Job openings, Tips on how to buy a phone.

Job openings: The summer is the hardest time to find a job. All students are looking and many just graduated. There may be some seasonal work.

A big half block long Kosher deli is opening in Sheepshead Bay. The store is closed but has a sign it is hiring and to come in. It looks like a gourmet deli on Ave U and East 27 Street.  It is near the Nostrand Ave B44 bus and 11 blocks from the Q subway at 16 Street.

Tips on how to buy a phone. Here is my formula of researching buying your first Smart Phone. I had a dumb phone, I had to put coins in it.Unlocked phones are more flexible as they typically can be used on any carrier which supports that particular frequency (GSM phones vs. CDMA phones). Here is an article describing the difference:,2817,2407896,00.asp

First check Consumer Reports which has an edition out every February. Decide what features you will need. Go on a chat site like B and H Audio for a specialist. Students after they register get 19% off. Go to a store that allows browsing and has the phones chained up so that you can see if you like the fit in your hand and ease of use. I believe Band H has representatives from the brands there to show you the feature. There is no pressure to buy as they do not even know if you will as it is a department store setting.

Tuesday and Wednesday events

This week starts the 4-day week for offices. They are closed Friday. A lot of repairs I’m guessing will get fixed soon as the new fiscal year calendar starts July 1.

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.

Several days: Coney Island Circus Sideshow, 1-7 pm, daily, till Monday, Sept. 4, $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Sideshows by the Seashore is the last permanently housed, not-for-profit venue in the USA where you can experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one circus sideshow. Freaks, wonders, and human curiosities. Continuous admission offered all day. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street.

Tuesday, June 27: Ophira and Adam’s Scar Tissue, 8 pm, 21+, $8. A night of hilarious, heartfelt stories from Ophira Eisenberg and Adam Wade, all with the theme “scar tissue.” Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue. Sunset Swing with Baby Soda Jazz Band, 6:30 pm on Pier 45 at Christopher St. Manhattan. Beginner Swing dance lessons run from 6:30-7:15 pm compliments of Dance Manhattan. The Baby Soda Jazz Band hits at 7:15 pm. SlowDancing / Trio A, 6 pm. In 2007, video artist David Michalek slowed down the speed of dancers so that five seconds of movement took ten minutes to view; he then projected these images, at many times life-size, on the sides of buildings. This year he’s taken Yvonne Rainer’s iconic five-minute Trio A and divided it into forty-six seven-second sections, each performed by a different dancer; he recorded these movements at a thousand frames per second (as against the twenty-four of standard film), then stretched each section to five minutes and knitted the pieces back together to form a four-hour version of Trio A. The resulting work will be projected, at actual size, on three different screens, each with a slightly different time signature as measured by a metronome. Michalek’s dream team includes Rainer herself, ballet dancer Wendy Whelan, choreographer Richard Move, and three generations of other beauties. Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church.

More will be posted.

(updated Sunday event) Friday, Saturday and Sunday Events

Mermaid photos may be posted in a few days as we need a new reader for the photos. Sorry all Mermaids and men who wrote in.

Free movies in the park, showing this weekend: a Notorious B.I.G. documentary, Cinderella, Jason Bourne, Sing, Beat Street, and more. Outdoor Pools Opening. 

Friday, June 23: Quiet Clubbing, 5–9 pm. Three live DJs will play the hottest beats from Top 40, Latin, Caribbean, and Hip Hop. RSVP for free tickets. Simultaneously celebrate the opening of Highland Park’s first public art exhibition The Giant Flowers by Daniele Frazier. (212) 360-8163. Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street in Highland Park, Queens.

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.

