Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Event Reminders

Bardekova Ensemble @ DeWitt Clinton
Their will be a free performance offered by the Bardekova Ensemble tonight, 4/22, at 5pm at DeWitt Clinton High School (100 West Mosholu Parkway South). The performance will be held in room 362. Call (917) 584-6626 for more information.

Final 'Bronx is Building' Lecture @ Fordham
Join the Bronx African American History Project as they offer the final installment of the 'Bronx is Building' lecture series. The final lecture will take place tomorrow, 4/23, at 6pm in the Flom Auditorium and is entitled, "A Transnational Sense of 'Home:' 20th-Century West Indian Immigration and Institution Building in the Bronx." The lecture will be given by Columbia University historian, Dr. Natasha Lightfoot and West Indian music will be provided by DJ Danny Martinez, “The Beat Man." A reception with food & drinks will follow! Free & open to the public!
Contact for additional information.

Van Cortlandt Park Community Forum
Join the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park as they host a community forum tomorrow, 4/23, at 7pm at Mosholu Preservation Corporation (3400 Reservoir Oval East). The forum will provide an opportunity for park users to share their input about the fourth largest park in New York City, Van Cortlandt Park. Come to learn about the Friends, share ideas and meet others who enjoy the Park. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Click here for more info.

Baychester Town Hall Meeting
A Town Hall Meeting will be held tomorrow, 4/23, at 7pm at John Philip Sousa Middle School on Baychester Avenue. The meeting, sponsored by elected officials Larry Seabrook, Carl Heastie, and Ruth Hassell-Thompson, will address residents' concerns about the construction of P.S. 169 at the corner of Boston Post Road and Baychester Avenue. Representatives from the DOT, DOE, SCA, and NYPD are slated to attend, in addition to the meeting sponsors.
The VP of the Baychester Quality of Life Council provides some background info on this important topic, saying, "The school has been controversial because of the location. It's an elementary school placed on the corner of two of the busiest streets in the Northeast Bronx. The residents were not given notice that the site would be a school, pretty much until the project started. The area has been bombarded by a proliferation of commercial activity that will only worsen with the school's presence. Issues like parking, safety, deliveries, etc. will be addressed."


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