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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.

National Parks Birthday

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The National Park Service's 96th birthday presents opportunities facing our national parks as they near their second century. From the shores of Acadia to the battlefields at Gettysburg, the petroglyphs at Mesa Verde and the bison that roam Yellowstone, our 397 national parks protect and preserve America's heritage.

JAZZ ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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GRAMMY award winners Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra open their performance season at Symphony Space with the newest installment of their Jazz Across the Americas series, this time shifting focus to Venezuela.

As always, an incredible roster of instrumentalists and composers will join the 18-piece powerhouse to bring light to a different patch in the woven quilt of jazz. The orchestra will present the world premiere of “Venezuela Unida” by Edward Simon, a Guggenheim Fellow, which was commissioned by the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance specifically for this concert.

ORCHARD BEACH

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The legendary Orchard Beach has been serving NYC loyalists since the 1930's, making it the oldest and only one in Bronx county.

Its famous Promenade is being revitalized, introducing classics such as the assorted food stands and music concert, which have received updates.

The 1.1 mile-long boardwalk mixes with classic beachfront scenes, making for a one-of-a-kind experience.

GOP No-Shows

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An increasing amount of Republican Party elders is deciding not to attend the big party. US Senators John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Steve Daines will steer clear of their convention to show the GOP establishment's discomfort with presumptive nominee Donald Trump.

The Donald has singlehandedly managed to piss off too many Republicans and the list just keeps on growing.

THE BRONX IS RISING

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Although it was the last of the 62 counties of New York State to be incorporated, The Bronx is rising once again.

The Bronx has an interesting history that can be divided into four periods: a boom period during 1900–29, with a population growth by a factor of six from 200,000 in 1900 to 1.3 million in 1930. The Great Depression and post World War II years saw a slowing of growth leading into an eventual decline. The mid to late century were hard times, as the Bronx declined 1950-85 from a predominantly moderate-income to a predominantly lower-income area with high rates of violent crime and poverty. The Bronx has experienced an economic and developmental resurgence starting in the late 1980s, which can be heard, seen and felt today.

The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) Laboratory’s Fall/Winter Performance Series curated by City Lore Folklorist Elena Martínez and Grammy-nominated musician Bobby Sanabria.

The recently opened BMHC Laboratory in Crotona East is a 1,400 square foot performance, gallery, and retail space where Bronx artists can innovate and showcase their work, even before the permanent home to the BMHC opens in 2015. The Lab is a music incubator that hosts artists-in-residence, concerts, open mics, film screenings, galleries, arts retail, wellness events and roundtable discussions for musicians, artisans, and the community to enjoy. It is run by WHEDco (Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation).

Entering A New Era?

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Some folks say that we're beginning to see a nation of individuals who are taking notice of the kind of divide that we have between those who have and the ones who do not.

Liberals are bemoaning what they are calling “a tale of two Nations as they seek to gather suburban and rural support for an urban agenda after years of frustrated efforts to win a minimum wage tied to inflation, education, crime, immigration and poverty charged topics

Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing

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Pretend you’re visiting Manhattan to watch the live version of “Dancing With the Stars”, but a different band performing every night during this 18-year-old annual dance festival. You say you can not do the salsa? No problem: A dancing lesson precedes the live performance. The feeling in the air on the tango night is much different from the next night, and you get to dance with strangers.

ASSORTED INTERESTING EVENTS

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Event: NPF’s Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship
When: June 23, 2014, 5:00pm EDT (deadline)
Where: Washington, D.C.
The Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship is NPF’s signature Washington education program for DC-based journalists. In nine day-long sessions—once a month from September through June—journalists get to know and learn from Washington officials, experts and seasoned journalists. The application Deadline is Monday, June 23, 2014 at 5:00PM EDT. Details can be found by watching this VIDEO and the APPLICATION is on our website. Questions? Contact Reyna Levine at reyna@nationalpress.org

Event: 2014 Mid-Atlantic Azbee Award Banquet
When: June 24, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: Kora Restaurant & Lounge, Arlington, VA
Please join us on June 24 to honor the Mid-Atlantic Regional Winners of the 2014 Azbee Awards of Excellence! Hosted by the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE), the awards banquet will take place at Kora Restaurant & Lounge in Arlington, Virginia, from 6 – 8pm on Tuesday, June 24. Kent Kiser, Publisher of Scrap, the bimonthly magazine of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, will be giving a brief talk about his own award nomination and how one never knows where great editorial ideas may come from! Awards will be handed out to the winners and fun will be had by all. Register here

LUNAFEST

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CNR's Women’s Studies is holding a film festival tonight 21, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Nine short films, diverse in style and content, and done by, for, and about women, will be shown.

LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION

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Composer, producer and Beatles expert Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with the band as they create their bestselling album -- The Beatles (commonly referred to as the White Album).

Released in 1968, the White Album’s thirty songs span almost every style of music -- from hard rock to country to chamber music to avant garde. Its recording took place during a remarkable year in Beatles history that included a lengthy trip to India and the arrival of Yoko Ono.