Saturday, June 24: Riis Bazaar Beach Bazaar, 11 am, buy the pass, $21+.  You get two beers or glasses of wine; a cheeseburger and fries or a veggie dog and fries from Ed & Bev’s; and, for an extra $7, a beach chair for a little extra-comfy lounging. Plus, the deal provides a 10 percent discount on a ticket for the Rockaway Beach Bus.. Check the website for information on live music and other special events. Pharoah Sanders / Brooklyn Raga Massive: Coltrane Tribute, 7:30 pm, @Prospect Park Bandshell.  V.I.P. Rooftop Party (Pride), 2-10 pm, dancing and unbeatable rooftop views with music by DJs Alex Acosta, GSP, and Hannah. Guests have access to three levels (a rooftop, an indoor salon, and a terrace outside), each with prime spots for scoping the skyline. This event has sells out quickly they claim, get your tickets in advance, Hudson Terrace, 621 W. 46 St., Manhattan. Pride Fest the LGBTQ Street Fair, 11 am- 6 pm, food, performances, and shopping opportunities. LeAnn Rimes will bring a headlining musical set; the event is entirely free and open to the public. 14 St Park at 10 Ave and Hudson St., Manhattan. Water Spirits, an all-astrological dance party, with video projections, poetry, and chakra balancing, 7 pm, $10 ($5 in advance). Founders Lab, 972 Metropolitan Ave. at Catherine Street. Game Day and Chess, 10 am-3 pm. From urban croquet to double-dutch jumping to traditional board games, there will be something for everyone to play the day away. Life-sized chess board, or even better, play against a chess expert: 21-year-old Stanford University co-ed and Brooklyn native Rochelle Ballantyne will face multiple challengers, simultaneously, in an annual tournament. (free registration starts at 10 am). Putnam Triangle, Fulton St. and Grand Avenue, Manhattan. Ahoy, New York, 11 am, a trolley tour of the grave sites of men who influenced New York’s maritime past, $30. Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. Health Fair, 11 am, vision screenings for children, health screenings for common health conditions, guest speakers, demonstrations, and entertainment. It also says for all ages. MS 35, Stephen Decatur School,  272 McDonough St. between Lewis Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard. Amateur Radio Field Day, noon, Kings County Radio Club presents a day of demonstrations and events for ham radio fans. Floyd Bennett Field. Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza, 4-5 pm, thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes from Japan. Asser Levy Recreation Center in Asser Levy Playground Accessible, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan not the Bklyn one. Family Fun Field Day, 12-3 pm, free events such as kayaking, inflatables, interactive games, live entertainment, Kan Jam, Sport Stacking, and an obstacle course. Parade Grounds in Fort Totten Park, Queens.

Saturday and Sunday: Art Island Outpost, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 3 pm until Saturday, Sept. 30. Make art during the summer with hands-on art making workshops and art-viewing experiences. Young artists will be inspired and challenged to explore big projects utilizing found objects and traditional mediums. This is a space to invent, adapt, and transform your relationship to art and the art making process. Hosted by the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Governors Island, New York Harbor, take the ferry near the Staten Island Ferry in Manhattan.

(updated) Sunday  June 25: Cyclone Roller Coasters 90th Birthday Celebration, 2-8 pm, with performances by the Harlem Globetrotters, live music and entertainment, West 10th Street and Surf Ave, Coney Island. Sheepshead Bay Road Health Fair from 12-5 pm from the subway station to the water.

 The Soul Rebels featuring Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch @ Kirk Knight, Goapele, Natasha Diggs, 7 pm, @Prospect Park Bandshell with the New Orleans brass ensemble. Smith Street Fair, 12-6 pm, eight blocks of food, drinks, crafts, and music. Smith Street from First Place to Wyckoff Street. Inner Beauty Pageant, 8 pm, $8 ($5 in advance). Twelve of New York City’s most warm-hearted oddballs compete, hosted by comedian Jo Firestone. Contestants will participate in an interview portion, a talent portion, and a home-made swimsuit competition. Littlefield, 635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth Avenues. Free Yoga at The Evergreens Cemetery, 10 am, 12 and up. Please bring a mat or towel. The Evergreens Cemetery, 1629 Bushwick Ave. at Conway Street. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. River to River Festival, various times and locations with dance artists, including the Dance Cartel, Netta Yerushalmy, Faye Driscoll, Marjani Forté-Saunders, Beth Gill, Maria Hassabi, Jodi Melnick, and Will Rawls. Events are free, though some require advance reservations.  Robert Glasper, 2 pm, at the Central Park Summer stage, Manhattan. Pianist Glasper has roots in jazz and gospel, innovation and homage. His curious and clever blend of improvisation, experimental r&b, neo-soul, and electronica have already earned him two Grammy Awards.

