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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.

NO TRIPLE CROWN

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The horse race was held right here in Elmont, New York but west coast favorite California Chrome lost.
Tonalist won the race and jockey Joel Rosario was congratulated after winning the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes,

We were on the brink of something which has not happened in 36 years. But it was disappointing to watch one of the best Thoroughbreds, which has tried but failed to sweep all three legs.

The 1 ½-mile Belmont Stakes is the longest and steepest challenge in the three race series and California Chrome was not up to the task.

NYBG Spooky Nighttime Adventure

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Saturdays, October 22 & 29, 6–7:30 p.m.
Grab a flashlight and explore the eerie sculptures of the Adventure Garden after dark. Trick-or-treat along the paths, and decorate a pumpkin to take home.

Non-Member $20/Member $15
Advance tickets recommended. Get tickets.
0911-Bugs-and-Brews-120x120.jpgBugs and Brews: Halloween Fun for Grown-ups
Friday, October 28, 7–9 p.m.

MEDIA IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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As shooting and editing technology grows more advanced, less expensive-and new distribution platforms emerge almost daily, making documentaries has never been easier. Anyone can produce high quality content with a little assistance from those in the know.

But have these factors created a glut in the marketplace? How do you ensure that your film is distinctive, finds and audience, and leverages social media in a way that truly makes an impact?

NYBG Orchid Show

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Renowned botanist and vertical gardening provocateur Patrick Blanc creates towering spectacles of tropical life. Dangling from Blanc's signature "green walls" thousands of orchids abandon the constraints of gravity in an explosion of alluring color and fragrance. On Saturdays and Sundays at 1 and 3 p.m., History and Mystery of Orchids takes you on a journey around the world of orchids and shows you how to grow and care for them at home in an exciting series of presentations and demonstrations.

MING DYNASTY

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The Ming Dynasty has been described by some as "one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history". Its immense cultural and political influences were felt not only within East Asia, but also extended over the Turks to the west, and Vietnam and Myanmar to the south. The Renwen Society at China Institute invites you to an extended lecture by Mr. Ma Weiyuan, a leading authority on the Ming era from China, who will capture the 300-year history of the rise and fall of the last ethnic Han dynasty.)

Sunday, June 17 2 - 5 PM
Free member / $5 non-member

University Media Startups

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NYC Media Lab is a consortium of universities and media and technology companies. It has announced a new program to commercialize emerging media technologies from faculty and students at the city’s universities.

The program is supported with generous funding from the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and through the support of NYC Media Lab’s corporate membership. More information is at http://thecombine.nyc.

RON DOESN'T RUN FROM THE STORM

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Artist and Photographer Ron Terner, managing owner at Focal Point Gallery on City Island is open for business. Sandy would not keep him and Susan away. They are having a Sandy sale 50% off all Art Work by Ron Terner.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated on December 12 throughout the world. She serves as the saint of Mexico, as well as the patron saint of The Americas.

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with a venerated image enshrined within the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The basilica is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world. Pope Leo XIII granted the venerated image a Canonical Coronation on 12 October 1895. This also happens to be my birthday, but a later year.

FEMALE POWER

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From the Arab Spring to the U.S. State Department, as government leaders and as top company executives, we are seeing unprecedented numbers of women involved in shaping their own companies and individual countries.

Yet why do so many still view women as weak, subjugated, and voiceless? Women from all around the world must come together for discussion on topics ranging from the motherhood to feminism.

City Island Images invites all fearless reformers, leaders and artists to help redefine what it means to be a modern woman.

PASTORS FOR PEACE REPORT

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This is an ecumenical agency whose mission is to help forward the struggles of oppressed peoples for justice and self-determination.

Members of the NY contingent of the 24th Friend-shipment Caravan to Cuba will be sharing their experiences, as well as discussing what they did, saw, and learned in Santiago de Cuba.

Also, perspectives on the 60th Anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks,
Hurricane Sandy preparedness, health care, education, and much more
Musical entertainment! Refreshments will be served.