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TONIGHT * FRIDAY, JULY 11 @ 6 pm Pelham Bay Park - Middletown Road and Stadium Ave.
AFRO-CUBAN AND LATIN JAZZ Master percussionist Bobby Sanabria and his band
First appearance at BAE SummerMusic Presented by Councilman James Vacca

Bobby Sanabria is a 7x Grammy nominated as a leader American drummer of Puerto Rican descent who is also a percussionist, composer, arranger producer, documentary film producer, educator and a writer.

http://www.bobbysanabria.com/

DIRECTIONS
Pelham Bay Park is located in the northeast corner of the Bronx and is serviced by the Bruckner Expressway/New England Thruway (I-95) combination. Pelham Parkway serves as a crosstown route to the park.

From the New England Thruway (I-95) South Take I-95 South to the Westchester Avenue exit. Go straight along the service road for approximately 4 lights and make a left onto Jarvis Place to go over the I-95/Bruckner Expressway. Make the next left and head north on the service road. At the first light, make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the street (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and the first left into the parking lot.

From the Bruckner Expressway Take the Bruckner Expressway north and exit at the Lafayette Avenue exit. Stay on the northbound service road and make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the block (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and another left turn into the parking lot.

From the I-95 North Take I-95 north and exit at the Country Club Road/Pelham Bay Park exit. Stay on the northbound service road and make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the block (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and another left turn into the parking lot.

From Pelham Parkway, eastbound Take Pelham Parkway eastbound past Eastchester Road and get into the right lane. Go through the next light and make a right turn onto the Pelham Parkway service road. (Be careful not to get onto the Hutchinson River Parkway.) Follow the service road around to a stop sign and under the IRT No. 6 train and head south along the Bruckner Expressway service road. Go straight along the service road for approximately 4 lights and make a left onto Jarvis Place to go over the I-95/Bruckner Expressway. Make the next left and head north on the service road. At the first light, make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the street (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and the first left into the parking lot.

Public Transportation Pelham Bay Park can be reached by the IRT No. 6 train to the last stop; the Bx5, Bx12, and Qbx1 buses to the train station; the Bx29 to the City Island Traffic Circle; or Westchester bus No. 45 to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. To get to the park take the pedestrian bridge from the train station down to the park side, walk toward the brick building/parkhouse, and go past the back heading straight toward the tennis courts. Once past the tennis courts, the track will be visible. Concert is on the opposite side of the track, next to the parking lot.

Bronx Week - Fair at the Square

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The Fair at the Square outdoor event was considered to be a success by all accounts. City Island Images spoke with community leaders and elected officials who were there to show their support.

Alive N Kickin rocked yesterday's Fair at the Square in the Bronx. Those who were anywhere near Williamsbridge Rd. & St.Raymond Ave Westchester Square.

The group played a bit later than initially planed, but once they hit the stage the crowd loved it as people of all ages sang or danced along to the wonderful sounds of the City Island band.

http://alive-n-kickin.com/

Alcohol Kills

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Human attraction to alcoholic beverages is well documented and now feared by health researchers. They warn that moderate drinking may cause cancer. Doctors warning that even light drinking raises cancer risk.

Cancer Doctors Cite Risks of Drinking Alcohol https://nyti.ms/2hQpAY0

Survey: Most Americans unaware of leading cancer risk factors https://goo.gl/BhaC4p

ASCO: Even light alcohol use increases risk for cancer https://goo.gl/SJCXem

Baseball Fanatics, Jews and Other Minorities

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Our beloved Bronx Bombers have now been eliminated from the 2013 playoffs and yes, there is plenty of sadness in major league baseball, but that did not stop the small audience from honoring America's Favorite Past-time and its amazing legacy.

The City Island Synagogue played host statistician and university Professor Stanley Rothman today. With his power-point presentation, Stan the man discussed “Baseball Fanatics, Jews and other Minorities.” Professor Rothman, teaches Mathematics at Quinnipiac University and is the author of the book Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics Through Baseball.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuKdzz1MizA#t=22

Listening to STAN - The Stats Man:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talk-with-turcio/2012/10/03/dr-stan-the-sta...

His lecture about baseball and Judaism hit a grand slam home run with his small City Island audience. If you have friends who are baseball fanatics, you may wish to give them this book.

He spoke about the 14 major league players who hold triple crowns, the highest award in baseball. As the MLB season wraps up, these winners are players who lead a league in three specific statistical categories. A batter who leads either the National or American leagues in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in (RBI) over a full regular season.

