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August 2017

Wingate Concert Series: Afro-Caribbean Flavor

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017
  • 7:00 pm -
  • Wingate Field Brooklyn Avenue btw. Rutland Road and Winthrop Street Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams made it happen: the Wingate Concert Series is back! Join him in welcoming a star-studded roster of performers for some Afro-Caribbean Flavor: Darved Levy, Morgan Heritage, Mr. Easy, Rayvon, Denroy Morgan, Sting International and more. The concert is FREE and open to the public; gates open at 6pm. Information… Read more

Senior Center Cell Phone Event

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Sunnyside Community Services 43-31 39th St. Sunnyside, NY

Senior Center Cell Phone Event presented by oxyGEN. Volunteers assist seniors with discovering how to use the many features of their mobile phones. Free.

Lunchtime Summer Jazz: Friends In Sound

  • Friday, August 25, 2017
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Columbus Park Plaza at Brooklyn Borough Hall 209 Joralemon St. Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams presents Lunchtime Summer Jazz, a free, weekly outdoor music series right on the plaza at Borough Hall! Grab lunch nearby (or bring your own), pull up a chair and enjoy midday jazz vibes from local musicians. Today, the last event of the series, Friends In Sound perform.

Summerstage presents: A Tribute to Charlie “Bird” Parker

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017
  • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Marcus Garvey Park W. 122nd St. and Mt. Morris Park W. Manhattan

Jazz veterans & rising stars pay tribute to innovator and Bebop master, Charlie “Bird” Parker: the Lee Konitz Quartet, percussionist Terri Lyne Carrington & her band, Social Science, drummer Louis Hayes, and vocalist Charenee Wade. FREE.

RDRC Summertime Concert: Aurora Flores y Zon del Barrio

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017
  • 4:00 pm -
  • Beach 20th Street Pedestrian Plaza 1033 Beach 20th St., Far Rockaway, NY

Part of the RDRC Summertime @ The Plaza Concert & Event Series 2017, enjoy a free, open-air live music event with Auroa Flores and Zon del Barrio. This series was created by Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation in 2016 in response to the Far Rockaway community’s desire for live entertainment and activities at the Plaza and funded… Read more

A Decade of Soul: Classic Soul & Motown Revue

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017
  • 5:00 pm -
  • B.B. King Blues Club 237 West 42nd Street New York City, NY

From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you’ll hear the best tunes from soul’s most popular artists in A Decade of Soul, a high-energy salute performed live on stage in one of the best blues clubs in New York. Vocalists Prentiss McNeil (The Drifters) and Bruce “Big Daddy”… Read more

Concert: Frankie Avalon

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017
  • 7:00 pm -
  • Loreto Park, Morris Park Avenue, btw. Haight and Tomlinson Ave., Bronx, NY

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein presents another concert in his Summer 2017 Series: Frankie Avalon. FREE. Rain location: PS 83, 950 Rhinelander Ave., Bronx

Garden Grooves

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Miraflores Community Garden, 900 Broadway Brooklyn, NY

Come and enjoy live music in the garden featuring Marion Cowings! This summer evening event is hosted by NYRP. Free.

Concert: The Marvelettes

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • 7:00 pm -
  • PS 121 2750 Throop Ave. Bronx, NY

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein presents another concert in his Summer 2017 Series: The Marvelettes. FREE.

September 2017

A Decade of Soul: Classic Soul & Motown Revue

  • Sunday, September 3, 2017
  • 5:00 pm -
  • B.B. King Blues Club 237 West 42nd Street New York City, NY

From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you’ll hear the best tunes from soul’s most popular artists in A Decade of Soul, a high-energy salute performed live on stage in one of the best blues clubs in New York. Vocalists Prentiss McNeil (The Drifters) and Bruce “Big Daddy”… Read more

Free Benefits Counseling

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Epiphany Library 228 E. 23rd St. New York, NY

