Events and Attractions


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.

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.



GIVE Initiative Builds On More Than A Decade Of Crime-Fighting Successes Through Operation IMPACT and is said to makes New York safer.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says 17 counties will compete for more than $13 million to fund efforts to reduce firearm-related crimes, shootings, and homicides through the state’s new Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative. The initiative is designed to build upon the crime-fighting successes those jurisdictions experienced while participating in Operation IMPACT.



Bronx Lebanon Hospital, in association with The Bronx Tourism Council, The Borough President and The National Jazz Museum today presented a free concert on Orchard Beach. The live music included Grammy Award winner Dave Valentin. The native New Yorker and Latin Jazz flute maestro lives here in the Bronx and studied at Bronx Community College.

Valentin has recorded over 15 albums, combining the influence of Rhythm and Blues, Pop Music, Brazilian music with Salsa, Latin and Smooth Jazz to create a slick and accessible form of crossover sound.




Nov 30 "21st Annual Scholarship & Awards Reception," NYC, Metro NY Chapter of the National Black MBA Association,


Dec 1 "All-Inclusive Awards 2011," Boston, Color Magazine,

Dec 1 "The LatinVision Hispanic Business Networking Event: Banking and Finance," NYC,

Dec 2 "CEO Roundtable & Best Practice Session," NYC, Diversity Best Practices (DBP),



Event: Intro to Sunlight Foundation’s Politwoops
When: August 26, 2014 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C
TWOOPS! Did your favorite politician's fingers skitter a little too quickly across that keyboard? Anthony Weiner isn't the only politician who's learned the perils of social media. Now that elected officials are using new methods to communicate with voters, it can be revealing to see what they wished they hadn't said. Spend an hour learning about the Sunlight Foundation's Politwoops, a tool that tracks deleted tweets by politicians. Learn how you can use it to improve coverage of your beat (and have a few laughs in the process). Registration is $5 NPC members; $10 public.

Event: Society of Environmental Journalists – 24th Annual Conference
When: September 3-7, 2014
Where: New Orleans, LA
The Society of Environmental Journalists is holding its annual environmental journalism conference in New Orleans from September 3-7, 2014. Many of the world's top environmental journalists and other environment professionals will convene for rich panel sessions, workshops and tours in the field in one of the nation's best examples of urban disaster and recovery. The conference theme is Risk and Resilience and will address many pressing relevant topics, including climate change, drilling for oil and gas, coastal restoration and fisheries, as well as the dangers involved in reporting disasters. As usual, there will be network lunches and beat dinners, and many opportunities for learning about the journalism craft and FOIA issues. Businesses, journalism schools and nonprofits are encouraged to take advantage of price-friendly exhibit and advertising options available up to one week before the conference. Register on the website:

Event: The Newswomen's Club Front Page Awards 2014
When: Entries due no later than September 5, 2014
Where: New York, NY
The Newswomen's Club of New York is now accepting entries for The Front Page Awards 2014. The Front Page Awards, established in 1937-1938, are among the most prestigious in journalism and one of the few awards in the world that expressly recognize journalistic excellence by newswomen, including reporters, photographers, and columnists. Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014. Rules, competition categories, and entry form can be found online at
We are looking forward to seeing your entries this year. Please contact with any questions about entering the awards and to reserve tickets and tables for our gala awards dinner on November 13.



Following last year's surge of unaccompanied minor migrants from Central America that set off alarms in the United States, Mexico is now detaining more Central Americans than the United States, according to government data analyzed by the research and advocacy organization Washington Office on Latin America.

This shift becomes apparent when combining data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexico’s National Institute for Migration for the first seven months of fiscal year 2015. Between October 2014 and April 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol detained 70,448 “Other than Mexican” citizens at its border. The overwhelming majority of these were Central Americans, but we do not yet know exactly how many. During this same period, Mexican authorities detained 92,889 Central Americans in Mexico.

These numbers are striking. They show that the so-called ‘surge’ of 2014 hasn’t really ended. Enormous numbers of Central Americans are still fleeing, but most of them are now getting caught in Mexico instead of the United States. This means it’s just as urgent as it was last year to address the violence and poverty driving Central American migration. But Mexico’s aggressive efforts against migrants have masked the sense of urgency that we should be feeling here in the United States about Central America’s humanitarian crisis.

FIDEL: The Untold Story and Anecdotes about Fidel


An Evening with Estela Bravo: Filmmaker

Fidel: The Untold Story and Anecdotes about Fidel

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
6:30 pm ET
New York
In Person

Estela Bravo

Fidel's Farewell


Cuban Caudillo Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, who is well known for long and drawn out speeches which have literally lasted hours, may have delivered his final farewell speech.

Saying his communist ideas are still valid, the 89 year old dictator, who took power following his Cuban revolution against dictator Fulgencio Batista, is now visibly in frail health.

Fidel's final farewell took place on the final day of Cuba's Communist Party Congress. His tone was somber, but defiant, while he reminded his audience of his advanced age but still embracing his own communist ideals.



Anne Hutchinson & New Netherland,

at National Historic Site in Westchester County, Sat., Aug. 11

Day Without Woman


A single Wednesday protest is being billed as “A Day Without a Woman” which is aimed at calling attention to economic bias faced by all women. It coincides with UN International Women’s Day. Get ready, and prepare for that single day protest is on March 8.

'A Day Without A Woman'

Here’s what A Day Without Women will actually look like

Women’s March Protest Causes ‘Burden on Parents’

City Island Theater Group


TONIGHT - The City Island Theater Group is pleased to open its 2013 season with the classic Tennessee Williams drama THE GLASS MENAGERIE.

This American masterpiece announced the presence of one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th Century. Williams’ semi-autobiographical heartbreaking yet often humorous memory play about a young struggling poet and his tenuous relationships with his overbearing mother and his fragile sister is an emotionally charged portrait of hope in 1930s St. Louis that is timeless in its ability to capture the imagination and hearts of audiences.