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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.

City Island Arts & Crafts Fair

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The City Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring another Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday - September 10 and 11th. The even includes Folk Art, Live Music, Foods, Candle Makers,
Handmade Jewelry, Photography, Face Painting and many other attractions.

City Island enjoys the best of both worlds: CI is an urban location with the feel of a rustic fishing village. CI is known for its Yacht Clubs, seafood restaurants, antique shops and local historic sites.

Bronx Chanukah

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On Thursday, December 22, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., together with New York Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman, will host the borough’s annual Chanukah celebration.

The event will take place at 12 noon in the Bronx County Building, 851 Grand Concourse, in Veterans Memorial Hall. Traditional Chanukah foods, such as latkes and jelly donuts, will be served. The event will also feature a musical performance from world-renowned recording artist Dafka Israel-Potok.

Media voter roundup

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Broadcast and cable news networks will offer couch potatoes a seris of treats during tonight's midterm voter roundup, including new sets, modern gizmos, and anchor teams that will provide news and analysis of how they voted when Americans went to the polls. And prepare yourself because for some of the races, it could turn out to be a late night.

George Stephanopoulos and friends on ABC News will offer uninterrupted digital coverage beginning at 7 p.m. In addition, the network plans two live one-hour “Your Voice, Your Vote” programs to air on ABC at 10:00 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. PT.

Jon Stewart and The Daily Show will be in Austin, Texas for “Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess”.

CBS News will pair Scott Pelley and Norah O’Donnell for hourly updates at 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., followed by a one-hour election special at 10:00 p.m.

Fox News Channel turns to Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly as lead anchors of the channel’s election night coverage, which will carry the “America’s Election HQ” title. Coverage on FNC will begin at 6 p.m. ET, and include cross-platform coverage on Fox digital platforms.

NBC News will provide two one-hour prime-time specials on election night, led by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams. Coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET, and continues online at 11 p.m. with a live “digital-exclusive” program through midnight.

Univision will produce hourly “Destino 2014″ updates from 4 p.m. ET through 2 a.m. ET, with special editions of Univision’s national newscast, “Noticiero Univision” airing from the network’s “Election Center” in Miami at 6:30P and 11:30P. with J Ramos and M E Salinas.

MSNBC will turn to Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews to host coverage of the midterm elections, under the title “Vote 2014!” Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET.

PBS NewsHour anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will lead the NewsHour’s online and on-air election coverage. NewsHour will have special editions at 6 p.m. ET, with updated broadcasts at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

CNN will turn to Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper–along with the Empire State Building–to headline the network’s election night coverage, dubbed “Election Night in America.” The network will begin coverage at 5 p.m. ET, with Blitzer and Cooper joined by CNN’s Jake Tapper and John King, who will take his usual spot at the “CNN Magic Wall.”

ITS DUE OR DIE

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The brilliant performance by ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 4 of the National League Division Series forced LA Dodgers and MY Mets to play today in a winner-take-all Game 5 in California.

The Dodgers other firenall, Zack Greinke, will take on Mets Jack or all trades. Jacob deGrom in what promises to be a hard-fought battle from the pitchers' mound.

The match-up of these MLB professional teams representing the nation's two largest media markets promises to draw plenty of attention despite the relative lack of past playoffs between these two major league baseball clubs, but thanks to previous drama of the first four games, which included the controversial Chase Utley's slide that broke Ruben Tejada's leg, this clash of the titans has become the postseason's most compelling sports rivalry.

The winner will go on to face the Chicago Cubs, an American team, which is hungry because it has been fighting to make it to its first World Series since 1945.

NYBG APP

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The New York Botanical Garden is launching NYBG IN BLOOM, a free, customized iPhone application that will add an interactive aspect to the visitor experience. The application is a fun and engaging tool that will enable visitors through their own mobile, Internet-ready iPhone and iPod Touch devices to explore and discover nature during their time at the Botanical Garden. The app, which allows users to customize their visits to America’s premier urban garden, will be available through the iTunes Store free of charge in early May. NYBG IN BLOOM is made possible in part by Deutsche Bank.

THE BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE

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ROMANTIC SUMMER BREEZES

Strings and Winds W/ Music of Beethoven and Rheinberger

Sunday, August 12
2 pm at Rockwood Drive Circle, Van Cortlandt Park
4 pm at Fordham University‘s McGinley Center

Rockwood Drive Circle, Van Cortlandt Park (enter at Mosholu Ave and Broadway, follow road past Van Cortlandt Stables)
McGinley Center, Fordham University, Bronx Rose Hill Campus (cars enter on Southern Blvd across from NY Botanical Garden).

Musicians
Francasica Mendoza, violin
Sally Shumway, viola
Bruce Wang, cello
Richard Fredrickson, bass
Theresa Norris, flute

The Great Wall of Savas

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It’s an art-on-the-walls event with a constant rotation of artists. The Story of the Wall NYC entrepreneur Savas Tsitiridis grew up in Queens where he still runs some of his businesses.