If you have questions regarding: SNAP (Food Stamps) Medicare Medicare Part D Medicare Savings Program Medicaid EPIC SSI SSDI Cash Assistance HEAP Phone Discount Programs Access-A-Ride Your ACES (Advocacy, Counseling and Entitlement Services Project) volunteer can help Schedule a one-hour appointment by phone or in person. Drop-ins welcome! Every Wednesday, 12 – 3 pm

Putnam Triangle Youthmarket

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Putnam Triangle Plaza 11 Putnam Ave. Brooklyn, NY

Shop this new GrowNYC weekly market established in cooperation with Fort Greene Council, Inc. Every Wednesday through Oct. 25, Putnam Triangle Youthmarket will offer fresh, affordable produce from regional farms, while also engaging neighborhood youth by teaching them small business skills, nutrition education, and much more. The market’s close proximity to the Fort Greene Council… Read more

Senior Health & Financial Fitness Expo

  • Friday, September 8, 2017
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • North Shore Towers & County Club 27240 Grand Central Parkway Queens, NY

Free admission, free coffee, free parking, free giveaways, entertainment . . . join in a morning of screenings and a discussion panel of experts!

BMS Jazz Series: Brian Woodruff

  • Friday, September 8, 2017
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 7-Corners area: Fulton Street at S. Oxford Place in Fort Greene Brooklyn, NY

Kick off your weekends right this September: join Brooklyn Music School faculty for a series of free, live, outdoor, “happy hour” concerts/jam sessions on three Fridays this month. First up is drummer Brian Woodruff, the Percussion Chair at BMS. Woodruff began drum lessons at age nine and counts Cuban son and mambo, New Orleans jazz… Read more

Medgar Evers College Presents SoulFest

  • Saturday, September 9, 2017
  • 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • 1650 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY 11225 (between Franklin Ave and Bedford Ave)

SoulFest, hosted by the Medgar Evers College’s international student community, is a benefit event to raise funds for student scholarships.  The festival will feature arts, crafts and fashion, as well as live performances from a variety of genres including salsa, hip-hop, gospel, funk and reggae. Local chefs will demonstrate their culinary talents, representing specialty cuisines… Read more

Art in the Air

  • Saturday, September 9, 2017
  • 2:00 pm -
  • Morris Park Library 985 Morris Park Ave. Bronx, NY

Come and join local artist Ruth Marshall to create an artwork that will be displayed inside Morris Park Library. She will instruct with paracord, a soft, colorful nylon cord that can be knotted, woven, knitted or crocheted & much more. Unleash your creativity! Open to the general public. All ages are welcome. Art in the… Read more

Fort Greene Park Jazz Fest, Series II

  • Saturday, September 9, 2017
  • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Fort Greene Park 100 Washington Park Brooklyn, NY

Produced by musician Eric Frazier (percussionist, vocalist), the Fort Greene Jazz Festival is now in its’ 8th year. Come hear a variety of jazz musicians on a lazy summer afternoon, including vocalists, backed by live music. FREE. For more information, visit fortgreeneparkjazzfestival.com .

A Decade of Soul: Classic Soul & Motown Revue

  • Saturday, September 9, 2017
  • 5:00 pm -
  • B.B. King Blues Club 237 West 42nd Street New York City, NY

From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you’ll hear the best tunes from soul’s most popular artists in A Decade of Soul, a high-energy salute performed live on stage in one of the best blues clubs in New York. Vocalists Prentiss McNeil (The Drifters) and Bruce “Big Daddy”… Read more

Boogie on the Boulevard

  • Sunday, September 10, 2017
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Grand Concourse from 162nd St to 170th St. Bronx, NY

Get ready to Boogie! On this final select summer Sunday of the series, the center lanes of the Grand Concourse from 162nd Street to 170th Street will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun with free music, art and fitness programs hosted by organizations from the Bronx and beyond. Free!

