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5 Things You Should Know This Week

Changes to the G train, free breast cancer screenings and a new art exhibit opening

1. Join Bridge Street Development Corporation and CIBS as part of the Bed-Stuy Aging Improvement District on Monday, October 15, 3:00 p.m., at Quincy Senior Residences located at 625 Quincy Street for an informational session on social security electronic payments.The sessions will include:

  • Information about obtaining prepaid debit cards
  • Opening checking accounts and savings accounts online
  • The benefits of online banking

Take advantage of a wealth of information that can make life simpler as the U.S. Treasury Department goes paperless for all Federal Benefit Checks on March 1, 2013.

2. Changes to the G train this week: Tuesday through Friday, October 16 – 19, from midnight until 5:00 am, no G trains will run between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Church Av. A and F trains provide alternate service via Jay St-MetroTech.
G service operates in two sections:
1. Between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs.
2. Between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts.
• To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs.
• Transfer between A and G trains at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts.
• Transfer between A and F trains at Jay St-MetroTech.

3. To help bring awareness to the Brooklyn community for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Brooklyn Swirl, with the American Cancer Society will be providing a Breast Cancer Screening Van for all women 40 years old and up and who have not received a screening in the past year, a free screening on Tuesday, October 16, from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 445 Marcus Garvey Blvd. To register, stop by Brooklyn Swirl to fill out an intake form to make and confirm an appointment. Awareness is crucial, register before Oct. 16th and help celebrate more Birthdays and less Cancer.

4. 500 Men Making a Difference and other Friends of Obama will hold a fundraiser on Thursday October 18, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 p.m., at the Candy Factory Brooklyn, 124 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY. Register here!

5. MoCADA’s upcoming curatorial series NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond opens at MoCADA on Thursday, October 18, 2012. The opening reception is from 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and features contemporary drawings, photography, video, sculpture and mixed media works curated alongside new media installations. NEWSFEED assembles a collection of political and social commentary on African revolutions and their influence outside of the continent. From an iPad that populates newsfeed uploads with the touch of a finger to ethereal installations representing human interconnectivity and communication, the curatorial series includes two additional Brooklyn satellite locations, and works by fourteen emerging and acclaimed artists from South Africa, Turkey, England and Algiers.

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