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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.

Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade

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The Bronx 27th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade and Latino pride was on display Sunday on the Grand Concourse. But Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. reportedly wanted nothing to do with this historic event.

Was it that he wasn't in the mood to party because The Bronx continues to have the highest unemployment rate compared to any other county in New York, according to local and national data?

City Island Images asked his press secretary and also his communications director if President Diaz Jr. could tell us why and when this disturbing trend will ever end? However, the response we received 20 hours later was we're working hard to change that! No further details from the borough president's office.

Meanwhile, the parade started back in 1987 with around a dozen groups marching that year. Today's event, featured more than one hundred local, national and international organizations, which marched from 190th Street and Grand Concourse to Van Cortlandt Avenue East for a post-parade festival. Here is more from NY1 and News 12 The Bronx.

27th annual Puerto Rican Day parade held on Grand Concourse in the Bronx - News 12 Bronx http://bronx.news12.com/news/27th-annual-puerto-rican-day-parade-held-on...

Bronx Celebrates Puerto Rican Heritage * http://shar.es/VRdS2

World Resources

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Media, including TV, radio, newspapers, government contacts around the world

World Net Daily http://www.worldnetdaily.com/

World News from http://pandia.com/news/

Middle East Search Engines: http://www.searchenginewatch.com/links/

Regional_Search_Engines/Middle_East/index.html

World Search Engines by Region: http://www.searchenginewatch.com/links/Regional_Search_Engines/

Search Engines-broken down into 8 types: http://www.searchenginewatch.com/links/
News Search Engines: http://searchenginewatch.com/links/News_Search_Engines/Major_News_Search...

THE PICTURE HOUSE

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In celebration of Columbus Day week, the 11th Annual Westchester Italian Film Festival begins on Friday at The Pelham Picture House. Five films will be shown during the festival, including Weddings and Other Disasters, Corpo Celeste, Happy Family, 20 Cigarettes and Love & Slaps. The festival will run through Monday, Oct. 17.

A festival pass is $40 to the general public and $30 for Picture House members. Individual tickets are $9 for general admission, $8 for seniors/students/children and $6 for members.

Bronx Arts Ensemble

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 at 8 pm
JAZZ WITH VALERIE CAPERS
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Road, Bronx
Tickets: $20/$15 for students & seniors | Buy Tickets
includes wine & cheese reception

WATCH VIDEO>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CugZH2IWhr4&feature=youtu.be
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SUNDAY, MARCH 11 at 2 pm
THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
Lovinger Theatre at Lehman College • 250 Bedford Park Blvd West
$6 | Buy Tickets

VINE'S OUT OF TIME

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We've heard through the grapevine that Twitter has flown off the handle and canceled Vine. The 15 minutes of fame was reduced to six seconds and now it's down and out.

Vine's dead. Is Twitter next? http://cnnmon.ie/2fbOMJx via @CNNMoney

“Important News about Vine” by @vine https://medium.com/@vine/important-news-about-vine-909c5f4ae7a7#.7humud5fv

Twitter is killing off Vine http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/27/13437576/twitter-killing-vine?utm_cam... via @Verge

I-PAD ATTRACTIONS

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The following links are recommended by City Island Images and are family friendly.

20+ Fun Free Apps that Promote Student Centered Learning & Literacy

http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2012/03/07/20-fun-free-apps-that-pro...

Nearpod for delivering quizzes and synchronized use of iPads in the classroom

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/05/nearpod-create-and-deliver-quiz...

Promote Active Learning with iPads for Radiologic Science Students

Worthwhile Assorted Events

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Event: Get PR Smart: Master Blogger Relations
When: October 26, 2012, 9:00 – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Zenger Room

SPRING LUNCHEON

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As the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors' eyes - a fresh, green breast of the new world. Its vanished trees … had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby

Longtime City Island resident, Dr. Eric Sanderson will offer a lecture on Manhattan at the Bartow-Pell Spring Luncheon on June 6th mentioned, tickets are $75, $125, or $175 with the latter two getting your name listed in the program. Please make your reservations before May 31, 2013.

In 2000 Dr. Eric W. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society had an idea. As recently profiled in The New Yorker, Dr. Sanderson’s idea was a method, using a combination of historical maps, modern computational geography, and old-fashioned scientific sleuthing, to resurrect a lost chapter in the history of New York City: the ecology of Manhattan Island at the moment just before Henry Hudson in what someday would be New York, on September 12, 1609. What Hudson and crew found, no more, no less, was a long, wooded island, rich with wildlife, situated in a teeming tidal estuary, a robust wild place that would today be a national park were it not the site of “the city at the center of the world.”

Dr. Sanderson is a landscape ecologist; he works at the boundary of ecology and geography, but informed by a background in literature and an interest in history. His day job with the Wildlife Conservation Society (formerly the New York Zoological Society) focuses on planning conservation of wildlife (lions, tigers, bears, jaguars, tapirs, peccaries, American crocodiles, North American bison and Mongolian gazelle to date) and wild places (Argentina, Tanzania, Mongolia, and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the Adirondack Park, in the USA, for starters.) He has also mapped the Human Footprint and Last of the Wild, the first ever visual representation of modern humanity’s impact on its only planet at less than one square mile resolution. His conservation efforts have been featured in National Geographic Magazine, the New York Times, Der Spiegel and Ranger Rick. He has edited two scientific books and written numerous scientific papers.

He is probably best know though for his Mannahatta Project, about which Nick Paumgarten writes in October 1, 2007 edition of The New Yorker, “. . .aspires to minute verisimilitude, down to the varieties of moss, and will facilitate a kind of naturalist’s version of George-Washington-slept-here.” Using a combination of historical maps and records, modern ecological theory, and the latest in computational geography, he is literally reconstructing the ecology of Mannahatta stream by stream and hill by hill – re-placing the American chestnuts, passenger pigeons, wolves and mountain lions back on the modern cityscape within a block of their former location. Cutting edge visualization techniques allow Dr. Sanderson and his team to place a camera in any window in Manhattan today and take the photograph of the same view on that fateful September afternoon, allowing New Yorkers and others to visualize how Manhattan has changed over the intervening years, and encouraging them to think about what the next four hundred years might bring. “You could do the same thing for Cleveland, but it wouldn’t have the same impact,” Sanderson said of his project. “New York is the archetypal city, so in some ways the nature that underlies it is also archetypal.” Images from his project can be viewed at:

wcs.org/mannahatta

http://www.newyorker.com/online/2007/10/01/slideshow_071001_maps.

TORNADO WATCH

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TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE ..TORNADO WATCH 543 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM EDT FOR THE
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NEW YORK COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

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OTSEGO PUTNAM QUEENS
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THE BEATLES

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This is certainly not one of David Letterman's top ten list, not even close. But since today is the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles first US broadcast appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which is now the same stage where that show is recorded each day, we figured why not try out. Enjoy the musical journey, which at times may appear to get just a bit loud and bumpy.