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Tuesday, April 8 , 2014 Dear Neighbor, It’s impossible to list everything in the district, but here are 97 (!!

) ways to get informed, inspired, involved +/or entertained in April alone, including a candidates’ forum on THURSDAY, and a diabetes education event at Wilson Major Morris Community Center on FRIDAY, as well as scores of other interesting offerings and news throughout the district. Don’t forget that taxes are due next week; for those who haven’t already filed, there’s a section on how you can get help with that. Wishing all of you and yours a sweet Passover, a joyous Easter, and a happy Spring. Scroll down for information about things happening:  This week (14 items)  This weekend (18 items)  Next week (8 items)  Next weekend (2 items)  Looking ahead / Save-the-Date! (20 items)  How You Can Help (5 items): share your money / stuff / time  Educational & vocational opportunities (5 items)  Public Safety & Health (5 items)  Help with your Taxes (5 items)  Summer Camp / Summer Youth Employment (6 items) including this year’s CU campership lottery  News, information, opportunities & ongoing events (8 items)  Update on the LG USA / Palisades Court Case (1 item) Please share this e-mail with friends/neighbors. If you know someone who’d like to subscribe, have them e-mail Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org with their ZIP code. If you have an event you’d like to list here, email Liz the details (text or .doc format, please, not .pdf or .jpg).

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***THIS WEEK *** (14 items) RIGHT NOW / TONIGHT (2 items) th Blood Drive: Give the Gift of Life! New York Presbyterian / Milstein Building lobby (622 W. 168 St.) Call 1-800933-2566 to schedule an appointment. Please bring identification with photo or signature. For questions about eligibility to donate due to travel outside the U.S., medications or medical conditions, click here or call 1-800-688th 0900. Tuesday, April 8 , 9am – 6pm. 100 años de La Doña: A Tribute to María Félix To celebrate the l00th anniversary of the birth of Mexican actress María Félix, a muse for poets, musicians and painters, our three organizations will present two of her short films, a panel discussion and reception, as well as six of her films. This icon film actress, who refused to get caught up with the Hollywood lifestyle, was called “La Doña” by her critics and fans. She was beautiful, seductive and clever – a

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powerful combination! NoMAA in partnership with The Mexican Cultural Institute of NY and the Cervantes Institute:  Screening of two shorts, a panel discussion including NoMAA’s own Sandra García-Betancourt, and reception. th nd At Octavio Paz Gallery, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, 27 East 39 St., 2 floor RSVP: th icumexny@sre.gob.mx. Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30pm.  Screening of six of La Doña’s films (with English subtitles) th  El Peñón de las animas (1942) 117 min. & Doña Diabla (1949), 89 min. Wednesday, April 9 at 6pm. th  La Escondida (1956), 105 min. & Enamorada (1946), 96 min. Wednesday, April 16 at 6pm. th  French Cancan (1954), 105 min. & Tizoc (1957), 110 min. Wednesday, April 30 at 6pm. th nd rd At Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49 St. (btw. 2 & 3 Aves.). Free and open to the public.

TOMORROW (4 items) Media Workshops for NY Immigration Coalition Members The Center for Community & Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is hosting a series of media workshops free of charge for NYIC members! Getting Out Your Message: This four-hour workshop will provide concrete and effective techniques for nonprofits to harness the power and ubiquity of SmartPhones to engage their target communities and various stakeholders. You'll explore best practices for using SmartPhones to capture professional-quality images, video and audio that can be showcased to spread your message. You'll learn how to harness multiple social media networks to connect th rd with and to engage your target communities. At the CUNY School of Journalism, 219 W. 40 St., 3 floor. For more information or to RSVP, visit: http://thenyic.org/blog/springmediatraining2014 or email Thanu Yakupitiyage th (tyaku@thenyic.org) or Jehangir Khattak (jkhattak@journalism.cuny.edu). Space is limited. Wednesday, April 9 , 9am-1pm. Word@4F's Spoken Word Workshop & Open Mic for Teens is back to host a spoken word workshop and bilingual open mic for high school students. For this month's workshop, Danny Matos will co-facilitate. Teens will have the opportunity (but are not required) to perform their pieces (new and old) in front of their peers and Word Up's general audience. Although attendance at the workshop is encouraged, it is not required for participation at the th th open mic. At Word Up Community Book Shop (2113 Amsterdam at 165 St.). Wednesday, April 9 , 4:30pm – 6pm. Building Owners’ Forum Sponsored by WeAct for Environmental Justice in partnership with Harlem Community Development Corp., Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation and NYC Clean Heat. This seminar will give building owners and managers, co-op shareholders and condo owners representing building that are still burning #6 oil a chance to learn about conversion to greener options, as well as “green” financing incentives, water and th energy conservation, recycling, and much more. At the Isabella Geriatric Center, 515 Audubon Ave. @ W. 190 St. th Wednesday April 9 , 6:30pm – 8pm (Doors open at 6:15pm.) RSVP/info: 212-961-1000 ext.313 or milka@weact.org. CB12M Licensing Committee Meeting will be held off-site, at IS52, 650 Academy Street (btw. Vermilyea & Broadway). For further information and a complete list of establishments applying for new or renewal licenses. Agenda includes State Liquor Authority (SLA) Renewal applications for On-Premise Liquor Licenses at Sport Zone Cafe Inc. dba Mimosa - 253-271 Sherman (corner of Isham); Melodia Corp. dba Tette Club - 154 Post Ave. (bet. W. th th 207 & 10 ); Vida Mexican Inc. dba Papasito Mexican Grill - 223 Dyckman Street, (btw. Broadway & Seaman); Piper's Kilt - 4946 Broadway, (corner of W. 207); Marisco Centro Restaurant, 1490 St. Nicholas Avenue, (at the corner of W. 185); Cabaret Liquor License at Manhattan River Group LLC. dba La Marina - 348 Dyckman Street, (bet. Riverside Dr & Beak St.); Tavern Wine License at D' Tony Sport Corp. dba Nagle Sports Associates - 258 Nagle Avenue, (W. 204); Eating Place Beer License at Don Panchito NY Corp. - 2102 Amsterdam Avenue, (btw. W. 164 & W. 165); NYC TLC Renewal of Livery Car Base License for Power Luxury Radio Dispatch Inc. - 3759 Broadway, (corner of W. 156); SLA new On-Premise Liquor Licenses at Cafe Sahara Inc. - 4024-4026 10th Avenue, (btw. W. 214 th & W. 215); 808 West Tapas Restaurant Corp. - 808 W. 187 St. (btw. Ft. Washington & Pinehurst Aves.); La nd th th Chimosa Corp. - 440 W. 202 St. (bet. 10 & 9 Aves.); The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Cloisters - 99 Margaret

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Corbin Drive, (Inside of Ft. Tryon Park.); Kazza Corp. - 708 W. 177 Store #1, (btw. Broadway & Ft. Washington Ave.); th th La Minita Restaurant Inc. - 3855 10 Ave., (corner of W. 206); Rush Tapas Bar, Inc. - 586 W. 207 St., (corner of Vermilyea); new Restaurant Wine License at La Galleria Cafe Inc. - 4863 Broadway, (corner of W. 204); new Eating Place Beer License at John's Fried Chicken #1 Corp. 4193 Broadway, (corner of W. 178); and NYC Department of Consumer Affairs new applications for Unenclosed Sidewalk Café at Cafe De Broadway dba Cafe Mathias Inc. 4996 Broadway (corner of W. 212); El Malecon Restaurant - 4141 Broadway (corner of W. 175); and Vida Enterprises Inc. dba SAO Restaurant - 251 Dyckman Street, (btw. Seaman & Payson Aves.). Contact the Community th Board 12 Office at 212-568-8500 for more information. Wednesday, April 9 at 7pm.

