Social Event For Family

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MONDAY, JULY 4 at 2 pm
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

Social Event For Family

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FRIDAY, JUNE 24 at 6 pm
Enter park at Middletown Road & Stadium Avenue
Limited free parking available
FREE Concert

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

JLCO Goes to CUBA on 60 Minutes

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This Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 7P “60 Minutes” will broadcast the Jazz at Lincoln Center and Wynton Marsalis profile. In exclusive interviews, Marsalis and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) discuss the mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center – inspiring and growing audiences for jazz and its utilization in bringing people together around the world. The Emmy award-winning news program traveled with the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis on its residency at the Barbican Centre in London and a first time visit to Havana, Cuba.

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NY Senator Jeff Klein wants to know...

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NY Senator Jeff Klein wants to hear from you. Which Artists would you like most to see?

2011 Summer Concert Artist Poll

During the month of August, he sponsors Annual Summer Concert Series which brings the finest musicians and world class music free of charge to thousands of Bronx and Westchester residents.

Tell him who would be music to your ears.

Cast your vote for this year's summer concert headliner.

The Four Tops
Gloria Gaynor
Dionne Warwick
Tony Orlando
KC & the Sunshine Band
Chubby Checker

Please email your vote to:

Orchard Beach Fireworks

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Everyone is invited on Thursday, June 30th at Orchard Beach for our annual Bronx fireworks celebration day. Every year, this event unites thousands of people in our shared pride of the history of our country and all that this great county has accomplished.

However, these accomplishments have not been achieved without great sacrifice. As we celebrate this Fourth of July, we must also salute and honor those men and women of our U.S. Military who defend and preserve our great nation every day.

City Island Public Library

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The City Island Branch of the New York Public Library is located in the middle of a mile long, three-block wide stretch of land known as City Island, which is located on Long Island Sound.

City Island Eateries

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Artie's of City Island
394 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464

Augie's City Island Deli
520 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464

316 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464

The Black Whale
279 City Island Ave
City Island, NY 10464

Chef Rafael's
415 City Island Ave
City Island, NY 10464

City Island Lobster House
681 Bridge Street
City Island, NY 10464

City Island Diner
304 City Island Avenue,
City Island, NY 10464,

Crab Shanty

New York City Living Without NYC Stress

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Is that city crosstown traffic, those loud horns, creaking buses, subway sounds and tourists finally getting to you?
Then consider a very smart move to City Island, NY and commute to Manhattan, aka The City.

On the corner of City Island Avenue and Fordham Street, you will find one of several NYC bus stops‎.

MTA Buses stop:

BX29 to Pelham Bay Station #6 SUBWAY TRAIN

BXM7A - Midtown - Manhattan Via 5 Avenue

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Co-Op Buildings Blacked Out

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Many Co-op City buildings were blacked out for hours this week. Although there were no injuries and no reports of residents being trapped in elevators. According to officials, there were electrical outages at several buildings as well as townhouses.

A management spokesman said that the power went out by a circuit breaker. The cause of the blackout is still under investigation and as far as anyone can tell, there's no equipment failure with Con Ed.

Fed Says Economic Problems Persist

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Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says some of the problems that are slowing the economy could persist into 2012.

Big Ben says the slowdown could be as a result of a troubled housing market and other factors that will continue to depress growth into next year.

He says some of the headwinds that are concerning the market, like the weakness in financial sector, problems in the housing sector may be stronger and more persistent than originally thought.