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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.

Big Pussy

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While walking the quiet streets of City Island, one can expect to run into locals who call this community home.

Vincent Pastore is an actor, who is best know for his role as Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero on The Sopranos.

Master photographer Ron Terner ran into Vincent Pastore this morning at Papa John's Deli on City Island. He told Ron he was trying a new look. What do you think?

Big Pussy Bonpensiero was killed off The Sopranos too soon. The Sopranos - Pussy was away for a long time https://youtu.be/gqJnrijeivM via @YouTube (LANGUAGE WARNING)

Photo: Ron Terner

Art Gallery Exhibition

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Focal Point Gallery
321 City Island Ave.
Bronx NY 10464
(718) 885-1403

Calling Artists to be part of the Holiday Show at Focal Point Gallery.
December 7th-December 31st with an opening reception Friday December 7th 7pm-10pm.

If you are an artist and would like to take part in this exhibition
call 718 885-1403
All work has to be ready to hang. There is a $20 hanging fee for each piece and a 30% commission taken from the asking price.

NEW YEARS CELBRATION

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Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest Festivities in LA and Times Square in NYC.

http://abc.go.com/watch-live

Join EarthCam for its 21st New Year’s Eve webcast on live from Times Square, New York City. Now available for the first time ever in live streaming 4K video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWmgUvSPDJM

The only Times Square live stream you'll need on New Year's Eve http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/times-square-new-years-eve-ball-drop...

CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION

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Museum of the Moving Image and the Center for Communication invite you to two events next week: on Sunday, June 2, a preview screening of How to Make Money Selling Drugs with Adrian Grenier in person, and on Wednesday, June 5, An Evening with Creator of MTV Bob Pittman. We are pleased to offer complimentary admission to these events. To reserve a ticket, send your name and event title, with the mention of "Center for Communication", to rsvp@movingimage.us. Tickets will be given out first-come, first-served on the evening of each event.

Slow Zones Must Be Enforced

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NYC's decision to expand Slow Zones to neighborhoods across the city needs to be enforced.

No amount of signs, speed bumps and other traffic-calming measures will do the proper job when idiots and jack asses, who do not know how to read, or do not give a damn about the safety of others insist on driving recklessly.

Until NYPD targets speeders on our local streets. And, as anyone who lives here can attest, speeding is rampant throughout City Island.

TONIGHT SHOW BACK IN NYC

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On TV at 11:30P it's the two guys named Jimmy up against the old man named David.

Jimmy Fallon started as host of the new "Tonight Show" on NBC last night. Jay Leno is gone, Jimmy Fallon, Arsenio Hall and Jimmy Kimmel currently reign as new levels of ‘hip’ factor. This leaves an older Letterman standing at a the CBS crossroads.

Tonight Show got 11.3 million viewers last night, which is not too shabby for a fresh start.

ASSORTED INTERESTING EVENTS

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March 2014

Mar 11-13th, "10th Annual New Mainstream Business Summit." Geoscape, Miami. http://www.cvent.com/events/10th-annual-new-mainstream-business-summit/e... Contact: Thomas Verna/Mauris Leon,
summit@geoscape.com, 1-888-211-9353

Mar 18-20th, "The Forum on Workplace Inclusion," University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis. http://www.stthomas.edu/mcf/?utm_source=workplaceforum&utm_medium=Web&ut.... Contact: workplaceforum@stthomas.edu, 651-962-4377

RAT ISLAND... W/O RATS

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Does everyone know that NYC has a Rat Island? It is near City Island, but not home to a huge colony of super-rodents.

It was purchased from Native Americans in 1654 by the Pell family, the island’s name may have come from the inmates who were then jailed on nearby Hart Island. Back then, inmates were nicknamed rats. If they were lucky enough to escape, they swam to Rat Island first before making a go at nearby City Island.

In the 1800s, it was the location of the Pelham Pesthouse, a yellow fever hospital that quarantined 40 people.

Intellectual Property Workshop

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The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA), the Community Development Project of the Legal Aid Society and the Harlem Arts Alliance present a FREE two-part Intellectual Property Workshop for artists, arts organizations & small businesses on Tuesday, December 6 & 13, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Dwyer Cultural Center located at 258 Saint Nicholas Avenue #2 at West 123rd Street in NYC. Doors open at 5:45pm. Program begins promptly at 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and all are welcome.

SVA FILM FESTIVAL

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SVA FILM FESTIVAL: Meet the Directors and others who worked on Hollywood hits and favorite flicks!

WHEN: Friday, September 19, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014

WHERE: SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

REGISTER: svatheatre.eventbrite.com

All screenings are FREE and open to our Center for Communication community. A limited number of badges, which will provide reserved seating for all screenings, are available for purchase. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to each screening.