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-Helen B. Atkinson Health Center will be having mammogram check every First Monday of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In front of CHN’s Helen B. Atkinson Health Center, 81 W. 115th Street, New York. These Mammograms will only be for women ages 40 and older, with or without insurance who are New York City residents. Mobile mammogram unit provided by American Italian Cancer Foundation. To Make An Appointment: Call (212) 426-0088 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (212) 426-0088      end_of_the_skype_highlighting -The Men’s Health Clinic at Helen B. Atkinson Health Center will offer Primary health care services for men in a male-centered environment every first and fourth Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at the CHN’s Helen B. Atkinson Health Center, 81 W. 115th Street, New York. To Make An Appointment: Call (212) 426-0088

A free festival of Haitian music, dance and art will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2010, 12 p.m.—6 p.m. Affirmation Arts and Haiti Cultural Exchange invite the community to experience and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Haiti at Selebrasyon!, a free, all-day festival that will bring the sights and sounds of Haiti to Manhattan’s west side. An event for all ages, Selebrasyon! revolves around Saving Grace: A Celebration of Haitian Art, an exhibition that consists of more than 50 artworks including sculpture, paintings, and works on paper. Most of the artwork has never been seen outside of Haiti, and two pieces were recovered and restored from the January 12, 2010 earthquake. The program is as followed:
Haitian Jazz Bands Markus Schwartz and Lakou Brooklyn, as well as Buyu Ambroise & The Blues in Red Band, featuring soulful jazz singer Melanie Charles.
Artist Workshops for children of all ages conducted by Haitian artists Klode Garoute, Cybil Charlier, Shakespeare Guirand and others.
Storytelling by Jennifer Celestin of classic Haitian tales.
Haitian Dancers performing lively works to traditional Haitian music.
Film Screening of “Maestro Issa,” a 52-minute documentary tracing the evolution of Haitian music in the 1930’s and 1940’s through the career of a Haitian musician of Lebanese origin.
Gallery Tours by Saving Grace: A Celebration of Haitian Art curator Gérald Alexis and Affirmation Arts director Marla Goldwasser.
Events will take place at Affirmation Arts, 523 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018 (Between 10th Avenue & 11th Avenue in Manhattan) Haitian music, dance and art will fill all three floors of the stunning arts complex.

Central Harlem Health Revival (CHHR), Patricia Butts, Co-Chair, CHHR and First Lady, The Abyssinian Baptist Church, Dr. Olajide Williams, Harlem Hospital, Council Member Inez E. Dickens, DJ Envy, the Cold Crush Brothers and invited guests: Congressman Charles B. Rangel, Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright and Senator Bill Perkins. WHAT: Health Walk – It’s A Health Thing! & 5th Anniversary Health Festival DATE: Sunday, September 26, 2010 ● 1:00p.m. for a press Conference at 2:45p.m. at 148th Street and Bradhurst Avenue. A Festiva lwill directly follow the 5th Anniversary Health Festival. Celebration of Haitian Art is on display at Affirmation Arts from October 1—November 24, 2010.
The Queens Museum of Art, at New York City Building, located at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, invite people to its celebratory 5th Anniversary Cocktail Reception on October 7th at 6pm. The museum provides convenient access, either on site or nearby, to everything visitors from the publishing and editorial industry might want or need, from restaurants, hotel rooms and entertainment, to a quick trip to the Flushing Meadow Park. For more information about V Book Fair Expo New York 2010 please contact: (917) 238-3155 Waldo Guevara at 516.884.2037.

The United Community Centers, a Brooklyn, New York non-profit, needs your help in spreading the word to garner the public’s vote to become one of five organizations to receive $20,000 in project sponsorship through the Tom’s of Maine’s “50 States for Good” initiative. Focused on grassroots projects that bring positive, lasting change to communities, the “50 States for Good” program also asks organizations to share what their volunteer needs are to help get important projects started or to broaden their reach. If named a winner, United Community Centers will use the funds to expand their healthy living project by implementing a new curriculum that will train the twenty-four youth in their paid internship program to cook nutritious meals using fresh, local produce. Following the training, the young people will take the lead in organizing six Community Meals. for information contact Susan Dewhirst at or call (207) 467-2406.

Charles Buford, a disabled veteran and his organization Make a Wish Veterans are leading a global humanitarian effort on Tuesday, September 28th 2pm sharp Mr. Charles Buford This year, Charles Buford will be hosting Christmas for Haiti. Mr. Buford and his organization are gathering sleeping bags, toys for the children, tents and many other needed supplies. Two airplanes have been donated by Florida Air Transport and an airdrop will take place on Christmas Eve with receiving agents already in place. For contact information visit

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