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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.

THE BEATLES

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This is certainly not one of David Letterman's top ten list, not even close. But since today is the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles first US broadcast appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which is now the same stage where that show is recorded each day, we figured why not try out. Enjoy the musical journey, which at times may appear to get just a bit loud and bumpy.

WEBSITES 4 KIDS

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Since the market is potentially lucrative, some companies are gearing up for the gold rush by creating websites strictly for kids, and these websites allow parents to create profiles for their own children.

Common Sense Media reviews the media in kids' lives and keeps an eye on kid-oriented social networks.
Here is their top ten Pix over the last few years.

ScuttlePad (2010) Age 7+

Social network with training wheels is safe but limited.

Togetherville (2010) Age 7+

Kids' social site connects to parents' Facebook friends.

WhatsWhat.me (2011) Age7+

TOMORROW'S WORLD

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Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows in Corona Park. In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations.

Annual Turkey Giveaway

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WESTERN BEEF TEAM-UP FOR PRE-THANKSGIVING

TURKEY GIVEAWAY

WHAT: Western Beefs begins annual distribution of 2,500 free turkeys to needy Bronx residents. The Western Beef truck will make several stops at community centers, but will also distribute free turkeys to surprised passers-by during its rounds.

WHO: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will participate in turkey distribution and will ride in the Western Beef truck.

WHERE: Morris Heights Health Center

85 W. Burnside Ave. (corner of Harrison Ave.)

The Bronx

CITY ISLAND NAUTICAL MUSEUM INVITATION

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If you were fortunate enough to spend quality time with the late and great Captain Ed Sadler, you would probably agree that he was a remarkable man. His son Richard Sadler is also a good guy and a boat captain, as well as the person who lived and prayed with Ed until his last breath. Dick asked City Island Images to invite everyone to the opening of his photography exhibit at The City Island Nautical Museum this weekend, which he is dedicating to the memory of his dad, the late Captain Ed Sadler.

ST PAUL'S CHURCH

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St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY
914-667-4116 www.nps.gov/sapa

Special free Programs in August & September 2015

Sat., August 8, open from Noon to 4 PM
Religious Freedom in Colonial America

SOUNDVIEW PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL 2012

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City of Water Day in your Neighborhood!

Friends of Soundview Park annual celebration of the park and the Bronx waterfront!

Saturday, July 14 - 10am - 6pm (rain date: Saturday, July 21)

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1A0WcLuQ7SI/T_LmVd_B6YI/AAAAAAAACsY/5...

Enter park at Morrison Ave. & Lafayette Ave.

All activities are FREE and open to the public.

Performances for all ages, family friendly fun and educational activities, and fitness and recreational programming.

CITY ISLAND WEEKEND

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The island is a "Slice of NYC Paradise" - City Island's Arts & Crafts Fair, Spring 2016 is this weekend June 4th & 5th. The event runs from Saturday at 11A until 7P Sunday.

Area artists will be showcasing their personal and professional expertise. The fair is an excellent way to enjoy the weekend strolling through City Island, meeting locals and artists, and enjoying all the pleasures this delightful island has to offer.

SHADOWLAND

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This is absolutely a unique artistic performance and a truly visual presentation.

it is called " Shadow Land " and is unbelievable ....... you'll be amazed!

How did anyone think to do this and then figure it out?

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=STK7AZ_Zs_E&vq=large

Pilobolus Dance Theatre "Shadowland"

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=STK7AZ_Zs_E&vq=large

Orquestas Aragón & Broadway

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Joining forces to bring NYC another great performance May 13 @8P Concert Hall at Lehman College.

The importance of Orquesta Aragón to Cuban music is similar to that of the Duke Ellington Orchestra or the Count Basie Orchestra to American jazz. In the 1950s, Orquesta Aragón was signed to the American label RCA Victor and found great success internationally spearheading the first wave of Cuban cha-cha-cha and mambo mania that captivated American audiences. Then led by legendary violinist Rafael Lay, many historians cite this period as Orquesta Aragón’s apex. https://youtu.be/rONlPkU83L8?list=RDrONlPkU83L8

Tours of the U.S., Europe, and Latin America would ensue only to be interrupted by the politics and the Cuban blockade in the 1960s. 

Following renewed interest in Cuban Music in the 1990s, Orquesta Aragón would return to the United States for three successful tours beginning in 1999 including concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and Zellerbach Theatre in Berkeley. Their 1999 CD, La Charanga Eterna, marked the sixtieth anniversary of the band’s founding.

Also appearing, 
Orquesta Broadway which is a Cuban charanga style band that was founded in New York City in 1962 by flutist Eddy Zervigón and his brothers Rudy (violin) and Kelvin (piano) along with their neighbor Roberto Torres as their vocalist. https://youtu.be/rF59MuOU2lQ