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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.

Tiptoe Through the Tulips and Flamenco Around The Flowers

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Watch and listen to The NY Botanical Garden come alive with the sounds, rhythms, and movements of flamenco. Flamenco: Inside/Out introduces this traditional Spanish art form using live music and performers from various ethnic, cultural, and artistic backgrounds. At the Conservatory Courtyard. Admission: All-Garden Pass - $20 adults, $18 students/ seniors, $8 children 2-12; children under 2 are free. 1-2-3 P

CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION

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An exclusive offering for media executives and professors who are part of the Center for Communication community. To receive this offer, you must sign up by Wednesday, June 25th.

http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/110112026357...

You are invited to attend free of charge The State and Future of the Media & Entertainment Industry, a day-long conference featuring top CEOs and media academics, which takes place on July 1, 2014, at the IESE Business School, 165 West 57th Street.

City Island Vacation

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As far as tourist destinations are concerned, there are very few places on earth can rival the likes of Manhattan, NYC, NY.

But if you haven’t been before, City Island can easily fill your weekend. So if your schedule and budget is better suited for a quick and affordable city weekend...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Island,_Bronx

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/31/nyregion/31island.html

WOMEN IN THEATRE

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Apollo Theater will host Behind the Scenes: Women in Theatre on Monday, March 12. The free panel, which focuses on women’s careers in the theatrical industry, is presented by the Apollo Theater Education Program, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, The Broadway League and the League of Professional Theatre Women, as part of the “Made in NY” Industry Series. The “Made in NY” Industry Series is a series of free discussions providing New Yorkers with an inside look at the media and entertainment industry.

NYC BEACHES

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NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, announces that the City’s public beaches are open for the season and will remain open through Labor Day Weekend. Lifeguards will be on duty daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and swimming is strictly prohibited at all other times. This summer, NYC Parks is launching a public service campaign to encourage all New Yorkers to be WaterSafe at the city’s pools, beaches, and waterfront parks.

ASSORTED EVENTS

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Event: Freelance Writers Meetup
When: June 19, 2012
Where: Foursquare HQ, 568 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY

ALLERGIES

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I hear birds singing and soon the bees will be buzzing around me. The only downside I feel to this sudden warms weather is my early allergies. Stuffy nose, watery eyes, stuffy and a sore throat has made a premature comeback in this allergy sufferer.

In NYC, a combination of the mild winter weather, along with an early March warm-up has resulted in an early-starting season for sufferers like myself and my wife. These conditions allows trees to pollinate earlier than usual.

ASSORTED INTERSTING EVENTS

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Event: The Deadline Club's Annual Holiday Party & Dinner Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts by the American Red Cross, with a Matching Grant from TD Ameritrade
When: December 11, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Kennedy’s Restaurant and Bar, 327 W. 57th Street in the private back room (between 8th and 9th Ave.)

Death of Laughter

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Most of us remember going to the circus as children, or adults, or both. After more than 146 years, with plenty of laughter, now comes to tears. The Greatest Show on Earth with entertainment by elephant and clown will finally be closing down.

There is good news and bad news. Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey® hold a final performance in May. The bad news is that after elephants were taken off the road, they saw a dramatic attendance drop. http://www.peta.org/blog/ringling-bros-its-over/?

WORTHWHILE EVENTS

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Event: Instagram in the Newsroom
When: June 19, 2013, 9:00 – 10:30am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C., Bloomberg Room