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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.

AMERICAS CUP: FROM FLINSTONES TO FACEBOOK

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Of all the sailboats built on City Island, many led a 110-year string of two dozen successful races to defend the America's Cup. There was Magic, an 84-foot schooner rebuilt in the David Carll Shipyard in 1869, and Freedom, which was built at the Minneford Shipyard back in 1980.

From 1903 to 1958 race participants relied on sails made by Ratsey & Lapthorn on City Island, doing business from 1900 to 1982. But in 1983, when City Island was not connected to America’s Cup, the US first lost the trophy.

The City Island Nautical Museum will host an exhibit reception and presentation on Sunday, September 15, the day of final race 11* 1:10 pm PT, final race 12* 2:10 pm PT. The local distinguished guest will be boat captain, photographer extraordinaire, as well as proud City Islander Dick Sadler. Dick is the youngest son of the former president of the City Island Historical Society, the late and great Capt. Ed Sadler. Dick enjoys having been the only City Islander working on a boat crew that won America’s Cup. He’ll reminisce about his experiences as well as on working for Ted Turner.

A renowned international event, America's Cup has delivered its shares of flops, but one aspect of this 34th race that has many folks raving is their broadcast coverage. Event organizers are making America's Cup a broadcast-friendly event in order to appeal to the masses. For example, to capture all the action these boats have seven cameras and 14 on-board microphones to document each crew. Three helicopters give an aerial view, while on the water two cameras follow the action on chase-boats.

http://www.americascup.com

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Owls

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Enjoy a holiday bird walk led by naturalist Debbie Becker searching for the legendary owls that winter at Bartow Pell Mansion

Barred, long-eared, saw-whet, and great horned owls have been returning year after year to harbor in the pines and woods around the mansion. Other possible sightings are crossbills and pine siskins that may still be migrating. Join along for a wintery holiday ramble.

CITY ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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PROGRAMS AT THE CITY ISLAND LIBRARY- JUNE 2014

718-885-1703

Serving The City Island Community & the Public Since 1911

Our hours are: Mondays and Thursdays 11 AM-7 PM

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 AM- 6 PM

Fridays and Saturdays 10 AM-5 PM

JUNE CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Bilingual Birdies: This popular program for children returns every week with more fun and story times than ever. Every Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. Friday June 6, 13, 20 and 27.

PAQUITO D’RIVERA & THE MAMBO LEGENDS

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BELDEN POINT PARK

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Better late than never. After a half dozen on again and off again announcements over the years, NYC Greenstreets has finally agreed to focus on City Island. The citywide program to convert paved, vacant traffic islands and medians into green spaces will soon be building on Belden Point. It's about time, that the construction project at the southern tip of City Island officially gets underway. On tax day, this is what some of your property taxes will pay.

UPCOMING MULTICULTURAL CONFERENCES

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ANA ANA Global Marketing Conference, March 14, New York
ANA (Association of National Advertisers) and its sister trade association, WFA (World Federation of Advertisers), will welcome leaders from the global marketing industry and marketers from the world's leading brands as part of its first-ever Global Marketing Conference on March 14 in NYC. The conference line-up features some of the world's leading masters of marketing:
* Chris Burggraeve, Chief Marketing Officer, Anheuser Busch InBev
* Luke Dowdney MBE, CEO & Founder, Luta

RANDALL'S ISLAND FESTIFAL

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GO WITH THE FLOW COMMUNITY FESTIVAL COMES TO RANDALLS ISLAND

Re-Opening of 103rd Street Footbridge, Opening of FLOW.12 Art Installation, Sports Clinics, Cultural Events, Environmental Education and More is Scheduled!

Saturday, June 2, 2012 10:00 a.m. Randall’s Island 103rd Street Footbridge Touchdown Across from the East River Esplanade.

NYC Doo Wop Concert Rescheduled

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Doo Wop concert postponed due to snow... ROCK & ROLL IS HERE TO STAY, but for another day!

Featuring Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, The Platters, Shirley Alston Reeves,
Chiffons, The Coasters and Good Vibrations Lehman Center for the Performing Arts will presents the third annual return of New York’s best DOO WOP concert ROCK & ROLL IS HERE TO STAY for another night of oldies and fun featuring this timeless music’s leading singers and legendary musical groups on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8pm.

SAFETY TIPS AND GOOD ADVICE

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Please take extra special care during this wet, windy and cold weather season. Some conditions may limit sensory abilities and the ability to maintain body heat, so be particularly vigilant about staying warm when you are out in low temperatures.

Wear multiple layers of clothing, a scarf, a winter hat, lined boots and two pairs of socks.

Wear gloves underneath mittens to keep your hands warm.

It’s also a good idea to always carry your cell phone and never leave it behind.

FINE ARTIST

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We continue with our professional profiles. Shiva Jlayer is a talented fine artist, who this month displays at Ron Terner's Focal Point Gallery on NYC's slice of paradise, City Island, http://www.photographybyronterner.com/contact.html as well as at a Manhattan exhibition space. More about that later.