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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.

WORTHWHILE EVENTS

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Event: Deadline Club Media Mixer at Sardi's
When: June 25, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: The second floor bar at Sardi's, 234 West 44th Street, New York
The Deadline Club will host a free media mixer in the fabulous second floor bar at Sardi's, at 234 West 44th Street, in the heart of Times Square. Come mingle with fellow journalists from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday, June 25, and see how many of the famous caricatures you can identify! For more information about the club, go to www.deadlineclub.org. RSVP: Although this is a free event, you must RSVP

Event: A Conversation with John Hendricks, Founder & Executive Chairman of Discovery Communications
When: June 27, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Ballroom
John Hendricks, Founder & Executive Chairman of Discovery Communications, will discuss his new book "A Curious Discovery: An Entrepreneur's Story" in conversation with award-winning journalist Paula Zahn. Media titan John Hendricks tells the remarkable story of building one of the most successful media empires in the world. Hendricks takes you behind the scenes of some of the network’s most popular shows including: The Deadliest Catch, Mythbusters, The Crocodile Hunter, Plant Earth, Dirty Jobs, and Trading Spaces. It also imparts crucial lessons from the network’s setbacks. Registration is required at http://www.press.org/events/discovery

Event: 10th Annual Hacks vs. Flacks
When: July 14, 2013, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Where: Central Park, Field #7
Start warming up now for the NYFWA’s traditional softball game and picnic that pits reporters against the PR professionals. We're be celebrating its 10th year. Last year, the Hacks came roaring back after a 2011 ignominious defeat. The city's Parks & Recreation department has moved us back to our more traditional Field #7, just north of the oval, North Meadow, Great Lawn, Central Park, 4-6 PM. RSVP: nyfwa@aol.com **Central Park closes its field on rainy days, so if there is rain that day, before heading out please call the following number to make sure the field is available to us: 212-628-1036 Ext. 806.

Event: Accountability in Indian Country – Be a Better Business Watchdog
When: July 18, 2013
Where: Phoenix, AZ
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, "Accountability in Indian Country – Be a Better Business Watchdog," which kicks off the Native American Journalists Association’s annual conference in Phoenix. Presented by IRE’s training director Jaimi Dowdell and The Daily Advertiser’s watchdog editor Dianna Hunt, this daylong training offers hands-on tips for finding, downloading and analyzing online databases using Excel. Register at the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/18Tj0qI

Event: Abe Fellowship for Journalists
When: September 15, 2013 (deadline)
Where: Online
The Abe Fellowship for Journalists is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects. Fellows are expected to produce an analytical article or feature story that will inform public debate or a policy community one of the following topics:
1) Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches to Security and Diplomacy
2) Global and Regional Economic Issues
3) Social and Cultural Issues
For information on eligibility criteria or to apply, please visit us at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship-for-journalists/. Contact SSRC staff at abe@ssrc.org with any questions or concerns.

Event: Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story
When: September 28, 2013
Where: Madison, WI
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, "Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story," at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Award-winning professors Alec Klein of Northwestern University and Chris Roush of the University of North Carolina lead this daylong training, which focuses on identifying and developing local investigative business stories. Register at the main workshop page: http://bit.ly/16B86li

CITY ISLAND CIVIC MEETING

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The next meeting of the City Island Civic Association will take place 7:30 PM on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 190 Fordham Street. There are no special guests expected at this time.

OSCARS TONIGHT

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The 86th annual Oscar ceremony kicks off tonight with a splash from the soaked Dolby Theater.
Ellen DeGeneres is expected to host tonight's telecast with very little chance of surprises.

"Gravity" should lead the ceremony in Oscars for visual effects and cinematography. Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron is considered a lock for best director for seamlessly marshaling new digital technology to render the lost-in-space drama. He could be the very first Latino to win the category.

Free Film - LARGER THAN LIFE

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NYC Parks Department, Central Park Conservancy, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and IFP

FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING at Tavern on the Green

Before the film, director Dori Berinstein, a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, will introduce the screening

FEEDING VETERANS

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NYC Council Member James Vacca, the Vacca Volunteer Corps, and the American Legion Korony Post will be volunteering to help serve meals to veterans residing at the nursing home at Bronx VA Medical Center, and also enjoying a meal with the former servicemen and servicewomen.

WHO: Councilman Vacca, Vacca Volunteer Corps members, Korony Post members, Bronx veterans

WHAT: Serving meals to veterans residing at the Bronx VA Hospital nursing home

WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 12 Noon

WHERE: Bronx VA Medical Center, 130 W. Kingsbridge Road, Bronx

Asian megatropolis

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This metropolis is definitely a mega city. They call it Shanghai and it is like The Big Apple on steroids.

Depending on who you listen to Shanghai is said to have a population of more than 23 million, but our crazy cowboy cab driver, aka speed demon insisted it has 27 million people. In either case, this is by far the largest and the most developed metropolis in The Peoples Republic of China, PRC. With nearly 3 thousand square miles, Shanghai physically, literally, and figuratively rocks in every way shape, or form.

AMERICAN POPE

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As the first Pontiff from Latin America, he can be referred to as a truly American Pope. So will The Holy Father teach our US politicians a good lesson in humility and how to get along with one another, or is that really asking for too much?

After touring Cuba and lecturing the Castro brothers about the importance of religious freedom and service, The Pontiff is expected to arrive today and meet with President, Vice President and will also address a joint session of Congress.

THE SAINT OF FORT WASHINGTON

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Saturday April 28th @ 2:00 PM City Island Library Presents: THE SAINT OF FORT WASHINGTON

FILMED ON LOCATION:WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, PELHAM PARKWAY & HART ISLAND

ASSORTED INTERSTING EVENTS

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Event: Freelance Writers Meetup – Free Beer and Good Times!
When: August 7, 2012, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: 121 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
We're stepping outside of our usual monthly format for a little summer fun. Join us for free beer (Yuengling and Bud Light) and great company at our summer happy hour. The festivities will take place at 121 Fulton Street, a gastropub in the Financial District. It's located between between Nassau and Dutch Street (on Fulton, of course).

KARMA KINDNESS

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He was doing what he normally does when an interesting individual or a wonderful opportunity crosses his path. This is how Ron Terner explained the circumstances which inspired karma kindness.