First Fridays @ The Mansion

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 20:22

Enjoy a summer evening at the mansion with Mary Courtney performing traditional Irish songs in the Orangerie. Also, tour the house, stroll the garden, enjoy refreshments, and hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley for a ride to beautiful City Island.

The trolley makes continuous loops from the Pelham Bay Park #6 subway station to BPMM to City Island starting at 5:25 p.m.


Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 20:00

Concerned citizens all over America are taking to the streets tonight during National Night Out. It is a national effort to help battle crime and take back our neighborhoods.

There are events are being held across this country, including one at the Metropolitan Oval where Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to be in attendance.

Police officials say National Night Out is a unique opportunity for them to connect with the community and send a strong message that residents are going to stand up against crime and violence.

Museo Del Barrio

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 19:21

Cuban born Margarita Agullar has been named as the new director of Museo del Barrio. Her appointment becomes effective in September. Aguilar served in the curatorial department at El Museo from 1998 to 2006, and is currently Vice President and Senior Specialist in Latin American art for Christie’s.


Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 12:55

Library Green (Rain Location: Ossie Davis Theater, NRPL. Complimentary tickets will be available in the NRPL Lobby at 7 pm)

Events_wizardoz.jpg What could be better than seeing Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, Toto, the Munchkins and all the other incredible characters of the beloved 1939 classic – on a two-story high screen and out under the stars!

The fun will begin with a Costume Parade and contest of the best costumes inspired by the movie. Prizes for numerous age and creativity categories – so be sure to join in the competition.

8:00 pm: Costume Contest

Headlines 8/2/11

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 09:51


TEMPORARY JOY IN MUDVILLE. As Gabrielle Giffords Casts Her Vote.

ONE TRILLION DOWN. Lot More Cut$ To Come.

FALLOUT WILL HURT US. Many Vulnerable States.


NYC BUILDING DANGERS. Bank foreclosed Properties.

The Central Park & New York International Latino Film Festivals

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 21:22

The Central Park Film Festival and the New York International Latino Film Festival kick off this month.

The 9th Annual Central Park Film Festival takes place at Rumsey Playfield. Screenings are free and guests are allowed to bring their own food. Films start at 8pm; gates open at 6:30pm at the Mineral Springs, just north of the Sheep Meadow, mid-park at 69th Street.

Tuesday, August 23: El Cantante, a story about the creator of the salsa movement, Hector Lavoe (Marc Anthony), and how he brought the phenomenon to the United States.

American Legion Lifetime Achievement Award

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 19:06

The City Island Leonard Hawkins American Legion Post held their annual Clam Bake this weekend. Although all tickets were sold out before the event, the group literally baked in the asphalt paved parking lot of their City Island Avenue headquarters.

Kudos to 88 year old Sargent Emeritus Russell Schaller, who was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The City Island American Legion. He is seen standing behind and holding his distinguished award. Thanks to photojournalist Cathy Mazzaro for providing these City Island Images.


Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 16:39

Mother Patty from City Island's Grace Episcopal Church at 104 City Island Avenue celebrated her final mass with many members of her congregation, as well as well as various well wishers from the City Island community.

Her last religious service was held on Sunday July 31 and she now goes on a well deserved vacation.
Attached is a photo of Mother Patty getting emotional following her Sunday Services.

City Island Images...

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 12:54

New York City journalist starts online newspaper

City Island has a new web-based paper that is updated daily by an experienced journalist.

Roberto Soto, a City Island resident for the past 15 years and the first news director of News 12 The Bronx, started City Island Images from his Fordham Street apartment about two months ago.

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