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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.

More Snow On The Way

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The National Weather Service has forecast more snow over the next few days.

Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 28. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.
Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 14. North wind around 9 mph.

Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 25. North wind around 8 mph becoming east in afternoon.
Wednesday Night Snow, mainly after 1am. Low around 24. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

SUMMER MUSIC FESTIFAL

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THIS SUNDAY, JULY 17 - REVELS WITHOUT A CAUSE
Rockwood Drive, Van Cortlandt Park* & Fordham University Church

Theresa Norris, flute/piccolo
Mitchell Kriegler, clarinet
Bruce Wang, cello
Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord

Trio in D................................Joseph Haydn
Moonbeams...........................Walter Milbank
Mississippi Rag.......................William Henry Krell
Papageno-Polka......................Joseph Stasny
A Ragtime Skedaddle..............George Rosey
Bulgariana..............................Ken Cooper
Concerto La Pastorella.............Antonio Vivaldi

WOODSTOCK: 45 YEARS LATER

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45 years ago today, back in 1969, the grooviest event in music history ended. The Woodstock Music Festival offered three days of peace, love and rock 'n' roll in upstate New York.

http://youtu.be/WehjMZcQqPA

http://youtu.be/ZedBs1uoKaA

Three Days of Peace and Music, The Woodstock Festival was supposed to make enough money to build a recording studio near the New York town of Woodstock. When they couldn't find an appropriate venue in the town itself, promoters decided to hold the festival on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York--some 50 miles from Woodstock--owned by Max Yasgur.

NYBG Celebrates Spring

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ONE CARD FOR NYC

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IDNYC is a free identification card for all New York City residents, which allows the opportunity to get a government-issued photo identification card, and secures the peace of mind and access to City services that come from having recognized identification.

IDNYC cardholders have access to services and programs offered by the City as well as by businesses. IDNYC helps enhance public safety, by serving as a recognized ID for interacting with NYPD. It also helps New Yorkers gain access to all City buildings that provide services to the public and is accepted as a form of identification for accessing numerous City programs and services.

IDNYC also provides a dynamic series of benefits to cardholders, including a free one-year membership at many of the City's leading museums, zoos, concert halls, and botanical gardens.

City Images went today and were processed, with no problem and everyone was organized and helpful with the services.

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/index.page

CITY ISLAND TOURS

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City Island Images is proud to announce walking tours of City Island and surrounding areas.

Our small tour groups will meet @ the last stop on the #6 SUBWAY, Pelham Bay Station. We will then take the #29 Bus to City Island, where we will begin our journey. Depending on the tour and dates, our stops will include Pelham Cemetery, City Island Historical Society/Museum, The Old Schoolhouse, PS 175, Yacht Clubs, Restaurants, Galleries, Shoppes, Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. We will finish at the end of City Island Avenue and return to Pelham Bay Station #6 SUBWAY.

California Sports

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The National Hockey League Stanley Cup Final, as well as National Basketball Association Finals, will both be played in the same region of California, The Golden State.

Each major athletic event will consume professional sports fans this entire weekend, and they are only several miles apart in the state where everyone gives driving directions as only a few minutes away.

Down 2-0, the San Jose Sharks hope a trip back home Saturday @8P ET will cure their woes against the unflappable Pittsburgh Penguins.

CITY ISLAND ART EXIBITION

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Focal Point Gallery
321 City Island Ave.
Bronx NY 10464
(718) 885-1403

March 1st - March 31st - With an opening reception TONIGHT Friday, March 1st. 7pm-10pm.
If you are an artist or love art and just wish to enjoy this exhibition.
call Ron Terner 718 885-1403, or just show up.

War and the Death of News

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With his long-awaited book expected to be released next month, WAR AND THE DEATH OF NEWS Author Martin Bell, who is my journalism brother from a different mother kindly sent me a preview copy.

Martin Bell served in the colonial army, and as a BBC war correspondent was embedded with British forces, participated in missions with the American military, crossed the Suez Canal with the Israelis and covered the civil war in El Salvador with yours truly serving as his producer among his extensive and impressive list of credits. If that is not enough, Martin also served as a member of Parliament and as a United Nations ambassador and served as a key reference before I was hired to run the New York TV Bureau for AP.

GOOD POSTURE MATTERS

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My parents constantly said, stand up straight. Timeless advice we’ve all probably heard at one time or another and it’s still worth heeding.

Good posture is important to balance. By standing up straight, you center your weight over your feet. Good posture also helps you maintain correct form while exercising, which results in fewer injuries and greater gains.