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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Upcoming Bronx Events Through November 9

PHOTO: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic play Lehman Center on Saturday night.

The Crotona Park Harvest Festival will take place this Saturday (Nov. 7) at the Crotona Park tennis court. The event runs from 12p.m. to 3p.m. The festival will celebrate the season, healthy eating, and healthy lifestyles. For more information, call 718-430-4675 or visit http://www.blogger.com/www.nycgovparks.org

There will be a walking tour this Sunday at St. Mary's Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. Those who wish to participate should meet in front of Optical City Xpress, corner of Melrose Avenue and East 149th Street. Tours are $10 for Bronx County Historical Society Members and $15 for non-members. To reserve a spot, call 718-881-8900.

The Lehman Woodwind Quartet
will perform at Lehman College this Sunday (Nov. 8). The concert, titled "Wind Classics: Masterworks for Wind Quintet," is free and will begin at 2p.m. For more information, click here, or call 718-960-8247.

Get funky! The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts presents George Clinton and Parliament/ Funkadelic Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $45-- purchase them before they sell out.

The Bronx
Library Center, located at 310 E. Kingsbridge Road, will host a live concert by Cuatrisimo, a lively Hispanic band founded by salsa expert Jose Obando, on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m. For this show, the group will entertain audience members by performing a mix of Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican folkloric music, including salsa and merengue. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 718-579-4244.

The Bronx
Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, at 165th Street, will continue its monthly First Fridays series with “Latin Soundscapes,” on Friday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. This special evening of Latin music and dancing will feature a live performance by Ibrahim Gonz├ílez and his Latin Jazz Quintet. The group features Ivan Renta on sax and flute, Arturo Ortiz on keyboard, bassist Donald Nicks, drummer Diego Lopez and Mr. Gonz├ílez on congas and percussion. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 718-681-6000.

Bronx BP Ruben Diaz, Jr. will be hosting the Bronx Economic Summit: A Blueprint for Success
, Wednesday, November 18 from 8a.m to 4p.m at the New York Botanical Gardens. The summit will join Bronx merchants and businesses to discuss future business plans, job training, cultural organizations, a green economy, and unemployment. Register for the event here.

Free immigration consultation will be available on Saturday, November 14, at STAR Senior Center at 650 West 187th Street from 11a.m-1p.m. The event will highlight the importances of fair court hearings for immigrants, many of whom face deportation for petty crimes. For more information, call 212-781-0355 ext. 300, or email Sandy Placido

On Sunday, November 15, the Bronx Museum of the Arts will be hosting "Performa '09 - Drifts and Traps." The event coincides with the centennial of the Grand Concourse as well as the Futurist Movement Manifesto. Author Marjorie Perloff, literary scholar Richard Sieburth, and poet Charles Bernstein will be a part of a discussion panel, followed by a performance by artist Kabir Carter. The event runs from 1p.m.-6p.m. Admission is free. For more information please visit http://www.blogger.com/www.bronxmuseum.org.


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