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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.

The Lorillards and The Bronx Botanical Gardens

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October 19th 7:30 pm, Wayne Cahilly “The Lorillards and The Bronx Botanical Gardens”
Contact information : Thomas X. Casey, Secretary
East Bronx History Forum
718-549-8346

www.BronxNYC.com

"Anne Hutchinson & Women in Bronx History"

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March 21st 2012 Wednesday 7:30pm
THE EAST BRONX HISTORY FORUM PRESENTS
"Anne Hutchinson & Women in Bronx History"
Members will present their reports
Elizabeth Jane Cochran & Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton

Huntington Free Library is located at 9 Westchester Square.
The library is adjacent to the Apple Bank for Savings and across the street from Owen Dolen Park.

You may call the librarian, Mrs. Catherine McChesney, at 718 - 829-7770 to obtain further directions or to confirm that there are no cancellations in the event of inclement weather.

SUNSET ON THE SOUND

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Sunset on the Sound Benefit
The New Rochelle Police Foundation
TONITE Saturday, May 16, 2105
TIME: 5pm - 9pm
Mr and Mrs Anthony and Carmen Paolercio
56 Wildcliff Road, New Rochelle, NY 10805

FEATURING:
Dino Gato, Executive Chef of RAO's
Hand Rolled Cigars by LA CASA GRANDE CIGARS Arthur Ave/Bronx, NY
Fine Wine Donated by OPICI Wines Wine Enthusiast Awards - Importer of the Year

Alive N Kickin Appearence

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This Friday June 15 Alive N Kickin 7 piece band LIVE

Chat 19 Restaurant 19 Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont NY Showtime: 9:30 For Res. 914-833-8871

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL4IBOIQhOs&feature=fvwrel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BUryurRcV4

And the winner is... TRUTH

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Yes, seriously and honestly. The fact is that women are not treated the same as men and Hollywood has a long history of treating people of color differently.

The OSCAR statuette, which is plated in 24-karat gold, and 13.5 " high and 8.5 lbs heavy is about to get a reality check.

The true story of OSCAR has to be recognized sooner or later. Hollywood must emphasize the truth once and for all.

​Reel life: When movies are "based on a true story" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/reel-life-when-movies-are-based-on-a-true-story

WORTHWHILE INSIDE INFORMATION

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Event: SABEW Hosting free “Drilling Deep” Investigative Reporting Workshop
When: November 30, 2012, 8:00am – 4:30pm
Where: Tampa Tribune, 200-202 S. Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

EPIPHANY * 3 KINGS

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Our family celebrated Christmas and then it was Three Wise Kings Day. It's the Christian holiday commemorated on January 6, falling on the twelfth day after Christmas, and for some denominations, including #Latinos and #Hispanics signals the conclusion of the Christmas season. The 12 days between Christmas and Epiphany are known as the “Twelve Days of Christmas.” The three wise king brought baby Jesus the gifts of Love... Frankincense, Gold, and Myhr.

CITY ISLAND MONORAIL

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Do you know about the Pelham Park & City Island Railroad?

Find out at the City Island Nautical Museum
190 Fordham Street - Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m.

Thomas X. Casey, Bronx historian and Secretary of the East Bronx History Forum,
will give a fascinating talk about New York’s first monorail to City Island and its place in history.

Refreshments will be served and the museum shop will be open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8gd_9iX0C4

www.cityislandmuseum.org

Worst Day?

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As if this year has not been long enough, some say today is going to be the worst day of the year.

The Solstice marks beginning in winter that means the cold temperatures are just around the corner as if they have not already arrived. The winter solstice signifies the longest night and fewest hours of daylight this year.

This is also called Yule and Midwinter, which marks the moment at which the Northern Hemisphere is tilted the farthest from the sun and occurs at the same instant everywhere on Earth.

City Island Halloween Celebration

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Last night I could not sleep. So I was very busy taking about twenty pictures to be used in a photo collage called Autumn Fruit. They look a little like the Italian Renaissance artist Arciibaldi who made mask like surreal pictures of people`s faces out of out of Autumn fruit.

I take many pictures of the sun rising over Hart Island which is across the water from my beach house on City Island next to the Long Island Sound.

A million or more people have been buried on Hart Island by the city over the last 100 years, just over the water. These individuals could not afford a burial elsewhere. However, their records are carefully kept by the city on a computer data base. They will be remembered almost forever.

According to Christian belief, all the dead souls rise up on "All Saints Day Evening," "Holy Evening " or "Halloween". One tradition is that they are actually enjoying themselves back in the world having a party just for the day, starting in the evening for twenty four hours.

In the case of City Island and Hart Island this creates a special consideration.Where are the the million plus dead souls of Hart Island going to go? They cannot all be on Hart Island since is a very small island. There is not even enough standing room only! That can only mean one thing, many of the souls of the dead will be coming to our Halloween Parade on City Island!

On Thursday October 31 Halloween Day I will be giving a talk at the City Island Library "Halloween Sunrise Over Hart Island 2013" It will be a slide show on a large high definition Blue Ray TV set. I will show 500 pictures at 3 second intervals. The show will last about half an hour. There will be hundreds of pictures of dramatic sunrises. I will also show pictures which have a surreal and mysterious theme. These include pictures of some of my own collages "The London Bombing 2006" "Two Bathers", and photos of pictures by Robert Rauchenbergs" " Canyon"and "Bed" Also pictures by the Italian Renaissance Artist Arcibaldi "Winter" "Summer" and "Autumn". Also plenty of photos of desirable Autumn fruit!

Barbara Dolensick, head of the City Island Historical society will also give a talk on the History and significance of Hart Island.

The talk will take place just before the City Island Halloween Parade. The time of the event will be posted by the City Island Library.

Robert G Cox