Bx Items

INVINCIBLE coming Saturday, June 21st, 2014 – 8PM to Lehman Center

Posted by BxNSPE on June 08, 2014  /   Posted in Bx Items
Back by Popular Demand!


A Spectacular, Multi-Media, Live Performance Honoring the Greatest Entertainer of All Time on this Very Special Fifth Anniversary!

Exclusive NYC Engagement

Saturday, June 21st, 2014 – 8PM

Tickets: $45, $40, $25 | Children 12 and under, $10 any seat

IT IS UNLIKE any other Theatrical Experience on the Planet! It is an emotional connection to Michael Jackson’s essence!
THE ONLY SHOW that brings back the spirit and the essence of seeing Michael Jackson Live again onstage! Three talented singers portray Michael at different stages of his dynamic career in this multi-media spectacular featuring his greatest hits.

The audience is raving about King Michael:

“I loved the show and I really hope you guys bring it back because I definitely wouldn’t mind seeing it again and again!”

“The show was outstanding! Please bring it back!”

“Amazing show! Congratulations Lehman Center!”

*Program Subject to Change

More info at: http://lehmancenter.org/th_event/invincible/

Remember that “engineer” at the box office or on the phone is good for $5/ticket discount.

Bronx Chapter and Borough President Diaz to Celebrate Bronx Engineering Achievements

Posted by GEng on May 02, 2014  /   Posted in Bx Items, Featured, Local Events, News

To help commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Bronx as a County in 2014, the Bronx Chapter of NYSSPE has been compiling a list of Engineering achievements associated with our Borough. In meetings with Borough President Reuben Diaz Jr. and his staff, the BP has expressed enthusiasm for this project that is expected to culminate in an exhibition in the Bronx County Courthouse Rotunda.

The Bronx Chapter’s team for this project is composed of Chapter President Jack Kleinfeld and chapter members Ed Sawchuk, Peter Piechicniski, and Gee Eng. A paid intern has been hired to provide research and documentation for the project. To date, $1200 in donations have been promised. Additional donations and help with the project is needed – if you wish to make a donation or contribute in any way – please contact Jack.

Here’s a partial list of the Engineering Achievements that are being considered for inclusion in this project. with brief notes about them.  Confirmation of inclusion in the list is subject to further research.

Hall of Justice

Kingsbridge Armory — Largest Armory in the country, maybe the world. New plans for ice skating rink.

Valentine-Varian House — First use of certain materials.

Yankee Stadium — both the new and the original “House that Ruth Built”.

Grand Concourse — Urban planning concepts, usage of underground pass ways under intersections with major cross streets, Art-Deco buildings.

Cross-Bronx Expressway — Much maligned but vital link for I-95.

NYC Water Supply System — Bronx components include the Jerome Park Reservoir/Pumping Station, Filtration Plant, and valve chambers.

Croton Aqueduct/Highbridge — One of the first supplies of drinking water in NY and still working.

Arbor House — Energy efficiency, LEED Platinum certified.

Bronx Subway System — use of innovative underground railway system.

Triboro Bridge — and all the other significant bridges connecting to other boroughs as well as intra-boro.

Orchard Beach — a Robert Moses creation that is a completely man-made beach.

Sound Engineering — technical advances that were part of the birth of hip hop in the Bronx.

Estey Piano Company — Oldest known piano factory in the Bronx. The Bronx was the piano manufacturing capital of the United States.

The Lorillard Snuff Mill — Tobacco manufacturing, example of the Bronx River used for industry.

Concrete Plant Park — Site of a concrete plant (1940-1987) – contaminated soil remediation and plans to use the silos for power generators.

Bronx Zoo Lion House — Renovation and reconstruction that earned LEED Gold standing.

New York (Bronx) Botanical Gardens — Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Cast iron structured green house. Complex heating and cooling systems. — Invention of Puffed Grains, initial development of the methods that lead to puffed wheat and puffed rice as breakfast cereals.

Mill Pond Park Powerhouse — first to receive gold LEED in New York.

Montefiore Medical Center — Energy innovations, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system.

Jordan L. Mott — Steel manufacturing in what is now Mott Haven. Patent for use of anthracite coal in steel manufacturing

Highbridge — Oldest standing bridge in the city being renovated for use as pedestrian park.

Van Cortlandt Park — Storm water treatment Comfort Station. 3D Laser scanning to provide topographic and utility image.

Lehman Day Care — Conservation of energy.

Suggestions are encouraged for other Engineering Achievements to be included. The achievements do not have to be structures or infrastructure. We are hoping to identify patents developed by individuals or business operating in the Bronx.

As part of Bronx Week (May 8 – 18, 2014) activities, there will be trolley tours of Bronx neighborhoods. This list with appropriate commentary will be made available for the tours. The ultimate goal with the list is to create an exhibit. The final form of the exhibit has not been determined – but may include a website, a museum quality exhibit for the Courthouse Rotunda or Bronx Museum or elsewhere, a video program, or an old fashion paper publication. The ultimate result will depend on financial and human resources available to carry out the project. Please help by making a donation or getting involved.



