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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.

Elliott V. Bell Presentation to James B. Stewart

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Special Event
When: October 19, 2011
Where: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY

CITY ISLAND THEATER GROUP

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The City Island Theater Group kicks-off its 2012 season, this weekend with Alan Ball’s FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS.

THE STORY

MAY DAY

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Most folks from United States appear to know very little about the International Workers' Day of May also known as Day. For many, there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba, China, or Russia.

Most Americans don't realize that May Day has its origins here in this country and is as American as empty baseball stadiums and and apple pie, which by the way were first made by early Romans. But lets not regress. May Day stemmed from the pre-Christian holiday of Beltane, a celebration of rebirth and fertility.

Digital Media Lounge

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We thought this event might interest you and wanted to make sure you saw it. It is based around child survival as more than 7 million children will die this year before they reach their 5th birthday. Focused on ending preventable child death through survival of newborns, children and mothers, the two-day Call to Action will convene 700 prominent leaders from government, the private sector, and civil society to kick off a long-term, business-like effort to save children’s lives.

ONLY 3 REMAIN

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And then there were three. Forget the monkey, there are few “Great Grandfather Turtles,” making rare public appearances.

Its dark gray-brown headed 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) beast, seemingly struggling to breathe.

The stately Cu Rua (pronounced “koo zu-ah”), which was estimated to be more than a hundred years old, has become a distinguished citizen.

Between the 1970s and 1990s, hunting devastated populations throughout China’s Yangtze River and Vietnam’s Red River valleys. Urban development has also damaged the species.

LINCOLN CENTER CELEBRATION

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Celebrate the holiday season with ¡Retumba!

www.retumba.org

Monday, November 26, 2012

at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

NYC on Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Streets @ Time: 7:00pm

http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/index.php/atrium2012-retumba

Tree Lighting at Lincoln Center Plaza at 5:00pm

http://www.winterseve.org/entertainment/

LALALAND CHRISTMAS

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My daughters and grandkids live in The Southland, where holiday season traditions are not tied to things like building a snowman, or chestnuts roasting on an open fire. However, cozying up with a loved one is still very much alive.

While some folks try to trick themselves into that White Christmas feeling with yard decorations, from big light displays to blow-up in Santas in LA lawns covered in blankets of fake snow. Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus and the love he shared, with family and friends.

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

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This summer, from June 1st through June 16th, the Sing for Hope Pianos return to our city streets. In one of New York City’s most vibrant public art installations, 88 artist-designed pianos (one for each key on a piano) are placed in parks and public spaces throughout the five boroughs for anyone and everyone to enjoy. Pelham Bay Park is fortunate to host two pianos – one in the formal gardens at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and one in front of the Main Pavilion of Orchard Beach.

The Gershwin Project

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Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Grammy-award winning pianist PETER NERO performing The Gershwin Project on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at 8pm. Joining the Maestro for this incredible program drawn from George Gershwin’s iconic American Songbook, will be bassist Michael Barnett.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for PETER NERO on Saturday, October 26th, at 8pm are $35, $30, and $25 (children 12 and under: $10 for any seat) and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Friday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert), or through online access at www.LehmanCenter.org. Lehman Center is accessible by #4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd. and is off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway. Low cost on-site parking available for $5.

Peter Nero’s performance The Gershwin Project at Lehman Center will include a selection of beloved songs that include “Rhapsody in Blue,” “Embraceable You,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and excerpts from Porgie and Bess. Hailed as one of the premier interpreters of Gershwin, Peter Nero starred in the 1972 Emmy Award-winning NBC Special S’Wonderful, S’Marvelous, S’Gershwin. Mel Torme has commented that “Peter Nero’s interpretations of Gershwin are unique and glorious. He is a one-of-a-kind artist.” The virtuoso pianist has been performing Gershwin since he was 14 and has included Gershwin tunes on many of his albums including 1965’s Nero Goes Pops (Arthur Fiedler), On Tour (‘66), Peter Nero & Friends (‘94), All the Things You Are (‘96) and More in Love (’97).

PETER NERO, the Julliard-trained pianist and founding conductor of the Philly POPS, was born in Brooklyn in 1934. He began his formal musical training at age seven and by the time he was 11 he was performing Haydn concertos. For several years after college he played a swinging piano hybrid of jazz and classical in famed New York City nightclubs before being signed to RCA records in 1960. Awarded the 1961 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Nero produced an astounding 26 albums in eight years, winning a second Grammy Award for The Colorful Peter Nero in 1962 along with eight additional Grammy nominations. During the 1960’s, Nero’s jazzy hybrid of pop, classical, swing and bob became one of the most popular mainstream sounds of the era. In 1963, Nero composed and performed the Golden Globe nominated score for the Jane Fonda film Sunday in New York, which the New York Times opined “was quite possibly more memorable than the script.” His subsequent move to Columbia records resulted in two additional Grammy nominations as well as a million-selling gold single and album, Summer of ’42.

Over the years Nero has made numerous televised guest appearances in top shows such as the Tony Awards, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Mike Douglas Show, The Jackie Gleason Show and The Merv Griffin Show. He has performed with Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Diane Schuur, Ray Charles, Johnny Mathis, Elton John and Rod Stewart. In 1979, Nero founded the Philly POPS and for 34 seasons served as its conductor and musical director where he frequently performed classical arrangements of popular music. With 68 recordings to his name, he was honored with the 2009 American Federation of Musicians Lifetime Achievement Award and has been bestowed with six honorary doctorates.

Lehman Center is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. The 2013-2014 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, JPMorgan Chase, Con Edison and through corporations, foundations and private donations.

FOREVER FREESTYLE 8

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Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in association with Sal Abbatiello of Fever Records presents for the eight year in a row – FOREVER FREESTYLE 8 – on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at 8pm.