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The Woodlawn Cemetery will host Lost at Sea II tour, offering visitors a fascinating new look at maritime disaster victims buried at Woodlawn. The tour will recount the historical context of the tragedies and visit the victims of several fated voyages, including the Titanic, the Luistania and the USS Jeanette. Dr. J. Joseph Edgette, Titanic scholar and professor emeritus at Widener University, will lead the tour on Sat., July 26, 2 pm. The tour participants should assemble at the cemetery’s Webster Avenue office, where Dr. Edgette will give a talk and share interesting historical images prior to beginning the tour. The tour costs $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Reservations are recommended. Call (718) 920-1470 for more information.

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The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture will show Rendition on Sat., July 25, 7 pm at the Meeting House, 4450 Fieldston Road.

Reese Witherspoon plays Isabella El-Ibrahimi, the American wife of Egyptian-born chemical engineer Anwar El0Ibrahimi (Omar Metwally) who disappears on a flight from South Africa to Washington. Isabella desperately tries to track her husband down, while a CIA analyst (Gyllenhaal) at a secret detention facility outside the U.S. is forced to question his assignment as he becomes party to the man’s unorthodox interrogation.

The running time is two hours and two minutes. Movie was written by Kelley Sane and directed by Gavin Hood. MPAA Rating. R for torture/violence and language.

Movies begin with an introduction and are followed by discussion. A donation towards the Film Club of $3 to $5 per person will be accepted at the door. The society reserves the right to provide an alternative film if a video is unavailable.

For more information call (718) 548-4445.

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This summer, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, presents the exhibition The Mouse House: Art from the Collection of Olga Hirshhorn, opening Sat., July 25, and on view through Sun., Oct. 18. The show reveals the remarkable private collection from the “Mouse House,” owned by Olga Hirshhorn, one of Greenwich’s most intriguing native daughters.

Olga Hirshhorn is the widow of famed art collector Joseph H. Hirshhorn, who together with his wife founded the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden that opened in Washington, D.C., on the Mall in our nation’s capital in 1974. Mrs. Hirshhorn, née Olga Zatorsky was born to working class Ukrainian immigrants, grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, and always has had close ties to the Bruce Museum. She recently reminisced, “Bruce Park was my playground, and the Bruce Museum was my classroom.”

The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, CT. For more information call (203) 869-0376.

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BX Indie presents two sets of free live music by salsa star Ray Viera of his work Trombao on Wed., July 29 at 7:30 and 9:30 pm at 52 Park/Teatro Miranda, located at Kelly Street between Avenue St. John and Leggett, hosted by 52 People for Progress, Inc. This concert is sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts and Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture.

Ray Viera was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Since childhood he has listened to the recordings of the great Soneros, such as Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, Ishmael Miranda, Chamaco Ramirez and Marvin Santiago. Collectively, these artists have inspired Ray to pursue his goals, combining their musical influences into his own vocal style and sensibility. Now he presents his latest endeavor, a refreshing and swinging production titled TROMBAO which he produced and composed nine of the ten songs. TROMBAO made it to the second round of the Grammy nomination process in 2008. Join us for the unique blend of musica by one of the new generation Soneros who blends the traditional style of Salsa with the flexibility of a crooner and a progressive, modern outlook.

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The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, hosts three days of exploration and experimentation focusing on Yellowstone National Park from Wed., Aug. 5, through Fri., Aug. 7, presented in conjunction with the launch of the Museum’s annual Science Lecture Series and co-sponsored by the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

On Wed., Aug. 5, at 10:30 am, Yellowstone Days at the Bruce Museum begins with children’s workshops and a short film. Children ages 6 to11 can learn about Old Faithful and the Geysers of Yellowstone National Park. Students will be briefed on the dynamic forces of the volcanic activity at Yellowstone National Park and then create replicas of Old Faithful eruptions.

On Thurs., Aug. 6, at 10:30 am, children ages 3 to 5 and their parents/guardians are invited to a story hour and workshop about Animals of Yellowstone. Participants will visit a special installation of animal mounts inside the Museum, hear about and explore the animals that live in Yellowstone National Park, and then create animal masks of their favorite animal.

All materials are included for both workshops. The fee for each workshop is $5 for museum members, non-members $7 per child. Reservations are strongly suggested; call the museum at (203) 869-0376. At other times, visitors of all ages can enjoy a 23-minute video presentation on the geysers of Yellowstone, which will run continuously in the Museum’s Education Workshop.

On Fri., Aug. 7, at 7:30 pm, the museum presents Dr. Jacob B. Lowenstern, who will present Volcanic Hazards and Current Geological Activity at the Yellowstone Caldera. Admission to the lecture is free to museum members and students with identification. The cost to non-members is $5 at the door. Reservations are recommended. Call (203) 869-0376, ext.420.

This is the first of a three-part Science Lecture Series which continues on Sun., Dec. 6, at 3 pm with Prof. James D. Webster of the American Museum of Natural History presenting Why Volcanoes Explode. On Sun., Mar. 7, 2010, at 3 pm, the series concludes with Prof. Katherine V. Cashman of the University of Oregon discussing A Tale of Two Eruptions: Mount St. Helens 1980-1986 and 2004-2008. The lectures are also supported by the Marjorie Sims Lawrence Memorial Fund and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Elser.

The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, CT. For information call (203) 869-0376, or visit www.brucemuseum.org.

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