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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Upcoming Bronx Events Through June 21

 The Family Art Project presents "Making Music" this Father's Day at Wave Hill

Tuesday, June 15

Community Council Meeting

The 46th Precinct’s next Community Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 15, at the precinct station house, 2120 Ryer Ave., at 7 p.m. Community Council meetings fall on the third Tuesday of every month. They give residents the chance to meet local police officers and air their concerns. For more information, call (718) 220-5234.

Concert: Quintet of the Americas
Quintet of the Americas will be performing their only concert in the Bronx this summer at the Wave Hill House at 2 p.m. The concert is free to the public and will include both multimedia performances, film and woodwind quartets. Wave Hill House is located at 675 W. 252 Street, or you can visit the Wave Hill website for more information.

Tuesday Teen Takeover!
Every Tuesday at the Riverdale Branch Library, the Teens Takeover! Play games, challenge your friends in a video game competition, hop on a laptop, and check out all new materials on the shelves. Beginning at 4 p.m. at 5540 Mosholu Avenue.

Wednesday, June 16

Community Board 5 Meeting
Community Board 5’s next general board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, at South Bronx Job Corps, located at 1771 Andrews Ave. All are welcome. For more information, call CB5 at (718) 364-2030 or e-mail brxcb5@optonline.net.
Green Business & Energy Expo
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce is presenting an exposition of workshops and seminars showcasing the diversity of products and services provided by NYC businesses. The exposition will focus on the greenification of local businesses as well as how innovative techniques can stimulate the economy and personal businesses. Key speakers will include Green Peace founder Patrick Moore as well as many other high ranking Bronx and NYC dignitaries. The exposition will be held at 12 p.m. at the New York Botanical Gardens, 200th Street & Kazimiroff Blvd.

Botanical Garden Farmer’s Market
The New York Botanical Garden's farmer's market is set to return this Wednesday June 16th. There will be a weekly market that takes place every Wednesday from June 16th - November 24th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The market will feature top notch produce and breads including the freshest fruits and vegetables from around the state. The NYBG is located at 2900 Southern Blvd.

Pepatian’s Choreographer Showcase
Five choreographers will be showcasing their latest and most exciting works, created by dance artists inspired by our great Borough and committed to Dancin' in Da Bronx! Choreographers will include Sita Frederick, Jessie Flores, Antonio Ramos, Carmen Ruiz and Noemí Segarra. The Showcase will begin at 8 p.m. at the Pegones Theater located on 571 Walton Ave.
Book Discussion Groups
The Parkchester Branch Library will be holding a book discussion at 1:30 p.m. on The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdirch. The library is located at 1985 Westchester Ave, more information can be found at the library's website, nypl.org.

Thursday, June 17

Beautiful Words, Beautiful Writing
The Riverdale Branch Library is offering classes on the art of calligraphy writing. Beginning at 4 p.m. Practice your brush strokes and make your words into art, for ages 12 to 18, the library is located at 5540 Mosholu Parkway.

What’s Love Got To Do With It
Thinking about dating, or already connected with that special someone? Bring your questions to the relationship expert, Mara Gottlieb. She can help answer your questions about first dates, first loves, and everything in between. For ages 12-18, the seminar will be held at 4 p.m. at the Baychester Branch Library, 2049 Asch Loop North.

Bill Santiago – The Funny Dance
Come hear and help shape stand-up comedian, Bill Santiago's (Comedy Central and Showtime) take on the syncopated reconquista of American dance floors by the cadera-centric body language of la raza, aka the vida loca people. Be ready to share your dance stories and moves on stage to live music. The show will start at 8 p.m. at the Pregones Theater, 571 Walton Ave. For more information visit the Pregones Theater website.

Friday, June 18

Student Art Exhibition
The Bronx River Art Center presents the Spring Student Exhibition which honors and celebrates the wonderful works of art created by local students. The exhibition is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bronx River Art Center, 1087 East Tremont Ave., or visit the Bronx River Art Center website for more information.

Speed Networking Mixer
Join SPC in trying to bring unity and collective success to the Borough of the Bronx! Create great connections easier and faster than ever, promote your business to a professional and eager crowd and gain new ideas to help improve the longevity of your business. The event will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Blend Cafe, 582 East Fordham Rd. Reserve your spot at HTTP://BRONXCONNECTS.EVENTBRITE.COM.

Arthur Aviles Tribute
At 8 p.m. at the Pregones Theater, 571 Walton Ave, dancer/choreographer/director and now filmmaker Arthur Aviles will be honored with a 2010 Master Artist Award. For this special occasion he has created an "autobiographical fantasy; the colors of the rainbow that make up my life and career to date in an evening of dance, song and film." Featuring dance films To Be Real (premiere) and This Pleasant and Grateful Asylum, the exuberant dance piece Dorothur's Journey. For more information visit the Pregones Theater website.

Saturday, June 19
7th Annual Hunt’s Point Fish Parade and Summer Festival
The parade will be held in Baretto Point Park, this year's theme is "Get Connected People Park's Progress. Activities so far will include a Children’s Arts Corner, boat rides, bird watching, a day-long basketball tournament, face painting, print-making, tons of great food and activities, live music and performances, and info about all your favorite Bronx-based organizations! Events begein at 10:30 a.m. at 812 Edgewater Rd.

Animal Tales – The Jungle Grapevine
The Bronx Zoo presents a reading of The Jungle Grapevine by author Alex Beard. This is the first children’s book for fine artist Beard who frequently draws and paints African wildlife, and he has created a line of unique jigsaw puzzles featuring his artwork. The reading will begin at 11 a.m. at the Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame 1864
Travel back in time and enjoy a "base ball match" with the New York Mutuals playing by authentic 1864 rules using replica balls, bats, and uniforms – but no helmets or gloves! After the game, kids get to join in the fun with a game of rounders with team members, plus free house tours and a raffle for the game ball. Game begins at 1 p.m. at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Parkway.

Ken Simon Jazz Quartet
The Ken Simon Quartet pays tribute to great jazz innovators who left their mark on the jazz world and gave us "Modern" Jazz. Hear the sounds of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane. The concert begins at 2 p.m. at the Mott Haven Branch Library, 321 East 140th St.

Son De La Loma: An African Beat With The Flavor Of Cuba
Son de la Loma represents the multiple African musical cultures that converged during the slave trade period in Cuba. Founded by Armando Sanchez, Son de la Loma is integrated with Puerto Ricans and Cubands dedicated to preserving this musical tradition. The group was featured in the documentary Roots of Rhythm. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Rd.

Sunday, June 20
Making Music in the Garden
Wave Hill, located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, hosts Making Music in the Garden, Father’s Day, June 20 at 1 and 3 p.m., on the grounds, featuring Gamelan Son of Lion, a NYC-based new music repertory ensemble performing on Indonesian percussion instruments, including gongs, drums and keyboards, as well as homemade Western and world music instruments. Grounds admission is free until noon. Special brunch is offered in the Wave Hill House from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at $22 per person (not including grounds admission for arrivals after noon), free for children under 3, $6.50 for ages 3 to 8, and $13 for ages 8 to 12. Call ext. 395 to reserve. For more information, call (718) 549-3200 ext. 305 or visit www.wavehill.org.



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