Thurs., Aug 23rd
5pm – 6pm: The Rock Shop: Park Slope, 249 4th Avenue (bet. Carroll & President Sts). The Brooklyn Book Festival, supported by AT&T, is hosting a press meet-up and Happy Hour to celebrate the release of this year’s schedule of Bookend Events. RSVP TO firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-802-3832 by noon on Thurs., Aug 23rd
Fri., Aug 24th
1pm – 7pm: FARMERS’ MARKET¾ Brownsville Youth Market at Rockaway Ave @ Livonia Ave, in its second season, the market has expanded to two days per week, increasing access to farm-fresh foods for Brownsville residents. Market Partners: Brownsville Partnership accepts SNAP/EBT/Food Stamps, and at participating markets for every $5 spent consumers get $2 in Health Bucks that can be spent at the market. For info., call 1-800-522-5006 or visit www.nyc.gov/health/farmersmarket
Sat., Aug 25th
Saturdays, 9a-3p, through November 17th: Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market growing fresh food and healthy people in Central Brooklyn since 2009 at Clifton Place at Marcy Ave. (next to the Hattie Carthan Community Garden)
9am-3pm: FARMERS’ MARKET ¾East New York Farms has opened its farmers’ market for the 2012 season. Come out and find the freshest and healthiest foods in East New York- homegrown fruits and vegetables, fish, baked goods, organic produce, ice cream, coffee, cooked foods, and more. For more information call East New York Farms at 1-718-649-7979 or visit www.eastnewyorkfarms.org
9am– 3pm: FARMERS’ MARKET¾ Brownsville Youth Market : Rockaway Ave @ Livonia Ave, Brownsville Recreation Center, Linden Blvd between Mother Gaston Blvd & Christopher Street. Call 1-800-522-5006 or visit www.nyc.gov/health/farmersmarket.
11am-2pm: The DEDICATORS presents A Meet & Greet Community Luncheon hosted by NYS Assemblywoman Annette M. Robinson; keynote speaker Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes. Corlette NY Restaurant, 193A Nostrand, bet. Hart & Pulaski. No cost. 917-854-7918.
12noon-7pm: Not Another Child (NAC), a Bedford-Stuyvesant –based non-profit anti-violence group, will host the King Ron Playing 4 Change Tournament at Banneker Playground on Lafayette and Marcy Aves in BK, NY.
3pm-7pm: South Africa Festival: Bedford- Stuyvesant YMCA, 1121 Bedford Ave (Gates Ave entrance). Prizes, food, crafts, entertainment, auctions, vendors. All proceeds from this event will benefit the YMCA youth programs in South Africa. For more info 917-843-4250
Starting 12 noon- : AFRO PUNK FEST: The 2012 festival has the most stellar lineup yet with Erykah Badu, Gym Class Heroes, Janelle Monae, Das Racist, Skindred, Toro Y Moi, Toshi Reagon, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, The Memorials, Bad Rabbits, Gordon Voidwell, Cerebral Ballzy, Phony Ppl, Body Language and more. The Nike Battle for the Streets Skate Competition1. 5 Afro Punk Bites & Beats food trucks. @Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY
Sun., Aug 26th
Sundays, 1p-6p, thru November 2012, we continue to celebrate the Community Farmers Market, 49 Van Buren bet. Tompkins &Throop. Buy Fresh Local Fruits and Vegetables; a tour our herBAN FARM; buy FRESH Eggs, check out our cooking demos, HERBAL APOTHECARY, weekly compost drop off.
9am – 12noon: COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: 2012 Brooklyn Dominican Parade & Festival @ Graham Ave & Broadway, Set up for sponsors begins – Showtime for Parade is 12:00 pm – The Annual Parade ends at the festival which continues until 7 pm. Children’s rides, arts & crafts as well as local and popular entertainment. ALL AGES! For more info contact: Caesar Pilot (VP Diversity Projects ¾GALOS Corporation), Phone: 212–243-1177 & 917–748-2264.
4pm -6pm Laugh Out Loud: Comedy Fund-raiser @ Berean Baptist Church, 1635 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11213-2416
Tues., Aug 28th:
5pm-8pm Bedford- Stuyvesant FREE MEDICAL SERVICES¾ No Health Insurance For Medical Care? The Brooklyn Free Clinic is open every Tuesday from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at 613 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226 (bet MacDonough St & Decatur St) servicing the Bedford-Stuyvesant Neighborhood, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: 347 920-8379 WEBSITE: http://www.brooklynfreeclinic.org/Home
Thurs., Aug 30th
7pm: A post-screening panel discussion at the New York City premiere of Soul Food Junkies. Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center (located at 165 W. 65th St., New York City). General Admission: $25 advance/$30 at the door. Tickets are available at the Lincoln Center box office by calling 212-875-5600, and via www.filmlinc.com.
(Compiled by Lucia Jean)