With nearly as much anticipation as a Subway series, the Throggs Neck Merchants, Westchester Square Merchants, Pelham Bay Merchants and Morris Park Merchants are gearing up for their 5th Annual Merchants Charity Softball Game.
In the past, the teams were Throggs Neck & Pelham Bay against Westchester Square and Morris Park. The first three years resulted with Throggs Neck & Pelham Bay taking the trophy with last year’s game resulting in a draw. The friendly rivalry continues on September 20th at 7 PM at the Throgs Neck Little League Field located at 150 Throggs Neck Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10465. Merchants, friends and neighbors will gather to have a fun family night out and help raise money for the Jacobi Hospital Auxiliary and Preston High School.
Each year the merchants try to make the event bigger and better and this year is no different. The NYPD has donated a Rock Climbing Wall and Frank Bees has donated a Dunk Tank. There will be vendors and a chance to win our 50/50 Raffle. The Red Cross will also host a Blood Drive that day to help replenish their supply.
Frank Eisele, of the Throgs Neck Little League, plays a great host to our teams and tries to get our inner athletes to show up by voicing his support for the game and the players. The kids love to see the adults try to play softball and parents enjoy spending time outdoors with their children. Both players and attendees always have a great time, some laughs and a chance to raise money for two great Bronx institutions. Come join the fun!
Everyone is welcome, but If you are interested in playing, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Bobby at 347-739-3484 or our Event Coordinator, Angela at 646-337-5069.
Friday, May 10, 2013
8AM Shotgun Start
Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Course
The following message is from the Preston High School Golf Classic Committee:
Preston High School needs your support!
On Friday, May 10, 2013 Preston High School will be holding their 5th Annual Golf Classic at Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Course. We hope you will be able to participate as a sponsor this year!
Showing your support for this event is critical to its success. As a sponsor you promote your company to the loyal Preston High School community. You will also expose your company to many community leaders and business professionals who are also part of the Classic. Businesses like yours make available the resources that enrich our children’s education and for that we are forever grateful.
We anticipate a successful and well-attended Classic. Show Preston High School friends, neighbors and colleagues your company’s commitment to quality education and become a sponsor. There are various levels of sponsorships. Click here for sponsorship and registration information
We thank you in advance for your support and committment to Preston High School!
The Golf Classic Committee
Children’s Theater show
I am proud to co-sponsor the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s children’s theater program in our area. They will present the popular musical fairy tale “Peter & the Wolf” on Sunday, October 21 at 1 PM and 3 PM at the Knights of Columbus/International Caterers hall located at 3243 Ampere Ave in Country Club. Tickets are $6, for more information visit bronxartsensemble.org or call (718) 601-7399.
Senior Mental Health event
In partnership with the Pelham Parkway NORC Program, I am sponsoring a mental health awareness event for seniors on Friday, October 5 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Sue Ginsberg Senior Center located at 975 Waring Ave. Licensed professionals from various agencies and organizations will be on hand to discuss mental health issues and free screenings for blood pressure, depression, and alcohol & drug abuse will be available. Please join us!
Free Latin Dance And Computer Classes
The Phipps Beacon Program at the Piagentini and Jones Campus (formerly IS 192, located at 650 Hollywood Ave in Throggs Neck) is currently offering free classes for adults in Latin Dance (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM -9 PM), as well as a Basic Computer class (Mondays, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM). They also have a wide range of after-school and Saturday programming for kids. For more information or to sign up for any of their activities, call Monique at (718) 239-4080.
New York State Unclaimed Funds
You might be owed money…and not even know it! Banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies, and many other businesses are required by State law to surrender inactive accounts to the State. These accounts are known as “lost,” “abandoned,” or “unclaimed” funds.
The Office of the State Comptroller serves as custodian of this money. If you can prove you are entitled to the money, they will return it to you, at any time, without charge. Visit their easy-to-use website at www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf to search your name and find out if you are owed money…and how to claim it if you are! For any questions, call them at 1-800-221-9311.
It’s that time of year for everyone to be Italian for the day!
The annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade is set to step off at noon on Sunday, October 7, with thousands expected to line Morris Park Avenue.
Special guests include her highness, Miss Bronx Columbus, known to many as Christina Iannarino of Throggs Neck. Lead organizer Tony Signorile plans to officially crown the 16-year-old, who will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Generoso Pope Foundation, one of the heavy financial backers for the parade.
An independent panel vetted Iannarino, a Preston High School junior with dreams of entering the field of medicine.
Grand Marshal Phil Foglia and Honorary Marshal Patricia Cassano will also be recognized.
Local restauranteur Joseph Giordano, owner of Riviera Ravioli on Arthur Avenue, will be honored with the Citizen Award for his contributions to the neighborhood.
“He does a lot for the community,” said Signorile. “He’s always there.”
Signorile’s journey in organizing New York State’s 2nd largest Columbus Day parade proved just as treacherous as Christopher Columbus’ journey to the undiscovered country.
“To be number two is getting harder and harder,” admitted Signorile.
Putting it all together
Leading the effort for the past seven years, Signorile’s been working the phones even as he balances a full-time job in Westchester.
Coordinating marching bands is often the toughest aspect of the parade, according to Signorile, mainly since the bands are committed to other parades.
Signorile, a native of Italy, boasts his heritage proudly. The longtime Morris Park resident immigrated to the states when he was 12, settling in Arthur Avenue.
“Italians have provided a lot to the world,” said Signorile, a fond lover of Italian artists Michelangelo and Leonardo DaVinci.
On top of four floats committed to the parade, NYPD bagpipers along with 16 music bands will lay the soundtrack for the parade.
The Bronx Trolley, a throwback to the days of pre-1930s travel, will also snail along Morris Park Avenue.
The parade steps off at noon from Morris Park Avenue and White Plains Road, and marches to a reviewing stand at Williamsbridge Road.
Prior to the parade, there will be a mass and a parade breakfast for the marchers sponsored by Mary Queen of Peace Council of the Knights of Columbus at St. Dominic Church.
The City Island Theater Group is seeking to cast the role of Lorraine in their upcoming production of THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTION: Lorraine: (35 – mid 40’s) Well known stage actress, not really as good as she thinks she is. Easily convinced.
AUDITIONS: Sunday, September 30th @ 7:00 p.m.
PERFORMANCE DATES: November 9 (Fri), 10 (Sat), 16 (Fri), 17(Sat) @ 8:00 p.m. & November 11(Sun) & 18 (Sun) @ 3:00 p.m.