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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.

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site

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On Wednesday, July 4, starting at 10:30 AM, please join us for a traditional

Independence Day Celebration, featuring music, speeches, refreshments, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and tolling of the historic St. Paul's church bell - 13 times. Keynote speaker is Hon. Coleen Duffy, State Supreme Court Justice.

On Thursday, July 5, at 7 PM,

A tree grows at St. Paul’s. A talk and walk, led by Jessica Schuler, Director of Family Forest, New York Botanical Gardens, exploring the history and variety of trees at the site.

KATRA FILMS

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Special night presented by Indie WIRE's Latino Buzz to showcase some of the best Latino Shorts from around the world.

NO COVER - Free Event www.katranyc.com

Katra - 217 Bowery Street, New York, New York 10002

Very Bad Day

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International experts are tallying the economic costs of “A Day Without a Woman”, but global economists fear that if every working woman in America walked out for one day, the U.S. gross domestic product would take a $21-billion hit.

The figure doesn’t even count the labor of love from mom and grandmothers' unpaid job contributions, which aren’t factored into the GDP but would make the sum painfully higher.

Women’s annual share of our nation’s GDP amounts to $7.6 trillion. That’s greater than the $5.2-trillion GDP of Japan, which has the world’s third-largest economy.

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

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FIRST FRIDAYS - Tonight! Friday, July 5 @ 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us to hear pianist-singer-bandleader Mark Anthony Reid tonight as part of our collaboration with the Bronx Music Heritage Center. This versatile and much sought-after musician and his band flow seamlessly from American Standards and jazz to classical, gospel, and reggae. Mark is joined tonight by saxophonist Paula Atherton. Don't miss it!

The trolley makes a continuous hourly loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island starting at 5:25 p.m. Bronx Music Heritage Center

BEAUTIFUL BRONX

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The Bronx is home to arts and cultural organizations as vibrant and diverse as the neighborhoods they serve. From the spectacular living collections at the New York Botanical Garden, Wave Hill and Bronx Zoo that allows visitors to embrace the fall season, the contemporary art exhibits, The Bronx Culture Trolley route.

November 2013 - The Bronx offers a range of exciting activities.

CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION

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Creating Apps: Reaching Out in Real-Time

Tuesday, March 11

6:30 to 8:00 pm

With millions of apps for multiple smartphone operating systems, is there anything new under the sun? Hear from those in the vanguard of the burgeoning apps industry about the newest innovations in the social ad space: next gen real-time adaptive apps for activity-based ads. And find out what they look for in new hires!

Chris Cunningham, Co-Founder and CEO, appssavvy

Drew Breunig, VP of Strategy, PlaceIQ

Michael Bayle, SVP, Global Programmatic, xAd, Inc.

First Friday! Music + Bronx Seaside Trolley

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Enjoy the magic of the mansion with the refreshing sound of folk-rock band Hawthorne. Tour the house, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. Then hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley to explore City Island.

The trolley makes a continuous loop from the Pelham Bay Park #6 subway station to BPMM to City Island starting at 5:25 p.m.

Holiday Celebrations

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NY Senator Jeff Klein will be holding his 17th Annual Christmas tree lighting this Friday, Dec. 16, at Peace Memorial Plaza (Williamsbridge Road and Pelham Parkway). This holiday tradition will feature caroling from students at St. Lucy's School and a special appearance by Santa! There will also be cocoa and treats for the first 100 children attending. For more information, call 1-800-718-2039.

Menorah Lighting

Location: Bronx House, 990 Pelham Parkway South

Date: Dec 20th

Time: 3:30 pm.

There will be cookies and hot cocoa.
Christmas Tree Lighting

TODAY * NYC Marathon

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New York City Marathon course is a 26.2-mile block party through the world’s most diverse city, and it's a model for big-city marathons around the world. We will update information when it becomes available.

Numerous bridge and street closures will be in effect citywide from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, 11/2/14, in support of the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon, including the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. In addition, the upper level of the bridge will be closed in both directions beginning at 11:00 PM tonight for roadway preparation. For further information visit:

IMAGINE

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John Lennon would have celebrated his 75th birthday today. He asked anyone who would listen to imagine...

John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band The Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.
He was murdered on a cold night in December of 1980 in NYC when he was 40 years old, right outside his home at The Dakota Apartments.

BBC News - In Pictures: Remembering John Lennon on his 75th birthday http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-34446020