JOSÉ FELICIANO coming Saturday, May 10th, 2014 – 8PM to Lehman Center

Posted by BxNSPE on April 25, 2014  /   Posted in Bx Items


Light Your Fire this Mother’s Day Weekend!

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 – 8PM

Tickets: $45, $40, $25 | Children 12 and under, $10 any seat

An exhilarating mix of soft rock and Latin pop music with superb accompaniment on the guitar from the legendary singer-composer and virtuoso guitarist will sweep the concert series when José Feliciano returns to Lehman Center for a major concert celebrating Mother’s Day Weekend!

Feliciano has been acclaimed by critics around the world as “the greatest living guitarist.” Also referred to as “The Picasso of his Realm,” Feliciano’s accomplishments are highly celebrated. He’s been awarded over forty-five Gold and Platinum records; he has won nineteen Grammy nominations and earned nine Grammy Awards, including the LARAS Award for Lifetime Achievement.

*Program Subject to Change

More info at: http://lehmancenter.org/th_event/jose-feliciano/

Remember that “engineer” at the box office or on the phone is good for $5/ticket discount.

Paquito Guzmán coming Saturday, April 26, 2014 – 8PM to Lehman Center

Posted by BxNSPE on April 15, 2014  /   Posted in Bx Items

Paquito Guzmán

Special Guests, Raphy Levitt and La Selecta

Saturday, April 26, 2014 – 8PM

Tickets: $55, $50, $45

After a long musical career, creating unforgettable hits and a huge list of fans around the world, Paquito Guzmán Retires!
And prepared to celebrate a farewell concert and to celebrate big, brought from Puerto Rico as special guests the legendary Orchestra Raphy Leavitt and La Selecta a musical group with over 40 years of musical history.
A night full of memories, greatest hits, good salsa romantica, and contagious good HARD CORE SALSA.
A combination of good music that the fans will enjoy from start to finish.
Paquito will delight fans with his romantic and unique style. La Selecta with their unique stamp will be responsible for infecting everyone present. “25 Rosas,” “Esa Mujer,” “Ser Amantes,” “Jibaro Soy,” “Payaso,” and “Señora” are some of the hits that will make this event a great event.
Lehman Center is proud to present and be part of this great celebration. Don’t miss it!

More info at: http://lehmancenter.org/th_event/paquito-guzman/

Remember that “engineer” at the box office or on the phone is good for $5/ticket discount.

B.B. KING coming Saturday, April 19th, 2014 – 8PM to Lehman Center

Posted by BxNSPE on April 08, 2014  /   Posted in Bx Items


King of the Blues

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 – 8PM

Tickets: $100, $75, $65, $55
B.B. King is an icon of his art form and an American cultural ambassador in the truest sense. Drawing on his rural Mississippi roots and the work of Delta blues legends Charley Patton and Robert Johnson, he helped propel the blues into the electric era. In the process, he pushed a wave ridden by Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, and countless other guitarists worldwide over the last half century.

Far from being an unsung hero of his craft, he has been honored with a National Medal of Arts, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Kennedy Center Honor, the NEA’s National Heritage Fellowship, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 15 Grammy Awards, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He was rated among the Top 10 guitarists of all time by both TIME and Rolling Stone magazines.

Nearing age 90, he states simply, “I never use that word, ‘retire.’”

*Program Subject to Change

More info at: http://lehmancenter.org/th_event/b-b-king/

Remember that “engineer” at the box office or on the phone is good for $5/ticket discount.

RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET: DON QUIXOTE coming Sunday, April 13th, 2014 – 4PM to Lehman Center

Posted by BxNSPE on April 01, 2014  /   Posted in Bx Items


Epic Masterpiece of Chivalry and Comedy

Sunday, April 13th, 2014 – 4PM

Tickets: $45, $40, $25 | Children 12 and under, $10 any seat

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow in the late 1980s. This vibrant company is dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet but to invigorate tradition with developments from around the world. Based on an episode from Miguel de Cervantes’ famous novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha, the story follows its title hero, a middle-aged country gentleman absorbed with tales of chivalry, who sets out to defend virtue and punish those who violate the code of honor. With his servant Sancho Panza as his armor-bearer, he travels to Barcelona, only to mistake Kitri, an innkeeper’s daughter who is in love with a barber, for his dream-lover Dulcinea. A dance-packed feast of comedy, drama, romance, intrigue, betrayal and fantasy, Minkus’ rousing score endows each scene with rich atmosphere.

*Program Subject to Change

More info at: http://lehmancenter.org/th_event/donquixote/

Remember that “engineer” at the box office or on the phone is good for $5/ticket discount.

