Fri., Aug 17th
Charles Tolliver and his 16-piece Big Band will perform for the first time in Brooklyn at a Benefit Concert for Sistas’ Place. The Benefit will be held at Jazz@966, 966 Fulton Street in BK. (718- 398-1766). Showtimes: 8p and 10p. Tickets. $40 per session. For more information, visit www.sistasplace.org or call (718) 398-1766
7pm- 9pm: KIDflix Film Fest of Bed Stuy: Feature- The First Grader. In a small, remote Kenyan mountain, Mau Mau, a veteran in his eighties who fought for the liberation of his country, shows up to the primary school, feeling he must have the chance of an education so long denied – even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-olds! Fulton Park, at Stuyvesant and Harriet Tubman (Fulton St.), BK.
Sat., Aug. 18th
7am-9pm: Long Life Info and Referral Network hosts a shop-eat-cruise fundraiser to Great Blacks in Wax Museum and Baltimore Inner Harbor. Bus departs 1958 Fulton Contact: Sharon McCrackin @ 718-778-0009, ext. 12.
10am–5:30pm G.H.M.P.A Third Annual Flea Market, Food, crafts, jewelry, thrift corner, and more. Vendors wanted. Tables are $30. Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood. 760 DeKalb Ave. @ Tompkins Ave., BK, NY. 718-388-3900
Jazz in the Valley – Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie, NY. Information: www.transartinc.org
Tues., Aug. 21st
7pm: Jazzmobile presents Jeremy Pelt @ Brooklyn Bridge Park. 718-724-6432
Fri., Aug. 24th
7pm-9pm: KIDflix Film Fest of Bed Stuy: Feature – Being Elmo! traces Kevin Clash’s rise from his modest beginnings in Baltimore to his current success as the man behind Elmo + LIVE DANCE by creative outlet young artists! Fulton Park, at Stuyvesant and Harriet Tubman (Fulton St.), BK.
Sat., Aug. 25th
11am-2pm: The Dedicators Inc. Meet and Greet Community Luncheon: Corlette NY Restaurant 193a Nostrand Ave, BK: Velma Armstrong 917-854-7918
12noon-3pm: Cradle-to-College Parent Empowerment Seminar: Securing Our Families Future@ Medgar Evers College: 1650 Bedford Ave., BK. Presenter: NY State Sen. Eric Adams. Free admission! Free school supplies! Free Workshops! 718-284-4700
12 noon: Back to School Supply Giveaway, M&J Masonic Jewelry, 1793 Fulton St., BK: Distributed to the first 300 children, Grades K-8, or until supplies last! First come, First served! PL. NOTE: Adults cannot wait on line to pick –up supplies for children. “As Masons, we encourage our youth in our communities to complete their education.” Presenters: Tyree Grand Lodge, State of NY. GM Mathew Williams, 33rd, D.I.G. and Sojourner Truth Grand Chapter O.E.S., G.M Lucille Nash.
3pm-7pm: 1st Annual South African Festival fundraiser at Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA, Gates Ave., bet. Bedford &Nostrand Aves. 1121 Bedford Ave. BK: 212-912-2281
7pm-9pm: KIDflix Film Fest of Bed Stuy: Feature–The Wiz, the 1970s urban adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, directed by Sidney Lumet, stars Lena Horne as Glenda the Good Witch, the late Michael Jackson in his award-winning role as Scarecrow, and Diana Ross as Dorothy Preceding the film, there will be a SPECIAL MUSICAL TRIBUTE to Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, Whitney Houston, Etta James, and Don Cornelius. Fulton Park, at Stuyvesant and Harriet Tubman (Fulton St.), BK.
Mon., Sept. 3: LABOR DAY
Thurs., Sept. 6: 2012-1013 PUBLIC SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS in NYC
Fri., Sept. 8:
9a-4p: Berean Baptist Church’s 7th Annual Takin’ it to the Streets Block Party & Health Fair. Free refreshments, games, live music, dance, Prayer Stations. Free Health Screenings, Eye Exam, HIV/AIDS testing, blood pressure, diabetes. 718-774-0466. 1635-40 Bergen St. (Rochester and Utica Aves.)
Sun., Sept. 16th
2pm: “She Walks in Beauty: The Feminine Ideal,” a gallery tour exploring the feminine beauty ideals as seen in the installation Egypt Reborn. Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor of the Brooklyn Museum.
(This week’s calendar was compiled by Lucia Jean of Our Time Press.)