He singled out Sandy Kofax, Morris Moe Berg and Hank Greenberg as the greatest Jews in the professional game of baseball.

US MALE SUPERSTARS

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Some have no idea who these male superstars were and that's an American tragedy...

Sterling Hayden, US Marines. Smuggled guns into Yugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia.

James Stewart, US Army Air Corps. Bomber pilot who rose to the rank of General.

Ernest Borgnine, US Navy. Gunners Mate 1c, destroyer USS Lamberton.

Ed McMahon, US Marines. Fighter Pilot. (Flew OE-1 Bird Dogs over Korea as well.)

Telly Savalas, US Army.

Walter Matthau, US Army Air Corps., B-24 Radioman/Gunner and cryptographer.

Steve Forrest, US Army. Wounded, Battle of the Bulge.

Beatle @ Bronx

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A couple of years ago, Paul McCartney rocked Shea Stadium, aka Citi Field. The co-founder of The Beatles will now repeat history as he and his band on the run gears up to perform at Yankee Stadium this month.

Live Nation says the legendary singer and former Beatle will rock The Bronx.

Will Bronx love Paul on July 15/16 as much as Paul loves Bronx? Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Downtown Farmers Market

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Saturday August 2nd, 2014 Sweet Potato Pie Eating Contest at the Market:A pie eating contest is just one more reason why the New Rochelle Farmers Market is the place to be every Saturday.

Regulars at the BID downtown Farmers Market already know about the fabulous, as in really, really good desserts prepared weekly by Diana Scott-Sho, owner/baker of The Luscious Little Dessert Company. If you don’t believe us or your neighbors, her Lemon Chess Pie was described by the New York Times as “dangerously light on the tongue and had that fizzy lemonade aftermath that leaves you feeling at once sated and thirstier than before.” This Saturday, Luscious Little Dessert Company is sponsoring a pie eating contest.

HOLIDAY CONCERT

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Holiday Organ Concert

at National Historic Site in Westchester County,

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2 PM

Acclaimed organist Kathryn Jones performs a holiday concert on the 1830 Erben, at St. Paul’s Church National Historic, Site, in Mt. Vernon, NY, on Sunday, December 18, beginning at 2 PM. The recital, on one of the nation’s oldest working pipe organs, features classical selections as well as traditional carols and Holiday favorites, accompanied by soprano.

Parking and admission are free – light refreshments served.

When: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2 PM

PICTURE HOUSE - RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA

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This Week Only: March 23 - 29

North America’s leading showcase of the best in contemporary French film, presented annually at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is coming to The Picture House.

Seven films from the program will be featured:

THE WELL-DIGGERS DAUGHTER (Fri, Mar 23, 6:30pm and Mon, Mar 26, 7:30pm)
"A polished, finely acted tale of love and class in the south of France" -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

THE MOON CHILD (Fri, Mar 23, 8:45pm)

SUN OF A BEACH

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NYC beach-goers may enjoy the slate of performers that will take part in the 2015 Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach. also known as The Bronx Riviera.

The Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach kicks off TODAY, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with Salsa legend Domingo Quinones.

The concert series is sponsored this year by Optimum, Macy’s, BronxCare, Latino Sports Ventures, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, and NYC taxpayers.

This year’s concert series lineup, who will perform next to the Orchard Beach boardwalk at the main stage by Section 9, will feature acts such as:

· Sunday, July 19: Conjunto Imagen & The Karl Browne Band

· Sunday, July 26: Julian Vazquez "El Diamanté de la Salsa" & Music with a Message

· Sunday, August 2: Tipica 73

· Sunday, August 9: Nelson Gonzalez

· Sunday, August 16: The Mambo Legends Orchestra

· Sunday, August 23: CharanSalsa

· Sunday, August 30: Luis Damon

BID Music on the Green 2012

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Summer is here and so is the BID’s popular free Music on the Green concert series. This music series has become a fixture in downtown attracting residents from near and far who gather at Library Green for an evening of great music and if the beat moves you, dancing. --> More

This year’s line-up includes:

Thursday, July 19th at 7:00 PM ….. Grupa Latin Vibe, the premier NYC salsa and meringue jazz band. --> More

Thursday, July 26th at 7:00 PM ….. Jesters of Jive with Joan Crowe and the swing band music of the 1940’s. --> More