Thur., Aug. 30th
To raise awareness about HIV in the African-American community, The Watchful Eye joins Xtra Mile Mindset to host “The Red Party” at the Brooklyn Terrace Rooftop Lounge. The evening will be filled with live performances, networking, poetry readings, surprise gift giveaways, great people and good vibes. Free Event. 347-533-4300
Fri., Aug 31st
6pm to 9pm: 14th Annual MEC/Jazzy Jazz Festival @ Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford and Crown Aves, is a FREE concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica and Trinidad with a special musical showcase featuring K Vibes with Brick Rose; Charles Dougherty & Circle of Friends; Claude Bill Rowe leading Ayaaso Band; Doug Guthrie; Ossie Dellimore; Michael “Jah Pan Man” Michael; Pan Man Band and others. For information: 917-535-9781.
7p –The Brass Fete, stars Mr. Vegas, Mr. Fete Machel Montano HD Ensemble, Patrice Roberts, Farmer Nappy, Edwin Yearwood, WCK, Krosfyah and others will be live at Brass Fest Celebrating Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th Anniversary!
10a-1p: 45th Annual West Indian-American Day Carnival Parade’s Stay in School children/teen-oriented concert. Music, fashion show, spoken word performances. Wiadcacarnival.org or call 718-467-1797, plus www.twitter.com/wiadca; www.facebook.com/wiadca.
Sat., Sept 1st
9am – 3p: the 45th WIADC JUNIOR PARADE assembles at 8am and starts at St. John’s Place and Kingston Ave., and goes west along St. Johns Place to Franklin Ave., south on Franklin Ave. to President St.; west on President St. to Washington Ave. and Brooklyn Museum Grounds. $2 admission; children under 5 free.
Sun., Sept. 2nd
The Dimanche Gras show comes to the Brooklyn Museum stage – starring Calypso Rose, Shadow, King Ajamu, Black Stalin, Something Positive Dance Troupe, steel pan performers and more on the Brooklyn Museum stage.
Noon –6pm: MoCADA presents The Soul of Brooklyn Block Party on Franklin Ave., bet Park Pl. and Lincoln Pl. to celebrate Caribbean Culture, the core purpose of the 45th Annual West Indian-American Carnival Association’s Labor Day Festivities, where their Kiddie Carnival Parade will come marching through.
Mon., Sept 3rd
Democratic National Convention begins
Thur., Sept 6th
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden accept the Democratic nominations for President and Vice President at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (Live on YouTube or check your local listings)
6pm: Extended gallery cariBBeing presents Portraits of CARNIVAL, an exhibition curated by Shelley V. Worrell. Portraits of CARNIVAL features the photography of well-known Caribbean photographers Ruddy Roye (Jamaica) and Ray Llanos (St. Croix). The exhibition also highlights the world-famous NYC West Indian-American Day Carnival Parade with archival content such as journals and vintage photographs from Mas camps. MoCADA, 80 Hanson Pl., #102, BK, NY.
Sat., Sept 8th
9am –4pm: 7th Annual Takin’ it to the Streets Block Party & Health Fair @ Berean Baptist Church, 1635-40 Bergen St., Rochester and Utica Aves, BK, NY. Free refreshments, games, live music & dance. Prayer Stations,
FREE HEALTH SCREENING (Eye exams, HIV/AIDS testing, Blood Pressure, Diabetes). 718-774 –0466
Sat., Sept 15th
4pm: Shades of Truth Theatre Company Presents “The Meeting” by Jeff Stetson to premiere at Cornerstone Baptist
Church for the 68th Annual Women’s Day Committee. The new play stars Michael Green as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Lawrence Winslow as Malcolm X and Ron Wilks as Rashad@ the historic church, located at 562-574 Madison Street in BK, NY. 718-574-5900. Adults $25.00. Children under 12, $15.