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New York

-There will be music in the air this summer, as Films on the Green presents five French musicals and the film adaptation of an opera in parks throughout New York this June and July. The Films on the Green series of free screenings is jointly organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for the third year running. Screenings will take place most Fridays of June and July at sunset (around 8:30pm, seating begins at 8:15pm), and will be free of charge.This year, in partnership with Town Square’s SummerStarz 2010, Films on the Green will for the first time ever venture beyond Manhattan, with a special Brooklyn screening of Azur and Asmar, an animated movie for kids. The July 8 screening in East River State Park will be preceded by French-language activities and music for kids. For more information contact Amaury Laporte at [email protected] or call (212) 439 1417

Queens

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 [email protected]

Brooklyn

The Religious Component of Haiti’s Reconstruction will host a two day conference Bérée Community Center on 1713 Ralph Ave on Saturday June 19 at (4heures-8 pm) and on Sunday June 20, 10am-6pm On the following Themes :

Reformed Churches and development/Protestantisme et développement.

Catholicism and development/Catholicisme et développement.

Is there any role for voodoo in the development? / Vaudou et développement.

Religious education, Cultural values and Reconstruction

Conference Languages: English, Haitian Creole, French

*ECONOMIE. Bilan des promesses des Conférences et sommets

*Les Défis politiques/*Haïti Sur la Scène Internationale post-désastre

*Education/*Environnement, Urbanisme et Santé

* Rôle de la Diaspora. *La Diaspora : Quelle Contribution à Haïti ?

For more information contact Jean Refusé at [email protected] and Assely Etienne at [email protected]

New Jersey

New Jersey-Haitian American Chamber of Commerce Jefferson Park Ministries and NJ For Haiti will present a temporary protected status (tps) nj immigration information conference at Union County College at Kellogg Building, 1st floor Lecture Hall at

40 W. Jersey Street, Elizabeth New Jersey

on June 17th, 2010 from 5:30 PM.

Special guest U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services will provide an overview of the Haitian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) eligibility and filing requirements. Free group counseling will be provided by: JPM and Catholic Charities Services after the presentation. For more information and registration please call Jefferson Park Ministries at: (908) 469-9508

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) in an effort to centralize information about agencies, law firms, and law schools responding to the tragedy in Haiti and the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has compiled this list of TPS Resources and events

TPS RESOURCES
Haitian TPS Hotlines:

The Legal Aid Society has a TPS Hotline for Haitian nationals.

Call: 1-888-284-2772. You can find out about upcoming TPS clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society and obtain free comprehensive advice and referrals from the Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit.

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has a TPS hotline for Haitian nationals, where you can find out about upcoming TPS clinics offered by NYLAG. Please call 1-212-946-0351 or email [email protected]

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 – Free TPS Application Assistance Event – 10:00am-6:00pm

Hosted by: Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)/OTDA and New York Legal Assistance Group.

This is an on-going clinic that will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until July 20th — during the TPS registration period.

Location: Haitian Family Earthquake Resource Center at the Bedford Armory, 1579 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (between Union and President Streets)

(By subway: 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Avenue)

Additional Information: A staff attorney from CUNY Citizenship Now! will be on-site. NYLAG staff attorneys will participate from 1:00pm-5:00pm. The Resource Center provides a full range of services to the Haitian community including grief counseling, child guardianship and custody services and providing reliable updates on Haiti. USCIS Information Officers will also be stationed at the Center to assist individuals to check on the status of a pending application.

Contact: for inquiries about TPS clinic sessions, please call NYLAG’s TPS hotline 212-946-0351 or email: [email protected]

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 – 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

On-going Consultations for Haitian TPS Applications every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00

Host: Catholic Charities Community Services for the Archdiocese of New York

Location: 1011 First Avenue, 12th Floor, NY, NY (between 55th and 56th Streets)

Contact: (212) 419-3700 (intake number)
Thursday, June 17, 2010 – Free Immigration Legal Assistance – 2:00pm-6:00pm

This will be an on-going legal clinic every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Hosted by: Lutheran Social Services of New York and Haitian Earthquake Family Support Center sponsored by NYDIS, Brooklyn Community Foundation and Red Cross

Location: Haitian Family Support Center, 1783 Flatbush Ave (b/t Ave J & K)
Brooklyn, NY 11210 — (917) 284-7938 – You must call to make an appointment

Thursday, June 17, 2010 – Free TPS Application Assistance Event – 10:00am-6:00pm

Hosted by: Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)/OTDA

This is an on-going clinic that will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until July 20th — during the TPS registration period.