THURSDAY (7 items) Immigrants’ Day of Action This is an historic day for our movement. This year, we will be joining groups around the country for a nationwide mobilization demonstrating the power of our movement and calling on lawmakers at the city, state and federal level to enact policies that promote immigrant rights. Please join the New York Immigration Coalition and New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform together with our allies across New York City for a rally to th demand fairness and equality for immigrants in New York and across the country. Join us Thursday, April 10 and help raise the voice of immigrants in New York City! Click here to RSVP. We ask that groups and individuals arrive by 11:45am as the program will start promptly at NOON! Neighborhood Report Card The West Side Spirit is putting together a "neighborhood report card" on Mayor de Blasio and his new administration as it passes the 3-month mark. We'd love to get your input on what he's been doing well so far, what areas his administration needs to improve, what you love, what you hate, what you hope they'll be doing in the next three months, etc. This can be in general or on specific topics, like homelessness, education, sanitation, etc. Feel free to call Editor Megan Bungeroth at 908-319-3527 or email th editor.otdt@strausnews.com. Deadline is end-of-the-day Thursday, April 10 . Garden Crew in Sherman Creek Park RSVP to Danica Doroski: volunteer@nyrp.org / 917-291-6436. Sherman Creek th th th Park is just east of 10 Ave., just below Dyckman Street. Thursdays, April 10 -October 30 , 4pm – 6:30pm Annual Gala at Riverstone Senior Life Services celebrating their Anniversary, and honoring individuals who have been real leaders in our community: Becky Carel, Robert Jackson and Dr. Jose Luchsinger. It should be a fun event th with buffet dinner and drinks; I hope you will be able to join us. At the Shabazz Center, Broadway at W. 165 St. th Info/RSVP: Ilana Dunner (idunner@riverstonenyc.org). Thursday April 10 , 5:30pm-7:30pm A community Debate: Who Will Be the Next candidate for Adam Clayton Powell’s Seat? Presented by the Abyssinian Baptist Church, and sponsored by the United Clergy, NAACP, UFT and Teamsters. 132 Odell Clark Place. Info: 212-862-7474. Including Senator Adriano Espaillat, Congressman Charles Rangel and Reverend Michael th Walrond. Moderated by WCBS News anchor Maurice Dubois. Thursday, April 10 at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). Art & Activism Through Origami: The film, Between the Folds, is a Peabody Award-winning documentary about ten fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paperfolders. As they converge on the unlikely medium of origami, these artists and scientists reinterpret the world in paper, and bring forth a bold mix of sensibilities towards art, expressiveness, creativity and meaning. And, together these offbeat and provocative minds demonstrate the innumerable ways that art and science come to bear as we struggle to understand and honor the world around us —as artists, scientists, creators, collaborators, preservers, and simply curious beings. The Washington Heights Film Class will be showing ”Between th the Folds” at Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation (185 St. & Ft. Washington Ave.). Our special guest will be Vanessa Gould, the director of the film, who will introduce our screening with some brief remarks at 7pm. The film will be shown at 7:30pm; Ms. Gould will take questions and host a discussion immediately after the film. Thursday, April th 10 , beginning at 7pm. Face Out: WC Poets Poets from Columbia's Writing Center will be joining us for a reading. Michael Keenan, Jason Ueda, Adam Pellegrini, and Alexander Landfair spend their days in classrooms and writing centers around the NYC

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area. Known as teachers, educators, and expert readers, inside they are poets and inside they are poetry. Tonight they will unveil this poetry, this secret self, to anyone who dares to listen. At Word Up Community Book Shop th th (2113 Amsterdam at 165 St.). Thursday, April 10 , 7pm – 9pm.

FRIDAY (1 items) Living Healthy: FREE Diabetes Program Do you have questions about diabetes? Talk to a nurse educator about ways to prevent or manage diabetes. Why is healthful eating important? Ask a dietician about ways to improve your diet. Are you seeing the best you can? Talk to an eye doctor and learn ways to keep your eyes healthy. nd Refreshments; informational materials; giveaways. At the Wilson Major Morris Community Center (459 W. 152 St., btw. Amsterdam & St. Nicholas Aves.) Sponsored by the Lighthouse Guild in partnership with Sen. Adriano Espaillat & Councilmember Mark Levine. For more information, please call 212-234-4661 or email th wmmcc152@twcmetrobiz.com. Friday, April 11 , noon – 2pm.

***THIS WEEKEND*** (18 items) SATURDAY (13 items) The State of Education Uptown Symposium topics will focus on special education, common core testing, school choice / co-location, and parent power. Speakers include representatives from charter schools, the UFT, and th elected officials. At the Harriet Tubman School, 250 W. 127 St. Call Community Board 9 office at 212-864-6200 for th additional information. Saturday, April 12 , 8am - 4pm. Pop Up Repair will be at two Manhattan Greenmarkets during the month of April. Meet Pop.Fix! the Pop Up th Repair VAN, through April 27 in Inwood (Isham & Seaman) Saturdays, 9 am - 3pm and at Columbia University (W. th 116 & Broadway) Thursdays & Sundays, 9 am - 3pm. Come early: the first 10 customers at each location get their second repair ½-off! BIG thanks to GrowNYC for supporting our VAN experiment. Nature and Birding Walk through the Heather Garden Learn to identify and value the flora and fauna of Northern Manhattan with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Learn about New York's many birds and plants with this expert naturalist. Please bring binoculars. Meet at the entrance to the Heather Garden at Margaret Corbin Circle in Fort Tryon Park. th Saturday, April 12 , 9am -10:30am. FAQ in Blood Cancers The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society presents a free patient education workshop for people th living with cancer, their families, friends and healthcare professionals. At Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave., 14 th floor (entrance on E. 24 St.). Free and open to the public, registration required. To register, click here (http://www.llsform.org/0360FS01/form92/index.html) or contact Trisha Ouellette (212-376-4762 / th Trisha.ouellette@lls.org). Saturday April 12 , 9:15am - 2pm. Spring Egg Hunt on the Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park. (Enter at Margaret Corbin Circle, go left at the Heather Garden). Join us for bag decorating, scavenger hunts and a bake sale, as well as the annual hill-filled-with-eggs!! Egg Hunt Schedule: 1-2 year-olds @ 10:30am; 2-3 year-olds @ 11am; 3-4 year-olds @ 11:30 am; 4-5 year-olds @ noon; move to Pine Lawn for 6-9 year olds at 12:30. We still need bake sale donations, and day-of volunteers. th Saturday, April 12 , beginning at 10:30am. Saturday Morning Yoga Class Beginners’ yoga for FREE with a certified instructor. Begin the process toward a strong and comfortable body, and a calm and serene mind. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga th mat or a beach towel. Free and open to the public. At the Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave. (at W. 65 St.). th Info: 212-870-1810. Saturday, April 12 at 10:30am. NYRP Spring Kick–off: Gardening in Sherman Creek Finally, after a long winter, we are able to get our shovels back into the ground, and the New York Restoration Project invites you to join us! RSVP to Danica Doroski:

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volunteer@nyrp.org / 917-291-6436. Sherman Creek Park is just east of 10 Ave., just below Dyckman Street. th Saturday, April 12 , noon – 2:30pm. Fort Washington Library Centennial Celebration The New York Public Library invites you to join us to celebrate the th centennial of the Fort Washington Library. In honor of the branch’s 100 birthday, NYPL has planned a full day of activities for the community, programs for all ages, and a birthday cake to celebrate the branch’s official birthday th on April 16 . A neighborhood institution, the Fort Washington Library offers a wide array of resources and services, including books in Spanish and Russian, educational programs for adults, desktop and laptop computers, th technology workshops, and programs for children and teens. 535 W. 179 St., btw St. Nicholas & Audubon th Avenues. Saturday, April 12 ; ribbon-cutting & remarks at 11am; special activities from noon-5pm. Springtime Gospel at Riverbank Presented by the Harlem Renaissance Choir and Riverbank State Park in the th th Cultural Theatre, 679 Riverside Drive @ W. 145 St. Free! Saturday April 12 , 1pm-2:30pm Saturday Afternoon Movie: “Rush” This biographical drama shows Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1970s, at the peak of their heated rivalry. When a horrific crash during the 1976 Grand Prix at the Nürburgring nearly claims Lauda’s life, however, a grudging respect begins to develop between the two racers as Hunt realizes just how devoted his greatest adversary is to the sport they both love. Free and open to the public. St st th Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave. (near @. W. 81 St.). Info: 212-621-0619. Saturday, April 12 at 2pm. Spring Dance Fest for ARC XVI Fort Washington ARC XVI Fort Washington Cordially invites you to our Spring Dance Fest! We are sponsoring the event to raise funds for programmatic services we provide to our community’s seniors in Washington Heights, Inwood and Central Harlem. Let’s celebrate ringing in the spring with our seniors and the community at large. The afternoon will feature hors d’oevres, drinks, music, dancing and raffles. At ARC XVI Fort th Washington Senior Center, 4111 Broadway (enter on W. 174 St.). $10pp/$15 per couple; RSVP to Nancy Leroux at th 212-781-5700. Saturday, April 12 , 2pm – 6pm. Buczek Little League Registration Last chance to register for the Police Officer Michael J. Buczek Little League! At rd the 34th Precinct, 4295 Broadway, at W. 183 St. For children ages 4-12. Bring child’s birth certificate (for proof of th age) and $140 registration fee. Info: 212-927-0287. Saturday, April 12 , 4pm - 6pm. And save the date for the th th opening day parade, Saturday, April 26 at 11am at PS. 48 (Broadway & W. 185 St.). Do great cities have a “Dao” -- a way, a method or a rule of life that allows them to support and nourish the lives of their inhabitants? And if so, what is the Dao of New York? Eric Darton, an author and cultural historian, will explore that and other topics and discuss how to use a Daoist perspective in order to survive and thrive as a writer, performer and artist in New York City. Come prepared to experience something real and mysterious shift within th your sense of yourself and your city. Cost: $9. At El Taller, 2710 Broadway at W. 104 Street. For more information, th please email anthony@tallerlatino.org or call 212-665-9460. Saturday, April 12 at 8pm.

