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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.

SALSA MUSIC @ ORCHARD BEACH

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The music is back on Orchard Beach thanks to a collective effort from La Mega, Idania Mercado, Ralphie Mercado and yours truly Ralph Paniagua. You may once again enjoy the beach when you
come on out and soak it all up tomorrow, Sunday at the #1 Latino beach....Orchard Beach in the Bronx.

Save Lehman High School

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Save Lehman High School Joint Public Hearing- Feb 26, 2013 @ 6 PM Auditorium

The Herbert H. Lehman High School Community is invited to offer testimony about the proposed closure of the school. New York City Department of Education officials will be on hand to listen to feedback from the public about the impact of the closure of Herbert H. Lehman High School.

Please complete the registration form to participate in the Joint Public Hearing by Wednesday, February 20th.

Biting The Bullet

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As a former NBC News employee, who devoted nearly a decade of my professional career writing and producing broadcast news, I worry about the possible loss of credibility caused by a journalist's' self inflicted wound. I'm not alone and there are so many others sharing my sentiments, who have also covered news, while in harms way. More from AOL http://aol.it/1zTXwX6

Now, Anchorman Brian Williams says he's taking himself off the NBC evening newscast temporarily. Can you believe it? Read all about it: Dose Of News * www.doseofnews.com

CITY ISLAND CELEBRITIES

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Topless Celebrities - The Sexy Side Of Celebrity Gossip ..

Only on City Island, NYC can you see Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy) watering the lawn like a tough guy. He is really a pussy cat.

He's enjoyed roles on TV crime movies and miniseries, such as Gotti and The Last Don, but his most popular is Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero on The Sopranos.

Pastore plays the part of a mafia soldier who is caught in a jam and reluctantly agrees to help in an investigation of the Soprano crime family. After leaving The Sopranos, Pastore has continued to work on TV and in film.

Meteor Showers

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NASA scientists and astronomers are predicting the Geminids meteor shower will bring an early Christmas spectacular and are saying that it will be this year's greatest. The best viewing will be in dark sky locations, away from city lights. This is also the most wonderful time of the year for spotting a Geminid meteor.

The Geminid which starts late Sunday night and will continue into Monday morning, is famous for producing more meteors per hour than other showers and for so-called fireballs.

Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories Behind the Headlines

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THIS WEDNESDAY: War Correspondents at The Brooklyn Brewery presents Mike Kamber, author of "Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq." Don't miss this opportunity to hear the stories behind the headlines of the past decade from an award-winning photographer who worked at The New York Times bureau in Baghdad from 2003-2012. Brooklyn Brewery founder and former Mideast correspondent Steve Hindy moderates. Tickets are $15 and include one Brooklyn beer. All proceeds help RISC train more war correspondents in first aid.

PARRANDA NAVIDEÑA

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There has been a change...Antonio Caban Vale "El Topo" will be headlining instead of Jose Nogueras tonight Saturday, December 12, 2015 @ 8pm The Lehman Center & Grace Marie Herger present:

PARRANDA NAVIDEÑA
A Lehman Center holiday tradition

“Parranda, Jolgorio y Bembe”
Featuring: Antonio Caban Vale “El Topo” & Papo Valle y Trio Borinquen

Snoopy's Been Fired

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Snoopy is losing his Met Life retirement plan, just as his brand becomes more valuable. From now on, we'll be missing the giant blimp featuring Snoopy in his World War I pilot gear. MetLife will have an M in blue and green colors. Boring, and since its that time of the year, then BOO-RING.

It’s unfortunate the announcement was made days after the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ 50th Anniversary: How Snoopy First Took Flight.

Snoopy and the Peanuts gang are cut loose by MetLife as it retools business http://fw.to/Ottw2sJ

Creativity Of Expression Theater Workshop

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THE CITY ISLAND THEATER GROUP & CITY ISLAND NAUTICAL MUSEUM PRESENTED A FREE WORKSHOP ENTITLED LIFE ON THE ISLAND AND WAS CONDUCTED BY MARGO BROOKS.

THE TWO HOUR SESSION EXPLORES TALENT, CULTURE, & ISSUES ON CITY ISLAND

AFTER 15 YEARS OF PERFORMING FOR CITY ISLAND, CITG IS OFFERING FREE WORKSHOPS WHERE RESIDENTS AND LOCAL ARTISTS CAN TELL THEIR STORIES, GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER, AND SHARE THEIR TALENTS. THE ISSUES THAT MAKE YOU WANT TO SCREAM.

Thomas Jefferson and Slavery

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Free lecture at National Historic Site in Westchester County, Sunday, April 13, 2 PM

The relationship between President Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings family, who were enslaved African Americans on Jefferson’s Virginia plantation, will be the subject of a talk by Professor Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University, at St. Paul’s Church N.H.S., Sunday, April 13, at 2 PM.