Bronx Beat

The Fordham Road Business Improvement District announced that 76 BID businesses are participating in a special Holiday Shopping Promotion in which they will offer 10% public discounts (consumers must display one of the many BID sponsored newspaper/magazine advertisements, downloadable online coupons or a MetroCard at the time of purchases, some restrictions may apply) from Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 20. A portion of these businesses will also have extended shopping hours on each Friday until 9 p.m. during the promotion dates.

BID-sponsored print advertisements are running in the Bronx Times Reporter, the Daily News, the Mount Hope Monitor, the Norwood News and Time Out New York Magazine. There will also be web and on-air radio promotions and television commercials.

The participating businesses are:

24 Hour Fitness, 400 E Fordham Road; 4 Ever Shoes, 10 E Fordham Road; ABC Bartender Training Center, 2471 Morris Avenue, 2nd floor; AM Place, 2480 Grand Concourse; American Place, 1-9 W. Fordham Road; Angel’s Children Wear, 1 W. Fordham Road; Audio Town, 4 E. Fordham Road; Best Buy, 402 E. Fordham Road; Best Italian Pizza, 200-202 E. Fordham Road; Best Perfume Plus, 129 E. Fordham Road; Big Bang Leather, 137 E. Fordham Road; Big Jake’s Jewelry, 386 E. Fordham Road; Blimpie, 2519 Webster Avenue; Call Me Wireless, 2489 Grand Concourse; Cash Transactions Check Cashing, 2539 Webster Avenue; Champion, 135 E. Fordham Road; Cohen’s Fashion Optical, 138 E. Fordham Road; Cohen’s Gentle Dental, 1 E. Fordham Road, 2nd floor; Conway, 223 E. Fordham Road; CUNY On The Concourse/Lehman College, 2501 Grand Concourse, 3rd floor; Diamond City, 2496 Grand Concourse; Diamond Dazzlers, 377 E. Fordham Road; Dr. Jays, 215 E. Fordham Road, 368 E. Fordham Road; Dr. Jays Ladies, 237 E. Fordham Road; Electronic King, 2479 Grand Concourse; Electronic Mall, 390 E. Fordham Road; Emandee Shops, 302 E. Fordham Road; Estyle, 114 E. Fordham Road; Exclusive Cellular, 261A E. Fordham Road; Executive Dental Associates, 327 E. Fordham Road; Finish Line, 262 E. Fordham Road ($10 off purchases of $60 or more); Foot Locker, 226 E. Fordham Road ($15 off purchases of $75 or more); Footaction, 274 E. Fordham Road ($15 off purchases of $7 5 or more); Fordham Gold Mine, 50 E. Fordham Road; Fordham Road Jewelry Exchange & Mini Mall, 302 E. Fordham Road (10% off jewelry only); Fordham Road Pharmacy, 2 E. Fordham Road; Gem Pawnbrokers, 367 E. Fordham Road; GG Express Parking, 421 E. 189th Street.

Gold Palace Jewelry, 214 E. Fordham Road; Hot Point, 342 E. Fordham Road; I Love Angels Children’s Wear & Shoes, 2483 Grand Concourse; Imperial Carpet, 361 E. Fordham Road; Jet One Martial Arts Academy, 301 E. Kingsbridge Road; Kid City, 308 E. Fordham Road (10% off one single item); Kids World, 39 E. Fordham Road; La Moda, 256 E. Fordham Road; Legacy Home Fashion, 2510-2512 Grand Concourse; Lens Lab Express, 125 E. Fordham Road; Lucille Roberts, 2449 Morris Avenue, 2nd floor (10% off or a free gift); Marion Tattoos, 305 E. Kingsbridge Road, 2nd floor; Millennium 2000 Jewelry, 148 E. Fordham Road; Modell’s Sporting Goods, 31 E. Fordham Road; National Liquidation Ladies Apparel, 141 E. Fordham Road; Nine West Outlet, 305 E. Kingsbridge Road (10% off one item, one time use only); North End Wine & Liquor, 2509 Webster Avenue (10% off wine only); NYC Clothing, 2490 Grand Concourse; Original Products (Botanica), 2486 Webster Avenue; Oro-Uno Jewelry, 335 E. Fordham Road; PC Richard & Son, 2501 Grand Concourse; Pearle, 29 E. Fordham Road; Perfumania, 27 E. Fordham Road (10% off one single item).

Planet Earth Communications, 389 E. Fordham Road; Rainbow, 226 E. Fordham Road; Red Dragon Tattoos, 390 E. Fordham Road, 2nd floor (15% off); Right On, 124 E. Fordham Road; Ryan Furniture, 2 W. Fordham Road; Save-A-Thon Stores, 9 E. Fordham Road; Signature, 136 E. Fordham Road, 369 E. Fordham Road; Spectrum Jewelry, 263 E. Fordham Road; Splendid Deli, 387 E. Fordham Road; Sprint, 305 E. Fordham Road (10% off one accessory, 20% off two accessories); Top Concourse Electronics & Computers, 2486 Grand Concourse; Urban Eyes Optical, 390 E. Fordham Road (20% off); and Venezia Accessories, 305 E. Kingsbridge Road.

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Laura Napier’s artwork will be displayed at the Bronx Blue Bedroom, 309 Alexander Avenue, on Sat., Dec. 5, from 2 to 5 pm.

Visitors to the Bronx Blue Bedroom become part of the act. Experience appearance and disappearance, open and closed doors, and the enduring vision of the Bronx Blue Bedroom Project.

Napier’s artwork is often participatory in nature, with a focus on photography, video, surveillance, and performance. This installation will work directly with the social and physical spaces of the Bronx Blue Bedroom Project.

For more information visit

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The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture will show The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe on Sat., Dec. 5, 7 pm at the Society Meeting House, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway.

In the midst of an internal power struggle at a French secret service agency, Toulouse, the chief of the organization, plays a trick on Milan, a subordinate hungry for his job. Toulouse picks out a citizen at random and instructs his rival to keep close watch. Completely oblivious to what’s going on, the innocent suspect goes about his business, while all of his simple actions are being mis-interpreted by the ager Milan.

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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The Uptown Coffeehouse, 4450 Fieldston Road, presents Antje Duvekot on Sun., Dec. 6, at 5 pm. Admission is $15. Bronx Cultural Cards are accepted. For more information call (718) 548-4445.

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Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, in conjunction with Aurora Communications, Inc., presents Navidad Para El Pueblo, a Christmas celebration featuring the unique jibaro music from the mounts of Puerto Rico on Sat., Dec. 5, at 8 pm. The concert will feature Yomo Toro and El Topo Antonio Caban Vale. The artist will be backed by Zon Del Barrio. Choreographing the show is Gilda Rivera Pantoja. Twenty dancers will perform.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West. Tickets are $45, $40, $35 and $30 and can be purchased by calling (718) 960-8833.

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