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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.

Today in Her and History

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Today is Saturday, March 1, the 60th day of 2014. There are 305 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

On March 1, 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the spectators' gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five members of Congress. The United States detonated a dry-fuel hydrogen bomb, codenamed Castle Bravo, at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands; the explosive yield of 15 megatons, much greater than expected, dropped radioactive fallout on occupied islands hundreds of miles away.

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VINE'S OUT OF TIME

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We've heard through the grapevine that Twitter has flown off the handle and canceled Vine. The 15 minutes of fame was reduced to six seconds and now it's down and out.

Vine's dead. Is Twitter next? http://cnnmon.ie/2fbOMJx via @CNNMoney

“Important News about Vine” by @vine https://medium.com/@vine/important-news-about-vine-909c5f4ae7a7#.7humud5fv

Twitter is killing off Vine http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/27/13437576/twitter-killing-vine?utm_cam... via @Verge

Charles Dickens Exibit

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Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was Britain's first true literary superstar. In his time, he attracted international adulation on an unprecedented scale, and many of his books became instant classics. Today, his popularity continues unabated, and his work remains not only widely read but widely adapted to stage and screen.

CULTURE SATURDAY

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HollyTrolley- BCA’s Culture Trolley Saturday returns on December 10th with an afternoon of free trolley rides, attractions, free giveaways, including a number of exhibitions, interactive games, dance and craft workshops, a benefit comic book sale, and a holiday craft sale by bronxArtworks artisans. The day begins and ends at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street. Click here for directions. Admission is free and all are welcome.

The afternoon line-up includes...

12:00am-5:00pm

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

EBOLA information

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Here's a few quick links for credible information about The Ebola Virus and precautions.

8 essential Ebola FAQs answered http://nyp.st/1shiuer

Questions to BBC's Umaru Fofana in Sierra Leone http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29539473

Man Diagnosed With Ebola In Texas Dies In Hospital http://n.pr/Zt27jC

U.S. to monitor incoming travelers for Ebola symptoms | http://to.pbs.org/1pR2L0T

Ebola outbreak: UK sending 750 troops to Sierra Leone http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29542129

Ebola patient in Dallas hospital dies http://usat.ly/1xpc7WF

ASSORTED INTERSTING EVENTS

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Event: New Media, New Ethics?
When: April 14, 2012, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Where: 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY
Do old ethics apply to new media? Can journalists stay true to traditional media values in a new media world or do we need a new set of ethics to govern its use? Join the Newswomen's Club of New York as we explore this matter with an esteemed panel of experts.
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DO YOU REMEMEBER?

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This is the first time my two daughters were on television. Natasha Yusta and Sabrina Soto were invited to appear on "Romper Room". This was a popular TV program for kids, broadcast all over the world from 1953 to 1994. The show took place inside a studio/classroom and featured a kindergarten teacher who read stories and played games with the children.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtkcQReuHzg&feature=plcp

HEALTH & WELLNESS SUMMIT

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On Saturday, April 6, at Fordham University, Bronx Borough President's Office will host a first ever Bronx Health & Wellness Summit. They have worked hard to put together a comprehensive agenda, one that we feel offers something for everyone.

At the summit, you can learn how your health coverage will change with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, how to effectively continue medical care for your adolescents, how mental health issues are handled to ensure public safety or what classes college students should take to pursue a career in healthcare, the borough's number one employer.

The main goal of this summit is to begin to set your work plan for the coming years, a work plan that will reverse your health indicators and ultimately lead to a better overall quality of life for those that live, work and raise their families in the Bronx. The agenda for the summit has been finalized, so please take a few minutes to register for our Health & Wellness Summit if you haven't already, and sign up for your preferred breakout sessions.

Benedict Arnold Returns

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St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
914-667-4116 www.nps.gov/sapa

For Media & Public

Contact: David Osborn (site manager), at 914-667-4116; dho59stpaul@yahoo.com
Benedict Arnold Returns,
at National Historic Site in Westchester County,
Saturday, September 14

JURASSIC WORLD

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My wife and I double dtaed with best friends this weekend and went to watch the major motion picture of the year. The movie now turns out to be a film that is breaking all sort of records.

#JurassicWorld is the latest epic from director Steven Spielberg. The fourth installment of the Jurassic franchise is action packed with something for everyone.

Costa Rica:s Jurassic World is a luxury resort that offers genetically engineered dinosaurs, including the vicious and intelligent Indominus Rex.