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SUNDAY (5 items) Pop Up Repair will be at two Manhattan Greenmarkets during the month of April. Meet Pop.Fix! the Pop Up th Repair VAN, through April 27 in Inwood (Isham & Seaman) Saturdays, 9 am - 3pm and at Columbia University (W. th 116 & Broadway) Thursdays & Sundays, 9 am - 3pm. Come early: the first 10 customers at each location get their second repair ½-off! BIG thanks to GrowNYC for supporting our VAN experiment. Chess Tournament The Right Move Chess Foundation proudly announces our 24 season of FREE scholastic chess th competition serving the greater metropolitan area. At Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive @ W. 145 St., in th the Auditorium. Pre-register at website before 8am the Friday before (i.e., April 11 ) at www.therightmove.org. You can also check the site for the latest updates in case of weather or other emergency delays. You MUST arrive by 9:15 for registration / check-in; pairings will be posted by 9:45am. There are four rounds of 30 minutes each, with about an hour to the next round; awards ceremony is at 3:30. You may enter as an individual without the st nd team section. Team plaques awarded to 1 & 2 in each section. Teams are made of the top four scorers in each
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section (min. 3 players). Sets and boards are provided for the tournament; bring your own board/set for betweenth games. Bring a chess clock if you have one. Emergency check-in number is 212-729-7060. Sunday, April 13 . Playground Physics with Dr. A: Attention budding scientists and young geniuses at large! Join Dr. Leonissa Ardizzone of Storefront Science to explore physics all around us. Discover the many fascinating properties of physics through fun, hands-on science and math activities! Appropriate for Ages 7-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the south entrance to Javits Playground on Fort Washington Avenue. Sunday, th April 13 , 10am - 11:30am. Gallery Exhibition Opening & Fundraiser featuring Word Up's own Emmanuel "Dj Boy" Abreu Join Word Up for a fun day/night of photography, film, and music provided by Emmanuel "Dj Boy" Abreu. This event is a fundraiser for one of our founding volunteers, to send him off to an artist residency in Mexico, for which he was the first photographer ever accepted! We are joining together as a community to help him out with plane fare, extra travel expenses, and the opportunity to gear up so he can bring us back more awesome photos. For more information: http://igg.me/at/EAbreudoesmexico. Exclusive RSVP through Indiegogo: You can get a framed 4 x 6 print by paying $15 in advance on the Indiegogo page (choose the "Let's Party!" perk: th http://igg.me/at/EAbreudoesmexico.) Sunday, April 13 , 3pm – 9pm. (Gallery reception, 3pm-5:30pm; film screening of selected shorts, 5:30pm-6pm; party with live DJ and refreshments, 6pm-9pm. Gallery and screening are FREE to enter, though there is a $10 suggested donation for entry to the party starting at 6pm. At Word Up th Community Book Shop (2113 Amsterdam at 165 St.). Friends & Neighbors Concert at “the Lounge” Check out brand new works created by our friends & neighbors as well as the "tried and true" oldies! The concert promises another wonderful bouquet of uptown talent. Internationally renowned cellist Astrid Schween will perform music for electric cello written by her husband Gordon Green. Among the composers and performers will be Neil Rolnick, who has been described by as " a prolific and inventive composer of electronic music... revisiting the joys of acoustic instruments...." (New York Times), Evelyne Luest, David "Doc" Wallace and the amazing singers Alec Spencer and Darrell Lauer who will sing rd "oldies but goodies" by Mozart, Bach, Britten and Vaughn Williams. The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, W. 183 th St. & Pinehurst Ave. $12 donation includes post-concert reception with the performers. Sunday, April 13 at 5pm.

***NEXT WEEK*** (8 items) Register now for “Splash Week,” Everyone is invited to take FREE swim lessons at the Harlem YMCA. Help us teach over 500 community members how to swim (ages 3 months - adult). Registration is as easy as 1-2-3: 1., Print and complete the “2014 Splash Registration Form” (download it here: http://b.3cdn.net/ymcanewyork/9fca24c6461de86aa4_aym6bh2sl.pdf; a separate form must be filled out for each participant); 2., Pick up to 2 FREE classes per participant; and 3., Bring it in to the Harlem YMCA and Register at the th Member Service Desk (you must come in person to confirm there is still space in that class). 180 West 135 Street; th th info: 212-912-2100. Monday, April 14 – Friday, April 18 . Financial Aid: from Paper to Paying Columbia University and CB #12, Manhattan invite you to a free financial aid workshop for college-bound high school seniors and their families. Learn how to compare your financial aid th packages. At the Gregorio Luperon High School (501 W. 165 St., between Amsterdam & Audubon Aves.) This event is free and open to the public. For any questions, please contact Veronica Aguilar Hornig, Senior Admissions th Officer: 212-854-2522 / vma2111@columbia.edu. Monday, April 14 ; presentation from 6:30pm-7:30pm, followed by Q&A. National Minority Cancer Awareness Week Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Breast Examination Center of Harlem will be sponsoring two seminars: Empowering People with Disabilities to Access Cancer Care at the Ralph Lauren th th Center for Cancer Care & Prevention, 1919 Madison Ave (enter on E. 124 St.), Tuesday, April 15 , 5:30pm – th 7:30pm; and Cancer in Minority Communities, at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, 163 W. 125 St.,

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2 floor gallery, Wednesday, April 16 , 9:30am – 11:30am. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to diversity @mskcc.org or angela Deoleo at 212-537-5352. “Home” Family Garden Art Workshop Come paint with “Home” artist Shira Toren and get inspired by our garden. Feel free to bring your plants as inspiration. Art supplies will be provided. Appropriate for ages 8 and up with an adult learning partner. The event is free with museum admission, reservations strongly encouraged; please call th nd 212-923-8008. At the Morris-Jumel Mansion, located between 160 and 162 Streets just east of St. Nicholas th Avenue. Wednesday, April 16 , 2pm – 4pm. Lonnie Holley (w/ Will Glass on drums) The amazing and renowned sculptor and musician from Birmingham, Alabama, brings his improvised song world to Word Up, where he will be accompanied by Word Up volunteer Will Glass! Lonnie was recently profiled in the New York Times Magazine; read the article here. At Word Up Community th th Book Shop (2113 Amsterdam at 165 St.). Wednesday, April 16 , 7pm – 9pm. Harlem Adult Education Conference Total Equity Now, in partnership with CUNY’s Continuing & Professional Studies, the Harlem YMCA Literary Zone and the New York Public Library, is proud to present the Inaugural Harlem Adult Education Conference. Peer-to-peer workshops conducted by Harlem's outstanding instructors will address timely issues in the field of adult education, including adult literacy & basic education, the test assessing secondary completion (TASC) and the common core, English as a second language, college- and career-readiness, digital literacy, and advocacy. If you work for, volunteer with, or administer an adult-education program in Harlem, mark your calendar and register today for this groundbreaking opportunity to learn from and with your counterparts serving adult learners throughout our community. At the City College of New York’s Harris Hall (Convent Avenue th near W. 140 Street). FREE, but you must pre-register: bit.ly/HarlemAdultEdConference. Questions? Email th info@TotalEquityNowHarlem.org or call 646-543-5695. Thursday, April 17 , 5pm - 9pm. An Evening of Dominican Folklore presents an evening of folk music by Julio Alberto Hernández. featuring Dominican Folklorist Iván Dominguez and the artists of Camerata Washington Heights. Founded in 1980 by musicians and composers of Dominican descent living and working in New York City, the Association of Dominican Classical Artists has as its mission to: foster appreciation for the art and folkloric music of the Dominican Republic, and by composers of Dominican descent who live or have lived in the US; create performance spaces for its artists; and, bring live musical performances to communities with little or no access to such programming. Free and open to the public with pre-registration: http://www.dominicanclassical.org/season-tickets.html. At CUNY’s Aaron Davis th th Hall, Theater B, 135 St. & Convent Ave. Thursday, April 17 , 7pm – 9pm. Good Friday Please be aware of brief traffic closures and/or parking restrictions to accommodate processions around several of the Catholic Churches in the District, including Good Shepherd (Isham/Broadway), St. Rose of th th Lima (W. 165 & Amsterdam) and others. Friday, April 18 .

