NEW YORKERS KEEP FALLING BELOW THE POVERTY LINE

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Add another 68,000 New Yorkers to the list of those who have fallen below the poverty line, and some say there is little hope on the horizon.

According to US Census Bureau figures released today, indications are that 3.08 million people in New York were living in poverty this year, or 16 percent, up from 15.8 percent in 2009. The US figure for 2010 was slightly better than New York's, at 15.1 percent. But it too was up, from 14.3 percent in 2009.

The state's unemployment rate for the month of July was 8 percent and the number of unemployed was more than three-quarters of a million.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

US CONSTITUTION

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Constitution Day - On September 17, 1787 the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document they had created. Every year, on the anniversary of this date observed on Friday, September 16 this year folks all around the country observe the holiday by studying and learning about the U.S. Constitution.

Bartow Pell Mansion Museum - TONIGHT

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A fascinating evening with New Yorker magazine executive editor Dorothy Wickenden discussing her recently published book, Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West.

The book presents the story of her grandmother's life-changing adventures teaching the children of homesteaders in the early 20th century. Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief, calls it "A superb, stirring book. Through the eyes of two spirited and resourceful women from the civilized East, Wickenden makes the story of the American West engaging and personal. A delight to read."

Bronx Council on the Arts

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BCA adds Additional “How to Apply” Session for 2011-2012 Community Arts Grant Thursday, 9/15/11 @ 5:00P
Bronx Council on the Arts Main Office - Guidelines and Application are available online

The Bronx Council on the Arts has added an additional "How to Apply" session for eligible Bronx-based non-profits. The session will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 5:00pm, at the Bronx Council on the Arts Main Office at 1738 Hone Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461, between Morris Park & Van Nest Avenues.

LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

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SPECTACULAR 2011-12 SEASON ~ Featuring Pop and Latin Superstars

SMOKEY ROBINSON, BOBBY McFERRIN, THE O’JAYS, GLORIA GAYNOR, GILBERTO SANTA ROSA, SONORA PONCEÑA, GRUPO NICHE, TITO NIEVES, LA INDIA & DOMINGO QUIÑONES

Headlines 9/13/11

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US EMBASSY UNDER SIEGE. By Taliban in Afghanistan.

AMERICANS FREED IN IRAN. One Million Dollar Ransom.

GOP DEBATE. Republican Social Insecurity Scare.

WEINER SEAT UP FOR GRABS. Election Outcome?

IRENE IS GONE. Not Those Mosquito.

INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY

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International Day of Peace September 21, 2011

Teachers Without Borders is encouraging all educators to use the International Day of Peace as inspiration to begin an ongoing peace education initiative in their classrooms, schools, or communities. WOW!!

http://internationaldayofpeace.org

City Island Historical Society and Nautical Museum

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City Island Historical Society and Nautical Museum - Sunday, September 25, at 2:00

East Bronx History Forum Member - Deborah Wye will make a presentation about the 1930's architecture of the classically inspired Art Deco Pavilion of Orchard Beach.

Deborah Wye will make a presentation at East Bronx History Forum - Wed. 7:30 Jan 18th 2012.

Orchard Beach talk, please bring a friend.

City Island Historical Society and Nautical Museum
190 Fordham Street
City Island, NY 10464

http://www.cityislandmuseum.org

HAPPY MOON FESTIVAL

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The Chinese Zhongqiujie (Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival), Korean Ch'usok (Harvest Moon Festival), and the Vietnamese Têt-Trung-Thu (Mid-Autumn Festival) will be celebrated by many Asian Americans beginning tonight, September 12, 2011.

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