ALIVE N KICKIN’ AT GJONAJ’S CONCERT AAOA HOSTS BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT
Albanian American Open Hand Association, Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association, Assemblywoman
Nathalia Fernandez’s Back to School All Hands Together Event was held on
Sunday, September 8 at Bronx Park East. Local students received brand new free backpacks
and school suppiles to help them prepare for the new academic year.
BOSTON SECOR HOUSES PLAYGROUND OPENING
Councilman Andy King joined NYCHA representatives and local youth in cutting the ribbon
for Boston Secor Houses’ new playground on Tuesday, September 3. During the event, King
also distributed backpacks and school supplies donated by Staples and Bronx CARES to
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Councilman Mark Gjonaj hosted legendary pop rock band Alive N’ Kickin’ at his Summer Concert
Series on Thursday, August 29 at City Island’s Ambrosini Field. Concert goers enjoyed
the band’s hit single ‘Tighter, Tighter’ and their crowd pleasing covers of contemporary pop
Gjonaj (l) and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto gave pinwheels and lollipops to guests.
Photo by Jewel Webber
Alive N Kickin’ had fun on stage while performing for their fans. Photo by Jewel Webber
Gjonaj (c) thanked everyone for attending the concert. Photo by Jewel Webber
PPNA and AAOHA members distributed backpacks to local students. Photo by Miriam Quin
(l-r) Albanelia, Annabella, Sana and Anthony Haxhia enjoyed receiving their school supplies
Photo by Miriam Quin
Councilman King (back, c) and residents were eager to test out the new playground.
Photo courtesy of Councilman Andy King’s Offi ce