GOOD NEWS FOR CITY ISLANDERS

News

Twenty NYC fire companies, including three in The Bronx, have been saved from proposed cuts citywide.
Mayor Bloomberg's budget proposal for 2012 included these fire companies, which were slated for closing.

Among these saved companies is our very own ladder #53 company right here on City Island.

CITY ISLAND BEAUTY

Solution

Summer is in full swing, but its not too late to transform your back-yard, or front patio into a botanical paradise. In fact, the ladies garden club of City Island has improved our look by planting new flowers along CI avenue.

All my friends and neighbors are amazed at these beautiful containers this year - I'm so proud to say that they were created with love and a little elbow grease by volunteers.. Please, send your tax deductible donations to:

Garden Club of City Island
108 Ditmars Street
City Island, New York 10464-1335

YES WE CAN, STUDENT CAM

Announcement

C-SPAN HAS launched a StudentCam website, asking students in grades 6-12 to:

“Select any provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it’s important to you.”

Please help us spread the word by forwarding the site to any student, teacher, or parent who you think may be interested. It is an enriching learning experience for all of the students involved and once again there will be 75 cash prizes awarded, up to $50,000, for the winning students and faculty.

Click on the link below to learn more about the competition:

http://www.studentcam.org

Hunts Point Fish Parade

News

The 2011 Fish Parade took place on Saturday June 25th, 2011. The parade route and locations was the same as in past years and US Congressman Jose Serrano, D-NY http://serrano.house.gov was kind enough to lead this neighborhood spectacular. News 12 http://www.news12.com and Bronxnet http://www.bronxnet.org were both on hand to video document these festivities.

TODAY

Attraction

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Early Birding Walk
Time: 8AM Spring is back and so are our fine-feathered friends! Let's search for birds on a leisure... [+]

Flamenco Among the Flowers
Time: 1Pm, 2PM & 3PM Watch the Garden come alive with the sounds, rhythms, and movements of fla... [+]

Tai Chi Chuan
Beginners: 10AM Intermediates: 11AM Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a seque... [+]

The 9th Annual Triathlon in Memor...
Time: 8AM Races and swim meets to be followed by a post-race party at SUNY Maritime College. Pre-re... [+]

http://www.ilovethebronx.com

SUPER BRONX SALSA FESTIVAL

Announcement

SB - El Condado De La Salsa (Salsa Borough) celebrates the genre that inspired its nickname when The Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Bronx Tourism Council will proudly host their first-ever Bronx Salsa Festival over the weekend of July 8 -10.

Concerts as well as several other activities around town are part of the fun.

For information, check below for additional information.

http://www.ilovethebronx.com

CICA MEETING

Announcement

The City Island Civic Association’s June meeting will be held on June 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Center at 190 Fordham Street.

There are several items that we will be discussing this month in addition to our usual committee reports from our development, crime, traffic, and quality-of-life committees.

Updates will be given on the City Island camera project and the Belden Point reconstruction plans.
An update will be given regarding our efforts to oppose the design of the new City Island bridge.

Orchard Beach Fireworks

Attraction

Thursday, June 30 · 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Orchard Beach, The Bronx Riviera
Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC)
NEW YORK SALUTES AMERICA
A Boardwalk Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza

PRESENTED BY
BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT
RUBEN DIAZ JR. & NEW YORK STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN

New York's Independence Day Celebration Officially Starts in The Bronx!

Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Orcharh Beach 6pm - 10pm

Orchard Beach Parking Fee is $8.00

Live Music & Children's Entertainment

Social Event For Family

Attraction

MONDAY, JULY 4 at 2 pm
CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY
A Salute to George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Lionel Hampton

BAE Jazz and Dixieland Band with Vocalist Cathy Gale
Rockwood Drive Circle, Van Cortlandt Park*
FREE Concert

www.bronxartsensemble.org

Social Event For Family

Announcement

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 at 6 pm
CELEBRATING AMERICA with the BAE Jazz Band
PELHAM BAY PARK
Enter park at Middletown Road & Stadium Avenue
Limited free parking available
FREE Concert
BRING A BLANKET OR CHAIR AND PACK A PICNIC

Rain Location: PS 14 at 3041 Bruckner Blvd

If the forecast calls for rain, please call Jonathan at Councilman Vacca's office after 2 pm at 718.931.1721

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