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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.

NYC Mayoral Forum

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You Are Invited to the 2013 LatinTRENDS NYC Mayoral Forum

Sept 5th, 7pm-8:30pm | CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Ave New York, NY

RSVP today at rsvp.latintrends@gmail.com

“Helping the poor, middle class and small business owners achieve more prosperity”

LatinTRENDS will host Mayoral Forum on September 5th from 7pm – 8:30pm at CUNY Graduate Center.

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN... 5 Days

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City Island Images found a Christmas tree in Hays Kansas which was upstaged by Wild Bill Hickok.

Not surprising because Wild Bill Hickok is a superstar, who was remembered for his services in Kansas as sheriff of Hays, where his iron-handed rule helped to tame the frontier. He is also remembered for the cards he was holding when he was shot dead. They were a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights and since known as the dead man's hand.

NY Puerto Rican Day Parade

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Que Viva Puerto Rico... La Isla Bonita.

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade, now in its 57th year focused less on corporate sponsors and more on Puerto Rican heritage with all floats having a cultural theme, in response to criticism that past floats were too commercial.

New Yorkers once again showed their Puerto Rican pride by stepping out along Fifth Avenue with bells, whistles and colorful clothing today.

Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

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Friday, October 14-Sunday, October 16

12:00-4:00 p.m.

Enjoy free guided tours and special programs at BPMM.

The Historic House Trust Festival, New York City History Never Tasted So Good, and openhousenewyork weekends are celebrated in all five boroughs, all weekend long. See all the events here and here.

High Time for Low Tea

Friday, October 14Low Tea

4:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 15

4:30 p.m.

Cambodia Human Rights - Gun Control

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Cambodia Fact-Finding Trip and the Crowley Experience
February 28, 2012 12:30 PM - 1:30 pm
Location: Room 302, Fordham Law School, 140 W. 62nd St. New York, NY 10023
Contact: Aya Fujimura-Fanselow | afujimurafanselow@law.fordham.edu
Following a semester-long course of study focusing on international human rights law, as well as Cambodian culture, law, and history, eight Fordham Law School students traveled to Cambodia to conduct fieldwork on the intersection between mental health and human rights in Cambodia.

BRONX MUSEUM AWARDS

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¡Retumba! receives a Taino Award: "Guaitiao/Friendship Award for “Community” TODAY, Saturday, April 18th at The Bronx Museum for the Arts on Grand Concourse and 165th Street, Bronx, NY. Doors open at 4P. Award ceremony begins at 5P. Come and join the celebration! There will be music, dance, songs and words. Food and vendors, too.

www,retumba.org

The Bronx Museum has raised $1 million for acquisitions and has added works by several major artists to its permanent collection.

The museum was founded in 1971 and began building a collection in 1986, is typically able to spend $10,000 to $50,000 a year for acquisitions. It receives donations and bequests of work, but it has often struggled to add significant works.

http://www.bronxmuseum.org/

COLONIAL DAY @ ST PAUL's CHURCH

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St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
914-667-4116 www.nps.gov/sapa

Contact: David Osborn (site manager), at 914-667-4116; dostpaul@yahoo.com
Colonial Day, at National Historic Site in Westchester County, Sat., June 9

Colonial era crafts, music, games and toys, dancing, cooking and military demonstrations are featured in the Colonial Day event, at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, in Mt. Vernon, NY, on Saturday afternoon June 9, from noon to 4 PM.

NEWSHOOKS

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Next week there will be an international party in many Asian countries.. This year over a billion people will celebrate the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal of the cycle. The next Year of the Monkey is 2028. MONKEY IS METAL AND WATER.

Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to wisdom and danger. Therefore, we will deal with more financial events in the year of the Monkey. Monkey is a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant animal. If you want to have good return for your money investment, then you need to outsmart the Monkey. Metal is also connected to the Wind.Male Fire is connected to Monkey. Therefore, 2016 is the Red Fire Monkey.

Which Chinese Zodiac sign are you? Your sign is derived from the year you were born in the Chinese lunar calendar.

The years below are a rough guide, but if you were born in January or February it may be slightly different as the new year moves between 21 January and February 20.

Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960

Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961

Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962

Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963

Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964

Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965

Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966

Sheep: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967

Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968

Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969

Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970

Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

BRONX CHAMBER EVENTS

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TODAY-06/07/2012
Job Fair
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce & the New York State Department of Labor present "Job Fair Month". meet area businesses, get resume tips & attend some workshops.

06/15/2012
The Bronx Commercial / Investment Forum
Take this opportunity to learn about the advantages and opportunities of being in The Bronx from successful business leaders as well as visionaries that have made the move and relocated to The Bronx.

06/16/2012
The Bronx Residential Open House

IOU IN IOWA

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As the 2016 campaign now begins in earnest, all presidential contenders are pleading with each and every one of their Iowa supporters to do their best get to the caucuses on Monday.

Iowa is the first battleground for the US presidential nominations ahead of election day. Iowans are the first Americans to vote for who they think should be their political party’s nominee.