunday, september 30
NYc walk4hearing: The Hearing Loss Assn. of America’s Manhattan Chapter is organzing the fith annual NYC Walk4Hearing with proceeds supporting HLAA’s mission to educate, provide support services, and advocate for people with hearing loss, in Riverside Park, staring at West 97 St. and Riverside Drive and following a 5k (3.1 mile) route. Walk festivities include New York Cheerleaders, children’s entertainment, snacks, giveaways, free hearing screening, prizes and more. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and walk starts at 10:00 a.m. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.walk4hearing.org. Walk teams and individual walkters from Metro area are welcome. Say-day registration is also available.
aquatics program: BronxWorks Community Center, 1130 Grand Concourse, Bronx, has announed its Fall ‘12 aquatics program running from now thru Nov. 16 featuring swimming instruction for all ages and levels, a clinic to help experienced swimmers to sharpen their skills and aqua aerobics, an exercise class open to teens and adults, including non-swimmers. For applications to participate in classes and more information, contact Eileen Towey at (718) 508-3071.
Farmers Market: The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers Market featuring locally grown fresh fruits, veggies, herbs and eggs and offering sessions on growing food and herbs and how to prepare healthy food is open every Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. until November at 49 Van Buren St. off Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn. WIC/Senior FMNP Checks, EBT, Health Bucks and cash are accepted. For information, call (718) 638-3566 or email [email protected].
Queens Sickle Cell: The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, 207-08 Hollis Ave., Queens Village, N.Y., presents a Parent to Parent Support Group meeting every first Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m. For directions and registration, call (718) 712-0873 or email [email protected].
Fairway Market Shuttle: Fairway Market is now offering a free group shuttle bus to its Red Hook, Brooklyn store at 480-500 Van Brunt St., Mondays thru Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For pick-up reservations for groups of 10 or more, within a five-mile radius of the store, call Viola Williams or Marcy Rosenblum at (347) 750-1251. There will also be pickups on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at 589 Prospect Ave., between 11 and 10 avenues. All seniors get a five percent discount in the store. Each group will have an hour and a half to shop and/or enjoy a bite to eat in the picturesque cafe by the waterfront.
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 www.seedsinthemidle.org.
Food Stamp Outreach: Find out if you are eligible to receive Food Stamp benefits! A representative from the NYC Human Resources Administration will be available to assist you with eligibility pre-screening and to answer any questions every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Community Board 12, 4101 White Plains Road at 229 St., Bronx. For more information, call (718) 881-4455.
Computer Training: Mount Carmel Worship and Outreach Center is holding adult and children computer training programs, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Call (917) 609-0909 for registration details.
Financial Coaching: The NHS of East Flatbush is offering The Financial Capabilities and Coaching Program focusing on helping you reach your goals such as paying off bills, saving for a home, improving credit scores and more. For more information, call (718) 469-4679.
Reverse Mortgage Counseling: Are you a senior homeowner struggling to make ends meet? A reverse mortgage may be an answer. NHS can help determine if this is the best option for you. All programs discussed are backed by the federal government. For information, call (718) 469-4679.
Foreclosure Services: Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modification? The Flatbush Development VCorp., NHS of East Flatbush and the Center for N.Y.C. Neighborhoods are offering free services and assistance. Referrals for free legal assistance are also available. To schedule an appointment, call (718) 469-4679.
home improvement: Did your roof collapse? Does uour boiler need replacement? Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? NHS of East Flatbush can assist you. for information on home improvement programs call (718) 469-4679.
Tai Chi: Stop. Breath. Relax. Join Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice combining Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation and Chinese healing, taught by Daniel Weicher, certified teacher in Integral Qigong and 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.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein