Monday, March 30, 2009

Event Reminders

A few events Bronxites might be interested in which are happening this week...

Maternal Mental Health Event @ Jacobi
There's a free conference at the Jacobi Conference Center on maternal mental health: "Perinatal Centers Conference: Managing the Spectrum of Maternal Mental Health Issues from Conception Through the Neonatal Experience" tomorrow, 3/31 from 7:45am to 4:30pm. It's in the Nurses Residence, Building 4, 2nd Floor. CME and CEU credits are available. For more info, contact Marlene Allison at 212-788-3477. Click here for more info about this event.

Bronx Underground @ Webster Hall
Afro-Punk is joining forces with Bronx Underground to host a monthly party and show in NYC. The party launches tomorrow, 3/31, at Webster Hall, and runs every last Tuesday throughout the summer. Join us for the debut party on Tuesday, March 31 at THE STUDIO at WEBSTER HALL (125 E 11th btw 3rd & 4th Ave). Bands playing the “All Ages Show” (doors open 5:30) include Black JuJu, Cipher and Endwell. Bands playing the late night set (doors open 9:30) include Chewing Pics, The Smyrk and The London Souls. Tickets are $7 (“all ages” show) and $10 (late show). Click here for more info.

Public Hearing re: Lower Concourse Rezoning
Friends of Brook Park alerted us to a public hearing Wednesday, 4/1, where Bronxites can advocate for the inclusion of the South Bronx Park Avenue Harlem River access point in the Lower Concourse Rezoning proposal. Attend if you can, where you can speak and or submit written remarks. Details: City Planning Commission Hearing, 4/1, 10 AM, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street. If you can't attend, Friends of Brook Park is encouraging Bronx residents to send an email message by clicking here and using the following message template:
Re: Lower Concourse ReZoning, Bronx
We want the zoned area to be expanded to include the next parcel/s south along the river and identified as priority park/public space. This is an ideal location for a community deprived for too long of waterfront park space, as well as a natural addition to the expanding NYC Watertrail. It is that simple!!!
Bronx Poets Read! @ Bronx Museum
Join the Bronx Trolley and get to hear fresh new voices from the Bronx on Wednesday, 4/1, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Featuring Poet/Performance Artist Josefina Baez, who will read from her book of poems "Comrade Bliss Ain't Playing." Also reading from his book of poems, "Daydreams and Shadows," will be Ani Rumaer, a Bronx-based author/poet/educator. Free guided tours led by Museum educators. Click here for more info.

Community Protest @ Yankee Stadium
Concerned Bronxites will be gathering outside of the Yankees vs. Chicago Cubs exhibition game (161st Street and River Avenue) this Friday, 4/3, at 6pm to protest what are now being viewed as broken promises to the community with the construction of the new Yankee Stadium. Protesters will have signs and placards siting the lack of replacement parks, lack of jobs for Bronxites and other concerns.



Anonymous said...

That email action to advance access on the Harlem River is important. I am going to do it and email my friends....

Lysandra said...

does anyone know who is organizing protest at yankee's stadium?

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