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🎵 PRELUDE: Vámanos Pa’l Monte

In English, “Vámanos Pa’l Monte” means “Let’s go to the mountain.”  The 1971 song is “one of the most important recordings of Eddie Palmieri, who arguably was one of the foremost Latin pianists of the second half of the 20th century.”

Eddie Palmieri is an American Grammy Award-winning pianist, bandleader, musician, and composer of Puerto Rican ancestry who grew up in the Bronx. He is the founder of the bands La Perfecta, La Perfecta II, and Harlem River Drive. The legendary 85-year-old salsa musician has been performing to live audiences since he was eight years old!

Not only did I choose this song because of its danceable and joyful rhythms, but also because the lyrics remind me that the fall season is right around the corner. It’s the time of the year when city folk drive up north to enjoy Hudson Valley’s beautiful changing landscape. “Vámos Pa’l Monte” literally means “Let’s go to the mountain,” and the lyrics continue, “to the mountain to have a good time.” He describes leaving the city and heading to the countryside to enjoy the open space and fresh air and to have fun. 

The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx is kicking off its season with Eddie Palmieri and his Salsa Orchestra on Saturday, September 17, at 8:00 pm. 

— ELISA ZUCKERBERG, Founder of HearItThere.com, an online resource for live music events in the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County.

📰 ICYMI: This Week’s Features

Story Behind the Story: Local 9/12/01 Photo at WTC Site

White Plains Fire Department shares image for the first time

Healing Harmonies

How Music Therapy Helps Children Heal at Westchester’s Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

4 Local Things to Know This Week

Pleasantville development; a local coach’s passing; honoring those lost to suicide; Yorktown golf course flap

From Vietnam to Yorktown: Chau Vo’s Journey Home

One local man’s story of realizing the American Dream here in Westchester.

Your Best Bets: What to Do This Weekend

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: As Ukraine Braces for Winter, Yorktown Man Helps Get Coats to Kids

Country Children’s Center aids effort

📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief

  • Yorktown Highway Worker Dies After Being Hit by Car: A 28-year-old Yorktown Highway Department employee died Wednesday from injuries suffered when he was hit by a car while working on a drainage project on London Rd. (Examiner)

  • Westchester County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Swears in First Female President: The Westchester County Volunteer Firemen’s Association swore in its first female president Thursday night. (News 12)

  • Elmsford Resident First in Westchester with West Nile Virus: An Elmsford resident has been confirmed to be the first individual in Westchester County to be diagnosed with West Nile Virus. Westchester Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler reported the individual has multiple underlying medical conditions and is recovering at home. (Examiner)

  • 3 Westchester Men Among 5 Charged in Mob-Linked Gambling Ring: The indictment describes a large-scale online gambling business under the protection of the Luchese organized crime family. (Patch)

  • Rate of Pleasantville Development Sparks Concerns in Village: Frequent visitors to Pleasantville can easily recognize there have been significant development changes in the downtown in recent years. (Examiner)

  • Pay Transparency Coming Soon to Westchester County, New York: Westchester County’s salary transparency law, amending the local Human Rights Law, is set to take effect on November 6, 2022. The County law will require employers (with at least four employees), employment agencies, and labor organizations to include a minimum or maximum salary for a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity in the job posting or advertisement. (National Law Review)

  • Westchester to Create Garden to Remember Those Lost to Suicide: Mental health professionals and advocates typically make an even stronger push during September to educate the public during National Suicide Prevention Month. This year, Westchester County is going one step further. (Examiner)



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