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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.

RETUMBA AMONG NYC's BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

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Mike Bloomberg's Arts and Culture Show invited City Island's Retumba to his annual PARTY!

The Mayor’s Awards for Arts & Culture is also graciously supported by
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc., Michael Lynne and Bedell Cellars,
and Shai Tertner of Shiraz Events.

4/20 High

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Did you know that April 20 is commonly known as marijuana day? Pot smokers everywhere are celebrating the unofficial holiday of the wacky weed.

This is the marijuana culture's high holiday when folks fly to pot shops in legal weed states to take advantage of sales.

In 1971, a group of students pot-heads puts their collective heads together at a San Rafael High campus in the San Francisco Bay area @ 4:20 p.m. 420 became their code word for pot. It is also common knowledge that medical marijuana is being prescribed throughout the US.

MASS MEDIA EVENTS

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Event: Deadline Club Midsummer Mixer at Mad46
When: July 29, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Mad46, on top of the Roosevelt Hotel, at Madison Avenue and 46th Street
The Deadline Club will host a free media mixer at Mad46, a trendy rooftop bar on top of the Roosevelt Hotel, from 6pm to 9pm on Monday, July 29. A cash bar will be available. This is an encore performance. Some of The Deadline Club's most popular media mixers were hosted there last summer. Space is limited, so RSVP today. https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7279530271

HOLIDAY GIFTS AT FOCAL POINT

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VISIT RON TERNER'S FOCAL POINT GALLERY IN MIDTOWN CITY ISLAND

www.photographybyronterner.com/

Avant-Garde artist Ron Terner has been practicing professional photography as an advanced art form for nearly two decades. Terner's work has been featured in major media outlets as well as multiple photography magazines and is now the focus of a piece on Cablevision's Bronxnet.

FOCAL POINT 321 City Island Ave, NY 10464 (718) 885-1403

http://www.bronxnet.org/tv/viewvideo/3439/bronxnet-packages/tim-moses-pa...

MULTICULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

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April 2014

Apr 1-4, "Hispanicize 2014, Latino Trends," Miami, FL. http://www.hispanicizeevent.com/news/hispanicize-2014-sets-dates-hints-a.... Contact: 305-321-5002

Apr 14-15, "3rd Annual MLB Diversity Business Summit: The Diversity Employment and Business Opportunity Career and Trade Fair," Major Baseball League and New York Yankees, NYC. MLB.com/diversitysummit

The East Bronx History Forum - "Highbrigh Irish"

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The East Bronx History Forum will open its 63rd meeting, hosting a talk by Kate Feighery on the Irish community in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. The program will be held at the Huntington Free Library and Reading Room at 9 Westchester Square, Bronx New York. The meeting is free and open to the public and all are welcome to come.

VISIT THESE LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

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Bartow-Pell Mansion and Museum
http://bartowpellmansionmuseum.org

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
http://www.nps.gov

Bronx River Alliance
http://www.bronxriver.org

Hutchinson River Restoration Project
http://www.hutchinsonriverrestorationproject.org

Friends of the Woodlawn Cemetery
http://www.friendsofwoodlawn.org

The City Island Historical Society and Nautical Museum
http://www.cityislandmuseum.org

THE BRONX COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
http://www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org

North River Historic Ship Society
http://www.nrhss.org

This Week in Her and History

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This Week in History, Dec 7 - Dec 13

Dec 07, 1941
Pearl Harbor bombed. At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II. With diplomatic negotiations with Japan breaking down, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his advisers knew that an imminent Japanese attack was probable, but nothing had been done to increase security at the important naval base at Pearl Harbor. It was Sunday morning, and many military personnel had been given passes to attend religious services off base. At 7:02 a.m., two radar operators spotted large groups of aircraft in flight toward the island from the north, but, with a flight of B-17s expected from the United States at the time, they were told to sound no alarm. Thus, the Japanese air assault came as a devastating surprise to the naval base.

Dec 08, 1980
John Lennon shot. John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles, the rock group that transformed popular music in the 1960s, is shot and killed by an obsessed fan in New York City. The 40-year-old artist was entering his luxury Manhattan apartment building when Mark David Chapman shot him four times at close range with a .38-caliber revolver. Lennon, bleeding profusely, was rushed to the hospital but died en route. Chapman had received an autograph from Lennon earlier in the day and voluntarily remained at the scene of the shooting until he was arrested by police. For a week, hundreds of bereaved fans kept a vigil outside the Dakota--Lennon's apartment building--and demonstrations of mourning were held around the world. John Lennon was one half of the singing-songwriting team that made the Beatles the most popular musical group of the 20th century. The other band leader was Paul McCartney, but the rest of the quartet--George Harrison and Ringo Starr--sometimes penned and sang their own songs as well. Hailing from Liverpool, England, and influenced by early American rock and roll, the Beatles took Britain by storm in 1963 with the single "Please Please Me." "Beatlemania" spread to the United States in 1964 with the release of "I Want to Hold Your Hand," followed by a sensational U.S. tour. With youth poised to break away from the culturally rigid landscape of the 1950s, the "Fab Four," with their exuberant music and good-natured rebellion, were the perfect catalyst for the shift.

Center For Communication

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The Tribeca Film Festival and Center for Communication invite you to the Annual Bloomberg BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT panel. This year's topic is Going Global: Will Co-Production Save the Film Industry? which focuses on the recent rise of international film co-production, and explores the benefits and obstacles of this often complex but rewarding strategy.

WHEN: Monday, April 23, 2:30 to 4:00 pm

WHERE: SVA Theater 2 Beatrice, 333 West 23rd Street (b'twn. 8th and 9th Aves.)

FREE. Open to the public; no ticket required.

Center For Communication

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Curators and Collaborators
Wednesday, November 4, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
The New School, Theresa Lang Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor (between 5th and 6th Aves)

Never has there been more opportunities to be distracted and overstimulated. The curated newsletter has become a way for journalists to break through the clutter, position themselves as trusted personal aggregators, and engage a dedicated audience with interesting news and insights.

Meet these curators:
Erica Cerulo, Co-founder, Of A Kind
Jessica Grose, Editor-in Chief, Lenny Letter