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TONIGHT * FRIDAY, JULY 11 @ 6 pm Pelham Bay Park - Middletown Road and Stadium Ave.
AFRO-CUBAN AND LATIN JAZZ Master percussionist Bobby Sanabria and his band
First appearance at BAE SummerMusic Presented by Councilman James Vacca

Bobby Sanabria is a 7x Grammy nominated as a leader American drummer of Puerto Rican descent who is also a percussionist, composer, arranger producer, documentary film producer, educator and a writer.

http://www.bobbysanabria.com/

DIRECTIONS
Pelham Bay Park is located in the northeast corner of the Bronx and is serviced by the Bruckner Expressway/New England Thruway (I-95) combination. Pelham Parkway serves as a crosstown route to the park.

From the New England Thruway (I-95) South Take I-95 South to the Westchester Avenue exit. Go straight along the service road for approximately 4 lights and make a left onto Jarvis Place to go over the I-95/Bruckner Expressway. Make the next left and head north on the service road. At the first light, make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the street (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and the first left into the parking lot.

From the Bruckner Expressway Take the Bruckner Expressway north and exit at the Lafayette Avenue exit. Stay on the northbound service road and make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the block (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and another left turn into the parking lot.

From the I-95 North Take I-95 north and exit at the Country Club Road/Pelham Bay Park exit. Stay on the northbound service road and make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the block (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and another left turn into the parking lot.

From Pelham Parkway, eastbound Take Pelham Parkway eastbound past Eastchester Road and get into the right lane. Go through the next light and make a right turn onto the Pelham Parkway service road. (Be careful not to get onto the Hutchinson River Parkway.) Follow the service road around to a stop sign and under the IRT No. 6 train and head south along the Bruckner Expressway service road. Go straight along the service road for approximately 4 lights and make a left onto Jarvis Place to go over the I-95/Bruckner Expressway. Make the next left and head north on the service road. At the first light, make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the street (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and the first left into the parking lot.

Public Transportation Pelham Bay Park can be reached by the IRT No. 6 train to the last stop; the Bx5, Bx12, and Qbx1 buses to the train station; the Bx29 to the City Island Traffic Circle; or Westchester bus No. 45 to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. To get to the park take the pedestrian bridge from the train station down to the park side, walk toward the brick building/parkhouse, and go past the back heading straight toward the tennis courts. Once past the tennis courts, the track will be visible. Concert is on the opposite side of the track, next to the parking lot.

CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION

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Museum of the Moving Image and the Center for Communication invite you to two events next week: on Sunday, June 2, a preview screening of How to Make Money Selling Drugs with Adrian Grenier in person, and on Wednesday, June 5, An Evening with Creator of MTV Bob Pittman. We are pleased to offer complimentary admission to these events. To reserve a ticket, send your name and event title, with the mention of "Center for Communication", to rsvp@movingimage.us. Tickets will be given out first-come, first-served on the evening of each event.

Slow Zones Must Be Enforced

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NYC's decision to expand Slow Zones to neighborhoods across the city needs to be enforced.

No amount of signs, speed bumps and other traffic-calming measures will do the proper job when idiots and jack asses, who do not know how to read, or do not give a damn about the safety of others insist on driving recklessly.

Until NYPD targets speeders on our local streets. And, as anyone who lives here can attest, speeding is rampant throughout City Island.

TONIGHT SHOW BACK IN NYC

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On TV at 11:30P it's the two guys named Jimmy up against the old man named David.

Jimmy Fallon started as host of the new "Tonight Show" on NBC last night. Jay Leno is gone, Jimmy Fallon, Arsenio Hall and Jimmy Kimmel currently reign as new levels of ‘hip’ factor. This leaves an older Letterman standing at a the CBS crossroads.

Tonight Show got 11.3 million viewers last night, which is not too shabby for a fresh start.

Bronx Dominican Parade

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The Grand Concourse featured the sounds of Quisqueya today. Situated in the heart of the fastest growing Dominican community in New York City, the West Bronx parade rivals the Midtown-Manhattan celebration in excitement and attendance with its more home town carnival atmosphere. Saludos, Mama Juana!

The merengue and bachata both started at 12 noon and the parade ran south on the Grand Concourse Blvd from E. Tremont Ave to E. 167th Street, steps away from Yankee Stadium.

