this week’s events at Brooklyn College and beyond

Events are in the Student Center unless noted.
Wednesday: Show Me the Money: Managing Your Finances and Budget, 11 AM-12:30 PM, 1309 James Hall. Learn how to understanding a credit score and report, how to pay yourself first, basic tips for budgeting your money, finding the right financial products for you, is it possible to be a millionaire on a modest income? http://portal.brooklyn.cuny.edu/,

Thursday: Transfer Evaluation Day (all day), students must sign up to attend. http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/TSSC. New graduate students’ reception, 5-8 pm in the Student Center. BCAA Campus Chapter, Library, $10 members / $13 non-members. Explore the world of the remarkable Ruth Gruber, renowned photojournalist. See the documentary, “Ahead of Time”, and exhibition celebrating the incredible life, vision, and heroic tenacity of Ruth Gruber a twentieth century pioneer now in her hundred and fourth year. In the thirties and forties she documented the Siberian Gulag, The Soviet Arctic, and the Alaskan frontier. Learn about her stewardship of a secret U.S. Government mission that saved 1,000 Jewish refugees. And her documentation of the voyage of the Exodus 1947, that helped transform international attitudes toward the plight of the refugees. Thursday Nights at the Brooklyn Museum and free, 6–10 pm, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue, Salsa Party, the party begins with a dance lesson and continues with salsa dancing and performances by professional dance teams 6–9:30 pm at the museum, http://www.brooklynmuseum.org.

Saturday: Winter Jam NYC, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by the Central Park Bandshell. It is a free winter sports event. Events: Lake Placid Snow Field, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Learn to Ride: Skiing and Snowboarding, Sledding, Taste NY Winter Market. Step Afrika!, 2-4 pm. BC Whitman Theatre, $20. It is the world’s first professional dance company dedicated to stepping, a unique art form created by African American fraternities and based in rich African tradition. Incorporating intricate rhythmic patterns of kicks, stomps, claps, and chants, the dancers use their bodies as instruments, creating a high-energy performance that has been praised by The Village Voice as “a jubilation of rhythm and spirit that harks back to the essence of dancing.”

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