Did you know that Ayuda Mutua de Brooklyn del Sur/South Brooklyn Mutual Aid spends more than $400 per week on diapers? One member of its team is selling homemade croissants, with all proceeds going to the diaper fund. Choose from original, chocolate, ham and cheese and za'atar twist. Order yours here: https://bit.ly/3bxYCzv
This week we welcome visual artist @heidihoward. Howard was born and raised in Queens and has been painting portraits since 2008.
Epicenter is teaming with @nyu_journalism's Studio 20 to to focus on small business owners in Jackson Heights, Queens, to learn how they got through the pandemic and how they prepare for the long winter ahead. This week we're highlighting Sona Mandi Jewelers.
Harlem Restaurant Week is underway, and in celebration of the recent return of indoor dining at 25% capacity, restaurants are offering $25 meal deals now through the end of the month. Participating restaurants include favorites like @sylviasrestaurant and @roosterharlem. Not ready to dine in yet but want to support them? Outdoor and delivery options are available as well. Check out the full list of restaurants here: https://www.harlemrestaurantweek.com/
Happy hour in Italy. Sounds dreamy, right? Almost as good is the class being hosted by the @92ndstreety this Thursday, Feb. 25, which dives into the history of the country’s beloved aperitivo. Italian food expert Francine Segan will share the stories behind Italy’s most iconic cocktails (negroni anyone?) and regional appetizer specialties. Participants will receive recipes for cocktails and snacks in advance. Cost is $20. Register here: https://www.92y.org/class/aperitivo-italy-s-magical-hour
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NYC Coalition for Educational Justice is a parent-led group providing virtual academic support, wellness and political education courses. All NYC public school parents, youth and caregivers are eligible. Some of the events this spring include yoga and bilingual storytime. Learn more and register here: https://www.nycliberationschool.org/enroll
If your neighborhood sledding hill is always packed after a snowfall or just doesn't pack enough powder, consider heading out to Silver Mine in Woodbury, N.Y. A 50-minute drive from Queens, this massive mountain has plenty of space, so you’re not constantly worried about your child slamming into someone on the way down. There are bathrooms and a small covered area with picnic benches to break for lunch or a snack. It’s an easy day-trip, and everyone will come home tired and happy!
The Franklin Furnace Fund Awards, a Brooklyn-based arts organization, offers grants to early-career artists, enabling them to produce major performance artworks in New York. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000. Learn more and apply here by April 1: http://franklinfurnace.org/artists/franklin_furnace_fund/
Queensboro Dance Festival needs choreographers. No matter your culture or dance-style, QDF wants you to apply for the 2021 season. Each year, QDF presents Queens-based dance groups of diverse cultures and techniques for the community to celebrate. Find out more and apply here: https://www.queensborodancefestival.com/apply