City Island Sail and Power Squadron boating course
Bronx County Chorus concert
BRONX TIMES REPORTER,48 APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2019 BTR
Sana Bloch, MD, was elected assistant secretary
at the Medical Society of the State of
New York’s 213th Annual House of Delegates
Photo courtesy of the Medical Society of the State of New
The City Island Sail and Power
Squadron will run America’s Boating
Course, which meets New York State law
requirements for all persons between 10
and 18 years old, to successfully complete
an approved boating safety course in order
to operate a motorized boat, and of all
personal watercraft (PWC) operators who
must take a PWC safety course.
The course covers: boat handling
and terminology, navigational rules of the
road, sail and motor boating, emergencies,
and both state boating and personal
watercraft certifi cations.
The course will be held on three Tuesdays
on May 7, 14 and 21, from 7 to 9:40
p.m. at City Island Yacht Club, 63 Pilot
Street. The price for instruction is free.
The cost of supplied materials is $45.
For more information visit cityislandpowersquadron.
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The Second (Indianhead) Division
Association is searching for anyone who
served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division
at any time. For information about the association
and its 98th annual reunion in
Tucson, Arizona from September 18 to
22, contact Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.
net or call (224) 225-1202.
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The Church of the Master, located at
2783 Lafayette Avenue, will hold a Church
Tag Sale on Saturday, April 27, from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, from
noon to 6 p.m.
There will be a lot of to purchase at low
cost prices.Food will be available.
Service is at 11 a.m. and Bible Study
is at 10 a.m. on Sunday. All are welcome
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Dr. Sana Bloch was elected assistant
secretary at Medical Society of the
State of New York’s 213th Annual House
of Delegates meeting in Tarrytown on Saturday,
April 13. Dr. Bloch currently serves
as director of Neurology at Medalliance
Medical Health Service in the Bronx.
A board-certifi ed neurologist, Dr.
Bloch has more than 40 years of experience
specializing in the medical diagnosis
and treatment of head and spine dysfunction
and a full range of neurological
conditions such as headaches, seizures,
neuropathy, brain tumors, strokes and dementia.
He uses advanced balance testing
and balance therapy to aid fall prevention;
and VNG to analyze eye movements
and brain waves to test for various forms
of vestibular disorders.
A graduate of Yeshiva University, Dr.
Bloch received his medical degree from
Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He
completed his residency in Internal Medicine
at Lenox Hill Hospital and his residency
in Neurology at Albert Einstein. He
was chief of Neurology for 20 years at the
former Westchester Square Hospital.
Dr. Bloch holds an academic appointment
at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
as assistant clinical professor of
neurology emeritus and is a member of
the Montefi ore Medical Council. He was
a member of Governor Pataki’s Commission
An active member of MSSNY since
1980, Dr. Bloch has served on many committees,
including the House Committee
on Bylaws, the Long Range Planning
Committee, and the Task Force on Residency
Shortages. He is a former president
of The Bronx County Medical Society.
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Stop by the PSS City Island Center,
located at 116 City Island Avenue,
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Experience their exercise classes
from gentle yoga stretch, balance class,
arthritis workshop and tai chi as well as
the fi t for life and cardio fi t. They also offer
acrylic painting, calligraphy, canasta,
health presentations, singing group, and
parties. Lunch is served from noon to 1
p.m., suggested donation $2. The center
participants go on shopping trips every
day; i.e. Shop Rite, Dollar Tree, Target,
Kmart ,as well as theatre excursions, boat
trips, special luncheons and more. It’s
free to become a member but you must
be 60 years or above. For more information
contact Patty at (718) 885-0727 or
email email@example.com for their monthly
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Do you need help getting to and from
your medical appointments? Transportation
services are available to seniors
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
in community districts 9, 10, 11 and 12.
The program provides door-to-door service
for all medical appointments. Their
drivers are courteous and professional;
and their vehicles are clean and handicap
accessible, including wheelchair lifts.
For further information, contact Mildred
Cardona, program director of the
R.A.I.N. Transportation Program, at
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The Bronx Council on the Arts, in
its 2019 grant-making cycle, awarded
82 grant totaling over $300,000 through
its Community Engagement Grants program,
supported by funding from the New
York State Council on the Arts and the
New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs. Representative of the diverse
communities that make up our borough,
funded projects stand as a testament to
BCA’s commitment to arts and social justice
in the Bronx.
Each year, the Bronx Council on the
Arts provides individual artists and organizations
the opportunity to apply for
funds to support grassroots and organizational
community-centered arts and
culture projects. Through three distinct
grant programs, BCA fosters the continued
development of local artists and cultural
resources and persists in its responsiveness
to community needs.
