Sunday, July 13, 2008

Free hearing test

From the Brooklyn Chambers of Commerce
July 15, 2008 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Fact: Noise is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Fact: Exposure to a noisy subway, for just 15 minutes a day, can damage your hearing over time. Fact: Listening to your MP3 Player at high volumes can cause permanent damage to your hearing. Fact: Hearing loss is the #1 disability in the United States.

When was the last time that you had your hearing checked? Not since elementary school??? Chances are, your hearing has changed. Free hearing screenings sponsored by the League for the Hard of Hearing every Tuesday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 917-305-7766, or at You may also visit for more information.

League for the Hard of Hearing, 50 Broadway, Manhattan

Free Job placement

From Ibrooklyn

July 14, 2008 to July 21, 2008

SUNY BEOC provides FREE job placement assistance, including Resume & Cover Letter Assistance, Job Search Resources (computers, fax machines, telephones), Internet Job Search, Computer Classes. Each session runs for three weeks from Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The next session begins on July 21 and ends August 7, 2008. Call today for more information at 718-802-3340.

SUNY BEOC-Bridge Program, 111 Livingston Street (entrance on Boerum Place), Downtown Brooklyn

Travel Directions
Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall; A, C, F to Jay St.-Borough Hall.

Brooklyn Museum Jazz concert next week

Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
(Rain location: Hall of the Americas)
Saturday, July 19, 2008
2–5 p.m.

Relax and enjoy a summer afternoon of music and art. Hear tenor saxophonist John Ellis and his band, Double-Wide, featuring Jason Marsalis on drums, Marcus Rojas on tuba, and Brian Charette on organ. One of jazz music’s brightest stars, Ellis recently released a new album, Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow, a New Orleans-inspired collection that has garnered rave reviews from the New York Times, Down Beat, and WBGO’s Gary Walker hosts.

The program also includes gallery talks on the special exhibition From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith, a celebration of the work of an acclaimed Brooklyn-based African American jewelry maker inspired by such jazz greats as Duke Ellington. Jewelry design expert Carolyn Kelly gives the talks.

Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
(Rain location: Hall of the Americas)
3–3:45 p.m.
and 4:15–5 p.m.

Gallery Talks
4th Floor
2–2:30 p.m.
and 3:45–4:15 p.m.

The program is free with Museum admission.

Presented in conjunction with WBGO and Heart of Brooklyn’s series Jazz: Brooklyn’s Beat.