Que Viva La Vigen De Alta Gracia!

Contemplating the Ancients

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Lecture in English.

As a descendent of the Hsu and Chi families, Dr. Hsin-Mei Agnes Hsu 徐心眉 will talk about her paternal family's Catholic origins tracing back to Hsu Kuang-Ch'i's conversion in 1603 under the influence of Matteo Ricci, and colourful tales of her maternal great-great-grandfather, Chi Yun, Chief Editor of China's most important literary encyclopaedia, Siku quanshu (Complete Library in Four Branches of Literature).

CITY ISLAND ARTS WEEKEND

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The City Island Chamber of Commerce once again sponsors their Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair along the sidewalk in the center of City Island, on September 13th & 14th from 11am to 7pm.

The event will feature fifty artists, craftspeople and local businesses. There will be jewelry, candles, painting, clothing, woodwork, glassware, skincare, face painting, food and more.

Live music will be available and on Sunday we will have a Clam Chowder contest- sample and vote for your favorite one. Free admission. For more info call 718-885-9100 ww.cityislandchamber.org

The City Island Nautical Museum presents The Rosenfeld Collection. This is the largest single collection of maritime photography in the world, and although it is housed at Mystic Seaport, the photographers who created it lived and worked on City Island in The Bronx.

Morris Rosenfeld and his sons helped define maritime art photography. Their images of sailboats, steam yachts, naval vessels, powerboat races, leisure activities, and every America’s Cup Race from 1885 to 1992 are world famous.

This exhibition will feature images of the most beautiful boats created or worked on at the island’s yacht yards, including Dorade, Brilliant, Bolero, and several successful defenders of the America’s Cup. In addition to sailing images, there will be photographs of boat construction and launchings, many of them original prints in the Nautical Museum’s collection, and a unique slide show created by curator Thomas Nye.

As a special feature of the Rosenfeld exhibition on view at the Nautical Museum, curator Tom Nye created this presentation celebrating City Island.

http://cityislandmuseum.org

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site

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Spring Music & History
at St. Paul’s

Lunchtime Concerts and Talks, Wednesdays, 1 PM,
April, May & June 2012

St. Paul’s Church
National Historic Site
897 S. Columbus Avenue
Mt. Vernon, New York
914-667-4116 www.nps.gov/sapa

Please join us for a series of ten musical performances and historical presentations. Programs run about one hour.

Schedule
Wed., April 11, Vento Trio, plays Brazilian jazz selections
Wed., April 18, Bronx Opera, selections, accompanied by organ
Wed., May 2, Music Conservatory of Purchase Jazz Quartet

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER

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Astronomer Fred Bruenjes recorded a series of many 30 second long exposures spanning about six hours on the night of Aug. 11 and early morning of Aug. 12, 2004 using a wide angle lens. Combining those frames which captured meteor flashes, he produced this dramatic view of the Perseids of summer. There are 51 Perseid meteors in the composite image, including one seen nearly head-on.
Credits: Fred Bruenjes

Thanks to a new moon, this week’s Perseid meteor shower is expected to be one of the best in years, and NASA Television will bring viewers a front row seat.

BRONX NEWS SOURCES

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A recent NY Time article:Why Can’t the Bronx Be More Like Brooklyn? http://nyti.ms/Ng8YTy

"The Bronx’s inability to catch up with the rest of the city’s phenomenal economic growth has been disconcerting. In the early 1970s, the Bronx and Brooklyn had similar average household incomes. Since then, though, the gap has grown significantly. The average Brooklyn resident is now around 23 percent richer than the average Bronxite; people in Queens are roughly 32 percent richer. (Manhattan residents are 265 percent wealthier; Staten Island residents, by the way, are 55 percent richer.)"

VOLATILITY

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Some experts fear this may be the start of a global recession and those who stand to make money on this are nuts. The hate messages only brings us closer to doomsday.

The British passport has lost a lot of its value already http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/brexit-british-passport-v...

The Brexit may be just the beginning of the anti-Europe votes: http://53eig.ht/294Une7

Why Britain’s Break-Up With The EU Has Broken My Heart https://www.buzzfeed.com/bimadewunmi/britain-has-broken-my-heart?utm_ter...