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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.

THE BRONX DOMINICAN PARADE

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On Monday, Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. and Bronx Dominican Parade Committee Directors Felipe Febles and Rosa Ayala will announce the celebrations that will lead up to the 23rd Annual Gran Parada Dominicana de El Bronx (Bronx Dominican Day Parade).

The Bronx Dominican Day Parade will take place on Sunday, July 29th, from East Tremont to 167th street. Borough President Diaz will present a proclamation launching the Bronx Dominican Day Parade Week 2012.

Monday, July 23 @ 11:00 AM Bronx County Building Rotunda 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx.

PLANNED PROTESTS

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US citizens are on edge after a black Army veteran killed five lawmen during a Texas sniper attack that added safety anxieties to our nation, which is divided about guns and how police treat minority citizens.

Meanwhile, there are planned protests scheduled throughout this weekend as people everywhere just want to be free of police brutality.

I Like Surprises

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An old school buddy Dennis Thomson, has got to be one of my favorite childhood pals. He recently surprised me once again. This time with a ticket to a very special concert he had invited me to a half century ago and now wanted us attend the 50th Anniversary concert tour of a famous folk singer. A performer we enjoyed in the New York area the first time was at MSG, while this one was at PAC.

ZODIACAL CONSIDERATIONS

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Feelings and sexual attractions are intense. Psychic impressions are attention-grabbing. Sparks could fly in a close relationship or in a romance but if there is a storm it should blow over quickly.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Changing conditions bring improvement to communications in a friendship, family relationship, marriage or love affair. A personality attribute you once viewed negatively in yourself or someone close to you now looks like a positive.

JOBS

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Tuesday, August 13, 7:00P doors open at 6:30 pm at NYIT Auditorium, 1871 Broadway 61st and 62nd Streets RSVP: www.cencom.org "It only takes one person to start a revolution."

Be one of the first to see this fascinating movie! Join us at this special screening of the extraordinary story of Steve Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher, the renowned original innovator and ground-breaking entrepreneur who let nothing stand in the way of greatness. The film tells the epic and turbulent story of Jobs as he blazes a trail that changed technology - and the world - forever.

LAST FIRST FRIDAY

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FRIDAY From-5:30 - 8:30 p.m. THE FINAL CONCERT OF THE YEAR. Holiday First Friday with the Metropolitones.

The historic Bartow-Pell Mansion was decorated with the holiday spirit with a collection of gorgeous Christmas trees.

The trees are all inspired by children’s Christmas stories and each have their own unique look. They were created by a slew of designers from Westchester and the Bronx.

There were a total of eight storybook trees filling the halls of the mansion.

The live holiday carols were supplied by Metropolitones, an all female A Capella group.

CITY ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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PROGRAMS AT THE CITY ISLAND LIBRARY- MAY 2014 * 718-885-1703
Serving The City Island Community & the Public Since 1911.
Hours are:
Mondays and Thursdays 11 AM-7P Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 AM- 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays 10 AM-5 PM

MAY CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Read-a-Loud: The first Friday of every month will have a read-a-loud in the early afternoon. Listen to the librarian’s choices and feel free to bring your family’s favorite to share. Our Read-a-Loud program is slowly transitioning into more of a Toddler Time activity. Friday, May 2nd , 11AM to 11:30.

NYBG

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Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more designed by artist Michael Natiello await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children Adventure Garden. Youngsters play inside a "gourd-geous" Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, have a "hoot" finding out what owls eat by dissecting pellets, and look for wiggly worms under a rotting log. Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear scary costumes for daily parades through the Adventure Garden. Get your tickets.
Creepy Creatures Weekend

SWING UNIVERSITY ADVANCED DEGREE

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Swing University is all about jazz and how to listen to it. Students learn how to follow song form, understand the roles of soloists within the ensemble in a jazz performance, and explore the significant events in the music's history.

Courses are taught with the help of special guest lecturers, Swing University offers a wide range of courses to suit all jazz lovers from novices to jazz cats.

For questions, call 212-258-9922

http://www.jalc.org/jazzED/swingU.html

Hollywood’s Obsession with Music

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Hollywood is in lust with the true potential for popular and identifiable music in films. More Although this trend has boomed in recent years, musical adaptations as a genre have existed for quite some time. In order to truly understand the current phenomenon, you first must look at their evolution.