Friends of Pelham Bay Park

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:05

City Island Nautical Museum
190 Fordham Street
Historian Tom Casey will give a talk at 2PM about the Naval Training Station that existed at Rodman's Neck from 1917-1919, where the City Island circle is currently located.

Tuesday, October 18th
Friends of Pelham Bay Park monthly meeting
Join us at 7PM at the Bartow-Pell Mansion, 895 Shore Road.

Saturday, October 22nd
Million Trees Day

The Color of Heroes

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:21

Marionettes with a Message
Learning Life Skills through the Arts

Artist Nilda Garcés presents this fun and informative marionette show for children ages 4-8 and their families. Learn important tips on what to do when natural disasters strike. Find out if characters Billy and Dee are prepared for an emergency.

The program includes a review of Let’s Get Ready, New York! by the NYC Office of Emergency Management with three basic steps to prepare for all types of emergencies:

* Make a plan
* Pack a "go bag"
* Create an emergency supply kit


Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:58

The Bronx Borough President supports the creation of a business improvement district (BID) for the neighborhood of Westchester Square. In addition, Bronx Community Boards #10 and #11, as well as the Bronx Borough Board have both voted unanimously to support the creation of the BID.

New Bronx Playground

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:52

NYC Council Member James Vacca will join P.S. 83 students and faculty to unveil a new playground at the Morris Park school funded in part with a $200,000 grant Vacca secured through the City Council.

The much-needed upgrade ― which includes a new play structure, benches, a kickball diamond, a two lane running track, and a basketball hoop, as well as line games such as hopscotch, Skelly, a jump zone for jump rope and an alphabet and number grid ― was designed and built by the organization Out2Play.


Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 13:28

Event: Quick-Hit Business Investigations – Concept to Execution
When: December 6, 2011
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is hosting a free Webinar titled, "Quick-Hit Business Investigations – Concept to Execution." Matt Apuzzo, investigative reporter in The Associated Press Washington bureau, provides practical advice on how to pull off investigations that might take one to two weeks. The main Webinar page is

Event: How Not to Be Bamboozled by Local Economic Studies
When: February 8 - 9, 2012
Where: Online

Headlines 10/17/11

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 09:22

HORRIFIC DEATH. Indy Car Crash Kills Driver Dan Wheldon.

BILL SHOCK AGREEMENT. Warning Cell Phone Users.

EVACUATION. From South Pole to New Zealand.

MONTH OLD OCCUPY. Movement To Grow.


Free Educator Reception

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/16/2011 - 18:23

A Barnes and Noble in The Bronx was crowded with interested parents, as distinguished educator and author of "As Bad as They Say - Three Decades of Teaching in The Bronx' Janet Mayer read from her bestselling book and took questions from her audience at a free educator reception held this afternoon at Barnes and Noble in Co-Op City.

The Bronx veteran teacher, who has well over 30 years of experience took time to speak about her experiences and outlined special programs using NOOK is the school System.

Orchard Beach Celebration

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/16/2011 - 18:08

Katelyn Toro and her pooch were just two of thousands of participants, who gathered at Orchard Beach this morning as a benefit celebration to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.

It was virtually a sea of pink as the group walked walked across the beach to celebrate life after breast cancer. There was dancing, music, along with a 5K walk.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/16/2011 - 13:36

Name: Good Shepherd
Address: 4967 Broadway
City: Manhattan
State: NY
Event Time / Additional Information: 3 p.m., $10 advance, $15 at the door
Contact Info: (212) 567-1300

A musical program to benefit the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in April will be held at Good Shepherd Church in the Inwood section of Manhattan.

Tenor Salvatore Chiarelli and soprano Elga Johannes, accompanied by William Glazier on piano, will sing classic Italian songs, opera arias, sacred songs, Spanish-American songs and other pieces.