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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.

NYC PARKS EVENTS

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***** Please note that this event has jut been cancelled due to weather conditions *****

This afternoon, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe will join Cathe Thompson, Group Fitness Manager for Equinox, and Patricia Moreno, creator of IntenSati, to welcome participants to an outdoor workout that simultaneously trains your body and mind. The class is one of many outdoor classes that will be offered this summer through the free Shape Up NYC program.

DRU HILL

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NYC's Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the R&B/Hip Hop singing group DRU HILL featuring Tamir “Nokio” Ruffin, Mark “SisQó” Andrews, Larry “Jazz” Anthony and Antwuan “Tao” Simpson with special guests JON B and KENNY LATTIMORE on Saturday, March 26h, 2016 at 8pm. Produced by Lehman Center.

ASSORTED DIVERSITY EVENTS

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JANUARY 2013

Jan 13 "17th Annual Urban Wheel Awards," Detroit, MI, On Wheels, Inc., http://www.urbanwheelawards.com

FEBRUARY 2013

Feb 6-7, "10th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit," Chicago, IL, Institute for Supply Management, www.ism.ws/conferences/content.cfm?ItemNumber=7175&navItemNumber=22271

Feb 6-7, "5th Annual Women Executive Supply Management Summit," Chicago, IL, Institute for Supply Management, www.ism.ws/conferences/content.cfm?ItemNumber=7175&navItemNumber=22271

La La Land Hype?

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Is La La Land really all its Hyped Up to Be? Damien Chazelle’s La La Land has been nominated for 14 Oscars, we all heard this morning as the Oscars live streamed their nomination picks. https://youtu.be/SAqyTP1LOxo

But is it really worth all the hype it’s been generating? First things first, the trailer does not do the film justice; but that being said I generally liked the movie. Was it in the same caliber as Titanic and All About Eve, the only two other movies ever attaining 14 nominations? Well, that’s what I’m about to start hashing out.

BRONX RISING

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LIVE at the BMHC Lab

BMHC Lab | 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx NY

Take the 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street or the BX 19 bus

FREE admission; $5 suggested donation.
Bronx Rising!
Music, Film & Spoken Word of the Borough
JUNE: WOMEN'S VOICES
BMHC Lab | 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx NY

Take the 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street or the BX 19 bus

FREE admission; $5 suggested donation.
MUSIC:
Legacy Women Drummers
Percussion from Puerto Rico & the
Dominican Republic
Thursday, June 20th | 8:00pm

FILM:
Bragging Rights: Stickball Stories

CITY ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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This free event will be held on Saturday November 2, at 1:00 PM

If you have any questions, please contact the branch.

City Island Library

320 City Island Avenue (between Bay & Fordham Sts.)
Bronx, NY 10464
(718) 885-1703

Fully accessible to wheelchairs NYPL Manager: Judd Karlman

POLAR VORTEX RETURNS

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That Polar Vortex, which generated freezing temperatures and lots of snow has decided to make a return visit and it is bringing wind chill factors ranging from 0 to minus 40 degrees F.

This Vortex is normal to Arctic regions because of the polar jet stream. But with the polar jet stream in a weakened state, the vortex has decided to mosey on southward, bringing cold temperatures into much of the North and Midwest.

AUGUST 4 FREE EVENT

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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

THE PICTURE HOUSE

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“If you love the Beatles, this will take you into a whole new realm of understanding. Mixing anecdote, history, archival footage, rare audio, harmonic and lyrical analysis and a deep love of the subject, Scott's talk on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is unparalleled in depth and insight.”

“I was transported back into the recording session with the Beatles. With the way Scott presented, I really felt like I was there.”

Females + coffee = sex?

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Scientific researchers have determined that caffeinated female test subjects are more likely than their drowsy counterparts to seek out sex, which led these researchers to conclude that caffeine may make females want to have sex.

So, does this mean that caffeine could possibly be a sex potion for females? Researchers say caffeine may put females in the mood for sex.