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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/

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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.

Biting The Bullet

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As a former NBC News employee, who devoted nearly a decade of my professional career writing and producing broadcast news, I worry about the possible loss of credibility caused by a journalist's' self inflicted wound. I'm not alone and there are so many others sharing my sentiments, who have also covered news, while in harms way. More from AOL http://aol.it/1zTXwX6

Now, Anchorman Brian Williams says he's taking himself off the NBC evening newscast temporarily. Can you believe it? Read all about it: Dose Of News * www.doseofnews.com

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

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National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 11 / 12-4 p.m.
View Dibbles and Daisy Grubbers:The Art of the Garden Tool exhibition and enjoy mansion and garden tours. Free
Bronx Week Saturday, May 12- Sunday, May 20

Celebrate Beauty in the Bronx at BPMM with free guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 12-4. Tours start at quarter past the hour. Free

Member Mornings All About Us: Upstairs, Downstairs, and in the Garden. Bartow-Pell's Landscape History
Friday, May 18 10-11:30

Jane Cook discusses our historic landscape at the last

Meteor Showers

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NASA scientists and astronomers are predicting the Geminids meteor shower will bring an early Christmas spectacular and are saying that it will be this year's greatest. The best viewing will be in dark sky locations, away from city lights. This is also the most wonderful time of the year for spotting a Geminid meteor.

The Geminid which starts late Sunday night and will continue into Monday morning, is famous for producing more meteors per hour than other showers and for so-called fireballs.

ELECTION DAY

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There's a reason Election Day is on Tuesday, this was a scheduling decision that made sense in 1845 when election days were standardized. Sunday was the sabbath, so traveling that day to make it to your polling place on Monday was out. And then farmers had to go to market on Wednesdays. Back then, lots of people were farmers and many were religious.

Now in 2016, the majority of US citizens don't farm anymore and God-fearing Americans drive. Yet, Election Day remains on a Tuesday, so why not make it a national holiday. We can call it Democracy Day and give everyone a day off.

Worthwhile Assorted Events

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Event: Thomson Reuters Newsmaker with Justice Antonin Scalia and Professor Bryan A. Garner
When: September 17, 2012 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square, New York, NY
Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler moderates a conversation with Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and Professor Bryan A. Garner on their new book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. Contact Heather Carpenter at heather.carpenter@thomsonreuters.com for more information.

Top 50 Companies for Diversity

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The DiversityInc Top 50 List
1. Sodexo
2. PricewaterhouseCoopers
3. Kaiser Permanente
4. Ernst & Young
5. MasterCard Worldwide
6. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
7. Procter & Gamble
8. Prudential Financial
9. Accenture
10. Johnson & Johnson
11. Deloitte
12. Merck & Co.
13. AT&T
14. Abbott
15. Cummins
16. Marriott International
17. Medtronic
18. Kraft Foods
19. Aetna
20. Target
21. Colgate-Palmolive
22. Cox Communications
23. KPMG
24. IBM
25. Wells Fargo 26. General Mills
27. ADP
28. Pfizer
29. Northrop Grumman
30. New York Life
31. BASF

Where's Our Curiosity?

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The act of being curious is a quality related to inquisitive thinking, exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in humans and other animals, but perhaps not so much with many members of our so-called leaders.

What does everyone want most in life? For the vast majority of us, the answer is to be happy and healthy. More than 10,000 people from 48 countries on earth were surveyed and said happiness was more important than IQ, success, intelligence, knowledge, maturity, wisdom, relationships, wealth and meaning in life. It's not mansions, furniture, jewelry, fine art, designer clothes, expensive cars, boats, helicopters, or airplanes.

Happiness is a good thing. Yet, my professional and my personal experience have shown me that when we place too much focus on what we think will make all of us happy, we can lose track of what actually does.

Has the desire to build, learn or know more about many things, also called inquisitiveness lost and forgotten?

Under any other name... concern, star, interest, eagerness, inquisitiveness, investigation, inquiring, knowledge... When will people sincerely say what they are thinking and what they really want?

Celebrate @ NYBG‏

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The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display from October 5 through 27 in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Special weekend events spotlight the arts of bonsai and ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.

See the full program lineup. Complement your visit with a special taste of Japan in Stephen STARR Event's limited-run Japanese Pop-Up Restaurant.

http://www.nybg.org

OLYMPICS

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Should Olympic Games be cancelled because they're too expensive following extensive security measures? What say you?

Islamist militants are making threats about what they are planning during the upcoming 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Should the U.S.A. pull out of the Olympic Games? What about future Olympics?

City Island Public Library

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The City Island Branch of the New York Public Library is located in the middle of a mile long, three-block wide stretch of land known as City Island, which is located on Long Island Sound.