BAM Senior Cinema: A Raisin In The Sun

  • Friday, September 15, 2017
  • 10:00 am -
  • BAM 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY

Directed by Daniel Petrie | 1961 With Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee A moving tale of a black family’s financial struggles on Chicago’s South Side, this film adapts Lorraine Hansberry’s masterpiece, which was the first play by a black female writer ever to be produced on Broadway. The powerhouse ensemble cast includes Sidney Poitier… Read more

BMS Jazz Series: Jeff Newell

  • Friday, September 15, 2017
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 7-Corners area: Fulton Street at S. Oxford Place in Fort Greene Brooklyn, NY

The Brooklyn Music School Jazz Series continues: free, live, outdoor, “happy hour” concerts/jam sessions with BMS faculty on three Fridays this month. A longtime BMS faculty member and professional musician since 1976, Jeff Newell’s instruments are the sax, flute and clarinet. Jeff has diverse musical tastes that run from blues and jazz to early 20th… Read more

A Decade of Soul: Classic Soul & Motown Revue

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • 5:00 pm -
  • B.B. King Blues Club 237 West 42nd Street New York City, NY

From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you’ll hear the best tunes from soul’s most popular artists in A Decade of Soul, a high-energy salute performed live on stage in one of the best blues clubs in New York. Vocalists Prentiss McNeil (The Drifters) and Bruce “Big Daddy”… Read more

Carnaval de la Cultura Latina – Queens

  • Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Junction Blvd. between Roosevelt and 37th Ave. Queens, NY

The Carnaval’s goal is to promote the art, music, dance, and great food from Latino cultures, as well as a day of fun for the whole family. Attendees will experience all kinds of Latin American arts and crafts, music, food and many other items. As at past Carnavals, a Health and Wellness component will include… Read more

The NEW Retirement: Finding Purpose in Your Third Act

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Yorkville Library Meeting Room 222 E. 79th St., New York, NY

Are you retired? About to retire? Thinking about retiring? Welcome to the “NEW” Retirement! Baby boomers are healthier and living longer than previous generations. Spend the some time with pioneers in the search for a meaningful and purposeful “third act.” Come join speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, to clarify (or re-clarify) what… Read more

MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM: Dances For A Variable Population

  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • George Bruce Branch Auditorium 518 W. 125th St. New York, NY

Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of September to December 2017, Naomi Golberg-Hass and company will lead seniors in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes for older adults of all ages and abilities. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM – 12 PM. Classes continue on the following days: September 22,… Read more

BMS Jazz Series: Duane Eubanks

  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 7-Corners area: Fulton Street at S. Oxford Place in Fort Greene Brooklyn, NY

On select Fridays this month, Brooklyn Music School has presented a series of free, live, outdoor, “happy hour” concerts/jam sessions with BMS faculty. Closing out the series is award-winning jazz trumpeter, Duane Eubanks. Despite being raised in a musical family, this Philadelphia native didn’t consider music as a career until college, when he joined his… Read more

A Decade of Soul: Classic Soul & Motown Revue

  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • 7:00 pm -
  • B.B. King Blues Club 237 West 42nd Street New York City, NY

From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you’ll hear the best tunes from soul’s most popular artists in A Decade of Soul, a high-energy salute performed live on stage in one of the best blues clubs in New York. Vocalists Prentiss McNeil (The Drifters) and Bruce “Big Daddy”… Read more

1st Annual Black Book Conference & Expo

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • National Black Theater 2031 5th Avenue Manhattan, NY

The 1st Annual Black Book Expo and Conference hosted by Black Expo America will attract local, prominent and celebrity authors from across the nation. The mission of the expo is to expose the public to independently published books, encourage reading, and to showcase authors, editors, publishers, scholars, and writers. Tickets: $15, available here.

One-On-One Tech Help with Digital Grandparents

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • 12:00 pm -
  • St. Agnes Library 444 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY

In this program from New York Public Library, older adults can learn about computers and the Internet. Whether you wish to be introduced to computers, are seeking to expand your knowledge or get help with a specific task or question, this is an open time for tutoring and assistance. For older adults (50+). Free. (Event… Read more

NY Transit Museum’s 24th Annual Bus Festival

  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY

Travel back down memory lane: see and step aboard more than a dozen buses from the NY Transit Museum’s vintage fleet, representing more than 80 years of New York City surface transit history. The event is free and open to the public from 11am to 6pm alongside the festivities, food, and fun of the 43rd… Read more

Rafael Hernandez Music Festival

  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Bronx Library Center Auditorium 310 East Kingsbridge Road Bronx

This annual concert, sponsored by the Association for Puerto Rican Hispanic Culture, Inc.,  honors the musical legacy of Rafael Hernandez, a.k.a El Jibarito, one of Puerto Rico’s most prolific composers. Enjoy an afternoon of live musical performers. FREE.

