Fall temperatures have arrived, but the smell of fall in the air has yet to come. Plus, there’s still Indian summer to look forward to, so don’t pull out your hats and gloves just yet.

The Alpha Sigma Boule Foundation hosted a gathering at the Weeksville Heritage Society Center, located on Bergan Street in the heart and soul of Bed-Stuy to raise funds for an after-school arts and workforce skills training program for local youth and adults. The featured guest speaker was Erik Clemmons, president of the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology, who gave a wonderful presentation of the services rendered and the success rates achieved by the program. Conceived in the minds of dedicated professionals, determined to better the lives of those within the New Haven, Conn., community, the program has been in existence for little more than a year. In that short time, it has garnered continuing support from private investors and received requests to implement the model in the New Haven public school system.

Branches of the program have been established in two other states, and now the push is on to bring the mode l to Bed-Stuy, where training, devotion and commitment to excellence by experienced professionals in helping to uplift the community are desperately needed. Carlton Hightower, board chairman, stated, “To be sure, this is not just another poverty program. It is a program of high standards and deep dedication to improving the total life of all those who step through the door.” Boule member Reginald E. Manning organized the event, which brought out many of its members and invited guests. Golden Krust provided refreshments.

The Boys Club of New York, said to be the oldest prominently active charity in New York, held its 66th annual Fall Dance at the Temple of Dendur, which is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The gala is a coveted event and attended by as many as can fit inside the venue. The Temple of Dendur has a fascinating history, dating back to 15 BC, when it was commissioned by the Roman Emperor Augustus and built by the Roman governor of Egypt, Petronius. Its walls are lined with symbols, ancient writings and pictures revealing the religious and mythological beliefs of the people of that time. Donna Sutton, head of diversity programming for the museum, often hosts events in the room, which always add an extra ounce of posh and mystique to the events.

Although the Boys Club membership is composed of mainly young Black and Latino males, a number of young Asian and white males also partake of the services provided by the Boys Club. Life lessons that build confidence and self-esteem and stress the importance of team work and self-respect have an important impact on the lives of the members.

For those of us who always want to be mindful of the needs of others, Marina B Jewelry Store, located on 57th Street between Park and Madison avenues, is donating 20 percent of purchases made at the boutique through Oct. 31 to the Lighthouse Guild, which provides vital programs and services to people of all ages with vision loss and other disabilities, through research, advocacy, prevention, treatment and empowerment. Yes, the jewelry is pricey, but if you have it, why not?

Speaking of if you have it, the Rainbow Room, located atop of the NBC building in Rockefeller Center, has reopened, fully renovated and under landmark status. I attended many benefits there, at the last of which I recall seeing Toni Faye with her mom, who passed away several years ago. I have always enjoyed going there, as the view of the city and beyond is mesmerizing. I do hope it will once again become the venue of choice. Otherwise, I will just have to grab my husband and go out for an evening of dancing for no special reason on no special occasion.

Art connoisseurs, professionals, apprentices and admirers gathered to attend the John Soane’s Museum Foundation dinner to support the London museum, which honored Phyllis Lambert and David Adjaye. Lambert is the daughter of the late Samuel Bronfman, who built the House of Seagram. She is very influential and held in high regard for her knowledge and dedication in support of the work of various architects, whose works make a difference in our lives.

Adjaye OBE (Order of the British Empire, the equivalent to a knighthood, which is only granted to British citizens) is a London-based architect of African descent, who is currently working on the design of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Most recently, Adjaye completed the affordable housing complex in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem. Busy young man that he is, he is introducing his first line of furniture for Knoll as well.

On hand to present an award to Adjaye was Thelma Gooding, curator for the Studio Museum in Harlem. The museum is a favorite and a mecca for many designers and architects from all over the world. Michael Boodro, editor-in-chief of Elle Décor, and Guy Elliott made the toast.

Can you believe it! The ninth annual African Film Festival, “Raise Your Voice,” presented by the Southampton African American Museum, took place at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, N.Y., located on the east end of Long Island. The weekend consisted of a bevy of films, including, “Life Essentials” with Ruby Dee, written and directed by Muta’Ali Muhammad, grandson of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. Written as an open-letter style documentary, in which the rich lives of America’s first African-American couple of stage, TV and film guide their grandson on his personal quest to master lasting love, conscious art and undying activism.

“We Still Live Here” is a documentary by Anne Makepeace, which tells a remarkable story of cultural revival by the Wampanoag of Southeastern Massachusetts, whose ancestors ensured the survival of the pilgrims in New England “and lived to regret it.”

“The Trials of Muhammad Ali” examines how one of the most celebrated sports champions of the 20th century risked his fame and fortune to follow his faith and conscience. The film features interviews and archival footage of Ali, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, David Susskind, Wilt Chamberlain and others. The world is full of stories, if only there were time to hear them all.

Until next week … kisses.