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Friday, November 20, 2009

Bronx Events Through November 23

Bronx Pugilist Maureen Shea figts Dec. 3. (Photo by David Greene)

Bronx Borough President Rueben Diaz Jr. will hold a candlelight vigil on Monday, Nov. 23 outside the Bronx County building at 851 Grand Concourse to call an end to gun violence. The vigil will be in memory of victims of homicides, organized as part of the National Day of Outrage. Elected officials, community leaders, victims and their family members will join Diaz Jr. in an effort to draw attention to the impact of gun violence on the public safety in the Bronx and in the city. The vigil begins at 4:30pm. For more information visit http://bronxboropres.nyc.gov/.

The Bronx Library Center, located at 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd. off Fordham Road, hosts Traditional Music and Dance from West Africa, Nov. 21 at 2:30pm. For more information call 718-579-4244 ext. 26.

On November 21, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd., presents
Street Beat featuring urban rhythm, hip hop and break dancing performed by musicians and dancers. The event begins at 8:00pm. Tickets are $10-25. For more information, call 718-960-8833

The Bronx Museum of the Arts at 1040 Grand Concourse @ 165th Street will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Grand Concourse on Tuesday, November 24. The celebration starts at 10:30am and will be joined by 3rd and 5th grade students from P.S 73 singing “Happy Birthday” to the Grand Concourse. For more information visit http://www.blogger.com/www.bronxmuseum.org

The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts presents The Nutcracker performed by the Moscow Classical Ballet. The performance will be held on Sunday, November 29 at 6pm.Tickets range from $25-35, and $10 for children under twelve. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.blogger.com/www.lehmancenter.org or call the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833.

Female pugilist Maureen Shea, 28, of Throggs Neck, will be back in action during a Star Boxing show at the Manhattan Center on Dec. 3. Shea (13-2, 7 KO's) is expected to face Jenna "Cowgirl" Shriver (9-4-1, 2 KO's) from Tampa, FL. The two will be battling for the interim WBA Female Super Bantamweight Title. Shea, a Throggs Neck native, got the last minute call after fellow Bronxite and former Riverdale resident Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin pulled out of the show with a ruptured appendix. For more information on the card visit the Star Boxing website at:
www.starboxing.com or call (718) 823-2000; tickets start at $52.

The New York Botanical Garden presents several events this fall: The Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden offers Gardens ‘Round the World featuring Caribbean Garden, a pinwheel-shaped plot garden featuring Caribbean crops. The Holiday Train Show will take place from Nov. 21 through Jan. 10 and features a display of New York landmark replicas created out of plant materials, as well as model trains. For more information and a detailed schedule, call (718) 817-8700 or visit nybg.org.


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