Location: Haitian Family Earthquake Resource Center at the Bedford Armory, 1579 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (between Union and President Streets)

(By subway: 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Avenue)

Additional Information: A staff attorney from CUNY will be on-site. The Resource Center provides a full range of services to the Haitian community including grief counseling, child guardianship and custody services and providing reliable updates on Haiti. USCIS Information Officers will also be stationed at the Center to assist individuals to check on the status of a pending application.

Contact: for inquiries about TPS clinic sessions, please call NYLAG’s TPS hotline 212-946-0351 or email: [email protected]

Friday, June 18, 2010 – Free TPS Registration Event – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This will be an on-going TPS clinic on Fridays in April from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hosted by: The Legal Aid Society

Location: Council Member Mathieu Eugene’s Office, 123 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn, NY.

Contact: Allison Baker at [email protected]

Saturday, June 19, 2010– TPS Application Assistance Event –11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hosted by: HILAP and Catholic Charities Brooklyn

Location: St. Ignatius Parish, 1101 Carroll Street in Crown Heights

Contact: Marianne Yang, Esq., at 718-254-0700 x.167; [email protected]
Monday, June 21, 2010 – TPS Application Assistance Event – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This is an on-going clinic that will be held every Monday from April 5th through July 12th — during the TPS registration period.

Hosted by: HILAP–Haitian Immigration Legal Assistance Program–a partnership among Brooklyn Defender Services, Brooklyn Bar Volunteer Lawyers Project, Brooklyn Bar Association, and Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association.
Location: 123 Linden Boulevard, between Bedford and Rogers, Brooklyn. No appointments necessary. Clients may call (888) 898-0700 ext. 161 for more information.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 – Free TPS Application Assistance Event – 10:00am-6:00pm

Hosted by: Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)/OTDA

This is an on-going clinic that will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until July 20th — during the TPS registration period.

Location: Haitian Family Earthquake Resource Center at the Bedford Armory, 1579 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (between Union and President Streets)

(By subway: 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Avenue)

Additional Information: A staff attorney from CUNY Citizenship Now! will be on-site. The Resource Center provides a full range of services to the Haitian community including grief counseling, child guardianship and custody services and providing reliable updates on Haiti. USCIS Information Officers will also be stationed at the Center to assist individuals to check on the status of a pending application.

Contact: for inquiries about TPS clinic sessions, please call NYLAG’s TPS hotline 212-946-0351 or email: [email protected]

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 – Free TPS Application Assistance – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Must be income eligible for HCC’s services. Will see people from all 5 boroughs.

Hosted by: Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. (HCC)

Call to make an appointment – will accept walk-ins if we’re not completely booked: (212) 541-5996

Location: 777 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Contact: Shawn Blumberg, Esq., Staff Attorney, [email protected]
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 – 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

On-going Consultations for Haitian TPS Applications every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00

Host: Catholic Charities Community Services for the Archdiocese of New York

Location: 1011 First Avenue, 12th Floor, NY, NY (between 55th and 56th Streets)

Contact: (212) 419-3700 (intake number)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 – Free TPS Application Assistance Event – 10:00am-6:00pm

Hosted by: Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)/OTDA and New York Legal Assistance Group.

This clinic will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until July 20th.

Location: Haitian Family Earthquake Resource Center at the Bedford Armory, 1579 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (between Union and President Streets)

(By subway: 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Avenue)

Additional Information: A staff attorney from CUNY Citizenship Now! will be on-site. NYLAG staff attorneys will participate from 1:00pm-5:00pm. The Resource Center provides a full range of services to the Haitian community including grief counseling, child guardianship and custody services and providing reliable updates on Haiti. USCIS Information Officers will also be stationed at the Center to assist individuals to check on the status of a pending application.

