Around Town: News from your neighbors

Around Town: News from your neighbors
Bobby Gonzalez
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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town.

Indian Of The Year

Bobby Gonzalez of Norwood has been chosen the 2018 New York City Indian of the Year by the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. The presentation will take place on Sunday, July 29 at 2 p.m. at the 40th Annual Thunderbird Grand-Midsummer Pow Wow at the Queens County Farm Museum.

This is a profound honor for me and the entire Taino community, he said.

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Chris Brannon was one of the first men to graduate from the College of New Rochelle’s School of Arts and Sciences at the Beacon Theater stage during the college’s 111th commencement.

The Fordham resident transferred from Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts to complete his degree at CNR School of Arts and Sciences, which became co-educational in 2016.

Health/Community Fair

I.S. 206 in University Heights will host their 15th annual Heath, Community and Multicultural Fair on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The school is located at 2280 Aqueduct Avenue.

The fair will feature community based organizations that have been selected and are geared to compliment the community’s needs. Vendors will showcase their services and provide handouts, pamphlets, flyers, question and answers and on-site registration.

A blood drive will be hosted by the American Red Cross and the New York Yankees, with Yankee tickets given to donors, according to event organizers.

The I.S. 206 PTA is looking for vendors who want to participate. You can reach out to Tracey Moret, school parent coordinator at or Carmen Sainz, parent teacher association at

Eid Prayer Event

The Bronx Muslim Center will be hosting the Eid prayer event at Bronx Park East near the Brady Playground at the intersections of Bronx Park East and Brady Avenue.

The center is expecting 5,000 people to attend the Friday, June 15 prayer, which will start at 8 a.m. sharp and end at 8:15 a.m.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.

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