Dylan Campbell of the Kingsman defend these charges 

Editor Dylan Campbell of the Brooklyn College Kingsman has complaints for not printing Letters to the Editor and not giving a reason why. Dylan Campbell has not invited a reporter to the regular meetings and not given an answer. Dylan Campbell has not replied to many inquiries. Has she discriminated? The college paper is a service and not someone’s personal fiefdom. We are giving Dylan Campbell an opportunity to defend these charges.

Job advice and apartment tips and guess the trivia

Job advice and apartment tips on the top tab were updated.

Job advice: If unemployed register at the Department of Labor office at 250 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. they will let you know if they have a job and you can see their database of jobs ahead of the public.

Good workshops for resumes, interviewing and job searching at the New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan branch, 455 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10016, it opposite the lion outside the  other branch at 41 St, (212) 340-0863 and also at the branches.

Also at Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch. and also at the branches.

Apartment tips: Instead of paying a real estate broker a month’s rent or so offer mail carriers or others something if they tell you of apartments opening up. There may be a certain hour to see several of them together at the post office as they pick up their mail. Someone in the community knows the open apartments such as a garbage man/ woman. If you want an apartment is just a small geographical area, print circulars up and go down those blocks and put them by the houses. It is illegal to put them in the mail boxes but you can in the fence. If you have a lot, you want circulated there are services to do it. You may get some in your fence, so see if the distributing company is listed, if not call up and ask who does their distributing.

Trivia with answers that follow on another line.

Yahoo is an acronym for what?

Which Oscar winning actor is the father of a daughter who has also won an Oscar?

Michael Caine, Jon Voight, Robert Duvall or William Hurt?

Shakespeare invented about 1,700 words that we use today.

Jon Voight won the Academy Award for Best Leading Actor in the film Coming Home (1978). He is the father of actress Angelina Jolie, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted (1999). Jolie has had a lifelong dysfunctional relationship with her father, which began when Voight left the family when his daughter was less than a year old. They reconciled when they appeared together in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), but their relationship again deteriorated. They did not speak for six-and-a-half years, but began rebuilding their relationship in the wake of her mother’s death in 2007.

Yahoo is an acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.”

What does an entomologist study?

Trees, Volcanoes, Insects and Flags?

Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a unique tongue print.

Entomology is the scientific study of insects. Scientists who study insects (there are close to a million that can be studied) are called entomologists. Entomologists have many important jobs, such as the study of the classification, life cycle, physiology, behavior, and population dynamics of insects. About 8,000 men and women work as professional entomologists in the United States. There are roughly one million described species of insect and entomologists estimate that there are probably another five million species that are yet to be identified.


Monday to Wednesday events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.

River to River Festival, various times and locations. From City Hall Park to the Financial District to South Street Seaport to Governors Island, the Medici-like Lower Manhattan Cultural Council deploys some of our most interesting dance artists. The Village Voice recommends The Set Up: Island Ghost Sleep Princess Time Story Show (June 18–19 and 24–25 at Governors Island), a six-year collaboration among Wally Cardona, Jennifer Lacey, and multiple international collaborators, all masters of French or Asian dance traditions. Events are free, though some require advance reservations at the website, which offers full descriptions and schedules.