Savas is an art collector and a defender of Street Art, who has taken over the exteriors of a large Yellow Taxi garage in Queens.

Savas Tsitiridis, President, and CEO of United Taxi Management Group Inc. of New York City is a principal in Dispatch Taxi Affiliation. Mr. Tsitiridis immigrated to the United States from his native Greece in 1973.

Alive n Kickin

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Wed April 3 Alive N kickin Trio featuring Pepe,Tim & Elaine @ Prohibition 503 Columbus Ave(corner of 84th St) NYC Showtime: 9-12 For Res.Call 212-579-3100

Friday April 5 Alive N Kickin Duo featuring Pepe & Tim @ Pippins Pub 9701 3rd Ave, Bay Ridge Bklyn Showtime: 9-12 For Res.Call 718-833-1183

http://www.alive-n-kickin.com

Video Streaming Sites

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www.Youtube.com

YoutubeThe most popular video streaming website, YouTube has thousands of videos on nearly every topic imaginable, all user submitted and free to watch. The videos are currently offered in widescreen format, though most videos upload retain the original 4:3 aspect ratio. In addition to widescreen, videos can now be uploaded and viewed in high quality.

Videos on Youtube are often short homemade movies, but many record labels are now releasing low-quality versions of their most popular music videos on the website. If you're looking for a recap of the latest sports game, news cast, or speech, Youtube is your best option.

Pros: Youtube offers 16:9 aspect ratio, high quality video playback, support for nearly every video format, a large audience for your videos, the ability to embed videos on a blog or website, video reply feature, customizable personal video page, the ability to limit video access.

Cons: While the website is wildly popular, it does have a few problems. There is an excess of spam comments, a video limit of 100MB, and only standard-quality videos can be embedded on blogs or websites.

www.Vimeo.com

VimeoVimeo is a sophisticated, free video sharing website. Basic users are allowed to upload up to 500MB of video content per week, or pay for an account to upload more. Vimeo attracts a wide array of video artists, and is often used to upload short movies, skits, and portfolios. The website supports full HD streaming and widescreen format, as well as a wide array of video codec support, making it the ideal location to watch and share high-quality and HD personal videos.

Pros: Vimeo has an easy-to-navigate interface, the ability to create and moderate video groups, high definition video support, up to 1GB video uploads for premium accounts, community forums, and an artistic user base.

Cons: Because Vimeo is so frequently used to upload large movie files, it can take over an hour to convert a single video.

www.Metacafe.com

MetacafeMetacafe rocketed to popularity with their page view money earning system. Many videos on the website are duplicates from YouTube, but in addition to that content, there is a wide array of video tutorials on many subjects, including DIY hacks, magic, and science experiments. If you're interested in making money off your video's page views, Metacafe is the ideal website to use.

Pros: Metacafe has a popular pageview payment system, which allows users to be compensated for their videos. In addition, videos can be downloaded with a link under the video or embedded on blogs or websites. The website has many high-quality tutorials.

Cons: Metacafe increased it's video resolution, and many of the videos are now pixelated due to up-sampling. Many videos are clones from Youtube.

www.Hulu.com

HuluThe first website to legally offer a wide array of free TV shows, Hulu was founded by NBC and offers dozens of free TV series, both current and off-air broadcasts. Some of the TV shows offered includes: The Simpsons, Family Guy, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Office. Unfortunately, Fox and some other broadcasters have pulled some free shows from the list forcing you to upgrade to a paid version.

In addition to offering TV shows, Hulu also has a catalog of movies available to watch, including such popular shows as: Spy Game, Liar Liar, Ghostbusters, Men in Black, and The Karate Kid.

Pros: Hulu videos can be viewed in 360p for slower Internet connections. Popular clips are available for recent and popular TV shows and movies. New series are available, with new episodes appearing up to a week after aired on cable. The website is completely free. Videos can be purchased and downloaded. A personal queue can be created for favorite content.

Cons: Videos can no longer be embedded in blogs and on websites, high definition video streaming is not available for most videos, and ads are displayed three or more times per video. Website is available to US residents only.

www.Veoh.com

VeohVeoh is a video content website, but has made a name for itself by partnering with different companies to offer TV shows for free. Offering TV shows not available from Hulu, you can watch popular shows such as: The Big Bang Theory, Friends, According to Jim, CSI, and Everwood.

In addition to a large supply of free TV shows, Veoh also offers user submitted content, including animations, home videos, and funny clips.

Pros: Videos stream in higher quality resolution. The original video files can be downloaded and saved to a hard drive for later viewing. User submitted content can be embedded in blogs and websites, shared directly with friends, and saved to a personal favorites list.

