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Friday, October 30, 2009

Bronx BP Diaz invites fans to watch Sunday's Yankees game at stadium

I figure most of my readers are getting their daily dose of Yankee news from some of the major news outlets, but I thought I'd share this since it is an opportunity for Bronxites to take advantage and visit our famous neighbors.

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ INVITES FANS TO WATCH SUNDAY’S YANKEES GAME AT THE STADIUM

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is inviting Yankees fans to watch Sunday’s game at the stadium after The New York Yankees announced that they will open the Stadium Field Level and Great Hall to the public to watch the broadcast of the World Series Game 4 from Philadelphia on Sunday, November 1.

The first time the Yankees opened the new stadium to the public for the broadcasting of a game was October 19, a decision made after consultation with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

“The idea was a great success and many fans came to support their team together. Now, with the Yankees playing the World Series, what a better place to root for them and to see our team fighting to bring the championship back to The Bronx”, said Borough President Diaz Jr.

Turnstiles between Gates 4 and 6 will open at 7:00 p.m. for the 8:20 p.m. game. Fans can watch the Game in the Great Hall or in the opened sections of the Field Level.


"When we opened the Stadium for Game 3 in the ALCS, the response was positive and the energy from our fans was truly infectious. They really enjoyed coming together to watch the game," said Hal Steinbrenner, Yankees Managing General Partner. "Once we reached the World Series, we felt that it was the perfect time to open the Stadium again. We remain grateful for the support of the best fans in baseball."

source: press release from the Bronx BP office

Monday, October 26, 2009

Portraits and Quilts Facets exhibit at City Island

Things to do in the Bx


Focal Point Gallery
321 City Island Ave.
718 885-1403
www.focalpointgallery.com


Focal Point Gallery Presents an Exhibition of Portraits and Quilts
Facets
By
Laury Hopkins

Wine and Cheese
Opening October 30th, 7:30 p.m.

Show Runs Through the End of November

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cornelius Eady to lead Acentos Writers Workshop this Sunday

Things to do in the Bx

Acentos Writers Workshops welcomes Cornelius Eady at noon October 25.

With everything we’ve seen and been through, it’s hard to be surprised. You attend most poetry workshop and after a few years it is all ho hum and the same. Last week we had Patricia Spears Jones attack the senses, literally. As her warm voice filled the classroom, she introduced writers with an encyclopedic knowledge. With a full class, it was her style and individual attention and critique to each poem written that gave this class an edge over many others.

Our next facilitator will have big shoes to fill. Be ready to welcome Cornelius Eady to the A.W.W.

Cornelius Eady was born and raised in Rochester, New York, in 1954. He attended Monroe Community College and Empire State College.

He is the author of Brutal Imagination (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2001), which was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award in Poetry; the autobiography of a jukebox (1997); You Don't Miss Your Water (1995); The Gathering of My Name (1991), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; BOOM BOOM BOOM (1988); Victims of the Latest Dance Craze (1985), which was chosen by Louise Glück, Charles Simic, and Philip Booth for the 1985 Lamont Poetry Selection of The Academy of American Poets; and Kartunes (1980).

In 1996, Eady and the poet Toi Derricote founded Cave Canem, a nonprofit organization serving black poets of various backgrounds and acting as a safe space for intellectual engagement and critical debate. Along with Derricote, he also edited Gathering Ground (University of Michigan Press, 2006).

He has collaborated with jazz composer Deidre Murray in the production of several works of musical theater, including You Don't Miss Your Water; Running Man, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1999; Fangs, and Brutal Imagination, which received Newsday's Oppenheimer Award in 2002.

About his work, the poet June Jordan has said, "Cornelius Eady leads and then cuts a line like no one else: following the laughter and the compassionate pith of a dauntless imagination, these poems beeline or zig-zag always to the jugular, the dramatic and unarguable revelation of the heart."

His honors include the Prairie Schooner Strousse Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

He has served as director of the Poetry Center at the State University of New York at Stonybrook, and has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, City College of New York, The Writer's Voice, The College of William and Mary, and Sweet Briar College.

***Make sure you register asap, there are a very few spots left.***
Register with Sam "Fish" Vargas: fish(at)louderarts.com or call 917-209-4211.

