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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.

NYC PARADE

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Friday at 11A, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a ticker tape parade in honor of the U.S. Women's Soccer team and their World Cup championship win.

Everyone is welcome to join in the celebrations along the Canyon of Heroes, but we're also giving away tickets to a special ceremony at City Hall immediately after the parade.

Get more information on the parade and sign up for your chance to attend the ceremony by visiting the page linked below or by calling 311 -- we'll only be accepting signups between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET today. http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/world-cup-champions.page

Sign up for a chance to attend the special post-parade ceremony at City Hall

Space is limited at the post-parade ceremony -- attendees will be selected by random drawing after 4 p.m. today and alerted via email or phone starting at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Whether or not you can join the ceremony, CITY IMAGES encourages you to wear red, white, and blue and come out to celebrate in the Canyon of Heroes - Broadway between the Battery and City Hall to honor our World Cup Champions.

NYBG Celebrates Monet

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On July 19, enjoy a cocktail while viewing Monet's Garden, then relax on the Conservatory Lawn for a live concert. Light picnic fare, beer, wine, and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Visitors are invited to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets (seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis). Diptyque, world-renowned purveyors of fragrance and scented candles, will be "scenting" the evening and providing complimentary samples. (Want a chance to win elegant diptyque candles?

BALLS OF FIRE

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This past weekend's baseball brawl reminded me of the need for civility in sports, or just plain AMERICAN CIVILITY. Our nation's favorite pastime should be RESPECT for one another's rights.

You like a good baseball brawl? Here are 10 of the best http://es.pn/1Xv0ZGO

Juan Marichal hits Johnny Roseboro with a bat. https://youtu.be/I5xuLON30AU via @YouTube

BOS@NYY: Red Sox, Yankees empty the benches https://youtu.be/ohQaOO_mTzs via @YouTube

NLCS Gm3: Harrelson and Rose scuffle at second base https://youtu.be/k8xKLnO4hOs via @YouTube

Glen Burtnik & Friends Music

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If you are into the old classic rock and roll songs, you may enjoy the Glen Burtnik & Friends - British Invasion Tour. They do all the English acts, from Dusty Springfield to the Throggs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZC0O58zD4E

Then, this 12 year girl rock group brings the house down!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151526347948900&set=vb.28975557780...

Happy Easter

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HAPPY EASTER was the Pontiff's global message as Pope Francis celebrated #Easter Mass at Vatican City's St Peter's Square, in Rome, Itlay. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, California, meet all my "Angels" aka grandchildren Elena, Chloe, Sophia, Parker, and Olivia celebrated our family affair.

Pope on Easter: cling to faith amid wars and hatred http://apne.ws/2p7aRNM

Pope begins Easter Sunday mass with faithful subjected to heightened security http://u.afp.com/4A3J #EasterSunday

WEEK LONG HEATWAVE

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This is the longest lasting heatwave this area has endured in over a decade. The NY region has broken electricity consumption records and this hot weather is expected to last one more day.

HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS CONTINUE...

NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN QUEENS-

HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...THE FIVE BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK CITY.

* HAZARDS...COMBINATION OF HIGH LEVELS OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 100.

CITY ISLAND WEATHERWATCH

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Showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds. Breezy. Near steady temperature in the upper 50s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Monday: Showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning... Then sunny in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds. Windy with highs in the upper 60s. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

HOLIDAY GIFTS AT FOCAL POINT

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VISIT RON TERNER'S FOCAL POINT GALLERY IN MIDTOWN CITY ISLAND

www.photographybyronterner.com/

Avant-Garde artist Ron Terner has been practicing professional photography as an advanced art form for nearly two decades. Terner's work has been featured in major media outlets as well as multiple photography magazines and is now the focus of a piece on Cablevision's Bronxnet.

FOCAL POINT 321 City Island Ave, NY 10464 (718) 885-1403

http://www.bronxnet.org/tv/viewvideo/3439/bronxnet-packages/tim-moses-pa...

MULTICULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

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April 2014

Apr 1-4, "Hispanicize 2014, Latino Trends," Miami, FL. http://www.hispanicizeevent.com/news/hispanicize-2014-sets-dates-hints-a.... Contact: 305-321-5002

Apr 14-15, "3rd Annual MLB Diversity Business Summit: The Diversity Employment and Business Opportunity Career and Trade Fair," Major Baseball League and New York Yankees, NYC. MLB.com/diversitysummit

The East Bronx History Forum - "Highbrigh Irish"

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The East Bronx History Forum will open its 63rd meeting, hosting a talk by Kate Feighery on the Irish community in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. The program will be held at the Huntington Free Library and Reading Room at 9 Westchester Square, Bronx New York. The meeting is free and open to the public and all are welcome to come.