Monday, June 19: Faust 3: The Turd Coming, or The Fart of the Deal, 8 pm, $18.75, maybe more days. If the onstage assassination of a Donald Trump–resembling Julius Caesar in the Public Theater’s latest Shakespeare in the Park production strikes you as overly subtle, then maybe you’d prefer this wild “satire of the Trump fiasco” by Paul David Young. An irreverent jumble of Goethe, the gospels, politics, and poop jokes, it’s the tale of a lying, self-loving, Twitter-happy clown king who promises to save the world but causes a nuclear apocalypse instead. The charlatan seizes power when the downtrodden populace makes a Faustian pact with him, selling their souls and winding up in the toilet. Young says he wrote the script in all caps, which seems fitting for our unhinged times. Augustus Heagerty’s production features a cast of four clowns in whiteface — though shouldn’t at least one of those faces be orange? Connelly Theater.

Tuesday, June 20: Historic Tour of Kings Theatre, 11 am, $15. Explore the Kings Theatre on a guided tour, where you’ll learn about the history and architecture of the former movie palace and its new life after a $95M restoration to a state-of-the-art live performance venue. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave. between Beverly Road and Tilden Avenue.

Wednesday, June 21: Music in the Grove, 10-11 am. Suzi Shelton Kids Concerts series for a romping, stomping good time. Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park. Brooklyn Gaze Edition 2: Lightpost, 6:30 pm.  The facade of the Brooklyn Public Library turns into a visual forum for the works of James Baldwin, Hannah Arendt, and Sojourner Truth. With these words illuminated, visual artist-activist Mark Read and installation designer Jeanne Angel seek to foster community dialogue on justice, truth, humanity, and love. Preceded by a dance lesson with Grupo Rebolú. Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue. Drink & DrawBots, 7:30 pm, $20 suggested donation. A night of drinking and creating machines that draw and paint. Successfully make a DrawBot art-generating machine and your hands will be free for more–you guessed it—drinking. Open Source Gallery, 306 17th St. at Sixth Avenue. Uptown Downtown Comedy, 8 pm, 21+. A free monthly comedy show with host Nore Davis, and guests Anthony DeVito, Rae Sanni and Michelle Buteau. Starr Bar, 214 Starr St. between Irving and Wyckoff Avenues. Rent Party, 8 pm, $10 ($8 in advance). The monthly stand-up and variety show features comics and a live band. Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue.


Weekend events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.

Saturday, June 17: Mermaid Parade, see last posting. The Champ Opening Reception, 6-9 pm.  Photojournalist Michael Gaffney shares his images from 1977, when he was Muhammed Ali’s personal photographer. Richard Beavers Gallery, 408 Marcus Garvey Blvd. between Halsey and Macon Streets. Starlight Backyard Comedy, 8:30 pm, 21+. Free comedy and free pizza under the stars. With Frank Conniff, Myq Kaplan, Kerry Coddett, 243 Irving Ave. between Greene Avenue and Bleecker Street, Manhattan. RSVP.  The Art of Spider-Man, 11 am, free to $15. The largest collection of original Spidey pages ever displayed. Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), Manhattan.

Sunday, June 18: Art Island Outpost, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 3 pm until Sept. 30. Make art during the summer with hands-on art making workshops and art-viewing experiences, utilizing found objects and traditional mediums. This is a space to invent, adapt, and transform your relationship to art and the art making process. Hosted by the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Governors Island in the NY Harbor, take the ferry by the Staten Island Ferry in Manhattan. Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, & Empanadas Festival, 12 pm. The Lower East Side tours goes in the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue, which houses the Museum at Eldridge Street, visitors can learn how to make kreplach, dumplings, and empanadas through interactive food demos, and see examples of Chinese, Jewish, and Puerto Rican folk arts and how they’re crafted. Additional entertainment includes musical performances by groups like the Chinatown Senior Center Orchestra, games of mah-jongg, and opportunities to try out traditional arts and crafts. Of course, the event wouldn’t be complete without a taste of some egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas, all of which will be available for purchase. The Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street.  Hunt for wild Juneberries with Wildman Steve Brill, see the last posting. The Rites of Spring” Pier Art Show, see past weekend’s details.