Contact: for inquiries about TPS clinic sessions, please call NYLAG’s TPS hotline 212-946-0351 or email: [email protected]

Thursday, June 24, 2010 – Free Immigration Legal Assistance – 2:00pm-6:00pm

This will be an on-going legal clinic every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Hosted by: Lutheran Social Services of New York and Haitian Earthquake Family Support Center sponsored by NYDIS, Brooklyn Community Foundation and Red Cross

Location: Haitian Family Support Center, 1783 Flatbush Ave (b/t Ave J & K)
Brooklyn, NY 11210 — (917) 284-7938 – You must call to make an appointment

Thursday, June 24, 2010 – Free TPS Application Assistance Event – 10:00am-6:00pm

Hosted by: Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)/OTDA

This is an on-going clinic that will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until July 20th — during the TPS registration period.

Location: Haitian Family Earthquake Resource Center at the Bedford Armory, 1579 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (between Union and President Streets)

(By subway: 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Avenue)

Additional Information: A staff attorney from CUNY Citizenship Now! will be on-site. The Resource Center provides a full range of services to the Haitian community including grief counseling, child guardianship and custody services and providing reliable updates on Haiti. USCIS Information Officers will also be stationed at the Center to assist individuals to check on the status of a pending application.

Contact: for inquiries about TPS clinic sessions, please call NYLAG’s TPS hotline 212-946-0351 or email: [email protected]

Friday, June 25, 2010 – Free TPS Registration Event – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This will be an on-going TPS clinic on Fridays in April from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hosted by: The Legal Aid Society

Location: Council Member Mathieu Eugene’s Office, 123 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn, NY.

Contact: Allison Baker at [email protected]

Saturday, June 26, 2010 – TPS Application Assistance Event – Time to be determined

CAMBA Legal Services

Hosted by: CAMBA Legal Services

Location: To be announced

Contact: [email protected] and (718) 940-6311

Monday, June 28, 2010 – TPS Application Assistance Event – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This is an on-going clinic that will be held every Monday from April 5th through July 12th — during the TPS registration period.

Hosted by: HILAP–Haitian Immigration Legal Assistance Program–a partnership among Brooklyn Defender Services, Brooklyn Bar Volunteer Lawyers Project, Brooklyn Bar Association, and Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association.
Location: 123 Linden Boulevard, between Bedford and Rogers, Brooklyn. No appointments necessary. Clients may call (888) 898-0700 ext. 161 for more information.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 – Free TPS Application Assistance – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Must be income eligible for HCC’s services. Will see people from all 5 boroughs.

Hosted by: Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. (HCC)

Call to make an appointment – will accept walk-ins if we’re not completely booked: (212) 541-5996

Location: 777 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Contact: Shawn Blumberg, Esq., Staff Attorney, [email protected]
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 – Free TPS Application Assistance Event – 10:00am-6:00pm

Hosted by: Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)/OTDA

This is an on-going clinic that will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until July 20th — during the TPS registration period.

Location: Haitian Family Earthquake Resource Center at the Bedford Armory, 1579 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (between Union and President Streets)

(By subway: 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Avenue)

Additional Information: A staff attorney from CUNY Citizenship Now! will be on-site. The Resource Center provides a full range of services to the Haitian community including grief counseling, child guardianship and custody services and providing reliable updates on Haiti. USCIS Information Officers will also be stationed at the Center to assist individuals to check on the status of a pending application.

Contact: for inquiries about TPS clinic sessions, please call NYLAG’s TPS hotline 212-946-0351 or email: [email protected]

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 – Free TPS Application Assistance Event – 10:00am-6:00pm

Hosted by: Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)/OTDA and New York Legal Assistance Group.

This clinic will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until July 20th.

Location: Haitian Family Earthquake Resource Center at the Bedford Armory, 1579 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (between Union and President Streets)

(By subway: 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Avenue)

Additional Information: A staff attorney from CUNY Citizenship Now! will be on-site. NYLAG staff attorneys will participate from 1:00pm-5:00pm. The Resource Center provides a full range of services to the Haitian community including grief counseling, child guardianship and custody services and providing reliable updates on Haiti. USCIS Information Officers will also be stationed at the Center to assist individuals to check on the status of a pending application.

Contact: for inquiries about TPS clinic sessions, please call NYLAG’s TPS hotline 212-946-0351 or email: [email protected]

Wednesday, June30, 2010 – 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

On-going Consultations for Haitian TPS Applications every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 Host: Catholic Charities Community Services for the Archdiocese of New York

Location: 1011 First Avenue, 12th Floor, NY, NY (between 55th and 56th Streets)

Contact: (212) 419-3700 (intake number)

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
May. 05, 2012

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