New Work invites individual Bronxbased
artists to apply for a commissioning
grant for the creation of a new work in
a community setting and is designed to
increase support for local artist-initiated
activity, highlighting the role of artists as
important members of the community.
Four individual artists are selected each
year. This grant is made possible through
support from the New York State Council
on the Arts.
Arts Fund aims to develop Bronx artists,
artist collectives and small arts organizations
through its support of highquality
arts projects that engage Bronx
audiences in an array of artistic works
across all disciplines, genres and styles.
This grant is made possible through support
from the New York City Department
of Cultural Affairs.
Community Arts supports local arts
projects and activities through Bronxbased
artists and nonprofi t organizations,
enabling Bronx communities to experience
and engage with the performing, literary,
media and visual arts. This grant is
made possible through support from the
New York State Council on the Arts.
Applications for the 2020 grant cycle
will be available from BCA this summer.
More information on BCA and its grant
programs are available on www.bronxarts.
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NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s
largest public health care system serving
more than one million New Yorkers
annually, announced that the health system
was able to secure more than $2 million
in special loan forgiveness grants for
17 physicians in exchange for their commitment
to continue serving needy New
Yorkers in the Health + Hospitals system.
The 17 physicians – with specialties ranging
from psychiatry, pediatrics and emergency
medicine – currently practice in the
health system’s hospitals and community
based health centers. The Health + Hospitals
physicians will receive $40,000 per
year for up to three years to pay down
their medical school debt.
The grants were provided by the
state’s Doctors Across New York Physician
Loan Repayment program and will
result in more than 50 years of combined
service to support the Health + Hospitals’
comprehensive, multi-year redesign to
build a competitive, sustainable organization
that will continue to offer high-quality
and accessible health care to the people
of New York City. According to the Association
of Medical Colleges, the average
medical student loan debt was $192,520
in 2018; the average cost of four years of
medical school at a private institution was
more than $278,000.
The Doctors Across New York program
is a state funded initiative enacted
in 2008 to help train and place physicians
in underserved communities in a variety
of settings and specialties to care for New
York´s diverse population. The program
requires a 3-year service obligation for
a maximum amount of $120,000. On average,
the program issues 75 three-year
Those interested in becoming a primary
care physician at NYC Health +
Hospitals can learn more at docs4nyc.
With musical salutes to the
world of Disney, Bronx County
Chorus brings you ‘Disney Dazzle,’
Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. at
First Lutheran Church of Throggs
Come, and be entertained by
Bronx County Chorus at their
spring semester 2019 concert.
Hear many choral numbers and
solos from old and very new Disney
works: ‘Alice in Wonderland,’
and ‘Cinderella’ to ‘Lion King,’
‘Moana,’ ‘Mary Poppins,’ and
Additionally, the program includes
groups of songs from, ‘The
Little Mermaid,’ ‘Snow White,’
‘Pinocchio,’ and ‘Beauty and the
Then there are a bunch of
stand-alone songs like, ‘Small
World,’ ‘I’ve Got No Strings,’ ‘Zipa
dee-doo-dah,’ that you fi nd yourself
singing as you go about your
The spring 2019 program is
truly a montage of well-known
Disney songs sung by chorus members,
chosen by director, Miles
Fellenberg, and assistant director,
‘Neverland,’ with Bronx
County Chorus, awaits you Sunday,
Bronx County Chorus, the
oldest ecumenical chorus in the
Bronx, with 79 years of Bronx residency,
has a history of musical
diversity. Bronx County Chorus
(BCC) formerly Parkchester Chorus,
is a not-for-profi t 501(c)3 organization.
It is supported by the
Bronx Council on the Arts.
Membership is open to all twice
a year, September and at the opening
of the second semester in January.
Uniquely, members are of all
ages and backgrounds and members
come from all-over the Bronx
Rehearsals are held weekly on
Mondays, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at
First Lutheran Church of Throggs
Neck, 3075 Baisley Avenue. Once a
month, Sunday afternoon rehearsals
are held at First Lutheran
Semester dues are $40 per person,
$60 per couple and a $10 to $20
per person music fee.
Bronx County Chorus web site
address is: http://www.bronxcountychorus.
For more information write:
By bus, you can access the First
Lutheran Church by the Q50 or
Bx5 bus from Pelham Bay Station.
By car, a left turn from Tremont
Avenue going east, over Crosby
to Baisley avenues, will get you
there. Street parking is available.
For further information call:
(718-320-2790, and leave a message.