Outside the Bronx: NYC Restaurant Week

Make sure to check out NYC Restaurant Week this summer! Click on the flyer above to reserve a table at a participating restaurant!

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First Fridays! Free Summer Outdoor Film Screening

THE BRONX MUSEUM SUMMER LOCATION AT THE LOU GEHRIG PLAZA!

FRIDAY, July 9th, 2010 7–10PM

WHAT: BRONX NIGHT CINEMA: FREE Summer Outdoor Film Screening!

Legacy: Black and White in America, a documentary fi lm by Richard Karz, story of African-American life today and the story of the Civil Rights generation—to clarify the successes and failures of racial integration in America and what they reveal about our democracy and national character. http://www.legacyblackandwhiteinamerica.com

Music by

-NUTTIN’ BUT STRINGZ -BILL SAXTON -SONYA ROGERS-DJ SUCIO SMASH

WHEN: Friday, July 09, 2010 7:00 – 10:00pm

Film begins at 8:20PM

WHERE: First Fridays! Series Summer Location

Lou Gehrig Plaza (161st St. and Grand Concourse)

D&B Train to 167th St./Grand Concourse or 4 Train to Yankee Stadium

Rain location will be at the Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse (Corner of 165th St) 2nd Floor.

Fireworks at Orchard Beach!

Bronx Family Day

Bronx Family Day: Jose Ortiz & BombaYo, Dan Zanes and Jose Conde’s Baby Loves Salsa

Sunday, June 27, 2010 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Part of the NYC Revolutions series

The 1st annual Bronx Family Day will inspire creativity in children and adults alike through its interactive programs and musical delights. Featuring a lively, exciting mix of Latin and American inspired music and dance artists, the entire family will be entertained!

BombaYo emerges from the streets and schoolyards of the Bronx, where salsa and hip hop were born. Under the musical direction of co-founder Jose Ortiz a.k.a Dr. Drum, a self-taught Afro Caribbean percussionist, who has engaged and encouraged children and families to explore their own musical talents, he oversees BombaYo, a group of teens that bring youthful energy to a centuries old Afro Puerto Rican music and dance tradition, Bomba. Bomba was developed in Puerto Rico over 300 years ago by enslaved Africans from parts of West Africa and the Kongo region and also includes influences from the Spanish colonizers and native Taino people. Bomba is more of an experience than a show. It’s where singing, dancing and drumming come together in a community celebration of life. Boricuas on the island and stateside are reviving this tradition and in turn uncovering part of their cultural heritage.

A former member of a 1980s rock band, Grammy award winner Dan Zanes is now a favorite children’s artist. With a mix of new songs and old favorites, his music incorporates languages, cultural traditions and musical genres from areas across the globe. Since 2000, Zanes has released 6 children’s albums with Catch that Train! winning a Grammy in 2007 and ¡Nueva York! winning an Independent Music Award in 2009.

Singer, songwriter, producer Jose Conde has been much celebrated for his work with the Cuba-centric band Ola Fresca. His two albums with Ola Fresca, (R)Evolucion and AY! Que Rico delved deep and deviated from traditional Cuban music forms, liberally juxtaposing and fusing rhythms and playing with language to achieve a fresh sound. The Brooklyn-based, Miami-raised son of Cuban immigrants, Conde has been featured in numerous Putumayo and Rough Guide compilations. Tonight marks the official unveiling of music from his upcoming solo 2010 release with atmospheric grooves supplied by his funky new, pan Latin powerhouse of a band, the nu Latin Groove.

Led by singer Jose Conde, Baby Loves Salsa features the band Ola Fresca, with members who are some of the best in contemporary salsa music. Through bilingual music, Baby Loves Salsa teaches language skills while telling the story of a group of kittens and puppies (gattitos y perritos) from the streets of New York City who go on to become the best salsa band in the land. This imaginary band of cats and dogs will have the whole family up and dancing to the upbeat blend roots, Latin, funk, jazz and dance tunes.

St. Mary’s Park (in St Mary’s Park), Bronx

Cost: Free

Event Organizer: City Parks Foundation

Contact Number: (212) 360-8290

Contact Email :info@cityparksfoundation.org

Are We There Yet?

Looking for a new show to cool out in the AC and watch with the family on those hotter than hot summer nights? Meet the Kingston-Persons family, a newly married couple with a blended family in Are We There Yet? The show, which opens where the popular film left off, deals with real issues that a lot of us as families face. This past Wednesday’s episode dealt with a very real issue-kids, the internet, and those ever popular viral videos.So while you’re laughing, you’re also relating to this hilarious family.

The show is executive produced by Ice Cube and stars Everybody Hates Chris‘ Terry Crews. With the internet, video games, and other reasons for the family to entertain themselves separately, this is a great reason to get the whole family to sit together and munch on some low fat popcorn.


Are YOU There Yet? Take this fun quiz to see if your family has their act together.

Are We There Yet? airs Wednesdays at 9/8 c on TBS.

Bronx River Festival- Saturday June 26th

Come and enjoy a beautiful day at the Bronx River featuring the Bronx Eco-Hero Global Man, free canoe rides, fashions by Jasmine, free plants provided by Bissel Garden, a wildlife theatre, Bronx dancers and performers, raffles, food, and much more!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m

180th Street & Boston Road in Bronx Park

(718) 430-4665

This Week In Your Park

Lots of things are happening in your park this summer! Be sure to take advantage of all of the things to do in the park-for kids and adults. Visit nycgovparks website for more information on any of the following events:
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