October 2017

Classic Movie Mondays

  • Monday, October 2, 2017
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Sunnyside Library 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue Long Island City, NY

Four Mondays in October, take in a classic movie at the Queens Library! Free. 10/2 – “Asphalt Jungle” (1950) 10/16 – “The Band Wagon” (1953) 10/23 – “Holiday” (1938) 10/30 – “Bullets of Ballots” (1936)

Shakespeare in Queens: “Romeo and Juliet”

  • Monday, October 2, 2017
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Central Library (Jamaica) 89-11 Merrick Boulevard Jamaica, NY

Titan Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. The children of two long feuding families fall in love, entwining lips and fates in the most famous love story of all time. Free.

BRIC JazzFest

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • BRIC Arts | Media House 647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY

The third annual BRIC JazzFest features film, dance, panel discussions, and a three-stage, three-night live music marathon that brings some of the most exciting global legends in jazz and groundbreaking emerging jazz artists to Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The entire JazzFest will run from Oct. 14 through Oct. 21, but the weekend marathon of music is… Read more

BAM Senior Cinema: Die! Die! My Darling!

  • Friday, October 20, 2017
  • 10:00 am -
  • BAM 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY

With Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughan Starring a terrifying Tallulah Bankhead in her final film role, this British horror classic takes the psycho-mom genre to delirious heights. Patricia Carroll (Stefanie Powers) travels to London to marry current beau Alan Glentower (Maurice Kaufmann), stopping first by the secluded home of Mrs. Trefoile (Bankhead), the mother… Read more

Digital Media Basics

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Pelham Bay Library 3060 Middletown Road Bronx, NY

Learn all about downloading and converting files, music, videos, images and more in this hands-on class! Tasks will include streaming and sharing. Skill prerequisites: Basic Internet / Mouse & Keyboard Skills / Email with username and password ON HAND. Free.

November 2017

Holiday Hand Crafted Card Making

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Cambria Heights Library 218-13 Linden Boulevard Cambria Heights, NY

Join the group at Queens Library for three consecutive Wednesday sessions to create beautiful hand crafted holiday cards! Free. Class meets also Wed., Nov. 22 and Nov. 29.

BAM Senior Cinema: Hannah And Her Sisters

  • Friday, November 17, 2017
  • 10:00 am -
  • BAM 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY

Directed by Silvio Narizzano | 1986 With Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine One of Allen’s best-loved films charts the messy, intersecting relationships of a coterie of Manhattanites, bookended by Thanksgivings over a two-year period. Hannah (Farrow) and her sisters (Wiest and Hershey) fall in and out of love with various men: hypochondriac television producer… Read more

December 2017

Jewelry Making

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Cambria Heights Library 218-13 Linden Boulevard Cambria Heights, NY

Join the group at Queens Library for four consecutive Wednesday sessions to create jewelry beautiful enough to give away as a gift or keep for yourself! Free. Class meets also Wed., Dec. 13, 20 and 27.

BAM Senior Cinema: The Shop Around The Corner

  • Friday, December 15, 2017
  • 10:00 am -
  • BAM 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch | 1940 With Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan This outstanding Ernst Lubitsch rom-com follows Alfred (James Stewart) and Klara (Margaret Sullavan), two coworkers in a Budapest gift shop who hate each other about as much as they love the anonymous pen pals they’ve each been writing. The two stumble along… Read more

The World Famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR Christmas Eve Show

  • Sunday, December 24, 2017
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 West 42 St New York, NY

Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. Their songs of inspiration will touch the depths of your soul and lift your spirit. Get ready to tap your feet and clap your hands and maybe even dance on… Read more