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***NEXT WEEKEND*** (2 items) “Home” Artist Symposium “Home” artists Eric N. Mack, Jennifer Packer and Cristina Razzano will discuss the exhibition and their artistic process in the Mansion’s Octagon Room. The event is free with museum admission, reservations strongly encouraged, please call 212-923-8008. At the Morris-Jumel Mansion, located between W. th nd th 160 and W. 162 Streets just east of St. Nicholas Ave. Saturday, April 19 , 2pm – 4pm. Karl Berger’s Improvisational Orchestra Jazz great Karl Berger returns to El Taller, where he will explore world music along with his Improvisational Orchestra of 20+ professional string, horn, and percussion soloists. Using his “Music Mind” concept, Karl will conduct this extraordinary group of improvisin g cohorts as they explore original and spontaneous themes, melodies from world folk traditions and compositions written by such legendary improvisers as Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, and the trademarks vocalization and poetry of Ingrid Sertso. Cost: th $20. At El Taller, 2710 Broadway at W. 104 Street. For more information, please email anthony@tallerlatino.org th or call 212-665-9460. Saturday, April 19 at 7:30pm.

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***LOOKING AHEAD / SAVE THE DATE*** (20 items) Head & Neck Cancer Screening for cancers in the nasal passages, mouth, throat, voice box or skin. There are thousands of new cases of head & neck cancers each year, many of which can be cured. The best chance for a cure is early detection. Memorial Sloan Kettering is offering FREE screenings, including a 10-minute exam by a doctor, counseling on quitting smoking, and nutritional advice on cancer-preventative diets. No appointment necessary. Call 646-497-9161 for more information. At the Breast Examination Center of Harlem in the Adam Clayton Powell th th rd State Office Building, 163 W. 125 St., 4 floor, Wednesday, April 23 , 9am – noon. Media Workshops for NY Immigration Coalition Members The Center for Community & Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is hosting a series of media workshops free of charge for NYIC members! Mastering the On-Camera Interview: Learn how to get publicity for your research, book, cause, or business and how to handle a television interview. This four-hour workshop will cover the fundamentals of getting the broadcast media interested in your story. You will have the opportunity to be interviewed on-camera and to see how you can th rd improve. At the CUNY School of Journalism, 219 W. 40 St., 3 floor. For more information or to RSVP, visit: http://thenyic.org/blog/springmediatraining2014 or email Thanu Yakupitiyage (tyaku@thenyic.org) or Jehangir rd Khattak (jkhattak@journalism.cuny.edu). Space is limited. Wednesday, April 23 , 9am-1pm. Waterfront Conference We are pleased to let you know MWA's 2014 Waterfront Conference, Rebuilding Our Waterfront: From the Water In, From the Grassroots Up, will be held aboard the magnificent Hornblower Infinity at Pier 40 (cross at W. Houston Street). The morning panels will take place dockside, followed by an afternoon cruise around New York Harbor. The Hornblower Infinity will return to Pier 40 by the end of the program. The 2014 Waterfront Conference will explore progress on the waterfront over the last 12 months with a special focus on the remarkable grassroots, community-based waterfront plans developed before and after Superstorm Sandy. For more information on the panelists and program schedule, or to purchase tickets, visit th www.waterfrontalliance.org/2014_Waterfront_Conference. Thursday, April 24 from 9am – 5pm. A Town Hall Meeting to Discuss the Impact of Alcohol on Public Health with expert panelists on public health, partner violence and youth development. Co-Sponsored by NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assemblymember Gabriela Rosa, Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, Community Board 12-Manhattan, the Partners of the UNIDOS Coalition, and Inwood Community Services; funded in part by a grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health th Services Administration. At the Isabella Geriatric Center, 515 Audubon Avenue @ W. 190 Street. Thursday, April th 24 , 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Decoding the Tablecloth In this award winning, critically acclaimed, autobiographical one-woman show, Gabriela Kohen questions and explores Latina and Jewish identity. Forced to flee Poland in 1938, Kohen’s grandmother found herself in Argentina with the one possession she took from home, a tablecloth. Years later, Gabriela finds herself growing up Latina and Jewish in New York with this same tablecloth. From 1970s Brooklyn, to the tango halls of Argentina, to the Warsaw ghetto of the 1940s, Kohen portrays over twenty characters in English, Spanish, and Yiddish in this poignant family story. Reserve tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/decoding-the-tableclothtickets-11059744995?aff=eorg. Presented by the People’s Theatre Project and Word Up Community Bookshop; written and performed by Gabriela Kohen; directed by Connie Grappo. At the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center th th (530 W. 166 St. at St. Nicholas Ave.) Thursday, April 24 at 7:30pm. Earth Day Celebration III The Rotary Club of Inwood, IS 52, and many, many community partners are pleased to announce our third annual celebration. Even though we have been given so many of these vital trees over the past few years as part of the MillionTreesNYC initiative and we have incredible NYC Parks on all side of us here in Inwood, there remains a tremendous need for care of our street trees locally and forests globally as they are being destroyed. We hope to show how all of this affects us humans immensely. We will be sending out flyers, but in the meantime do call, write, or yell out if you are ready to join in and please do Save-the-Date, to help Save our Trees

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and Clean our Streets...! At IS52 (650 Academy St., just off Broadway). Friday, April 25 , beginning at 9am. For more information, contact Ky [Kyla] Williamson: 212-304-8882 / KyWilliams2@aol.com / PO Box 535, NYC 10034. Twelve Angry Jurors Presented by the Delphi Theatre. Based on the Emmy Award-winning movie for television by Reginald Rose; stage adaptation by Sherman L. Sergel; directed by Katie Selyanina. At the Theatre Space at Holy Trinity Church Inwood, 20 Cumming Street (one block north of Dyckman). Adults, $15, Children (<16) and Seniors, $12. **NEW** Tickets may be bought in ADVANCE at jurorsdelphi.brownpapertickets.com (online sales are subject to a service charge) or at the door beginning 45 minutes prior to curtain; tickets sold at the door are CASH or CHECK ONLY. All seating is General Seating; the house will open approximately 15 minutes prior to curtain. th nd th rd th th Fridays, April 25 & May 2 and Saturdays, April 26 & May 3 at 8pm; Sundays, April 27 & May 4 at 4pm. Uptown Bird Walk Sherman Creek Park offers a diversity of ecosystems that provide habitat for many of New York City’s bird species. Come check out some of the best birding spots in Manhattan and learn how NYRP’s approach to landscape management supports these populations. RSVP to Danica Doroski: volunteer@nyrp.org / 917-291-6436. th th Sherman Creek Park is just east of 10 Ave., just below Dyckman Street. Saturday, April 26 , 10am - 11:30pm. Leo Genovese and the Tribe of Legal Aliens From the mythical town of El Venado Tuerto in the Argentinian Pampas comes Leo Genovese, a daring instrumentalist and composer who boldly traverses the lesser-known corners of the musical landscape, moving effortlessly between the melodic and chromatic. On April 26, he will perform with "La Tropilla de Forasteros" (Tribe of Legal Aliens), four different groups of diversely-talented, classically-trained musicians. Together, they will explore the wide-ranging traditions of Jazz, World and Latin music. th Cost: $10. At El Taller, 2710 Broadway at W. 104 Street. For more information, please email th anthony@tallerlatino.org or call 212-665-9460. Saturday, April 26 at 8pm. Fort Tryon Friends Committee Beautification Day Need volunteer hours for school or work? Want to help out in your neighborhood? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you. Help prep the park for spring by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in the park clean up, painting, and planting. Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the th Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden. Sunday, April 27 , 10am – 2pm. Celebrate Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthday A special ceremony in honor of Grant’s birthday will take place featuring the presentation of the colors, speakers (including a member of the Grant family, and a keynote speaker), a wreathlaying, and a rifle salute by US Military Academy cadets. Visitors also are invited to tour the mausoleum, pay their respects and view the displays outlining Grant’s career at the visitors’ center across the street throughout the day. nd Free and open to the public. At Grant’s Tomb, in the plaza in front of the mausoleum. Ri verside Drive @ W. 122 th Street. Info: 212-666-1640. Sunday, April 27 , 11am – noon. Buczek Little League Opening Day Parade Join the festivities for the Police Officer Michael J. Buczek Little League’s th th opening day. At PS. 48 (Broadway & W. 185 St.). Call the 34 Pct. Community Affairs office for info: 212-927th 0287. Saturday, April 26 at 11am. Kids' Earth Day Festival Join us in celebrating Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park! Featuring a performance by the Grand Falloons, eco-craft making with Skraptacular, a puppet show by the Swedish Marionette Puppet Theatre, facepainting, and more. In the Anne Loftus Playground in Fort Tryon Park, near intersection of Broadway & Dyckman th Street. Sunday, April 27 , noon – 3pm. Delving into Isham Park’s Past Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Isham Park. Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and th trees. Meet at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street entrance to Isham Park. Sunday, April 27 , 1pm – 3pm. “Invisibility, or Tiny Rockets” Adaptive Arts is pleased to announce a staged workshop of its inaugural Theater For Young Audiences production! When Catesby Lane (one of the lesser-lesser-known teenage girl superheroes of Marvel's Golden Age) falls through 15-year-old Bertie Swanpole's ceiling, he knows that life as he's known it is

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about to change. The year: 1955. The place: Farmingdale, Indiana. As Bertie, a scientific genius, struggles to believe in Catesby and her comic book world, a mysterious encroaching darkness forces the two teenagers into a battle for the universe where they must embrace the unknown and the unbelievable to win. The reading will be followed by an educational workshop for artists and educators immediately following. Free, but donation to defray costs are always welcome, to help our mission of encouraging professionals to create accessible programming for students and audiences with disabilities. Adaptive Arts is a nonprofit theater company dedicated to fusing a gap between disability and the arts. We strive to create accessible theater productions and foster new work that showcases characters with special needs. For more information, visit www.adaptiveartstheater.org. Reservations are th encouraged, as space is limited: rsvpadaptive@gmail.com / 845-667-0757. Sunday, April 27 at 1pm Overlook Concert in Riverside Park at 116 , sponsored by Riverside Park Conservancy. Featuring the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Quintet, led by Seth Weaver. These fine musicians bring us the best of standard American th jazz. Free and open to the public. Sunday, April 27 at 2pm. King Kong at the United Palace, 4140 Broadway at W. 175 St., visit:https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9903266. th Join your friends & neighbors for this 1933 classic! Sunday, April 27 . Doors open at 4pm; program at 5pm; film at 5:30pm. Rocky: the movie, and so much more! A 20 anniversary celebration of the book, The Prizefighters, by uptown’s own Arlene Schulman, followed by a screening of the original Rocky. Door prizes, too! Reservations strongly th encouraged due to space limitations. At Coogan's Restaurant, 4015 Broadway @ W. 168 St. Info/RSVP: th arlenetheauthor@gmail.com. Monday, April 28 , dinner at 6:30; film rolls at 7:30. Bus Trip: Spirit of Baltimore A day long tour of Baltimore, MD, including a luncheon cruise on the Spirit of Baltimore followed by a visit to Arundel Mills Outlet (coupons included) and some time at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Bus leaves from 525 Audubon Ave.) Please bring snacks for the ride. $95 per person (includes th th transportation, movies and raffles) Wednesday, April 30 , 6:30am – 9pm (Payment is due by April 28 ; installments can be arranged!) Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal First Town Hall. My first town hall is around the corner! Submit your questions on my website, http://helenrosenthal.com/. We'll kick off the night with the questions you've sent in, and we'll have an open mic Q&A after in case you come up with more questions as the night goes on. Representatives from the Department of Sanitation, the MTA, the Department of Buildings, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and New York State Homes and Community Renewal have all confirmed attendance. Stay tuned for a flyer, and spread the word! In the theater at John Jay College. For more th info or to RSVP, call 212-873-0282. Wednesday, April 30 , 6pm-8pm.
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***HOW YOU CAN HELP*** (5 items) The Dominican Women’s Development Center & NueveVIDA: DWDC thanks you for helping us give birth to this dream. As we celebrate 25 years in the Washington Heights/Inwood community, we are ready for 25 more years to continue to fulfill our mission. We need you to nurture, feed and love this new process in our organization! We ask our supporters to join us in opening the doors for infinite possibilities for this NuevaVIDA in El Centro. We are launching a 1 year campaign event on Facebook through which you can get details on events, programs, information in our community and also make your donation to NuevaVIDA. Please visit us at www.dwdc.org to learn more, and to make a donation. You can all reach us by mail or in person: Dominican Women’s Development th Center 519 West 189 Street Ground Floor, New York, NY 10040. Visit our FaceBook page to get weekly information on events, program updates, and what is going on in the Washington Heights/Inwood Community. Call for Action: Washington Heights and Inwood's first annual No Limits Coed Basketball Tournament is just around the corner! The event will take place in three locations (Manhattan Bible Church, the Salvation Army Building in

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Harlem and IS52) on the last weekend of April, Friday the 25 through Sunday the 27 . Preparing for a community even takes time and commitment, and we need your help! In order for No Limits to be a success, we believe the quality of food being sold is important. If anyone is interested in donating food services, making a trip to Costco, or contacting food service businesses who are interested in donating please RSVP to this email ASAP. We especially need donations of food: hot dogs, nachos, chips, candy, pastelitos, and/or mozzarella stix, in servings of 20+. If you are interested, please contact Hannah Tejede at 212-942-0043 ext.178 or hannaht@inwoodcs.org. If you are rd dropping off a donation other than cash/check/giftcard, please wait until April 23 , especially if your items require refrigeration. Help the United Palace Replace its Silver Screen Since returning film to the Palace last year with screenings of "Dracula," "Casablanca," "It's a Wonderful Life," and several NYC classics we have learned how much this town loves going to movies in a magnificent setting. The greatest compliment we hear from audience members is that watching a movie at the Palace with a large crowd has the same electricity as seeing live theatre on Broadway. It has encouraged us to take the next step in the ongoing process of improving the theatre so that it lives up to what amNY newspaper called "The Best Way To See Movies The Way They Used To Be." The first thing we need to do is replace the over 50-year-old screen. The decades-old layers of dust, holes and scratches severely detract from the audience's enjoyment of the movies. After cleaning it last year we realized that it is beyond repair. We need your th help to raise $20,000 to install a new screen before April 27 when we show the original "King Kong." Among the great perks you can receive for your contribution are: free tickets; a movie pass through the end of 2015; reserved seats; private screenings. To contribute or learn more about the campaign please visit: http://igg.me/at/upcascreen/x/1974676. We have been surprised by how popular our screenings have become and want to continue to give our audiences the finest cinematic experiences that we can. Thank you for helping out by contributing or spreading the word about the campaign. Hope to see you back at the Palace soon. Book Drive LiteracyINC is sponsoring a book drive in the lobby of 5030 Broadway, where they have their offices. th (For those who work in the building, there is also a collection bin in the 6 floor lunchroom.) We are collecting story and chapter books for children in Pre-K through Third grade. The books are distributed to children who attend our programs in all five boroughs. The books will be distributed during our month-long Reading Everywhere Celebration, where we host read alouds and have literacy-based activities for children. Our Reading Everywhere Month celebration kicks-off in Inwood the first week in May and ends in Queens during the last week of May. For th more information, contact Barhynn Johnson: 212-620-5462 ext.110 / bjohnson@lincnyc.org. Through April 18 . “Gift of Love Benefit” An evening of food, Filipino dance performance and a silent auction to benefit survivors of rd Typhoon Haiyan. At the Lounge, Hudson View Gardens (Pinehurst Ave. @ W. 183 St.) The organizers are looking for donations of products or services for the fundraiser, as well as sponsorships and journal ads. For more information about the event or to get involved in planning, email Donald Wilen: donald.wilen1@verizon.net. th Saturday, April 26 , 3pm-7pm.

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***EDUCATIONAL & VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES*** (5 items) The City Parks Foundation has openings for summer work in youth development, and in various production, operations and planning capacities on their Summer Stage; they also are looking for a membership coordinator. Visit their website for more information http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/get-involved/corporateprograms/employment-opportunities/ Dominicanos USA is looking for a Field Organizer to help design, implement and manage an on-the-ground field civic engagement operation serving New York’s Dominican -American communities, primarily in Northern Manhattan, Bronx and Queens. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include: develop, plan and execute voter engagement operation; recruit, train and manage canvassing teams; cultivate relationships with community leaders and organizations. Interested individuals please call or email Eddie Cuesta: 718-664-2616 / 717-664-2617 / cuestaeddie@gmail.com.

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Media Workshops for NY Immigration Coalition Members The Center for Community & Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is hosting a series of media workshops free of charge for NYIC members! Nervous about doing media interviews? Want to sharpen your on-camera interview skills? Not sure how to use social media to enhance the work of your organization? Learn how to be a more effective communicator in two remaining workshops. Space is limited.  Getting Out Your Message: This four-hour workshop will provide concrete and effective techniques for nonprofits to harness the power and ubiquity of SmartPhones to engage their target communities and various stakeholders. You'll explore best practices for using SmartPhones to capture professional-quality images, video and audio that can be showcased to spread your message. You'll learn how to harness multiple social media th networks to connect with and to engage your target communities. Wednesday, April 9 , 9am-1pm.  Mastering the On-Camera Interview: Learn how to get publicity for your research, book, cause, or business and how to handle a television interview. This four-hour workshop will cover the fundamentals of getting the broadcast media interested in your story. You will have the opportunity to be interviewed on-camera and to rd see how you can improve. Wednesday, April 23 , 9am-1pm. th rd Both workshops are held at the CUNY School of Journalism, 219 W. 40 St., 3 floor. For more information or to RSVP, visit: http://thenyic.org/blog/springmediatraining2014 or email Thanu Yakupitiyage (tyaku@thenyic.org) or Jehangir Khattak (jkhattak@journalism.cuny.edu). FREE Computer Classes at the Library The Inwood Branch of the New York Public Library is offering a new round of FREE computer classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays in April. Classes are generally from 11am-1pm, with open lab on th th th Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. There is no class next week (April 8 /10 ) though there will be open lab on the 10 . 4790 Broadway, near Dyckman Street. For more information and a complete schedule, call 212-942-2445 or visit http://www.nypl.org/locations/inwood. Legal Bound: HS Summer Internship in the DA’s Office A rigorous 6-week internship with the Manhattan DA’s Office provides an insider’s view of the criminal justice system and law enforcement. Interns are assigned to various units and assist attorneys and support staff. They also attend many law-related presentations and prepare for a mock trial. For more information, visit www.manhattanda.org. This opportunity is open to rising HS juniors & th th seniors residing in Manhattan. Applicant MUST COMMIT to attend the entire program, July 7 – August 15 , Mondays-Fridays, 9am-5pm. Application must include a current résumé; a 2-page (or shorter) essay explaining your interest in the law; a letter of recommendation from your current school; and a second letter of recommendation from a teacher, mentor or other individual with whom you have worked. <ail to Carol Ragsdate, NY Co. DA’s Office, One Hogan Pl., rm. 843, NYC 10013, or email to legalbound@dany.nyc.gov. Questions? Contact the program supervisors: Jennifer Cariño (212-335-9064) or Denise Liriano (212-335-3055). Applications due by th Friday, April 18 .

***PUBLIC SAFETY & HEALTH*** (5 items) Measles Outbreak The Department of Health & Mental Hygiene reports an ongoing measles outbreak in NYC, involving Northern Manhattan, the Lower East Side and the South Bronx. Twenty-five cases of measles have been confirmed since February, consisting of 12 children & 13 adults so far. Measles is a highly contagious infection caused by a virus. Symptoms include a rash involving your whole body & high fever, as well as cough, red eyes, & runny nose lasting 5-6 days. The illness typically begins with a rash on the face & moves down the body, may include the palms of the hands & soles of the feet. Measles can spread easily through the air to unprotected individuals. If you suspect you have measles, call your medical provider before seeking medical attention to avoid exposing others. Make sure your children have been vaccinated against measles. The first vaccine should be at 12 months old. Learn more:http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/diseases/immmea.shtml Twelve Weeks of Classes to Help You Get Well, Stay Healthy, and Live Better! Inwood Community Services, Inc., Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, Community League of the Heights and EmblemHealth invite you to a series of FREE fitness classes, cooking demonstrations and health care education seminars. Sign up today:

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 Yoga: Tuesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm, now through June 24 or Fridays, 7pm-8pm, through June 27 th th  Zumba: Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm, now through June 25 or Fridays, 6pm – 7pm, through June 27  Health Lectures: Wednesdays, 7pm – 7:45pm (See Schedule)  Cooking Classes: Tuesdays, 3:30pm – 5pm (See Schedule)  At the Holy Trinity Church, 20 Cumming Street (btw. Seaman & Broadway) For more information or to sign-up, click here : http://emblemhealthlivehealthy.com/upcoming-events/ or call 1877-444-3674.
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Share the Road with School Buses In the NYPD’s our quest for Vision Zero, the 34 Precinct participated in rd Operation Safe Stop through April 3 , focusing on vehicular traffic near schools and around school buses. Operation Safe Stop involved an educational period which included handing out flyers explaining the New York State law when driving near school buses and shares tips for sharing the road with school buses. Help keep our children safe. New York State transports 2.3 million children with more than 50,000 school buses to school every year. School buses are most likely to be on the road during a three hour window in the morning and a three hour window in the afternoon, the timing of which is consistent from day-to-day. School buses are noted for typically traveling at lower rates of speed and making frequent stops. When a school bus is preparing to stop, the driver will activate the yellow flashing lights at approximately 300 feet before the stop. At the stop the vehicle will be put into neutral or park with the parking brake set to open the door and activate the red flashing lights with the stop arm/stop sign being extended and flashing. New York State law requires motorists to stop for school buses that are receiving or discharging passengers. A vehicle must stop when encountering a school bus in the process of loading or unloading students on a public highway; on multiple lane roads; on opposite sides of divided highways; on a public street; on a private road; in a parking lot; and on school property. The driver of the vehicle must stop from either direction. The driver must also stop if the school bus has another bus in front of it to receive or discharge passengers. Keep in mind that violation o f these rules of the road also carry stiff fines: $250-$400, 5 points and up to 30 days imprisonment for a first offense, up to $750-$1k, 5 points and up to 180 days imprisonment for a third offense within three years. Safeguard your Auto Vehicles are stolen for parts, insurance fraud, retagging, exporting, and joy-riding. To help prevent the theft and damage to your vehicle, the NYPD suggests the following: always lock your vehicle; always activate your alarm every time you leave your vehicle; NEVER leave your keys unattended in the ignition, even if it’s for a short time; do not leave your property (GPS, cell phone, iPad, laptop, etc.) in public view; whenever possible, park in high-traffic or well-lit areas; entroll in the NYPS’s anti-theft programs (Operation ID, CAT, CCAT, HEAT) by contacting your local precinct Community Affairs or Crime Prevention Officers, or visit www.nyc.gov/nypd. IF YOUR CAR IS STOLEN, report the theft to the Police by calling 911, and notify your insurance company. GreenDot Money Scam The NYPD Crime Prevention Section has published a public awareness video on the “GreenDot Money Card” scam that is taking place citywide. Below is a link to the video, which is available on the NYPD’s YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/Aks5FivTMjM. Take a moment to watch this video, and share it with your family and friends. It will provide crime prevention tips to help you protect yourself and your loved ones from this scam.

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***HELP WITH YOUR TAXES*** (5 items) NMIC free tax assistance provided by the Food Bank for New York City in partnership with the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation. Bring your Social Security card or Tax ID # for everyone to be claimed on your return; a photo of yourself and spouse (if applicable; W-2s for all jobs you held in 2013 and any other taxrelated documents; a sample check or deposit slip with routing number and account number if you want direct th deposit of your refund. Now through April 15 , Mon-Thurs noon-7pm; Saturdays 9am-5pm. (Closed on Mondays in March.) You may also use our self-prep tax program on Saturdays. We also offer assistance to seniors and the

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disabled (limited to 25 people/day): Mon-Thurs, 8am-noon; Tues-Thurs, 8am-noon during March. NMIC is located th at 76 Wadsworth Avenue (near W. 177 St.), First floor. Info: (212) 453-5391 Tax Online Filing assistance To be eligible, you must be filing less than $55,000 per tax return, have some basic computer literacy and a valid email address. Free. At the Inwood Library (4790 Broadway). three days a week, th Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-1pm. This program will run through April 15 . If you need help preparing your tax return, learn about the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs.  VITA Program: If you make $52,000 or less, IRS-certified volunteers can inform you about tax credits for which you may qualify, and prepare a basic tax return with electronic filing.  TCE Program: If you are 60 years of age or older, you may qualify for free tax help from IRS-certified volunteers who specialize in issues unique to seniors. There are thousands of locations across the United States where you can get free tax help through the VITA and TCE programs: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a special federal tax program that helps low- and moderate-income working individuals and families reduce their income taxes and put more money in their pockets. The credit reduces the amount of federal tax owed, and may even result in a refund. If a qualifying individual or family owes income tax, EITC will reduce the amount of taxes owed. If your tax credit is more than your tax bill, you will receive a refund check—even if you don’t owe any taxes. Furthermore, New York State offers its qualifying residents an additional tax credit equal to 30% of the federal EITC for the previous tax year. To qualify for EITC, workers can file as “single,” “head of household” or “married filing jointly.” • If you are a worker with one qualifying child, your total earned income and your federal  adjusted income must each be less than $38,511 (or $43,941 for married workers). • If you are a worker with two children, your total earned income and your federal adjusted  income must each be less than $43,756 (or $49,186 for married workers). • If you are a worker with three or more children, your total earned income and your federal adjusted income must each be less than $46,997 (or $52,427 for married workers). • If you are a worker without children, your total earned income and your federal adjusted  gross income must each be less than $14,590 (or $20,020 for married workers). Workers with qualifying children must file federal income tax return form 1040 or 1040A and must complete and attach Schedule EIC. Workers without qualifying children can file any tax form — including form 1040EZ. These workers write “EIC” (or the dollar amount of their credit) on the Earned Income Tax Credit line on the tax form. They do not file Schedule EIC. A correct name and valid Social Security number must be provided for every person listed on the tax return and Schedule EIC, including infants born before December 31. If this information is incorrect or missing, the IRS will delay the refund. For more information on the federal EITC, call the 24-hour Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Hotline at 1-800-TAX-1040, or visit www.irs.gov. To order federal tax forms, call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676. For more information about the New York State EITC, call the informational hotline of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at (518) 457-5181, or visit www.tax.ny.gov. AARP Tax Aide at the Bloomingdale Library (150 W. 100 St.) For more info, call 212-222-8030. Friday, April 11 , 10:30am-2:30pm.
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***SUMMER CAMP / SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT*** (6 items) The 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is accepting applications NOW! SYEP provides New York City youth with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. All youth aged 14-24 who

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permanently reside within the five boroughs of New York City are eligible and encouraged to apply. Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs including parks, summer camps, hospitals, community based organizations, small businesses, museums and retail organizations. In addition to work experience, SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy and opportunities to continue education and social growth. Programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City. Youth can apply for the program online or at a community-based organization during the application period. Participants are selected by lottery for the program. Specialized programming for disabled, foster care, runaway/homeless and justiceinvolved youth are also available. To apply for SYEP, you only need to submit a completed application by going to www.nyc.gov/dycd. For more information, call 1-800-246-4646 or visit www.nyc.gov/dycd. Application period is th open from now through Friday, April 25 . Riverbank State Park Summer Camp For boys & girls, 7-12. From Monday - Friday, July 7 - August 8 , 8:30 am th th 5:30 pm. Registration begins Wednesday, April 16 , ends Saturday, June 28 . Camp Fee: $550 plus $4 registration fee & $10 for ID. Late pick-up (6pm) also available for an additional $100 fee You must bring an birth certificate or passport, an immunization card and a current physical (stamped, dated and signed by the doctor’s office); bring the original documents and a copy of each in order to register.(We do not have the ability to make copies. You must bring copies.) You may pay by cash, credit card (AmEx, MC, Visa, Discovery) or money order; no personal checks. Payment accepted at the Cashier’s Booth in the Skating Rink, every day from 9am -5pm; (Weds until 7pm). th Mandatory Orientation will be held Saturday, June 28 @ 1pm in the Cultural Theater. Summer Camp Open th th th House Dates: April 12 & May 17 , 11am - 3pm. At the Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive @ W. 145 St. For more information, call 212-694-3632, 3634 Summertime Funtime For ages 6—12. Includes creative arts; recreational swimming; cultural, educational and recreational trips; horticulture/gardening; instructional tennis & golf; character & leadership development; and st th high-yield learning activities. At the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. $800 if paid by June 1 ; $875 by June 27 . LIMITED SPACE, ENROLL TODAY! For more information, please call or pick up an application (10am—6pm): 425 W. th th nd 144 St. @ Convent Ave. Inco: 212-283-6770 / ww.harlembgc.org. Camp runs from July 7 – August 22 ., 8am – 6pm. FREE CAMPERSHIPS at Columbia University's summer athletic camps for children. The deadline to participate in the lottery is May 2nd. (Click here for more information: http://conservancynorth.org/index.php/component/content/article/88-internal-pages/110-com-ben and to download an application. Camp Yomawha Young people build a sense of community, realize new passions and skills and foster identities rich in values, confidence and collaboration. From exploring the natural beauty that surrounds us, to swimming, sports and the arts, Camp Yomawha delivers an exceptional program with a familiar sense of neighborhood and community that you and your kids will love for years to come. In today’s competitive market, it is hard to find high quality summer programming at an affordable price. Camp Yomawha takes pride in giving your family a remarkable value year after year. Camp Yomawha is available for children who have completed kindergarten through tenth grades. We are located in Rockland County, NY at the picturesque Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, with busing to and from northern Manhattan. Don’t miss out on an u nforgettable summer! Camp Dates: June 30 th th st August 15. Join us for one of our 3 upcoming Open Houses, Sundays, April 27 , May 4 & June 1 . This is the best opportunity for parents and kids to see camp, meet our staff and make an informed decision about camp. For more information visit our website at www.ywashhts.org/summer-camp/camp-yomawha-day-camp, or contact our Camp Director Adam at 212-569-6200 ext.236 / ABenmoise@ywashhts.org. Harlem YMCA Summer Day Camp provides children with positive and fun experiences that build confidence, new friendships, lifelong memories and a feeling of community that will last beyond the summer. Our camps are accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA). Staff go through rigorous training to ensure the safety and th positive experience of each child. At the Harlem Y, 180 West 135 St. Stop by an Open House to learn about th th offerings for every age. Saturday, April 26 or May 17 , 10am - 3pm. Download an application here:
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***NEWS, INFORMATION & ONGOING EVENTS*** (8 items) "Through Women's Eyes" In celebration of Women's History Month, The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present an art exhibition featuring the work of New York-based artists Antonia Guerrero (Mexico,) Shifi Rathaus (Israel) and Nina Talbot (US). Curated by Andrea Arroyo. At the Grady Alexis Gallery at El th Taller Latino Americano, 2710 Broadway (@ W. 104th Street). Through April 19 . For more information, visit http://tallerlatino.org/ArtExhibits.php. TokoNoMAA: Stories of Home in the Heights This NoMAA / MoMA multidisciplinary project installation is based on the concept of the “tokonoma,” the focal point of the Japanese home in which a simple but beautiful object is placed for contemplation. Interpreting the format of the scroll, the artists explored various meanings of “home” in the Washington Heights/Inwood through photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media. Participating artists: Yael Ben-Zion, Ferlaisa Gomez, Denise Laurin, Rafaela Luna, Joiri Minaya, Daya De La Rosa, Tamara Rose and Gesche Würfel. Curated by G. Romero. In the Gold Wing Gallery, at the Hebrew Tabernacle, 551 th Ft. Washington Ave. @ W. 185 St. Through the end of April. Ice Rink @ Highbridge Park NYC Parks has been working with Councilmember Rodriguez on the development of an ice rink at the Highbridge Recreation Center. With the reopening of the historic High Bridge at the end of 2014 linking the Bronx and Manhattan communities and connecting uptown to the citywide greenway network, we expect a big influx of park visitors to Northern Manhattan's facilities. NYC Parks has also partnered with Parsons/New School and Councilmember Rodriguez to make the Highbridge Recreation Center a year round facility, with construction completion scheduled for later this spring. With these two developments, expanding the th recreational amenities at our parks is essential. The RFP for the seasonal ice skating rink was issued on March 14 . th th Bid proposals are due back May 8 at 3pm, with a recommended bidder's tour on April 8 at 10am. A full copy of the RFP can be found on NYC Parks' website (www.nyc.gov/parks) under "opportunities". Please help spread the word about this wonderful opportunity so that Parks can get multiple bid proposals to consider for operating the facility. Got Street Trees? Through MillionTreesNYC, the City, with the help of thousands of volunteers, community groups and businesses, has planted a total of over 834,000 trees to date. Starting this March, MillionTreesNYC began working with local contractors to plant street trees in communities throughout New York City per individual requests from residents and prioritization through our block planting program with the goal of increasing tree th canopy within the public right-of-way. The spring planting season runs through June 30 . For information on street tree planting and procurement procedures, visit: www.milliontreesnyc.org/html/about/getting_parks.shtml. For more details on the planting process, please visit: www.milliontreesnyc.org/html/plant/street.shtml. Best wishes during this spring planting season! Call for Artisits! The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for the 11 annual Uptown th th ArtStroll in Washington Heights & Inwood (from W. 155 – W. 220 Streets) this June. The Stroll showcases the painters, photographers, writers, musicians, sculptors, actors, dancers and filmmakers in Northern Manhattan. Please see www.artstroll.com for more information on how to participate. And save the date for the ArtStroll’s th opening reception on Thursday, May 29 , 6pm-8:30pm (location TBA). The Ephemeral Arts Project Display your work in one of NYC’s public parks! The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are accepting submissions for The Ephemeral Arts Project, a series of temporary art installations to be on display during June 2014. Please see www.artstroll.com for how to participate and more information.
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“Saturday Night Lights” Weekend Professional Sports Weekend Professional Sports Training (basketball drill/play) and Weekday Academic Support for kids ages 11-14 (first sessions) and 15-18 (second sessions) through the DA’s Office in partnership with the NYPD, PAL and many CBOs at sites throughout Northern Manhattan including: th  PAL Harlem Center (441 Manhattan Avenue @ W. 119 Street) on Fridays (6-8pm / 8-10pm) and Saturdays (57pm / 7-9pm) th th  Johnson Houses Community Center (1829-39 Lexington Ave. btw E. 112 & E. 115 Streets) on Fridays (5-7pm / 7-9pm) th th th  Polo Grounds Community Center (3005 8 Ave. btw W. 155 – W. 156 Streets) on Fridays (6-8pm / 8-10pm) nd  George Washington HS (549 Audubon Ave. @ W. 192 Street) on Saturdays (5-7pm / 7-9pm) (Volleyball also offered in this location at these times.) th rd  Fred Samuels Community Center (669 Malcolm X Blvd. btw W. 144 & 143 Streets) on Saturdays (5-7pm / 7– 9pm) For information call 212-678-0647 or visit us at www.manhattanda.org/saturday-night-lights. Heat & Hot Water We are grateful that spring, and warmer weather are upon us. However, it’s still “heating season,” and City and State Law require building owners to provide heat and hot water to all tenants. In addition to being required to provide hot water 365 days per year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees st Fahrenheit, building owners are required to provide heat through May 31 :  Between the hours of 6am and 10pm, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit; and,  Between the hours of 10pm and 6am, if the temperature outside falls below 40 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Tenants who are cold in their apartments should first attempt to notify the building owner, managing agent or superintendent. If heat is not restored, the call the City's Customer Service Center at 311. (311 can be accessed outside of New York City by dialing 212-NEW-YORK; the TTY number for the hearing impaired is 212-504-4115.) The Center is open 24-hours a day, seven-days a week. You may also file a complaint at http://www.nyc.gov/apps/311/ for heat and hot water conditions. ***LG/USA PALISADES COURT CASE UPDATE*** (1 item) There was a lot of progress this week, including the filing of an amicus curiae brief by Sen. Espaillat with Riverdale’s representatives in the NYS Senate, the Assembly, the City Council and Congress; an amicus brief by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman; and a strong statement of New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey on behalf of the Governor, all opposing the development as currently proposed by the LG USA Corporation and calling for a shorter building that does not pierce the Palisades’ tree line. The Senator et. al’s brief outlines “three independent and compelling cases” against the evaluation process used to allow the construction of the LG Electronics building. First, the elected officials argue in their brief that the Borough of Englewood Cliff’s Board of Adjustment, the body that granted a variance in the zoning law for LG Electronics to build above the 35 foot maximum height restriction, did not satisfy the condition for granting this variance. As the brief notes, a variance must only be granted for "special reasons" that do not cause "substantial detriment to the public good.” Given that the Palisades are a “universally recognized” landmark, the brief contends that LG has clearly failed to meet such standards. Second, the legislators argue that the sheer magnitude of the variance requires LG to present "specific and compelling" evidence demonstrating the need of the project's scale and size. Such evidence, the brief outlines, simply does not exist. Finally, they argue that the approval of the 143-foot building failed to properly apply basic standards of New Jersey’s Municipal Land Use Law. Under New jersey law, all variances must cause “no substantial detriment to the public good.” Given that New Jersey has a legal obligation to maintain the Palisades as a sceni c resource for both

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New York and New Jersey, the legislators argue that the LG variance clearly violates that legal obligation and thus fails to meet the burdens of NJ Municipal Land Use Law. A variance in the zoning law along the Palisades authorized LG Electronics to build above the 35 foot maximum height restriction. Local New Jersey residents, the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs and the environmental group, and Scenic Hudson subsequently filed a lawsuit against LG Electronics and the Zoning Board of Adjustment, challenging the authority of the Zoning Board to grant LG Electronics the right to construct such a tall building. “This case will impact the future of our community, so New Yorkers need an advocate in New Jersey Superior Court,” said Senator Espaillat. “We’re filing this brief to make sure the Court takes a hard look at LG's proposal, and prevents the damage their new headquarters will do on both sides of the Hudson.” For more information on the Governor’s and AG’s statements, click here: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/exclusive-cuomo-n-tower-block-view-palisades-article-1.1748007 http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/07/new-york-attorney-general-calls-for-changes-in-palisades-buildingproject/ http://online.wsj.com/article/AP325b479db27d4f38b250888e587c3b21.html If you are a letter writer, and you haven’t already done so, please write a letter to CEO Bon-Joon Koo and ask others to do the same. For more ways to help protect the Palisades, please visit our Take Action page. And SAVE th THE DATE: April 30 The Englewood Cliffs Planning Board is meeting sometime that evening regarding proposed zoning plan changes. It is imperative that a large crowd shows up to reflect the keen interest in doing no harm to the Palisades. (You need not give testimony. Just show up.) Details and directions to come. 10 Kahn Terrace.

-------Elizabeth Lorris Ritter Community Liaison st State Senator Adriano Espaillat, 31 SD 5030 Broadway, Suite 701 NYC 10034 (212) 544-0173 (ph) (212) 544-0256 (fx)

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