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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.

ADDING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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Dear Chancellor;

We understand that you are considering the designation of Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha and Lunar New Year as New York City public school holidays. As members of Congress representing constituents in New York City, we support a potential move to recognize these holidays and urge you to include the festival of Diwali on the list of new public school holidays.

I LOVE BRONX @ SUNDAY

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SUNDAY, JULY 31 • 2 pm and 4 pm
HERE COMES THE SUN and STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
2 pm Rockwood Drive, Van Cortlandt Park*
4 pm McGinley Center, Fordham University

The BAE's ELECTRONIC MOSHOLU CRASH returns with its unique tribute to music of the 1960s - The Beatles, Buddy Holly, The Kinks, Herman's Hermits, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and more!

Lily Claire Nudsbaum - vocals
Dave Brandwein - guitar and vocals
Andrei Matorin - violin
Brian Kesley - bass
Jovol Bell - drums

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 - LET'S TANGO!
Raul Jaurena Trio (bandoneon, violin and piano) with

Start Your Own Production Company

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A leading pioneer of video journalism, Michael Rosenblum helped to create the news channel NY1 in the early 1990s, and Al Gore's Current TV in 2004. During the past two decades, he has designed news operations in many cities around the world. He also teaches Television and the Information Revolution at NYU, and has trained hundreds of European journalists to work as VJs at The Bauhaus School in Germany and his Brussels-based Rosenblum Institute.

Forums and Special Events

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Event: Advanced Facebook for Journalists: How to make the social network work for you.
When: September 23, 2014, 10:00 – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington, D.C.
Learn how to leverage Facebook to bolster your reporting and your brand with Don Seymour, Facebook’s Politics & Government Outreach Manager. This hour-long class includes an overview of Facebook and the resources it offers to journalists. Seymour will cover how to create an effective public Page, and will review best practices including how to break news and engage with your audience. Registration is $5 NPC members; $10 public. Register: http://bit.ly/1qIZXWl

Event: SPJ/Deadline Club Media Mixer
When: September 23, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St. (between Park & Madison), New York, NY
Join us at the Deadline Club's free media networking mixer at The Cutting Room, one of New York's trendiest nightclubs. Tuesday, September 23, 6-9 pm, at 44 E. 32nd St. (between Park & Madison). Cash bar, starting with a Happy Hour! Hors d'oeuvres available. Please RSVP.

Event: Behind the Scenes: Cyber Security Skills for Journalists - A Three-Day Workshop
When: September 25, 6:30 – 8:00pm; September 27, 9:00 – 3:30pm; October 11, 9:00 3:30P
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.
Now more than ever, it is imperative that all journalists equip themselves with the skills they need to protect their sensitive digital reporting information from prying eyes. The series will take place Thursday, Sept. 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (seminar only); Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Skills that will be studied in the hands-on Saturday workshops include: how to anonymize Internet traffic; encrypt instant messaging, video chat, and audio chat; security on mobile phones; and securely storing and transferring your files. http://www.press.org/events/cyber-security-skills-journalists

AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE

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AFI was founded in the White House Rose Garden and returns to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a landmark American film – TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.

ELECTRONIC CIRCUS

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The "Electronic Circus Music Festival" in its new edition once again offers a wide range of top-class electronic music. After 7 successful events the "Electronic Circus Music Festival" this year has moved into the "Sommertheater Detmold" with its wonderful ambiance.

https://youtu.be/Of42_SF4XhI

http://www.electronic-circus.net/

NYC FREE ATTRACTIONS

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Brooklyn Bridge: Opened back in 1883, it was considered to be an engineering wonder, the longest suspension bridge in the world. Take the A or C train to High Street, Brooklyn, and walk back to Manhattan with your camera to capture some of the finest skyline views.

Central Park: The city's second largest park and Manhattan's backyard. It is the green space where folks jog, skate, bike, walk, climb some rocks and steal a kiss, or two.

POKEMON FUN?

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My wife's gorgeous little sister introduced a new video game to us that gives lots of reality without the virtual part. The game is called Pokemon Go and it gets its users to go searching for characters in and around neighborhoods. But beware, some areas may be gang infested, while other areas have wild deer population.

Recently, a young woman who was playing Pokemon Go reportedly spotted two deer drinking near water but still no Pokemon. So, she walked the rocky river bank and didn't immediately notice a man's body lying face down in the water six feet away. Pokemon, get going.

All the President Memes

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Early morning at 3 o'clock as the day begins... POTUS is Tweeting as there will be more... After last tragic tirade Trump sadly unleashes his twilight Twitter storms, mostly about this that and the other. Just before breakfast, when some of US are presumably sleeping and soon to awake. Do yo want 2 see?

Here's a recent rant... @realDonaldTrump Sorry folks, but if I would have relied on the Fake News of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, washpost or nytimes, I would have had ZERO chance winning WH

SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT

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The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding five SAFE Disposal Events this spring. There is one in each borough to provide all NYC residents with a one-stop method to get rid of potentially harmful household products. If you cannot attend any of the events, see harmful household products.

The blue and green recycling bin mascots will make appearances at all the SAFE disposal events. Check out the mobile Recyclable exhibit at the Manhattan SAFE disposal event.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/events/bwprr_safe.shtml