Check out the Flickr album and photos from past workshops: http://www.flickr.com/photos/acentosfoundation -- Fish Vargas

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

'Latin Soundscapes'

Things to do in the Bx

JOIN THE BRONX MUSEUM FOR FIRST FRIDAYS! – “LATIN SOUNDSCAPES”
Featuring Ibrahim González and his Latin Jazz Quintet
6-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
South Building – Lower Gallery
1040 Grand Concourse @ 165th Street

Join The Bronx Museum of the Arts for an exciting First Fridays! program “Latin Soundscapes” featuring Ibrahim González and his Latin Jazz Quintet. And don’t forget your dancing shoes. The Latin beat is sure to get you on your feet.

The Quintet features Ivan Renta on Sax and Flute, Arturo Ortiz on Keyboard, Donald Nicks on Bass, Diego Lopez on Drums, and Ibrahim González on Congas and Percussion.

Admission is free. For more information, please visit www.bronxmuseum.org










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Celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Month in NYC

Community calendar
COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE
mes de la herencia puertorriqueña

SAVE THE DATES

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009
CN’S 23RD ANNUAL KICK-OFF CELEBRATION
EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO, NEW YORK CITY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2009
CN’S 14TH ANNUAL GALA
CELEBRATING 23 YEARS OF PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE MONTH
THE NY HILTON, NEW YORK CITY

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2009
COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE AND HOSTOS PRESENT
JESÚS OMAR RIVERA EL BORICUAZO
Puertorriqueñidad…Defendiendo nuestra imagen
HOSTOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS & CULTURE THEATRE, BRONX, NY

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2009
CN’S FOURTH ANNUAL ARTISANS FAIR & EXHIBIT
CN’S FIRST ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR
EUGENIO MARÍA DE HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BRONX, NEW YORK

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2009
CN’S 15TH ANNUAL DAY OF COMMUNITY SERVICE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
IPRHE’S UPACA SENIOR CENTER, NEW YORK CITY


COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE
C/O IPRHE, 105 EAST 22ND STREET – 6TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10010


FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: (212) 677-4181 OR (914) 263-6599
OR VISIT: WWW.COMITENOVIEMBRE.ORG


COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE MEMBER AGENCIES

INSTITUTE FOR THE PUERTO RICAN/HISPANIC ELDERLY * ASPIRA OF NEW YORK
EL CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS PUERTORRIQUEÑOS * EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO
EUGENIO MARÍA DE HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE * LATINO JUSTICE – PRLDEF
NATIONAL CONGRESS FOR PUERTO RICAN RIGHTS – JUSTICE COMMITTEE
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LATINO POLICY * PROMESA
PUERTO RICO FEDERAL AFFAIRS ADMINISTRATION


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Friday, October 16, 2009

Free flu shots for adults

Flu vaccines will be administered free of cost for all adults over 21 years of age. Seniors and high risk adults preferred.

When:
4-7 p.m. Thursday, October 22nd
Taller Boricua
1680 Lexington Ave., Manhattan

This event is sponsored by Senator José M. Serrano and New York Presbyterian. To schedule an appointment please call the office of Senator Serrano: (212) 828-5829

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Going out: Halloween night in NYC

I just posted a new entry in my NY Latino Examiner column related to Halloween.

http://www.examiner.com/x-11970-NY-Latino-Community-Examiner~y2009m10d12-Going-out-Halloween-night-in-NYC

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Celebrate Quijombo in the South Bronx

Quijombo is on in the South Bronx, so Happy Quijombo! The other night I had the pleasure of going to Trolley night to view the interesting photography at the Samana exhibit at the Longwood Art Gallery and to enjoy a taste of the Afro-Dominican celebration Quijombo at Hostos Community College in the South Bronx. I was treated to a music festival.

If you have an interest in Dominican culture, African culture, religion, nature, and more, you will enjoy this photo show.

The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, in collaboration with Alianza Dominicana Inc., proudly presents Quijombo 2009, its second biennial celebration of Afro-Dominican Culture. This year the festival will present a variety of cultural expressions with a special emphasis on the region of the Samaná peninsula located in the northeast corner of the Dominican Republic.

