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Manhattan

– Council Member Mathieu Eugene cordially invites you to the celebration of Haitian flag day on tuesday may 18, 2010 at 5pm at City Hall, Manhattan, New York The event will feature a cultural entertainment and art exhibit. Food & refreshments will be served after the ceremony . For information call 718-287-8762. DIRECTIONS: TRAIN 4, 5, 6, J, M, Z, TO BROOKLYN BRIDGE-CITY HALL

OR TRAIN 2, 3, TO PARK PLACE

– The New York City Department f Education we will host its eighth annual conference for parents of English Language Learners on Wednesday, June 2, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.This year, the event will be held at the Jacob Javits Center, on 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th streets. Free breakfast, lunch, and translation services will be provided. Each year, this event brings thousands of parents seeking information about summer resources, translation services, and general information on the issues facing students and families learning English. To register, parents should contact their school’s parent coordinator, or Lissette Colón at (212) 374-00265. Click here for registration flyers available in nine languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

Brooklyn
– Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke announced the award ceremony for the Annual Congressional High School Art Contest, to celebrate the hard work and artistic achievements of our students in Brooklyn New York. “This year’s ceremony will take place on Friday, May 14th at 4:00PM at The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, an institute which just became the first L.E.E.D. certified museum in New York City, and the oldest continuing children’s museum in the world,” said Representative Clarke.

-New York City Police Department, New Immigrant Outreach unit and the 77th precinct in partnership with the Hebron French speaking Seventh-day Adventist Church presents a Multicural Information Resource Day on Wednesday May 12,2010 from 8 to 10pm at the Hebron French-speaking Seventh-day Adventist Church at 1256 Dean street. Come obtain free information on how to get a gren card, temporary protected status, health coverage, affrdable housing, job opportunities. For more infrmation call 718-778-6454 05v646-373-8436

-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 nycaudubon.org 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 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!

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]
Philadelphia

On Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Lakshmi Hair Studio in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia, Groundwork for Haiti, an organization whose mission is to raise funds for appropriate shelter for earthquake victims will be having a fundraiser that will significantly help save lives and give families in Haiti shelter. Groundwork for Haiti has partnered with a company whose modular units all survived the earthquake. Each unit can shelter 3 to 4 families from the elements, or can be used as classrooms for children during Haiti’s rebuilding process. Join Groundwork for Haiti on Sunday, May 16, 2010 from 7pm-10pm for a Fundraiser to give shelter to Haiti. Tickets are now on sale at www.groundworkforhaiti.eventbrite.com at $50 per person. All proceeds will go toward Groundwork for Haiti’s mission. Enjoy a silent auction hosted by Groundwork for Haiti’s creator, Greg Marcel featuring amazing donated items; an Open Bar, Catering by Le Castagne, and music by Deep C. For more information on Groundwork for Haiti and their mission, visit www.groundworkforhaiti.org.
For more information on Groundwork for Haiti and their mission, visit www.groundworkforhaiti.org. For press inquiries, contact Bri Carrington at Denim Public Relations (240.515.8584).

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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