TAO: Phoenix Rising coming Sunday, April 6th, 2014 – 4PM to Lehman Center

Posted by BxNSPE on March 27, 2014  /   Posted in Bx Items

TAO: Phoenix Rising

Direct from Japan!
Explosive Taiko Drumming

Sunday, April 6th, 2014 – 4PM

Tickets: $35, $30, $25 | Children 12 and under, $10 any seat

Tao is Japanese Taiko drumming that has to be experienced live!
In this new production for North American audiences, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics raving about TAO’s precision, energy, and stamina. Tao has had hundreds of sold-out shows and more than a million spectators. The stars of TAO live and train at a compound in the mountains of Japan, reaching the highest level of virtuosity only after years of intensive study. The performers each bring nontraditional flair to the group by drawing on their diverse backgrounds: one as a hard rock musician, another gymnast, and yet another as a composer. They offer a young and vibrantly modern take on a compelling traditional art form.

*Program Subject to Change

More info at: http://lehmancenter.org/th_event/tao/

Remember that “engineer” at the box office or on the phone is good for $5/ticket discount.

Sleeping Beauty coming Sunday, Mar. 16, 2014 at 4PM to Lehman Center

Posted by BxNSPE on March 02, 2014  /   Posted in Bx Items


A Breathtaking Classic

Sunday, March 16th, 2014 – 4PM

Tickets: $45, $40, $25 | Children 12 and under, $10 any seat

Artistic Director
Sergei Radchenko

Audiences are transported to a storybook kingdom of fairytale princesses, malevolent witches, and true love’s kiss in this most cherished ballet. Considered the finest achievement of the classical ballet, the Moscow Festival Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty is the magical tale of a beautiful princess who waits in slumber to be awakened by the kiss of her prince. It is a grandiose and refined blend of the traditional mime, expressive pas d’action and spectacular divertissements in a lavish theatrical setting. Opulent costumes and sets, Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, and the elegant movements of these extraordinary dancers result in an evening of breathtaking artistry. Wishing to bring together the best of Russian ballet, Sergei Radchenko, legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, founded this esteemed company of leading Russian dancers in 1989.

*Program Subject to Change
More info at: http://lehmancenter.org/th_event/sleeping-beauty/

Remember that “engineer” at the box office or on the phone is good for $5/ticket discount.

Duelo De Exitos coming March 15, 2014 at 8PM to Lehman Center

Posted by BxNSPE on March 02, 2014  /   Posted in Bx Items

Duelo De Exitos

Salsa All-Stars Heat Up The Stage
Featuring Tito Rojas & Lalo Rodríguez

Tickets: $50, $45, $35

Get ready for salsa legends to bring down the house when Tito Rojas spars musically with Latin GRAMMY Award winner Lalo Rodríguez on the Lehman Center stage. Tito Rojas, known as el gallo salsero, has kept people dancing for decades with hits like Porque este amor, Señora de madrugada, Por mujeres como tu, and Condename a tu amor. Lalo Rodríguez will have you singing all night long to his hits like, Ven Devorame Otra Vez, Si, Te Mentí, Tu No Sabes Querer, and Despues De Hacer El Amor. Join us for a night to remember with these ‘dueling’ titans of salsa.

More info at: http://lehmancenter.org/th_event/duelo-de-exitos/

Remember that “engineer” at the box office or on the phone is good for $5/ticket discount.

Forever Freestyle 8 coming Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014 at 8PM to Lehman Center

Posted by BxNSPE on February 22, 2014  /   Posted in Bx Items


A Lehman Center Favorite!
The Latin-flavored ‘80s Dance Music Sensation!

Featuring Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, TKA/K7, Safire, Cynthia, and Johnny O. More to be announced!

Hosted by Sal Abbatiello & Speedy. Also featuring DJ Lucho, DJ 1st Class, DJ KYS & comedy by Mark Viera

Saturday, March 1st, 2014 – 8PM

Tickets: $100, $65, $60, $55

The freestyle phenomenon of the late 80’s featuring Stevie B “I Want To Be The One,” “Spring Love,” “Party Your Body,” “Dreamin’ Of Love;” Lisa Lisa “All Cried Out,” “I Wonder If I Take You Home,” “Can You Feel The Beat,” “Lost In Emotion;” TKA/K7 “Maria,” “One Way Love,” “Come Baby Come,” “Tears May Fall;” Safire “Don’t Break My Heart,” “Let Me Be The One,” “Boy, I’ve Been Told,” “Love Is On Her Mind;” Cynthia “Change On Me,” “Endless Night,” “Thief Of Heart;” Johnny O “Fantasy Girl,” “Memories,” “Dream Boy Dream Girl,” and more!

*Artists are Subject to Change

Produced by Sal Abbatiello of Fever Records & Lehman Center

More info at: http://lehmancenter.org/th_event/freestyle-8/

Remember that “engineer” at the box office or on the phone is good for $5/ticket discount.

^ Back to Top