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A Candidate Meet-n-Greet, a Senior Self-Defense Workshop and a Film Festival Kick-off

A scene from "Girls of Daraja," playing at the Women of African Descent Film Festival
A scene from "Girls of Daraja," playing at the Women of African Descent Film Festival

If you are looking to relax after a long day at work, come on out to Restoration’s West Plaza! Every Tuesday in August, beginning at 6:00 p.m., you can enjoy the mixes of some great local DJ’s in Restoration’s Tuesday DJ Sets. This week’s featured turntablist is DJ Sadiq from Soul Summit Music. Restoration Plaza is located at 1368 Fulton Street. 

This Wednesday, August 14, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., you are invited to a MEET AND GREET Fundraiser for 36th City Council District Candidate Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. at Rustik Tavern, located 471 DeKalb Avenue (between Franklin and Kent). Cornegy will speak to the general public with a focus on “Improving Education and Youth Services for our Young People.” Also, there will be a voter registration drive on site for young adults.

On Thursday, August 15, come support the Kings County Tennis League at its Fourth Annual Fundraiser at DUMBO Loft. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for two causes: 1) to take over 100 kids and parents to Arthur Ashe Kids Day; and 2) to renovate the tennis court at Marcy Public Housing. It's a night of jazz, free drinks, raffle prizes and good conversation-- all while overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline.  It's going to be a blast. August 15th from 6:30 - 10:00PM; $25 advance tickets, raffle prizes include: Brooklyn NETS box, US Open Tickets, Philharmonic Tickets, and more. Click on the this link to secure your ticket in advance.

Also, don’t miss the final days of this and last week’s “Hold the Ball” series, sponsored by the Vanguard Democrats. This week, on “Defense Monday” is a self-defense class for seniors with Master Sabu, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and “No Trouble Tuesday” features a workshop on how to handle stop-and-frisk, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. All activities are open and free to the public and will take place at the Potomac Playground, located at 446 Tompkins Avenue in Bed-Stuy.

And finally, beginning this Friday and continuing every Friday through the month of August is the Women of African Descent Film Festival at Restoration Plaza, featuring films and shorts of varying genre, international films, romantic comedies, films made by youth and documentaries. The festival is sponsored by the Brooklyn Chapter of the Links. Check out the schedule and get you tickets in advance now, right here.

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