(El Centro Hostos para las Artes y la Cultura, en colaboración con Alianza Dominicana Inc., se enorgullece en presentar a Quijombo 2009, su segunda bienal celebrando las manifestaciones de la cultura afro-dominicana. Este año el festival presentará una variedad de expresiones culturales con énfasis en la región de la península de Samaná localizada en el extremo noreste de la República Dominicana.)

For more info, visit http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts/events.html

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bronx Trolley features Quijombo, trees and more

Things to do in the Bx

It's trolley night in the Bronx, which means an evening of art, karaoke, and trees. The evening also includes the kick-off of the five-day Quijombo Festival, a celebration of Dominican culture.

Trolley highlights include:
The Samana exhibit at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College, the Quijomo cultural and music festival, the presence of Katie Holten, the artist behind our beautiful outdoor Tree Museum (I'm glad to be a part of this project, which Katie says may be extended), and Hector Canonge's exhibit at the Blue Bedroom Project (see entry below).

For more info, visit http://bronxarts.org. The trolley ride and related events are free.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

A time warp machine in the Bronx

Things to do in the Bx

The Bronx Blue Bedroom Project Presents
GC 2
by
Hector Canonge

The exhibit opens tomorrow from 2-5 p.m, Bronx Blue Bedroom Project, 309 Alexander Ave. #3A. Free admission.

Here's the description of the exhibit and the artist:

Commemorating the centennial of the Grand Boulevard and Concourse, commonly known as the Grand Concourse, and described by many as the Champs-Élysées of the Bronx, New-media artist, Hector Canonge, challenges notions of historical representations in a multi-dimensional world created to evoke the social, political and economic transformations of the borough. The site-specific media project looks at the four-and-a-half-mile boulevard and spins it into a time warp machine proposing a pseudo futuristic development where the appropriation, and fragmentation of the public realm exist through literary narratives, archival materials sounds, and digital collages.

Hector Canonge is a New Media artist who lives and works in New York City where he studied literature, film and Integrated Media Arts. His work incorporates the use of various media and commercial technologies, physical environments, and cinematic narratives. He recently finished the project "Epistolar," (on view through Sept. 29) as part of his residency work in the first NYC 2009 Dyson Summer Artists in Residency program at Pace University, and is presenting "Intersections," funded by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, at Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, NoMAA's new galleries in Upper Manhattan (Sept. 24 -Dec 30). Canonge was the recipient of the 2009 Newark New Media Residency Program of City Without Walls, cWOW, Newark, NJ., and a visiting media artists at New Jersey City University in the Spring 2009. His exhibition, "18 BEATS," (on view at Discover Queens Visitor's Center) funded in part by NYSCA's regrant program, is a sonic exploration of the various communities along the #7 Train in Queens, NY. As part of his Public Art Intervention collaborations, Canonge has worked with Taiwanese artist Chin Chih Yang in "100 Degrees" (Summer 2009), and with British artist, Hellen Pichard, in "Dixie-Tone" (Summer 2008) while in residence at Atlantic Center for The Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Canonge's works have been exhibited at the Jersey City Museum, The Bronx Museum of The Arts, Queens Museum of Art, and in various galleries in NYC and NJ. He was selected for the AIM27 program at BXMA, received Public Art commissions, participated as an associate artist in the Digital Media Residency Program at Atlantic Center for The Arts, obtained a fellowship at Harvestworks, and has worked with organizations such as Queens Council on the Arts,Association of Hispanic Arts, and NoMAA. His work has been reviewed by the New York Times, ART FORUM, NYRemezcla, and New York Daily News. Canonge has taught multimedia at New York City College of Technology, CUNY; Web technologies in the Film & Communications Program at the New School University; media production at Brooklyn Community Access Television, BCAT; and Stop Motion Animation at Bronx River Arts Center. As part of his community initiatives, he started the monthly Queens' LGBT film program CINEMAROSA. He is also the co-founder of QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, a non-for profit arts organization that serves various communities of Queens with media programs in the arts and technology.


This exhibit runs until October 30.


...Also note that BBBP is one of the Bronx Culture Trolley stops on Wednesday, October 7 from 5-8:30 p.m.

For more information about the Bronx Bedroom Project, go to http://bronxbbp.com

source: Bronx Blue Bedroom Project

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