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VALERIE CAPERS ENSEMBLE Pelham Bay Park Friday 9/18/15

CLASSIC JAZZ EVERYONE LOVES! with THE VALERIE CAPERS ENSEMBLE

Valerie Capers

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 • 6 PM
Pelham Bay Park • Middletown Road and Stadium Avenue

VALERIE CAPERS, Keyboard
John Robinson, String Bass
Doug Richardson, Trap Drums
Pito Castillo, Latin Percussion
Mark Marino, Guitar
Alan Givens, Saxophone and Flute
MUSIC BY:
Duke Ellington, Horace Silver, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder and more!

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BRONX:AFRICA Call to Artists

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The Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood Art Gallery@Hostos invites artists across all disciplines to submit work samples or proposals for our upcoming BRONX:AFRICA exhibition opening February 2016.

About BRONX:AFRICA:
(February 3 – May 4, 2016) The BRONX:AFRICA exhibit will feature contemporary art across disciplines along with special events throughout the Bronx. Our borough is home to major and still growing populations from across Africa. This vital presence influences and transforms our city. BRONX:AFRICA is a multidisciplinary and multimodal exploration of the art, expressions and influences of African cultures, and their impact as nationals mix and infuse. BRONX:AFRICA will explore and celebrate the influence of contemporary African cultures in the Bronx and reinforce connections among the many peoples of African descent, mixed heritage and migration-dispersion that call the Bronx home.
LeRonn Brooks, Exhibition Curator; Atim Oton, Curator, Community Engagement

How to Submit:
Please upload a resume and/or bio to your submittable application, along with up to 10 work samples.For installations and performance-based work – a description of the piece, visuals or footage, web links, budget and any special needs must be included in your submission.

Deadline to submit: Monday, September 14, 2015

No phone calls, please. Selected artists will be contacted by the exhibition staff. Please do not submit original art – work will not be returned.

This call is open to artists from all five boroughs. However, priority will be given to artists from the Bronx.

Visit the BCA website for information as it evolves  http://www.bronxarts.org/bronxafrica.asp

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Frederick Douglass Monument in Harlem

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Frederick Douglass Monument in Harlem on Flickr – Click Photo

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Artist & Craftsman Supply Opens in the Bronx

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Bronx artists no longer have to go to Manhattan to get their art supplies.Artist & Craftsman Supply, a worker owned supply shop with thousands of items has opened its first Bronx store. The 8,000+ square foot store offers everything you’d expect from downtown stores from canvases, yarn, spray paint, and markers, to chalk, watercolors, brushes, sketch books and more. The company was founded in Maine 30 years ago and now boasts over 20 stores across the country.All stores hire locally and reinvest in their employees by giving them stock thus making them part owners.

Artist & Craftsman Supply
3961 White Plains Rd.
Bronx, NY 10466
Toll Free: 844-250-8044
Phone: 718-231-0501
Email: bwp@artistcraftsman.com

The store is open 7 days a week as follows:

Regular Hours
Monday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm

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Brooklyn Bridge: Community Uncaptured

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Community Uncaptured on Flickr

New York is a fascinating place. But you already know that. And you know you can capture parts of it forever by taking photographs. The salsa though is what you see and what you uncapture. Your not capturing spirits. Your releasing energy like words jumping off a page. Welcome to Community Green’s Community Uncaptured.

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About Community Greens

It takes more than a village to raise a child in today's world. The world is more than flat or round or sun and moon. It's also the village on the other side of the river. The objects in the sky are different from that view. Community Greens, griot-like, tells a story. I invite you to share my view.

CGFROG

Chuck Vasser

Blacks In Green

There are more of us people of color out there than you realize and we are coming together to express our concerns, ideas and sit at the table!

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Bronx River Sankofa
Smiling Bellies

Community Greens Urban Farm

Veterans Garden Food GiveawayOctober 20th, 2018
Free Greens. First Come. First Serve!

Upcoming Events

  • NYC Compost Project Annual Awards Ceremony December 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm NYBG Train Show
  • Bissel Gardeners Meeting January 5, 2019 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Volunteer @ Bissel Gardens January 12, 2019 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Veterans Garden-Propagation

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Community Greens Consulting

Green Tips!

Bee proactive!

A few things you can do to help keep bees healthy:

  • plant different flowers that bloom throughout the season for the bees;

    • native plants and other perennials

    • bloom colors of yellow, white,  blue, and purple

  • watch for neonicotinoid-free note on plant tags- some tags will claim that insecticides were used for ‘your plant’s health’ (but NOT for the bees!)

  • leave the blossoms until they expire

  • plant plants with fragrant flowers with a long bloom season

  • consider early blooming plants for bees that have had little nourishment over the winter

Green Tips

Email

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