sat., oct. 4
clothing Drive: The North Carolina Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights will host a community clothing event to offer free clothing to those in need from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, contact Sis. Sandra Black (646) 637-8037.
Housing Resource Fair: Information on homebuying, homeowners insurance, down payment assistance, counselors available to discuss mortgage modifications and legal issues concerning your home from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Homebuying orientation and workshops will take place from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. counseling with housing/mortgage or legal services provider. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call (718) 774-5447 ext. 118. This event will be held at God’s Battalion of Prayer Church, 661 Linden Blvd.(between East 45th Street & Schenectady Ave.) Brooklyn, NY 11203.
sun., oct. 5
animal service: Bring your leashed, crated or otherwise secured animals to St. Paul’s Church for their annual blessing of the animal service by Father Sheldon A. Hamblin. There will be a brief tour following the blessing at 1:30 p.m.of the church’s unusual stained glass windows. Refreshments provided by Dunkin Donuts on E. 17th Street and grocery store, Meat Palace Supreme. For more information, contact St. Paul’s Church at (718) 282-2100.
Arty facts: Children ages four to seven and their parents or caregivers explore the galleries, enjoy a team activity, and make their own art in each 90-minute Arty Facts class. Each Sunday’s program is a variation on the monthly theme. In October, our collections will inspire you to imagine and create new worlds while exploring color and other elements of art. Materials fee (Museum admission not included): $10 per family (up to four participants); $5 for Gallery/Studio families and members at the Family level; free to members at the Friend level and above.
mon., oct. 6
parenting workshop: Adolescence is a tough time for everyone. It is a process, and it is normal for it to be difficult. There are ways to make it better and we can show you how. The workshop for parents with teens between the ages of 12 and 18 provides expert support that can help turn around your child’s behavior and help regain control in 7 weeks. The workshop will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. For more information and to register, contact our Brooklyn Adolescent Center at (718)250-6641/(718)250-6427.
tues. oct. 7
discussion: The decades long battle against terrorism has changed the way people think about their personal security and the freedoms they enjoy. St. Francis College Professor Yassin El-Ayouty tackles this question and the compromises we face with an expert laden panel for the event, Civil Rights Versus National Security, Exploring the Tension Between These Two National Values In a Globalized Environment of Insecurity beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education. St. Francis College – Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education (Room 740) 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201. This event is free and open to the public.
career expo: The career & resource exposition is a great opportunity to connect with employers that are looking for qualified staff, community resources and opportunities to advance your career. The exposition will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corpoaration (1368 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11216). For more information, contact Gail Mason at (718) 636-6996 or GMASO[email protected]TORATIONPLAZA.ORG.
wed. oct. 8
poetry: The next edition of “At The Inkwell” – the popular East Village monthly literary showcase – will take place at 7:00 p.m. Founded and curated by Monique Antonette Lewis, the event – a poetry mixer – will include writers / poets Angela Narciso Torres, Vasiliki Katsarou, Yesenia Montilla, Andrei Guruianu, Anton Yakovlev, Marisa Frasca and Amye Archer. Founded in 2013, At The Inkwell is a New York City-based service to promote authors through feature articles, book reviews and public readings, which are held every second Wednesday. KGB Bar is located at 85 E. 4th St. (2nd Floor) in Manhattan. Subway: take the “F” train to 2nd Avenue. Admission is free and for additional information, call (347) 955-5240 or go to: www.attheinkwell.com.
sat., oct. 11
play: Actress / playwright Reneé Flemings tackles William Shakespeare’s most powerful female characters in her solo performance “Women, Power & The Bard” at The Actors Fund Arts Center at the Schermerhorn (160 Schermerhorn St.) in downtown Brooklyn, NY. The performance – part of Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company’s Having Their Say Storytellers Unleashed solo series – will begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 online in advance: http://hts-womenpowerbard.bpt.me/ and $40 at the door. Enter MDGFriend for 20 percent off the online ticket price. “Women, Power & The Bard” is an AEA showcase.
Baby Shower: The Stork’s Nest Committee of the Delta Beta Zeta Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. invites expectant mothers in southeast Queens to attend their baby shower and participate in a series of eight prenatal workshops. The shower will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Emblem Health Neighborhood Center. To participate, mothers-to-be must register by calling (917)648-2855 before Oct. 2. 206-20 Linden Blvd. Cambria Heights, NY 11411.
flood relief: Donations are being accepted at the Friends of Crown Heights Center located at 671 Prospect Place, Brooklyn. Donations will also be accepted by Mirtha Colon, a Garifuna from Honduras, who operates Hondurans Against Aids out of Casa Yurumein in the Bronx. Casa Yurumein is located at 874 Prospect Ave. in the South Bronx, corner of Westchester Avenue. Checks and money orders are welcomed and should be made out to “SVG Community Inc.” Anyone in the Long Island area who wishes to make a donation but cannot drive to Brooklyn, please call (347) 488-4395 to arrange a drop off or to arrange for Colon to pick up the donation. Items needed include medical supplies, non-perishable food, clothes, shoes, candles. Monetary donations can be made in the form of checks or money orders addressed to “SVG Community Inc.”
Insurance policy review: Are you covered adequately by your homeowner’s insurance? Are you paying too much? NHS will review your policy free of cost. We also speak to community groups about how the changing flood maps will impact your policy and flood insurance. For more information, call (718) 469-4679. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush is a not for profit housing organization. www.nhsnyc.orgSponsored by NeighborWorks of America, Neighborhood Housing Services and Freddie Mac.
passport application center: Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has launched a second Passport Application Center at the Kings Highway Library providing a convenient facility for Brooklyn residents and new immigrants to apply for passports. Hours are temporarily set for 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday and Sunday by appointment. The Center is closed on Saturdays until further notice. The library is located at 2115 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11229. To make an appointment, call (718) 230-2292 or (718) 375-3037 ext. 128.
Featuring Home REpair: Is your boiler, water main or roof in need of fixing? Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? Now is the best time to fix it. Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, a not-for-profit housing organization can assist you. For more information on the Home Improvement Programs, call (718)469-4679 or visit www.nhsofeastflatbush.org.
Foreclosure: Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modification? Come in for free services and assistance. We will help you as much as possible to keep your home. Referrals for free legal assistance are also available. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (718) 469-4679. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush and the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, not-for-profit organizations. www.nhsnyc.org.
Home Help for disabled: If you are a disabled homeowner living in Brooklyn or have someone disabled living in your household, you may qualify for up to $5,000 in home repair grants. Repairs must be geared toward making the home accessible and convenient for the disabled person. Sponsored y Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, a not-for-profit housing organization, and the New York State Housing Trust Corporation. For more information, please call (718) 469-4679.
Donations: St. Robert Bellarmine Church is joining efforts with the Diocese of Trenton to bring relief to victims in the hardest hit areas. The church has organized a sorting sub station in the parish and will be delivering donations to various locations shortly. The church is seeking donations of cardboard shipping boxes for packing or rubber bins for storage for victims. Donations are tax deductible and the church will provide you with a receipt upon request. Feel free to contact St. Robert Bellarmine Church at any time Attn: SRB Hurricane Relief Effort, 61 Georgia Rd., Freehold, NJ 07728 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Pam Stengel (732) 580-0075, Linda Altini (917) 578-4852. Phone: (732) 462-7429 or Fax: (732) 409-3496.
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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry