-The New York Daily News and City University of New York (CUNY) are launching their eighth free annual Citizenship NOW! hotline to help immigrants navigate the complex path to citizenship beginning Monday, April 26. Citizenship NOW!, believed to be the largest program of its kind in the nation, was co-launched by the Daily News and CUNY in April 2004 to address the systemic lack of access to free immigration information for the people who need it most. Since its inception, the program has helped more than 70,000 people.This year’s week-long hotline will operate from Monday, April 26 to Friday, April 30, between 9am and 7pm, with nearly 400 trained counselors available by telephone over the course of the week. Calls will be answered in English and Spanish. There are also counselors who speak: Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Korean, Italian, Haitian Creole, Bengali, Polish, French, Yiddish, and Arabic. The Citizenship NOW! hotline will have immigration counselors who speak Mandarin or Cantonese, Russian, Korean, Italian, Haitian Creole, Bengali, Polish, French, Yiddish, and Arabic for pre-event interviews. For more information call 212-981-5118.

The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, the Founding Sponsor of the Festival, today announced it will feature Raoul Peck film at the festival. The 34 titles to be featured include 24 World Narrative and Documentary Competition films, as well as out-of-competition feature film selections in the Showcase and Special Events sections. Peck’s Moloch Tropical, making its New York premiere during the Festival (April 21-May 2), is a feature narrative inspired by the challenging politics and recurring unrest in the region. The award-winning filmmaker from Port-au-Prince, Haiti incorporates bits of satire as he plays with the ideas of power and conflict. The film features a number of prominent French and Haitian talent including Jimmy Jean Louis (Heroes) and award-winning French actor Zinedine Soualem, along with Haitian singer Emmeline Michel. The 2010 TFF will take place from April 21 to May 2 in lower Manhattan. The 2010 film selection encompasses feature films from 38 different countries, including 45 World Premieres, 7 International Premieres, 14 North American Premieres, 6 U.S. Premieres and 12 New York Premieres, among which are 7 titles which are part of the fourth annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival. 96 directors will be presenting feature works at the Festival, with 38 of these filmmakers presenting their feature directorial debuts and 18 presenting their second feature film. Twenty of the 96 directors are returning TFF filmmakers. The 2010 film slate was chosen from a total of 5,055 submissions, a record number for the Festival.

Community Healthcare Network’s Caribbean House Health Center is having many events for the month of April. Free health screenings and testings and STD Awareness Day on Wednesday April 14th & Friday April 16th from 10am-4pm (Weds) 9am-4pm (Fri) at the Caribbean House Health Center at 1167 Nostrand Ave. There will have Infant Immunization on Wednesday, April 28th from 9am-4pm at the same location. For more information 778-0198 or email or go to Stop by the center to get your child immunized. Height and weight checks also available.
*Closest subway to Caribbean House: the 2 or the 5 to Winthrop St. (Cross Streets-Between Rutland Rd and Fenimore St)

Prospect Park presents its events listings for the month of May Saturday May 1 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.;. Audubon Center
Welcome the returning birds with NYC Audubon’s trip to one of the city’s best birding hot spots. Prospect Park is recognized by National Audubon as an Important Bird Area (IBA). Register at or call (212) 691- 7483. Limited to 20 people. 10% discount for Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Audubon members. PPA members must call to get member discount code.
K ARBOR DAY WEEKEND Saturday May 1 & Sunday May 2, 1 – 4 p.m.;. Audubon Center. Free admission.
How many types of trees are there in Prospect Park? Join us to learn about one of the most important aspects of our landscape. Come put down roots and enjoy crafts, hands-on activities and exhibits.
K POTATO PLANTING DAYS Saturday May 1 & Sunday May 2, 1 – 4 p.m.; Lefferts Historic House. Free admission.
Help spread manure, till soil and plant potatoes. (In the fall, you can come back and reap what you sowed.) Once the planting is done, wash up, and churn some fresh butter to enjoy on freshly baked cornbread, made on-site over an open fire.
MORNING BIRD WALK: MARVELOUS MIGRANTS Sunday, May 2, 8 a.m. Audubon Center. Free admission.
See some of the dazzling birds that visit the Park before flying to northern breeding grounds. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.
K INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY Saturday, May 8 ,1 – 4 p.m.;. Audubon Center. Free admission.
How many birds use Prospect Park as their summer home? Come to the Audubon Center and celebrate bird migration. Learn how birds travel the world between summer and winter. Find out what you can do to help migratory birds. Crafts and Activities.
K FLEECE FEST Saturday May 8 & Sunday May 9
1 – 4 p.m.; Lefferts Historic House.
Visit Fleece Fest at Prospect Park Zoo to see fleece shorn from live sheep at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm, then come next door to Lefferts and try your hand at the steps for making it into cloth: washing, carding, spinning and weaving. On this day only, a hand stamp lets you visit the Zoo, come to Lefferts, and then return to the Zoo. Lefferts events free; for Zoo regular admission prices apply
K SOW & SEW FLAX WEEKEND Saturday May 15 & Sunday May 16, 1 – 4 p.m.; Lefferts Historic House. Free admission
This weekend help us prepare the soil and sow flax seeds in the south plot. See how a spinning wheel turns flax into thread and how that thread is then woven into cloth. Finally, using needle and thread, sew your own linen pouch!
IT’S MY PARK! DAY Saturday, May 15
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Take this opportunity to care for your Park. Give back to this very special part of Brooklyn. On It’s My Park! Day, our volunteers will be all geared up with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers. Come and receive a free T-shirt and other goodies. Bring a friend! Meet at Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue.
7 – 10 p.m. Prospect Park Boathouse
Enjoy great live music, spectacular electric boat rides, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a great silent auction and an open bar at this annual fundraiser. For ticket prices and information, call (718) 965-6992 or email

-A Multicultural Information Resource Day will be organised on
Thursday April 22, 2010
Location First Revelation Church 215-31 99th Avenue Queens Village N.Y 11429
7:00 Pm – 9: 30 PM
Contact Bishop Sem Celestin 718-217-5660 or Det: Leslie Leon 646-373-8436
Sunday April 25, 2010
Location New Jerusalem Church of the Nazarene 2431 Church Ave Brooklyn, NY 11226
11:00AM – 2:00PM
Come and obtain free information on ho to get a green card, temporary protected Status, Health coverage, Job Opportunities an much more from various cities state and federal agencies

Queens Library is going to host a series of programs TPS Assistance for Haitian New Yorkers on Wednesdays, March 24, April 21, May 26, and June 23, 5:30-8:30 pm, at the Central Library. This program is intended to help Haitian Americans apply for the Temporary Protected Status, a special benefit provided by the Department of State to people affected by adverse conditions in their homeland. For more information contact Gennady Yusim, Coping Skills Librarian at 718-990-0883 or email

New Jersey


Haitians in New Jersey are organizing a UNITY MARCH FOR HAITI on Saturday May 8th. 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in Newark, New Jersey. Come and join the flow of brotherhood and solidarity for the struggling people of Haiti. The meeting place is at the Newark City Hall.

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