Cons: Commercial videos are only available for users located within the US.

www.ABC.com: ABC, like NBC, now offers a wide array of streaming videos, including full episodes of their most popular TV shows.

www.Archaeologychannel.com: The Archeology Channel offers hours of free streaming video based on culture, humans, and archeology.

www.Archive.org: The National Archives streams footage of past events and old documentaries, including space documentaries from the 70's.

www.BigContact.com: Big Contact allows users to create their own channels, and offers several professional streaming channels for anyone to watch.

www.Blinkx.com: Boasting over 32 million hours of video footage.

www.Break.com: This video website is marketed towards men, and has a list of daily video picks on their homepage. The videos are outrageous, funny, and short.

www.BroadbandSports.com: Sports videos on all types can be found on Broadband Sports, including recaps, highlights, athlete videos, and personal sports videos.

www.Clipshack.com: This website features sort clips, recaps, and small videos of random content

www.CollegeHumor.com: Their version of videos focuses mainly on the humorous end and focused toward the college demographic.

www.Comcast Xfinity: Comcast's fancast has been renamed to Comcast XFinity Videos. This shows a variety of free tv shows along with much content you have to be a subscriber to watch.

www.Crackle.com: More of an Indy/off beat TV shows and movie website, you can watch webshows and other shows you can't find on TV.

www.Dailymotion.com: Dailymotion is similar to Current TV, and offers a wide range of random video content.

www.DevilDucky.com: This website features favorite videos grabbed from many different sources and aggregated together. The website contains small videos, TV shows, movie trailers, news recaps, fan videos, and more.

www.DocumentaryStorm.com "DocumentaryStorm is a website dedicated to free full-length documentaries gathered from all over the net. The main objective is to spread knowledge, index the thousands of educational videos on the internet and an all around freedom to investigate human ingenuity". With thanks to anonymous poster Harry for this suggestion :)

www.Ifilm.com: A standard video streaming website.

www.Museum.tv: Docufest is an online video archive website with access to theater reenactments, historic video and radio streams, and interviews.

www.NBC.com: NBC now streams dozens of episodes for free, including Heroes, According to Jim, and the Biggest Loser.

www.Newgrounds.com: An awesome and high quality website featuring user submitted satire, animation, and humor videos.

www.Open-Video.org: This website is a 'shared digital video collection', and has lecture, documentary, educational, and historical videos, as well as others, for free streaming.

www.Ourmedia.org: Our Media lacks a professional site, but has dozens of channels to search .

www.Phanfare.com: Phanfare is a unique video sharing website, as it is meant to be used with an iPhone, and makes uploading, sharing, and viewing mobile videos easier than ever.

www.Revver.com: You'll find a wide array of content on Revver, most of it high quality and serious. There video base includes interviews, skits, product reviews, movie reviews, animations, and tutorials

www.Sevenload.com: Sevenload is a sleek, professional-looking video streaming website with categories such as Music, DIY, Arts, and Politics.

www.SpeedyTV:User uploaded streaming videos and movies as well as sorted videos from other locations.

www.Starz Play: Starz Play is offered from Verizon, and allows users to stream hundreds of blockbuster movies and the Starz TV channel for $10 per month.

www.Stickam.com. Stickam is a twist on the modern video streaming site - you can browse hundreds of live streaming video feeds and interact with the other viewers via a chat box.

www.StreetFire.net: This website has thousands of videos, most of them dealing with cars in some way

www.StupidVideos.com - As the name of the website suggests, don't expect to find enlightening videos here. However, if you're looking for some good laughs, there's nowhere better than Stupid Videos.

www.ThatVideoSite.com: This website pulls the most popular videos from a wide range of websites and lists them all on the homepage for your viewing pleasure.

www.TheNewsHour.com: The PBS News Hour. Miss an important news speak, coverage, or documentary? The News Hour has regular updates of free, streaming news coverage.

www.Trueveo.com: Trueveo streams content from dozens of different sites, including Hulu, Lifetime, and GQ.

www.UStream.tv: UStream TV is another live streaming website, allowing users to chat with each other while watching and participating in live video streams.

www.VideoBomb.com: The website is a basic, bland video streaming site with random videos.

www.Videosift.com: Video Sift works very similar to the popular website Digg. Users add videos, and other users 'sift' through them, pushing the good ones to the top, while the poor ones fall to the bottom.

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN... 6 Days

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The peace and joy of Christmas is celebrated by many throughout the world.

Here is one such sample from The Caribbean. t’s the carnival time for the people of Bahamas. For Christmas and carnival are quite synonymous for the Bahamas. And this mood of carnival is often streaked with secular colours and tinges. However the spirit of Christmas would remain incomplete without exchanging gifts and cards amongst each other. Further it can be rightly said that feasting and singing melodious carols also add another feather to their spirit of celebration. For about a week before Christmas Day carollers go out in the evening, singing carols in public places in order to welcome the moment of festivity with full vigour. Some of the favourite Christmas carols which savour the mood are "Christians Awake", "Salute the Happy Morn" and many more.