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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.

Annual Tour de Bronx

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This year will celebrate The 17th Annual Tour de Bronx!

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. & Transportation Alternatives
with Montefiore Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital & Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
invite you to

Tour de Bronx

New York State's Largest Free Bicycling Event

Sunday, October 23, 2011

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

WET AND WACKY WEATHER

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Hazardous Weather Outlook is in effect for sections of NYC over the weekend due to possible flooding in some areas. There is also the possibility of ice jam flooding of rivers and streams due to the combination of snow-melt and rainfall.

After midnight, we’ll see a few locations with a brief period of wet snow or sleet at the onset of the precipitation. For the most part, this is a plain spell cold rain for everyone taper off during the early afternoon.

ST PAUL'S CHURCH NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

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BRONX Week 2012

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There are a few Bronx Week events today...

Bronx Day @ the Bronx Alehouse - 12:00pm-8:00pm

Celebrate the warm temperatures with some locally sourced food and brewed beer, featuring the Bronx Brewery and Jonas Bronck Beer Co.

The Bronx Alehouse, 216 West 238th St., www.bronxalehouse.com

COST: FREE DOES NOT INCLUDE FOOD

First Annual Bronx Solar Economic Development Conference

8:30am-1:00pm

SEPTETO NACIONAL DE CUBA

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Performing together at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, the legendary champion of Cuban son SEPTETO NACIONAL DE CUBA IGNACIO PIÑEIRO and the longest running charanga band outside of Cuba ORQUESTA BROADWAY.

OPTICAL ILLUSION

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Images can be deceiving, especially when our eyes play a trick on US.

Political cartoonist Thomas Nast is said to be responsible for the Republican Party elephant. A cartoon that appeared in Harper's Weekly in 1874, Nast drew a donkey clothed in lion's skin, scaring away all the animals at the zoo. One of those animals, the elephant, was labeled The Republican Vote.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

by Crackle

http://www.youtube.com/show/comediansincarsgettingcoffee

National Immigration Debate

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Covering Immigration Reform: a discussion moderated by author & Columbia Journalism Prof. Mirta Ojito http://bit.ly/11TTXeh

Columbia Journalism School Lecture Hall, 2950 Broadway, 116th & Broadway
6-6:30pm: Networking event with snacks and refreshments
6:30-8pm: Panel discussion

JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO”

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Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the return by popular demand of JOSE ALBERTO “El Canario” in a new and completely different show as THE SHOWMAN showcasing his artistic career of 37 years in one exciting concert on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at 8pm. Joining Jose Alberto for this unforgettable evening of world class Salsa will be special surprise guests. Produced by Lehman Center and José Raposo.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for JOSE ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” on Saturday, October 12th, at 8pm are $50, $40, and $30 and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Friday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert), or through online access at www.LehmanCenter.org. Lehman Center is accessible by #4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd. and is off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway. Low cost on-site parking available for $5.

JOSE ALBERTO is nicknamed El Canario (The Canary) because of his exquisite voice and amazing ability to use his highly melodious whistling skills as a soloing instrument. He is one of the most successful and respected artists on the salsa music scene with a recording history spanning 37 years and 21 solo albums. Born in the Dominican Republic in 1958, Alberto moved with his family to Puerto Rico at age 7 and went on to polish his singing at Las Antilles Military Academy. After relocating to New York City in the early ‘70s, he sang with several orchestras, receiving international attention in 1977 as the lead vocalist of the ground-breaking ensemble Tipica 73 on recordings that include Salsa Encendida (1978), Charangueando con La Tipica 73 (1980) and Into the 80s (1981). After being featured as a vocalist on Louie Ramirez’ 1982 production Noche Caliente, the first album to give popular Spanish ballads an uptempo treatment, Jose Alberto became a major Latin star. Forming his own group in 1983, he recorded three albums on the Sono Max label titled Típicamente (1984), Canta Canario (1985) and Latino Style (1986). Many of the tracks from these albums were among the favorite singles of the time, including “Desesperado,” “La Cinta Verde” and the international hit “Rio Manzanare.” In 1987 Jose Alberto became the first artist to record for the newly formed RMM label and had an international smash-hit album in 1988 with Sueño Contigo. His glittering follow-up Mis Amores (1989) was also a chart topper. El Canario didn’t slow down in the 90s, recording and co-producing several hit recordings including Dance with Me (1991) produced by GRAMMY winner Sergio George in the (then) new Salsa Romántica style, followed by Llegó la Hora (1992) with the world-wide hit tracks “Nada se Compara Contigo” and “Discúlpeme Señora.” In 1994 he recorded De Pueblo y Con Clase and in ’95, the album On Time, notably featuring a duet with the undisputed Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, with whom he frequently toured. His 1997 Tributo a Machito featured guest GRAMMY winners Tito Puente and Dave Valentín. Recent recordings include the GRAMMY nominated Original (2011), Intimamente Salsero Live (2012) and his latest CD is scheduled to be released in early 2014. As a featured vocalist, Jose Alberto has just been nominated for three 2013 Latin GRAMMY Awards: For Best Salsa Album – Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants; for Best Tropical Song – “Para Celebrar;” and for Best Tropical Traditional Album – Vamos Pa’ La Fiesta (Septeto Santiaguero.) El Canario’s special concert THE SHOWMAN is a performance that features an exciting and diverse blend of new rhythms and the many hit songs from his long career, all delivered with the “salsa dura” swing of one of the most exceptional vocalists of his genre.

SUPERBOWL COMMERCIALS

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If you were one of the millions who watched last night's Superbowl XLVIII Blowout, you probably think some of those TV commercials were more interesting than the actual game.

Seattle Seahawks took an early lead over the Denver Broncos and held onto it for a final score of 43-8.

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TV commercials offered light humor and a wide variety of emotional themes. These were an eclectic mix from Pandora to Cheerios and some of them included celebrities.